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Employment Opportunities

Summit Montessori welcomes inquiries from qualified, dedicated teachers and staff. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage you to contact us if you are interested in working at Summit.

Current Job Openings

School Nurse, Full Time

Summit Montessori School seeks an experienced School Nurse for a full-time position beginning August 15, 2022. This is a 2022-23 academic year position, Monday through Friday from 8 am-3 pm; additional part time summer hours may be included. 

The School Nurse is required to have a Bachelor’s degree in nursing and an active Massachusetts RN license. Current CPR/AED/First Aid certifications are required; certification as an AHA or ARC CPR/First Aid Instructor is preferred. Experience with diabetes type 1 management, or willingness to train, is required. 

The School Nurse is responsible for providing health care as needed to children ages eighteen months through twelve years, as well as adult staff. The School Nurse leads the School health and wellness programs throughout the school community. In addition, the School Nurse teaches Health Education, developing a curriculum in consultation with the Head of School and faculty.  

Duties of the School Nurse include:

Injury, illness, and first aid assessment and treatment for students and employees

Lead school wellness and health initiatives 

Train faculty and staff in CPR, First Aid, Epi-pen, and defibrillator training

Monitor compliance with state immunization guidelines

Maintain student and employee health records based on Massachusetts Department of Public Health guidelines

Maintain medical records on the specialized school database (SNAP)

Prepare, file, and maintain accident reports

Participate as a member of the Emergency Planning Committee

Provide leadership of the School’s Health Committee

Work collaboratively with the school’s consulting physician

Relay health and safety information to staff

Work with staff to minimize safety and health risks

Maintain first aid kits

Maintain student allergy and medical information files kept in each classroom

Prepare first aid kits and medicines to be taken on field trips

Develop health education curriculum in consultation with the Head of School and faculty

Candidates should send a cover letter and resume to:

Martha Torrence, Head of School
Summit Montessori School
283 Pleasant St.
Framingham, MA 01701
mtorrence@summitmontessori.org

Learning Specialist/Coordinator for Support Services, Part Time

Summit Montessori School seeks an experienced Learning Specialist/Coordinator for Support Services for a position beginning August 29, 2022. This is a 2022-23 academic year position with a flexible schedule of approximately 20 hours per week.  

The Learning Specialist/Coordinator for Support Services is responsible for coordinating support services for students, parents, and teachers as Summit Montessori strives to meet the needs of a wide range of learners. We expect the Learning Specialist to be active and involved in the school community. The Learning Specialist will ideally hold a Masters in Special Education; a background in counseling will be helpful. Candidates must have at least 3 years’ experience working with preschoolers and elementary-aged students; prior knowledge of the Montessori philosophy is strongly preferred. 

The Learning Specialist’s main responsibilities are:

Assist teachers in working with students with diverse learning styles and needs

Identify students needing organizational support and academic accommodations

Review psychological and cognitive testing completed by private specialists

In collaboration with the teaching teams, develop strategies to meet the needs of identified students

Coordinate meetings with families and teachers to discuss strategies and recommendations

Plan and implement professional development events for faculty regarding learning styles and meeting the needs of children with diverse learning needs

Offer occasional discussion groups with parents to share insights on effective communication, learning styles and learning differences

Organize and maintain a list of area resources (child psychologist, child occupational therapy services, speech-language services, etc.) to which our families may be referred

Develop child study team protocols and referral procedures

Conduct informal observations

Assist in developing and implementing learning support plans for students with diverse learning styles and needs

Administer and interpret informal assessments (DIBELS, QRI, WADE)

Monitor student progress in relation to child study team goals

 

Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience and training.

