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Assistant Program Dean

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HYS-Hartford Youth Scholars


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Published 24 days ago

November 23, 2020
November 23, 2020
$40,000 - $45,000

WHO: Hartford Youth Scholars (HYS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works with Hartford students, beginning when they are in middle school and helps them get “to and through” college.

 

WHAT: Our mission is to give students from Hartford the opportunity to change their lives through education.

 

HOW: We prepare our Scholars to successfully complete a four-year college degree by offering them access to exceptional educational opportunities and providing them with ongoing, comprehensive support.

 

WHY: We envision these Scholars attaining college degrees and then returning to work and live in Hartford, thereby inspiring and helping to cultivate similar achievements in younger Hartford students.

 

HYS provides Scholars and their families with academic and mentoring support for 10+ years, beginning the summer before students enter 7th grade and continuing through college graduation.

 

HYS was originally founded in 2005 to address the achievement gap in Hartford by funding scholarships for local youth to attend independent high schools. HYS soon learned that the funding of these scholarships did not meaningfully address Hartford’s achievement gap, and the organization targeted its focus to instead provide middle school students with services helping them to develop strong study, personal, social and other skills making them prepared for academic excellence in high school and college.

 

Hartford Youth Scholars program has four components:

 

● Admission: the recruitment, selection, and enrollment of qualifying Hartford students who are in 6th grade at the time of admission; and

● Preparation: The Collegiate Academy, a 26-month academic component beginning the summer before the Scholar’s 7th grade school year and continuing until the summer before the Scholar 9th grade school year; and

● Placement: the process through which staff serve as a liaison between Scholars’ families and independent schools to facilitate appropriate school-Scholar connections. Staff members work with Scholars and their families on all aspects of the independent school admissions and financial aid application processes as well as provide information on area public, magnet and charter school options; and

● High School & College Success: a variety of support services, academic guidance and career readiness programming offered to students who have completed The Collegiate Academy program to ensure strong academic, social, and career transitions, and a positive overall educational experience throughout high school and college.

 



Position Overview

The Assistant Academy Dean will have primary responsibility to ensure that The Collegiate Academy fulfills its enrollment goals. The Assistant Academy Dean will also provide leadership of and manage the Beyond the Books Program as well as coordinate and lead all workshops relating to leadership, equity, inclusion and anti-racism.

 

Principle Responsibilities:


Recruitment:

· Provide leadership to ensure that the program fulfills its enrollment goals

· Coordinate admission process including online application platform, overall recruitment calendar, family contact, admission testing, file reading and discussions, interviews, selection and enrollment of Scholars

· Raise awareness and support for HYS within the Hartford area in order to attract high numbers of qualified applicants

· Clearly communicate the value and requirements of participation in the program through events and presentations throughout the city at schools and community based organizations

· Effectively prepare and present historical and current data that will improve quality of decisions

· Provide support for other HYS departments as needed


Beyond the Books:

· Manage all aspects of the Beyond the Books experiential program including event selection (in collaboration with the Academy Dean) and logistical details

· Chaperone and support all Beyond the Books events

· Obtain feedback from scholars after all events to better evaluate and inform future programming decisions


Academy Workshops:

· Lead the development of and teach Academy workshops relating to leadership, equity, inclusion and anti-racism

· Obtain feedback from scholars after all workshops to evaluate effectiveness and improve future implementation 

Reports to: Academy Dean

 Experience:

● Preference for Spanish language speaker and writer 

● Proven track record and demonstrated passion for education 

● Ability to work in a fast-paced, start-up environment (flexibility, sense of humor a plus!)

● Experience working with issues of diversity as well as urban students and families

● Knowledge of issues concerning non-traditional high school students and pursuing college access

● Commitment to HYS’ mission and expanding educational opportunities for urban students

● Demonstrated commitment to educational equity and college access.

● Experience working with a diverse group of middle and/or high school students and ability to support and challenge students as appropriate.

● Strong relationship-building and group facilitation capabilities, incorporating cross-cultural sensitivity.

● Demonstrated commitment, persistence, flexibility, and problem-solving skills with projects and tasks.

WHO: Hartford Youth Scholars (HYS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works with Hartford students, beginning when they are in middle school and helps them get “to and through” college.

 

WHAT: Our mission is to give students from Hartford the…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Entry level

Benefits

Health, Dental, Simple IRA

Health, Dental, Simple IRA

Location

129 Allen Place, Hartford, CT 06106

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, résumé, and list of three references by fax, mail, or email.

Send applications or inquiries to: Anthony Byers, Executive Director at:

abyers@hartfordyouthscholars.org

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, résumé, and list of three references by fax, mail, or email.

Send applications or inquiries to: Anthony Byers, Executive Director…

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