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Prep for Prep’s staff and the Preparatory Component faculty who teach our students are a diverse, intensely committed team deeply motivated by our mission. Current job opportunities are listed below. 

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  • Associate Director of Admissions

    The Associate Director reports to the Director of Admissions.
     

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Recruitment
    • Acquire a strong knowledge base of the unique qualities of the Prep for Prep community; mission, history, student experience, etc.
    • Manages Admissions Officers
    • Oversees updating of materials disseminated as part of recruitment process  
    • With the Director and the admissions team, strategize and implement effective and new marketing and recruitment strategies
    • Maintains relationships with nominating partners and community organizations
    • Attend school fairs, neighborhood events, parent meetings, etc., as part of recruitment efforts
    • Helps monitor recruitment goals and needs
    • Works with Admissions Assistant to secure space for First Level testing and meetings
     
    Application Process
    • Help lead Parent Information sessions and First Level testing events
    • Disseminates information to schools and parents 
    • Works with Coordinator of Testing to recruit and oversee individual testers
    • Liaises with, and coordinates outside testing sites along with Admissions Assistant
    • Works with Admissions staff regarding logistics of preparing folders for review by Admissions Committee
    • Reviews candidate folders as part of Admissions Committee
    • Leads planning for Early Admit Reception and Orientations
     
    General
    • Is fluent in Microsoft Office applications including, but not limited to: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Filemaker
    • Interacts cordially with school leadership, and families
    • Works in a cooperative and professional manner with colleagues
    Prep for Prep expects all employees to demonstrate the values of Excellence, Integrity, Commitment, Courage and Community.


    QUALIFICATIONS
    • Four year degree required, advanced degree preferred
    • At least five years of admissions or related experience
    • Background in sourcing or recruiting diverse populations
    • Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational and written skills
    • Willingness to work in a collaborative environemnt

    HOW TO APPLY
    Please email a cover letter and resume with the subject line “Associate Director of Admissions” to:
    Director of Human Resources & Staff Development
  • Dean of Students

    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.
    Requirements:
    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.
    7. Driver's License preferred.

    HOW TO APPLY
    Applicants please send cover letter and resume to:
    Director of Human Resources and Staff Development
     
    PROFESSIONAL LEVEL
    Professional

    MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED
    4-year degree
  • Director of Professional Advancement

    Prep for Prep is looking for a dynamic, partnership-builder to lead our professional advancement initiatives.

    About the Role
    This is an opportunity to make a real impact on the experiences of future leaders of color. The Director of Professional Advancement is responsible for managing the provision of over 350 high-quality high school and college internship/work experience opportunities annually for Prep for Prep students. Responsible for the management, evaluation and on-going development of internships and related programming, the Director plays a key role in the organization, acting as a primary contact for critical relationships with employers, Trustees, Alumni, and other stakeholders. The role reports to the Director of Leadership Development Opportunities.

    About the Successful Candidate
    The successful candidate will need to be both an excellent relationship builder and a proven program manager.

    (S)he will have prior experience of successful outreach, development and maintenance of productive partnerships with leaders in both the nonprofit and for-profit/corporate environment (e.g. Board, corporate partners/employers), together with proven experience of development and implementation of effective internship programs ideally targeted at participants of color and under-represented communities.

    The successful candidate will also have proven program management experience including development and implementation of effective programs, evaluation, and monitoring of outcomes, superior communication skills, and excellent interpersonal skills. The Director will be expected to lead a busy, high-performing team so prior supervisory and management experience together with the ability to proactively manage multiple, competing priorities, ensure delivery to deadlines while maintaining attention to detail will be essential. Flexible and adaptable. Evenings and occasional Saturday work necessary, particularly during the summer season.

    Importantly, we are also looking for a team player who enjoys working in collaboration with others to a common goal. As a manager in the organization, (s)he will embody and advocate for Prep for Prep’s values of Excellence, Integrity, Commitment, Courage and Community.

