About Prep for Prep:
Prep for Prep develops leaders from under-represented communities through access to a superior education and life-changing opportunities. Since 1978, Prep has identified New York City's most able students of color through a highly selective admissions process and, following 14 months of rigorous academic preparation, placed them at leading independent schools in the City and boarding schools throughout the Northeast. Once placed, Prep offers its students a sense of community, peer support, critical post-placement services, and a host of leadership development opportunities through college graduation. The results are compelling: more Prep students have graduated from Harvard than any other institution, and over 90% of Prep's 2,546 college graduates have earned degrees from the most competitive colleges in the country; nearly 40% have graduated from Ivy League schools. They are emerging leaders in every field from business and law, to education and the arts, to science and medicine. Prep shares its best practices with like-minded organizations through an initiative called Smart Connections. Through Smart Connections, Prep has impacted over 250,000 students around the world, including in Argentina, India, and South Africa.
Prep's $10 million annual operating budget is raised each year from private sources, including from its very generous 60-member Board of Trustees. Prep has 60 full-time employees as well as part-time school year and full-time summer faculty who teach our Preparatory Component classes. Prep is based on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with brownstone offices on West 71st Street and West 91st Street. Prep also makes extensive use of rental space at Trinity School and other schools in the vicinity.
The Dean of Students will work with the Preparatory Components of both the Prep for Prep (5th-6th grade) and PREP 9 (7th-8th grade) programs.
Duties of the Dean of Students include but are not limited to:
1. Assist the Director of Academic Programs, the Assistant Director of the Prep Preparatory Component, and the Director of the PREP 9 Preparatory Component in monitoring and assessing the academic and social progress of students.
2. Supervise the general behavior and demeanor of Prep for Prep and PREP 9 students. Enforce rules, regulations, and academic policies. Work with students and parents in response to disciplinary issues, keeping records of these matters and sending out letters regarding these issues.
3. Meet regularly with the Director of Academic Programs, the Director of the PREP 9 Preparatory Component, and the Preparatory Component Guidance Counselors to exchange information about students.
4. Organize and attend events and social activities for Prep for Prep and PREP 9 students. Supervise students at all such events including parties, trips, performances, and community-building activities.
5. Establish and monitor procedures for the use of the nurse.
6. Assist the Directors in conducting parent meetings.
7. Assist with the day and boarding school placement process, including attending presentations and visits, meeting with parents and students regarding school selections and applications, and writing evaluations for PREP 9 students.
8. Organize the process and oversee the preparation of financial aid forms by families.
9. Coordinate tutoring and study halls during both the summer and school year sessions. Coordinate and oversee PREP 9 detention, supervised study hall, and study skills classes and sessions as necessary.
10. Maintain communication and good relationships with admissions representatives.
1. Strong academic credentials, including BA from competitive college.
2. Teaching experience plus a minimum of three years administrative experience.
3. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communications skills.
4. Demonstrated sensitivity to issues relating to Prep’s student population.
5. Able to work Monday-Friday during the summer; Tuesday-Saturday during the school year.
6. Able to accompany the students to a two-week Immersion in Residence boarding school stay during the summer.
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to:
Director of Human Resources