Employment Opportunities

Valley Montessori School offers competitive salaries commensurate with education and experience, including medical, dental, vision and a 403B plan. We are the only independent, non-profit, AMS, CAIS, and WASC accredited Montessori School in California. VMS practices Equal Employment Opportunity and Equal Treatment of Clients in accordance with regulations of the Small Business Administration.

VMS strives to maintain a faculty and staff that reflects the broad range of diversity in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is essential that faculty and staff members hold an understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural, abilities, and ethnic backgrounds of staff, children and their families. We actively support equal opportunity for all people and encourage people of color and LGBTQ candidates to apply.

LOWER ELEMENTARY TEACHER
Seeking a Montessori teacher to guide and support the development of children 6-9 years old in an academically rich, engaging and respectful environment. The qualified candidate will have strong knowledge of the Montessori philosophy and report to the Director of Elementary and Middle School. Compensation is dependent upon education and experience.

Key Responsibilities

  • Offer a program that meets the emotional, physical, intellectual and social needs of both the individual student and the group.
  • Prepare a classroom environment that is orderly, clean and appealing and permits the student to grow and to explore.
  • Collaborate with the co-teacher in planning weekly lesson plans based on a curriculum outline.
  • Establish and maintain effective communication with parents through parent conferences, online correspondence, and on a daily informal basis.
  • Model behavior and enforce ground rules, remain in contact with the whole group and sense changing mood or activity symptoms, and protect working children from interference
  • Keep detailed records of observations and progress of each student and prepare progress reports for each child as required.
  • Continuing professional development and participating in recommended conferences, training programs, courses, and other areas of professional growth.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field
  • Lower Elementary (6-9) Montessori training or Certificate from a MACTE approved program (AMS, AMI, NCME, etc.). Will consider well qualified candidates for this position who are committed to obtaining the Elementary I credential.
  • CPR Certification/Preventative Health
  • Excellent classroom management skills
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • A passion for Montessori philosophy
  • Applicants should be compassionate, patient, adaptable and reliable

Email resume to careers@vmschool.org with “Lower Elementary Teacher” in the subject line.

TODDLER TEACHER
Seeking a teacher who is passionate about the Montessori approach to education to work with children 18 months – 3 years old. We are looking for a collaborative and nurturing individual for this full-time position. Compensation is dependent upon education and experience.

Qualifications

  • A Montessori credential from a recognized training center or in progress.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, education, or related field or equivalent.
  • Experience working in a toddler classroom.
  • Physical stamina to work with young children and lift up to 30 pounds.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with colleagues, communicate effectively and supervise other personnel when necessary.
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal.

Email your resume to careers@vmschool.org with “Toddler Teacher” in the subject line.

PRIMARY TEACHER
Seeking a teacher who is passionate about the Montessori approach to education to work with children 3 – 6 years old. We are looking for a collaborative and nurturing individual for this full-time position. Compensation is dependent upon education and experience.

Qualifications

  • A Montessori credential from a recognized training center or in progress.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, education, or related field or equivalent.
  • Experienced working in a primary classroom , 3 years preferred.
  • Physical stamina to work with young children and lift up to 30 pounds.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with colleagues, communicate effectively and supervise other personnel when necessary.
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal.

Email your resume to careers@vmschool.org with “Primary Teacher” in the subject line.

SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS
VMS seeks qualified individuals with flexible schedules to serve as substitute teachers in classes for toddlers ages 18 – 36 months and primary students ages 3-6 years old.

Qualifications:
–  Experience working with young children
–  Minimum of 9 Early Childhood Education units required
–  Meet all state licensing requirements plus be fully vaccinated for Covid-19
–  Available to take calls at 6:30am

Email your resume to careers@vmschool.org with “Sub Early Childhood” in the subject line.

 

 

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