The salary for this position will be competitive with comparable area Catholic schools and commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the candidate. Benefits are set and conferred through the corporate office of the Sisters of St. Joseph. Interested candidates can obtain additional information about the school by visiting our website at www.jwpschools.org.
Jackson Walnut Park School seeks a full-time Director of Walnut Park Montessori for the 2023-2024 school year. The Director is responsible for the coordination and oversight of all aspects of the school’s authentic Montessori early childhood program. The Director works closely with the Head of Jackson Walnut Park School and the JWP Board of Trustees to provide leadership and implement initiatives throughout the school. She/he collaborates with key constituents—Walnut Park Montessori faculty and staff, JWP leadership team, Parent School Association (PSA), Board of Trustees and Corporate Offices of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston (CSJ)—to facilitate the smooth operation and appropriate oversight of the school.
Broad responsibilities include:
Walnut Park Montessori:
Plan, organize and administer all components of Walnut Park Montessori , including:
Work with faculty and staff to ensure the coordinated and smooth operation of the division
Conduct formal classroom observations and generate regular performance reviews for faculty and staff.
Supervise Director of Kids Corner (after school care)
Communicate with families
Attend monthly Parent School Association (PSA) Meetings and coordinate with PSA and school
Jackson Walnut Park School:
Collaborate with school administrators to support admissions, enrollment management, advancement, marketing and communications efforts.
Collaborate with Head Custodian to ensure that safety standards are met and building certificates are current.
Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston (CSJ):
Participate in setting annual budget and collaborate with CSJ Finance Department on check requisitions, bill coding, reimbursements, budget review
Work with the Office for Sponsored Ministries to ensure Mission Integration.
Collaborate with CSJ Human Resource Department.
JWP Board of Trustees:
Attend Board meetings and select Board Committee meetings. Prepare and present reports on all aspects of Walnut Park Montessori
The ideal candidate will possess a relevant master’s degree and must be certified by the Montessori Society of America. She/he will have at least five years’ experience in a Montessori setting, with strong preference for administrative experience as well. Candidates must present well, enjoy working with all constituents of a school community, and be able to handle the many daily and annual responsibilities associated with school leadership. Strong communication skills—both spoken and in writing—are essential for success in this role.
To apply, candidates should electronically submit a letter of interest and a resume with three to five references to Stephen Duffy, Head of Jackson Walnut Park School, at email@example.com indicating Director of Walnut Park Montessori in the subject line. No telephone inquiries please. Those candidates who best match Jackson Walnut Park School’s qualifications will be contacted.
Jackson Walnut Park School, in the treatment of employees and applicants for employment, is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and nondiscrimination. The school and its representatives follow the laws that govern hiring practices and focus fairly and consistently with every applicant on the talent, skills, and abilities needed for the job.
Jackson Walnut Park School is an early childhood and primary school sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston. Located in an historic neighborhood in Newton, JWP features an accredited Montessori early childhood program and a K-6 independent school in the Catholic tradition. The school offers a rich, discovery-based curriculum, which includes STEAM education at all grades, an elementary school language arts program that follows Lucy Calkins’ Units of Study, the Responsive Classroom social and emotional learning (SEL) program, and foundations in three languages by sixth grade: Spanish, Mandarin and Latin. A vibrant arts program, diverse after school activities and childcare options, and a caring, values-based community that espouses the mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston support the development of well-rounded children who, in the words of our mission, “love learning, love God, and love one another.”