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.


Advancement Assistant

This is a 10-month, full-time position that boasts comprehensive benefits and a salary commensurate with experience.

Position Summary

The Advancement Assistant reports to the Director of Institutional Advancement and supports the delivery of all services provided by the Advancement Office including admissions, development, marketing, communications, and community and parent relations.
 

40% Administrative 

  • Work independently, handle matters confidentially, analyze and solve problems in the Advancement office, and make decisions appropriate to the position. 
  • Adhere to cyclical deadlines and integrate on-going support for Advancement in order to deliver timely and high-quality work products in compliance with the academic calendar, enrollment cycle, fiscal year, and other deadlines as appropriate. 
  • Request agenda items for meetings, take minutes, develop action items for follow-up, finalize materials, and schedule presentations as appropriate. 
  • Assist in ensuring that scheduling requests from team members and from the community are completed in a timely fashion and clearly presented. 
  • Support operations, identify issues, and play an active role in developing solutions. 
  • Write, edit, and build electronic communications as needed. 
  • Support the Marketing and Communications Associate as needed in maintaining Gladwyne Montessori’s social media presence, as well as drafting and scheduling posts that follow content direction and priorities. 
  • Adapt from routine administrative duties to handling special situations seamlessly on a daily basis. 
  • Prepare and/or edit reports and area communications (essential and general) as needed. 
  • In partnership with the Director of Institutional Advancement, provide support and direction to Advancement volunteers, interns, and student helpers.  
  • As needed, schedule meetings and appointments on behalf of the Director of Institutional Advancement and Head of School.
  • Coordinate Development and Enrollment related conference calls, campus meetings, and off-site meetings as needed.

35% Events

  • In partnership with the School Secretary, support the Head of School and Director of Institutional Advancement in the logistics (facility, catering, decor, staffing, etc.) involved in planning and the successful execution of school events.
    • Establish timelines and tasks, work with outside vendors, coordinate event materials, and work within established budgets.
    • Manage event registrations and related communications.
    • Staff events (including weekends and evenings) as needed.

20% Customer Service 

  • Ensure that the tone, standards of professionalism and customer service reflect the values and service standards communicated by the Director of Institutional Advancement and Head of School. 
  • Respond to inbound calls and make outbound calls in support of Admissions and Advancement as needed.
  • Generate and support communications for Advancement areas, including: 
    • Admissions: Contracts, welcome packets, withdrawal documentation, etc.
    • Development: Annual Fund mailings, pledge reminders, acknowledgment letters.
  • Serve as point of contact and provide assistance to parents, donors, faculty, staff, and students who visit the office; resolve problems and/or refer to appropriate personnel. 
  • Engage in process improvement as needed.

5% Budget/Fiscal Responsibilities

  • Coordinate departmental budget aspect with the Business Office for all reimbursement and fiscal expenditures for Advancement. 

Qualifications

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong proficiency in Excel and the Google Suite
  • Ability to multitask and self-manage projects in a fast-paced, small administrative office
  • Ability to learn and become proficient in new programs and technologies independently and quickly
  • Well-developed writing, editing, and proofreading skills 
  • Experience in a customer service setting providing office or administrative support
  • Experience multitasking and working with frequent interruptions
  • Experience managing multiple projects
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent professional experience
  • Preferred: 
    • Experience working in a CRM
    • Basic photography skills 
    • Experience with independent school organizational structure/management systems and personnel 
    • Experience planning and organizing large (30+ people) events and/or meetings

The successful candidate will be a self-starter, strategic thinker, problem solver with a strong work ethic, and he/she will thrive in a high-performing, team environment. The ability to work evenings and weekends is expected.

Interested candidates: Submit a cover letter and resume:

Molly Robbins, Director of Institutional Advancement

Please note that proficiency assessments may be required as part of the interview process.


Makerspace Teacher

This is a 10-month, part-time position that boasts a salary commensurate with experience.

Teachers who do not have their American Montessori Society credential will be required to attend a Montessori Philosophy course prior to the start of the school year.

Position Summary:
  • Possesses a deep understanding of Design Thinking and provides a safe and open environment for learning, building, and experimenting through a variety of materials, tools, and techniques for making
  • Communicates and plans with classroom and other special subject teachers to align projects with current coursework
  • Plans and leads unique opportunities for students, including but not limited to clubs, projects, service opportunities, and fundraisers
  • Possesses foundational knowledge of and ability to teach coding and robotics for children at the K–6 level using a variety of materials
  • Possesses foundational knowledge of and ability to work with children in a woodshop designed for children in Pre-K–6th grade
  • Experience in laser cutting and 3D printing and incorporating this technology in meaningful ways to enhance student learning
  • Keeps the makerspace clean, well-stocked, and organized; maintains equipment and tools
  • Helps with general school duties like dismissal and recreation
  • Communicates professionally with co-workers and parents
  • Co-teaches the capstone project for the sixth grade class
  • Chaperone trips as needed and appropriate
  • Must be able to:
    • Lift up to 35 pounds
    • Move and organize classroom tables and chairs, move about the building as needed
    • Bend, squat, kneel with ease
    • Sit comfortably on the floor with children and on low chairs

Qualifications:

  • Must have a minimum of 2-years of experience working with children in Makers environment 
  • Must have Bachelor’s degree or higher in Education or related discipline
  • Must have knowledge of minimum standards, health and safety practices, social and emotional development and classroom management
  • Must be reliable, flexible, positive, patient, warm and enthusiastic about working as part of a team of adults and engaging with parents and caregivers
  • Must pass all required clearances
  • Must have a willingness and interest in attending Montessori Philosophy coursework

Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume, 3 letters of reference and an educational philosophy statement to:

Carrie Kries, Head of School

 


Teaching Assistant

This is a 10-month, full time position that boasts comprehensive benefits and a salary commensurate with experience.

Position Summary:

  • Maintains a clean and orderly classroom as directed by the Head teacher that aligns with the Montessori philosophy
  • Maintains a safe and stimulating environment for the children that aligns with the Montessori philosophy 
  • Assists children with all physical needs to be safe and clean in a respectful manner
  • Maintains, prepares or makes materials and environment as requested by the teacher
  • Participates in school functions and evening events as requested by Head of School
  • Assists in duties beyond the classroom as requested by Head of School
  • Assists all children who need guidance and direction in hallways, playgrounds and changing of classes or programs
  • Reads and abides by the policies and procedures of Gladwyne Montessori School
  • Engages children in peaceful, effective positive behavior support
  • Must be able to:
    • lift up to 35 pounds
    • sit comfortably on the floor with children and on low chairs
    • bend, squat, kneel with ease
    • Move and organize classroom tables and chairs, move about the building as needed

Qualifications:

  • Must have a minimum of 1 year of experience working with children in a Montessori environment
  • Must have Bachelor’s degree or higher in Education or related discipline
  • Must have knowledge of minimum standards, health and safety practices, social and emotional development and classroom management
  • Must be reliable, flexible, positive, patient, warm and enthusiastic about working as part of a team of adults and engaging with families
  • Must have a willingness and interest in pursuing Montessori teaching credential
  • Must pass all required clearances (PA Child Abuse, Pennsylvania Access to Criminal History, Federal Criminal History Background Check)

Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume, 3 letters of reference and an educational philosophy 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 June 24, 2020