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Date Posted: 11/12/2018
Last updated: 11/12/2018 3:50:57 PM


Kawartha Montessori School
2247 Burnham Line
Otonabee-South Monaghan, (Peterborough), ON
K9J 6X7

Phone: 705-748-5437
Fax: 705-748-6674

Web: www.kawarthamontessori.com

Job Posting:  Head of School - Kawartha Montessori School 

Kawartha Montessori School (KMS) has been providing an authentic Montessori education in Peterborough and the Kawarthas for 36 years.  A not-for-profit organization with a staff who are passionate Montessori educators and administrators, KMS is the only CCMA accredited school in the Kawartha Region. The passion and commitment of our team of educators is truly exceptional, providing a diverse learning experience on a 10-acre rural school campus just a few minutes’ drive east of Peterborough, Ontario. Our mission is to provide an authentic Montessori education that emphasizes the whole child within an environment that inspires the pursuit of academic excellence and the development of socially responsible citizens.  With over 100 engaged students at our school, we provide a Montessori education from age 30 months through to Grade 8.  

We are looking for a Head of School who shares our vision for an authentic Montessori learning environment and has the motivation, talent and perseverance to lead our school through the next phase of development. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the ideal candidate will be responsible for implementing strategic initiatives and managing all operational aspects of the school.  The ideal candidate will be available to start in July 2019 or earlier.

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• The HOS is the spokesperson for KMS with all its internal and external members including students, parents, staff, alumni, neighbours, business community, governmental agencies, and local, provincial, and national educational organizations and accrediting agencies.

• Lead and manage the pre-school and elementary programs to ensure exceptional educational experience for each child.

• As an ambassador for KMS within the community, the HOS ensures that the annual enrolment growth targets are met.

• Ensure the school maintains a high-quality authentic Montessori learning experience for each enrolled student.

• Create and foster a positive, constructive and engaging work environment for all staff, including attracting and retaining great staff, managing staff contracts and balancing staff to meet program requirements.

• Build a strong, engaged parent and volunteer community.

• Manage the relationship with the educational regulatory bodies in Ontario and ensure provincial educational requirements and regulations are met.

• Manage an operating budget to ensure that KMS remains financially strong.  

• Manage fundraising campaigns in a not-for-profit environment.

• Work with the volunteer Board of Directors to implement the strategic plan.

• Maintain a strong administrative team and faculty through effective recruiting, development and performance management of the employees of the school.

• Problem-solve student, parent, and staff issues collaboratively.

• Create and implement a marketing strategy that builds awareness and grows the school’s profile within the community.

• Working with Administration, the HoS will ensure KMS always remains a Montessori accredited school.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS

• Minimum of a Bachelor of Education Degree 

• A minimum of two years of experience as a school administrator, principal, or vice principal with significant classroom experience.

• Proven success in both teaching and administrative and leadership positions in an educational environment 

• Demonstrated experience in budget management and reporting, scheduling, and school operations  

• Excellent communicator with faculty, staff, students, parents, and other stakeholders to achieve the school mission and to support the school community  

• Passion for building and maintaining strong team environments 

• Excellent interpersonal skills and experience working with diverse stakeholders.

• Experience leading organizational change and strategic initiatives.

• Must be currently eligible to work in Canada.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

• Diploma at any level from: Association Montessori International, American Montessori Society, Montessori Teachers College or Toronto Montessori Institute.

• Experience teaching in an accredited Montessori classroom. 

• Familiarity with Ontario elementary curriculum as well as Ontario Ministry of Education requirements and regulations.

BENEFITS

• Competitive salary and benefits package

• Professional development opportunities

• Rural and small city community in the heart of Kawartha Cottage Country, affordable and diverse community, 10-acre campus with direct access to provincial park.

• Tuition discount for dependents attending KMS.

Interested candidates may submit a letter of interest summarizing leadership vision, experience in education and familiarity with Montessori pedagogy, along with resume to email address: Board@kawarthamontessori.com.  Please ensure to address how each of the essential and preferred qualifications are met.  For more information on KMS, visit the website - https://kawarthamontessori.com and our Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=kawartha%20montessori%20school 

 
Kawartha Montessori School…where brilliant futures begin.


Principal / Head of School - Peterborough, ON

HEAD of SCHOOLS

Date Posted: 7/6/2018
Last updated: 9/28/2018 12:06:11 PM


OMS Montessori (OMS) has been providing an authentic Montessori education in our nation’s capital for over 50 years. A non-profit organization with a staff of over 50 passionate Montessori educators and administrators, OMS is one of 3 CCMA accredited schools in the Ottawa area. The passion and commitment of our team of educators is truly exceptional, with many members having dedicated decades to our organization and our organization’s mission.

With almost 300 engaged young people at our school, we provide a Montessori education from 18 months of age through 18 years in both official languages. OMS is unique in the Ottawa area in providing a high school program based on Montessori principles. The Element High School, a part of OMS, has been in operation since 2003 with Junior High students (grades 7/8), and since 2015 with the High School (grades 9-12).  

We are looking for a Head of Schools who shares our vision for an authentic Montessori learning environment and has the talent and perseverance to lead the comprehensive educational offering we provide to the community. Reporting to the Chairman of the Board of Directors, the ideal candidate will be responsible for all aspects of the operations of the schools across both campuses. This includes growing enrollment, attracting and retaining great staff, sustaining a strong parent community, and ensuring an exceptional educational experience for each child.

The ideal candidate will be available to start after the close of the 2018/2019 school year or earlier.

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead and manage the pre-school, elementary and high school programs.
  • Ensure the school maintains a high-quality authentic Montessori learning experience for each enrolled student.
  • Create and foster a positive, constructive and engaging work environment for all staff.
  • Deliver educational programs in both official languages (French and English).
  • Build a strong group of engaged volunteers from the parent community.
  • Manage the relationship with the educational regulatory bodies in Ontario and ensure Ontario educational requirements and regulations are met.
  • Manage an operating budget in excess of $4 million and ensure that OMS remains financially strong.
  • Be an ambassador for OMS within the community and ensure that the annual enrolment targets are met.
  • Work with the volunteer Board of Directors to implement the strategic plan.
  • Maintain a strong administrative team and faculty through effective recruiting, development and performance management of the employees of the school.
  • Problem-solve student, parent, and staff issues collaboratively.
  • Create and implement a marketing strategy that builds awareness and grows the school’s profile within the community.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • A minimum of two years of experience as a school administrator, pre-school director, school director, principal, or vice principal with an additional minimum of 5 years classroom experience.
  • Experience in leading and evolving a high performing organization.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills in the English language.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and experience working with diverse stakeholders.
  • Experience leading large scale organizational change and strategic initiatives.
  • Experience managing the relationship with a government educational regulatory body.
  • AMI diploma or equivalent
  • Must be currently eligible to work in Canada.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience teaching in an AMI Montessori classroom.
  • Familiarity with Ontario elementary and high school curriculum as well as Ontario Ministry of Education requirements and regulations.
  • Fluent in French.  
  • Graduate Degree

BENEFITS

  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Capital city amenities, affordable and diverse community, surrounded by green belt and 300KM + of walking/biking paths.
  • Tuition discount for dependents attending OMS and The Element.

Interested candidates may submit a letter of interest summarizing leadership vision, experience in education and familiarity with Montessori pedagogy, along with resume to email address: executive@omsmontessori.com. Please ensure to address how each of the essential and preferred qualifications are met. You may also request a more detailed job description.

Please note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. For more information on OMS, visit the website - http://www.omsmontessori.com/en/  and our facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=ottawa%20montessori%20school


Principal / Head of School - Ottawa, ON


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