Employment

Current Opportunites:

Children's House Montessori Classroom Assistants 

RMS is seeking enthusiastic classroom Assistants to help provide a warm and nurturing environment for our 3-5 year old children under the direction of the Guide (lead teacher.)  Position works cohesively with the Guide and duties range from organizing materials to guiding the children through self-directed activities. Under the Guide’s discretion, the assistant will assist in the overall use of assessment tools/strategies to help make instructional decisions, complete/maintain records and/or reports and participate in activities that nurture a productive learning environment. 

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma required; two years of college coursework in education preferred
  • Experience working in a Montessori classroom environment preferred
  • Experience working with diverse students and families
  • A passion for supporting children's cognitive, emotional, social, and physical growth
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to analyze student behavior and apply appropriate intervention
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to multi-task, and self-initiative required

 

Children's House Guide Position

Rochester Montessori School is seeking a Children's House Guide who is excited to work collaboratively within a classroom team. As the lead guide, this position will apply expertise to create, inspire, and direct learning to meet the needs of children individually.  This position is responsible for preparing an environment that is suitable for the children within the Children's House classroom community.     

Qualifications:

  • Qualifications for the applicable classroom level:
    • Montessori certification from an accredited organization (AMS, AMI, MACTE, etc) or a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education (or similar) and a desire to complete a Montessori diploma
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • Experience working with diverse students and families
  • A passion for supporting children's cognitive, emotional, social, and physical growth
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Previous experience in a Montessori toddler community preferred
  • Ability to analyze student behavior and apply appropriate intervention
  • Strong organizational and classroom management skills, ability to multi-task, and self-initiative required

 

Middle Years Program IB Guide and Coordinator

Rochester Montessori School is seeking qualified Guides (lead teachers) who are excited to work collaboratively within a classroom team. As the lead guide, this position applies their expertise to create, inspire, and direct learning to meet the needs of children individually.    This position is responsible for preparing an environment that is suitable for the children within the classroom community.  Guides are used at all program levels: Toddler, Children's House, Elementary, and the Middle Years Program.    

Qualifications:

  • Qualifications for the applicable classroom level:
    • Montessori certification from an accredited organization (AMS, AMI, MACTE, etc) or a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education (or similar) and a desire to complete a Montessori diploma; or
    • Experience in an IB Accredited Program
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • Experience working with diverse students and families
  • A passion for supporting children's cognitive, emotional, social, and physical growth
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Previous experience in a Montessori toddler community preferred
  • Ability to analyze student behavior and apply appropriate intervention
  • Strong organizational and classroom management skills, ability to multi-task, and self-initiative required

 

Accountant - Part-Time

Join our growing school and work with a dynamic team of educators. We are looking for an Accountant to manage all financial transactions, from fixed payments and variable expenses to bank deposits and budgets. Accountant responsibilities include auditing financial documents and procedures, reconciling bank statements, and calculating tax payments and returns. To be successful in this role, you should have previous experience with bookkeeping and a flair for spotting numerical mistakes. Ultimately, you will provide us with accurate quantitative information on financial position, liquidity, and cash flows, while ensuring we’re compliant with all tax regulations. The position includes paid time off and a staff discount on tuition.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a part-time position. Typical days and hours of work are 20-30 hours power week  Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Some flexibility in hours is allowed but the employee is expected to work a minimum of 20 hours per week and attend all administrative meetings, staff meetings, and finance committee meetings.   

Competencies

  1. Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Practices (GAAP)
  2. Non-Profit Financial Management
  3. Human Resources Capacity 
  4. Ethical Conduct
  5. Thoroughness
  6. Time Management

Required Education and Experience

  • College degree in accounting or equivalent from an accredited college
  • Two or more years of related experience and/or training
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Knowledge of Accrual Accounting Practices

Preferred Education and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting is preferred.
  • Nonprofit experience preferred

 

Additional Services Coordinator for After School, Enrichments, & Summer Programs

Looking for an energetic person to join our admin team. Rochester Montessori School is looking for an after-school services and enrichments coordinator to help us grow and develop exciting programs for our students. Under the direction of the Head of School, the ideal candidate will assist with developing and managing programs and events that serve and enhance the RMS community with an emphasis on Before/After School Care, Studios, and Summer Programming. This includes assisting with recruiting, hiring, scheduling, and managing approximately of 17-25 hourly staff and assistants. Expectations also include, social media management, supporting the front desk, and assisting with other administrative tasks as needed.

  • Program Implementation: Before and After School Care Programs, after-school enrichment programs, and summer programming.
  • Administrative Support: Work closely with the Office Assistant to ensure the office is fully supported. This includes answering phones, monitoring the front door, assisting with classrooms, supplementing the front desk coverage schedule, etc.
  • Volunteer Management includes onboarding, training, background checks, etc.
  • Event Support for school-wide events with planning, set up, take down, prepping, etc

Expected Hours of Work: Expected hours for this position will be Monday through Friday from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm.

