AMS Seeks Senior Director for School Accreditation & School Improvement

AMS Seeks Senior Director for School Accreditation & School Improvement


Contact: Timothy Purnell, EdD, Executive Director
Phone: 212-358-1250 x308

American Montessori Society
116 East 16th Street, New York, NY 10003-2163

The American Montessori Society is soliciting applications for the open position of Senior Director for School Accreditation & School Improvement.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Senior Director for School Accreditation & School Improvement plays a pivotal role in growing and strengthening Montessori education. This is achieved through the expansion of AMS accredited schools, and through the delivery of high-quality programs and services that benefit Montessori educators and strengthen Montessori schools, generally.

This is a leadership position within AMS and, as such, involves skillful collaboration with AMS stakeholders in conceptualizing, planning and delivering value to the society’s members. As a thinking partner, leader, and senior staff team member, the Senior Director will exemplify skillful engagement with AMS’s diverse constituents.

The Senior Director for School Accreditation & School Improvement will be based at the AMS headquarters office on East 16th Street, in New York City, near Union Square.

Our ideal candidate will possess:

  • Experience as a Montessori educator, with a Montessori teaching credential from an AMS, AMI, or other MACTE-accredited teacher education program;
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, school accreditation;
  • Knowledge of the theories and practice of adult learning and professional development;
  • Demonstrated track record as both a leader and team member;
  • Strong planning, project management, and administrative skills, including the ability to develop and monitor program budgets.

Additional qualifications include:

  • Minimum of a baccalaureate degree; advanced degree(s) preferred;
  • Ability to employ emerging communication and information technologies in the design and delivery of member services;
  • Understanding of the role of data collection and analysis in the assessment of member needs and the development of program and service objectives;
  • Demonstrated ability to think creatively and to develop strategic solutions from a systems perspective.

To apply, in confidence:

E-mail letter of interest and résumé (including salary history) directly to Richard A. Ungerer, Executive Director. No phone calls, please.

Application deadline: May 25, 2012.

The American Montessori Society is an equal opportunity employer.


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