Career Opportunities

A highly professional, diverse, and stable faculty and staff lies at the heart of MSR’s success.

Teachers engage, inspire, and challenge young learners in multi-age classes that foster warm, lasting relationships—a hallmark for the school’s experience for faculty, students and parents alike.

Strong hiring, fine facilities and materials, sound fiscal management, strong compensation and benefits, and a grounded educational philosophy driven by a clear educational and institutional mission are the bedrock of our strength.

MSR’s beautifully designed and well maintained Lead Mine Campus, situated on 10 acres in North Raleigh, comprises five buildings in a child-centered, village like setting surrounded by wetlands and protected forest. Our Middle and Upper Schools are housed on an expansive 40-acre wooded campus in Brier Creek. Both sites were carefully planned and constructed to provide the nature-centered environments integral to Montessori practice.

Currently accepting resumes for the 2019-2020 school year for all positions

Administration
Interdisciplinary: Art, Music, Theater, Spanish, Physical Education, Media Technology
Middle and Upper School Teachers: Language, Humanities, Math, Science, Spanish, IB
Assistants: Toddler, Children’s House
Before and After School Teachers and Assistants: Toddler, Children’s House and Elementary
Learning Support Staff
Permanent Substitutes

Please send resumes and cover letters to recruitment@msr.org

Current Opportunities

Administration and Staff

Database Manager

The Montessori School of Raleigh (MSR) is the oldest fully accredited Montessori school in the Triangle and the only independent school in the Triangle that offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme.

Preparing now to celebrate its 45th birthday, MSR is a vibrant school, rich in Montessori tradition, animated by the growth in our new Upper School (grades 9-12) and our designation as an IB World School.  Our two spacious and beautiful settings include the 9-acre Lead Mine Campus--sized for children 18 months through grade 6--and the 39-acre Brier Creek Campus for adolescents in middle and upper school.

General Data Manager Responsibilities:

The Database Manager will work with academic and administrative staff to analyze, develop, implement, and maintain comprehensive information system solutions and practices for effective management of our system (currently that system is Veracross whose parent company is Breuer & Co. LLC).  He/she oversees Montessori School of Raleigh’s schoolwide information, data storage, and retrieval system.

The ideal candidate has a broad understanding of the school’s mission and a commitment to maintaining confidentiality.  He/she presents effective interpersonal and presentation skills, the ability and desire to work collaboratively on projects with cross-functional team members, and demonstrates excellent problem-solving and technical skills to support end users’ output and training needs

Primary Duties:
▪ Maintain database integrity by setting and enforcing standards and controls.
▪ Document system policies and procedures to ensure proper protocol is in place.
▪ Support individual departmental needs, overseeing projects throughout the year related to system upgrades, reporting tools, and event registration.
▪ Gather requirements and work with departments to create tactical plans and align with strategic plans
▪ Update job knowledge by keeping abreast of the latest system enhancements and upgrades by participating in educational opportunities; including reviewing release notes, participating in webinars, and attending training.
▪ Communicates new features and releases to departments
▪ Manage the system user accounts and security roles.
▪ Develop custom reports based on user requirements and goals.
▪ Provides ongoing education for each department’s modules
▪ Provide training and ongoing support to parents, faculty, and staff.
▪ Act as primary point of contact between Montessori School of Raleigh and Veracross (MSR’s current comprehensive information system) for technical support, questions, issues, module installation, data uploads, school projects, enhancement requests, and change requests.

Qualifications:
▪ Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two (2) years of related professional experience with Veracross or equivalent software or any appropriate combination of education and experience.
▪ Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Microsoft Excel.
▪ Proven record of project management and leadership skills.
▪ Experience in troubleshooting and resolving database integrity issues.
▪ Training and facilitation experience.
▪ Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing with all members of the school community.
▪ Excellent organizational skills, detail-oriented, and ability to work with multiple departments on projects simultaneously.
▪ Solid analytical, problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.
▪ Outstanding interpersonal and teamwork skills, with a professional and empathetic approach.

Physical Requirement and Work Environment:
▪ Work at a desk and computer screen for extended periods of time each day
▪ Work primarily in a traditional climate-controlled office environment
▪ Work in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment requiring ability to deal with wide variety of challenges, deadlines, and people
▪ Be able to occasionally lift up to 20 lbs


Salary/Benefits:
It is the policy of The Montessori School of Raleigh to make employment decisions on the basis of qualifications for a specific job without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national or ethnic origin, age, veteran status, or the presence of a disability, except where such is a bona fide occupational qualification.

MSR is committed to attracting and retaining the highest quality faculty and staff through a substantial compensation plan, including competitive salary,  retirement benefits, medical and dental coverage.

 

Director of Auxiliary Programs

The Montessori School of Raleigh is seeking a creative, organized, and energetic individual to expand auxiliary programming at the school and to manage the daily operations of the  auxiliary programs now in place. The school’s auxiliary programs include after school care (Encore), after school clubs (Studios), all-day care (for inservice and conference days), and a summer camp program (SummerScape).  Auxiliary programs reflect the school’s expertise in educating children 18 months to 18 years and reflect the school’s commitment to excellence in the delivery of all programs. 

