Director of Studies/Curriculum, Division Head/Principal, Early Childhood
4 Year Degree
WHY LEAD AT AVENUES?
A top-tier school, already operating in New York and Sao Paulo and offering a truly global education, will open in Shenzhen in August 2019 and expand to more leading global cities in coming years. Teaching and learning through language immersion and challenging interdisciplinary projects. A culture of creativity, entrepreneurship and deep collaboration. State-of-the-art technology. Brilliant colleagues, with diverse experience, creating a unique educational experience together. Unparalleled opportunities for learning and career growth. There is no place quite like Avenues.
Avenues: The World School seeks an Associate Division Head to our new Shenzhen campus, which will open in August 2019 with early childhood grades. Avenues students will graduate fluent in a second language and at ease beyond their borders. To this end, children in Avenues Shenzhen alternate between learning in English and in Mandarin Chinese. The Associate Division Head, as part of a dynamic leadership team, ensures that Avenues is an extraordinarily engaging place to work, a laboratory of deeper learning for all, and a thriving community.
WHAT WILL YOU DO?
As Associate Division Head, you will:
Drive deep student learning and holistic development, by guiding teachers to develop play-based, experiential curriculum, engage all students, 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 constructivist early childhood education
Leadership experience, with a proven track record of success leading teams of educators
Skill at coaching teachers to continually grow in teaching practice and accomplish ambitious goals
Appreciation for the unique value and challenge of language immersion education
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 shared curriculum, collective professional development of its faculty, the advantages of modern technology and a highly-talented global leadership team.