Executive Director

Montessori Children's School | Jacksonville, NC, United States

Posted Date 5/10/2019

Montessori School Executive Director

Montessori Children’s School seeks an Executive Director. MCS is located in Jacksonville, North Carolina and serves children ages 1 to 12 years.  We have an exceptional Montessori community, a strong school Board, financial health and a diverse and supportive parent body.  The school is a nonprofit organization and has been thriving since 1997.

We seek an energetic leader who will embrace our mission, bring commitment and vision to the continued development of our school, and who can meet the challenges of leading a school.  


The successful candidate will be an experienced leader who:

  • Has a strong commitment to authentic Montessori practice
  • Has a proven record of successful relationship building and a willingness to serve as the school’s chief ambassador
  • Is business minded with an ability to make sound operational decisions in the interest of the financial stability and long term success of the school
  • Is strategic, visionary, and creative
  • Has strong administrative experience
  • Employs a decision making style that is inclusive and confident
  • Is an effective and comfortable communicator
  • Is accessible, visible, and able to connect with both the students and adults in the MCS community
  • Fundraising and development experience is strongly preferred

The ideal candidate will possess a BS or BA from an accredited college or university and a demonstrated ability to strengthen or build programs in a school setting through effective leadership. Montessori experience and training is preferred but not required. Montessori Children’s School values community and the most successful candidate will possess a personal commitment to valuing and fostering the strong, supportive, and caring community that characterizes MCS.

Montessori Children's School is situated minutes to the beach in coastal Carolina.  The school is set back in a quiet cul-de-sac and has a beautiful natural outdoor environment.  This is an exciting opportunity to become a key member of a wonderful and continuously growing Montessori community. 

Please direct any questions or send cover letter and resume to:

MCS Hiring Search Committee


Montessori Credentials Held
Credential Required (level not specified)
Education Required
Bachelor's Degree
Job Type
Position Type
Full-Time (12 mos.)
Phone(910) 938-3826

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