Project Consultant for Commemorative Publication for the American Montessori Society- REMOTE WORK

American Montessori Society | New York, NY, United States

Posted Date 4/02/2024
Description

About the American Montessori Society 

The American Montessori Society (AMS) is the foremost advocate for quality Montessori education, an innovative, child-centered approach to learning. AMS sets 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 based in New York City, with more than 19,000 members world-wide, 1300 member schools and 112 Teacher Education Programs, AMS is the hub of all things Montessori: an information center for its members, the media, and the public; a voice in the public 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.

AMS envisions a world in which quality Montessori education is widely recognized, highly desired, and accessible to all.

  • To Apply: Only applications complete with a cover letter and resume will be considered.
  • Key Contact: Executive Director
  • Classification:  Contract 
  • Fee: $25,000
  • Project Duration: May 2024- October 2024
  • Worksite: Remote. Working in Eastern Time.  Must be eligible to work in the United States

Note to the applicant: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.  

Job Description

The American Montessori Society (AMS) embarks on ambitious and multifaceted initiatives as the organization celebrates its 65th Anniversary in Fiscal Year 2025. Projects include producing events nationwide, creating a custom exhibit for The Montessori Event in Denver, CO, and making a commemorative publication. We are seeking a detail-oriented Project Consultant to oversee the development and production of a commemorative publication that celebrates the rich history, achievements, and stories of all our member schools and AMS-affiliated teacher education programs. This role involves extensive communication and coordination with AMS members to collect contributions, organize content, manage photographs with proper releases, and ensure the project's success from inception to completion. The consultant will work closely with AMS’s internal team, copyeditor, and publisher to bring this publication to life, honoring the legacy and impact of Montessori education across our extensive network.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the project management for the creation of the commemorative publication, ensuring milestones are met within deadlines.
  • Act as the primary liaison between AMS, member schools, teacher education programs, and the publishing team, facilitating effective communication and collaboration.
  • Collect, organize, and track contributions (stories, achievements, milestones) from member schools and teacher education programs.
  • Manage the submission and organization of photographs, ensuring all necessary liability releases are obtained and properly documented.
  • Work closely with AMS’s copyeditor to ensure content is accurate, engaging, and adheres to AMS’s standards.
  • Coordinate the design, layout, and production processes, ensuring the final product meets AMS’s quality expectations.
  • Address and solve any issues or challenges that arise during the project lifecycle, maintaining a solutions-oriented approach.
  • Prepare regular updates and reports for AMS leadership, highlighting progress, challenges, and solutions. 

Qualifications

  • Proven experience in project management, preferably in publishing, communications, or a related field.
  • Exceptional organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines simultaneously.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, capable of building and maintaining positive relationships with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Detail-oriented with a commitment to accuracy and quality.
  • Familiarity with the Montessori education system and a passion for educational excellence.
  • Proficiency in digital tools for project management, document organization, and communication.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, adapting to changing priorities and project needs.

Additional Information

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.

No calls please.

Montessori Credential Level
Credential Not Required
Education Required
Bachelor's Degree
Job Type
Consultant/Contractor
Position Type
Other
Phone212-358-1250

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