We're now hiring an experienced leader to join our growing team as an Assistant Director (Assistant Head of School) in the Manhattan, NY area!

Leaders who want to have lasting impact come to Guidepost.

Changing the world is in our DNA. Our organization was founded to do just that—a group of educators and likeminded individuals had caught a glimpse of what could be possible in education, and wanted to bring it to the world. Education today is filled with false alternatives. We disrupt them all. Our vision is a school where children plumb the depths of human knowledge and aspire to the height of intellectualism—and do it all at their own self-direction. Do you believe that there is critical, life-shaping knowledge that children desperately need—but also believe that they need to be in the driver’s seat when they pursue it? Then Guidepost is the place for you.

More than ever, we need strong leaders who are both big-picture thinkers capable of surveying our multi-faceted landscape – from children to staff to parents – and hands-on doers with the skills to quickly solve problems and scale a high-quality program. If you’re excited about working in an entrepreneurial environment and being the quarterback for a school that enables widespread change in education, this role is for you.

Our culture and approach takes work to learn, so you’ll need to come in with that attitude. But anything worth doing is worth working for, and the people who thrive with us are the ones who know that. It will pay off, both with a school that brings you pride, and a career that brings you a future with a growing organization and all of the opportunities that offers.

This is a full-time position, with a salary range of $60,000 - $75,000, depending on experience, and must be flexible to work between the hours of 7am - 6pm. 

The Assistant Head of School Position:

The Assistant Head of School works closely with the Head of School to ensure that the school provides a high-quality learning experience for children, exceptional customer service to parents, and a supportive, collaborative work environment for staff. The ideal Assistant Head of School will love building community, working with parents, and leading community outreach initiatives. Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Supporting the creation of a strong culture on campus that embodies the mission of our organization
  • Planning and hosting community outreach events
  • Giving tours to prospective families, and converting leads to enrolled families
  • Driving the enrollment process (managing leads utilizing a CRM system)
  • Managing general, day-to-day operations for the school: billing, supply ordering, scheduling maintenance
  • Interfacing with parents to build community, answer questions, and resolve any concerns that may arise

What we offer:

  • Opportunity to do high-impact, mission-driven work in a fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment
  • A network of supportive peers and mentors who regularly share best practices, push you to achieve your best, and help you grow
  • Competitive compensation ($60 to $75K) and benefits package (incl. health, dental, and vision insurance, and a flexible paid time off policy)
  • Generous tuition discount for two children at any school within our network (we serve children 3 months through 12th grade)

We'd love to talk to you if you possess:  

  • Early childhood education leadership experience
  • An affinity for connecting with people
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail with a focus on results
  • Facility with computer systems
  • A high degree of personal initiative

We'd really love to talk to you if you:

  • Meet the requirements for an Article 47 school
  • Hold a Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field of study
  • Hold a copy of a NY teaching license or certificate valid for services in the early childhood or childhood grades
  • Have a resume indicating at least two years of lead teacher experience in a program for children less than six years of age
  • Experience in early childhood leadership education as an Admissions, Administrative, Program or School Director 
  • Familiarity with the Montessori method of education or a Montessori certification
  • Experience as an Admissions, Administrative, Program or School Director for a preschool
  • Experience working with Salesforce/CRM and billing software
  • Knowledge of the local community that will inform marketing effort 

Guidepost Montessori is a project of Higher Ground Education. You can learn more about our mission by visiting http://tohigherground.com/ 

Higher Ground Education, Guidepost Montessori, and Academy of Thought and Industry are committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO). We will not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other legally recognized protected basis under applicable federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. Our leadership is dedicated to ensuring the fulfillment of this policy. When requested, we are committed to reasonably accommodate employees and applicants with disabilities or special needs that may require an accommodation.

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