Riverdale Country School is a Pre-K through grade 12 independent school in New York City committed to empowering lifelong learners by developing minds, building character, and creating community in order to change our world for the good. A school at the forefront of educational innovation, Riverdale has become a global leader in practices such as interdisciplinary and experiential learning, character education, positive education, and design-thinking in schools, asking fundamental questions about education and its purposes.
Riverdale seeks to reflect the diversity of the New York metropolitan area in its students, faculty, and staff. Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) is the foundational core of community-building that supports the school's mission and empowers all community members to be their whole selves and thrive--especially those who historically have been and continue to be marginalized because of their cultural, ethnic, racial, linguistic, national, gender, sexual, spiritual, or socioeconomic identities and their physical, mental, or emotional well-being. Riverdale enrolls about 1,200 students who collectively reside in 117 different zip codes. Approximately 44% of the school's student body identify as students of color.
To learn more, please visit here.
The Assistant Head of School for Strategy and Operations is a newly envisioned strategic leadership position. Reporting to Riverdale's incoming Head of School, Kari Ostrem, the Assistant Head of School for Strategy and Operations will serve as a critical thought partner to the senior administrative team, facilitating thoughtful dialogue, inclusive decision-making, and creative problem-solving. Overseeing Riverdale's operational teams, composed of roughly 90 staff members, the Assistant Head of School will lead the evolution of the school's infrastructure to support the vision and priorities of the school community.
This is an ideal opportunity for a collaborative and forward-thinking leader to help advance the mission of a dynamic independent school.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Strategic Financial Leadership
Operational and Systems Leadership
Riverdale seeks to employ people who engage in all aspects of work with a student-centered approach, an open mind, and a willingness to support the greater community. At Riverdale, the work of DEIB is iterative and requires a consistent commitment. Ideal candidates display that commitment in their work and/or in their approach to teaching and learning.
The starting salary range for this position is $250,000 - $300,000, commensurate with experience. In addition, this position includes housing on Riverdale's campus with reduced rent as well as tuition remission. Learn more about the range of benefits Riverdale offers here.
On-Ramps is committed to the inclusion of all qualified individuals in the hiring process, including but not limited to those with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation(s) to participate in the application or interview process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.