Contact: Dorothea Guy
Name of School/Organization: Pacific Crest School
School Website: Pacificcrest.org
Age Group: 2 1/2 -14
Description: Assistant Head of School
Pacific Crest School (PCS) is an independent Montessori school in Seattle serving 220 students in preschool through eighth grade. The school focuses on recruiting and retaining high-quality employees by offering several professional development opportunities, salaries that are competitive with local districts and market rates, competitive benefits, and a close-knit, supportive community.
PCS exemplifies Montessori’s vision of “an education capable of saving humanity… involving the spiritual development of man, the enhancement of his value…and the preparation of young people to understand the times in which they live.” (Education and Peace, 1932).
We deliver our mission by:
1) Offering excellent education at low tuition rates;
2) Preparing children ages three to fourteen as capable, joyful, responsible citizens in and for our natural world and human communities.
Our primary through middle school program (ages 2 1/2 -14) integrates intellectual, social, and emotional learning seamlessly with classroom, whole-school, neighborhood, and worldwide peace and sustainability projects; work that the children choose and lead.
The Assistant Head of School works in tandem with the Head of School, focusing on supporting students, faculty, and families, and providing leadership in all aspects of the school. The PCS administrative team is a roll-up-your-sleeves operation as we keep our administration lean to dedicate as many resources as possible to directly support the child´s education. Therefore there is a wide range of responsibilities offered in this position, and the ideal candidate will be willing and enthusiastic to assist where needed. While working with students is not a focus of this job, the Assistant Head may be directly involved in our students´ academic work based on the needs of the program and the interest of the individual.
The Ideal Candidate:
All candidates should have classroom and/or leadership experience in the field of education. They should have excellent interpersonal skills, a sense of humor, and an interest in engaging in the school community, while advocating for students, supporting parents and collaborating with faculty and staff to nurture an exemplary Montessori school community. In addition, they should have the following skills/interests or similar:
-Leading and implementing a variety of school initiatives and topics from the strategic plan, including capital improvements to school campuses;
-Overseeing administrative compliance with state licensing requirements;
-Participate in the school´s marketing and communications strategy, and implementation;
-Manage some aspects of Human Resources along with the Director of Finance, including;
-Policies and Procedures
-Staffing schedules and resources
-Some mentoring of administrative and support staff
-Strategize and plan extra-curricular and summer programs;
-Demonstrate the importance of personal and professional growth and understand what it means to support faculty and staff in their growth;
-Support all aspects of the school as needed when the Head of School is off campus.
This is a full-time, 12 month, exempt position beginning in April of 2019 and reporting to the Head of School.
Phone: (206) 789-7889
School Address: 600 NW Bright Street Seattle, Washington 98107