Career Opportunities

Interested in learning more about joining Gladwyne Montessori?

Founded in 1962, we are one of the country's oldest Montessori schools. Our unique facilities feature sunny, spacious classrooms, a computer lab, libraries and gymnasium. Located just six miles outside of Philadelphia, our teachers make extensive use of the area's rich cultural and environmental diversity.

Gladwyne Montessori is always accepting resumes for experienced, Montessori credentialed educators for our Infant-Toddler, Primary, and Elementary programs.

Attractive salary and benefits package, including health, dental, long term disability, 403B and tuition remission. Must show ability to work collaboratively for the benefit of each child and the school, as well as commitment to professional development and growth.


Development Assistant (part-time)

With Dr. Maria Montessori’s research-based philosophy and curriculum as our foundation, we provide toddlers to adolescents an authentic, individualized learning experience that cultivates an unparalleled depth of knowledge. The Development Assistant (part-time) has the unique opportunity to work with an exceptional team of professionals to elevate this well-established, highly loved and respected school to heights that ensure both its longevity and continued wide-spread impact. Gladwyne Montessori is the education of the future… Here. Now.

Position Summary:

The primary role of the Development Assistant is to support individuals and organizations participating in Educational Improvement Tax Credit Programs and/or the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit Program.

Primary Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Director of Institutional Advancement, the Development Assistant (part-time) will:

  • Develop and / or maintain expertise on EITC and OSTC funding guidelines and application processes
  • Develop relationships with state EITC and OTSC liaisons, maintaining an open line of communication for questions and program updates
  • Provide excellent support for existing and prospective EITC and OSTC participants
  • Identify and reach out to prospective participants
  • Track and report on EITC and OSTC participants, applications and distributions
  • Prepare briefing materials and assist with meeting preparations for the Director of Institutional Advancement and the Head of School as appropriate
  • Coordinate broad-based and individual participant appreciation and stewardship efforts
  • Assist with additional tasks and projects as assigned by the Director of Institutional Advancement
Requirements:

  • Experience and/or ability to navigate legislative policies and follow fundraising procedures
  • Excellent sales and customer service skills
  • Proficient in Excel and other Microsoft applications
  • Able to work independently and efficiently manage multiple tasks
  • Conscientious and detail-oriented
  • Strong communication and analytical skills
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in a professional work environment
  • Ability to work effectively with a variety of stakeholders
  • Ability to adjust work schedule during peak periods of the year

Reports To: Director of Institutional Advancement


Part Time Librarian

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 8:30 am-3:00 pm

With Dr. Maria Montessori’s research-based philosophy and curriculum as our foundation, we provide toddlers to adolescents an authentic, individualized learning experience that cultivates an unparalleled depth of knowledge. The School Librarian has the unique opportunity to work with an exceptional team of professionals to continue to elevate this well-established, highly loved and respected school to heights that ensure both its longevity and continued wide-spread impact. Gladwyne Montessori is the education of the future… Here. Now.

Qualifications:
  • A master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association (or from a master’s level program in library and information studies accredited or recognized by the appropriate national body of another country)
  • A highly qualified candidate will also hold appropriate state certification as a school librarian and have completed a teacher preparation program and/or educational degree.
Job Goals:
  • To empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information
  • To instill a love of learning in all students and ensure equitable access to information
  • To collaborate with classroom teachers and specialists to design and implement lessons and units of instruction, and assess student learning and instructional effectiveness
  • To provide the leadership and expertise necessary to ensure that the school library program is aligned with the mission, goals, and objectives of the school and is an integral component of the learning/instructional program
Roles & Responsibilities:

Leader

As a leader the school librarian creates an environment where collaboration and creative problem solving thrive. The school librarian is an excellent communicator who instills enthusiasm in others by making them feel that they are important members of a team. Strong leaders foster an environment of creativity, innovation, and openness to new ideas, welcoming and encouraging input from others to create consensus. They anticipate future obstacles and continually retool to meet challenges. The school librarian demonstrates his or her role as a visible and active leader within the school community, and a professional member of the school library community by:

  • Serving on decision making teams in the school
  • Taking an active role in school improvement and accreditation activities
  • Sharing expertise by presenting at faculty meetings, parent meetings, and school board meetings

Instructional Partner

As an instructional partner the school librarian works with teachers and other educators to build and strengthen connections between student information and research needs, curricular content, learning outcomes, and information resources. The school librarian demonstrates his or her role as an essential and equal partner in the instructional process by:

  • Collaborating with teachers and students to design and teach engaging inquiry and learning experiences and assessments that incorporate multiple literacies and foster critical thinking
  • Participating in the implementation of collaboratively planned learning experiences by providing group and individual instruction, assessing student progress, and evaluating activities
  • Joining with teachers and others to plan and implement meaningful experiences that will promote a love of reading and lifelong learning
  • Providing and planning professional development opportunities within the school for and with all staff

Information Specialist

As information specialist, the school librarian provides leadership and expertise in the selection, acquisition, evaluation, and organization of information resources and technologies in all formats, as well as expertise in the ethical use of information. The school librarian ensures equitable access and responsible use of information by:

  • Modeling effective strategies for developing multiple literacies
  • Understanding copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property, and assisting users with their understanding and observance of the same
  • Organizing the collection for maximum and effective use

Teacher

As a teacher, the school librarian empowers students to become critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information. The school librarian supports students’ success by guiding them in:

  • Reading for understanding, for exposure to diversity of viewpoints and genres, and for pleasure
  • Using information for defined and self-defined purposes
  • Building on prior knowledge and constructing new knowledge
  • Embracing the world of information and all its formats
  • Working with peers in successful collaboration for learning
  • Constructively assessing their own learning and the work of their peers
  • Becoming their own best critics


Substitute Teachers

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Our substitute teachers will always be working with at least one member of our teaching staff and should defer to these members of the teaching team for following procedures and protocols.
  • Communicate with the teacher or assistant regarding incident, illness, concerns at the conclusion of the day
  • Take attendance according to the procedures of the school
  • Facilitate a thoughtful and peaceful classroom
  • Adhere to all procedures, guidelines, and policies followed by teachers in line with recommended employee handbook
Requirements:
  • Current clearances
  • Teaching certificate preferred
  • Positive, successful teaching experience with pre-school through elementary students
Additional Information:
  • $12-16 per hour, depending on experience
  • We will provide necessary (paid) training prior to formal service to the school.

Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to:

Carrie Kries, Head of School

Gladwyne Montessori does not discriminate in admission, financial aid, administration of its educational policies and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religious creed, disability, ancestry, national or ethnic origin, limited English proficiency, age, gender, sexual orientation, or marital status.

Updated September 27, 2017

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