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Head of School - (Childcare Director)

Company: Guidepost Montessori
Location: Ashburn
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

We're now hiring an experienced leader to join our growing team as Head of School.Guidepost Montessori is a community of educators who are driven by a deep desire to bring about widespread change in education today. We believe that the traditional method of education used in most schools is antiquated, outdated, and broken. To meet the needs of today's students and to bring about true progress in the world around us, we need an education model that fosters independence and develops competent, capable, action-oriented thinkers and change agents. To that end, we are committed to dramatically increasing the amount of high-fidelity, authentic Montessori programs, not only in the U.S., but around the globe!The Head of School PositionWe are looking for a leader who shares our passion for the Montessori method and has the talent and perseverance required to quickly grow enrollment, attract and retain great staff, build a strong parent community, and ensure the educational experience for each child in every classroom is of the highest standard. As the Head of School, you'll be responsible for providing leadership to the entire campus team.Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:Developing a strategic plan for the campusCreating a strong culture that embodies the mission of our organizationBuilding a strong community among staff, parents, and childrenEnsuring delivery of an exceptional programEnsuring overall profitability targets are met (including managing campus budget)Working with the Assistant Head of School to ensure enrollment targets are metHiring, supporting, developing, and managing teaching staffWhat we offer:Ongoing professional developmentA network of supportive peers and mentors who regularly share best practicesCareer growth and promotion opportunitiesA competitive salaryHealth, dental, and vision insurancePaid time off and paid holidays100% tuition discount for two children at any school within our network (we serve children 3 months through 12th grade)The opportunity to contribute to a high-quality educational program that serves the individual needs of each childBecause we are a private, for-profit organization, this role does not require fundraising nor managing a Board of Directors!We'd love to talk with you if you possess:Early childhood education leadership experiencespecifically you've obtained a minimum of 6+ months managerial experience orienting, training, and scheduling team membersVA Director Qualifications:A Bachelor's degree in a child-related field and one year of programmatic experienceA Master's degree in a child-related field and 6 months of programmatic experienceA certification of qualification from an internationally or nationally recognized Montessori organization and 2 years of programmatic experiencethrough a combination of other specific education and programmatic requirements.Strong organizational skills and attention to detail with a focus on resultsExceptional written and verbal communication skillsAn aptitude for creating a warm and benevolent team cultureStrong leadership and the ability to make the tough decisions with limited informationA passion for getting education right through the Montessori pedagogyWe will prefer you over other candidates if you have:Experience teaching within a early childhood education settingExperience as an Admissions, Administrative, Program or School Director for a preschoolFamiliarity with the Montessori method of education or a Montessori certificationGuidepost Montessori is a project of Higher Ground Education. You can learn more about our mission by visiting

Keywords: Guidepost Montessori, Germantown , Head of School - (Childcare Director), Executive , Ashburn, Maryland

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