The mission of Prep for Prep is to identify and nurture a generation of leaders from minority group backgrounds who have the education, the skills, and the commitment to help guide this society towards a significant narrowing of the gap between the rhetoric of the American Dream and its blemished reality. As a strategy for developing leaders from minority groups, Prep for Prep seeks to identify those boys and girls who are most likely to benefit from attending academically demanding independent schools. The Program attempts to prepare these youngsters for success at such schools and to instill in them a commitment to educational achievement as a means of developing their leadership potential. (Please see the complete Mission Statement that is attached to your job description.)
All employees of the organization should see their roles as, one, contributing to achieve this goal in the highest quality manner possible and, two, working in conjunction with all other members of the staff. In light of this, the tasks listed below are intended as a general framework of the responsibilities of this position. Flexibility and continued quality improvement are necessary to this institution and require that individuals not perceive any job description as fixed.
The Assistant Director of the Prep for Prep Preparatory Component reports to the Director of Academic Programs.
1. Serve as a member of the Core Staff of the Prep Preparatory Component
2. Assist in the recruitment, screening, and recommendation of candidates for faculty positions.
3. Coordinate the evaluation of the faculty of the Preparatory Component; operating as the point person in the performance evaluation process.
4. Attend faculty meetings: chairing second summer meetings.
5. Assist in the implementation of strategies devised by the Core Staff to aid students who require extra support.
6. Assist the director in conducting Parent Meetings.
7. Participate in meetings with the Director of Academics and the Director of Counseling to ensure the smooth transition of Preparatory Component graduates into the Post-Placement Counseling Component: relaying pertinent information.
8. Meet with students and parents in the Contingent to facilitate the placement process.
9. Assist in the coordination of the placement process: assuring the timely submission of all application materials.
10. Help coordinate and supervise the Dean of Students throughout the financial aid process: including conducting meetings and aiding in the completion of forms of select families.
11. Assist in the scheduling of students for Preparatory Component classes.
12. Respond to parent concerns; conduct parent meetings on the curriculum, grade reports, etc.
13. Assist in the review of all reports from teachers before they are sent home.
14. In conjunction with the Director of Academic Programs and the Dean of Students, conduct conferences with parents; conduct individual parent conferences concerning status of students, dismissal of students, etc.
15. Interview candidates who are seeking admission to Prep for Prep.
16. Hiring and supervising the Teaching Assistants for the summer session.
17. Coordinate class coverage for absent teachers.
- BA in related field (MA preferred but not required)
- Minimum 3 years experience in a school setting
- Demonstrated experience working with Financial Aid process for independent schools.
July 1, 2015 start date
To apply, please send a resume with a cover letter to:
Director of Human Resources