Director

Administrator/Head of School,

Sundborn Children's House

Sundborn Children’s House is seeking a Director to lead our Montessori School beginning September 2020. The non-profit Sundborn Children’s House is a 25+

year-old school of 2 primary classrooms and is poised to expand. This is a year-round, salaried, and exempt position working Monday through Friday, generally a 40-hour week with occasional evening and weekend hours. Our ideal candidate is an experienced Montessori professional with at least a bachelor’s degree and an AMI Montessori credential. They possess exceptional communication and organizational skills, and preferably AMI Montessori Primary classroom experience as a guide or as a Montessori administrator. This position requires refined skills in a professional setting and can support a team toward program excellence through collaboration.

The Director must demonstrate a positive and kind spirit to the important work of building relationships with students, families, colleagues and the wider community. We prioritize candidates who bring enthusiasm, adaptability, and integrity and who model a willingness to develop skills to meet the challenge of service changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic as we anticipate periods of quarantine-related closures or the need to support individually quarantined students. Candidates must be willing and able to work both on-campus and maintain a full-time schedule if a campus closure necessitates working from home. This person will work with a stellar staff, and nurturing community relationships for fundraising. The right person for this role thrives in communicating Montessori effectively with parents and the business community to help cultivate and sustain strong parent/school/community partnerships. The Director possesses digital competence, works with the bookkeeper to manage the school’s fiscal resources, and reports to the Board.

We are located in the mid-Willamette Valley in Albany, Oregon, 10 miles from Oregon State University, an hour to the wild Pacific Ocean, to the snowy Cascade mountains, and to the diverse cities of Portland and Eugene.

Sundborn supports our staff with a competitive salary structure and benefits package, a program rooted in AMI standards, a commitment to professional development, beautiful and well-equipped classroom and outdoor environments, and a dynamic working community of Montessori professionals.

Interested applicants are invited to email the following to hr@sundborn.org:

• A cover letter describing where you are in your professional journey and why you are interested in this job

• Your resume detailing training and experience

• Two references with names, how you are connected to them and contact information

Sundborn Children’s House School does not discriminate on any status protected under local, state or federal laws in the admission of otherwise qualified students or in the administration of its educational policies or programs, hiring, or employment practices.