Employment Opportunities

Oak Meadow School was founded in 1977 as a Montessori school for early childhood students. Over the years, elementary and middle school, and most recently, toddler grade levels have been added. Oak Meadow now has a reputation for one being one of the finest independent schools in the country, matriculating its graduates to the most selective independent high schools in New England.

Oak Meadow School is currently embarking upon a new and exciting chapter in its ongoing commitment to professionalism, transparency, excellence, and inclusivity. Over the past year, the school’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Task Force (composed of teachers, staff, parents, and trustees) has significantly advanced the school’s commitment to equity, inclusion, anti-racism, and justice.

Littleton, Massachusetts is located just northwest of Concord, in one of the top growth areas outside of Boston, and attracts families who value the best educational options available, with housing costs lower than communities closer to Boston. Train service to Boston is easily accessible, and the beautiful outdoor resources of New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Cape Cod, and the Berkshires are a short drive away.

Oak Meadow School’s Mission Statement:

Oak Meadow School is rooted in the child-centered Montessori philosophy, which fosters academic excellence, personal growth, and cultural awareness while nurturing children’s spirits. A diverse community of life-long learners, we cultivate confident, independent, and compassionate human beings by providing the tools and experiences needed to embark on rich, meaningful journeys as responsible citizens of the world.

Oak Meadow School does not discriminate in admission, financial aid, or administration of its educational policies and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religious affiliation, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, or status as a qualified handicapped individual.

Open Positions for the 2021–22 School Year:

Business Operations Assistant

Job Description:

The Business Operations Assistant position is an integral part of the operations of the Business Office. This is a part-time, 12-month position, reporting directly to the Business Operations Manager. Oak Meadow School is looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and entrepreneurially minded individual to support the Business Operations Manager and School.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Financial:

  • Assist the Business Operations Manager in executing school business functions, including but not limited to: student billing, accounts payable and receivable, human resources support and other business administration activities as assigned
  • Assist the execution of accounts payable for the school
  • Assist the execution of accounts receivable for the school, including tuition and auxiliary programs
  • Track and coordinate annual fund payments with the Director of Development
  • Support exhibit preparation for the annual audit

Human Resources:

  • Create employee packets for distribution by the Business Operations Manager
  • Track and maintain the receipt signatures for the employee handbook
  • Support the Business Operations Manager with work and events related to the coordination of personnel training in health, safety and human resources.

Communication and Professional Growth:

  • Oversee purchasing for school supplies and auxiliary program related materials
  • Model high ethical standards, integrity and respect for colleagues, alumni/ae, parents, students and trustees when executing the school’s business
  • Communicate clearly and enthusiastically with all staff and stakeholders
  • Assume responsibility for other projects as assigned by the Business Operations Manager

Board of Trustees Support:

  • Support the Business Operations Manager with work and events related to the board of trustees and the Finance, Audit and Risk Management and Facilities and Safety committees.

Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree, with a passion for operational support and lifelong learning
  • A willingness to go above and beyond the assigned responsibilities
  • Demonstrated collaborative qualities – working to support people, processes, coworkers and others school community members
  • A detail-oriented work style

Applicants:

Please send cover letter, resume and the contact information for 3 professional references to:

Nicole White
Business Operations Manager
nwhite@oakmeadow.org

Beginners (Ages 15 mos. - 3 yrs.) Lead Teacher

Job Description:

Oak Meadow School seeks a highly motivated and energetic person to be a lead teacher in our Beginner’s Program (ages 15 months – 3 years). We are seeking an experienced teacher with a particular passion for working with the youngest children in our community.  Applicants should have a Montessori Infant-Toddler credential from an accredited training center and consistently use current Montessori research and data to institute best classroom practices. The ideal candidate will work collaboratively with a classroom assistant, communicate confidently with parents, both verbally and in writing, and have strong organizational skills that allow for the structure and routine young children need. The candidate will offer flexible thinking, curiosity, and creativity as part of a larger teaching team that strategizes and explores the implementation of core Montessori principles.

We are especially looking for candidates with the following qualities:

  • Team player who is willing to ask questions and work collaboratively
  • Eagerness to learn and deepen one’s own capacities in the Montessori method and 21st century teaching practices
  • Skilled in establishing positive relationships with the children, parents, and colleagues
  • Excels in communicating with parents, both verbally and in written form
  • Has the ability to create a warm and welcoming prepared environment that is safe and nurturing
  • Meets the individual needs of multi-age learners with a range of learning styles
  • Has a commitment to supporting the school’s mission 

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree required 
  • Minimum of three years of teaching experience
  • A strong foundation in and understanding of Montessori philosophy and pedagogy
  • Interest in current educational research about innovation and social-emotional learning
  • Commitment to guiding children in the discovery of their own unique talents and potential
  • Commitment to professional growth and continuing education
  • Montessori infant/toddler certification is preferred (training is available for a qualified candidate: a commitment to Montessori certification/training is required as part of the role)

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Matching IRA plan
  • Health, Dental and Flexible Spending (FSA)
  • Extensive professional development opportunities
  • Tuition reimbursement program for eligible employees seeking Montessori training
  • Oak Meadow tuition remission for eligible children of full-time employees

To apply, candidates should send the following information by email:

  • A cover letter describing your interest in the position
  • A current resume
  • A brief statement (not more than one page) of your educational philosophy, including your background and experience with children and education

Applications should be sent to:

Jay Scheurle
Head of School
employment@oakmeadow.org

Applications must be made by email. Electronic file names should begin with your last name and indicate Beginners Teacher position

Beginners (Ages 15 mos. - 3 yrs.) Classroom Assistant

Job Description:

Oak Meadow School seeks a highly motivated and energetic person to assist in our Beginner’s program (ages 15 months – 3 years old) for September through June of the 2021-22 school year. Candidates should have experience working with this age group; however, Montessori training is not required. Responsibilities include supporting the lead teacher in providing a safe environment where children are encouraged to learn by doing. The hours are 8:00am – 4:00pm, Mon – Fri. The pay is $15 – $18 per hour

Benefits:

  • Health, Dental and Flexible Spending (FSA)
  • Tuition reimbursement program for eligible employees seeking Montessori training
  • Oak Meadow tuition remission for eligible children of full-time employees

To apply, please contact:

Kellie McElhinney
Director of Beginners, Children’s House and Lower Elementary Programs
employment@oakmeadow.org

Lunch and Recess Support (3 - 6 year olds)

Job Description:

This job is a part-time, daily (Mon-Fri) commitment of 90 minutes over the lunchtime period, from September to June for the 2021-22 school year. Duties include supervising children during lunch and on the playground. The pay is $13 – $16 per hour.

To apply, please contact:

Kellie McElhinney
Director of Beginners, Children’s House and Lower Elementary Programs
employment@oakmeadow.org