The Residential Life Program at Léman Manhattan Preparatory School is the only high school boarding program in New York City, attracting a talented pool of students from around the world. Léman Manhattan’s Residential Program is now seeking a full-time Residential Counselor (House Parent). This is a live-in position.
This position involves overseeing all tasks related to the students’ residential experience at Léman Manhattan. Residential Counselors are responsible for cultivating a safe, nurturing, structured and comfortable environment for students while ensuring that students adhere to the program’s rules. Developing strong relationships with the boarding students, grounded in compassion, mutual respect, and consistency is essential to the Residential Counselor position. Residential Counselors must be willing to take a proactive and hands-on approach toward working with students to solve problems and conflicts and to offer disciplinary and moral guidance when necessary. In short, Residential Counselors are expected to offer the same level of care and attention that a good parent would to his or her own child.
Additionally, Residential Counselors are encouraged to enter fully into the life of the school and to develop and share their talents and interests with regard to extracurricular activities.
Specific duties and responsibilities include:
Acting in loco parentis and therefore responsible for all aspects of the residential welfare of the students;
Carrying out the daily operations of the residential facility;
Responding to residential life and school emergencies;
Monitoring student whereabouts and facilitating student checkouts;
Assisting with the academic progress of students, developing student-centered action plans alongside key faculty, and monitoring progress;
Collaborating with counselors and family members to develop and monitor student-centered action plans to identify and support socio-emotional needs;
Communicating with faculty/staff about students’ academic progress;
Communicating with parents, advisors, and school counselors as needed;
Addressing student discipline issues, rule violations, and safety concerns through appropriate channels;
Performing administrative tasks as necessary;
Assisting with residential/school activities and events on a periodic basis, including classroom coverage;
Coordinating with the Residential Counselor Team Leaders to ensure that staffing is adequate on the weekends;
Ensuring that the work environment at the dormitory is professional, safe, and efficient;
Shadowing, training, and coaching part-time weekend Residential Assistants in school and residential life processes, systems, & operations;
Other duties as assigned and as needed to support the operations of the residential life program and the school.
This is a full-time position that will typically work weekday afternoons, evenings, occasional mornings, and alternating weekend shifts during the school year. This position comes with a full benefits package, and competitive salary, and the opportunity to eat meals in the cafeteria and explore NYC with students. Live-in staff are also provided a studio apartment.
Minimum 3 years working with adolescents in a mentorship capacity
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Willingness to work weekends, some holidays, and nights
Critical thinking skills and the ability to problem-solve both independently and collaboratively
Maturity and the understanding of appropriate boundaries
The ability to maintain composure during stressful situations
A motivated and innovative team player
A demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse populations
Experience in Residential Life in a secondary or postsecondary capacity
Experience working with English as a Second Language students
International experience living abroad
Knowledge of New York City
Experience planning activities and leading teenage students on excursions
Proficiency in a second language, specifically in Russian or Mandarin
About Léman Manhattan Preparatory School
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.