Organization Summary: Prep for Prep is an education and leadership development program that creates ethical and effective leaders who reflect our diverse society for the benefit of all. Prep identifies New York City’s most promising students of color, prepares them for success at the nation’s top independent schools throughout the Northeast, and supports their academic and personal growth through college graduation. Today, over 5,000 students and alumni in the Prep for Prep Community are leaders in every field imaginable.
The Opportunity: 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.
The Dean of Students for the Prep for Prep Preparatory Component reports to the Assistant Director of the Prep Preparatory Component.
Duties of the Dean of Students include but are not limited to:
Assist the Director of Academic Programs and the Director of the PREP 9 Preparatory Component in monitoring and assessing the academic and social progress of students.
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.
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.
Organize and attend events and social activities for PREP 9 students. Supervise students at all such events, including parties, trips, performances, and community-building activities.
Establish and monitor procedures for the use of the nurse.
Assist the Directors in conducting parent meetings.
Assist with the 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.
Organize the process and oversee the preparation of financial aid forms by families.
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.
Maintain communication and good relationships with admissions representatives.
Strong academic credentials, including BA from competitive college.
Teaching experience plus a minimum of three years of administrative experience.
Excellent organizational, interpersonal, strong written, and communication skills.
Bilingual English/Spanish speaking ability is a plus
Demonstrated sensitivity to issues relating to Prep’s student population.
Able to work Monday-Friday during the summer; Tuesday-Saturday during the school year.
Able to accompany students to a two-week Immersion in Residence boarding school stay during the summer.
Driver's License (preferred).
How to Apply: Please email a cover letter and resume with the subject line “Dean of Students” to [email protected]
Prep for Prep does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, or ethnic or national origin and is an equal opportunity employer.
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 2,694 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.