Director of Student Support

New York City, New York (US)
Salary is commensurate with experience.
Nov 20, 2020
Job Category
Support Staff
Grade Level
High School
Job Type

Job Description
The Director of Student Support (DSS) works closely with the Head of School, the Academic
Director, and the academic team to implement practices and policies that best care for students
at the school. The DSS has primary responsibility for providing academic, social, and emotional
support to students and teachers. By forming effective working partnerships with faculty and
parents, the DSS promotes the healthy growth and well-being of each individual student and
addresses any academic or behavioral concerns that students may present.
 Ensures that the school provides academic, social, and emotional services for all
students and especially for students who require additional support to thrive in the
school’s core academic program 

 Reviews the results of diagnostic assessments of new students to identify students in
need of special education, English Language Learner instruction, and at--‐risk student
 Manages support programs such as counseling, tutoring, etc.
 Collaborates with senior administrators to make certain that faculty utilizes best
instructional practices and remains current on research concerning effective pedagogy
 Develops an orderly school climate that promotes personal growth and learning
 Keeps records regarding attendance, absences; refers extraordinary situations to the
attention of the senior administrative team
 Develops guidelines, regulations, and programs to facilitate growth and responsibility
among the student body
 Maintains communication with parents, teachers, counselors, and administrators in
matters pertaining to student attendance, discipline, personal growth, and good order.
 Distinguished experience teaching in a high school setting or other equivalent
educational environment
 Deep knowledge of educational research and analysis
 Excellent writing and presentational skills
 Strong organizational, facilitation and management abilities
 Master’s degree in relevant area
 Proficiency in Spanish preferred

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