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Operations Assistant - Upper Division/College Counseling

New York, New York
Operations, Finance & Strategy

Position: Operations Assistant - Upper Grades/College Counseling

Location: New York, NY

Start: August 2021

Why Work at Avenues?

There is no place quite like Avenues.  We are a top-tier school in New York City that offers a trulyglobal education, one that will expand to the world’s leading cities in the next decades.  Our faculty bring widely diverse experiences, but we are all committed to creating a unique educational experience together.  We foster a culture of creativity, entrepreneurship, and deep collaboration.  We teach and learn through challenging interdisciplinary projects.  And we offer unparalleled possibilities for professional learning prospects around the globe.

What You’ll Do 

On any given day, Avenues New York students might be building a 3D printer, in China, with peers from around the world. Or constructing a tiny houseas they learn about sustainability. Or putting on an original TEDx conference as part of a Mastery project. These are only a few examples of how an Avenues education prepares students for a globally connected, innovation-driven, and largely unknown future. The Upper Division

  • with an enrollment of nearly 800 students spanning grades 6-12 - is where our ambitious goals for Avenues graduates,
defined in our mission statement, are most comprehensively realized. 

Avenues is seeking an Operations Assistant to join us on the New York campus. This position provides key project management and support to the Upper Division with a specific focus on college counseling. The operations coordinator establishes and maintains positive working relationships with staff, parents and students, working collaboratively to solve problems and make decisions that enhance the effectiveness of the department. The operations coordinator communicates effectively, anticipating, understanding, and responding to the needs of all stakeholders.

As the Operations Assistant, you will: 

  • Design, execute and iterate on college counseling operationsprojects, including: 
    • Standardized testing
    • Event planning including college information night, college fair, etc.
    • Data entry and upkeep of the college admissions database
    • Submissions  of all student credentials to colleges and universities
    • College representative visits
  • Executional excellence on key division systemsincluding: 
    • Division wide events
    • Student attendance 
    • Facilities Management and Work Orders
    • Safety protocols including weekly testing and test distribution
    • Supply Ordering and Teacher Spending  
  • Ensures the division office is a welcoming place.
    • Functions as the point of contact for all inquiries into the office
    • Greets visitors, ensures the division reception area aligns with Avenues values of welcome, safety and respect.
    • Provides administrative support to the Director of Student Well Being and Deans
  • All other duties as requested.

What You’ll Bring 

  • 1+ year of experience and proven track record in executing high quality program operations, processes and systems. Experience in schools is preferred. 

  • Tech-savvy, with experience implementing technology tools and systems to improve and simplify workflows and processes for the Avenues community. 
  • Sense of deep personal responsibility for the organization's success; rolls up sleeves to get the job done and gets the right work done even amidst ambiguity
  • Very organized and a strong project manager
  • Ability to lead effectively through relationships, persuasion, and influence
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Thrives in a collaborative environment

Apply Now

To learn more and apply, visit http://www.avenues.org/en/careers/

DIVERSITY, INCLUSION AND SAFEGUARDING

Avenues is deeply committed to diversity, equity and inclusion throughout our organization. We strive to uphold a culture in which every colleague feels that they belong, are trusted, and are valued. We welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds, and strongly encourage candidates from traditionally underrepresented communities or groups to apply. Avenues offers competitive compensation and a generous benefits package.

Avenues upholds the highest standards for safeguarding the physical and emotional wellbeing of children. As an essential aspect of this commitment, all offers are contingent upon successful completion of careful reference and background checks.

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