Business Management, Development/Fund Raising, Other
Position starting July 1, 2018 Executive Director Search
Heads Up Educational Consulting and Triangle Associates are leading the search for an executive director for AMI-USA, a a membership organization for American Montessori schools and educators dedicated to preserving and expanding authentic Montessori education. Founded in 1970, the association today is a vital operation serving approximately 3,400 individual and school members. Candidate preferred to be AMI-trained professional conversant in the theory and pedagogy of Maria Montessori. Leadership experience in a Montessori program, school, or association.
For more information and application instructions please visit the search website at http://educationleadershipsearch.com/Search/AMI/
Application Deadline: August 15, 2017
Attributes of the Ideal Candidate
AMI-trained professional conversant in the theory and pedagogy of Maria Montessori is preferred. Leadership experience in a Montessori program, school, or association preferred.The emotional intelligence and political skills to manage on a personal and human scale the conundrums that emerge for organizations with a large scope and dispersed membership. A desire to write and speak about what authentic Montessori looks like and how it is experienced by children and parents. A willingness to travel and present to conclaves of Montessori professionals around the country. The proclivity to bridge the inherent tensions in the movement between authentic practice and innovation; competition vs. cooperation with other Montessori organizations;expansion into the public domain vs. dilution of core practices by state regulations; etc. Financial acumen and fund-raising experience. Management skills to supervise a small shop with large demands placed on it and to manage up to a board seeking vision and direction.