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Associate Head of School

Category: School Administration
School: BASIS Independent Schools
Location: New York, NY
Date Opened: May 14, 2024
Job ID: 5496

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BASIS Independent Schools, a subsidiary of Spring Education Group, is a national network of PreK-12 private, secular schools that educate students to the highest international levels. Our ten campuses, located in some of the most bustling, dynamic metropolitan areas in the country, are part of the BASIS Curriculum Schools global network. We believe in setting a higher standard for students and promoting self-reliance and accountability in a culture where hard work is celebrated, and intellectual pursuits result in extraordinary outcomes.

BASIS Independent Brooklyn Upper is seeking qualified candidates for an Associate Head of School!

What We're Looking For

We are seeking an Associate Head of School to support a culture of academic excellence and ensure the success of our students. This position works collaboratively with the Head of School to support and mentor faculty and create an environment in which learning can take place through a school climate that is supportive and has high morale. Through elevated expectations of student capabilities and a willingness to ensure that all students have the support they need to be successful, our Associate Head of School will take a data-driven approach to assessing academic needs while building strong relationships with parents, students, teachers, and supportive members of the community. The position will also work closely with Admissions and directly with prospective families to share the uniqueness of our program.

Your Primary Responsibilities

  • Collaborates closely with the Head of School to create a joyful learning culture, a sense of community, and a supportive school climate with high morale
  • Is a visible presence in all areas of the school community
  • Analyzes student achievement data to drive recommendations and decision-making for the implementation of the BASIS Curriculum
  • With the Head of School, recruits, trains, and develops highly qualified and mission-driven faculty and staff
  • Observes, supports, and mentors teachers in matters of classroom management, teaching methods, curricular implementation, and school procedures
  • Ensures that the school is focused on goals for college acceptances
  • Participates regularly in activities for recruiting and retaining students to develop enrollment
  • Organizes grade-level and departmental meetings to exchange information and ideas and coordinate curricular implementation across all grade ranges
  • Supports the monitoring of student disciplinary records and academic performance and assists with the development of academic and social-emotional support programs

Position Qualifications

  • Strong belief in the educational philosophy and program model for BASIS Curriculum Schools
  • Demonstrated ability to recruit, mentor, support, and inspire talented faculty and staff
  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to build rapport with students, teachers, and parents
  • Record of academic excellence, outstanding recommendations, and active engagement with new ideas in education
  • Ability to exercise excellent judgment and decision making

  • Strong work ethic and demonstrates patience, flexibility, humility, and a sense of humor
  • A minimum of a bachelor's degree; advanced degree preferred
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in an educational environment


BASIS Independent Schools offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes:

  • Competitive salary dependent on education and experience.
  • Career growth opportunities focused on continuous learning, mentorship, and professional advancement across our network of schools.
  • Retirement options through which eligible participants may receive a 50% Company match for the first 10% of employee earnings deferred.
  • Three PPO medical plans to choose from, as well as dental and vision insurance.
  • An FSA option that allows for pre-tax dollars to cover medical, dependent care, and transit.
  • Student tuition remission for your children to attend our schools.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. In general, this position requires an individual to frequently walk, stand, sit, squat, stoop, reach, kneel, rise from the floor, twist, listen, read, write, and speak the English language. In addition, this position often requires an individual to carry, lift, use repetitive or fine hand movements, and occasionally push, pull, or bend. This position is regularly required to hear and use clear vision with or without correction. Spring Education Group, including, but not limited to SEG Inc., and their affiliates (collectively "Company") is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants for employment and employees are provided equal employment opportunities, including in recruitment, hiring, and assignment, without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion and religious creed, sex (including pregnancy and related conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital or familial status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, genetic information, military/veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. The Company expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee or student harassment or discrimination.

Other details

  • Job Function: School Administration
  • Pay Type: Salary
  • Employment Indicator: Full Time
  • Min Hiring Rate: $125,000.00
  • Max Hiring Rate: $135,000.00
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