Director of International Learning Programs/Global Journeys

Avenues: The World School
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jan 09

Position description

Since opening in 2012 in Manhattan's vibrant Chelsea neighborhood, Avenues has grown from 750 to 1450 students in nursery – grade 12 and will continue growing to approximately 2000 students. Our vision is to provide a truly global education in New York and an increasing number of the world’s leading cities as we expand over the coming decades. Avenues will be a highly-integrated learning community, connected and supported by a common vision, a shared curriculum, collective professional development of its faculty, the advantages of modern technology and a highly-talented global leadership team.



Avenues: The World School is excited to announce an opportunity for a Director of Global Journeys, Avenues’ international programs, to join the New York campus. Avenues’ mission includes graduating students who are at ease beyond their borders, truly fluent in a second language and aware that their behavior makes a difference in our ecosystem. International experiences are a part of our core curriculum, not an extracurricular for just a few students. This role will focus on developing and managing innovative international programs, especially in the middle and upper grades. The leader in this role will inspire faculty to extend learning beyond the classroom and help students to grow as empathetic, creative and engaged global citizens. 


The successful candidate will bring proven abilities to contribute in the following areas: 

Program Development 

  • Articulate, develop and execute a vision for international programs 

  • Design and manage both inbound and outbound experiences that further Avenues’ core educational objectives, especially around global competence and language proficiency 

  • Recruit, train and manage program instructors 

  • Expand student participation and improve quality of existing programs 

  • Oversee student recruitment, admissions and enrollment 

  • Develop and manage external partnerships -Further refine and execute existing risk management policies and procedures to ensure Avenues employs best in class standards Thought Leadership 

  • Establish Avenues as a leader in the field of global education 

  • Maintain network of individuals, organizations and associations working in the field Team Leadership 

  • Lead a team to meet ambitious program goals


Candidates should have most, if not all, of the following:

  • Extensive experience leading students, especially of high school age, on international, experiential programs 

  • Theoretical and practical knowledge of cultural competency and cross-cultural communication 

  • Experience working with educators to design, plan and manage effective programs

  • Two years working with or in K-12 schools 

  • Ability to build and manage a team to ambitious goals 

  • Strategic vision and the ability to execute 

  • Ability to lead effectively through relationships, persuasion and influence

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