Responsibilities:

  • Increase the number of auxiliary offerings available during the academic year and double the size of the summer program
  • Design content and curricula as needed for all auxiliary programs
  • Recruit, hire, and oversee faculty and staff for auxiliary programs
  • Handle staff and faculty scheduling and payroll
  • Manage all facilities and transportation logistics
  • Manage all programs when they are in session
  • Ensure the safety and security of students and staff and respond appropriately to emergency situations
  • Oversee and manage enrollment in auxiliary programs
  • Communicate with parents and auxiliary program faculty and staff prior to, during, and after programs 
  • Market and promote auxiliary offerings
  • Purchase supplies and materials for all programs 
  • Develop and maintain annual budget
  • Track and report attendance 
  • Collaborate with school faculty, staff and administration to ensure the success of programs

Qualifications:

  • Successful work experience with children ages 18 months through 18 years
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Competency in planning, logistics and scheduling
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Decisive under pressure
  • Bachelor’s degree required; finance background a plus 
  • CPR and First Aid training or willingness to be trained
  • Database and web application experience necessary

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and three letters of recommendation to:  Recruitment@msr.org

MSR  is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
EOE M/F/D/V

Enrollment Management Administrative Assistant

The Enrollment Management Administrative Assistant reports to the Director of Enrollment Management (DEM) and is responsible for supporting the operations of the entire Enrollment Management Office in relation to general office administration, special events, and database management. The Enrollment Management Administrative Assistant supports the school, its values, and its leadership. 

The Enrollment Management Administrative Assistant meets regularly with the Enrollment Management Team, Marketing & Communications Team; Calendar and Logistics Committee and other internal committees as assigned.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Is the first contact that prospective parents have with the school and he/she will remain a primary point of contact in the period leading up to the student’s first day
  • Administers the registration and admissions process for new students coming to the school.
  • Responds to emails, phone calls, and personal inquiries about the application, fees, and any other information to be admitted to the school.
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  • Interacts positively and provides support to inquiring families throughout the application process from inquiry to enrollment
  • Maintains a welcome, friendly, open and positive Enrollment Management Office
  • Markets the school and assists in organizing admissions fairs and other events
  • Represents the school to prospective parents by conveying its ethos and educational offering
  • Provides high-quality correspondence, meetings and telephone communication with prospective parents and visitors regarding tours, assessments and interviews.
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  • Records in and manages the school database regarding the details of prospective parents and pupils through the admissions process
  • Ensures that parents have submitted and completed all enrollment forms, documents and relevant deposits and fees have been paid
  • Updates database in a timely manner when notified of changes to constituent name, address, email, telephone, marital status, or death
  • Gathers student admissions data to support Enrollment Management Team to make informed strategic decisions for admissions marketing purposes
  • Develops, maintains and creates admissions documentation for in school use and out
  • of school marketing purposes such as surveys, analytics
  • Submits purchase/payment request forms for Enrollment events and marketing
  • material expenses and maintains the petty cash budget.
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  • Supports outgoing students by providing required documentation (i.e. report cards,
  • recommendation letters), administering admissions assessments if necessary, and
  • exit survey as well as coordinating with finance to ensure payment
  • Contributes to the preparation and distribution of accurate Enrollment Management reports for DEM, HOS, Board of Trustees, and school-related agencies, e.g., NAIS, CASE, etc.
  • Collects and distributes departmental mail daily
  • Researches and orders office supplies for Enrollment Management Office, keeping purchases within budget guidelines
  • Provides assistance to volunteers as needed
  • Serves as lunch-coverage receptionist/switchboard operator one hour per day and as needed

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by an employee in this position. Employees are required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties as requested by those authorized to give instructions or assignments.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Is committed to the mission and values of The Montessori School of Raleigh
  • Understands and appreciates children 18 months through 18 years
    • Excellent communication skills with prospective students and parents
    • Articulate and a strong communicator over the telephone and face to face
    • Highly computer literate with accurate word processing and data-entry skills
    • Is confident with computer skills and expertise in all Microsoft Office programs and willingness to learn student information system, Veracross
    • Well organized
    • Ability to adapt and multi-task
    • Excellent attention to detail both in terms of work and personal presentation
    • High levels of energy and stamina to achieve personal and school objectives within the necessary timescales
    • Understands, appreciates, and is sensitive to a diverse clientele

Physical Requirements and Work Environment

  • Work at a desk and computer screen for extended periods of time each day
  • Be able to walk up and down two flights of stairs multiple times per day
  • Work primarily in a traditional climate controlled office environment
  • Work in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment requiring ability to deal with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines, and people
  • Regularly sits at the reception desk and interacts with school visitors
  • To dress professionally (business/business casual)

