Dean of Students and College Counseling, Grades 10-12
Avenues: Silicon Valley
Location: San Jose , California
Type: Full Time
If hired for this position, the annual salary range for this position is between $120,000 - $140,000. The salary may vary depending on your campus location and skills. Competitive benefits for benefits eligible roles include medical, dental, life insurance, 401K savings plan, generous paid time off, family forming benefits, health and wellness benefits and more.
Begin by thinking of Avenues New York, Avenues São Paulo, Avenues Shenzhen, Avenues Silicon Valley, Avenues Online, Avenues London. Avenues is one school with many campuses, providing transformative, world-focused learning experiences to students around the globe. Avenues prepares students for engaged global citizenship during a time of unprecedented complexity and accelerating change, combining a global curriculum based on language immersion and interdisciplinary learning with a culture of creativity and deep collaboration.
Avenues Silicon Valley
Prior to our full nursery through high school campus opening in 2024, Avenues opened its doors to students in the upper division at our Silicon Valley campus in San Jose for the 2022 academic year, serving students from 6th through 9th grade. As the newest campus of Avenues, Avenues Silicon Valley will be the first global school in the Bay Area, providing students with transformative, world-focused learning experiences in a state-of-the-art educational facility.
Avenues' distinctive academic program makes our graduates uniquely compelling applicants for the most selective postsecondary pursuits. A Dean is a leader (also mentor, cheerleader, confidant, and occasional tough-love-giver) who supports students' wellbeing, partners deeply with their families and supports their journey to what's next. Deans provide individualized support and expertise, helping identify the best fit for students based on their passions and aspirations. Above all, deans build powerful, lasting relationships with students that extend for years during, and then beyond, their time at Avenues.
What Will You Do?
Foster students' wellbeing, through powerful relationships and mentoring
Advise and guide 80-90 students and their families across grades 10-12. Your students will feel known, mentored and supported; their families will rave about you.
Be a key mentor and supporter in the life of each of your students
Be a highly effective support system around the diverse challenges students encounter during high school
Ensure that Avenues effectively supports each student to thrive, following through with colleagues and families to best support each unique individual
Teach, and help refine, an advisory curriculum focused on wellbeing and preparation for postsecondary success
Guide students to well-chosen, great-fit, selective pursuits after high school
Expertly guide the entire college process, leading to students wisely choosing desirable, selective post-secondary pursuits where they'll thrive
Ensure students and families feel well informed and prepared for the college process
Anchor the college process in powerful relationships with students and their families
Join a dynamic, collaborative team
Enthusiastically contribute to a deans team dedicated to all Avenues students' wellbeing
Be a relentlessly resourceful and collaborative colleague, partnering with faculty, student support, division leaders, and families on students' success, growth and happiness
What We Offer
The thrill of a start-up and a green field to build things from scratch, all within an organization with global resources and supports, and a proven track record of results
Frequent feedback, ongoing coaching and top-notch, job-embedded professional learning
Competitive rewards package, wellness resources, relocation support (as needed), and other benefits to best support you and keep you healthy and happy
A beautiful, uplifting, student-centric school environment
Lunch provided on campus every day
A chance to change the world of education as part of a global community spanning three continents
If this role is for you, you'll read what's below and feel, "that's me!"
You love and respect teenagers. You feel deeply passionate about supporting them to learn, grow and thrive as people
You're energized by both dimensions of this work: the holistic support for students and the strategic college counseling
You believe that going to college should be about finding a right match for each student
You can build deep relationships with high school students and their families, as strong partnerships with families are key to student success
You have several years of experience in college counseling and/or admissions
You communicate in lucid, compelling ways with a high level of accountability and responsiveness
You navigate difficult conversations with grace and empathy
You effectively handle multiple priorities in a fast-moving environment