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, 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.


Interim Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management

This is a 12-month, full time position that boasts comprehensive benefits and a salary commensurate with experience. A Masters degree is preferred.

Position Description:

The Director of Admissions, will work closely with the Senior Leadership Team to ensure that advertising, publicity and events related to the attraction of new students and the retention of existing students leads to an enrollment of 90% capacity or better, and ultimately a waitlist of 10 percent of the size of each program offered by the school. The Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management will report to the Head of School and with contributions of the Senior Leadership Team will lead, plan, direct and implement overall strategy for all student recruitment and retention initiatives on behalf of the school. The Director will oversee and actively participate in the creation, design, budget, and production of on- and off-site recruitment and retention efforts and events to support enrollment.

Responsibilities:
  • Foster and facilitate increased retention with existing enrolled students.
  • Advance the mission of the school by identifying, attracting and securing mission-appropriate families for each program level
  • Carry out all aspects of the admissions cycle:
    • Initiate contacts with prospective families
    • Conduct individualized tours for prospective families
    • Orchestrate and lead Open House events
    • Systematically and efficiently handle inquiries, applications and communications with prospective families
    • Schedule and organize student visits/interviews/observations/assessments as appropriate for each program offered by the school
    • Build and maintain relationships with current and past families
    • Develop appropriate recruitment strategies for prospective families
    • Move prospective families in an appropriate and timely fashion toward fully executed enrollment contracts
    • Maintain up-to-date records and keep relevant statistics on all aspects of the admissions and re-enrollment data
  • Act as a resource for the Head of School, Board of Trustees, Leadership Team and Faculty by leveraging school retention and recruitment events and initiatives while providing strategy to push these initiatives forward and seeing them to fruition
  • Identify and develop relationships with feeder schools to increase the pool of prospective mission-appropriate families
  • Promote opportunities for new families to feel welcome and oriented by establishing mentor family partnerships annually
  • Represent the school at appropriate conferences and events
  • Work with School Secretary to ensure Student Information Software system is up to date and accurate
  • Work with School Secretary and Director of Marketing and Communications to ensure that all admissions/enrollment related communications are sent in a timely and proactive fashion
  • Serve as a member of the Tuition Assistance Committee
  • Oversee Parent Ambassadors for the Admissions Office
  • Work with Head of School and CFO to develop and communicate accurate enrollment projections annually and maintain current and up to date records of these projections throughout each admissions cycle
  • Attend Board of Trustee meetings and provide reporting as requested
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School
Core Competencies:
  • Minimum five to seven years proven successful experience in admissions and enrollment management
  • Successful track record of data management, establishing and managing program waitlists and achieving full enrollment in a highly competitive independent school market
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, creative thinking
  • An eagerness and ability to interact with parents, students, faculty and staff, administrators, trustees, alumni and other friends of the school
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication skills and relationship building skills
  • Ability to understand and anticipate the needs and interests of various stakeholders: current parents, prospective parents, feeder schools, teachers, administrative colleagues, trustees
  • Proficient in a student information software, preferably Rediker
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member, prioritize work and meet competing deadlines while managing multiple tasks and maintaining a positive attitude
  • Demonstrated record of completing assignments
  • A willingness to work outside of “normal” business hours is essential as peak periods and special events necessitate some evening and weekend hours

Interested candidates should send resume, cover letter, three letters of reference, and a Philosophy of Independent School Admissions Statement to:

Carrie Kries, Head of School


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:
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 31, 2019