On any given day, Avenues New York students might be designing a smartphone, in China, with Chinese peers. Or constructing a tiny houseas 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 seeks a daring, future-wise educator, whose personal mission aligns with ours, to join us as an Associate Division Head. The ADH will join a talented team of leaders who ensure that the Avenues upper division 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:
Ensure and support faculty success: the teachers you lead feel deeply engaged and effectively supported to impact students, develop professionally, and thrive.
Nurture teachers' engagement: faculty consistently feel trust, connection, belonging, and clarity, leading to a deep sense of engagement and fulfillment
Support teachers' impact: faculty produce transformational student learning while growing and developing professionally.
Be a divisional and organizational leader, serving in a leadership team with shared ownership for the success of the division and of Avenues as a whole.
Enable innovation, by nurturing an environment in which faculty take risks and improve on existing practices
Drive deep student learning, guiding faculty to create authentic, inquiry-oriented learning experiences, while meeting each student's individual needs
Nurture a thriving culture of trust, learning, innovation and shared purpose
Help build exceptional teams of faculty through effective coaching, feedback, hiring and assessing faculty growth and impact
Lead projects, take on new challenges, and generally be an "all-in" leader who's in this to create a whole New School of Thought
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 at Avenues.
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.
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
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.