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JOB DESCRIPTION

TITLE:  Principal, Early Childhood Learning Center at Monte Cassino School

DIVISION:  Twelve-monthAdministrative Staff

REPORTS TO:  Headmaster

POSITION SUMMARY

Monte Cassino School seeks an educational leader for its Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC) to guide a creative and committed learning community of approximately 200 students (PK-3 through Kindergarten) and an outstanding faculty and staff. Working with the faculty, the Principal is charged with overseeing the day-to-day operations of the ECLC as well as articulating a clear and compelling vision for the division's future that supports Monte Cassino’s mission and strategic plan. With an excellent faculty, committed parents, and outstanding facilities, the school is in a uniquely attractive position, with a deeply felt and lived history, clear mission and genuine openness to the possibilities that lie ahead.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Strategic Priorities

Assist the Headmaster and Leadership Team in advancing the school’s mission of providing an outstanding education as an independent Benedictine, Catholic day school for the 21st century. Serve as a role model by integrating and modeling the Benedictine Core Values for all constituencies.

Teaching and Learning

  • Lead the ECLC, responsible for day-to-day operations within the building.

  • Engage and support the faculty in collaborative work to advance the ECLC.
  • Function as the chief articulator of the ECLC’s programs, standards, guidelines, and other information necessary to ensure clear and consistent communication with all constituencies.
  • Observe, supervise, support, and evaluate faculty in the development and implementation of curriculum, the teaching process, and academic programs.
  • Make recommendations in consultation with the Headmaster regarding the recruitment, hiring, retention, and assignment of faculty.
  • Understand and articulate all aspects of the school’s instructional approach.
  • Promote high standards of professional performance, modeling and coaching excellent teaching practices, including ongoing performance management.
  • Partner with the other Principals in developing and maintaining a holistic and coordinated educational and experiential program between divisions.
  • Ensure effective school-home communications are in place by the teaching staff, including newsletters, progress reports, and conferences.

Behavior and Discipline

  • Inspire students and faculty to integrate the core values of Monte Cassino School and develop measures to assess student understanding of school rules and self-discipline.
  • Ensure appropriate behavior at all times when children are present within the school and when participating in school activities.
  • Communicate effectively and compassionately with students, parents, and faculty regarding student behavior and maintain appropriate documentation.

Administrative Duties

  • Serve on the Senior Leadership Team and effectively collaborate with other academic leaders and non-instructional administration.
  • Collaborate with grade-level team leaders, instructional leaders, and specialists.
  • Partner with REACH and other support services to ensure that the differentiated needs of all students are met.
  • Advise faculty in matters of classroom management, parent relationships, teaching methods, and general school procedures.
  • Conduct regular division/department team meetings.
  • Ensure a safe working and learning environment conducive to personal, professional, academic, social-emotional, and spiritual growth.
  • Support the school’s Advancement functions (admissions, development, marketing). Work closely with Director of Admission to coordinate recruitment, enrollment and orientation opportunities for incoming students and families.
  • Manage the budget of the ECLC.
  • Fulfill other duties as assigned by the Headmaster.

QUALITIES

  • A person who believes in the mission of Monte Cassino School, is committed to the well-being of the School, and has the desire to have a positive impact on others.
  • A person of Faith who is comfortable leading prayer and the faith life of the ECLC and is dedicated to learning about Benedictine Values and applying the Rule of Benedict in leadership.
  • A strong and current knowledge of research-based best practices for early childhood education, a thorough understanding of child development, and a genuine and deep love of working with young children.
  • An excellent communicator, both in one-on-one situations and with groups.
  • A strategic thinker who understands program development as a total system and can marshal resources to execute according to a comprehensive plan.
  • A person who has proven success in a leadership capacity and is a great teammate.
  • A willingness and ability to provide leadership to and manage a dedicated team of professionals and volunteers.
  • Skilled at recruiting, training, mentoring, motivating, and managing a strong team.
  • Excellent writing and speaking skills.
  • Well-organized, clear thinking, and efficient.
  • A person of unquestioned integrity who honors commitment and deals with people in a straightforward and personable fashion.
  • A person who embraces the joy of early childhood and has a great sense of humor.

 

EDUCATION

Graduate degree in early childhood education or educational administration

Licensure or Certification in Educational Administration and/or relevant experience as an administrator in a Catholic or independent school.

Experience:

  • Substantial experience in an Early Childhood setting as an excellent teacher and an insightful understanding of independent school culture.
  • Two or more years in a school-based administrative or leadership role.
  • Experience with strategic planning, faculty hiring, teacher evaluation, scheduling, curriculum development, student life and activities, budgets, and management of complex processes will be particularly relevant.

COMPENSATION

Compensation commensurate with experience and qualifications

TO APPLY

Please send a resume, cover letter, personal statement of philosophy of education, and a list of 3 to 5 references with contact information to Charissa Reece, Assistant to the Headmaster, at creece@montecassino.org

Deadline to apply: Monday, April 16, 2018.


After School Care Teachers Needed 2018

We are hiring now for early childhood (3’s, 4’s, Kindergarten) and elementary (Grades 1-4) after school positions starting Wednesday, August 9, 2017.

We hire dynamic people to join our diverse after school staff.  College students, homeschooling parents, part time job seekers, retirees, men and women are all welcome.  Experience with children in group settings is preferred, but not required. 

Wage rate starts at $9.50 per hour.  Work hours depend on grade level and range from 2.75 to 3.5 hours/day from dismissal to 5:30pm Monday to Friday.  A job share MWF or TTh is possible.

For more information or to submit a resume, please contact the After School Director Andrea Methven (amethven@montecassino.org).