    HOW TO APPLY
    Please email a cover letter and resume with the subject line “Director of Professional Advancement” to:
    Director of Human Resources & Staff Development
    PROFESSIONAL LEVEL
    Managerial
     
    MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED
    4-year degree
  • Professional Advancement Coordinator (High School)

    Job Overview
    The Professional Advancement Coordinator has primary day-to-day responsibility for maintaining and improving Prep for Prep’s High School Summer Internship Program, which serves high school juniors and seniors. The Professional Advancement Coordinator reports to the Director of Professional Advancement.

    Key responsibilities include:
    - Manage the execution of the High School Summer Internship Program
    - Student Recruitment
    • Interview high school students to assess their interests for appropriate job placement
    • Process applications
    • Oversee interview process
    • Manage student selection
    • Counsel students regarding internship opportunities
    - Job Referral/Placement
    • Format and finalize resumes
    • Coach students prior and subsequent to interview and throughout the summer
    • Refer students to multiple positions based on skills, experience and position availability
    • Advocate on behalf of individual applicants
    • Negotiate employment terms with employers (wage, hours, project assignments)
    • Track placement activities and employer outreach
    - Event Management
    • Coordinate, develop and implement activities including workshops and career seminars
    • Manage the planning, facilitation and curriculum for workshops on various aspects of job-seeking, i.e. interviewing, resume writing, etc.
    - Program Evaluation
    • Check-in with students during summer internships to discuss progress / address issues
    • Collect and analyze performance evaluations
    • Work with Director to determine program modifications
    - Maintain ongoing relationships with managers and key leaders in hiring departments in order to understand the business unit and its recruitment needs. Attend meetings as requested to acquire substantial knowledge about the business objectives, goals, operations and work culture.
    - Manage Special Initiatives as needed incl. research programs and promote opportunities in line with students interest, providing application feedback and interview preparation, working closely with key organizations (e.g. universities, nonprofit organizations etc.) as needed.
    - Monitor donor funded internship budget and coordinate payroll for interns paid through Prep liaising with Finance department as necessary and follow-up with students for submission of required documents
    - Manage Career Seminar Series logistics incl. event promotion, registration, and attendance
    - Coordinate volunteer activity incl. Mock Phone Interview program. Manage and report on volunteer activity
    - Work in collaboration with Post-Placement Counseling Department to Identify and recruit student nominees for various professional and leadership development programs, manage application process and serve as a point of contact for participating programs. Understand student academics/records that might affect placement.

    Key skills and responsibilities include:
    - Minimum of 5 years prior experience of working in a busy office environment
    - Prior experience of working with high-potential students. Prior experience of working with internship and / or other student placement services and/ or recruitment and selection would be an advantage.
    - Superior organizational and administrative skills – able to manage multiple priorities, meet demanding deadlines while maintaining attention to detail.
    - Proven high-level proficiency in uses of databases, MS Office and GoogleDocs
    - Thoughtful and analytical.
    - Proactive and solutions-orientated. Able to think creatively to ensure results.
    - Excellent written and oral communication skills. Excellent interpersonal skills – maintains tact and diplomacy even when under pressure.
    - Flexible … may require some evenings and weekends etc
    - An excellent team player. Collaborates and works well with others.
    - Committed to Prep for Prep’s mission

    Prep for Prep expects all employees to demonstrate the values of Excellence, Integrity, Commitment, Courage and Community

    HOW TO APPLY
    Please email a cover letter and resume with the subject line “Professional Advancement Coordinator (High School)” to:
    Director of Human Resources & Staff Development
    personnel@prepforprep.org

    PROFESSIONAL LEVEL
    Professional

    MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED
    4-year degree
     
  • Post-Placement Counselor (Boarding School)

    DESCRIPTION
    The Post-Placement Counselor plays a critical role in the support and development of Prep for Prep students. The counselor is the point person who helps Prep for Prep students manage the academic, social, and emotional journey from Prep for Prep’s Preparatory component to upper school graduation. The Post-Placement Counselor is a student advocate, a mentor, and a life coach.

    This position reports to the Assistant Director of Counseling.

