Job Description:  Lead Infant Teacher

The Role: MCS RI is seeking a Lead Infant Teacher who is committed to creating a nurturing, safe, and stimulating learning environment for older  infants. The Lead Infant Teacher’s primary role is to serve the positive development of each infant while fostering a joyful classroom community. We are seeking an expert child care provider/educator who is nurturing, patient, kind and has the ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with infants and their families.  The Lead Infant Teacher should have experience and/or an interest in Montessori education, and be curious about developing and implementing culturally responsive curriculum.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepares and maintains a safe, nurturing and developmentally appropriate environment and curriculum

  • Develops positive relationships with all children and families

  • Interacts with and responds to infants in a way that promotes feelings of trust, security and a sense of belonging

  • Implements individualized feeding plans, taking into account preferences and eating styles: sits with infants and shares family style meal; modeling manners and good nutrition

  • Ensure infants treat each other gently, respecting their curiosity about each other

  • Models language with infants; talking, singing and reading frequently

  • Cares for infants personal hygiene including diaper changing, cleaning, feeding, changing soiled or wet clothes

  • Organizes daily schedule and activities  that promote the development of curiosity, independence, problem solving, and creativity.

  • Collaborates with school community in order to implement and embed culturally responsive practices into the classroom culture and curriculum

  • Leads the teaching team and delegate as appropriate to assistant teachers, subs, and/or interns

  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • At least 3 years experience as an Infant child care provider or Lead Infant Teacher, preferred

  • BA or equivalent experience required in: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Social Work, Special Education, Child Development or related field

  • Montessori Infant/Toddler Training, preferred but not required

  • Spanish Language Fluency a plus, but not required

  • BCI and fingerprinting/CPR/First Aid training

  • Show a dedication to MCS RI’s mission, social justice and culturally responsive teaching practice

MCS RI desires to have a diverse pool of applicants in order to reflect our diverse community.  We aspire to a culture where each individual’s voice is heard and has the opportunity to thrive.

Startdate: August 21, 2019

Please email your thoughtful cover letter and resume or CV to gmarciano@mcsri.org Gina Marciano, Director of Operations

Montessori Community School of RI is a 501c3, nonprofit corporation, whose policies are set and overseen by an elected Board of Directors. It is the policy of the school not to discriminate on the basis of age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, race, gender, and national or ethnic origin in its educational programs, admission policies, financial aid process and other school administered programs, nor does the school discriminate on the basis of gender in its programs and activities in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. Any questions in this regard should be directed to the Head of School.

3-6 Assistant Teacher/Afterschool Lead Instructor

M 12:00p-5:30p, T 2:30p-5:30p, W 12p-5:30p, Th/F 8a-5:30p, Total = 33 hrs

The Role:

Montessori Community School of Rhode Island is looking for an enthusiastic and experienced educator to fill the role of Assistant 3-6 Teacher/Lead Afterschool Instructor.  Qualified candidates for the joint role will have experience or an interest in Montessori education and a commitment to issues of social justice and racial equity. We are seeking a candidate who is creative, curious, and confident with children ages 18 months to 5 years old. This is a great opportunity for individuals who have experience leading an afterschool program and an interest in learning more about Montessori philosophy and pedagogy. The candidate will have the opportunity to learn and  spend the mornings assisting the Lead Primary Teacher in all areas of classroom management, and to design, lead and implement MCS RI’s arts, and nature based Afterschool Program in the afternoons. MCS RI’s aim is to hire teachers who bring diverse talents and interests to the school that can enhance the school’s programming and culture.

Assistant 3-6 Teacher Responsibilities:

  • Support Lead teacher during class time by aiding children who need help and gently guiding and redirecting as needed

  • Collaborate with Lead teacher in the design and implementation of materials

  • Collaborate with Lead teacher in  establishing and maintaining a harmonious classroom environment

  • Develop positive relationships with children and families

  • Participate in preparing and maintaining the classroom materials and environment

  • Observe the needs of all children and participate in planning meetings to foster their development in the classroom

  • Collaborate with Lead teacher to create and maintain a daily routine and structure in the classroom so children can be successful

  • Model positive, prosocial behavior in order to guide children to work cooperatively

  • Collaborate with the Lead teacher with documentation and required paperwork as needed

  • Participate in daily preparation and clean-up responsibilities in collaboration with Lead teacher

  • Engage in ongoing professional development

  • Maintain the prepared environment: prepare snack, water/cups, remove dishes etc. daily

  • Clean and sanitize all materials used according to cleaning schedule

  • Maintain a neat and orderly room

  • Perform other related duties as assigned

After School Lead Instructor Responsibilities:

  • Develop, lead, oversee and implement an afternoon program that includes: arts and crafts, cooking, music, movement, outside time, and gardening.

