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Director of Advancement - Brickton Montessori School

We are seeking an individual with a strong background in communications, marketing, admissions and fundraising.  This position reports to the Head of School and supervises/collaborates with other professionals, support staff, faculty and volunteers.


  • BA in communication, marketing, business, education or educational administration preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in the educational environment.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in communications, marketing, admissions or fundraising preferred.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Montessori education preferred.


  • Believes in a strong collaborative approach to planning and problem resolution.
  • Involves appropriate constituents in the decision making process and actions required to achieve goals.
  • Possesses strong organizational skills and is able to meet deadlines with integrity and reliability, even under pressure.
  • Analyzes data with discernment and attends to detail to ensure data integrity.
  • Communicates in a style that is informative, inspirational and invitational.
  • Builds strong interpersonal relationships with potential and current parents, board members and colleagues.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of Montessori philosophy and child development.


  • Manages all marketing and advertising of the school to prospective families as well as managing all internal marketing for retention.
  • Serves as the primary liaison to prospective parents relating to recruitment and enrollment.
  • Ensures accurate and timely steps for admission and advancement of students.
  • Works in cooperation with Volunteer Coordinator, board members and Head of School to plan and execute fundraising events.
  • Promotes ongoing communication with current and future parents through managing website, weekly newsletter and posts on social media.
  • Collaborates with faculty/staff on communication pieces to promote Montessori education, Brickton and independent schools.

Candidates should submit a resume, cover letter and salary requirements to

Mission:  We are a community of learners working together to provide a Montessori education experience that engages and inspires students to become life-long learners and responsible participants in our diverse global community.

Brickton Montessori is an independent non-profit school.  We are fully accredited by the American Montessori Society and the Independent School Association of the Central States.  We are a Recognized School by the Illinois State Board of Education and licensed by the Department of Children and Family Services.

Brickton Montessori School does not discriminate in their educational programs, hiring, or activities on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, sexual identity, age, religion, or ability or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.  

Posting Date: October 20, 2014

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