POSITIONS AT MIDTOWN MONTESSORI:
• Bachelor's degree in early childhood education or child development required, Master of Arts degree preferred;
• Business administration experience along with advanced computer skills;
• Montessori experience a plus;
• Must be professionally prepared to interact with young children;
• Sensitive and mature with the ability to relate well to both children and adults; and
• Personality and ability to provide leadership and stability for program continuity.
The Executive Director is responsible for supervising, managing, overseeing the entire operation at Midtown Montessori: a unique, well-established, non-profit Montessori child care center located in Midtown Detroit where children from diverse economic and ethnic backgrounds are cared for by incredibly dedicated and loving teachers. The center is licensed by the State of Michigan for children ages 6 weeks to 8 years old. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors. The Executive Director’s job description is fluid and on-going, changing as necessary for the benefit and well-being of the children. The primary duties/responsibilities are listed below:
• Direct day-to-day operations of the Center.
• Oversee all aspects of licensing standards, renewal process, and reporting.
• Understand and follow the necessary steps of State mandated reporting, including holding annual employee training.
• Attain and maintain Montessori Certification; review and communicate Montessori standard of high quality child care.
• Plan optimum utilization of outdoor and indoor space.
• Implement policies for admission, attendance, curriculum goals, safety, nutrition, discipline, etc.
• Enroll children and maintain maximum enrollment.
• Actively market the Center with the Board Marketing Committee to increase enrollment and community presence.
• Maintain and regularly update the Center's website and social media presence.
• Separately and securely maintain an updated file for each child and employee.
• Be responsible for record keeping for DHS, MCIR, and Detroit Health Department illness reports.
• Be the instructional leader of the Center.
• Evaluate program components and curriculum with Child Care Coordinator/Master Teacher.
• Be responsible for transportation of children to the hospital in cases of emergency.
• Implement and oversee food program based upon sound nutritional principles.
• Read and implement the requirements of the Employee Handbook and Personnel Policies.
• Follow and update as needed the Operations Manual.
Fiscal Management - along with the Office Administrator/Bookkeeper
• Prepare annual budget with the Board Treasurer and/or Deputy Treasurer.
• Operate the Center within the approved budget.
• Use Quickbooks to maintain accounting of the Center.
• Prepare and present regular financial statements to the Board.
• Accurately maintain tuition accounts.
• Accurately maintain inventory records for equipment and supplies.
• Purchase food, equipment, and supplies prudently.
• Assist with the annual audit ensuring timely filing of necessary tax forms and meeting reporting requirements.
• Seek grant and corporate funding, and coordinate fund development with the Board and Fund Development Committee.
• Oversee administration and proper use of awarded grants and corporate funding with follow-up appreciation letters.
• Work with Board and Fund Development Committee in developing and instituting fundraising activities.
• Determine staffing needs and responsibilities as necessary for the efficient and optimum operation of the Center.
• Recruit, hire and discipline employees.
• Prepare and post work schedules.
• Observe, evaluate, and inform employees on work performance.
• Foster a positive work environment; encourage harmonious interpersonal employee relationships through planning, evaluation and direct involvement.
• Maintain a confidential employee personnel file for each employee containing the employee’s most current application, resume, education credentials, transcripts, letters of recommendations, health form, TB test verification, police clearance, DHS clearance, Employee Information form, evaluations, leave records, I-9, and W-4.
• Accurately calculate and report employee payroll; accurately record use of employee PTO.
• Accurately maintain and record employee benefits.
• Advocate on behalf of employees.
• Perform regular evaluations of employees.
• Train employees as required by licensing standards and as required to meet the Center’s mission statement.
• Promote a sense of community between families and the Center.
• Take all enrollment calls and conduct tours for prospective families.
• Provide orientation for each new family.
• Plan educational and social family events and meetings.
• Keep families regularly informed of Center activities.
• Serve as a resource for families.
Board of Directors Liaison
• Attend Board meetings and provide reports.
• Serve as a resource for the Board.
• Maintain records of all Board meetings.
• At the Board’s discretion, prepare annual self-evaluation.
• Create and foster a relationship with community stakeholders in Midtown including non-
profit and government agencies concerned with the education and welfare of children and families.
• Contribute as a speaker, resource to community groups for events related to early childhood and family life.
• Actively participate in early childhood professional groups.
• Be an ambassador of good will.
All applicants for the Executive Director role should apply to Trisha Stein at firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax at (313) 224-5886 or by mail at 3420 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI 48201 by July 18, 2014.
