City Garden Montessori School (City Garden) is the only Montessori charter school in Missouri, and we are one of the highest-performing charter schools in the state. Our team possesses passion and determination to implement the Montessori approach to educating children in a diverse, public school environment. City Garden is committed to being an anti-biased, anti-racist community and seeks others who are passionate about these values. We are committed to continuous learning and growth for adults in the community, to foster excellence for all City Garden children.

As we grow, we continue to seek individuals to join us for the 2020-21 school year who share our vision for academic excellence for all children and holistic Montessori education, rooted in equity and social justice.

 

Family Support Coordinator/School Social Worker

As City Garden embarks on this ambitious strategic plan, we’re seeking to hire a Family Support Coordinator for our flagship campus at the start of our 2020-21 school year (August 12, 2020).

Providing holistic support to our students and families is core to our school model; the Family Support Coordinator/ School Social Worker will have the responsibility of coordinating counseling, social-emotional and wrap-around support for City Garden students and families.

The primary duties of the Family Support Coordinator/ School Social Worker are:

  • Provide counseling and individualized intervention support for students
  • Coordinate family and student resource support
  • Support and coordinate relationship- and community-building at City Garden
  • Support social-emotional assessment and education

The Family Support Coordinator/ School Social Worker will contribute to a positive, trustworthy, and respectful climate that has consistent expectations for all. The Family Support Coordinator/ School Social Worker will build relationships, communicate proactively, and promote continual growth while maintaining a student-centered focus.

The Family Support Coordinator/ School Social Worker will report directly to City Garden’s Principal, and will collaborate with City Garden Montessori’s faculty and staff, parents, and students to implement the school’s mission and vision.

The priorities for the Family Support Coordinator/ School Social Worker over the next two years will be:

  • Building strong relationships among students, guides, staff, parents and community members
  • Ensure that students and families have the physical and emotional support they need throughout COVID-19
  • Working with the principal to build and codify City Garden’s student and family support program as we prepare to grow our flagship campus, beginning in Fall, 2021

The ideal Family Support Coordinator/ School Social Worker candidate will…

  • Be an experienced school social worker
  • Have strong rapport with children ages 3-14 and their parents and guardians
  • Be familiar with Montessori education, and aligned to Montessori’s holistic approach to child development
  • Have a strong grounding in anti-bias education and antiracist values and principles, and is excited to be part of a school that is reimagining education through these lenses
  • Have an ability to meet people where they are, build and nurture strong relationships, collaborate across stakeholders, build community, and lead with empathy and conviction
  • Be deeply committed to both whole-child education and academic rigor, having proven success and outcomes in meeting children’s needs holistically and supporting high academic achievement for children of all backgrounds
  • Be excited to engage deeply with students, teachers, staff and families as partners
  • Love to learn, have a sense of egoless-ness, be open to feedback, have an extreme growth mindset, and will always place children at the center of decisions and actions

A  complete job description can be downloaded at this LINK.

 

Early Childhood Education Director in Residence

As City Garden embarks on this ambitious strategic plan, we’re seeking to hire an Early Childhood Education Director in Residence for our flagship campus at the start of our 2020-21 school year. From August 2020 to June 2021, this position will be part-time – approximately 20 hours per month. In July, 2021, the person in this role will transition into the permanent Early Childhood Education Director and will become full-time.

The Early Childhood Education in Director in Residence (ECEDIR) will be instrumental in preparing for our Primary program to expand in the 2021-2022 school year. The ECEDIR will take the lead in identifying and planning for academic and instructional capacity building and developing strategies to retain and strengthen City Garden’s culture and sense of community among a growing Primary staff and set of families. The ECEDIR will oversee hiring of new Primary staff for Fall, 2021, and will work closely with the Principal and the Chief Academic Officer to codify curriculum, systems and structures to support the growth of the program. The ECEDIR will also provide critical input to the facilities and operational needs to support the growth of the Primary program. The ECEDIR will contribute to a positive, trustworthy, and respectful climate amongst the Primary staff that has consistent expectations for all. The ECEDIR will build relationships, communicate proactively, and promote continual growth while maintaining a student-centered focus.

The ideal Director of Early Childhood in Residence candidate will…

  • Have at least seven years’ experience as a lead Primary Montessori guide
  • Be Montessori certified and have experience in public Montessori school settings
  • Have a strong grounding in anti-bias education and antiracist values and principles, and is excited to reimagining education through these lenses
  • Have an ability to meet people where they are, build and nurture a strong team, collaborate across stakeholders, build community, and lead with both empathy and conviction
  • Be deeply committed to both whole-child education and academic rigor, having proven success and outcomes in meeting children’s needs holistically and achieving high academic outcomes for children of all backgrounds
  • Have a track record of success around closing racial achievement/ opportunity gaps
  • Be excited to engage deeply with students, teachers, staff and families as partners
  • Love to learn, have a sense of egoless-ness, be open to constant feedback, have an extreme growth mindset, and will always place children at the center of decisions and action

A complete job description can be downloaded at this LINK.

 

Assistant Guides

City Garden Montessori School has openings for  Assistant Guides in our Primary, Kindergarten, Lower Elementary and Upper Elementary classrooms for the 2020-21 school year. We are seeking professionals with early childhood, elementary, or middle school classroom experience to fulfill those positions.

An ideal candidate will have a passion for academically rigorous, individualized, experiential education in a diverse public-school setting. The candidate must be committed to growing in a school environment that is committed to anti-bias/anti-racist values and practices with a vision to create a more equitable world through education. We are also seeking a candidate who is interested in making City Garden their vocational “home” for many years.

More information about the Lower Elementary Assistant Guide can be found HERE.

More information about the Primary 3 Assistant Guide can be found HERE.

 

City Garden Montessori School is an equal opportunity employer and an organization that values diversity, equity and inclusion. Recruiting staff to create an inclusive organization is a priority, and they encourage applicants from all cultures, races, ethnicities, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientations, gender identities, military or veteran status, or other statuses protected by law. All candidates are evaluated solely on their qualifications to perform the work required.