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High School History and Social Sciences —High School Physics
Executive Assistant to the Head of School
Young Children's Community GuidePrimary TeacherElementary Teachers
Part-Time Substitute PositionSubstitute Teachers
Montessori Training

 

 



High School Positions

The well-grounded candidate will have experience teaching high school students in the subject or related fields (experience with IB is a plus). We are looking for happy people who possess deep content-area knowledge, a never-ending passion for personal learning, matched with an exceptional level of positive regard for teenagers and respect for their work. Successful candidates will have an expertise in creatively matching academic and real-world challenges to a variety of student skill levels to create an environment of experiences for maximized engagement. The school is committed to a high level of cross-disciplinary integration and teachers will work closely with each other, meeting regularly to create a dynamic team approach. In addition, we are looking for teachers who have diverse backgrounds and who are ready to teach electives, to travel, and to lead extra-curricular activities aligned with their personal interests.

At the school’s Museum District Campus, the educational approach is largely interdisciplinary and all teachers must possess a facility and strengths beyond a single subject area. Working with high-school-aged Montessori students in small classes means modeling a lifelong love of learning in all areas of knowledge while embracing the service role of teaching. We are looking for happy, well-grounded individuals who are committed to a team-centric organization and who are ready to work hard. Additionally, they must possess serious depth in their specialized field and be able to work in a highly integrated and fluid environment. The Post Oak academic program depends on extending the classroom work through connections and partnerships with local cultural institutions that the teaching faculty are expected to cultivate and maintain.

History and Social Sciences (August 2018)

The History and Social Sciences guide is a full-time position responsible for curriculum development and instruction. This role involves the mentoring, guidance, and assessment of high school students on a college preparatory approach in all aspects of history and the social sciences. Topics include: history, historiography, economics, politics, geography, psychology, and sociology. Emphasis is on seminar discussion and primary sources without reliance on a textbook. This position also includes cultivating, building, and maintaining partnership connections in related organizations in the Houston Museum District and nearby surrounding areas.

High School Physics (Fall 2018)

The Physics Guide is a full time position in the science department responsible for curriculum development and instruction of integrated science for grades 9-10 and the integrated Montessori-International Baccalaureate (IB) physics curriculum for grades 11-12. This role involves the mentoring, guidance, and assessment of high school students on a college preparatory approach focusing on physics. Experience teaching mathematics or with any of computer science, programming, maker spaces, and robotics is a plus. Emphasis is on hands-on, real-world learning without reliance on a textbook. This position also includes cultivating, building, and maintaining partnership connections in related organizations in the Houston Museum District and nearby surrounding areas.

Please send cover letter and résumé to:
James Moudry, High School Director
The Post Oak School
1010 Autrey St.
Houston, TX 77006

 

 

Executive Assistant to the Head of School

FLSA Classification: Exempt
Reports to: Head of School

ROLE OVERVIEW
The Executive Assistant to the Head of School represents the Head of School and The Post Oak School as the first voice and face many people hear and see when calling, emailing, or visiting The Post Oak School.

This position is responsible for handling a wide range of administrative and executive support-related tasks. It requires the ability to work independently with little-to-no supervision. Flexibility and excellent organization skills are needed to support the executive team of diverse people and programs.

The position further requires interaction with staff members of all levels, which must be done with a high level of professionalism and discretion, in a fast-paced environment, sometimes under pressure, while remaining proactive, resourceful, and efficient. Expert level of written and verbal communication skills, strong decision-making ability, and attention to detail are equally important.

