Position: Dean and College Counselor, Grades 10-12 Location: New York, NY Start date: August 2020
WHO ARE WE?
Begin by thinking of Avenues New York, Avenues São Paulo, Avenues Shenzhen, Avenues Silicon Valley, Avenues Online, Avenues London. Avenues is one school with many campuses, providing transformative, world-focused learning experiences to students around the globe. Avenues prepares students for engaged global citizenship during a time of unprecedented complexity and accelerating change, combining language immersion, interdisciplinary learning, a global curriculum, and a culture of creativity and deep collaboration.
Avenues' distinctive academic program makes our graduates uniquely compelling applicants for the most selective postsecondary pursuits. Deans provide individualized support and expertise, helping identify the best fit for students based on their passions and aspirations. A Dean is a leader (also mentor, cheerleader, confidant, and occasional tough-love-giver) who supports students' wellbeing, partners deeply with their families and supports their journey to what's next. Above all, deans build powerful, lasting relationships with students that extend for years during, and then beyond, their time at Avenues.
WHAT YOU'LL DO
Foster students' wellbeing, through powerful relationships and mentoring
Advise and guide 80-90 students and their families across grades 10-12. Your students will feel known, mentored and supported; their families will rave about you.
Be a key mentor and supporter in the life of each of your students
Be a highly effective support system around the diverse challenges students encounter during high school
Ensure that Avenues effectively supports each student to thrive, following through with colleagues and families to best support each unique individual
Teach, and help refine, an advisory curriculum focused on wellbeing and preparation for postsecondary success
Guide students to well-chosen, great-fit, selective pursuits after high school
Expertly guide the entire college process, leading to students wisely choosing desirable, selective post-secondary pursuits where they'll thrive
Ensure students and families feel well informed and prepared for the college process
Anchor the college process in powerful relationships with students and their families
Join a dynamic, collaborative team
Enthusiastically contribute to a deans team dedicated to the wellbeing of Avenues students
Be a relentlessly resourceful and collaborative colleague, partnering with faculty, student support, division leaders, and families on students' success, growth and happiness
Avenues is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to diversity among our staff. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
WHAT YOU BRING
If this role is for you, you'll read what's below and feel, "that's me!"
You love and respect teenagers. You feel deeply passionate about supporting them to learn, grow and thrive as people
You're energized by both dimensions of this work: the holistic support for students and the strategic college counseling
You believe that going to college should be about finding a right match for each student
You can build deep relationships with high school students and their families, as strong partnerships with families are key to student success
You have several years of experience in college counseling and/or admissions
You communicate in lucid, compelling ways with a high level of accountability and responsiveness
You navigate difficult conversations with grace and empathy
You effectively handle multiple priorities in a fast-moving environment
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.