Careers

Founded in 1963, the Montclair Cooperative School (the Co-op) is an independent progressive, co-educational day school educating children from preschool through eighth grade. For more than 55 years, the Montclair Cooperative School has been dedicated to providing engaging, creative, multi-disciplinary learning as a rigorous preparation for high school and beyond. Today, the Co-op remains deeply committed to creating a diverse and nurturing environment where children flourish intellectually and develop exceptional social skills, along with a deep sense of community and social justice.

The Montclair Cooperative School fully and actively supports equal opportunity for all people. We comply with all federal, state and local laws that prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, national origin, citizenship, age (18 or older), religion disability, marital status, veteran status, and sexual orientation.

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CAREERS
PreK/Kindergarten Assistant Teacher

Position 

The Montclair Cooperative School is seeking an Assistant Teacher for our PreK/Kindergarten program on a full time basis beginning September 1, 2022.

About the School

The Montclair Cooperative School is an independent Early Ages through Eighth grade school founded in 1963 and located in Montclair, NJ. We have an enrollment of  approximately 140 students, a program that is progressive and a community that is highly collaborative.

Qualifications

The Co-op seeks candidates who have a rapport with and appreciation of children in this age group, an ability to be resourceful, flexible and creative and a desire to work collaboratively.  An understanding of progressive education practices and an undergraduate degree in education or other relevant major is preferred.

To Apply

Interested applicants should submit a resume to careers@montclaircoop.org with PreK/Kindergarten Assistant Teacher in the subject line. Only those selected to be interviewed will be contacted. No phone calls please.

CAREERS
Full Time Front Office Manager/Receptionist

Overview of Position

The Montclair Cooperative School, a progressive, independent day school, Early Ages through 8th grade, located in Montclair, NJ  seeks a full-time receptionist. The receptionist is the first point of contact for our school, will manage our front desk and will perform a variety of administrative and clerical tasks. Working hours are 8:00 am-4:00 pm. This is a 12-month position.

Salary Range: $35,000-$40,000 

Qualifications

  • Successful work experience as a receptionist; prior experience in an educational setting is a plus
  • Proficiency with technology such as Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite applications; familiarity with general office equipment 
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Multi-tasking and time-management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks
  • Helpful, positive and professional attitude towards all constituencies
  • High school degree minimum

 

Responsibilities

  • Greet guests upon arrival; Answer, screen and forward incoming phone calls
  • Provide basic and accurate information in-person and via phone/email
  • Sort and distribute daily mail/deliveries
  • Endorse all checks and record in excel cash receipts log
  • Maintain office security by following safety procedures and controlling access via the reception desk 
  • Order and maintain an inventory of office and building supplies.  Place orders for classroom supplies
  • Update calendars and schedule meetings
  • Offer light administrative support across the organization. 
  • Track student, staff & faculty attendance & absences
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Co-Heads of School

To Apply

Applicants should submit  a current resume and a cover letter to careers@montclaircoop.org with Office Manager/Receptionist in the subject line. Please indicate in your cover letter  how you learned of the opportunity. Only those selected to be interviewed will be contacted. No phone calls please. 

CAREERS
Substitute Teacher

Position

The Montclair Cooperative School is seeking substitute teachers for the 2021-2022 school year.  

About the School

The Montclair Cooperative School is an independent Early Ages through Eighth grade school founded in 1963 and located in Montclair, NJ. We have an enrollment of  approximately 140 students, a program that is progressive and a community that is highly collaborative. 

Qualifications

Substitute Teacher candidates should have past experience as a teacher, or working in a school setting, or in other programs with children such as camp or childcare.  The ideal candidate is positive, fun, flexible, open-minded, patient, with a good sense of humor, and a genuinely child-centered approach.  We are searching for substitute teachers who are self-starters and can lead a class with a given plan independently or in partnership with an assistant teacher.

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to careers@montclaircoop.org. Please indicate how you learned of the opportunity and with which age groups of children you feel confident working.  Please understand that due to volume, only candidates selected to be interviewed will be contacted. No phone calls, please.