Posted: Wednesday, March 8, 2017 11:25 AM
An Invitation to Apply for the Position ofAssistant Director of Student and Family Affairs (Available 2017-2018)Girls Prep Bronx Middle SchoolBronx, NY Overview: About Public Prep The Public Prep Network (PPN) is a nonprofit organization that develops single-sex elementary and middle public schools that pursue excellence through continuous learning and data-driven instruction. Our model is designed to empower each student to build strong character, demonstrate critical thinking, possess a core body of knowledge and be on a predictive path to earn a degree from a four-year university. Our network is currently comprised of three tuition-free single-sex public charter schools across five campuses and one tuition-free single-sex Pre-K. Our campuses are: Girls Prep Lower East Side Elementary, Girls Prep Lower East Side Middle School, Girls Prep Bronx Elementary School, Girls Prep Bronx Middle School, and Boys Prep Elementary School. The Pre-K program, PrePrep: the Joan Ganz Cooney Early Learning Center, is housed inside of Girls Prep Bronx Elementary School. Public Preparatory Network/Public Preparatory Academies is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Commitment At a Public Prep school you will never stop learning. Great teaching goes beyond academics and we prioritize and invest in professional development that is meaningful and intentional for our staff. Were excited to bring on teachers who have a growth mindset, hunger for feedback and willingness to be a part of an ongoing process for reflection and feedback. We value our teachers and staff so we want staff to help build and maintain our culture to be our best selves, scholars and teachers alike. In doing this we ask our staff to be driven by goals, results, data and not feel like they are above of what is being asked. You are part of community of passionate individuals with the support of school leaders, support staff and colleagues. Joining our Team at Public Prep The Assistant Director of Student and Family Affairs will be expected to uphold a positive school culture that embodies our core values of scholarship, merit, sisterhood, and responsibility by working closely with students, families, and teachers.Duties and Responsibilities:Students:Communicate and reinforce explicit and high behavioral expectations based on our core values of scholarship, merit, sisterhood, and responsibilitySupport the implementation of the character development curriculum Uphold explicit and high behavioral expectations through logical consequences that emphasize reflection and character developmentReinforce clearly-defined school-wide procedures that enable a structured school environment, including procedures for arrival and dismissal, recess and lunch, and hallway transitions between classes, to the main office and restroom facilitiesGreet students and proactively circulate throughout the school to gain insight on student behavior, fidelity to procedures, and to reinforce expectationsCoach students individually and in small groups around individualized behavior goals, crisis intervention, developing social skills and characterFamilies:Use every interaction with families to communicate expectations that support their daughters learning and ensure they are on a predictive path to college completionCoach families individually and in small groups to reinforce Girls Preps core values outside of school Participate and support structures that establish families as partners including the Community Council (Parent Teacher Association), student and family conferences, home visits, and classroom and school-wide family events before, during and after school Connect families with internal resources such as the school social worker and external resources in the communityFacilitate workshops for families and coordinate workshops with outside providersTeachers:Coach staff around behavior management, classroom culture, and family engagement Assist in the creation of individualized goals with staffAssist staff in the effective creation and implementation of individual student behavior plansPlan and execute staff-wide professional development as directed by the leadership teamSchool Culture and Community:Maintain and monitor records of student attendance, including communication with familiesSupport the Director of Student and Family Affairs with student discipline, conflict and mediation, staff and family communication, and formal and informal observation and feedback about school climateCollaborate with the Student and Family Affairs team Support leadership team during family conferences, home visits, student recruitment information sessions, family orientation and other outreach effortsMonitor and/or supervise breakfast, recess and other school wide transitionsThe ideal candidate will have:A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or universityAn MA, Ed.M. or Masters degree in Education Leadership, Teaching, Social Work or relevant content areaDemonstrated success working with middle age studentsA minimum of four years of teaching experience preferred, ideally in a high-performing, urban school settingExpertise in discipline, motivation, and positive psychology Evidence of excellence through continuous learning and data analysisSuperior communication skillsA high degree of personal integrity, professionalism, and persistence Exceptional ability to collaborate with diverse stakeholders to achieve ambitious goalsExceptional leadership, organization, and strategic planning skillsA commitment to single-sex educationExperience with ExcelFluency in Spanish preferred Please be sure to attach a resume and a cover letter detailing how your experience makes you a suitable candidate for this opportunity.
• Location: Bronx
• Post ID: 95352855 newyork