The Montessori School, Kalamazoo

Head of School

Listed 16 June 2021

Position Description

The Head of School leads the school with oversight for the day-to-day operations, working collaboratively with the Board of Directors, staff, students, families, alumni and greater community. The Head of School is responsible for promoting the Montessori educational philosophy and ideals.

Principal responsibilities include:

  • Leadership,
    • Support, monitor and evaluate quality implementation of Montessori pedagogy, curriculum, and programs
    • Partner with the Board of Directors to create and implement a strategic plan and long-term vision
  • Management
    • Continuous process improvement with regard to educational philosophy, fiscal responsibility and regulatory requirements
    • Drive enrollment and student retention in all programs through development and execution of a strategic marketing plan
    • Lead talent acquisition attraction, selection and retention efforts
  • Communication
    • Oversee effective marketing, communications, and outreach through web, print, and social media to maintain and increase the school’s visibility  
    • Communicate achievements, progress, and milestones to the school community,  
  • Fund Development
    • Serve as chief development officer to plan, identify, cultivate, and secure funding resources to help the school fulfill its mission and strategic objectives
    • Monitor, report and evaluate resource and fund development outcomes

Position Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in a related field combined with 2+ years of educational leadership experience.  Master’s Degree and experience with Montessori classroom instruction preferred.  

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