Assistant Head of School

Other Administration,

Pacific Crest School

Founded in 1985, Pacific Crest School (PCS) is an independent Montessori school in Seattle serving 220 students in preschool through eighth grade with both an urban campus and working, sustainable farm. We recruit and retain high-quality employees by offering professional development opportunities, competitive salaries and benefits, and a close-knit, supportive community.

The Assistant Head of School works in tandem with the Head of School, focusing on supporting students, staff, and families, and providing leadership in all aspects of the school. There is a wide range of responsibilities offered in this position, and the ideal candidate will be willing and enthusiastic to assist where needed.

All candidates should have Montessori classroom and/or leadership experience in the field of education, along with excellent interpersonal skills, sense of humor, and an interest in engaging in the school community, while advocating for students, supporting parents, and collaborating with faculty and staff to nurture an exemplary Montessori community.

Additional requirements:

Provide leadership in day-to-day operations and administrative activities

Manage and mentor administrative staff as needed

Hire, onboard, and coach classroom assistant staff to meet staffing needs

Lead and implement a variety of school initiatives and topics from the strategic plan, including capital improvements to school campuses and related development campaigns

Oversee administrative compliance with state licensing requirements

Participate in marketing and communications strategy and implementation

Manage aspects of Human Resources along with the Business Manager, including:

o Employee Handbook

o Policies and Procedures

o Staffing schedules and resources

Strategize and plan extra-curricular and summer programs

Demonstrate the importance of personal and professional growth and support administrative and support staff in their growth

Support all aspects of the school as needed when Head of School is off campus

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor degree or higher

Educational philosophy consistent with the PCS mission

Strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Strong interpersonal, communication, and relationship skills

Organizational and project management skills

Computer skills: Google suite, word processing, light Excel/database/project management

Professional, personable demeanor with flexibility and integrity

Proven ability to work collaboratively with administrators, faculty, staff, parents, and Board

Commitment to the intellectual, moral, personal, and physical growth of young people

Able to work some evenings and weekends, as required

Preferred Qualifications:

Ability to obtain and maintain all requirements for Program Supervisor for DCYF-licensed child care centers, including background check clearance, ongoing training, and all necessary education verification and trainings

Significant school administrative experience, particularly independent schools

Teaching experience

Nonprofit experience

AMI Montessori training and experience, and/or Early Learning

This is a full-time, 12 month, exempt position beginning as early as June of 2021 and reporting to the Head of School.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to

PCS is an equal opportunity employer, and as such, believes that each individual is entitled to equal opportunity without regard to sex, color, race, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under federal or state anti-discrimination laws.