Careers

Careers

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 2014-15 School Year

There are no openings at this time.

Openings for the 2015-16 School Year

Director of Admissions

We are seeking a Director of Admissions 32 hours per week for the 2015-16 school year.  The position will start mid-July.  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.

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.
- Conduct exit interviews.

Alumni Relations
- Maintain contact with alumni and report alumni success stories in the newsletter and on the school website.
- Organize alumni participation in school events

Marketing/Community Outreach
- Promote school to the community at large e.g., local publications and organizations that cater to new parents and young families.
- In conjunction with administrative staff, plan and execute marketing activities.
- 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.

Qualifications
- Four year college/university degree.  Experience in marketing and working in an educational environment required.
- 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.

Lower Elementary Teacher

We are seeking an experienced lower elementary teacher to join our lower elementary team for the 2015-16 school year.  We are a private, AMS accredited Montessori school. Our campus includes a dedicated fine arts center, a science laboratory, and beautiful outdoor wetlands environment.

The ideal candidate has strong communication skills and a commitment to a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach to education. Candidates should be computer literate, have a flexible schedule for overnight field trips, and a willingness to embrace and support enrichment opportunities for our students. Candidates must have a four-year college degree, a Montessori elementary teaching credential from a M.A.C.T.E or AMI accredited program, and previous lower elementary experience.

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)

Spanish Language Instructor - Full-time

We are seeking an experienced full-time Spanish teacher to join our faculty for the 2015-16 school year. We do not use text books, so familiarity with the ACTFL standards 5 C’s framework is important. 

The ideal candidate should have non-accented fluency and a commitment to a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach to education. Candidates should be comfortable working with mixed-aged groups and all ability levels. Candidates must have a four-year college degree. Montessori experience is preferred.

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).

K–8 Music Specialist - Full-time

We are currently accepting applications for a full-time kindergarten to eighth-grade music teacher to begin August 17, 2015. Candidates should be passionate about working with children and have experience teaching music. A bachelor’s degree in music education is required. A background in Montessori education is preferred.

The ideal candidate will be able to incorporate our established music program into their teaching and enhance the program with their own understanding and appreciation of music instruction. Currently this includes the following: planning and implementing a general music curriculum, conducting chorus, teaching basic and intermediate music theory, and directing planned music experiences. Experience with ukulele instruction and/or willingness to train is preferred. Candidates must have a strong singing voice, piano proficiency, and an understanding of the developmental needs of students K–8.

This position requires a candidate with energy, flexibility, and collegiality. Strong classroom management skills—as well as excellent communication skills with students, parents, and colleagues—are essential.

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).