Under the guidance of the Dean of Students and the Director of Equity and Service Learning, the Student Life Coordinator, will expand the School’s efforts to deepen its commitment to leadership development. Working collaboratively and thinking innovatively with the Dean of Students s/he will support the existing student activities programming and launch new initiatives. Under the direction of the Director of Equity and Service Learning, the Coordinator will support students, parents and faculty in planning and executing individual and group service initiatives and projects that connect Brearley to the broader New York City community and beyond. Given the likelihood of managing some service and student activities on nights and weekends, there will be flexibility around work schedule.
Direct responsibilities will include the following: program operations support, student advising, and other needs as identified by the Dean and the Director. Specifically, the Coordinator will:
Liase with Head of Class IX to plan and execute annual YSOP Service Days
Work with partner school faculty/staff member to plan and execute Upper School Service Day
Advise and support both the Middle and Upper School Service Committees in their fundraising efforts, on-site and external volunteer activities and speaker events
Provide strategic and logistical support to Parents’ Association Community Service Committee for in-school service projects attached to major PA programs
Cultivate strategic community partnerships for student education and training, and as volunteer sites
Middle and Upper School Activities, including clubs
Manage logistics of Middle School Activity program, including publicity, inter-school communications, communication with parents, registration, attendance, scheduling, securing instructors and finances
Attend student events in the evening and on weekends, and secure and instruct additional chaperones as necessary
Work with Upper School Self-Government heads on issues pertaining to clubs, including scheduling meetings and events, activity fair in fall
Support the work of faculty advisors and student heads of US clubs in meeting their missions.
Responsible for scheduling assembly logistics and publicizing all upcoming assemblies
Qualifications and Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree required
Prior experience in teaching and/or student advising preferred
Must have strong written and verbal communication skills, excellent organization skills and strong detail-orientation. Must be able to problem solve, work under high-level general supervision and make independent decisions.
The Brearley School, an independent school for girls, was founded in 1884 to provide its students with a college-preparatory education equal in rigor to that of boys, and, in the words of the mission statement today, to prepare them for “active responsible citizenship in a democratic society.” Within a highly articulated 13-year curriculum, and with a 6:1 student-faculty ratio, teaching methods ar...e varied, flexible and pragmatic, taking into account individual patterns of development and ways of learning. The School’s program is designed to challenge eager, able students intellectually, and to give each one the opportunity to gain competence, self-reliance and self-knowledge through academic achievement as well as experience in the visual and performing arts, sports, community service and a wide variety of extracurricular activities.
Brearley’s K-12 enrollment is divided into Lower School, Middle School and Upper School, and consists of about 690 students from throughout the New York metropolitan area who represent a diversity of backgrounds, experiences and points of view.