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Is your school a member of AIMS and interested in posting a position on the AIMS website?  Send an email with the position description to Karen Zehnal, our Communications Secretary, at communicationssecretary@illinoismontessorischools.com.  Positions will be posted for 90 days.

Physical Education Instructor (Part-Time): Brickton Montessori School

We are currently looking for a part-time Physical Education instructor at our accredited school.  The position will entail working with Pre-K through 8th grade students for approximately 15 hours per week, plus Sports Club 1-2 afternoons per week for (3) 8 week sessions.  There is also the opportunity to serve as the Cross Country coach and to work in the after school program.  BA degree or working toward a degree in physical education preferred.  Montessori experience and/or experience with primary and elementary students are a plus.  Send resume and cover letter to: erica.lane@brickton.org

Posting Date: July 22, 2015


6-9 Maternity Leave Coverage for Mid-August through December: Rogers Park Montessori School

Rogers Park Montessori School, located in the Andersonville neighborhood on the north side of Chicago, is seeking a 6-9 trained teacher to cover a maternity leave from mid-August 2015.  Our Montessori school is comprised of 400 children and 25 elementary staff members.  If you are interested in the position, please contact Ben Blair for further information (bblair@rpmschool.org or 773-271-1700).

Posting Date: June 24, 2015


Toddler Directress for 2015-2016 School Year: Montessori Children's Academy

Montessori Children's Academy is currently interviewing for an experienced (3 years or more) Montessori Toddler Directress for our 2015-2016 school year. Individual will be responsible for leading our Toddler classroom (15-24 month olds) and serving as mentor and supervising teacher for our Montessori Infant/Toddler Intern in the same classroom.

Ideal candidate will have the following: - AMS/AMS/MACTE accredited Montessori credential for 0-3 age group - 3 years plus experience in a Montessori 0-3 classroom - Excellent written and communication skills - Strong organizational, observation, and classroom management abilities to meet the needs of the children and parents with grace, courtesy, and respect - Thorough knowledge and foundation of Montessori philosophy and best practices in order to successfully mentor and guide a Montessori Intern - Reliable and consistent attendance and timely completion of position's responsibilities - Physical ability to safely meet the needs of Toddlers (lift 15-40lbs, stoop, bend, walk, work on the floor, work outside with the children in all seasons) - Strong collaboration and team approach to provide a nurturing environment

REQUIREMENTS: - AMS/AMI/MACTE accredited Montessori credential for 0-3 age group - 3 years plus experience in a Montessori 0-3 classroom - First-Aid/CPR certified is preferred

- Establish meaningful, respectful relationships with each child working toward their developmental goals and independence

Salary based upon years of experience and education. - Competitive salary

- Full time staff members receive paid holidays and accrue paid personal time off

- Discretionary classroom budget - Paid attendance to the AMS conference in Chicago in March 2016 - Supportive school leadership

Interested applicants should send resume and cover letter to Lillian Smith at admin@mca-villapark.com

706 E. Park Blvd. Villa Park, IL 60181 Ph 630-832-4423 Fax 630-832-6692

Posting Date: June 24, 2015


Primary Directress for 2015-16: Aurora Montessori School

Aurora Montessori School is searching for a Montessori Certified Primary Directress for the 2015 – 2016 school year.  With eight state-of-the-art-classrooms, a peaceful outdoor environment spanning the back of the school, and a multi-purpose environment for enrichment activities, our school community consists of 150 students aged 18 months – 6 years. We offer a competitive salary with options for medical, dental, vision, and 401k benefits.   Aurora Montessori School is an affiliate of Montessori Unlimited.

Candidate must have an AMS, AMI, NCME or other MACTE-credentialed certificate for Early Childhood. 

Please visit www.Montessori.com/7338 to begin an application.

