Director of High School Placement

Join the team at The Equity Project (TEP) Charter School, featured in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and on 60 minutes for its revolutionary teacher salaries and its outstanding results.

Why this job: The New York City high school graduation rate is under 75%. And of that percentage, only 37% of all students are college and career ready. The percentages are even lower in the communities we serve. The Equity Project works closely with students and families throughout the high school placement process, to help students match with a strong fit high school; and is deeply committed to supporting alumni throughout their secondary and higher education. 78% of The Equity Project students have been accepted into selective or highly selective public, Catholic, and independent schools, earning over $1.2 million in scholarships and financial aid.

Position overview: The Director of High School Placement will support TEP families on their journey to high school and work with each family to ensure that all 8th grade students attend strong-fit public, Catholic, charter, independent day, and independent boarding high schools.

Position responsibilities:

  • High school preparation
    • Develop and implement preparation curriculum, lead high school field trips, and organize school choice, interview prep, and financial aid workshops.
    • Create and promote programming that cultivates students’ interests, champion student progress, and provide access to selective high school pipeline programs.
  • High school placement
    • Provide individualized guidance to students and families throughout the application and decision-making process.
    • Advocate on behalf of students and families to match students with strong fit schools.
    • Aim to place a high percentage of students in selective and very selective public, Catholic, independent day, and independent boarding schools.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Spanish proficiency required
  • At least two years of relevant experience with middle or high school students
  • Working knowledge of New York City high schools and admissions processes is preferred
  • Ability to develop relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders
  • Ability to gather and analyze data; compile and report information
  • Excellent project management skills, with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment

Accountability: The Director of High School Placement will report directly to TEP’s Middle School Director.

Compensation and benefits: The Director of High School Placement earns a competitive salary in the range of $60K to $75K based on the individual’s experience level. Robust benefits package included; approximately eight weeks of vacation. 


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