Please be encouraged to apply if you are not Montessori certified but are Montessori curious and have other relevant educational experience. This is an exciting opportunity for some who is passionate about authentic, process-based, alternative early childhood education. An ideal candidate would be proactive in developing what is a new program.

Must be reliable, trustworthy, and experienced with children.

Directors Duties:

  • Maintain & Develop programs/ecology curriculum based on the mission/values of the preschool.
  • Oversee Licensing process and maintain compliance.
  • Support teachers/guides with supplies/curriculum needs and their responsibilities.
  • Communicate with parents, both current and prospective.
  • Invoice parents and manage state-funded reimbursements programs.
  • Coordinate staff licensing & training requirements including scheduling.
  • Maintain policies health policies, and parent handbook
  • Manage staff with regular meetings, support the hiring process, creating infrastructure as needed.
  • Substitute in the classroom when needed, and develop an enrichment curriculum.
  • Coordinate with other Sou’wester & Sou’wester Arts staff as needed.
  • Setting an excellent example for students and instilling good values in them like honesty, accountability, understanding, tolerance, respect, love, and kindness.
  • This is a hands-on position with an option for housing available
  • Experience in grant writing is a plus


  • Experience with child-led programs, ideally an open-minded Montessori approach.
  • Very organized with the ability to navigate state agencies and their administrative requirements.
  • Effective at creating systems for families and staff that are collaborative and supportive and just while balancing a sustainable business plan.
  • Problem solver & community builder!


  • 2 years ECE classes.
  • Proficient with email, google documents, and spreadsheets.
  • Ability to pass a background check.
  • First Aid certification.
  • You will need to get current with dcyf requirements.

$20-$27 DOE with room to grow.

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Position-included local housing opportunity. Just 5min from WAVE.