This position contributes to the mission of The Post Oak School because it allows the Head of School to focus on school matters, attend important meetings, and give presentations that raise awareness of, and funding for, The Post Oak School.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
The Executive Assistant to the Head of School will:

  1. Manage the Head of School’s calendar
    1. Respond promptly to any requests for meeting times
    2. Stay informed about the Head of School’s main priorities and schedule meetings accordingly
    3. Schedule meetings and conference calls as requested by the Head of School
  2. Administrative support for the Head of School
    1. “Inbox” management, gatekeeper, answering phone, locating others when needed, dinner reservations, filing, and special tasks as needed
    2. Attend weekly staff meetings, coordinate and send agenda, take minutes, distribute to the leadership team, and maintain action item lists as needed
    3. Assist in event set-up and logistics for off-site dinners or activities
    4. Work with a travel agent to manage the Head of School’s travel by arranging flights, hotel accommodations, car rentals, and other travel logistics for speaking engagements
    5. Coordinate the shipping of event materials when needed
    6. Point person for confidentiality agreements
    7. Maintain credit card for the School, including reconciling, coding, maintaining receipts, and submission of expense report
    8. WebEx, video conferences, presentation software
    9. Notarize documents as needed
    10. Oversee receptionist duties
    11. Be available 24/7 for emergencies and/or problem-solving
  3. Special projects as requested
    1. Creating and maintaining database of electronic records, including scanning and organizing
    2. Act as a backup to AP/AR Specialist
    3. Provide administrative support on a smaller scale for division directors and others as needed
  4. Plan meetings for the Board of Trustees and other events hosted by the Head of School
    1. Collect RSVPs
    2. Order food
    3. Coordination of meeting agendas
    4. Contact committee chairs in advance of meeting for meeting action items
    5. Distribute meeting packets via email

QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Knowledge:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution is preferred; plus previous experience as an executive assistant is helpful, but not required
Skills:
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Articulate, professional demeanor with strong self-confidence and initiative
  • Critical thinking and ability to exercise excellent judgment in decision-making
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing priorities
  • Ability to manage time, prioritize tasks, and meet strict deadlines is key
  • Ability to multitask and attend to several responsibilities at the same time
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Willingness to learn
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Outlook is crucial
  • Familiarity with SurveyMonkey and other survey-generating tools
  • Proficiency using computers, printers, copy machines, and fax machines

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Essential Physical Job Tasks:

  • Completion of administrative duties as indicated by position.
  • Data entry and use of computer user interface tools including mouse, keyboard and any other applicable instruments.
    • Setting up office, desk and workstation for minimal ergonomic risk factors as deemed necessary.
  • Sustaining static postures
    • Sustained sitting at desk or workstation with use of phones, computers and any other office equipment required for specified position.
    • Static stance/standing as required.
  • Lifting and operating in an office environment
    • File/Folder storage with non-repetitive light weight lifting, reaching and forward bending as necessary.
    • Infrequent lifting overhead reaching less than or equal to 15 lbs. with the ability to potentially be able to lift up to 35 lbs and push/pull 40 lbs.

Please send cover letter and résumé to:
Kelly Vaughn, CFO
The Post Oak School
4600 Bissonnet St.
Bellaire, TX 77401
Phone: 713.661.6688

 

 

Young Children's Community Guide

Do you want to make a difference to the next generation of global citizens? Are you passionate about working with young children? Are you looking for a supportive work environment where you can grow in your practice and fully use your skills and talents?

The Post Oak School in Houston, Texas, is accepting applications for a happy person with training at the AMI Assistants to Infancy (A to I) level to guide its Young Children’s Community (students aged 14 months to 3 years). We are currently seeking dedicated and energetic applicants who are experienced professionals to join our talented faculty community.

Post Oak serves over 500 students from 14 months through High School. AMI-trained administrators are committed to supporting the work of the AMI guide with fully equipped classrooms. Salary is commensurate with experience and we offer generous benefits that include health/dental insurance, 401k plan, funding for professional development, and more.

Houston is the most diverse city in the United States and a great place to live, with world-class museums, great restaurants, beautiful parks, major universities, and a renowned medical center.

If you have a positive attitude and want join our team, do not delay!

Please send cover letter and résumé to:
Mirani Smith, Early Childhood Director
The Post Oak School
4600 Bissonnet St.
Bellaire, TX 77401
Phone: 713.661.6688

The Post Oak School is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 

Primary Teacher

Do you want to make a difference to the next generation of global citizens? Are you passionate about working with children? Are you looking for a supportive work environment where you can grow in your practice and fully use your skills and talents?

