The American Montessori Society (AMS) is the foremost advocate for quality Montessori education, an innovative, child-centered approach to learning. AMS sets the high professional standards that inform Montessori education as practiced in AMS-accredited schools and taught in AMS-affiliated teacher education programs. A not-for-profit membership organization based in New York City, with more than 15,000 members world-wide, AMS is the hub of all things Montessori: an information center for its members, the media, and the public; a voice in the public policy arena; and a mobilizing force for the global Montessori community, through support services, accreditation, credentialing, and affiliation services, research, and professional development events and offerings.
AMS is classified as a 501(c) (3) (i.e., tax-exempt, nonprofit) organization.
To Apply: Only applications complete with a cover letter and résumé to be considered for review.
School Quality Manager
- Reports to: Senior Director of Membership & School Accreditation
- Works closely with: Accreditation & Membership team
- Liaises with: Staff in all areas of the organization including Online Learning, Marketing and Communications, Events, and Teacher Education
- Classification: Full-time (1.0 FTE); Exempt
- Annual Salary: $55,000 – $65,000
- Worksite: Remote with working Eastern Time. Must be eligible to work in the U.S. Occasional work-related travel
Development & Growth
- Develop resources that can assist schools through the stages of school improvement
- Encourage engagement among AMS school leaders, including on AMS Connect, affinity groups and on social media posts
- Engage with schools through phone calls, workshop presentations, webinars, and at conferences to grow the Pathway program to include all member schools within 5 years
- Collaborate to design new initiatives that encourage continuous school improvement and integration of ABAR education goals
- Work with Marketing Team to develop materials and communications to entice schools to join and continue along the pathway
- Answer all general school and parent inquiries related to Pathway
- Welcome school leaders onto the Pathway and develop initial relationship with school
- Provide resources to schools specific to their goals
- Host networking sessions for school leaders
- Assist in the smooth transition from Pathway to Accreditation candidacy
- Coordinate all aspects of onsite visits for schools seeking Step 8 who are not on the accreditation track
Data Collection and Processing
- Track all school progression through Pathway and keep database information current
- Verify documentation accuracy and completeness
- Report on progress of Pathway participation and engagement
The School Quality Manager is a mission-driven, creative, and self-directed thinker and doer with an understanding of school management. They have the skills and experience in school governance, finance, advocacy, and mentoring. The Manager will possess the ability to interact with school leaders in a friendly, professional manner. The manager will be capable of detail-oriented work requiring a high level of organization.
Desired Qualifications and Skills:
- Bachelor’s Degree
- 3+ years of experience as a Montessori school leader
- Is committed to equity, inclusion, and antiracism
- Superior organizational/multi-tasking skills with ability to plan/prioritize
- Superior interpersonal skills and ability to handle issues with respect and positivity
- Has strong communication skills, both written and oral, grounded in diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Is comfortable with speaking to customers of diverse backgrounds on the phone and reaching out via email to build inclusivity through relationships and quickly resolve issues
- Demonstrates initiative and problem-solving skills and includes perspective taking
- Strong attention to detail
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
Submit cover letter and PDF resume (no Word documents). No calls, please.
Equal employment opportunities and diversity among its employees are fundamental principles at the American Montessori Society.
The American Montessori Society is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, family responsibility, political affiliation or any other status protected by applicable laws.
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