Montessori Teacher

St. Catherine University

United States

July 25, 2021


Posting Details Position Title Montessori Teacher

Division Finance & Administration Department/Office Early Childhood Center

Position Summary

St. Catherine University and our Early Childhood Education program invite applications for a full-time, Program Lead / Montessori Teacher position.

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 University community.

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 students
  • Teaching in the classroom and recording children's progress
  • Conducting team meetings with program staff
  • Communicating with Parents including conference preparation, conferences and newsletters
  • Maintaining standards of practice for the program, Ensuring that the program meets the requirements of NAEYC, Parent Aware, and DHS licensing (Rule 3)
  • 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.

    Minimum Qualifications

  • 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
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters degree with an Early Childhood focus
  • Minnesota Early Childhood – Kindergarten license
  • Experience in child development, child development theory, observation, and assessment
  • Commitment to on-going professional growth.
  • Experience redirecting and guiding children in a developmentally appropriate manner
  • 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.

    EEO Statement

    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 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 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.

    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 college
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Some graduate school
  • Master's degree
  • ABD
  • Professional degree (e.g., JD, MD)
  • Doctoral degree
  • 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?
  • Yes
  • No
  • 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
  • 1 year
  • 2 years
  • 3 years
  • 4 years
  • 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.
  • Yes
  • No
  • 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)?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Maybe
  • HRQ: Can you perform the essential functions of this position with or without accommodation?
  • Yes
  • No
  • HRQ: How did you hear about this opportunity?
  • St. Catherine University website
  • St. Catherine University employee
  • Academic Jobs
  • American College Personnel Association (ACPA)
  • Association of Catholic Colleges/Universities
  • 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
  • Facebook
  • Google Jobs
  • HigherEdJobs
  • Higher Education Case Managers Association (HECMA)
  • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
  • Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine
  • IMDiversity
  • Indeed
  • Inside Higher Ed
  • Insight Into Diversity
  • Latinos in Higher Ed
  • LGBTQ in Higher Education
  • LinkedIn
  • Minnesota College Professionals Association
  • Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
  • Workforce Center
  • Minority Jobs
  • NAFSA: Association of International Educators
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
  • National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)
  • National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE)
  • People of Color in Higher Education
  • Pioneer Press
  • Pollen Midwest
  • Saint Paul Chamber of Commerce (SPACC)
  • Star Tribune
  • Twin Cities Senior Student Affairs Officers listserv
  • Twitter
  • Women in Higher Education
  • ZipRecruiter
  • Other
  • Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Optional Documents

  • Teaching license
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