Begin by thinking Avenues New York, Avenues São Paulo, Avenues Beijing, Avenues London, Avenues Doha. Think of Avenues as one international school with multiple interconnected campuses. It will not be a collection of schools all pursuing different educational strategies, but rather one highly integrated learning community, connected and supported by a common vision, a shared education design and curriculum, world-class technology and a talented headquarters team in New York City. Avenues prepares students for engaged global citizenship in the twenty-first century, with an approach that combines language immersion, interdisciplinary teaching, a global curriculum, and a culture of creativity and deep collaboration.
The head of summer programs is responsible for the strategic vision, planning, marketing and execution of our New York Campus summer programming that strives to develop world-wise leaders uniquely equipped to understand and solve global scale problems. The programs presently include Spanish and Chinese immersion camps, enrichment programs and online summer courses. The head of summer programs will build and manage an outstanding team charged with executing high-quality programs that challenge students to uncover their passions outside the classroom, take risks, and develop the skills that will enable them to become architects of lives that transcend the ordinary.
The ideal candidate must have a background in education preferably in language learning programs. Strong business acumen, sound judgment, and exceptional leadership skills in a school setting are essential. In addition, they must have a proven track record that demonstrates their ability to lead world-class programming.
Set the strategic vision for summer programs that enhances the overall Avenues experience
Build, communicate and reinforce a vision for the summer programs; recruit and lead an outstanding seasonal and part-time team to collectively work toward that shared vision
Develop innovative programs that establish Avenues summer programming as a leader in both immersion and enrichment programming.
Meet financial targets
Manage the financial performance of the program
Meet enrollment, revenue and expense targets set each year
Serve as point person for the Headquarters accounting team and report revenue and expense on a weekly basis
Market programs with vision and strategy
Set the strategic vision for marketing each year and lead the team to implement this vision
Liaise with the creative team, media buyers, account managers and internal communication team to ensure innovative and effective outreach aligned with the organization’s creative standards
Execute programs that delight families
Guarantee all summer program logistics run smoothly, support summer staff to attend to the details of their program and proactively plan for areas of complexity
Ensure all of students and families are satisfied with their experience in summer programs and would recommend Avenues to other students and families
Proactively identify areas for improvement in programs and resource solutions appropriately
Candidates should have most, if not all, of the following:
Energized by Avenues’ mission and opportunity for impact in education
Experience developing or building programs in an entrepreneurial environment, ideally in an international education setting
Strong marketing experience with strong business acumen
Ability to attract top talent and build effective teams that do great things together
A problem-solving approach, including in ambiguous situations that require figuring out new solutions rather than taking predetermined paths to success
Ability to lead effectively through relationships, persuasion and influence
Intellectual curiosity and mindset of continuous learning and growth
Sense of deep personal responsibility for the organization’s success
Experience leading a team to accomplish ambitious results
Please read first about Avenues: The World School and our distinctive approach, and consider whether our mission and approach would be a good fit for you: https://www.avenues.org/en/nyc/
Apply through the Careers section of our website at http://www.avenues.org/en/careers/. Be sure to include a letter of application in which you thoughtfully explain why you believe that this role at Avenues would be an excellent match for your experience, skills and passions.
Avenues offers competitive compensation and a generous benefits package. Avenues is committed to diversity among our staff, and applicants of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
About Avenues: The World School
In the fall of 2012, Avenues: The World School opened the doors of its flagship, 15-grade (N-12) independent school in New York City offering students a truly global education. Today, the school serves over 1,300 students. The vision of Avenues is to open schools in the world’s leading cities. Avenues will be a highly-integrated learning community, connected and supported by a common vision, a shared curriculum, collective professional development of its faculty, the advantages of modern technology and a highly-talented global leadership team.