Office Administrator | Bookkeeper
Assist the Executive Director in managing Midtown Montessori: a unique, well-established, non-profit Montessori child care center located in Midtown, Detroit, for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years old.Fiscal Managmement:
Prepare budgets and financial reports in a timely manner as required by the Executive Director and MM Board of Directors, coordinating with key staff as required.Help guide financial decisions by establishing, monitoring and enforcing accounting policies and procedures, as recommended by the independent accountant hired by the MM Board of Directors.Manage online tuition billing and payment. Assist in preparation of annual budget and audit.Manage Quickbooks, EZ Care and AcceptPay programs.Administer government reimbursement programs including record keeping, billing, and collections. Maintain vendor listings and payment.Prepares payroll for all MM employees.Assist with fund development including grant research and writing, and corporate donations.Attend Board meetings, report updated financials.Office Management:
Provide support to MM staff, families, and children.Answer office phone, take and retrieve messages, direct calls.Maintain and order office supplies.Maintain professional office appearance.Coordinate Center’s housekeeping and maintenance.Maintain, update and secure confidential children and faculty files per internal and State licensing rules.Manage and maintain student enrollment database.Maintain parent electronic mailing list and assist Executive Director with communications.Regularly back up computer files.Create classroom forms (sign-in and weekly attendance sheets).Contact Board members about Board meetings, dates, location and time; set up room and materials for Board meeting.Schedule and conduct Center tours for prospective parents.Read and fulfill the requirements of the Employee Handbook and Personnel Policies.Enroll new parents in the absence of the Executive Director. Assist the Director with DHS enrollment and documents.Manage Human Resources benefits and policies (retirement, health care, leave time) for all MM personnel. Monitor workers' compensation and unemployment insurance.Record keeping of all personnel training materials and training schedule.Assist Executive Director and Board with marketing activities.Qualifications:
At least 18 years old.Associate degree in accounting or finance with a minimum of two (2) years accounting-related experience required.Computer knowledge and experience required.At least one year experience as office manager or office assistant.Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, QuickBooks, EZ Care.Experience working with a diverse group of individuals.Must maintain confidentiality.Must possess strong organizational skills.Professionally prepared to work as an office administrator for an early childhood education institution. Sensitive and mature with the ability to relate well to both children and adults. Personality and ability to provide leadership and stability for program continuity.This position is 40 hours a week. To apply: Email a resume, cover letter, and 3 references to: email@example.com.
Lead Preschool Teacher
The ideal candidate should possess a Montessori AMI or AMS credential. A Bachelor's degree/Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education combined with experience with preschool-aged students as required by State Licensing regulations. We are seeking a teacher who is very passionate about children and will stay long term. Other desired qualities/skills include: a proven track record of strong communication skills with parents, staff and students, organizational skills, and a team player. Candidates must either have or be willing to receive their CPR, First Aid and Blood Borne Pathogens training.
Plan and implement daily Montessori lesson plansCommunicate with parents and setup parent-teacher conferencesOrganize and maintain the classroomSupervise Assistant(s)
Lead Toddler Teacher
The ideal candidate should possess a Montessori AMI or AMS credential. A Bachelor's Degree/Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education combined with experience with children as required by State Licensing regulations. We are seeking a teacher who is very passionate about children and will stay long term. Other desired qualities/skills include: a proven track record of strong communication skills with parents, staff and students, organizational skills, and a team player. Candidates must either have or be willing to receive their CPR, First Aid and Blood Borne Pathogens training.
Plan and implement daily Montessori lesson plansCommunicate with parents about their child's or children's activitiesOrganize and maintain the classroomSupervise Assistant(s)Work with children and their parents on potty training
This teaching position will assist the Lead Teacher. The ideal candidate should possess a Montessori AMI or AMS credential, a bachelor's degree preferably in Early Childhood Education, and have experience with children. If the candidate does not possess Early Childhood credits or degree, he/she must be willing to commit to enrolling into a CDA, Montessori, or an Early Childhood program. We are looking for someone who will stay long term and is very passionate about children. Other desired qualifications include strong communication skills with parents, staff, and students; a positive attitude; good organization skills; and a team player. Candidates must either have or be willing to receive their CPR, First Aid, and Blood Borne Pathogens training.
Plan and implement daily Montessori lesson plans along with the Lead TeacherCommunicate with parents regarding their child's or children's activitiesOrganize and maintain the classroomCollaborate with Lead TeacherAbility to work with children and their parents on potty training
Interns and Student Assistants
Midtown Montessori provides excellent opportunities for students to complete their practical training and gain experience with teaching children! Please send us your resume and interests so that we can evaluate the opportunities available for you.