Middle School Counselor 2018-2019

School Guidance Curriculum:

  • Academic skills support
  • Education in understanding self and others
  • Coping Strategies
  • Peer relationships and effective social skills
  • Communication, problem-solving, decision-making and conflict resolution
  • Career awareness, exploration and planning
  • Substance abuse awareness

Individual Student Planning:

  • Goal-setting/decision making
  • Academic/Career Planning
  • Education in understanding of self, including strengths and weaknesses

Responsive Services:

  • Individual and small group counseling 
  • Individual/family/school crisis intervention
  • Peer facilitation
  • Consultation/collaboration
  • Referrals within the community

System Support:

  • Professional development
  • Consulatation, collaboration and teaming
  • Support of programs and operation
  • Resources

Other duties may include:

  • Help all students in the areas of academic achievement, and personal/social development
  • Communicate and/or meet with parents when there is a concern or issue
  • Develop programs for students: Leadership groups; small group that offer support for students in similar situations (Rainbows Program)
  • Educate parents on current trends, stages during middle school, etc.
  • Work alongside faculty to help support them in the classroom, with students and parents
  • Teach within the Religion classes on a variety of topics (bullying, friendships, appropriate relationships in middle school, etc)
  • Brainstorm with the Principal on appropriate consequences for inappropriate behaviors
  • Assist with administration, faculty and staff on day to day issues
  • Meet with parents or students who may be having difficult in social, academic, or behavioral situations
  • Presentations to the student body on various topics
  • Leading/running student retreats. This may include an overnight retreat. 

COMPENSATION

Compensation commensurate with experience and qualifications

TO APPLY

Please send a resume and cover letter to Janou Farrell, Middle School Principal, at jfarrell@montecassino.org


Librarian/Library Media Specialist

Job Title:          Librarian/Library Media Specialist

Department:     Faculty

Reports to:        Library Coordinator, Principal, and School Director

*Submit your resume to Janou Farrell, Middle School Principal at jfarrell@montecassino.org.

POSITION SUMMARY

Oversees all functions of library operation, and maintains the library’s role as the intellectual center for the school.  Primary responsibilities of the librarian are:   

  1. Providing daily group and individual instruction, research support, literature appreciation
  2. Collection development and library database management
  3. Promotion of library and information resources to students and faculty
  4. Awareness of new trends and developing technologies

The librarian serves a fundamental role as curriculum facilitator, with an overall view of the school curriculum; establishes partnerships and initiates planning that meets teachers' needs for resources and activities and students' needs for access to information.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Committee Involvement: Serves on grade-level, department, building, and school-wide committees on a regular basis and occasionally serve as chairperson; is proactive in initiating ideas.

Curriculum Development: Participates and leads in curriculum development and assessment projects school-wide.

Applies active understanding of curriculum to library collection management and planning.

Provides leadership in the use of varied resources to design and teach curriculum units, integrating emerging technologies with the classroom and information literacy curriculum.

Promotes awareness of intellectual property rights.

Technology Development              Serves as a technology leader.

Assesses, evaluates, selects, and implements technology to meet current and future curriculum objectives.

Collaborative Planning: Initiates collaboration with teachers in planning, designing, delivery, and evaluation of instruction.

Integrates information skills with core curriculum objectives, incorporating use of print and online resources.

Communication: Confers with administrator on a regular basis about the library, including curriculum, technology, and the overall school program.

Online Resource Management:  Manages the library information management system and web resources

Instructs faculty and students in resource use.  

Library Scheduling: Makes the library accessible throughout each day to individuals, small groups, and classes so materials can be used at the time of need or interest.

Plans cooperatively with teachers to schedule small group and whole class activities in the library.

Teaches a sequential information literacy process through classroom curriculum objectives rather than in isolation.

Collection Development: Develops and maintains a collection of materials and online resources to meet curriculum needs.

Provides ongoing evaluation of collection relevance to the curriculum.

Establishes a plan for collection growth that responds to ongoing curriculum needs.

Prepares and administers the library budget.

Reading Promotion: Responds to teacher requests for reading needs and promotes a variety of literature experiences and activities.

Actively promotes individual reading for pleasure and integrating literature in all curriculum areas.

Staff/Volunteer Training                   Supervises and schedules Library Assistant (if provided), as well as adult                                                                   and student library volunteers.

Facility Design                          Assesses adequacy of library facility to meet school needs, and plans                                                                        changes to respond to demand, whenever possible.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

In-Service Contributions: Provides ongoing in-service education programs for staff in order to ensure effective use of library and online resources.

 

Professional Involvement:  Attends professional workshops and meetings yearly.

Reads professional literature.

Membership in professional library organizations is encouraged.

Attends professional continuing education workshops and classes to remain informed on current trends, and strives to maintain current knowledge of library information technology and potential applications school-wide.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS & ABILITIES

Education and Experience:

MLS/MLIS Graduate degree required, with minimum of 3 years experience.  Graduate level classes in school library media must have been completed.  Must hold a valid Oklahoma Teaching Certificate, and have passed the state mandated library media competency test.

Familiarity with library management system software and its applications, as well as online subscription and web-based services of relevance to the curriculum.

Demonstrates flexibility, visibility, organization, knowledge, proactive attitudes, accountability, and resourcefulness.

Demonstrates effective interpersonal and written communication skills


Part-Time Music Teacher

Monte Cassino is hiring a part-time music teacher to teach music to the 5th-8th grade classes. This position must hold a vaild Oklahoma Teaching Certificate. This candidate must demonstrate flexibilty, visibility, organization, knowledge, proactive attitudes, accountability and resourcefulness. All interested applicants should submit a resume to Janou Farrell at jfarrell@montecassino.org