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We have a number of opportunities available at our school. Whether you’re looking for employment, or to volunteer at the school, we likely have a job for you. View our available opportunities below.
We’re looking for someone who has experience with early childhood education and is available to fill in any gaps in our scheduling. A background check is required, and a college degree is preferred. Please fill out the form below, and we will get back to you in a timely manner.
Reading Specialist/Academic Support
MSN is seeking a part-time (8 hours/week) reading specialist/academic support person to:
Certification or training in Orton Gillingham or Wilson is preferred but not required.Pay scale is $25-$35/hr. commensurate with experience, and hours may gradually increase beyond 8 over the course of the year (if desired).Please submit resume and brief cover letter to Chrissy Dagostino at cdagostino@
- Guide teachers (Grades K-8) in implementing classroom accommodations and modifications as outlined by student IEPs and outside evaluations
- Help teachers identify possible student learning challenges and guide parents toward appropriate referrals
- Participate in occasional district IEP meetings along with MSN classroom teachers
- Read assessment reports and discuss with classroom teacher(s) and parents
- Provide classroom teachers with support to identify tools and strategies for enhancing academic success for students with learning challenges.
Director of Development
Reports to: Head of School
Role of Development Director is: Overseeing all of the development activities in the school including all fundraising activities, donor relations and stewardship, and creating a philanthropic climate to garner additional support for the school.
Hours: 10 hours/week; 12 months/year; salaried
Full benefits package includes: 52 work weeks per year with hours and vacations as specified in employment agreement; paid sick and personal days; national and state holidays; health insurance; flexible spending plans; disability and life insurance; 401 (k) plan; paid professional workshops.
Areas of responsibility include:
- Direct all fundraising programs to support school operations and growth, specifically increasing revenue to and participation in the Annual Fund, special fundraising initiatives,and any other efforts as needed.
- Work with the Head of School and the Board of Trustees to determine the philanthropic funding required to meet current and future institutional needs, providing direct support to the Head of School and the Board of Trustees in all fundraising initiatives.
Individual Giving and Donor Relations
- Cultivate relationships with school constituents–including parents and families–that facilitate and inspire their support as donors in fulfillment of our mission.
- Solicit major gifts from individual donors and prospects.
- Actively and strategically steward and cultivate current donors and prospects, creating a climate of future generous giving to Montessori School of Northampton.
- Inspire a strong sense of community and pride in the school on the part of parents, alumni/ae, faculty, staff and other constituent groups through donor recognition events.
Foundation/ Corporate Relations
- Build and expand partnerships with foundations, business/corporations and other local organizations, increasing awareness of the Montessori School of Northampton and its programs, and soliciting additional support of the school.
Development Liaison to the Board of Trustees
- Serves as an active member of the Development Committee of the Board of Trustees
Staff-Wide General Responsibilities (if not already stated above)
- Functions as part of the administrative team.
- Supports the school leadership, its Mission Statement and Harmony Agreement.
- Takes responsibility for planning and coordinating the major fundraiser of the year.
- Maintains respectful communications with all children and parents
- Models professional, appropriate and ethical behavior.; respects student confidentiality, works respectfully with parents, cooperates with staff members, works out differences in a mature and reasonable manner and communicates unresolved issues to the Head of School
- Meets with the Head of School as scheduled and additionally to solve problems as necessary.
- Attends appropriate staff meetings, admin meetings, professional development offerings and assigned school events.
- Participates in the annual evaluation process, including review of job description, goal setting and review with the Head of School.
- Models lifelong learning; engages in self-evaluation, professional growth, scholarship, and effective training; meets professional development goals as set with the Head of School.
- Manages ParentSquare, e-mail and voice mail in line with school-wide expectations.
- Performs other duties as requested by the Head of School
Applicants should email a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.