The Dean of Students in the high school partners serves on the upper school administrative team with a particular focus on student life. The Dean of Students provides day-to-day support for faculty and students, and the role requires a commitment to an individual learning approach and a passion to work with students. The Dean of Students should help to cultivate an international learning community committed to educating, empowering, and inspiring and to be confident, independent critical thinkers.
(The primary tasks, functions and deliverables of the role)
Provides a continuous, proactive, and overt campus presence during the school day
Serves as a resource for teachers and staff who express concern for student attendance, student development and/or discipline. Develops and articulates expectations for positive student behavior
Develops and implements clear action plans and strategies, seeks resolution, follows through, communicates, maintains records, etc. with all relevant parties in proactive and positive manner with regards to all student disciplinary, attendance and interpersonal issues with the goal of enabling student success in school
Supports faculty/coaches through training for effective classroom management
Serves as a liaison between students/families and student support services (e.g. counseling, nursing, learning support, etc.)
Makes recommendations for appropriate revisions of code of conduct, policies and rules affecting student behavior
Develops and administers practices dealing with campus control and security
Maintains active and positive relationships with parents, families, and students
Attends all student functions such as dances, athletic events, and graduations
Maintains records of all his/her own dealings with parents and students
Oversees student clubs and activities in the high school
Oversees new student orientation
Facilitates student council meetings
Oversees the organization, oversight and follow through of the high school advisory program
Develops and oversees the faculty duty roster
Skills and Competencies:
(The abilities that the individual needs in order to perform this role effectively)
The ability to lead by example
Creative-minded, team player
The ability to work with faculty
Able to mediate and mentor at all levels
Experience with the International Baccalaureate program
Commitment to improving the minds and lives of children
Abundant warmth, joyfulness, and delight in children
Relentless commitment to preparing every student for college
Ability to be a bold, tireless, and engaging change agent and culture-creator
a visionary; a leader who inspires and motivates children and adults
Passion for academic learning and insistence on academic excellence
Exceptional self-motivation, entrepreneurial spirit, and team orientation
Problem-solving skills, with a combination of confidence and humility
Effective and winning communication skills, both oral and written
Collaborative decision-making style, with a proven track record of working with individuals at all levels to drive decision-making and results
Self-awareness, with an ability to treat all members of the school’s community with respect and an accurate idea of one’s own strengths and weaknesses
Belief that school leaders and faculty must constantly measure the impact of their instruction and the progress of their school
Minimum of 5 years Administrative Experience
Minimum of 5 years School Teaching Experience
Contact: To be considered for a position, please send a letter of interest, a resume, and contact information for three references to Debbie Aragon, Director of Human Resources, at [email protected] Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and the position will remain open until filled.
Léman Manhattan Preparatory School is an international learning community committed to educating, empowering and inspiring students from early childhood through 12th Grade to be confident, independent critical thinkers. Nestled in the heart of downtown New York City, Léman Manhattan delivers academic excellence that inspires for a lifetime.
One of only four independent schools in Manhattan to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, Léman Manhattan is building the next generation of courageous, critical thinkers.
Our two state-of-the-art campuses house nearly 750 students representing more than 50 countries of origin, where an exceptional faculty inspires children to view the world as their classroom.
As an affiliate school of Nord Anglia Education, Léman Manhattan is the only independent PreK-12 school in New York City with established sister campuses in the US, Europe, Asia and Latin America. Our ability to provide students with international learning opportunities is unmatched.
The vision for Léman Manhattan draws deeply from our namesake and sister school, Collège du Léman, one of the world’s most renowned Swiss boarding schools located on the outski...rts of Geneva, with a nearly sixty-year history of educating the sons and daughters of the world’s leaders in business, politics and the arts. Together with Léman International School in Chengdu, China, College du Léman and Léman Manhattan operate as a unique consortium of schools that provide students with a truly “Three Campus, One School” experience.