On any given day, Avenues New York students might be designing a smartphone, in China, with Chinese peers. Or constructing a tiny house as they learn about sustainability. Or rehearsing a fellow student's original music as part of a Mastery project. Our schedule, designed for creative collaboration and inquiry-based teaching, gives teacher teams time to create deep learning experiences for students. Teachers are supported by Associate Division Heads, leaders dedicated to their success and growth.
Avenues now seeks a daring, future-wise, different-thinking educator, whose personal mission aligns with ours, to join us as an Associate Division Head. Our leaders build culture, lead instruction, develop our people to their highest potential and create the future for Avenues.
WHAT WILL YOU DO?
As Associate Division Head, you will:
Drive deep student learning, by guiding teachers to immerse students in inquiry-driven, challenging, authentic work, while meeting each student's needs
Build a thriving culture of collaboration, constant learning and innovation among colleagues, students and families
Lead a team of talented faculty to accomplish great things with their students, and coach teachers to continually improve
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 grades 6-12; expertise in inquiry-driven and interdisciplinary teaching is a great asset
Instructional leadership skills, to guide teachers to grow in their teaching and create deeper learning for students
Management ability, to lead teams in which teachers are engaged in their work, constantly growing and accomplishing great things together
A missionary zeal for transforming education, and for changing the world through it
An innovative, problem-solving approach, including in ambiguous situations that require figuring out new solutions rather than following established paths
Intellectual curiosity and mindset of continuous learning and growth
Skillful at working across lines of difference in a multi-cultural team
Review the Careers section of the Avenues website at http://www.avenues.org/careers/. Apply with your resume and a very thoughtful cover letter that speaks to your fit for this role.
Avenues offers competitive compensation and a generous benefits package. Avenues is committed to diversity among our staff, and applicants of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
About Avenues: The World 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 shared curriculum, collective professional development of its faculty, the advantages of modern technology and a highly-talented global leadership team.