Maintenance Assistant

Department: Buildings & Grounds
Reports to: Director of Buildings & Grounds/ Director of Business Operations
Purpose of the Job
Maintenance Assistant perform a wide variety of maintenance, repair, grounds keeping and other interior and exterior maintenance duties for the school under the supervision of the Director of Buildings and Grounds.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities
• Show respect for School Community (i.e. administrators, faculty, staff, parents and students) at all times, providing excellent service with a positive attitude
• Perform routine interior and exterior maintenance duties as scheduled & requested; may include painting, snow/ice removal, gutter cleaning, replacing filters, working with ongoing program needs, etc.
• Perform routine maintenance and repair on School Community equipment to include: plumbing, light bulb replacement, A/C maintenance, electrical, carpentry and mechanical repair
• Respond to all repair requests and maintenance concerns from administrators, teachers and staff
• Report equipment malfunctions or breakdowns as well as any hazardous conditions to the Director of Buildings & Grounds in a timely manner
• Ensure that all maintenance items are kept in a safe area
• Attend in-service training and education sessions, as assigned
• Work with vendors as instructed, including vendors for landscaping, painting asphalt, etc.
• Must follow all safety/OSHA Requirements
• May support various renovation activities
• Additional duties as assigned

Core Competencies
• Organization Skills-Can marshal resources (people, funding, material, support) to get things done; can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal; uses resources effectively and efficiently arranges information and files in a useful manner
• Action Oriented- Is action oriented and full of energy for the things he/she sees as challenging; appropriately responsive to unscheduled repair needs that may arise
• School Community Focus- Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external School Community; gets first-hand School Community information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with School Community in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with School Community and gains their trust and respect.
• Perseverance-Pursues everything with energy, drive, and a need to finish; seldom gives up before finishing, especially in the face of setbacks or interruptions.
• Functional/Technical Skills- Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment.
• Problem Solving- Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; probes all fruitful sources for answers; can see hidden problems; is excellent at honest analysis; looks beyond the obvious and doesn’t stop at the first answers.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Must understand and have ability to repair, plumbing, electrical, basic carpentry and mechanical systems
• Must be available to work days and evenings, weekdays, and weekends
• Must demonstrate ability to provide exceptional School Community service
• Must demonstrate ability to successfully work on a team
• Must be able to clearly communicate both orally and in writing
• Must have a valid Driver license
• Must be able to lift 50 lbs
Education and Background:
• Must be a minimum 18 years of age
• High School degree or equivalent
• 1-3 years previous maintenance experience desired preferably in a similar facility
Please send a cover letter and your resume to recruitment@msr.org.

Faculty

Toddler/Children's House Music Teacher

The Montessori School of Raleigh is seeking a talented, dynamic and collaborative individual to expand and strengthen our Early Learning Music Program. Our students receive general music once a week from Toddler through Sixth Grade. Early Learning Music applicants must have experience and enjoy working with children 18 months to Kindergarten age. The ideal candidate will have a philosophy of music education that fosters and incorporates the unique talents of all students, provides foundational experiences in skill building, and fosters an appreciation of music. An understanding of general music for elementary children, skill in teaching children to use instruments and sing, as well as knowledge of Kodaly and Orff philosophies are highly desired. Our staff values collaborative relationships to foster cross-curricular experiences for our students. Music literacy and the joy of listening to, performing and creating music of varied styles and genres are the desired outcomes of our music program. Candidates should hold a Bachelor’s degree, ideally in Music Education. A strong understanding of Montessori pedagogy is preferred. This candidate should have teaching experience at the Early Childhood and Elementary level.  As an employee, the individual will be responsible for adhering to and supporting our MSR Mission and Vision. MSR is accredited by AMS and SACS. The school offers a strong benefits package. Please send cover letter and resume to recruitment@msr.org.

Duties and responsibilities will include:

–       Safety and well-being of students in the classroom

–       Delivering established music scope and sequence

–       Participating in ongoing professional development

–       Attendance at all required faculty and team meetings

–       Full collaboration and participation within a divisional team and Interdisciplinary teachers

–       Keeping student records and lesson planning

–       Participating or leading parent education sessions if requested

substitutes

Substitute

MSR is always looking to add flexible substitute teachers to our on-call list which we use as needed to provide coverage when full-time teachers need to be out. We are seeking reliable and hard working adults to support our students in Toddler (18 months) through 12th grade. We are looking for caring and energetic people who can work in both a co-lead environment (academic classrooms) or on their own (Interdisciplinary) to maintain a safe learning environment, provide support to students, implement lesson plans, collaborate and communicate with students and teachers and staff, to ensure a consistent experience for our students. The ideal candidate must be professional and have a passion for working with children and be willing to learn and support the Montessori method. Please send a cover letter and your resume to recruitment@msr.org.

MSR welcomes employment inquiries at any time during the year. In general, most interviewing and hiring for faculty positions occurs in the winter/spring; however, we will accept resumes throughout the year. If you are interested in joining our team, we encourage you to send your resume to recruitment@msr.org.

It is the policy of The Montessori School of Raleigh to make employment decisions on the basis of qualifications for a specific job without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national or ethnic origin, age, veteran status, or the presence of a disability, except where such is a bona fide occupational qualification.

MSR is committed to attracting and retaining the highest quality faculty and staff through a substantial compensation plan, including competitive salary, retirement benefits and full medical/dental coverage. Please send a cover letter and resume to recruitment@msr.org.