Careers

One World Montessori school is committed to providing a Montessori education that incorporates an excellent learning environment, foreign languages, classes in the arts and parent education.

All our Montessori teachers are Montessori trained and are supported by the school in their commitment to expand and upgrade their skills. Our assistants are all fully-trained preschool teachers and are involved in on-going in-service training to become more knowledgeable about the Montessori philosophy and environment.

Are you interested in joining our team? Take a look at our career openings below. For more Montessori teaching opportunities, visit the Job Board at the Maria Montessori Teacher Training Center. →

Full Time Qualified Upper Elementary Montessori-Trained Teacher

Full Time Qualified Upper Elementary Montessori-Trained Teacher

One World Montessori is a nationally recognized, premier Montessori environment serving children 2+ years through 12 years of age from communities in the greater San Jose area, and as far away as Santa Cruz and San Francisco, since 1979.

Our goal is to provide an education that focuses on encouraging and guiding those people who will, in turn, encourage and guide us in the future to be strong, independent, creative, skillful and caring individuals. One World is firmly rooted in Montessori’s philosophy for the creation of a more peaceful world. Through it, the school provides children with the tools they need to recognize, understand, and express their emotions in acceptable ways and to resolve conflict through empathy and compromise. One World also provides children with the skills necessary to achieve their goals, develop a sense of self, and make a unique contribution to society.

In the Elementary program (grades 1-6), the focus is on developing the whole child through interaction with an interdisciplinary curriculum, designed specifically to meet the needs of children at their changing stages of development. Children are divided into mixed-age groupings to foster peer-teaching and spontaneous group interaction. The teacher focuses on helping the children discover and fulfill their maximum potential, acting as a catalyst as they learn academic skills and to use their time effectively and wisely. This grouping nurtures the feeling of a community consisting of teachers, students and parents. Here, students are able to grow not only academically but also emotionally, socially and spiritually.

The Upper Elementary program (grades 4-6) is in need of an exceptional teacher to add to the team. School hours are 8:30 am – 3:30 pm Monday through Friday.

Requirements
  • Must be certified in Montessori Upper Elementary as well as a possess a Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Must be able to pass pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check and a T.B. test with health screening.
  • Must have authorization to work in the United States.
  • Must be fluent in English (both verbally and in written communication).
  • Must be able to work with children in a caring, respectful, and professional manner.
  • Must be able to take First aid and CPR class that is provided by the school each year.
  • Must be available to work a few weeks of Summer School in July and August.
  • Must attend monthly staff meetings.
  • Must support annual and traditional special events during the school year.
Benefits

Our benefit package for full time positions includes fully paid medical, dental, and life insurance as well as paid vacation and sick days. We also offer an outstanding positive work environment, tuition reimbursement, professional development and awesome kids and families! Salaries will be commensurate with training and experience.

How to Apply

Please email resume and cover letter to pearloffice@oneworldmontessori.org or fax to (408) 978-7175.

Primary Daycare Assistant

Primary Daycare Assistant

One World Montessori School is a well-established traditional Montessori environment in the South San Jose area. We are currently seeking a daycare provider for our Primary program (30 months – 6 years).

Hours are 12:00pm – 6:00pm Monday – Friday.

Job duties include:
  • Supervising children and attending to their physical and emotional safety
  • Preparing and assisting in the daycare and nap room environments
  • Observing children in their daily routine and guiding when needed with a positive approach
  • Maintaining positive interactions with children, parents and co-workers
  • Maintaining an approved recordkeeping system for all students in their care
  • Participating in staff meetings and school events
Qualified candidates must:
  • Have a minimum of 12 core ECE units
  • Be able to lift and carry a small child if necessary
  • Be able to see and hear – it is a requirement of licensing that the daycare assistant be within sight and sound of children at all times
  • Have a minimum of one year of experience working with children or in a child care center
  • Have a warm and loving personality
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Have fingerprint clearance, health screening and clear TB test (or be able to successfully pass these things)
  • Have a positive problem-solving mentality

Preferred candidates will have at least an Associate Teacher Child Development Permit in addition to the 12 ECE units, and previous Montessori experience. Familiarity with non-violent communication methods highly desirable.
Pay will be commensurate with experience.

For immediate consideration, please e-mail resume to office@oneworldmontessori.org or fax to 408-723-9443.

Business Manager

Business Manager

One World Montessori School is a non-profit corporation dedicated to providing an excellent Montessori education to diverse families at a reasonable cost. We are approaching our 40th year since incorporation. We provide services to approximately 200 children between the ages of 2 and 12. We have three campuses — all located near the Willow Glen area in San Jose, CA. They are within 15 minutes of each other and are staffed by 35 employees as well as several contract service providers. Since 1979, the school has been headed by Rebecca Keith, who is the only remaining member of its founding board. She and Jeanette Montoto, who has been with the school since 1981, are currently acting as Heads of School as well as members of the board. As Rebecca and Jeanette move toward retirement, we are dividing their academic, staff, student and curricular responsibilities between three campus heads and creating the position of business manager to take on the responsibilities of handling the financial operations of the school. The business manager would report directly to the Board of Directors.

Requirements
  • Ability to analyze financial data, make projections, and assist in making financial decisions for the school
  • Knowledge of HR responsibilities and excellent people and communication skills
  • Fund raising experience
  • Grant writing experience
  • Ability to manage bookkeeper and three office managers
  • Ability to work collaboratively with three campus heads

Most importantly, a business manager would need to respect and be able to work comfortably within the culture of the school, realizing that the needs of the children, rather than making money, always come first. We will never compromise the quality of education that we provide for financial gain.

In person attendance is required for meetings and HR matters. However, we would be open to working remotely part of the time. Because this is a newly created position, we are willing to be flexible about hours and would work with the business manager to tailor the position to fulfill needs of which we may not yet be fully aware.

Location

Foxworthy Campus

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit resumes to rebecca@oneworldmontessori.org or call 360 817-1772 to speak with Rebecca Keith for more information.