Assistant Director–After School Program

Administrator / Full-Time

Jackson Walnut Park School, Newton, MA

The School

Jackson Walnut Park School is an early childhood and primary school sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph.  Located in an historic neighborhood in Newton, JWP features an accredited Montessori early childhood program and a K-6 independent school in the Catholic tradition.    A vibrant arts program, diverse after school activities and childcare options, and a caring, values-based community that espouses the mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston support the development of well-rounded children who, in the words of our mission:  “love learning, love God, and love one another.”

The Position

Jackson Walnut Park School seeks a full-time Assistant Director of Kids’ Corner for the 2023-2024 school year.

Broad responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing approximately 50 children and 5 staff from 11- 6pm daily.
  • Maintaining expectations for student behavior, supporting students in understanding community standards with positive reinforcement and guidance.
  • Providing a loosely Montessori based environment balanced with unstructured play to maintain consistency for the school’s youngest children.
  • Assisting with daily non-classroom duties (drop-off, lunch, pick-up, etc…).
  • Communicating with teachers about how the day went.
  • Conducting one’s self in a manner consistent with the school’s mission and values, and as a role model for the young people in our charge


A solid understanding of the Montessori principals, AMS primary training preferred. The Assistant Director of Kids’ Corner should possess a college degree or be significantly advanced in college with a major or minor in education.  Pluses include: Prior school or childcare experience, Independent or Catholic school experience, familiarity with Responsive Classroom practices.

Applicant Information

Compensation includes full time salary commensurate with experience and benefits package. Interested candidates can obtain additional information about the school by visiting our website at

To apply, candidates should electronically submit a letter of interest and a resume with contact information for three to five references to indicating Assistant Director in the subject line.  No telephone inquiries please.  All electronic applications will be acknowledged upon receipt, and those candidates who best match Walnut Park Montessori’s qualifications will be contacted.


Jackson Walnut Park School, in the treatment of employees and applicants for employment, is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and nondiscrimination.  The school and its representatives follow the laws that govern hiring practices and focus fairly and consistently with every applicant on the talent, skills, and abilities needed for the job.

Jackson Walnut Park School

Newton, MA
Infant / Toddler, Early Childhood, Elementary
All Gender
Montessori, Religiously-Affiliated