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 2014-2015 School Year


Accounting Assistant

Montessori Community School has an immediate need for a part time Accounting Assistant.  In this important role, you will compute, classify and record numerical data to keep financial records complete and accurate. This will include calculating and processing checks as well as reviewing invoices for accuracy and completeness. The Accounting Assistant will use his/her skills in general accounting and finance, along with accounting software to record, store and analyze information. This will be a 20 hour/week fixed schedule, Monday through Friday.

Maintains subsidiary accounts by verifying, allocating and posting transactions
Communicates (both in verbal and written form) with clients, client suppliers and vendors
Processing accounts payable invoices and payment requests and issuing reimbursement checks
Pay any debt as it comes due for payment (with prior approval from Business Manager)
Issue invoices and receipts to customers
Provide information to the external accountant who creates the company’s financial statements
Assemble information for external auditors for the annual audit
Maintain an orderly accounting filing system
Process payroll in a timely manner
Provide clerical and administrative support to management as requested

Minimum two years responsible accounting experience, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, general ledger and financial reports
Ability to perform several tasks concurrently with ease and professionalism
Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office software, especially Word and Excel
Must be able to keep client/staff matters strictly confidential
Must have excellent interpersonal skills and customer service skills
The Business Assistant candidate should have an Associate’s degree in accounting or finance, or equivalent business experience, as well as knowledge of bookkeeping and generally accepted accounting principles. 

Please submit your cover letter and resume to:
  Michelle Campbell, Business Manager
  Montessori Community School
  4512 Pope Road
  Durham, NC 27707