MCH hires Montessori teachers who hold a Primary Montessori Teaching Certificate from an accredited Montessori training program. Non-Montessori teachers must hold at least 12 ECE credits. MCH occasionally has need for teachers with specific specialties: Spanish, Mandarin, Gymnastics and Music and Movement.
Current Job Openings:
Director - Montessori Children's House
Established in 1978, Montessori Children’s House of the West Coast (MCH) seeks a dynamic director to shepherd the school as it prepares to grow in size and scope. The ideal candidate will have the passion, experience, vision and energy to lead the process of strengthening a well-established school, while also looking to strategically grow its program to reach more children throughout the city of San Francisco.
The Director is responsible for the management of the school including curriculum oversight and day-to-day operations of the school. At the heart of MCH is its teaching staff, which has tremendous experience and wisdom. As such, working knowledge of the Montessori philosophy is essential to this role.
The Director adeptly facilitates and leverages the staff’s collective talent; develops, supports and inspires teachers individually; and builds a cohesive corps by promoting teamwork, information sharing, and off-site staff development. The Director proactively supports teachers’ values and decisions, and thinks creatively to provide innovative solutions founded on the Montessori philosophy.
Along with staff development, proven success in curriculum oversight, budget management, and community building are critical to the Director’s position. Diversity has been integral to the school’s success for the past three decades, and the Director builds such a community through a careful admissions process and an understanding of the community’s needs.
The Director personally and professionally upholds the tenets of MCH—“Education for Peace” and “A love of learning that lasts a lifetime”—and serves as a role model for staff, parents and children of the school and an ambassador of Montessori philosophy.