The mission of BASIS Independent Schools is to redefine education by raising the levels of student learning to the highest international standards. Our schools provide a joyful learning community, where hard work is celebrated, and intellectual pursuits result in extraordinary outcomes. We teach the BASIS Curriculum, a PreK-12th grade liberal arts and sciences program that is globally benchmarked against the top-performing schools and national systems in the world.
In just three years we have established six highly-regarded schools in dynamic metropolitan areas across the U.S., New York City, Silicon Valley / San Francisco Bay Area, and metropolitan Washington D.C. / Northern Virginia -- with more campuses opening in the coming years.
Our second campus in New York City, BASIS Independent Manhattan, is building a team of highly-talented, passionate, and hardworking educators to ensure our students receive the best education in the world. Join us!
What you will do around here...
BASIS Independent Manhattan will be a K-8 school, and is seeking a Director of Student Affairs to support a culture of academic excellence and ensure the success of our students.
This position is highly focused on academics, and is responsible for establishing student support programs that lead to exceptional student outcomes. Through elevated expectations of student capabilities and a willingness to ensure that all students have the support they need to be successful, our Director of Student Affairs will take a data driven approach to assessing student needs, and thus allocate the resources needed to enhance their educational experience.
You can expect to...
Establish, coordinate, and effectively communicate academic and behavioral performance plans with students, teachers, and parents.
Provide support to teachers regarding student achievement, classroom management, and overall best practices.
Lead grade team level meetings and staff meetings.
Monitor student academic performance.
Work closely with the administrative team to provide both academic support and social-emotional support for all students.
To join our team you must have...
A minimum of a bachelor?s degree with appropriate clearance.
A minimum of five (5) years of experience in an educational environment, preferably within an administrative role.
Sound understanding of academic plans and approaches to learning.
Extensive experience working with elementary and middle school students.
The ideal candidate will possess characteristics including...
Experience in tutoring or case management is preferred.
Together with a high level of educational attainment, a successful applicant will demonstrate strong communication skills in teaching ideas, texts, and concepts with precision and confidence.
Critically, an applicant should possess a high GPA in his/her major, excellent recommendations, and be open to new ideas in education.
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.