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Dean New York, NY

Bank Street College of Education, a national leader in progressive education and an advocate for strengths-based, learner-centered, and equitable education for all, seeks a dean of the Graduate School of Education, a key role on the institution’s leadership team.

For more than a century, Bank Street has led the charge to place student needs at the center of practice and policy in the field of education, and its Graduate School of Education has been central to this work, preparing exceptional educators to enter the world ready to make a difference in classrooms, schools, and communities. In its next dean of the Graduate School, Bank Street seeks a collaborative, creative, student-centered, and transparent leader, who can build on the school’s impressive legacy and think innovatively about ways to strengthen and diversify its programmatic offerings and impact.

The dean should be a seasoned administrator, established scholar, and an experienced progressive educator who has the people and systems thinking skills necessary to effectively lead the Graduate School’s faculty, working in partnership with them to chart the strategic direction of the School. In addition, the dean will be an integral member of the president’s leadership team and will have the opportunity to participate in conversations about the current and future direction of Bank Street, particularly regarding faculty and graduate student recruitment, academic program development, and external partnerships that align with the Graduate School’s mission and have the potential to expand the reach and impact of Bank Street’s philosophy and programs. The dean will be a strong voice for the value of the Graduate School experience, a compelling storyteller to alumni and donors, and will work to further increase the institution’s influence in New York City and beyond.

The dean will bring a record of leadership and action that reflects the principles of anti-racism and social justice, and must resonate deeply with Bank Street’s progressive, student-centered pedagogy. In addition, strong skills in team and relationship building, a knack for breaking down institutional silos and fostering cross-organizational collaboration, and a keen understanding of the strategic connections among budget, enrollment, and academic priorities will be key.

Inquiries, applications, and nominations should be directed electronically below. The target salary range for this role is $225,000 to $250,000 and will be commensurate with experience.

Katie Rockman is leading this search with Carrie Alexander and Cheryl Hicks.


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