Director of the Montessori Academy

Georgia College
Georgia, United States
Competitive Salary
Apr 16, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Director of the Montessori Academy

Welcome and thank you for your interest in employment at our university. Georgia College is an integral part of our local and neighboring communities and we are seeking candidates who share that commitment and want to support our mission. Our university team is comprised of faculty and staff professionals who are dedicated to continuing to move Georgia College forward as a nationally preeminent public liberal arts university. Georgia College is located in Milledgeville, a charming town less than a two-hour drive from Atlanta. As you take the time to learn more about our university, we hope you enjoy it as much as we do. We invite you to review the current employment opportunities that are available at Georgia College. 

In keeping with the University's mission, we especially encourage applicants who will further our goal of cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender diversity. 

Job Summary

The Director of the Montessori Academy will be responsible for the leadership and operations of the Montessori Academy at the Early Learning Center. The position will report directly to the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and will work closely with the Director of the Early Learning Center to ensure compliance with Early Learning Center policies and procedures.


Program Management - 45

This position will oversee the daily operations of the program, to include, but not limited to ensuring the safety and well-being of all children in the program; proper staffing models for Montessori programming, licensing standards are met and documented in every childcare rooms; website coordination, and parent/guardian correspondence. Provide curricular oversight and ensure the availability of instructional materials for teacher and student use.

Financial Management - 25
Responsible for financial oversight of the programs operations, to include: generating tuition invoices (weekly/monthly), processing payments, ordering supplies, etc. Monitor and reconcile revenue and expenditures to ensure coherence to Montessori Academy business plan.

Leadership/Supervision - 25
Ability to lead, motivate, and inspire staff to fulfill their duty to teach children using Montessori methods. Supervision includes: recruitment, hiring, onboarding, evaluation, scheduling and terminations. Facilitate staff trainings to ensure that all state requirements and Montessori training requirements are met. Provide strategic and forward thinking leadership to provide the highest quality in early learning.

Other - 5
Contributes to the overall success of the Montessori Academy by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.



Education Requirements
Bachelor’s Degree in an education field or business-related field

Required Experience
At least two years of related experience

Other Required Qualifications
Pass a background check


Additional Preferred Qualifications
PeopleSoft Human Capital and Financials systems platform experience

Preferred Educational Qualifications
Masters Degree in education or business.
First Aid, CPR, and certified childcare professional and/or Montessori Certification

Preferred Experience
Related experience in jobs primary purpose; extensive administration experience and program management in an educational environment

Abilities, Knowledge Skills

Ability to lead, motivate, and inspire others to fulfill their work duties
Ability to provide high level customer service and communicate effectively with children and adults
Ability to prioritize, organize, and complete work
Ability to develop, manage and improve processes
Ability to build relationships and collaborate with individuals within the University, Board of Education, and community

Knowledge of child development, Montessori and Montessori method, childcare and institutional policies and procedures.
Fee collection management, budget development, maintenance, reporting and reconciliation, business process mapping, materials management and procurement.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Commitment to modeling excellence in the performance of work duties, and skill in holding employees accountable for meeting established standards of performance.
Responsible and principled decision-making
Problem solving approaches problems with a solution-oriented stance and informed by data/experience
Experience/ability to learn and become proficient in Peoplesoft Financials, Procare, and Tuition Express

The review applications will begin May 3, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Georgia College is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee and strives to create a campus environment which understands, fosters, and embraces the value of diversity. No person shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information, be excluded from employment or participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination, under any program or activity conducted by Georgia College.

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