High? ?School? ?Dean? ?of? ?Science

Success Academy Charter Schools   •  

New York, NY

Industry: Education, Government & Non-Profit


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Posted 64 days ago

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As the fastest growing, highest-performing charter school network in New York State, Success Academy has reimagined public education. Nationally recognized for achieving outstanding academic results for students from all backgrounds and zip codes, we have created an innovative K-12 school model that is preparing current and future generations of children with the subject mastery and skills to succeed in college and life. ​We​ are seeking ​leaders​ ​with​ ​an​ ​entrepreneurial​ ​spirit​ ​and a​ ​high​ ​standard​ ​of​ ​excellence​ ​to​ ​join​ ​our​ ​high​ ​school​ ​community,​ ​and​ ​propel​ ​our​ ​efforts​ ​to​ ​put thousands​ ​of​ ​New​ ​York​ ​City​ ​kids​ ​on​ ​a​ ​trajectory​ ​of​ ​educational​ ​excellence. We now need a results-driven High School Dean of Science to join our community.

The ​ ​Success​ ​Academy​ ​High​ ​School​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Liberal​ ​Arts​ ​is​ ​our​ ​flagship​ ​high​ ​school,​ ​offering​ ​a rigorous​ ​and​ ​engaging​ ​academic​ ​experience​ ​to​ ​scholars​ ​prepared ​ ​by​ ​our​ ​elementary​ ​and​ ​middle school​ ​programs.​ ​We​ ​are​ ​set​ ​apart​ ​by​ ​our​ ​intensive​ ​focus​ ​on​ ​college​ ​persistence,​ ​ensuring​ ​that our​ ​mainly​ ​minority​ ​and​ ​low-income​ ​students​ ​gain​ ​not​ ​only​ ​admission​ ​to​ ​college​ ​but​ ​also​ ​the​ ​skills to​ ​flourish​ ​in​ ​and​ ​graduate​ ​from​ ​college​ ​in​ ​four​ ​years.​ ​The​ ​​Dean​ ​of​ ​Science​ ​ ​will​ ​be​ ​a​ ​leader​ ​in​ ​this exciting​ ​high​ ​school​ ​community,​ ​who​ ​will​ ​oversee​ ​science​ ​​ ​instruction​ ​at​ ​an​ ​exceptionally​ ​high level.​ ​He​ ​or​ ​she​ ​will​ ​play​ ​an​ ​integral​ ​role​ ​in​ ​the​ ​school,​ ​working​ ​closely​ ​with​ ​faculty​ ​and​ ​scholars on​ ​a​ ​daily​ ​basis.

Reporting​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Principal,​ ​the​ ​Dean​ ​of​ ​Science​ ​will​ ​set​ ​the​ ​standard​ ​for​ ​an​ ​exceptionally high-level​ ​and​ ​academically​ ​sophisticated​ ​approach​ ​to​ ​science​ ​across​ ​9th​ ​through​ ​12th​ ​grade.​ ​This builds​ ​on​ ​a​ ​K-8​ ​curriculum​ ​that​ ​is​ ​unrivaled​ ​in​ ​the​ ​country,​ ​for​ ​its​ ​focus​ ​on​ ​discovery​ ​based​ ​science (beginning​ ​five​ ​days​ ​a​ ​week​ ​in​ ​Kindergarten).​ ​Success​ ​Academy​ ​schools​ ​are​ ​the​ ​highest​ ​achieving in​ ​New​ ​York​ ​State,​ ​providing​ ​the​ ​Dean​ ​of​ ​Science​ ​with​ ​an​ ​extraordinary​ ​opportunity​ ​to​ ​break​ ​new ground​ ​in​ ​high​ ​school.​ ​The​ ​Dean​ ​of​ ​Science​ ​will​ ​have​ ​a​ ​major​ ​role​ ​in​ ​shaping​ ​the​ ​academic​ ​culture of​ ​the​ ​school,​ ​and​ ​thus​ ​candidates​ ​should​ ​have​ ​a​ ​deep​ ​understanding​ ​of​ ​science,​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as extensive​ ​experience​ ​teaching​ ​and​ ​leading​ ​adults.


- Developing​ ​rigorous​ ​curriculum​ ​that​ ​will​ ​push​ ​scholars​ ​toward​ ​a​ ​deep​ ​understanding​ ​of the​ ​material;

- Driving​ ​teacher​ ​excellence​ ​by​ ​teaching​ ​faculty​ ​to​ ​plan​ ​and​ ​intellectually​ ​understand content​ ​at​ ​a​ ​high​ ​level,​ ​giving​ ​feedback,​ ​and​ ​coaching​ ​them​ ​on​ ​lesson​ ​implementation;

- Creating​ ​a​ ​culture​ ​of​ ​scholarship​ ​and​ ​critical​ ​thinking​ ​that​ ​will​ ​prepare​ ​scholars​ ​to​ ​excel​ ​in college;

- Using​ ​student​ ​achievement​ ​data​ ​and​ ​student​ ​and​ ​student​ ​work​ ​to​ ​drive​ ​instructional decisions; and

- Teaching ​ ​teachers​ ​to​ ​build​ ​relationships​ ​with​ ​students​ ​and​ ​their​ ​families​ ​and​ ​holding​ ​these critical​ ​constituencies​ ​responsible​ ​for​ ​outstanding​ ​academic​ ​and​ ​cultural​ ​outcomes.

Experiences​ ​and​ ​Qualifications:

- A demonstrated ability to deliver rigorous, engaging instruction;

- A deep understanding of science, preferably including an advanced degree;

- A record of success in exceptional student achievement;

- An eagerness to learn and a growth mindset;

- Well-developed emotional intelligence and moral character;

- An ability to frame and clearly communicate a unifying vision for the science program;

- A high aptitude for problem solving, navigating challenging situations, and forging effective teaching teams; and

- Exceptionally high standards for the quality of work and a reflex to improve at every turn.