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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.


Business Office Assistant

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. Business Office Assistant 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 Business Office Assistant supports the delivery of all services provided by the Business Office including accounting, finance, payroll, human resources, facility and technology oversight.

Primary Responsibilities:

Perform accounting and clerical functions to support Business Manager and Chief Financial Officer:

  • Research, track, and resolve accounting problems
  • Reconcile bank statements
  • Transmit Payroll
  • Bookkeeping and data entry
  • Support accounting personnel
  • Budgeting
  • Create new hire files and maintain existing employee files
  • Prepare financial aid files for committee review
  • Disseminate HR information to employees
  • Assist with open enrollment of benefits and benefit changes occurring throughout the year
  • Filing and record retention
  • Maintaining general ledger system
  • Reconcile benefits invoices – ensure proper billing for enrolled employees
  • Carry out tasks as assigned by the Chief Financial Officer
Requirements:
  • 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 in Accounting (or concentration in Accounting)
  • At least 3 years of experience in bookkeeping and accounting
  • Ability to work effectively with a variety of stakeholders

Reports To: Chief Financial Officer

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt


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


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 August 16, 2017

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