Required Education and Experience

  • Must be MN DHS Director Qualified, which requires a minimum of 1,040 hours of paid or unpaid staff supervision experience and at least nine quarter credits or 90 hours earned in any combination of accredited courses in staff supervision, human relations, and child development.
  • Knowledge of Minnesota DHS Licensing Regulations for Child Care Centers
  • 1 year of classroom experience in either Early Childhood or Elementary age programs is preferred.
  • Proficient written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and conflict management skills

 

 

Lower Elementary Classroom Assistants 

RMS is seeking enthusiastic lower elementary classroom assistants to help provide a warm and nurturing environment for children in grades 1st through 3rd under the direction of the Guide (lead teacher.)  Position works cohesively with the Guide and duties range from organizing materials to guiding the children through self-directed activities. Under the Guide’s discretion, the assistant will assist in the overall use of assessment tools/strategies to help make instructional decisions, complete/maintain records and/or reports and participate in activities that nurture a productive learning environment. 

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma required; two years of college coursework in education preferred
  • Experience working in a Montessori classroom environment preferred
  • Experience working with diverse students and families
  • A passion for supporting children's cognitive, emotional, social, and physical growth
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to analyze student behavior and apply appropriate intervention
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to multi-task, and self-initiative required

 

Substitutes and Support Staff

RMS has immediate openings to expand our on-call Substitute and Support Staff pool for our Toddler, Children's House, and Elementary classrooms.  Ideal candidates will have a schedule that allows for flexibility between the hours of 7:30 am and 5:30 pm and feel comfortable leading a classroom or group.  At least two years of college credits toward an education-related degree is preferred. If you are interested in applying to be a substitute or support staff, please fill out an application and email it to us at [email protected].  

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma required; two years of college coursework in early childhood education preferred
  • Experience working with diverse students and families
  • A passion for supporting children's cognitive, emotional, social, and physical growth
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to analyze student behavior and apply appropriate intervention
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to multi-task, and self-initiative required

 

Guide Positions

Rochester Montessori School is always seeking qualified Guides (lead teachers) who are excited to work collaboratively within a classroom team. As the lead guide, this position applies their expertise to create, inspire, and direct learning to meet the needs of children individually.    This position is responsible for preparing an environment that is suitable for the children within the classroom community.  Guides are used at all program levels: Toddler, Children's House, Elementary, and the Middle Years Program.    

Qualifications:

  • Qualifications for the applicable classroom level:
    • Montessori certification from an accredited organization (AMS, AMI, MACTE, etc) or a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education (or similar) and a desire to complete a Montessori diploma; or
    • Experience in an IB Accredited Program
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • Experience working with diverse students and families
  • A passion for supporting children's cognitive, emotional, social, and physical growth
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Previous experience in a Montessori toddler community preferred
  • Ability to analyze student behavior and apply appropriate intervention
  • Strong organizational and classroom management skills, ability to multi-task, and self-initiative required

 

Classroom Assistants 

RMS is always seeking enthusiastic classroom Assistants to help provide a warm and nurturing environment under the direction of the Guide (lead teacher.)  Position works cohesively with the Guide and duties range from organizing materials to guiding the children through self-directed activities. Under the Guide’s discretion, the assistant will assist in the overall use of assessment tools/strategies to help make instructional decisions, complete/maintain records and/or reports and participate in activities that nurture a productive learning environment. 

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma required; two years of college coursework in education preferred
  • Experience working in a Montessori classroom environment preferred
  • Experience working with diverse students and families
  • A passion for supporting children's cognitive, emotional, social, and physical growth
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to analyze student behavior and apply appropriate intervention
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to multi-task, and self-initiative required

 

The success of children's education at the Rochester Montessori School is due to our qualified and dedicated group of staff who work with children.   If you would like to be considered, please fill out an application and send it along with a resume and references to
[email protected]
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Application (fillable PDF)

 

Why Rochester Montessori School?

Founded in 1968, Rochester Montessori is an established Montessori school offering a progressive and supportive community, not just for students, but also for faculty. Our school is located on 15 beautiful acres in a growing city and opportunities for growth and exploration abound both inside the classroom and throughout the town.

We continue to grow each year and currently enroll over 220 children from 18 months through 9th grade, offering an authentic Montessori experience and an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School Middle Years Program for our 6th through 9th grade students. Our building was designed by our Montessori community with education as its core purpose and is maintained in an effort to support our mission and vision. 

Be a part of our team committed to educating the whole child and creating lifelong learners. Our dedicated Guides and staff offer a varied range of experience, with 50% of our staff having 10 years or more with RMS. Our generous benefits include:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision
  • Employer-paid Long-Term Disability
  • Employer-paid Short-Term Disability
  • Employer-paid Life Insurance
  • Simple retirement plan with a 3% match
  • Commitment to and funding for professional development

Experience the Minnesota Nice

Rochester is located on top of scenic bluffs in Minnesota in the Upper Midwest region. As home to the world-renowned Mayo Clinic, Rochester is a progressive and diverse city of just over 100,000. Consistently rated as one of the best cities to live in the U.S., Rochester is distinguished by its culture of caring and drive for innovation. Nestled in a valley, Rochester has a big city feel with tall buildings in the heart of downtown, located just minutes from mile after mile of America’s farmlands. With more than 3500 acres of parkland and more than 85 miles of paved trails, there is always more to explore. Conveniently near the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, with access to world-class museums, incredible restaurants, beautiful parks, and major universities. While Rochester boasts its own airport, the hub of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is within an hour's drive making travel easy. 

Rochester Montessori School is an equal opportunity employer.

 

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