Candidates should send a cover letter and resume to:

Martha Torrence, Head of School
Summit Montessori School
283 Pleasant St.
Framingham, MA 01701
mtorrence@summitmontessori.org

Advancement Assistant

Responsibilities:
The part-time 25 hour/week Advancement Assistant position reports to the Director of Advancement and is responsible for coordinating and managing details regarding Summit Montessori’s development and admissions efforts, including the school’s ongoing capital fund raising campaign. Duties include:

Development and Capital Campaign Fund Raising:

  • Work with the Steering Committee, Campaign Manager, Director of Development, Development Committee, and the Head of School to advance campaign strategies and sub-goals
  • Assist in assuring that campaign communications and cultivation event activity plans are realized
  • Assist in managing logistics for cultivation events
  • Edit campaign communications
  • Follow up and track communication of campaign stewards with prospects on the individual, corporate, and foundation levels
  • Maintain pledge agreement records and track pledge fulfillment
  • Maintain development database records and generate reports

Admissions:

  • Assist in managing logistics for admissions visits
  • Provide prospective families with building tours
  • Maintain admissions database records and generate reports
  • Draft and edit admissions/marketing communications
  • Track admissions funnel progression

Characteristics of the Ideal Candidate:

The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and at least 2-5 years administrative or related experience, including a track record in managing events, database maintenance, and communications. Specific independent school experience is preferred but not required. The candidate will be computer proficient and willing to operate in a “hands-on” environment. They will have a strong commitment to the mission, vision, values, and programs of the organization, and the ability to effectively convey that information. They will be a strong team player, with excellent organizational, relationship-building, and communication skills with the ability to manage multiple demands in a rapidly changing environment. Must be able to work occasional evenings and weekends, as needed for special events.

Please send cover letter, resume, and list of 3 professional references to:

Rebecca Crawford
Director of Advancement

rcrawford@summitmontessori.org

Assistant Montessori Toddler Teacher

Summit Montessori School seeks an Assistant Toddler Teacher for a full-time position beginning August 22, 2022. The Toddler Assistant will support an experienced Lead Teacher in all aspects of organizing and facilitating a nurturing Montessori toddler environment in a new, state-of-the-art classroom which will open in fall, 2022.

The ideal candidate will have experience working as a toddler or early childhood teacher or assistant teacher, and will be adept at supporting the classroom systems (environmental preparation, record keeping, child observation) that underlie the functioning of a successful Montessori toddler classroom. The ideal candidate will delight in the very young child’s vigorous exploration of the environment and sense of discovery.

Candidates must have some toddler or early childhood classroom experience, preferably but not necessarily in a Montessori classroom.   The ideal candidate will be highly motivated toward professional development, and able to work successfully and collaboratively in a team approach. This candidate will be energetic and able to meet the physical demands of working close to the ground with very young children.  Successful candidates will be expected to engage in in-house training in order to prepare for the role of an Assistant Montessori Toddler Teacher.

Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience and training.

Candidates should send a cover letter and resume to:

Martha Torrence, Head of School
Summit Montessori School
283 Pleasant St.
Framingham, MA 01701
mtorrence@summitmontessori.org

Assistant After School Teacher (Part Time)

Summit Montessori School seeks an energetic and creative individual to support our experienced lead teachers in our After School program.  Duties include, but are not limited to, supervising children, facilitating indoor and outdoor activities, setting ground rules and limits, supporting children in conflict resolution, and maintaining a respectful and positive atmosphere in the After School Program.

The ideal candidate will be able to work successfully and collaboratively in a team approach, and will bring a sense of joy and humor to work each day! Applicants should have a child-centered and holistic philosophy of education and should love working with young children.

Applicant should be a mature and responsible individual with a minimum of a high school degree. Experience and training in working with young children are desirable.  Pay is competitive.

Candidates should send a cover letter and resume to:

Martha Torrence, Head of School
Summit Montessori School
mtorrence@summitmontessori.org

 

Substitute teachers

The ideal applicant will be flexible, a good communicator, professional in demeanor, and have experience working in child-centered educational settings.  Substitute teachers at Summit are expected to work supportively and collaboratively in a team approach. Applicants should have a child-centered and holistic philosophy of education and should love working with young and elementary-aged children. EEC certification, particularly on the Toddler level, is ideal.

Applicant should be a mature and responsible individual with a minimum of a high school degree; college is desirable.

Candidates should send a cover letter and resume to:

Martha Torrence, Head of School
Summit Montessori School
283 Pleasant St.
Framingham, MA 01701
mtorrence@summitmontessori.org