The New School (TNS), an independent four-year high school in Atlanta, offers an innovative curriculum which blends traditional academic study and community engaged learning, creating opportunities for students to do real-world work that takes them beyond the classroom. TNS takes a blended approach combining multiple experiential learning opportunities with a rigorous college prep program to equip students with the competencies they’ll need to thrive in the workplace, higher education, and their personal lives post high school. TNS students apply their classroom learning in the city through major interdisciplinary projects, an entrepreneurship program, and internships, and in the process develop portfolios of exceptional work and experiences. The New School is a pioneer of the Community Engaged Learning (CEL) model, and has developed a network of 100+ community partners in Atlanta and beyond. To learn more, please visit www.tnsatlanta.org.
The New School, founded in 2014, currently enrolls approximately 80 students in grades 9–12. Enrollment is predicted to remain at this level for the 2018-19 academic year.
The Director of Community Engaged Learning will provide the strategic vision, leadership, and oversight of all CEL experiences at The New School. Working with multiple teachers and community partners, the Director will guide the design of CEL experiences, support teachers and community partners throughout the year and ensure the quality of the students' learning experience.
Essential Job Functions
Lead the design and development process for the extended Community Engaged Learning (CEL) experiences offered to 9th and 10th grade students
Work with faculty to integrate CEL experiences into all academic classes including subject-specific trips, speakers and mentors
Assess and refine the design of the Senior Year Internship program (currently in its first year)
Identify, hire, train, and supervise Project Specialists for 9th and 10th grade projects. These Project Specialists work in partnership with classroom teachers on extended (8-10 week) projects
Recruit diverse internship partners in conjunction with current and rising seniors
Manage the senior year internship program by assisting students in identifying areas of interest, making connections, and establishing internship partners. Lead the senior internship students in reflection and internship-related activities
Support the work of the Entrepreneurship curriculum (EdVentures), including building and maintaining partnerships with Innovation Partners--local startups, design and marketing firms, incubators, accelerator programs and investment firms
Manage logistics for all CEL experiences including transportation, scheduling, safety, and faculty supervision
Develop and implement best practices for evaluating and documenting CEL experiences and relationships
Two years+ of experience in civic engagement, entrepreneurship, innovation, or project based learning role preferred
The ideal candidate will be adept at building networks and managing relationships, and will have ideas for civic, innovation and research projects
The ideal candidate will also be an experienced project manager and organizer with excellent written and verbal communication skills, have a keen an eye for detail, an entrepreneurial mindset, and a passion for high school education
The New School, an independent high school in Atlanta, offers an innovative curriculum which blends traditional academic study and community-engaged learning, creating opportunities for students to do work that is meaningful and relevant to their lives. The New School uses multiple experiential learning opportunities to supplement a rigorous college prep program equipping students with the compete...ncies they’ll need to thrive. TNS students apply their classroom learning in the real world and in the process, take the passions to the next level. Every student learns to code and build websites, every student goes through a year-long entrepreneurship program, every student takes internships, creativity meets technology and innovation in core classes and enrichment programs. The school day starts with yoga, and reflection and peer review are an integral part of projects and classes. To learn more, please visit www.tnsatlanta.org.