Communications Manager

American Montessori Society | New York, NY, United States

Posted Date 12/18/2019

Company Description

The American Montessori Society leads, empowers, and serves the global community of Montessori educators as the foremost advocate for research and policy, ongoing teacher education, and standards of accreditation through opportunities for mentored individual growth, collaboration, and member engagement.

Job Description

Reports to:  Chief Communications Officer

Works closely with:  Marketing, public relations, and publications staff

Classification:  Full-time (1.0 FTE); Exempt

Worksite:  AMS office in New York City (preferred) / Remote considered


Areas of focus include:

·         Stakeholder communications: email newsletters, comprehensive conference programs, annual reports, press releases, organization magazine, brochures, etc.

·         Web copy

·         Press relations

·         Photo and video shoots

·         Scriptwriting

·         Project management



·         Bachelor’s degree or higher, preferably in a related field

·         Minimum of 2 years of professional experience in communications

·         Excellent writing and editing skills in print and digital media

·         Superlative organization skills

·         Experience in project management


Skills & Proficiencies:

·         Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously

·         Ability to adapt to changing priorities

·         Ability to adapt to changing technologies

·         Ability to navigate team dynamics and timelines to deliver outstanding content

·         Able to learn from failure

·         Curious

·         Proactive

·         Understands the importance of “start with why”


Preferred Experiences/Knowledge

·         Office 365

·         Website management (Basic HTML, SEO, content management)

·         Photoshop

·         MailChimp

·         Supervising staff, interns, or volunteers

·         Montessori education

·         Professional involvement with a nonprofit organization

·         Experience in creating and executing digital newsletters


To Apply: Applications with a cover letter, résumé, and salary requirements (we recommend including a range) will be considered.   

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

To apply upload your résumé and a cover letter describing how your experience relates to the position and your salary requirements.  All must be submitted for application to be considered.

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.


Credential Level
Credential Not Required
Education Required
Bachelor's Degree
Job Type
Position Type
Full-Time (12 mos.)

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