Director of Student Life
The Director of Student Life is an administrative role that supports the Head of School with the day-to-day running of the school. The Director of Student Life will lead, coordinate, or be involved in all student-facing activities of the school and will work to effectively execute these activities in partnership with other staff members and staff teams. The Director of Student Life also plays a role in ensuring a positive, healthy, and support culture among and between students.
- Oversee the student admissions process
- Coordinate with other staff for the effective execution of the admissions process
- Serve as a single-point-of-contact for all admissions related queries
- Communicate to partners about the admissions process
- Plan and execute recruitment events
- Plan and execute effective strategies to increase the number of applications and quality of applicants
- Coordinate entrance exams throughout the year
- Manage application review and processing
- Oversee the designing, planning and execution of the enrichment and co-curricular program
- Oversee the designing, planning and execution of extra-curricular activities and programs for students (field trips, student retreats, service learning opportunities, etc.)
- Regularly gather feedback on the student-facing programs to improve them over time
- Supervise the Enrichment Coordinator
- Contribute to the designing, planning and execution of the advisory program
- Plan and co-facilitate student assemblies
- Design and implement school community exhibitions and celebrations to help build a culture of hard work, joyfulness and inclusion
- Serve on teacher team supervising Student Council
- Serve as point person for staff committees overseeing student-facing activities
- Instruct and advise students regarding their responsibility to adhere to school rules and policies, to foster a safe school environment, and to respect other individuals and property
- Ensure that consequences are clear, progressive, and communicated consistently to students, parents and school staff
- Conduct professional development on approaches to and routines, procedures, and consequences for discipline issues
- Ensure that Avasara students meet high expectations for attendance
- Oversee regularly scheduled parent-teacher-student meetings
- Oversee school-wide family engagement structures
- Attend and support at-risk student conferences as needed
- Facilitate family meetings with teachers and families of students who persistently struggle to meet expectations
- Develop and document a medium to long term plan for the development of Avasara’s residential life program.
- Create a safe space in hostel for students to study, relax, and play
- Recruit, hire, train, coach and evaluate the residential staff
- Develop and monitor Residential Life activities
- Develop and maintain the Residential Life budget
- Supervise the School Registrar
- Make sure that the timetable is made accurately in a timely manner
- Ensure systems are in place to manage school equipment that is frequently used by students (laptops, speakers, etc.)
- Establish ways to collect feedback on student-facing activities and programs as well as student feedback on general school administration (food, transportation, etc.)
- The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be inclusive of every task or responsibility, this role will evolve to respond to the school’s changing needs.
Profile of the Ideal Candidate:
- You are fluent in English.
- You have prior experience working in school administration.
- You have demonstrated the ability to be highly organized and manage complex systems
- You enjoy working with children.
- You are responsive to feedback from multiple stakeholders within the organization.
- You have excellent interpersonal skills.
- You think creatively to identify solutions to problems.
- You are extremely driven and flexible with your working hours.
- You are a highly reflective practitioner.
- You embody the very type of leader the Academy aspires to create—you are an agent of positive change, and live up to our values of Integrity, Reflection, Empathy, Excellence, Interdependence, Fortitude, and Optimism.
- You believe wholeheartedly in the mission and vision of Avasara Academy.
Desired experience and qualifications:
- M.A./M.Ed. degree or equivalent preferred.
- English language fluency is required.
- Proficiency in Hindi and/or Marathi.
- Experience creating and administering student programs.
- Experience with advisory and/or pastoral care programs.
- Experience with residential life programs.
- Experience of participating in teams and/or leading teams comprised of individuals from diverse ethnic, cultural, and national backgrounds.
- Experience with exceptional independent or international school programs.
- Clear track record of success in launching new initiatives, including long-term planning and project management.
- Current understanding of best practices in girls’ residential high schools programs.
- Experience using data to drive student-involved program development.
Location: Pune, India
Start Date: Preferably March 2019, but no later than May 2019
To Apply: Email email@example.com with a CV or resume and cover letter detailing your experience and interest in the position as soon as possible.