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Scholar Activities Dean

Oliver Scholars

Published: 1/12/2019
Employment type: Full-Time (Paid)
Function: Education/Training
Primary domain: Education
City: New York
Postal code: 10038

State: New York
Country: United States

Organization Information:


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Mission statement:

OrganizationSummary: Oliver Scholars prepares high-achieving Black and Latino students from underserved New York City communities for success at top independent schools and prestigious colleges. We provide crucial support for our Scholars so they can realize their full potential and ultimately give back to the city, the nation, and the world.

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Position Summary and Reporting: Reporting to the Director of Scholar Success, the ScholarActivities Dean will coordinate the details for all of our programmatic events all over the year. In collaboration with the Director of Scholar Success, the Dean will plan and execute both major and minor events to support Scholars' academic and social-emotional development, managing multiple concurrent timelines and budgets. S/he will be extremely well-organized and detail oriented and have a strong sense of purpose and passion for creating access to education for underserved students.

Job responsibilities:
Program Development and Execution
   » Collaborate with Director of Scholar Success and Guidance Deans on creating programmatic initiatives that support the social-emotional well-being of Scholars
   » Coordinate with the Director of Scholar Success to develop a year-long timeline that details the planning and execution phase for all events; execute plans created
   » Manage the logistics for all programs and program-related events
   » Cultivate relationships with host sites and vendors
   » Spearhead special projects such as our mentor program, internship or job opportunities, or partnerships with educational opportunity programs (e.g., Posse, Questbridge, HEOP, etc.)
   » Create and document a framework for a high-functioning Oliver Parent Council; support the Oliver Parents' Council with execution of organized events
   » Track attendance at each program and record in database
   » Work with Director of Scholar Success to create a program evaluation process with a focus on results; implement evaluation system and use findings to improve offerings
   » Facilitate open line of communication between the Programs Team and the Director of Development to ensure all speaker/volunteer/corporate partner information is shared between departments
Other tasks
   » Collaborate with other program departments as needed on a variety of Scholar related initiatives
   » Participate in Oliver's organizational and fundraising efforts as requested (e.g. Annual Gala and grant proposals)
   » Collaborate with Director of Marketing and Communications in the development of printed communications and social media strategies as Information technology relates to currently enrolled Scholars
   » Assist with projects and other tasks as needed and requested within the organization

Appropriate qualifications:

   » Bachelor's Degree required
   » Bilingual (English/Spanish) is preferred
   » Excellent writing and public speaking expertise
   » 2+ years' practice organizing/planning programs or events
   » practice working with youth
   » Willing and able to work evenings and weekends
   » Valid driver's license is required
Desired Competencies
   »Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values
   »Adaptcapability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; willing to lgain new techniques and procedures; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events
   »Innovation & Initiative - Displays original thinking and creativity; meets challenges with resourcefulness; generates suggestions for improving work; develops innovative approaches and ideas; presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention; looks for, and takes advantages of, opportunities
   »Planning/Organizing & Project Management - Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; develops realistic action plans; communicates changes and progress; completes projects on time and budget
   »Interpersonal expertise - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control; has capability to look at situations from several points of view and work collaboratively with individuals at all levels (internally and externally); remains open to others' ideas and tries new things
   »Analytical expertise - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and practice to complement data; designs work flows and procedures; aligns work with strategic goals
   »Judgement& leadership abilities - Displays availability to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; includes appropriate people in timely decision-making process; exhibits confidence in self and others; inspires and motivates others to execute well; accepts feedback
   »Strategic Thinking & Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems; develops alternative solutions; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics; develops strategies to achieve goals; understands organization's strengths and weaknesses; analyzes market and competition; identifies external threats and opportunities; adapts strategy to changing conditions


Not Specified


Commensurate with practice

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Application Process:

For consideration, please forward your cover letter and resume to Please note, “ [Scholar Guidance Dean] - [your last name] ” in the subject line of your email. Only candidates under consideration will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

A diverse workforce and open culture are at the heart of our organization and vital to our success. Oliver Scholars is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates will be considered for employment without discrimination located on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, discapability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, citizenship status, or current employment status. Candidates who identify as members of historically underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply.

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Job Location: New York, New York
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