Avenues: The World School seeks an Associate Division Head to join the Primary Division leadership team in our new São Paulo campus, to open in August 2018. The Avenues Primary Division provides each child with the social and academic skills needed to interact and explore the world as a confident and effective learner. In the Primary Division, our teachers implement hands-on, experiential activities to enable students to acquire essential skills, engage in creative thinking, broaden knowledge, and deepen understanding. Language immersion is a critical part of the curriculum. The Associate Division Head is the leader responsible for realizing this vision in two grade levels of the division, ensuring that those grades are an extraordinarily engaging place to work, a laboratory of deeper learning for all, and a thriving community.
WHO ARE WE?
Avenues offers a truly global education and will open campuses in some of the world’s leading cities in the coming years. We prepare students for engaged global citizenship in the twenty-first century, with an approach that combines language immersion, interdisciplinary teaching, a global curriculum, use of state-of-the-art technology, and a culture of creativity and deep collaboration.
WHAT WILL YOU DO? As Associate Division Head, you will:
Drive deep student learning across two grade levels, by guiding teachers to develop and teach high-quality curriculum, engage all students in challenging, meaningful work, and address individual student needs
Build a thriving culture of commitment to excellence, collaboration, and constant learning among colleagues, students and families
Be an inspiring role model to students and faculty, nurturing positive relationships and providing support and care for all students.
Lead a team of talented faculty to accomplish great things with their students, and coach teachers to continually improve by giving regular, useful feedback
Be an exemplary lead learner, always reflecting, growing and seeking to improve
Enthusiastically take on the innumerable responsibilities and challenges that come with creating a top-tier school from the ground up
WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR? You bring all or most of the following:
Superb ability as a teacher, and a deep understanding of high-quality instruction in early childhood and/or primary grades
Instructional leadership skills to guide teams of teachers to accomplish ambitious goals
A keen analytical, problem-solving approach, including in ambiguous situations that require figuring out new solutions rather than taking pre-determined paths to success
Ability to lead effectively through relationships, trust, persuasion and influence
Keen intellectual curiosity and mindset of continuous learning and growth
Sense of deep personal responsibility for the success of teachers and students
Skillful at working across lines of difference in a multi-cultural school
In the fall of 2012, Avenues: The World School opened the doors of its flagship, 15-grade (N-12) independent school in New York City offering students a truly global education. Today, the school serves over 1,300 students. The vision of Avenues is to open schools in the world’s leading cities. Avenues will be a highly-integrated learning community, connected and supported by a common vision, a s...hared curriculum, collective professional development of its faculty, the advantages of modern technology and a highly-talented global leadership team.