Job Description

About Gulliver Preparatory School

Established in 1926 by Arthur Gulliver in Coconut Grove, Gulliver was likened to the prestigious academies of the northeast and initially attracted families who wintered in Florida. In late 1953, Marian Krutulis purchased the school. A pioneer in education, Mrs. Krutulis envisioned Gulliver as grand home where both students and teachers would feel part of a caring, inspiring family of learners. Over the course of 25 years, she relocated the school to Coral Gables, built an upper school for high school students in Pinecrest and achieved ‘Blue Ribbon School of Excellence’ designation by the US Department of Education. In 2000 Gulliver became a non-profit. Today, Gulliver Preparatory School serves approximately 2,200 students in Grades PK–12 on three campuses. Despite its significant growth over the last 60 years, Gulliver still upholds Marian Krutulis’ vision to maintain the physical and social-emotional health of its students and trains them to become people of integrity in everything they say and do. 

 

Job Summary

Gulliver Preparatory School is seeking a Student Support Liaison. The qualified candidate will provide additional strategic student support to enable ease of access to a full array of Gulliver resources and opportunities during the Middle School or Upper School years. The successful applicant will serve the Gulliver academic community in such a way as to sustain a system that serves students who need help to succeed in our school.  

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Design and/or execute strategies that connect students to appropriate and available support services.
  • Maintain consistent contact with families and students and develop partnerships with counseling staff and other key student support staff while doing so.
  • Facilitate a summer program that explores Gulliver’s academic curriculum in Math and English and teaches students about the skills and aptitudes necessary to thrive at a rigorous, college preparatory independent school like Gulliver.
  • Host events for families and students that are designed to increase their sense of belonging.
  • Attend meetings on school campuses and occasionally attend functions outside of school on weekends and evenings. 
  • Ability to work flexible hours as needed and travel locally & nationally. 
  • Assist the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with other projects and duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field. 
  • Minimum of five (5) years direct student support experience.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience working in an independent school or an exceptional education setting.
  • Familiarity with strategies related to social-emotional learning, inclusive pedagogy, and executive functioning.
  • Demonstrates comfort and confidence when working with students and colleagues from diverse backgrounds, socio-economic demographics, and cultures.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Enjoys engaging with and mentoring students
  • Great communication skills
  • Engages in active listening
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills

Pre-Employment Requirements

Criminal Background Check, Level II Fingerprint Screening(s), and Drug screen. 

 

Gulliver is deeply committed to the principles of equity and diversity and seeks to create an inclusive community for all faculty and staff. Gulliver is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and a Drug Free Workplace.