• Avenues
  • New York, NY
  • Education - Post Secondary
  • Full-Time
  • 21 Warren St

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Position: Associate Division Head, Upper Division

Location: New York, NY

Start date: July/August 2019

Reports to: Head of Upper Division

ABOUT AVENUES

Avenues is on a mission: changing the world through education. This is more than a platitude for us. With interconnected campuses under development in leading cities around the world, Avenues is uniquely positioned to develop world-wise leaders equipped to face and solve the future's complex global challenges.

THE OPPORTUNITY

On any given day, Avenues New York students might be designing a smartphone, in China, with Chinese peers. Or constructing a tiny house as 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:

* Drive deep student learning, by guiding teachers to immerse students in inquiry-driven, challenging, authentic work, while meeting each student's needs
* Build a thriving culture of collaboration, constant learning and innovation among colleagues, students and families
* Lead a team of talented faculty to accomplish great things with their students, and coach teachers to continually improve
* Be an exemplary lead learner, always reflecting, growing and seeking to improve
* Enthusiastically take on the innumerable responsibilities and challenges that come with leading an innovative, top-tier school

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

TO APPLY

Review the Careers section of the Avenues website at 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.

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* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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