Job Opening for 2024-25

Preschool Administrative Director in San Jose, California, US

Preschool Administrative Director
Mandala Children’s House is a Non-profit Montessori Preschool with California Dept. of Social Services (CDSS) Contract

We are a long-standing non-profit Montessori preschool program located in the east foothills of San Jose, CA. We are dedicated to teaching the whole child while also supporting our families and staff. We serve a diverse population including low-income children.

We seek a warm and personable Preschool Director who is skilled at supportive leadership, collaboration, and community building. We have a strong staff culture that values respect, teamwork, and mutual care and support.

Our mission statement is: “Nurture the Child. Support the Family. Nourish the Staff.” We will soon celebrate our 50th Anniversary. We are seeking a candidate who will align with these values and help us carry the mission of our school forward.

We’re looking for:
∙       Warm and friendly presence with excellent “soft skills”
∙       Relationship-builder
∙       Good listener and problem-solver
∙       Comfortable relating to parents
∙       Strong verbal and written communication skills
∙       BA Degree in Child Development or related subject
∙       Teaching Credential or Master’s Degree in Education or Educational Administration (or related field)
∙       Program Director Permit
∙       Montessori experience
∙       Experience in the early childhood field

Responsibilities include:
∙       Support and model the school’s mission, philosophy, and values
∙       Provide administrative guidance and vision
∙       Oversee the entire preschool program
∙       Foster teamwork in the teaching and administrative staff
∙       Manage enrollment, registration, admissions, and orientation
∙       Support and supervise staff to encourage self-growth
∙       Build community with families
∙       Collaborate with Bookkeeper on budget, salaries, human resources, and finance
∙       Collaborate with Childcare Program Manager on our CDSS contract program
∙       Collaborate with Board of Directors in leadership of the school

35-40 hours/week   M-F
Position starting pay $75-85,000 year with Benefits

Confidence can sometimes hold us back from applying for a job. Mandala is a place where everyone can learn and grow. So, whatever background and experience you bring with you, please apply if this role would excite you to come to work every day. We are eager to work with and mentor a passionate candidate.

Please include a cover letter with your resume.
Send resume and cover letter to Board Chairperson:

Special qualifications:
Program Director Permit

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This service is provided as a courtesy by The Center for Guided Montessori Studies.
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