Operations & Marketing Coordinator
ABOUT MISSION MONTESSORI
Mission Montessori is the only private elementary Montessori school in San Francisco. Our purpose is to nurture children’s natural curiosity, to challenge them academically, and to foster a lifelong love of learning. We are creating a high quality Montessori elementary program that utilizes the wealth of resources and opportunities in this great city. We offer our staff attentive administrative support, competitive wages and benefits including paid vacation and holidays, health insurance, and the opportunity to work with a dedicated and growing community of educators.
This fall is our first school year which means that you will be a key member of our founding staff and work closely with our founder and educational team. As a new school, a lot of the work involved in this role is to create the processes, forms, and procedures we’ll need to function smoothly so that our teachers can focus on what they’re best at: teaching. If you’re successful in this role, families will barely notice that we’re a brand new school and will be thrilled with their experience at Mission Montessori.
In addition to overseeing operations, you will help with marketing, fundraising, and oversee the staffing at our school. We are starting with one lower elementary classroom in 2017 with fifteen students and plan to expand to 2-3 lower elementary classrooms in the fall of 2018. We will eventually offer a full education up to 8th grade.
Responsibilities fall into these categories:
Being a daily presence at our school from 8am-5pm. Ensuring that we are staffed for the day and that our facility is in order, and helping to establish a strong and positive school culture through your leadership
Signing children in and out and making sure each child is picked up by an authorized adult
Helping to liaise with the Boys and Girls Club to figure out the most effective logistics for pick up, drop off, and overall facility use and schedule to ensure a positive relationship between Mission Montessori and the Boys and Girls Club
Ensuring all parents, students, and staff follow safety protocols to keep our students and staff safe
Helping create safe and efficient systems for events at school such as: medical emergencies, fire drills, field trips, and much more
Helping to ensure our classroom is well maintained, including ordering what is needed or finding service providers where needed (e.g a painter, handyman, etc…)
Marketing & Development
Creating a marketing plan for getting the word out about our new school
Creating advertisements and marketing materials
Continually optimizing our marketing so we’re only spending on the most effective advertising
Researching and applying for appropriate grants from institutions that share our mission
Developing ideas for fundraisers, and planning fundraising events
School & Workplace Community
Planning fun events for staff to build school culture and community among staff
Planning fun events for families to help our school develop as a community
Overseeing holiday care and extended care to ensure staffing as needed and to ensure quality is high in these programs and student needs are being met
We offer competitive wages and benefits including paid vacation, holidays, and health insurance.
The ideal candidate is organized, warm, professional, passionate about education, and has previous experience in operations, marketing, and administrative leadership.
Bachelor’s degree (or higher level of education)
A passion for education and working with children
Ambitious, entrepreneurial, and creative
Exemplary customer service skills and a collaborative working style
Strong communication skills, both oral and written
Excellent organizational skills, including an ability to manage multiple priorities and work under pressure
High standards, attention to detail, and accuracy
Ability to think quickly and exercise excellent judgment and on the spot decision making
Patience, flexibility, and a sense of humor
- Experience with CRM, billing, or enrollment management systems a plus