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Middle School Music Teacher for the 2019-20 School Year

Our Founding Music Teacher is an essential member of our faculty. She/he is a primary driver in the development and implementation of our music program and curriculum. She/he also plays a central role in creating a culture throughout the entire school that fully appreciates the importance of music and its immense impact on a community. Finally, in holding true to Unity’s mission, this individual empowers our students as young musicians and enthusiasts so they may lead fulfilling lives.

Overview

Unity Preparatory Charter School of Brooklyn (Unity) is an independent charter school that proudly serves the community of central Brooklyn in New York City. We are currently in our fourth year and serve 400 students in grades 6-9. Over the next three years, we will continue to grow one grade level per year until we reach full size in 2019 with approximately 700 students in grades 6-12. We look forward to the graduation of our founding class in the spring of 2020.

In preparation for the 2018-19 school year, we are now seeking to add to our strong team of gifted educators to lead in building a middle/high school of distinction that truly equips our students with the skills, knowledge, mindset and experiences to realize their postsecondary aspirations and positively contribute to the well being of their communities.

About Unity

Every day, the school community at Unity works as a team to empower our students. Though the scope of each staff member’s daily tasks and responsibilities is broad, we aim to align all elements of our work with the school’s mission: to empower students as scholars and citizens so that they may lead fulfilling academic, personal, and professional lives. This mission is the heart of our school, informing our choices and uniting our community under one shared purpose.

As a young and growing school, Unity strives to continuously strengthen its rigorous academic program in the liberal arts & sciences. Unity teachers are creators and collaborators, developing curriculum that is designed with our specific students in mind. Our students are at the center of all that we do at Unity, and our structures and systems reflect that. We prioritize differentiated academic support, offer extended learning time, and expose students to an ever-expanding array of enrichment clubs and learning opportunities outside the classroom. Additionally, we are building a supportive school culture that emphasizes empathy and fosters students’ socio-emotional development.

As a school and learning community, we believe that:

  1. Students Rise to the Level of Expectations Placed Upon Them: To ensure student success, Unity staff members provide support commensurate with the high expectations placed upon students, both in the form of academic support and support in character development.
  2. Diversity Matters: We firmly believe that educational equity is best achieved, and academic learning is most profound, in diverse school settings. Our community draws strength from the rich experiences of each student.
  3. Applications Expand the School Environment: To supplement students’ academic learning, we provide students opportunities to apply classroom knowledge to real world experiences. This requires going beyond the school’s walls so that students may meaningfully interact with and positively contribute to the local community. The typical school day cannot provide such a program – we thus offer an extended school day and school year.
  4. A Positive School Culture is Powerful: Our core values, the code of conduct, the enrichment programs, and the attitudes and behavior of the staff breed a culture in which students experience a sense of unity with classmates, understand the power of being highly educated, and take responsibility for their own learning. We complement academic education with training on managing emotions and developing character strengths including our Core Values of Awareness, Initiative, Courage, Inquiry, Kindness and Integrity.
  5. Strong Teaching is a Central Lever in Promoting Student Learning: Recruiting, developing, and retaining exceptional teachers is an absolute priority for us. We reward teachers generously for their contributions to student learning. Likewise, we provide ample, on-going opportunities for teachers to develop their skills, establish and meet goals, and be challenged to reach their full potential as educators.
  6. Assessment Beyond Standardized Exams: We believe that using standardized test results as the sole measure of a student’s academic progress leads to an incomplete understanding of the student’s overall ability and potential to excel. An annual year-end presentation of a portfolio of work spanning the entire year is a more comprehensive and informative representation of a student’s learning. These Roundtable presentations also reveal a student’s interpersonal skills and development as a citizen. When examining standardized test data, it is imperative that a student’s growth is celebrated as prominently as the student’s actual proficiency level.
  7. Sharing Success is Essential: We subscribe to the notion that any school developing innovative practices that successfully promote student learning has a responsibility to share them with other schools.

As a school only in our fourth year of operation, we have enjoyed a number of promising successes. Recent achievements include:

  • In 2015, Unity ranked #8 among the city’s 1,200 elementary and middle schools in promoting academic growth in mathematics proficiency.
  • In 2016, the percentages of Unity students scoring “proficient” or above in English Language Arts (ELA) grew by 75%.
  • In each of the past three years, 98% of students successfully participated in their end-of-year Roundtable presentation – a 45-minute oral presentation given to families, Unity faculty, and community members.
  • In the past two years, 100% of our students participated in an afternoon extra-curricular activity in each of our trimesters and 45% of our student body were members of an athletic team.

