BASIS Independent Brooklyn is seeking qualified candidates for a Dean of Students!
Who We Are
BASIS Independent Schools is a network of PreK–grade 12 private schools raising the standards of student learning to the highest international levels. In five years, we have established five leading private schools in some of the world's most dynamic regions, including New York City, Silicon Valley, and Northern Virginia, with more campuses opening in the coming years. BASIS Independent Schools is building a team of talented, passionate, and hard-working educators to ensure our students receive the best education in the world. Join us!
What We're Looking For
BASIS Independent Brooklyn is a PreK-grade 12 private school. As Dean of Students, you help lead the efforts to build and maintain a strong, positive, achievement-oriented school culture. You will manage the behavior programs for the school and establish strong, mutually respectful relationships with students and families. This position is a visible presence in all areas of the school and is responsible for all issues relating to the well-being of the students at school.
Your Primary Responsibilities
Support teachers to resolve differences in communication with parents and students
Organize and review results of various student assessments
Review progress reports, mid-semester reports
Organize and execute student academic and behavior support
Maintain student discipline and follow through with documentation
Coordinate the planning and preparation for new student orientation
Communicate and meet with parents regarding student performance and/or conduct
Participate in the development of academic and student schedules
Participate in the planning and execution of standardized assessments
Support teachers in building positive relationships with parents
Coordinate student academic support interventions
Work with other members of the Student Support team to operate after school programming
Participate in all faculty and staff meetings
Organize students' arrival and dismissal
Have a strong belief in and adherence to the BASIS Curriculum
Have relationship building skills
Have an ability to effectively analyze data to improve student achievement
Have excellent oral and written communication skills
Have an ability to exercise excellent judgment and decision making
Have excellent problem solving and negotiating skills
Have an ability to work independently with diverse constituents while maintaining high professional standards
Have exemplary organizational skills along with the ability to establish and manage multiple priorities and the ability to work under pressure
Have an outstanding attention to detail and accuracy
Have patience, flexibility and a sense of humor
Bachelor's required, Master's preferred
3-5 years' experience in a primary school setting, preferably charter or independent
Candidates must have the ability to obtain a fingerprint clearance card.
Additional Salary Information: Salary for this position is competitive and dependent on education and experience. BASIS Independent Schools offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes:
Career Growth - We believe our people deserve every opportunity to utilize and expand their knowledge and skills, and to share their passions. From our classrooms to central operations, our culture is one of continuous learning, mentorship, and professional advancement in our schools or across our network.
Retirement - Your future financial well-being is important to us. Even if you don't contribute to your 401K, we will contribute 3% and will match up to 9% after five years.
Health Insurance - We want you to have the care you need. We offer three PPO medical plans to choose from, as well as dental and vision insurance.
Flexible Spending - Because health, childcare, and travel expenses can add up, we offer an FSA that allows for pre-tax dollars to cover medical, dependent care, and transit.
Student Tuition Remission - You help us create a world-class program for our students. To show our appreciation, we offer your children significant tuition remission to attend our schools.
About BASIS Independent Brooklyn
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 American 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 t...he United States.Today, BASIS 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).The 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 in the world.