POSITION: ASSISTANT TO THE DIRECTOR OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Kingsley Montessori School | Boston, MA, United States

Posted Date 5/11/2020
Description

ABOUT US: Tentative start date - mid-June 2020
Located in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay, Kingsley is an independent day school guided by a unique blend of Montessori philosophy and innovative programming. Kingsley offers a Montessori education tailored to the talents, curiosity, and growth of each student. Our progressive, inquiry-based programs cultivate students’ social and academic development, and prepare them to advance successfully to top public and independent middle schools. Our program’s commitment to knowing every child and to partnering with parents propels each student to access his or her potential. 

 

POSITION: ASSISTANT TO THE DIRECTOR OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION 

The role is 7:45 am to 3:45 pm with occasional evening and weekend events that require attendance.

 

Support the Director of Early Childhood Education

  • Oversee daily operational needs for our Early Childhood Program (Toddler to K)
  • Run the front desk and maintain upkeep of the lobby at all times
  • Greet all visitors and direct them to the appropriate person or classroom
  • Manage attendance of all Early Childhood faculty and staff
  • Organize field trips, concerts, and other events for the Early Childhood Program
  • Manage paperwork and schedules in the hiring process for new faculty and staff at Early Childhood
  • Order all office supplies, classroom materials, and snack for the Early Childhood Program as needed
  • Manage schedules for the building and support staff. Collaborate on the Master School Schedule
  • Final read for all outgoing communications from the Director of Early Childhood
  • All ECE purchasing and subsequent coding and management of invoices
  • Collaborate with the Associate Director of Elementary Operations on projects including but not limited to: Whole School Calendar, Picture Day, outgoing communications, and summer projects.

 

Admissions Support

  • Participate in the re-enrollment process for all families, working closely with the Admissions Team
  • Provide support to the Admissions Team on an ongoing basis, but specifically between January and May
  • Assist with Admissions event planning and logistics

 

Early Childhood Operations & Human Resources Support 

  • Partner with the Director of Early Childhood and the Associate Head of School/CFO to manage building operations and safety protocols
  • In partnership with the Associate Head of School/CFO and HR Consultant oversee HR compliance in the Early Childhood Program
  • Provide support on the Blackbaud (My Kingsley) platform for the entire faculty

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 3 to 5 years experience in an independent school setting or customer-facing administrative role
  • BA/BS degree required
  • High competence with Google Suite and Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of platforms such as Blackbaud, Ravenna or Veracross preferred 
  • Experience with young children desirable
  • Demonstrated ability to share and embrace Kingsley Montessori School’s mission
  • Ability to work collaboratively with faculty to enhance curriculum and community 
  • Commitment to professional growth and best practices in education 

 

NECESSARY SKILLS

  • Strong organizational and data management skills 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Able to multitask, problem-solve and adapt successfully and effectively
  • Punctual and dependable
  • Trustworthy and able to maintain confidentiality
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; excellent telephone manner
  • Team player with a good sense of humor and a positive outlook
  • Willingness to deal with interruptions, and have a willingness to jump in and help in emergent situations for teachers, administrators, parents, or caregivers

BENEFITS: 

  • Competitive, independent school salaries 
  • Matching 403b plan 
  • Dental, Health, and Flexible Spending (FSA) 
  • Extensive, professional development opportunities, including Montessori training 
  • Qualified transportation program 
  • Kingsley tuition remission of up to 50% for eligible children of full-time employees

 

TO APPLY, CANDIDATES SHOULD SEND THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION* BY EMAIL: 

  • A cover letter describing your interest in the position with overview of your background and experience with children and education 
  • A current resume 

 

APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE SENT TO: 

Hilary Gillcrist, Associate Director of Elementary Operations — working@kingsley.org 

*Electronic file names must be in the following format: 

  • FirstName LastName CoverLetter Year 
  • FirstName LastName Resume Year
Credential Level
Administrator
Education Required
Bachelor's Degree
Job Type
Administrative
Position Type
Full-Time (12 mos.)
Phone(617) 226-4900

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