Academic Dean for English Language Arts
The REACH Program
Founded by Regis High School in 2002, REACH is an entirely free education and leadership enrichment program that prepares Catholic, middle-school aged boys to earn scholarships to Regis, as well as to other top Catholic high schools in New York City. Designed as an access program, REACH serves students whose families demonstrate significant financial need. REACH currently serves 117 students in grades 6th through 8th in its summer, fall Saturday and spring Saturday sessions. At any given time, REACH students attend more than 50 different parochial and public grammar schools throughout the city. REACH also strives to support 306 alumni now attending high school or college. In keeping with the 450-year old Jesuit educational tradition that honors cura personalis, REACH serves its students and alumni by caring for their intellectual, spiritual, emotional and social development.


Position Description
The Academic Dean for English Language Arts (ELA) teaches in both the REACH and Regis English programs, coordinates the ongoing development of the REACH ELA curriculum, leads the REACH ELA faculty, coordinates the winter reading projects and serves as an advisor to REACH students. As a member of the REACH administrative team, the Academic Dean also assists with the general administration of REACH throughout the year and assumes other responsibilities as needed. These teaching and administrative responsibilities require the Academic Dean to be available for the 6-week REACH summer session—including both the 3-week residential program at the Fordham University/University of Scranton and the 3-week day program at Regis—and on 20 REACH Saturdays throughout the school year. As a member of the Regis English Department, the Academic Dean teaches one or two high school courses each year. This is a 12-month position with a targeted start date of June 21, 2017.


Qualifications
Qualified candidates for this position will hold at least a bachelor's degree in English or a related field; possess at least 2-3 years of classroom teaching experience at the high school or middle school level; and have prior experience that demonstrates a commitment to the REACH mission. A master's degree, Spanish language proficiency, experience teaching high-achieving students, a background working with immigrant families and familiarity with the Jesuit tradition of education are preferred.


Application Process
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, statement of educational philosophy, and a list of three references by email to Ms. Donna Stefanizzi, Secretary to the Search Committee, at employment@regis.org. Materials should be received no later than May 26, 2017. Qualified applicants, with all the required documents submitted, will be contacted regarding next steps.


Regis is an EOE (Equal Opportunity Employer)

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