Montessori Research Consultant (REMOTE)
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, 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.
The Research consultant will be responsible for working with AMS staff to continue to build on AMS’s reputation as the leading Montessori research organization.
- Reports to: Senior Director of Education and Strategic Initiatives
- Works closely with: Directors from the following areas: Marketing, Professional Development Department, Events, Teacher Education Team, and Membership
- Liaises with: Staff in all areas of the organization
- Classification: Contract up to 10 hours per week.
- Worksite: This is a remote position with periodic work-related travel which is paid for by AMS.
- To Apply: Only applications complete with a cover letter and resume will be considered.
- Support Board and staff driven strategic initiatives regarding AMS research
- Support internal AMS research inquiries logistically (e.g., surveys, state data)
- Coordinate research activities and tasks with internal and committee representatives (e.g., conference preparation, mini-grants, graduate student discounts program, research poster session, website files/documents, teacher research panel, and thesis/dissertation awards, Facebook monitoring)
- Maintain research documentation and files
- Prepare analytic reports based on research, surveys, and data
- Provide website updates on Montessori research in the form of message memos
- Coordinate communications, including taking calls, responding to emails, and interfacing with members and graduate students to provide research studies and links
- Create a quarterly research newsletter, with input from the research committee, to disseminate research information to members
- Serve as a liaison to the AMS Research Committee, and other Montessori Research centers
- Actively seek member proposals for non-Montessori conference workshops and publications and provide the relevant research they might need, to support
- Inform of educational landscape past, current, and future for Montessori and beyond
The Research Consultant is mission-driven, creative, and self-directed thinker and doer with a minimum of 5 years of research experience in Montessori education and/or other related fields. Montessori credential and school experience preferred.
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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