    Essential duties:
    - Regularly visiting boarding schools where Prep for Prep students are enrolled; maintaining face-to-face contact and providing academic and personal counseling at least once every three months for each of about 100 assigned students. Writing a contact log for each individual/ group contact.

    - Monitoring academic and social progress of assigned students by means of careful, regular collection and review of grades, comments and disciplinary records; maintaining a written record of the problems and progress of each student, including mid-year and end-of-year reports. Recommending students for tutoring and after-school study halls and monitoring their progress.

    - Getting to know each assigned student and his/her family situation well enough to present each student at Consultation Meetings with Prep’s Senior Staff Psychologist.

    - Meeting with school officials, deans, advisors, school counselors and other appropriate personnel who have knowledge of student progress on a regular basis, and meeting with the parents of assigned students on an as needed basis.

    - Keeping the Director of Counseling informed about significant problems impacting assigned students which may threaten the student’s good standing at a school or emotional issues such as, severe unhappiness or a sense of isolation at school.

    - Planning and organizing social activities in New York for boarding school students, and keeping assigned students informed about activities and opportunities at Prep and counseling appropriate students to take advantage of these opportunities.

    - Assisting in the planning, organization, and supervision of the annual summer three-day boarding school retreat.

    - Supervising 10th, 11th, and 12th-grade students on day and overnight trips: a combination of “Aspects of Leadership” day retreats (typically 3 or 4) and at least one week-long Spring college trip.

    - Attending Counselor training retreat in the summer for up to two weeks.

    Required Skills, Experience and Competencies include:
    - Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred.

    - 1 to 3 years of prior experience with advising, mentoring, or teaching middle-aged students.

    - Prior experience attending, working with, or working for independent schools.

    - Sound judgment, compassion, a self-directed work ethic, and a commitment to achieving Prep for Prep’s Mission.

    - Superior written and oral communication skills. Excellent interpersonal skills. Able to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization and its partners.

    - Excellent organizational skills, able to plan and manage multiple, competing priorities, ensure delivery to deadlines while maintaining attention to detail.

    - Proactive and creative. Takes a solutions-based approach to problem-solving.

    - Team player. Enjoys working in collaboration with others to a common goal.

    - Competent user of MS Office incl. Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook; comfortable with databases and GoogleDocs.

    - Flexible and adaptable. This role requires some evening work.

    - Embody and advocate for Prep for Prep’s values of Excellence, Integrity, Commitment, Courage and Community.

    HOW TO APPLY
    To apply, please email a cover letter and resume with the subject line “Post-Placement Counselor (Boarding School)” to:
    Director of Human Resources & Staff Development
    personnel@prepforprep.org

    PROFESSIONAL LEVEL
    Professional

    MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED
    4-year degree
  • Post-Placement Counselor (Middle School)

    The Post-Placement Counselor plays a critical role in the support and development of Prep for Prep students. The counselor is the point person who helps Prep for Prep students manage the academic, social, and emotional journey from Prep for Prep’s Preparatory component to upper school graduation. The Post-Placement Counselor is a student advocate, a mentor, and a life coach.

    This position reports to the Director of Counseling.

    Essential duties:
    - Maintaining a minimum of once every five weeks face-to-face individual/group contact and providing academic and personal counseling for each of about 100 assigned students. Writing a contact log for each individual/ group contact.

    - Monitoring academic and social progress of assigned students by means of careful, regular collection and review of grades, comments and disciplinary records; maintaining a written record of the problems and progress of each student, including mid-year and end-of-year reports. Recommending students for tutoring and after-school study halls and monitoring their progress.

    - Getting to know each assigned student and his/her family situation well enough to present each student at Consultation Meetings with Prep’s Senior Staff Psychologist.

    - Meeting with school officials, deans, advisors, school counselors and other appropriate personnel who have knowledge of student progress on a regular basis, and meeting with the parents of assigned students on an as needed basis.

    - Keeping the Director of Counseling informed about significant problems impacting assigned students which may threaten the student’s good standing at a school or emotional issues such as, severe unhappiness or a sense of isolation at school.

