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Head of School

The Aaron School in New York City is seeking a Head of School. In this role, you will direct the operations of the Aaron School (Lower School and Upper School) in its entirety and ensure that the School functions as a top tier special education program. Aaron is a private K-12 school whose mission is to serve students with learning disabilities in the areas of reading, writing, and math in addition to attention, sensory and social challenges. In a safe and supportive school climate, the goal is to maximize students’ potential in order for them to become confident, successful citizens of their community.

Salary Range:  $175,000 to $225,000 depending on skills, qualifications and experience. 

RESPONSIBILITIES | WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING

  • Adhere to the mission of Aaron School
  • Lead the development and establishment of school goals and objectives, and the planning, implementation and ongoing improvement of the school’s curriculum and instruction, assessment programs, and student services and activities;
  • Supervise the administrative team, including attending two weekly 2-hour administration/admissions meetings for each building (Lower School and Upper School);
  • Participate in staffing decisions, including hiring, termination, and assignments and ensure appropriate staff training and orientation activities;
  • Approve professional development programs for all school personnel that is aligned with school objectives;
  • Direct the admissions process, including giving tours, meeting parents, participating in the financial and distribution process, and ensuring appropriate student and parent orientation activities;
  • Monitor and supervise enrollment targets and statistics;
  • Assist in developing and monitoring the annual budget to ensure that Aaron School operational goals are in alignment with available resources;
  • Ensure compliance of the Aaron School operations with all regulations, statutes, mandates and policies that must be adhered to;
  • Assist in the promotion and marketing of the Aaron School;
  • Organize the annual academic calendar to ensure appropriate number of school and vacation days;
  • Participate in placement discussions and make decisions to reach enrollment targets;
  • Conduct coffee chats with Principal of each building in a proactive format to speak informally with parent body to address outstanding concerns;
  • Organize summer school and monitor enrollment targets and budget;
  • Attend team meetings when applicable;
  • Problem-solve with staff and parents on all issues related to students, curriculum, behavior and enrollment;
  • Interact with lawyers to solve case issues for funding;
  • Testify at impartial hearings;
  • Oversee the Middle States accreditation process;
  • Aggressively monitor tuition income;
  • Attend Directors meetings of all special education schools and maintain a collaborative relationship with other directors and with professionals in the field of special education;
  • Work with New Story on budgeting, marketing, HR matters and maintenance of school facilities;
  • Responsible for establishing a rapport with students, their parents and staff and keeping up morale in the Aaron School community. 

QUALIFICATIONS | WHAT YOU BRING

  • Masters Degree in Education or related field 
  • Minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience in a special education setting 
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with staff, parents, students and the public

BENEFITS | WHAT WE OFFER

 Competitive pay and benefits include: 

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Company-paid Short-Term Disability and Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Life Insurance, Long-Term Disability, Hospital, and Accident Coverage
  • Generous paid time off and paid holidays
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • 401K with 100% vested company contribution
  • Healthcare, dependent care, and commuter Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Wellness Incentive Program
  • Employee Discount Program
  • Rewards program which allows you to earn points to purchase items

Aaron School is part of the New Story network of schools, clinics and services.   New Story (the parent company) is proud to be an equal opportunities employer and embraces diversity in the workplace.  We are also committed to providing a drug-free, safe workplace for our employees and the students we serve.  For more information about New Story Schools careers and benefits, please visit our website https://newstoryjobs.com/