Assistant Director: Montessori Children’s House and School, Dallas, Tx

Open Position: Montessori Children’s House and School (MCHS) has an open Assistant Director position.

Mission Statement: The mission of MCHS is to provide a learning environment based on the Montessori principles, which assist children in their preparation for life.

Position Summary: The Assistant Director is a key member of the MCHS administrative team.  You will support the Head of School (HOS) in leading MCHS and be instrumental to the school’s operation. Qualified candidates must possess excellent communication skills, demonstrate sound judgment in decision-making, and excel at problem-solving. Proficiency with office software and technology is essential. Occasional nights and weekends for school events are required. Start Date: Summer 2024

Key Responsibilities:

School Administration and Staff Management

  • Facilitate the smooth operation of the school, including working closely with teachers and other staff members
  • Work with HOS to create a positive staff culture of support, teamwork, and enthusiasm for the school
  • Support HOS to ensure the school complies with all licensing standards and regulations
  • Alternate with HOS in overseeing emergency response and facility maintenance during school breaks
  • Work closely with the Head of Technology to manage IT equipment and software
  • Lead the school when HOS is on vacation or out of the school

Parent and Community Engagement

  • Partner with parents, staff, and other members of the MCHS community on shared goals to create a supportive, mission-driven environment
  • Develop and execute strategically designed marketing campaigns to drive enrollment
  • Oversee the alum database and facilitate alum engagement

Educational Leadership

  • Aid in upholding Montessori educational principles and be able to explain the school’s pedagogical approach to current and prospective parents
  • Build strong relationships with teachers, students, colleagues, parents, and broader communities that embody Montessori principles and values
  • Foster student retention through school communications, public relations opportunities, and by supporting parent/teacher relationships
  • Plan and coordinate After School Enrichment and Summer School programs
  • Attend and assist with coordinating all school events training programs, and conferences as requested
  • Substitute in classes as needed



  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • AMI or AMS certification preferred with 3 years of experience as a Director or Assistant Director in a Montessori or equivalent school setting
  • Meet the qualifications to be a Childcare Center Director in Texas, or complete training to become qualified as a Childcare Center Director in Texas within four months of hiring
  • Proficiency in Texas Health and Human Services Minimum Standards for Childcare Centers
  • Robust office technology and software proficiency, including Microsoft Office software and Google Workspace
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Situational/operational awareness
  • Service-oriented personality
  • Ability to anticipate, plan, organize, and prioritize
  • Strong troubleshooting skills and attention to detail
  • Good with children
  • Kind, honest, and tactful


About MCHS: For over 50 years, MCHS has been dedicated to providing quality Montessori education for children 3 to 6 years of age, a time when children are naturally enabled with the capacity to make substantial leaps in their academic, cognitive, and social development. MCHS has a culturally diverse community on several acres of green, wooded land in northeast Dallas. MCHS is Recognized by AMI/USA.

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