The Pre-K Founding Director will lead faculty, staff, instruction and culture at the Harlem Montessori Pre-K, guiding the school community to realize our vision. The ideal candidate will have experience in early childhood instruction and school leadership as well as experience with the Montessori approach. As the instructional leader of the Harlem Montessori Pre-K, the Director’s focus will be to design and build a world class progressive Pre-K program. The candidate will work within an organization that values entrepreneurial drive and accountability as well as kindness, warmth and teamwork.
Ensure student learning and the quality of student thinking
Promote student independence, intellectual curiosity and intrinsic motivation
Hire, manage and develop an exceptionally effective faculty and staff
Facilitate high quality professional development
Build and nurture strong relationships to maintain a thriving community of families
Ensure compliance with NYS standard
Master’s degree in Early Childhood Development or related field
Minimum five years of teaching experience and five years of leadership experience
Experience teaching in a Montessori school, preferably in an urban setting
Ability to effectively lead a team of educators to accomplish an ambitious vision
Experience in leading school culture based on restorative practices
A sense of personal accountability for results and experience holding a team to high standards; entrepreneurial mindset with focus on student outcomes
Our team is passionately committed to the vision and values of Harlem Village Academies; have a positive mindset; a very strong work ethic; and an inner drive for excellence. The ideal candidate will thrive working within an entrepreneurial and results-driven environment.
Harlem Village Academies is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to diversity among our staff. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.