Job Advertisement: Executive Director (Position Filled)

JOB ADVERTISEMENT Position Filled

Executive Director

Woods Creek Montessori, Lexington, VA 

Woods Creek Montessori seeks an Executive Director. The Executive Director provides vision and direction for the Montessori program, manages day-to-day operations of the school, hires and supervises a strong staff, plans and manages the annual budget, implements effective fundraising initiatives, and builds and maintains strong relationships with families and the local community.

Woods Creek Montessori (WCM) is a non-profit school for children aged one to six years, with four classrooms and after-school and summer programs. Our dynamic and dedicated teachers work with families to provide a stimulating, nurturing environment to promote the growth of each child’s body, mind, and spirit, and to foster in children independence, self-confidence and a love of learning. WCM’s campus is located in historic Lexington, Virginia in the Shenandoah Valley, situated alongside scenic Woods Creek, within walking distance from Washington and Lee University and blocks from the Virginia Military Institute. Please visit our website at www.woodscreekmontessori.org for more information.

The successful candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree or higher, and prior teaching or other experience working with children on a professional or volunteer basis. Supervisory and administrative experience in a Montessori or other educational setting and Montessori certification or willingness to pursue such certification are preferred. Salary competitive and commensurate with experience.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications should include a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and a list of four references (name, contact information, relationship to applicant). A start date in April 2015 is preferred but not required; the applicant must begin by July 1. Please send application materials to apply@woodscreekmontessori.org

Responsibilities of the Executive Director

  • Provide vision and manage day-to-day operations for Montessori preschool program serving approximately 60 students
  • Hire, supervise, evaluate, and develop full-time and part-time teachers and staff
  • Maintain enrollment through active promotion of the school and strong relationships with the school community
  • Plan and manage annual budget
  • Direct fundraising initiatives and events with support from the Board of Directors
  • Actively evaluate programs to meet the educational needs of the community
  • Develop and promote collaborative programs with other local organizations to provide enriching educational experiences for students
  • Maintain active and positive relationships with local elementary schools.
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