Who We Are
East Harlem Scholars Academies are community-based Pre-K to 12 public charter schools operated by East Harlem Tutorial Program (EHTP). EHTP began in 1958 as a children's reading group and has since grown into a multi-site after-school program for traditional public school students and a network of public charter schools focused on significantly increasing the college graduation rate in East Harlem. We are on track to serve at least 25% of East Harlem students by 2025, with enrollment for this year at approximately 2200 students in our schools and after school programs. In 2020, 99% of our seniors were accepted to college, and our current scholars in college are on-track to graduate at eight times the national average of their peers.
At EHTP we also aim to serve as an agent of change and thoughtfully contribute to the national fight for racial equity. Through our organization-wide commitment to anti-racism work, we prepare our scholars to effect change, challenge the status quo, and thrive in the world around them. As staff members, we face our own racial identities and conscious and unconscious biases. With this in mind, all of our professional development, curriculum, organizational materials, and processes are designed with a goal of racial justice. Read our racial equity statement here.
We ground all of our work in racial equity, in our core values, and in our four guiding pursuits: the Revolutionary Pursuit of Love, the Radical Pursuit of Knowledge, the Responsive Pursuit of Healing, and in the Relentless Pursuit of Results. These pursuits inform and are reflected in our current four key strategic priorities: to increase high-impact, high-quality academic curriculum, programming content, staff capacity, and coaching; to embrace and advance our use of technology; to deepen our embodiment of ethical and equitable radical humanity; and to efficiently operationalize teaching, learning, community, and care.
For more information about Scholars Academies, please visit us at www.eastharlemscholars.org.
Positions Report to: Director of School Culture
Start/End Date: 2021-2022 School Year
Hours: 7:40 am – 4:15 pm + some out of school time responsibilities
Compensation: East Harlem Scholars Academies offer a comprehensive benefits package.
FLSA Status: Exempt
About the Opportunity
As a Dean of School Culture with Scholars Academies you will be student-facing the majority of the day. You will work closely with the Instructional and Culture Leadership Team to internalize, and in some cases develop, curriculum; provide high-quality SEL instruction; track and measure student progress; create a positive classroom and school culture, and to engage in reflection and continuous improvement. As a team we will work together to prepare students with the skills, strength of character, and emotional well-being to excel academically, lead in their communities, and realize their best possible selves.
What Qualifies You
- You hold yourself to high professional and ethical standards
- You enjoy and/or have experience working with diverse populations of students and communities
- You believe that every student can and will learn when provided with a quality education
- You have demonstrated success in raising the achievement levels of traditionally at-risk students
- You are willing to be flexible in your role and adapt to school and student needs
- You are committed to continuous improvement and learning through professional development
- You have a minimum of two-year’s experience in relevant educational positions
- You have a Bachelor’s Degree, or higher, and appropriate NYS certifications
Areas of Leadership
- Collaborate with the Director of School Culture, School-Based Support Teams, teachers, and other school leaders to provide long-term support to scholars with significant behavioral and emotional needs
- Collaborate with administrators, specialists and other colleagues in designing, reviewing, and executing lessons, including participating in collaborative planning and teaching, as appropriate, peer review of standards-aligned learning experience
- Support the school-wide behavior system by serving as first responder to immediate behavior management concerns
- Lead efforts for a successful return to class for students who have been temporarily removed due to behavior concerns, following established protocol
- Provide support and training to teachers and school leaders in appropriate behavior methodologies and effective crisis management strategies
- Support documentation of relevant information and collection of data regarding student behavior, as needed
- Build relationships with students who need behavioral support, checking in with students daily
- Serves as Advisor to 10-15 students, motivating students across academic skill levels and cultivating students’ social-emotional awareness and well-being
- Build relationships with families and serve as point person for behavior updates and behavior intervention plans
- Manage logistics and operations for staff members who are taking part in out of office duties
Thank you for taking the time to submit an application.
How to Apply
Please submit an application using the following link: https://boards.greenhouse.io/eastharlemtutorialprogram/jobs/3060468