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Dean of Students, Upper Grades (10-12) - Avenues Shenzhen

Shenzhen, China
Secondary Division (Shenzhen)

Position: Dean of Students, Grades 10-12 

Location: Shenzhen, China

Start Date: August 2021

 

WHY TEACH AT AVENUES?

Avenues | The World School  prepares students for engaged global citizenship during a time of unprecedented complexity and accelerating change, combining language immersion, interdisciplinary learning, a global curriculum, and a culture of creativity and deep collaboration. 

Avenues Shenzhen opened in August 2018, our first campus in China. Avenues Shenzhen provides a unique early childhood program, and is now expanding to serve students in all grades from grades from toddler through 12. Avenues Shenzhen furthers Avenues' longstanding commitment to developing multiple campuses in China, providing a transformative, world-focused education.

UPPER GRADES 

The Upper Grades are where our ambitious goals for Avenues graduates, defined in our mission statement, are most comprehensively realized. While in grades 6-12, we prepare students for a globally connected, innovation-driven, and largely unknown future. Our students will be: accomplished in all the academic skills you would expect, at ease beyond their borders, and confident because they excel in a particular passion. 

WHAT YOU’LL DO

Avenues' distinctive academic program makes our graduates uniquely compelling applicants for the most selective postsecondary pursuits. Deans provide individualized support and expertise, helping identify the best fit for students based on their passions and aspirations. 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. Above all, deans build powerful, lasting relationships with students that extend for years during, and then beyond, their time at Avenues.You will also: 

Foster students' wellbeing, through powerful relationships and mentoring

  • Advise and guide 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 dean's 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 YOU BRING

  • At least 3 years of experience working with adolescents in college counseling and/or admissions 
  • A desire to bring holistic support for students and strategic college counseling
  • A strong belief that going to college should be about finding a right match for each student
  • Experience building deep relationships with high school students and their families, as strong partnerships with families are key to student success
  • High emotional intelligence to navigate difficult conversations with grace and empathy
  • Bachelor’s degree; graduate degree in education or related field is ideal
  • Professional fluency in English; Mandarin Chinese is a plus 

WHAT WE OFFER  

  • Unparalleled career growth opportunities across multiple global campuses, including a well-defined career pathway 
  • The thrill of a start-up, where everyone helps to build and improve, within an organization with global reach, ample resources and proven 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
  • A chance to change the world of education as part of a global community spanning three continents

TO APPLY 

Apply through the Careers section at https://www.avenues.org/en/careers. Be sure to include a letter of application, in English, in which you thoughtfully explain why you believe that this role at Avenues Shenzhen would be an excellent match for your experience, skills and passions. If you have any questions, please email Chinacareers@avenues.org.  

DIVERSITY, INCLUSION AND SAFEGUARDING

Avenues is deeply committed to diversity, equity and inclusion throughout our organization. We strive to uphold a culture in which every colleague feels that they belong, are trusted, and are valued. We welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds, and strongly encourage candidates from traditionally underrepresented communities or groups to apply. Avenues offers competitive compensation and a generous benefits package.

Avenues upholds the highest standards for safeguarding the physical and emotional wellbeing of children. As an essential aspect of this commitment, all offers are contingent upon successful completion of careful reference and background checks.

 

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