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.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER
We are seeking a Physical Education Teacher for our 1st-8th grade students. Candidates should be confident in their capacity to create and deliver a dynamic, engaging and challenging curriculum to maximize the potential of every student. The ideal candidate should have teaching experience with 6-13 year olds and a deep respect for children as well as be comfortable communicating with and supporting parents. At VMS, we value a collaborative and professional environment with families as well as with colleagues including a commitment to contribute to the life of the school community. We offer a warm and highly professional work environment and investment in your professional development.

Qualifications:
● BA/BS degree in education or related field required
● 3-5 years of relevant teaching experience, strongly preferred
● Experience with independent schools, strongly preferred
● Effective communication skills
● Understanding of the developmental needs of students and how they learn best
● Ability to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of students with diverse learning profiles
● Innovative, creative, and flexible teaching style
● Organized and willing to take initiative
● Excellent teamwork skills and the ability to work well with students and adults
● Must be a role model and maintain a high level of professionalism

Duties/Responsibilities:
● Adheres to Employee Handbook guidelines
● Communicates appropriately and effectively with students and colleagues
● Upholds professional standards of attire, punctuality, courtesy and discretion.
● Attends/participates in professional development opportunities and integrates new learning into instructional practice.
● Demonstrates awareness/sensitivity to diversity and inclusion
● Is knowledgeable of grade level curriculum/demonstrates an expertise in Physical Education
● Presents well-prepared and effective lessons
● Implements effective classroom management techniques and strategies
● Develops positive and appropriate rapport with students
● Fosters a professional and safe learning environment
● Positively contributes to the culture of the school

How to Apply
Email resume to careers@vmschool.org with “PE Teacher” in the subject line.

CHILDCARE ASSISTANT
This individual will work from 3 – 5:00/6:00pm with students from 1st through 8th grade. Primary responsibilities include transitioning and supervising children that arrive for after school childcare while providing a safe, nurturing and beautiful environment where self-concepts are enhanced, independence encouraged and individuality respected. The Childcare Assistant will model appropriate behaviors and help facilitate an environment designed to promote social, physical and intellectual growth following Montessori philosophies.

Qualifications:
–  Experience working with children
–  Evidence of emotional maturity and stability.
— Evidence of sufficient security and judgment to handle crisis situations.
— Physical Stamina
— CPR certification

How to Apply
Email resume to careers@vmschool.org with “Childcare Assistant” in the subject line.

TODDLER ASSISTANT
The Toddler Teaching Assistant will work with children 18 months to 3 years old. We are looking for a collaborative, positive and nurturing person that is passionate about children and the Montessori approach to education. This position requires love, patience and respect for children. This individual will work approximately from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the classroom during the 2023-2024 school year. Compensation is dependent upon education and experience.

Qualifications
– Minimum 12 ECE units required
– Meet all state licensing requirements
– Experience working with young children (1+ years of experience preferred)
– Passionate about Montessori Approach
– Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect of the diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural, abilities, and ethnic backgrounds of staff, children and their families

How to Apply
Email resume to careers@vmschool.org with “Toddler Assistant” in the subject line.

TODDLER TEACHER
Seeking a teacher for the 2023-2024 schoolyear 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 TEACHING ASSISTANT
The Primary Teaching Assistant will encourage children ages 3 to 6 years old to be independent and model for them appropriate manners and behaviors and help facilitate a classroom environment designed to promote social, physical and intellectual growth following the philosophy of Maria Montessori. This person will assist the teacher in providing a safe and nurturing environment in which the children can grow physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually. This position requires love, patience and respect for children. This individual will work approximately from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the classroom during the 2023-2024 school year. Compensation is dependent upon education and experience.

Qualifications
– Minimum 12 ECE units required
– Meet all state licensing requirements– Experience working with young children (1+ years of experience preferred)
– Passionate about Montessori Approach
– Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect of the diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural, abilities and ethnic backgrounds of staff, children and their families

How to Apply
Email resume to careers@vmschool.orgorg with “Primary Assistant” in the subject line.

PRIMARY TEACHER
Seeking a teacher for the 2023-24 schoolyear 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.

UPPER ELEMENTARY TEACHER
We are seeking a dedicated, relationship-driven individual for our well-established Upper Elementary program beginning August 2024. The ideal candidate would have teaching experience with 9-12 year olds as well as a deep understanding and respect for the child at this stage of development. 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.
  • 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.

Qualifications

  • A Montessori credential in ELEM II (or willingness to obtain credential)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field
  • Classroom experience with 9-12 year olds
  • A growth mindset
  • A team player attitude
  • Highly professional demeanor in words and action

Email resume to careers@vmschool.org with “Lower Elementary 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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