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Director of High School Admissions and College Completion (Available Immediately)

Public Preparatory Network Inc
New York City, NY
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Feb 7, 2023

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Director of High School Admissions and College Completion (Available Immediately)

Boys Prep Bronx (Grades K-8)

Bronx, NY

About Public Prep

Public Prep is the nation’s first non-profit network that exclusively develops exceptional, tuition-free PreK and single-sex elementary and middle public schools. We pursue continuous excellence through our dedication to an inclusive community focused on scholar, family, and staff collaboration. Our scholars are resilient and empathetic, guided by our four core values of community (sisterhood/brotherhood), scholarship, responsibility, and merit. Our teaching model is designed to incorporate a culturally responsive approach that is informed by data to cultivate an environment that empowers scholars to become independent learners. At Public Prep we believe zip code should not define your destiny, systemic and institutional racism must be disrupted and that all scholars should be on a predictable path to and through college.

Our network comprises 6 schools across 5 campuses in the Lower East Side and Bronx, serving 2,100 scholars in grades PreK-8:

Girls Prep Bronx Elementary School (Grades Pre-K-5)

Girls Prep Bronx Elementary School II (Grades Pre-K-1)

Girls Prep Bronx Middle School (Grades 6-8)

Girls Prep Lower East Side Elementary School (Grades PreK-4)

Girls Prep Lower East Side Middle School (Grades 5-8)

Boys Prep Bronx (Grades K-8)

What Sets Us Apart

In addition to the academic work, Public Prep emphasizes social-emotional learning as critical to supporting the whole child. Relationship-building is the lever that moves adults to move students and that moves families to invest time and energy in schools.Each school has a committed leadership team and staff that strives to work collaboratively to build a warm, joyful culture of rigor. Public Prep is committed to investing in our adult learning culture. As a team member at Public Prep you can anticipate a learning environment where growth mindset, humility and data informed decision making is evident through professional development that takes place within coaching cycles, observation and feedback, and targeted professional development opportunities within the network and from outside providers.

In 2020, all of our campuses were recognized by NYS as Recognition Schools for their high academic achievement and strong progress. Board of Regents Chancellor Betty Rosa described them as “exemplary public schools that demonstrate that all students can achieve at high levels with the right supports and resources.” This honor has been bestowed upon the top 15% of schools in New York State.

Public Prep offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, qualifications, internal equity, and budgeted amount for the role. The salary for this position starts at $80,000. We offer a comprehensive benefits package. It includes Oxford Medical, United Dental/Vision, life insurance, parenting benefits, flexible spending account, generous paid time off, commuter benefits, referral bonuses, professional development, and a 403(b) package with a 5% employer match.

Public Preparatory Network is an Equal Opportunity employer. Public Preparatory Network is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment.

The Director of High School Admissions and College Completion fulfills their commitment to our mission by ensuring all students are accepted to right-fit, high quality high schools where a high percentage of the students graduate in four years and are accepted and enroll in four year colleges or universities. This percentage is established annually through the goal setting process.The Director of High School Admissions and College Completion will work closely with students and families to facilitate the high school admissions process in New York City. The Director of High School Admissions and College Completion will also establish partnerships with high-performing public, private, and charter schools to learn more about their application processes and connect them to Girls Prep students. The Director of High School Admissions & College Completion reports to the Principal.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Developing College Knowledge curriculum; planning aligned lesson plans and implementing to 7th and 8th grade students
  • Leading trainings and workshops for families explaining the high school admissions process and financial aid and scholarship application processes (for private schools)
  • Meeting with students individually and in groups to explain the high school admissions process and present timelines for researching schools, scheduling tours, preparing for exams, drafting essays, submitting applications, and participating in interviews
  • Creating materials and resources for students and families regarding the high school admissions process
  • Developing and overseeing a system to track student applications and acceptances
  • Working with the Principal and other stakeholders to monitor students’ progress as it relates to high school admissions
  • Working with the Principal to improve advisory curriculum so that it encompasses the high school admissions process and prepares students for high school both academically and socially
  • Reflecting on the high school admissions process and identifying areas for improvement, seeking professional development as needed and responding constructively to feedback and suggestions from all stakeholders
  • Collaborating with the Director of Alumni Engagement to develop relationships with high-performing public, charter and private high schools in New York
  • Developing programs to support Public Prep alumni in high school
  • Working alongside the team at Public Prep to support the College Completion Initiative that will enable all Boys Prep students to receive between $25-$50 towards a 529 college savings account
  • Organize and supervise campus-based SHSAT preparation efforts
  • Support with recruiting scholar to participate in summer pre-college experiences (STARS, Stephens, Cornell)Plan school based graduation and help coordinate network-wide graduation
  • Plan and successfully execute College and Career Week each spring
  • Give school tours to prospective families
  • Active member of Student Support team
The ideal candidate will have:
  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • A M.A., Ed.M. or Master’s degree in Counseling or related field
  • At least two years of prior teaching and/or high school counseling experience, preferably in a high-performing, urban school setting
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex systems of data, resources, and information in a systematic way
  • Familiarity with middle school curriculum and content areas is preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work with students, families, and colleagues
  • Evidence of continuous learning and data analysis
  • Superior communication skills
  • The ability to work collaboratively
  • A commitment to single-sex education
  • Fluency in Spanish preferred

This description is intended to describe the type of work being performed by a person assigned to this position. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required by the employee.

Please be sure to attach a resume and a cover letter including examples of how you have demonstrated continuous learning and specific ways you have used student data to drive instructional decisions.

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