Based on a citywide survey completed by students’ families, Unity’s satisfaction rates were higher than the citywide average in all categories. Results of special note include:

  • 100% reported that Unity has high expectations for their child.
  • 99% reported they are satisfied with the education at Unity.
  • 98% reported that Unity is keeping their child on track for college, career, and success in life.
  • 99% reported that their child receives a wide variety of courses, extracurricular activities, and services, which help keep their child interested in school.

Finally, as a start-up school in which the workload of staff is particularly demanding and schools are thus susceptible to high levels of teacher turnover, we have been very successful in retaining our talented teachers. In our first three years of operation, we enjoyed an average teacher retention rate of approximately 85% (vs. 65% retention across NYC charter schools).

Responsibilities

Our faculty plays an essential role in establishing Unity as a model educational institution. Most critically, faculty members equip students with the knowledge and skills needed – including the desire and capacity to learn independently, think critically, and communicate proficiently – in order to experience secondary and postsecondary success. Key responsibilities of the Music Teacher include but are not limited to the following:

  • Plans a rigorous and engaging curricula that caters to the unique musical talents, needs, and multiple intelligences of students alongside colleagues – such collaborative planning will begin in the summer of 2017
  • Implements specially designed lessons that are guided by clear objectives that focus on conceptual understanding and that are assessed routinely for student mastery
  • Provides additional remediation and acceleration based on formative assessments so that individual students are appropriately challenged according to their zones of proximal development
  • Collaborates with colleagues to create, implement, and refine schoolwide and classroom-based systems, routines, and procedures
  • Ensures that classroom time is utilized through sound management practices and by developing strong and trusting relationships with students
  • Develops, implements, and/or manages individualized behavioral intervention plans to support students meeting established academic and non-academic goals
  • Actively participates in opportunities to strengthen her/his own pedagogical skills as well as contributes to the learning of colleagues
  • Serves as the advisor to students to support their academic and non-academic growth and development
  • Serves as an after-school music instructor during each of the school’s three trimesters
  • Contributes to the school’s smooth and efficient operation by fulfilling required administrative duties and responsibilities and maintaining open and proactive communication with colleagues
  • Builds strong relationships with families through consistent communication and in following through on commitments

As professionals, all Unity teachers participate in the school’s innovative teacher career ladder, which provides a formal and transparent pathway for teachers to:

  1. develop their craft and improve as educators through multiple forms of support and training
  2. assume titles with commensurate responsibilities while remaining classroom practitioners
  3. be generously compensated and formally recognized for their positive contributions to the school. For more information on our unique professional ladder and a teaching career at Unity, visit: http://www.unityprep.org/careers/why-teach-at-unity/

Qualifications

A candidate for this position must be equipped with:

  • At least two years of formal experience in teaching music
  • A proven track record in accelerating student growth and mastery
  • A balance of high expectations and high support, a growth mindset, and an innate joy in working with adolescents
  • Demonstrably strong organizational, interpersonal, and classroom/course management skills
  • An acumen for actively engaging students in her/his own learning, academically and non-academically
  • A demonstrated openness and responsiveness to constructive feedback and a strong commitment to continuous improvement and professional growth
  • A strong work ethic that features organization, multi-tasking, flexibility, an orientation toward solutions, and a pride in meeting deadlines
  • Expertise in working with diverse populations of students and families, and in differentiating instruction to fully support the needs of diverse learners
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and experience working collaboratively in team settings
  • Approaches the profession with maturity, humility, versatility (i.e., embraces the ambiguity and excitement associated with start-ups), of course, a sense of humor
  • A Bachelor’s Degree

The ideal candidate for this position is equipped with:

  • Formal teaching experience in music at the middle school level in New York City
  • A demonstrated capacity to plan rigorous and engaging curricula that align to Common Core standards using the Understanding by Design framework
  • New York State teacher certification in music or a related content area
  • A Master’s Degree

To Apply

If you seek to contribute meaningfully to the development and successful operation of an innovative public school with a strong team of talented educators, please visit http://www.unityprep.org/careers/online-application/ to submit a cover letter and resume and begin the application process.

