The Montessori School of Raleigh (MSR) seeks an Elementary Assistant for the 2021/2022 school year. Under the general direction of the Director of the Lower School, the ideal candidate will assist classes at the elementary level during the school day and lead elementary after school care following school.
Status: Full time/Exempt Classification: Faculty Supervisor: Director of Lower School Location: In-person instruction at the Lead Mine Campus Hours: Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Adheres to AMS guidelines and professional standards
Ensures the safety and well-being of students in the classroom
Assists the Montessori Director/Directress to challenge each child to reach his/her fullest potential academically, emotionally, and physically in a prepared Montessori environment
Supports the work of the Montessori Director/Directress by assisting in the preparation of activity and project materials, maintaining the inventory of the classroom, and supervising student activities
Provides a supportive and collaborative partnership with the teacher by consistently communicating
Collaborates and participate within a divisional team and with interdisciplinary teachers
Maintains a supportive and collaborative partnership with administration and colleagues to assist with curriculum development and implementation within the context of the School's overall program and mission
Participates in ongoing professional development
Attends all required faculty and team meetings
Participates in before-care, after-care, lunch, recess, carline coverage, and/or parent education nights, as assigned
Assists the Montessori Director/Directress with maintaining and participating in a home/school partnership by being open to constant and consistent communication
Partners with the Student Support Team to ensure student success and developmental readiness
Committed to the mission of The Montessori School of Raleigh
Develops and maintains positive relationships with internal and external community members
Acts in a manner that emulates the school’s core values of respect, integrity, community, and love of learning
Other duties as assigned by the Head of School or Division Director
Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Education or a related field
Minimum two years teaching experience at the elementary level
Montessori credentials preferred (AMI or AMS)
Physical Requirements and Work Environment:
The Elementary Assistant can expect to:
Work in a fast-paced environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines, and a varied and diverse array of contacts
Work primarily in a traditional climate-controlled classroom environment, with periods of time outdoors
Supervise groups of students and regularly engage with parents, staff, and visitors
Occasionally lift up to 30 lbs.
Turn, bend, and reach.
It is the policy of The Montessori School of Raleigh to make employment decisions on the basis of qualifications for a specific job without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national or ethnic origin, age, veteran status, or the presence of a disability, except where such is a bona fide occupational qualification. Applicants are encouraged to confidentially self-identify when applying. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a reference check with current employer (or most recent employer if not currently employed) and background investigation.
MSR is accredited by AMS and SACS. The school offers competitive salary and benefits. Please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line of “Elementary Assistant - your last name.” No phone calls please.