BASIS Independent Manhattan is seeking qualified candidates for a Dean of Students for the 2017/2018 school year!
Who we are...
The mission of BASIS Independent Schools is to redefine education by raising the levels of student learning to the highest international standards. Every BASIS Independent school provides a joyful learning community where hard work is celebrated and intellectual pursuits result in extraordinary outcomes. In just three years we have established five highly-regarded private schools (PK-12) in some of the world's most dynamic regions: New York City, Silicon Valley, and Northern Virginia, with more campuses opening in the coming years. BASIS Independent is building a team of talented, passionate, and hard-working educators to ensure our students receive the best education in the world. Join us!
You can expect to...
Help lead the efforts to build and maintain a strong, positive achievement oriented school culture. As Dean of Students you will manage the behavior programs for the school and establish strong, mutually respectful relationships with students and families. This position is a visible presence in all areas of the school and is responsible for all issues relating to the well-being of the students at school.
Support teachers to resolve differences in communication with parents and students
Organize and reviews results of assessment of numeracy and reading comprehension and problem solving skills for any new student, state required assessments, Comprehensive or Curriculum Gains BASIS program
Review progress reports, mid-semester reports
Organize and executes student academic and behavior support
Manage Teaching Fellows assigned to designated grades
Maintain student discipline and follows through with documentation
Coordinate the planning and preparation for new student orientation
Communicate and meet with parents regarding student performance and/or conduct
Participate in the development of academic and student schedules
Participate in the planning and execution of standardized assessments
Support teachers in building positive relationships with parents
Coordinate student academic support interventions
Participate in all faculty and staff meetings
Organize students arrival and dismissal
To join our team you must...
Have a strong belief in and adherence to the BASIS Curriculum
Have relationship building skills
Have an ability to effectively analyze data to improve student achievement
Have excellent oral and written communication skills
Have an ability to exercise excellent judgment and decision making
Have excellent problem solving and negotiating skills
Have an ability to work independently with diverse constituents while maintain high professional standards
Have exemplary organizational skills; ability to establish and manage multiple priorities; ability to work under pressure
Have an outstanding attention to detail and accuracy
Have patience, flexibility and a sense of humor
Bachelor's required, Master's preferred 3-5 years' experience in an elementary school setting, preferably charter or independent
Additional Salary Information: Benefits and Salary: Salary for this position is competitive and dependent on education and experience. BASIS Independent Schools offers a comprehensive benefits package.
BASIS began as a visionary venture in 1998 when Dr. Michael and Olga Block, world-class economics academics, found that students in their classrooms who were educated outside of the United States were not only more prepared for the challenges faced in college than their American counterparts, but were simply "better" at being students. Digging further, they found that low expectations among Americ...an students led to a lack of curricular substance in U.S. classrooms. Creating a brand new school in Tucson, Arizona, they discovered that American students thrived when challenged, rising to and surpassing the best students in the world. Thus the BASIS.ed revolution was born!They developed a formula for success, refined regularly since then, that proves every child can become a great student when presented a rigorous course of study taught by Subject Expert Teachers and supported by a culture of excellence. What began as a single campus in Tucson has grown to become a unique, high-achieving, and unprecedented network of schools - five independent schools in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Silicon Valley, Fremont, and McLean, an international school in Shenzhen, China, and 26 charter schools across the United States.Today, BASIS.ed students have propelled their schools to become the top ranked in the nation and acclaimed world-wide, as noted in Amanda Ripley's book "The Smartest Kids in the World (and How They Got That Way)."How BASIS Schools Graduate The World's Best-Prepared StudentsThe BASIS.ed curriculum and program of study are based on 15 years refinement of a rigorous, challenging, supportive academic experience, ranked among the very best int he world.