    - Assisting in the planning, organization, and supervision of Saturday Activities. Keeping assigned students informed about activities and opportunities at Prep and counseling appropriate students to take advantage of these opportunities.

    - Supervising 10th, 11th, and 12th-grade students on day and overnight trips: a combination of “Aspects of Leadership” day retreats (typically 3 or 4) and at least one week-long Spring college trip.

    - Attending Counselor training retreat in the summer for up to two weeks.

    Required Skills, Experience, and Competencies include:
    - Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred.

    - 1 to 3 years of prior experience with advising, mentoring, or teaching middle school aged students.

    - Prior experience attending, working with, or working for independent schools.

    - Sound judgment, compassion, a self-directed work ethic, and a commitment to achieving Prep for Prep’s Mission.

    - Superior written and oral communication skills. Excellent interpersonal skills. Able to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization and its partners.

    - Excellent organizational skills, able to plan and manage multiple, competing priorities, ensure delivery to deadlines while maintaining attention to detail.

    - Proactive and creative. Takes a solutions-based approach to problem-solving.

    - Team player. Enjoys working in collaboration with others to a common goal.

    - Competent user of MS Office incl. Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook; comfortable with databases and GoogleDocs.

    - Flexible and adaptable. This role requires some evening work.

    - Embody and advocate for Prep for Prep’s values of Excellence, Integrity, Commitment, Courage and Community.

    HOW TO APPLY
    To apply, please email a cover letter and resume with the subject line “Post-Placement Counselor Middle School” to:
    Director of Human Resources & Staff Development
    personnel@prepforprep.org

    PROFESSIONAL LEVEL
    Professional

    MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED
    4-year degree
  • Director of Technology

    Position Overview
    The Director of Technology is a creative leader, responsible for overseeing the Technology Department as it relates to internal systems, websites, student portals, databases, IT infrastructure, and equipment. Prep is seeking someone who can help set our IT strategy and be a hands-on implementer. The Director will provide support across the organization, as well as foster an environment of collaboration and shared knowledge within the Technology department. 

    The Director of Technology reports to the Vice President for Administration.

    General Responsibilities

    • Leading and executing all aspects of Technology, while creating and driving the technical strategy for the organization.
    • Working collaboratively across departments to understand needs and design and implement tools to optimize internal workflows, thereby enabling data analytics and facilitating student learning and engagement.
    • Overseeing technology training of program administrators, teachers, and counselors to meet their diverse learning needs.
    • Supervising, evaluating, and mentoring two Technology Associates focused on technology delivery and support.
    • Working with external IT consulting firm in the ongoing assessment and implementation of IT infrastructure best practices, changes, and upgrades.
    • Remaining current on emerging technology, innovations, and best practices while assessing benefit to the organization.
    • Managing and identifying vendors and resources to meet evolving needs of the organization.
    • Managing budget for Technology Department.
    • Assisting Vice President for Administration with additional projects as needed.

    Qualifications


    • Bachelors of Arts and a minimum of 5+ years of experience. Background in working in a K-12 school environment, including independent schools, colleges/universities, public schools or youth services organizations is required.
    • A high-performer and self-starter with demonstrated management experience; the ability to lead and be hands-on as necessary as well as patient and even-tempered.
    • Strong product/project management skills with understanding of integrated systems, databases, and software architecture.
    • Comfortable working with Executive-level management.
    • Knowledge of FileMaker, Cold Fusion, and Google Apps is a plus.
    • Very resourceful with excellent problem-solving and critical thinking skills, anticipating potential issues and recommending effective solutions.
    • Strong, effective, and respectful communicator with the ability to build relationships as well as collaborate with internal and external stakeholders.
    • Outstanding customer service ethic and high expectations for quality.
    • Dependable and flexible, demonstrating accountability by consistently serving as a responsible and trusted team player.

    Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Full benefits package plus 3 weeks’ vacation to start.

    To Apply
    Please send your resume, cover letter, and salary history to the Director of Human Resources and Staff Development at:
    Director of Human Resources
    personnel@prepforprep.org 
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