Lower Elementary Guide


Childpeace Montessori School

Childpeace Montessori is seeking a Lower Elementary Guide to join our Elementary Program beginning August 2020.

The Lower Elementary Guide will lead an established classroom of 6- to 9- year-olds, both onsite and in the Google classroom digital environment. For the 20-21 school year, the Lower Elementary Guide will be a part of the team working to adapt curriculum and lessons to a distance learning model as needed during times of pandemic restrictions. Work hours are generally Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and these will remain consistent even during times of working from home. The wage range for this position depends on experience and begins at $50,000 on an annual basis.

Our ideal candidate has a Bachelor’s degree and AMI Elementary Montessori Certification, possesses strong communication and organizational skills, Montessori Elementary classroom experience, embraces professional teamwork and collaboration, and brings a positive and kind spirit to the important work of building relationships with students and colleagues. At this time, we are also prioritizing candidates who bring enthusiasm and a willingness to develop skills to meet the challenge of distance learning 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 onsite within stable cohort groups and maintain a full-time schedule conducting distance learning if working from home. Art/music abilities, physical education/movement skills or facility with Spanish language are helpful supportive skills.

This position is salaried, exempt, and benefit-eligible (medical, dental, and vision insurance, and more).

Requirements upon hire:

Background clearance through Department of Human Services

Within 30 days must obtain:

Pediatric CPR/First Aid Certificate

Food Handler Certification

Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect (RRCAN)

Introduction to Child Care Health and Safety (ICCHS)

Prevention is Better Than Treatment (PBTT)

We are located in urban NW Portland and easily accessed by bike and public transportation. Childpeace 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 environments, strong administrative support, and a dynamic working community of Montessori professionals.

Interested applicants are invited to email the following to humanresources@childpeace.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

*No phone calls please.

Childpeace Montessori School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, physical or mental ability, or any other 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.