Head of School

Montessori School of Champaign-Urbana | Savoy, IL, United States

Posted Date 7/26/2019

Head of School: The Montessori School of Champaign-Urbana (MSCU) is seeking a leader who shares our passion for Montessori education and has the talent and perseverance required to attract and retain great staff, connect with our strong parent community, and ensure the educational experience for each child in every classroom is of the highest standard!

 As the Head of School, you will be responsible for providing leadership to and working collaboratively with staff, parents, and children. You will also be responsible for effective communication and collaboration with the Board of Directors. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: executing efficient management of the school, developing a strategic plan for the school, maintaining our collaborative school culture and implementing the mission of our organization, building a strong community with staff, parents, and children, developing and executing a fundraising plan, ensuring overall financial budgets are followed, maintaining/growing enrollment, recruiting and developing faculty and staff, resolving challenging student/parent issues, and more.

 Background and Experience: Applicants should have a passion for Montessori education along with 5+ years of experience as a school administrator or director, or 5+ years of leadership experience in another industry. Experience with Montessori education and/or private school administration preferred. Applicants should have strong communication skills, aptitude for creating a team culture, and a passion for the Montessori approach.  AMS/AMI certification preferred.

 Application Procedure: Please submit resume, statement of educational philosophy, and three references to mscusearch@gmail.com. The search is on-going; a member of the search committee will follow-up will all applicants, as soon as possible. Salary and compensation is competitive, commensurate with education and experience.

 Who We Are: The Montessori School of Champaign-Urbana (MSCU) is a non-profit organization, founded in 1962, which uses the child-focused and child-led educational philosophy developed by Dr. Maria Montessori. MSCU offers a variety of different programs for families including, Toddler (starting Fall 2018), Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary (grades 1-6). We have a diverse student body with representation from over fifty countries. MSCU is committed to providing a comprehensive Montessori education with a highly trained staff that guides students toward becoming confident, creative, empathetic, culturally aware, and responsible children who are nurtured toward having a lifelong love of learning. To learn more about our school please visit our website: http://www.montessorischoolofcu.org/


Credential Level
Credential Required (level not specified)
Education Required
High School
Job Type
Position Type
Full-Time (12 mos.)
Phone(217) 356-1818

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