The Post Oak School in Houston, Texas is accepting applications for a happy, enthusiastic person with training at the AMI Primary level to guide children 2.5+ to 6+ years. We are currently seeking dedicated and energetic applicants who are experienced professionals to join our talented faculty community.

Post Oak serves over 500 students from 14 months through High School. AMI-trained administrators are committed to supporting the work of the AMI guide with fully equipped classrooms. Salary is commensurate with experience and we offer generous benefits that include health/dental insurance, 401k plan, funding for professional development, and more.

Houston is the most diverse city in the United States and a great place to live, with world-class museums, great restaurants, beautiful parks, major universities, and a renowned medical center.

If you have a positive attitude and want join our team, do not delay!

Please send cover letter and résumé to:
Mirani Smith, Early Childhood Director
The Post Oak School
4600 Bissonnet St.
Bellaire, TX 77401
Phone: 713.661.6688

The Post Oak School is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 

Montessori Elementary Teachers

The Post Oak School is accepting applications for AMI-trained elementary teachers at all levels. We are looking for bright, energetic, and dedicated applicants to join a talented, supportive faculty community.

Post Oak is a great place to work. Enrollment for 2017–2018 includes over 500 children from 14 months to high school, and the Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, Middle, and High School communities are growing. AMI-trained administrators are committed to supporting the work of the AMI teacher with fully equipped classrooms, funding for professional development, time-saving technology, and tech support. Salaries range from $38,000–$70,000+. Generous benefits include health/dental insurance and 401k plan.

Cosmopolitan, diverse, and exciting, Houston is the fourth-largest city in the United States. It is a great place for families and a great place for singles. Located 50 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, there are world-class museums, great restaurants, beautiful parks, major universities, and a renowned medical center. Cost of living is relatively low. The Post Oak School is an equal opportunity employer.

Send résumé to:
Jeff Schneider, Elementary Director
The Post Oak School
4600 Bissonnet
Bellaire, TX 77401

 

 

Part-time Substitute Position

The Post Oak School in Houston, Texas is accepting applications for immediate part-time substitute work. We are seeking individuals with a college degree in education, psychology, or other related fields. Experience working with young children, especially in a Montessori environment, is an asset.

This position involves working from 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. or 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. on an as needed basis. Substitute training is provided.

The Post Oak School is a premier Montessori school in Bellaire, Texas, (Houston area) serving students from age 14 months through high school. This part time substitute position is for our Bissonnet Campus that serves children 14 months through 12 years of age. The Post Oak School is an educational leader both among Houston’s top private schools and among the more than 5,000 Montessori schools across the country. Post Oak is a great place to work.

The salary range for this part time position will be commensurate with experience. This position may lead to a full-time position and/or sponsorship for Montessori teacher training in the future. The Post Oak School is an equal opportunity employer.

Send résumé to:
Miriam Winton, Auxiliary Programs Director
The Post Oak School
4600 Bissonnet
Bellaire, TX 77401

 

 

Substitute Teachers Needed

Looking for a part-time position for the school year? If you have a college degree and experience working with children ages 14 mos. through 10th grade, we can offer you work as a substitute teacher in a superior Montessori program. The schedule is flexible and we offer paid on-the-job training. Substitute teaching can lead to full-time employment and Montessori training sponsorship for qualified candidates.

Send résumé to:
Miriam Winton, Auxiliary Programs Director
The Post Oak School
4600 Bissonnet
Bellaire, TX 77401

 

 

Montessori Primary Teacher Training*

Should you be interested in Montessori primary teacher training or would like more information regarding the program at Houston Montessori Institute, please visit the HMI website. Thank you for your interest in HMI.

 


  

The Post Oak School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, nationality or ethnic origin with regard to hiring, admission or in the administration of any of its programs.

*Successful completion of a course does not constitute an offer of employment.