Do you believe that if you change the beginning of a child’s life you can change their whole story?
At Atlanta International Montessori School – Cliff Valley, we know the power of passionate educators when it comes to unleashing children’s potential. We are a community of educators who seek to grow together in our craft knowledge to ensure that we thrive as professionals and our students thrive as learners and citizens.
As part of the Endeavor Schools Family, Atlanta International Montessori School – Cliff Valley is seeking an Assistant School Leader to assist the School Leader in the day-to-day operations of the assigned school while demonstrating exceptional leadership skills, professional conduct, and communication skills. The Assistant School Leader will also assist the School Leader in orchestrating relations with staff, students and families to build a healthy school with a strong sense of community and guiding the day-to-day operation of the school in compliance with all federal, state, accreditation, and internal regulations in an ethical manner.
Financial & Operational Performance
Partner with School Leader on meeting enrollment objectives and established metrics for school performance by planning and executing student retention and enrollment activities.
Manage against approved budget and provide accurate financial, operational and academic reporting and analysis to Endeavor Schools.
Conduct tours conveying school principles and culture to prospective parents and follow up accordingly.
Plan and allocate resources cost effectively (i.e kitchen supplies, classroom material, technology, etc.)
Parent & Student Satisfaction
Collaborate with the School Leader to implement a value-added enrichment program and nurture a culture that strives for excellence while valuing and recognizing the contributions of each team member.
Work with staff and families to analyze and meet the needs of individual students (Individual Learning Plans).
Ensure that school staff promote a nurturing and warm environment and make optimal use of school facilities to promote a rich, well-rounded experience for students.
Build relationships through school events that promote goodwill within the community.
Lead organization of school events in collaboration with teachers and other school leaders to ensure quality community events are occurring monthly.
Ensure quality communication is distributed to families in the form of newsletters and social media.
Compliance & Internal Processes
Adhere to Employee Handbook and Endeavor Schools’ systems and Standard Operating Procedures.
Ensure the school complies with all federal, state and local regulations and licensing requirements.
Maintain ratios and distributions at all times, using creative and financially responsible means to ensure classrooms are properly staffed.
Assist School Leader in attaining and retaining school accreditations.
Ensure completion of all required paperwork and record keeping on a timely basis and maintains same in an organized, up-to-date manner per guidelines established by Endeavor Schools.
Responsible for the safety and well-being of all students and staff under the school’s jurisdiction as well as the maintenance and order of the entire campus by conducting regular inspections and implementing cleaning/maintenance routines.
Recommend operating policy and procedural improvements as needed.
Participate in the hiring and retention of highly qualified staff as measured by education and experience.
Partner with School Leader to monitor employee performance through goal setting, feedback, and periodic evaluations. Provide recognition and/or take necessary disciplinary actions (including performance improvement plans) conducive to staff development and success.
Coach, mentor and develop staff; overseeing new employee onboarding and providing career development planning and opportunities.
Maintain a workplace culture that is consistent with Endeavor’s mission, vision and core values; ensuring that engagement programs are being utilized to their full potential.
Meet with staff as necessary to identify and respond to the needs of teachers in all areas to better meet the needs of our students.
Leadership: Rallies teammates around a shared vision and provides motivation and support to reach shared objectives. Provides timely feedback, coaching, and development opportunities for staff. Serves as a role model for our core values.
Emotional Intelligence (EQ): Cultivates the interpersonal skills and emotional discipline to forge authentic relationships with teammates in order to establish mutual trust, respect and accountability. Ability to relate joyfully and sensitively to children.
Collaboration: Involves parents, colleagues, and partners with the community in a collaborative effort to provide seamless support for students.
Communication: Communicates effectively with parents and students with sensitivity, honesty, and empathy. Discusses matters with staff and leadership directly and in a professional manner.
Organization and Time Management: Ensures that priorities are aligned with key business objectives and resources are mobilized to maximize Return on Time Invested. Spends the majority of time on value-added activities.
Adaptability: Maintain a calm, positive, and professional demeanor even in the face of challenges and adversity.
Growth Mindset: Models a “Growth Mindset” by consistently seeking to develop oneself and others.
Experience and Education:
An Associate Degree in education appropriate for ages served by the school or in School Leadership or equivalent experience.
Specific requirements set by minimum state standards and/or accreditation.
A minimum of 3 years’ experience in the field of education serving a student population and school community of comparable scope.
Prior supervisory experience preferred.
Experience with revenue generation, budgets and financial accountability is a plus.
Proficiency with technology and software applications including current version of MS Office
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Prolonged sitting at a desk using a computer.
Walk, bend, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
Hear or talk.
Close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
May occasionally lift or move up to 20 pounds.
Disclaimer: This job description is not an exclusive or exhaustive list of all job functions that an employee in this position may be asked to perform. Duties and responsibilities can be changed, expanded, reduced or delegated by management to meet the business needs of Endeavor Schools.
Safety Statement: Endeavor Schools is committed to provide a safe school environment for our employees and our students. As such, we follow strict CDC guidelines for school operations, including, but not limited to, the use of Personal Protective Equipment like masks while on school grounds, taking temperatures of staff and students, and sanitizing classrooms and surfaces throughout the day. Employees of Endeavor Schools are expected to follow all work and safety guidelines/procedures each day.
Why work for us? Because we truly care about our people!
In addition to an engaging and dynamic work environment, we offer competitive benefits such as medical insurance, 401(k), paid time off, education scholarships, child tuition discounts, and more.
Endeavor Schools is a growing family of private schools that is united by the belief that families deserve schools that are worthy of their trust. The mission of Endeavor Schools is to empower our schools with the tools, resources and support required to deliver on the promises made to our children and families. Our vision is to create optimal teaching and learning environments that transform the lives of those we serve.
Endeavor Schools is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing a workplace free of harassment and discrimination.