  • Work with students to develop a love for self-expression through art and movement

  • Through art and nature based projects; teach students lessons in science, math, literacy, social skills, and more

  • Develop multi-sensory art projects that are open ended, child directed, and teacher guided

  • Improve students’ self-confidence and sense of their own abilities

  • Maintain a friendly, calm, and positive manner with children and parents

  • Supervise assistant on a daily basis with regard to daily interactions, curriculum, and daily preparation

  • Prepare children for end of day transition from school to home

  • Communicate with parents/guardians, and teachers (in writing) weekly

  • Participate in planning sessions with Head of School or as required

  • Report to the Head of School regarding any difficulties or progress

  • Communicate daily, and complete necessary reports with the Head of School, regarding any accidents, injuries, or illnesses

  • Write a bi-monthly newsletter for families

  • Clean and sanitize all materials used according to cleaning schedule

  • Maintain a neat and orderly room

  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to the MCS RI mission

  • Demonstrate excellent classroom management skills

  • Demonstrate high level of knowledge about social/emotional development

  • Exhibit creativity in one’s thinking, problem solving

  • Display and use a kind and firm tone of voice

  • Display a joyful attitude and approach to interacting with children

  • Show a dedication to self-directed learning and professional development

  • Exhibit a learners attitude, and a desire to improve one’s teaching practice through the use of self-study and collaboration.

  • Interested in art and nature and the integration of the two

  • Show a commitment to serving the whole child-cognitive, emotional, social, and physical

  • Display a daily dedication to creating a positive and uplifting classroom culture

  • Demonstrate knowledge and interest in strengths based perspective and resiliency

  • BA in a related field

  • BCI and fingerprinting

  • CPR/First Aid training

  • RIDE K-12 certification a plus

MCS RI desires to have a diverse pool of applicants in order to reflect our diverse community.  We aspire to a culture of where each individual’s voice is heard and has the opportunity to thrive.

Please email your thoughtful cover letter and resume or CV to gmarciano@mcsri.org Gina Marciano, Director of Operations

Montessori Community School of RI is a 501c3, nonprofit corporation, whose policies are set and overseen by an elected Board of Directors. It is the policy of the school not to discriminate on the basis of age, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability, race, color and national or ethnic origin in its educational programs, admission policies, financial aid process and other school administered programs, nor does the school discriminate on the basis of gender in its programs and activities in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. Any questions in this regard should be directed to the Head of School.



Job Description: Director of Development

Job Type: Part-time, 20 hrs/wk

The Role: Montessori Community School of Rhode Island is seeking a part-time Development Director to join the leadership team. MCS RI is a one of a kind Montessori school in Providence that is committed to and embodies true diversity across all areas of operations; the family community, the staff community, the board, and all relationships in the broader community. MCS RI is a school dedicated to valuing each individual person and family in its social, familial, and environmental context and celebrates all of this wholeness in a variety of ways, as well as committing to grow in this way. The Development Director will enhance  the mission of MCS RI by raising funds in order to increase access to this unique Montessori education in Providence. The Development Director will be responsible to build our fundraising program to help the school build a strong foundation of educational equity and access in Montessori education in Providence.

The Development Director will focus efforts on relationship development and fundraising for our scholarship fund and professional development in Montessori education and Anti-Bias, Anti-racist education, creating an engaged and inspired philanthropic donor base, while building organizational fund development capacity. The Development Director at MCS RI will lead the planning and implementation of all fundraising initiatives and activities, including but not limited to the  MCS RI Annual fund, Scholarship Fund, corporate campaigns, foundation grant writing and reports, and event planning. The Development Director will serve as a key leadership team member working closely with the Board of Directors and the Executive Director making strategic decisions affecting the financial sustainability and development of MCS RI.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead all major fundraising initiatives

  • Develop and execute fundraising events and gift campaigns

  • Work with Executive Director and Board of Directors to develop and implement a comprehensive development strategy to include corporate, foundation, state and federal government grants and contracts

  • Create a donor relations policy that nurtures positive relationships and loyalty through a comprehensive relationship-building program including cultivation and communication of a mission, vision, and work

  • Expand and diversify MCS RI’s donor base/pipeline and work closely with other team members to secure funding for new initiatives

  • Work closely with and assist the Board of Directors to take on a more active fundraising role. Present to the Board proposed fiscal fundraising goals and monitor and report on the results

  • Oversee research of funding sources and trends to position MCS RI ahead of major funding changes or trends

  • Appropriately represent the institution, its Board and Executive Director to donors, prospects, regulators, development committee(s) and fundraising volunteers

  • Ensure compliance with all relevant regulations and laws, maintain accountability standards to donors, and ensure compliance with code of ethical principles and standards of professional conduct for fund development and fundraisers

  • Reports to Executive Director

  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Track record of achieving and surpassing fundraising goals

  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in a nonprofit organization

  • Ability to take initiative, construct, articulate, and implement short-term and long-term strategic development plans

  • Comfortable working with high-net individuals and diverse groups of people and organizations

  • Creative problem solver, strategist and conceptual thinker

  • Experience with research and cultivation practices, standard fundraising techniques including face-to-face solicitation, proposal writing, special events, telephone solicitation, direct mail, and development office functions including gift processing, prospect and donor histories, and fundraising reporting

  • Excellent communicator, networker, and friend builder

  • Flexible self-directed worker and committed team player

  • Flexible and adaptable style; a leader who can positively impact both strategic and tactical fundraising initiatives

  • Politically, socially, and technologically savvy

  • Passion for educational equity and social justice

Start date:  August 15, 2019


To apply, please send your thoughtful resume and cover letter to Amy Borak, Founder/Head of School, at aborak@mcsri.org.

Montessori Community School of RI is a 501c3, nonprofit corporation, whose policies are set and overseen by an elected Board of Directors. It is the policy of the school not to discriminate on the basis of age, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability, race, color and national or ethnic origin in its educational programs, admission policies, financial aid process and other school administered programs, nor does the school discriminate on the basis of gender in its programs and activities in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. Any questions in this regard should be directed to the Head of School.