Founded in 1980, MCS is fully accredited by the American Montessori Society and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Our beautifully planned, 14 acre, wooded campus is located between Durham and Chapel Hill. MCS features sunny, spacious classrooms, science lab, a fine arts building for music, art, and ceramics, a sport field, track, sand volleyball court, numerous playgrounds, and a gymnasium. Located near three major universities, the area is rich with cultural and environmental diversity.

Our competitive benefits package includes health, dental, long-term disability, 403(b), professional development, and tuition remission for qualified dependents. Applicants must have a Montessori credential (AMS or AMI) or a willingness to complete Montessori training at the school’s expense. A BA or BS and previous classroom experience is preferred. Candidates are expected to work collaboratively for the benefit of each child and the school, and must demonstrate a commitment to professional growth and development.

We accept resumes from Montessori-trained teachers at all program levels. including toddler, primary, lower and upper elementary, and adolescent. Interested applicants are invited to forward their resume with a cover letter to the Head of School, Cindy Zajic, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Openings for the 2015-16 School Year

Director of Admissions

We are seeking a Director of Admissions for the 2015-16 school year.  Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  The position includes but is not limited to the following:

Admissions Responsibilities
Recruit applicants to meet MCS goals.
Maintain admissions information on the MCS website and other media sites.
Coordinate admissions events and the “Grandparents and Special Friends Day” event.
Conduct tours and family interviews.  Maintain communications with applicants from inquiry to enrollment.
Arrange student visits to the school.
Maintain records to track admission process from inquiry through enrollment.
Work with faculty, head of school and program directors on acceptance decisions.
Coordinate placements with program directors and head of school. Distribute class lists and student paperwork to staff and faculty.
Review admissions policies and procedures annually and recommend changes to the head; maintain and update admission materials.
Report admissions information to head of school, faculty and administration.
Maintain student database.  Maintain health records, emergency records forms, student record forms, and any other records required by regulating agencies.
Participate in events that bring the school in contact with the general community, such as open houses and school fairs.
Initiate and maintain relations with Montessori feeder schools.
Attend meetings and events requiring administrative staff presence as requested.

Management of New Students and Families
Create programs to welcome and integrate new families into the MCS community.
Communicate with the administrative team, faculty and room parents regarding new families.

Student Re-Enrollment
Manage re-enrollment process.
Participate in the implementation of parent information and education events at each level of the school to ensure enrollment retention.
Compile enrollment retention and attrition statistics.

Four year college/university degree.  Experience in admissions and working in an educational environment required.  Montessori school experience preferred.
A skilled writer and an effective speaker to groups and one-on-one.
A self-starter who respects confidentiality, is highly motivated, a team player and has the ability to multi-task.