Position Title Montessori Teacher
Division Finance & Administration
Department/Office Early Childhood Center
St. Catherine University and our Early Childhood Education program
invite applications for a full-time, Program Lead / Montessori Teacher
Our Early Childhood Center has a Four Star Parent Aware rating, the highest
possible rating. The Center offers a Montessori Children's House and an
Early Learning Program. The Montessori Children's House supports children in
developing independence through choice of purposeful work. We serve children
ages 33 months to 6 years for families within and outside of the St. Catherine
The Program Lead develops, leads and maintains a model program
facilitating children's self-creation and fosters social, spiritual,
emotional, cognitive, physical and critical thinking skill development.
Additionally, the Program Lead ensures a state of the art program that is a
resources for Montessori students as a hands on experience for skill
development. Responsibilities include:
Providing vision, direction and development for the Montessori Children's
House model of early childhood education
Developing curriculum and observation/assessment plans in alignment with
the NAEYC Accreditation and Parent Aware expectations
Leading and guiding staff in the program, including training new staff and
Teaching in the classroom and recording children's progress
Conducting team meetings with program staff
Communicating with Parents including conference preparation, conferences
Maintaining standards of practice for the program, Ensuring that the
program meets the requirements of NAEYC, Parent Aware, and DHS licensing
Overseeing the development and maintenance of the learning environment
Staying current with early childhood practices and theories
St. Catherine University in St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a
comprehensive Catholic university and home to one of the nation's largest
colleges for women, with associate and graduate programs for all genders.
Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1905, the University
integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic
traditions of intellectual inquiry and social teaching. Committed to
excellence and opportunity, St. Catherine University enrolls students in
certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral programs in
traditional day and evening/weekend/online formats.
Montessori diploma or credential in Early Childhood (ages 3-6 yrs) from
an accredited training program
Four (4) years of current experience working with an early childhood age
group in a Montessori Children's House
Masters degree with an Early Childhood focus
Minnesota Early Childhood – Kindergarten license
Experience in child development, child development theory, observation,
Commitment to on-going professional growth.
Experience redirecting and guiding children in a developmentally
Experience resolving conflicts
Experience successfully leading a team to collaborate positively
Experience leading a team of peers and working with parents as partners
Flexibility and patience
We seek creative, adaptable staff who enjoy working in a university climate
that promotes cultural diversity, multicultural understanding, and cultural
fluency. Consistent with the university's commitment to women, diversity and
social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these
themes in their experience and service.
St. Catherine University is an equal opportunity employer. Our commitment to
inclusion reflects the central value of the Sisters of St. Joseph of
Carondelet to “love of neighbor without distinction” and provides a learning
and working environment that is enriched by the diversity of all our members.
Individuals of religious, racial, ethnic, gender identity, nation of origin,
or disability groups that have traditionally had less representation in higher
education are encouraged to apply. Should you need an interview accommodation
please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-690-6565.
Application instructions for STAFF
Visit St. Kate Careers to apply. Transcripts, three references and successful
completion of a background check will be required for employment. For
information, contact Sharon Johnson at email@example.com. Application
deadline is July 25, 2021.
Given the way campus life inherently puts people in close proximity to each
other, including residence and dining halls, classrooms, and gatherings, the
University has determined that a vaccination requirement is the best way to
keep our community safe and prevent potential outbreaks as we return to more
regular, in-person operations. St. Catherine University is requiring all
students, faculty (including adjuncts contracted for the fall semester and
beyond), staff, and residents age 12 and older to complete their COVID-19
vaccination series unless the University approves a medical or religious
accommodation or other accommodation/exemption required by applicable law.
New employees must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an
exemption/accommodation before beginning work. For more information, visit
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
Equal Opportunity Employer / Drug Free Workplace / Tobacco Free Workplace
Our university is a proud member of the Upper Midwest HERC and is committed to
recruiting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff and
assisting dual career couples. For more information and to find other higher
education jobs in the Upper Midwest region, visit: www. uppermidwestherc.org.
Posting Number 20210140-STAFF
Posting Start Date 07/16/2021
Application Deadline 07/25/2021
Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().
HRQ: What is your highest level of completed education?
Some high school
High school diploma or GED
Some graduate school
Professional degree (e.g., JD, MD)
HRQ: For any education beyond high school, please list the degree or certification and the area of focus.
(Open Ended Question)
Do you have a Montessori diploma or credential in Early Childhood (ages 3-6) from an accredited training program?
How many years of experience do you have teaching at the elementary or early childhood level in a Montessori Children's House ?
None to some
5 years or more
HRQ: St. Kate's is committed to making Inclusive Excellence a reality and has identified “Drive a Culture of Inclusive Excellence” as one of six priorities in the strategic plan. Give a specific example of how you have promoted a culture that values diversity, equity and inclusion in your current or recent role(s).
(Open Ended Question)
HRQ: Are you presently legally authorized to work in the United States for any U.S. employer? Please be aware that St. Catherine University is only able to consider candidates who are authorized to work in the United States.
HRQ: St. Catherine University welcomes applications from candidates who are traditionally under-represented. We are happy to consider candidates who are currently in possession of a temporary work visa, however, please be aware that we do not offer employment visa sponsorship. Will you now or in the future require an employer to sponsor you for an employment-based visa/status in the U.S. (e.g. H-1B status)?
HRQ: Can you perform the essential functions of this position with or without accommodation?
HRQ: How did you hear about this opportunity?
St. Catherine University website
St. Catherine University employee
American College Personnel Association (ACPA)
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Association of Student Affairs at Catholic Colleges and Universities
Chronicle of Higher Education
College or University website
Council of Independent Colleges
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
Higher Education Case Managers Association (HECMA)
Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine
Inside Higher Ed
Insight Into Diversity
Latinos in Higher Ed
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Minnesota College Professionals Association
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
MinnesotaWorks.net/Minnesota Workforce Center
NAFSA: Association of International Educators
National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
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National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE)
People of Color in Higher Education
Saint Paul Chamber of Commerce (SPACC)
Twin Cities Senior Student Affairs Officers listserv
Women in Higher Education