Associate Dean of Student and Family Affairs

Position Details

  • Job Title: Associate Dean of Student and Family Affairs
  • Department: Elementary School
  • Job Category: School Leadership

As a national thought leader in deeper learning, Harlem Village Academies is distinguished as the only charter school network in New York offering Montessori PreK and culminating in the International Baccalaureate. HVA is a community of PK-12 schools, a college support program, and a graduate school, the Deeper Learning Institute, where teachers earn a master’s and certification.

The unique deeper learning model at HVA focuses on student independence, critical thinking, ethical leadership, intellectual curiosity, and intrinsic motivation. Serving 98% Black and Latino students, HVA consistently outperforms the district, city, and state by wide margins, and ranks at the very top of charter schools. 100% of HVA high school students earn admission to college each year, and 83% are the first in their families to attend college.

The Opportunity

As the Associate Dean of Student and Family Affairs, you will be a close partner with the Chief of Community and Culture, the school’s Dean of Student and Family Affairs, 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 education. S/he is genuinely kind, thrives on a dynamic team, and builds caring, strong relationships with students and other faculty.


  • Build and reinforce lasting relationships with families to support students’ success
  • Accurately monitors and tracks daily discipline records
  • Supervise students who have been removed from the classroom and collaborates with the dean with proper disciplinary procedures including, but not limited to, reflection, communication about the incident to teachers and families as appropriate, and re-entry meetings
  • Collaborates with the dean to effectively manage conflicts with other students, teachers, or staff; build skills for independently preventing and resolving disagreements in students
  • Ensures the HVA dress code policies are met and addresses infractions
  • Collaborates with the dean and principal on Community Circles
  • Supports arrival, dismissal, lunch, transition periods, after school activities, and other duties as assigned

Ideal Candidates Possess:

  • A bachelor’s degree in education or related field
  • 1+ years of related professional experience 
  • A commitment to students with diverse learning needs
  • Excellent ability to engage and work with families
  • A high level of personal and professional organization and attention to detail 
  • Able to implement feedback quickly and effectively 
  • Personal integrity and perseverance
  • Desire to work with folks who are super smart and take themselves very seriously

Compensation and Benefits

The salary range for this position is $55,000 - $60,000, and is commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Final salary may be adjusted based on experience and qualifications. HVA is committed to providing our team with a range of benefit offerings at a competitive value.

Organizational Culture 

Our team is passionately committed to the vision and values of Harlem Village Academies. The ideal candidate will have a positive mindset, a very strong work ethic, an inner drive for excellence and will thrive working in an entrepreneurial and results-driven environment. 

Harlem Village Academies is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to diversity among our staff. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

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