Classroom Assistant


Ruffing Montessori School

Accepting Applications for Classroom Assistants:

Toddler Community, Children’s House, Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary

Start Date: Aug. 1, 2021

Ruffing Montessori School, an independent, co-educational school serving children 18 months through 8th grade, in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, seeks bright, energetic, and collaborative individuals to serve as a classroom assistant. Part-time and full-time positions are available in the Toddler Community (ages 18 months to 3 years), Children’s House (ages 3 to 6 years), Lower Elementary (ages 6 to 9 years), and/or Upper Elementary (9 to 12 years) programs. The incumbent will assist the Lead Teacher in caring for and guiding the meaningful work of children throughout their school day. A classroom assistant works collaboratively with a trained Montessori teacher to support the day-to-day maintenance of the classroom, facilitate transitions, and maintain routines of the day.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate enthusiasm for working with children, and possess a nurturing character, a positive spirit, creativity, patience and a growth mindset. The ideal candidate will respect the necessity for consistent attendance and appreciate working cooperatively in an atmosphere of respect. Most of all, the successful candidate will demonstrate keen enthusiasm and appreciation for Ruffing’s culture, values, and mission: “The mission of Ruffing Montessori School is to employ the philosophy and methods of Dr. Maria Montessori to educate young people to their fullest potential, instilling a deep sense of personal independence and social responsibility. With the knowledge that they are citizens of the world, they will contribute to that world by making decisions based on the highest order of ethics and conscience.”

Ruffing Montessori School encourages individuals of all ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds to apply for employment. We are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization, as we want to engage all those who can contribute to our mission.

Interested candidates are encouraged to send a letter of interest, current resume, and list of three references to Materials will be reviewed as received and interviews will follow. The School is eager to find the best candidates to fill these roles and will be prepared to immediately hire the right candidates.

Ruffing Montessori School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national or ethnic origin, age, physical ability, handicap, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, or veteran status. The school’s equal employment opportunity practices extend to recruitment, hiring, selection, compensation, benefits, transfer, promotion, training, discipline, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.