Mountaintop Montessori, a private independent school, is currently seeking qualified candidates to fill part-time positions during our 2022-2023 school year.
About Our School:
Mountaintop Montessori provides the greater Charlottesville community with an exceptional and authentic Montessori education, serving children and families from infancy through adolescence. Our campus is home to year-round programming in which children thrive through experiential learning, interactions with the natural world, and collaborative discovery.
Our campus is a 9-acre classroom including multiple gardens, a greenhouse, a certified wildlife habitat, and an art studio. We envision children who live with enduring curiosity, joy, and responsibility. A community where each member is cherished and challenged. A world enriched by these young leaders, creators, problem-solvers, and peace-makers.
About Positions: Desired profile for the positions listed below is someone who has experience working with children, possesses strong classroom management skills, and has the ability to guide children through redirection and affirmative language. An open-mind, a sense of humor, and flexibility are also highly desired. These positions begin mid-August and are contracted through early June with the potential of continuing into the next school year.
Hiring for the following Positions:
-Early Childhood Aftercare Assistant (2 ½ - Kindergarten)
Available Shifts: Monday – Friday, 11:30AM – 5:30PM OR Monday – Friday, 1:00PM – 5:30PM -
Toddler and Early Childhood Aftercare Assistant (ages 18 months – 6 years)
Available Shift: Monday-Friday, 11:30AM - 5:45PM
-Elementary Aftercare Assistant (6 – 14 years) Available Shift: Monday-Friday, 3:00-5:30 PM
Aftercare Assistant is responsible for (but not limited to) the following duties:
• Supervising students in the nap room, and ensuring a calm, peaceful environment • Supervising students during the aftercare program • Assisting with general monitoring of playground and meal time to ensure safety and order • Developing sound relationships with all students • Ensuring group transitions happen safely and effectively • Maintaining appropriate child-to-staff ratios at all times • Maintaining accurate records of participant attendance during parent pick-up period • Classroom Maintenance/cleaning • Must follow all Mountaintop Montessori policies and procedures, as well as all Virginia Department of Education licensing standards
Qualifications: • As a condition of employment, a criminal background check and fingerprinting are required. • Must have regular, reliable, predictable attendance in performance of essential job functions. • Experience working with children. • Ability to work effectively with parents, co-workers, and diverse communities. • Demonstrated leadership and organizational skills, initiative, creativity, and flexibility, including the ability to evaluate and make changes as necessary to ensure a successful program experience. • First Aid/CPR certification is preferred not required • The ability to sit on the floor with students, lift 30 pounds, and bend down to a child’s eye level
We offer: Competitive salary Professional development opportunities A supportive and respectful work environment
COVID Vaccination Requirements: Mountaintop Montessori expects all employees, including new hires, to be vaccinated unless they have a medical or religious reason not to do so. Proof of vaccination will be required during pre-employment processing. If you have a medical or religious exemption from vaccination, you will be required to be tested for COVID-19 once per week on an indefinite basis.
Mountaintop is committed to offering equal opportunities in all of its enrollment and employment practices. Mountaintop does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, family makeup, marital status, age, socio-economic level, disability, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, learning style, or any other protected category. Mountaintop is committed to ensuring that non-discrimination applies to all areas of enrollment and employment.
Contact Information for Applicants
Interested applicants should e-mail a resume and cover letter to Mary Reitsma, Director of Camps and Afterschool Programs: firstname.lastname@example.org.