Join the Childpeace Montessori Community
Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities with Childpeace Montessori School. Our community is a thriving mixture of new people and some who have been here for decades. Childpeace supports the growth and development of all members of the community, students and staff alike. Previous Montessori experience is not required for many positions. We can provide information, exposure, and education to people new to montessori.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Childpeace is committed to equity and justice. We value the diversity of our families, students and staff. We believe these values are essential to student success. Childpeace does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, physical or mental ability, or any other status protected under local, state, or federal laws in the admission of otherwise qualified students or in the administration of its educational policies or programs, hiring or employment practices.
It takes a whole community to keep us running each day. Today, Childpeace has a staff of 75. More than half of our staff have worked at the school for five or more years and nearly one-third for ten years or more.
Childpeace teachers are selected for their professional talents and consistent and loving concern for the children in their care. Constant and ongoing observation by the guide is the bedrock of our program. All Childpeace guides are fully trained and AMI-certified and most also hold masters degrees in education. In addition, elementary and middle school students have access to specialists in many fields, including Spanish language, physical education, arts education, individual music instruction and dance.
Working with Children is Joyous
Our staff work with hundreds of toddlers through adolescents in their educational journey every year. Childpeace classrooms offer a beautiful, vibrant environment in NW Portland three blocks from the Willamette River near several urban parks, walking trails, and restaurants. Our school is located within several blocks of major bike and bus routes with many staff commuting by bike and bus. Childpeace supports our staff with a competitive salary structure and benefits package, a program rooted in AMI standards, a commitment to professional development, beautiful and well equipped classroom environments, strong administrative support, and a dynamic working community of Montessori professionals.
When we interact with each other, we will make a sincere effort to assure all individuals feel safe, respected, heard and supported.
When our communication or collaboration becomes uncomfortable, we will be friendly with our errors, take a moment to self-reflect, and lean into our conflict in order to better understand and work toward resolution.
We will share gratitude for the outcome of our efforts.
No Montessori Experience Required for Many Positions
Childpeace values responsibility, educational excellence, love of learning, sustainability, and equity as important characteristics of our learning community. We strongly encourage applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds, particularly those from historically underrepresented groups, whose personal and professional experiences will help us work toward our vision to shape the future of our world through the cultivation of inquisitive minds and socially responsible young citizens.
Substitutes play a critical role in maintaining the continuity of the classroom experience. We are always interested in recruiting substitutes for our Toddler Community, Children’s House, Elementary and Middle School programs.
Childpeace has been listed in the top 20 best large nonprofits to work for in Oregon by Oregon Business magazine, and has been listed as a top 100 Best Nonprofit to work for in Oregon. Childpeace has also been named one of the 100 Best Green Companies to Work For by Oregon Business magazine.
Childpeace offers all full time employees
- Medical, dental, and vision insurance options
- Life and disability insurance
- 401(k) retirement plan with employer match
- Pre-tax flexible spending health and dependent care accounts
- Generous paid time off (school breaks and federal holidays, vacation, sick, professional, and more)
- Professional development funds
- Childpeace tuition benefits for enrolled children
Professional development is a valuable tool at Childpeace. We want to nurture a community that supports excitement, growth, and exploration. Community members intensify student learning by expanding their own knowledge and skills, and commit to achieving the educational goals of the school as a whole.