Amherst Montessori School is seeking a dynamic, positive, and collaborative leader to serve as our Head of School beginning July 1, 2019. The Head of School will be the face of Amherst Montessori School, both to our school community and to the surrounding community while balancing the myriad demands of running a small independent school.
The Head of School will work collaboratively and communicate effectively with our staff, children, families, and Board of Trustees. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
executing and supervising efficient management and daily operations of the school;
marketing educational programs;
recruiting, retaining, and developing high-quality staff;
complying with state regulations;
implementing a strategic plan;
nurturing our joyful and collaborative school culture;
implementing the mission of our organization;
fostering a strong school community;
developing and executing a fundraising plan;
ensuring overall financial budgets are created and adhered to; and
resolving challenging student/parent issues.
The Head of School's goal is to nurture a joyful and exemplary educational environment while maintaining our dedication to the Montessori pedagogy. The ideal candidate will have strong leadership skills, a flexible and solution-oriented approach to challenges, a passion for Montessori, and a dedication to the joyful education of children. The candidate also should possess exceptional emotional intelligence and people skills that foster positive, productive relationships with families and staff.
Amherst Montessori School is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status.
Preferred applicants should have five years of experience as a school administrator or director, or five years of leadership experience in another, related industry (such as a nonprofit community service agency). Experience with Montessori education and/or private school administration preferred. DEEC Director II certification or ability to acquire it is also preferred.
Interested candidates should send a resume, letter of interest, and three references to HOS-Search@amherstmontessori.org. All applications submitted before November 30, 2018 will be given full consideration. Salary range is $60,000 to $75,000 and will be commensurate with education and experience. Benefits include health and dental insurance, TIAA retirement, and generous tuition remission for qualified dependents.
Additional Salary Information: Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Benefits include health and dental insurance, TIAA retirement, and generous tuition remission for qualified dependents.
About Amherst Montessori School
Amherst Montessori School is an independent, non-profit school-serving children ages 3 months through 12 years. Founded in 1970, AMS is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, nestled in the Mt. Holyoke mountain range. This is a beautiful and culturally rich part of New England, and is a wonderful place to live and raise a family.