As an equal opportunity employer, Unity Preparatory Charter School of Brooklyn hires without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability.

Middle School Art & Design Teacher for the 2019-20 School Year

START DATE: Preparation for the 2019-20 School Year Begins in the Summer of 2019

Overview of Position: A strong and dedicated faculty is paramount to best serve our students and families and to establishing Unity as an exemplary school. Most critically, our faculty equips students with the knowledge and skills needed, including the desire and capacity to learn independently, think critically, and communicate proficiently, to experience secondary and postsecondary success.  Our Art & Design Teachers have the privilege and responsibility of delivering on these outcomes as they advance students’ knowledge and skills as burgeoning artists and designers.

Overview of Unity – Our Model and Approach: Unity Preparatory Charter School of Brooklyn (Unity) is a tuition-free, open-enrollment, independent charter school that offers a progressive education in the liberal arts & sciences to over 600 students in grades 6-12. As a community-based school, we proudly serve the communities of central Brooklyn in New York City. Our middle school and high school campuses are located in the neighborhoods of Bedford Stuyvesant and Williamsburg, respectively.

Unity’s mission is to empower students as scholars and citizens so they may lead fulfilling academic, personal, and professional lives. We accomplish our mission through the integration of seven key elements that serve as the backbone of our school’s design. Collectively, these elements reflect our beliefs on what makes for an exceptional secondary education in today’s world:

  1. A Grades 6-12 College Preparatory Curriculum: a college-preparatory liberal arts and sciences program of study in mathematics, English language arts (ELA), science, and history that fosters in students the desire and capacity to learn independently, think critically, and communicate proficiently so that they are fully prepared to succeed in their postsecondary studies

 

  1. Excellent Teaching: an enthusiastic faculty of expert educators who are demonstrably successful in promoting student learning, couple high expectations with high support, go above and beyond the call of duty for students as scholars and as citizens, and serve as role models for students as life-long learners and as individuals who take the utmost pride in perfecting their craft

 

  1. More Time for Learning: an extended day, week, and year that provide approximately 20% more time than the local district average for academic enrichment and extracurricular activities that deepen learning and engagement, accelerate academic growth, and expose students to new pursuits

 

  1. Intensive and Differentiated Academic Support: customized settings and support provided by caring specialists for remediation and acceleration, including small class sizes, integrated co-teaching, literacy interventions, after-school and weekend tutoring, as well as advanced-level course offerings at our middle school and high school

 

  1. Ample Enrichment Courses Extra-Curricular Activities: enrichment courses in the performing arts, visual arts, computer science, and foreign languages, as well as elective clubs, athletic teams, internships, and other “beyond-the-classroom” activities that serve to reinforce what students learn in their core courses, accommodate individual student interests, and develop important professional and citizenship skills through real-world, meaningful application

 

  1. A Positive and Supportive School Culture: a culture built on a framework of Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) in which compassionate adults explicitly guide students in the following:
    • modeling the behaviors that contribute to a positive and productive learning environment
    • developing socio-emotional skills needed to be successful, including how to manage emotions, reduce stress, make healthy decisions, and learn from one’s mistakes

 

  1. Active Family and Community Involvement: ample opportunities for family engagement and community service that promotes open communication, meaningful collaboration, and active involvement and service within Unity’s community and beyond

 

Our Recent Accomplishments: Regardless of where students are academically or otherwise as they enter our school, our focus is on accelerating growth and on cultivating long-term academic and non-academic success. This focus has reaped impressive results for our students and families in recent years. Among our accomplishments:

  • Our 8th grade students have consistently outperformed their district peers in mathematics and ELA on state exams.
  • Our students who comprise subgroups that are traditionally least effectively served by our education system, including students classified as economically disadvantaged, black, Latino, and students with disabilities, have consistently outperformed their district and state peers on state exams.
  • 78% of our founding 11th graders are presently enrolled in at least one Advanced Placement (AP) course. This compares favorably with the 33% of NYC graduates who enroll in AP courses during their high school tenure.
  • In holding true to our belief in providing a truly empowering education:
    • 90% of our students participated in an afternoon extra-curricular activity.
    • 80% of our students participated in a formal community service initiative.
    • 90% of students successfully completed their end-of-year Roundtable presentation, a 45-minute oral presentation given to families, Unity faculty, and community members.
    • 100% of high school students completed a full-year course in college and career readiness.