Aurora Montessori School
Phone 630.898.4346 

Posting Date: May 26, 2015


Montessori Children’s Academy Job Posting:

Montessori Children's Academy is currently interviewing for an experienced (3 years or more) Montessori Toddler Directress for our 2015-2016 school year. Individual will be responsible for leading our Toddler classroom (15-24 month olds) and serving as mentor and supervising teacher for our Montessori Infant/Toddler Intern in the same classroom.

Ideal candidate will have the following: - AMS/AMS/MACTE accredited Montessori credential for 0-3 age group - 3 years plus experience in a Montessori 0-3 classroom - Excellent written and communication skills - Strong organizational, observation, and classroom management abilities to meet the needs of the children and parents with grace, courtesy, and respect - Thorough knowledge and foundation of Montessori philosophy and best practices in order to successfully mentor and guide a Montessori Intern - Reliable and consistent attendance and timely completion of position's responsibilities - Physical ability to safely meet the needs of Toddlers (lift 15-40lbs, stoop, bend, walk, work on the floor, work outside with the children in all seasons) - Strong collaboration and team approach to provide a nurturing environment

REQUIREMENTS: - AMS/AMI/MACTE accredited Montessori credential for 0-3 age group - 3 years plus experience in a Montessori 0-3 classroom - First-Aid/CPR certified is preferred

- Establish meaningful, respectful relationships with each child working toward their developmental goals and independence

Salary based upon years of experience and education. - Competitive salary

- Full time staff members receive paid holidays and accrue paid personal time off

- Discretionary classroom budget - Paid attendance to the AMS conference in Chicago in March 2016 - Supportive school leadership

Interested applicants should send resume and cover letter to Lillian Smith at admin@mca-villapark.com

706 E. Park Blvd. Villa Park, IL 60181 Ph 630-832-4423 Fax 630-832-6692


Pre-Primary Full-Time Directress: Old School Montessori in Grayslake

Old School Montessori in Grayslake is looking for a full-time Directress for our Pre-Primary Program (15 months to 3 years old).  For more information, please contact our School Administrator Cristina Youtsey at 847-223-9606 or cyoutsey@osmkids.com

Posting Date: May 26, 2015


Elementary II Montessori (Maternity) Teaching Position: Oscar Mayer Magnet

Oscar Mayer Magnet School (within Chicago Public Schools) is searching for a E2 Maternity Leave Teacher.  Candidate must have an appreciation of the Montessori philosophy, and the willingness to implement the Montessori Curriculum.  Teacher will work with 30 multiage students ranging from 4th-5th grade.  This teacher will be working both with the Montessori curriculum and the Common Core Standards.  Many of the materials utilized in this classroom are teacher created.  This position requires time spent outside of the classroom to collaborate with their colleagues, create instructional materials, participate in parent education nights, complete training, etc.  A high level of organizational skills are needed to manage the multi age classroom, assess students needs, differentiate with individual work plans and progress monitor 30 students individually.

This is a maternity leave position.  It will begin end of April/mid May until the end of the 2014-15 school year.  It will extend into the 2015-16 academic year.

Training/Certifications:
Type 03 teaching certificate required, proficient in balanced literacy and guided reading instruction, proficient in 4-5th grade math instruction,  proficient in administering the Fountas and Pinnell assessment, understanding of Common Core Standards for grades K-5th grade in both language arts and mathematics.  Experience teaching science through the use of curriculums like FOSS Science.   

Teaching position requires an understanding of both Montessori and International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program.  Montessori certification a plus, but not required. 

Application:
A cover letter and resume can be submitted to Karen Neary, Montessori Coordinator at kbneary@cps.edu.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  You will be contacted if we would like to schedule an interview.

Posting Date: May 26, 2015


Infant Teacher: Alta Vista Montessori School

At Alta Vista Montessori School we are looking for an infant teacher for our beautiful well equipped new infant classroom.

The ideal teacher will have the A to I certification and at classroom experience with infants. Teacher will be required to run an infant room of 8 children 3 months to 15 months. We need someone who can work well with parents, be an excellent communicator, organized, confident and knowledgeable about infant care. Must be able to supervise and train assistants and prepare the environment for the changing stages of development.

