As the Associate Dean of Students, you will be a close partner with the HVA High's Deans of Students and faculty to help students overcome obstacles to their academic, social, and emotional success at school. You will work closely and directly with students who are having challenges at school, manifested in their conduct in or out of the classroom. You will serve as a role model to our students, holding them to the highest standards of character and conduct while forming close relationships that inspire them to give their best every day.
The ideal candidate is a smart, passionate educator with an extraordinary ability to connect with, inspire, and mentor young people. S/he has a talent for working with kids who struggle at school. S/he is great at helping students become more reflective and take more ownership over their educations. S/he is genuinely kind, thrives on a dynamic team, and builds caring, strong relationships with students and other faculty.
Support and promote the school’s culture, professional values and standards, and serve as a role model to students
Build and reinforce lasting relationships with families to support students’ success
Provide supervision to students serving suspension for significant behavioral infractions
Support the dean in accurately monitoring and tracking daily AI attendance and discipline records
Monitor during lunch and hallway transitions to ensure that they are orderly and efficient
Supervise students who have been removed from the classroom and support the dean with proper follow-up, involving teachers and families as appropriate
Help students effectively manage conflicts with other students, teachers, or staff; build skills for independently preventing and resolving disagreements in students
3+ years of related professional experience
Teaching, mentorship, and student advocacy experience preferred
A team player, with a strong work ethic and consistent follow-through
Exceptionally effective at building lasting and meaningful relationships with students
Excellent ability to engage and work with families
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Ability to anticipate problems and proactively develop solutions
Desire to work with folks who are super smart and take themselves very seriously
Harlem Village Academies is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to diversity among our staff. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.