Creator of Opportunities

Organization
The New School, Atlanta
Deadline for Applications
03/31/2016
Contact Information
careers@tnsatlanta.org

The New School (TNS) is rethinking the high school experience for students and communities. TNS is an independent four-year high school in Atlanta that offers an innovative curriculum which blends traditional academic study and community engaged learning, creating opportunities for students to do work that is meaningful and relevant to their lives. TNS uses multiple experiential learning opportunities to supplement a rigorous college prep program equipping students with the competencies they’ll need to thrive. TNS students apply their classroom learning in the real world through major interdisciplinary projects, a year long entrepreneurship program, professional internships, and in the process develop portfolios of exceptional work and experiences. To learn more, please visit www.tnsatlanta.org.

Position Description

The New School seeks a driven, innovative, administrator to lead the development and administration of a college search and admissions program for TNS students, and to lead the school’s initial application for SACS/SAIS accreditation. This is a rare opportunity to join the leadership team of an innovative high school at a critical stage in the organizations growth, and to develop a world-class counseling program for the school’s first graduating class of young leaders and innovators.

Essential Job Functions

Below are some of the tasks required of this position:
• Manage the accreditation process for The New School’s application to SACS/SAIS
• Maintain and build relationships with the SAIS accreditation team
• Work with New School administration and faculty to manage accreditation timelines and deliverables
• Develop and execute a strategy for an innovative and highly effective college admissions process at The New School
• Identify and build relationships with college admissions representatives at relevant colleges
• Meet with juniors and seniors, individually and in groups, to talk about process and individual college choices
• Compile an annual Profile of the School
• Maintain extensive knowledge of issues and trends in college admission, higher education, testing, as well as keeping up-to-date about specific colleges and Georgia specific admissions issues
• Educate students and parents about colleges, the college admissions process, trends, procedures, and testing
• Compile a regular college counseling newsletter, and in other school communications about key dates in the testing and admissions processes, local college events, and financial aid
• Maintain a healthy communication channel with parents and students to provide regular information about
• Work with the Director of Innovation to maintain records on all students, including GPA\’s and transcripts
• Plan and conduct college counseling information sessions to parents and students of all grades
• Research summer internships and academic placements and coach students through application processes
• Serve as the college board coordinator and manage the administration of AP and PSAT exams
• Maintain and disseminate information about standardized tests such as SAT, ACT and SAT subject tests
• Manage the one-on-one teacher-student advisory system
• Write official school recommendations for each senior
• Assist with PBL project planning and execution
• Attend summer project planning and leadership meetings
• Attend bimonthly faculty meetings after school and planning/work days throughout the year
• Participate in and attend all recruitment events (e.g., Information Sessions and Open Houses)
• Participate in planning and attend all Exhibitions, Curriculum Nights, Parent Events
• Maintain the school culture of continuous reflection and growth
• Use detailed data analysis of student performance to inform best practices

All faculty and staff are expected to embody the following New School values:
• The belief that students should be architects of their own learning
• A commitment to knowing students well and serving as their guide
• A passion for innovation, collaboration and participation in a community of learning

Other qualifications:
• Undergraduate degree
• Masters degree preferred
• Two years of experience in college admissions at a University, or high school level strongly preferred

Additional Information

The New School was founded in 2014, and demand for places has rapidly increased with over five applicants for each open place in the 9th grade intake. TNS will enroll 15-20 students for the 2016-17 academic year with a total enrollment of 55 students. The 2016-17 student body will include 2 seniors and 18 juniors.