 
We are a diverse school located in Libertyville IL a suburb of Chicago. Our school was founded in 1998 and offers an AMI curriculum through age 6. Please visit our website to learn more: www.altavistamontessori.com

We offer a competitive salary and benefits. Interested applicants please email a resume to Sophia Ginder at info@altavistamontessori.com or fax to 847-918-1921.

Posting Date: May 24, 2015


 

 Posting Date: May 24, 2015

Assistant/Aide: Alta Vista Montessori School

Alta Vista Montessori School is hiring a full time Children's House assistant (3 to 6 yrs) and an after school part time aide. We need inspired, passionate individuals who love working with children, willing to learn about Montessori to help us maintain a well-organized Montessori environment.

 
We are a diverse school located in Libertyville IL a suburb of Chicago. Our school was founded in 1998 and offers an AMI curriculum through age 6. Please visit our website to learn more: www.altavistamontessori.com

We offer a competitive salary and benefits. Interested applicants please email a resume to Sophia Ginder at info@altavistamontessori.com or fax to 847-918-1921.

Posting Date: May 24, 2015


 Posting Date: May 24, 2015

0-3 Curriculum Coordinator: University Village Montessori School

Located in the heart of University Village near the University of Illinois Chicago campus and only minutes away from Chicago downtown.  Our mission is to respect and nurture a passion for learning in young children. We strive to provide children with the best possible start in life through the development and enhancement of cognitive, linguistic, motor, social-emotional, and self-help learning skills in an authentic Montessori environment.  We are looking for experienced, Montessori certified teachers who are excited about helping to ignite that passion.

Seeking Curriculum Coordinator to support our Infant and Toddler classrooms.  The coordinator will work inside and outside of the classroom to support student learning and achievement.  The coordinator assists the Director in supporting administration, analysis, process improvements, informal and formal assessment design, professional development, and implements/manages instruction and curriculum design.

Should have a strong Montessori foundation and understanding of early childhood development, encourages independence, patience and respect for children and adults.  Understands how to prepare a safe and engaging Montessori environment that provides social, physical, and intellectual development opportunities for children.  Is able to collaborate with staff, and communicate with parents working towards the goal of nurturing a passion for learning in children.

Qualifications
AMS diploma
Minimum 5 to 7 yrs of experience
BA Required
MA Preferred

Posting Date: May 24, 2015


 Posting Date: May 24, 2015

Lead Infant and Toddler Teachers: University Village Montessori School

Located in the heart of University Village near the University of Illinois Chicago campus and only minutes away from Chicago downtown.  Our mission is to respect and nurture a passion for learning in young children. We strive to provide children with the best possible start in life through the development and enhancement of cognitive, linguistic, motor, social-emotional, and self-help learning skills in an authentic Montessori environment.  We are looking for experienced, Montessori certified teachers who are excited about helping to ignite that passion.

Seeking Lead Infant and Toddler teachers for year round program.  Should have early childhood development understanding, patience and respect for children, encourage independence, prepare safe and engaging Montessori environment, provide social, physical, and intellectual development opportunities, collaborate with staff, and communicate with parents to nurture a passion for learning.

Qualifications
AMS diploma required
Minimum 3yrs of experience preferred
BA preferred

Posting Date: May 24, 2015

Toddler Director 8:00am-noon: Montessori Academy of Glen Ellyn

Montessori Academy of Glen Ellyn is the oldest Montessori School in DuPage County, located in the Western Suburbs of Chicago.  We offer Toddler, Pre Primary, Elementary and Middle School classes.  The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree, Montessori
certification (AMS/AMI) and classroom experience.  Strong collaborative skills
are needed for a team teaching approach. A second language is a plus.  We adhere
to the positive discipline approach outlined in the book Smart Love by Maratha
and William Pieper.

Applicants may send resume to grow@mymage.org
Phone:  630-469-4727

Posting Date: May 24, 2015


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