Primary School Director – AMI – Oregon

Administrator/Head of School,

Sundborn Children's House

Primary Director, Albany, Oregon

Accepting Applications August 2022

Sundborn Children’s House is seeking a Director to lead our well-established Montessori School. The non-profit Sundborn Children’s House is a 25+ year-old school of 2 primary classrooms with property and a wait list that will support expansion. This is a year-round, salaried, and exempt position working weekdays, generally a 40-hour week with occasional evening and weekend hours. School operates year-round with 3 weeks off both before and after summer sessions in addition to the usual 8 holiday weeks from September through March.  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 attitude and a kind spirit for the important work of building relationships with students, families, colleagues and the wider community. This person will work with a passionately dedicated staff within a caring community of students and parents. 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 in Corvallis, an hour to the wild Pacific Ocean, to the snowy Cascade mountains, and to 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 classrooms and outdoor environments, and a dynamic working community of Montessori professionals. 

Interested applicants are invited to email the following items, addressed to Board of Directors, to

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 

Three references with names, how you are connected to them and their 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.