Core Responsibilities: Key responsibilities of Unity’s Art & Design Teachers include but are not limited to the following:

  • Plan a rigorous and engaging curricula that caters to the unique physical talents, needs, and multiple intelligences of students
  • Collaborate in the planning and implementation of a rigorous and engaging curricula that cater to the unique physical talents, needs, and multiple intelligences of students
  • Execute specially designed lesson plans that are guided by clear objectives, focus on conceptual understanding, and that are assessed routinely for student mastery
  • Provide remediation and acceleration based on formative and summative assessments so that individual students are appropriately challenged according to their zones of proximal development
  • Collaborate with colleagues to create, implement, and refine schoolwide and classroom-based systems, routines, and procedures
  • Ensure that classroom time is utilized through sound management practices and by developing strong and trusting relationships with students
  • Develop, implement, and/or manage individualized behavioral intervention plans to support students meeting established academic and non-academic goals
  • Actively participate in opportunities to strengthen their own pedagogical skills as well as contribute to the learning of colleagues
  • Contribute to the school’s smooth and efficient operation by fulfilling required administrative duties and responsibilities and maintaining open and proactive communication with colleagues
  • Build strong relationships with students and families as an Advisor and through consistent communication and in following through on commitments

As professionals, all Unity teachers may participate in the school’s innovative teacher-career ladder, which provides a formal and transparent pathway for teachers to:

  • develop their craft and improve as educators through multiple forms of support and training
  • assume titles with commensurate responsibilities while remaining classroom practitioners
  • be generously compensated and formally recognized for their positive contributions to the school. For more information on our unique professional ladder and a teaching career at Unity, visit: http://www.unityprep.org/careers/why-teach-at-unity/

Core Qualifications: An ideal candidate for this position is equipped with:

  • At least two years of formal teaching experience in New York
  • A proven track record in accelerating student growth and mastery
  • A demonstrated capacity to plan rigorous and engaging curricula that align to Common Core standards using the Understanding by Design framework
  • A balance of high expectations and high support, a growth mindset, and an innate joy in working with adolescents
  • Strong interpersonal and classroom/course management skills
  • An openness and responsiveness to constructive feedback and a strong commitment to continuous improvement and professional growth
  • A strong work ethic that features organization, multi-tasking, flexibility, an orientation toward solutions, and a pride in meeting deadlines
  • Expertise in working with diverse populations of students and families, and in differentiating instruction to fully support the needs of diverse learners
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and experience working collaboratively in team settings
  • Approaches the profession with maturity, humility, versatility (i.e., embraces the ambiguity and excitement associated with start-ups), of course, a sense of humor
  • A Master’s Degree and certified as a teacher in New York

To Apply: If you seek to contribute meaningfully to the development and successful operation of an innovative public school with a strong team of talented educators, please visit http://www.unityprep.org/careers/online-application/ to begin the application process.

As an equal opportunity employer, Unity Preparatory Charter School of Brooklyn hires without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability.

Middle School English Language Arts Teacher for the 2019-20 School Year

START DATE: Preparation for the 2019-20 School Year Begins in the Summer of 2019

Overview of Position: A strong and dedicated faculty is paramount to best serve our students and families and to establishing Unity as an exemplary school. Most critically, our faculty equips students with the knowledge and skills needed, including the desire and capacity to learn independently, think critically, and communicate proficiently, to experience secondary and postsecondary success.  Our English Language Arts Teachers have the privilege and responsibility of delivering on these outcomes as they advance students’ knowledge and skills as powerful readers and writers.

Overview of Unity – Our Model and Approach: Unity Preparatory Charter School of Brooklyn (Unity) is a tuition-free, open-enrollment, independent charter school that offers a progressive education in the liberal arts & sciences to over 600 students in grades 6-12. As a community-based school, we proudly serve the communities of central Brooklyn in New York City. Our middle school and high school campuses are located in the neighborhoods of Bedford Stuyvesant and Williamsburg, respectively.

Unity’s mission is to empower students as scholars and citizens so they may lead fulfilling academic, personal, and professional lives. We accomplish our mission through the integration of seven key elements that serve as the backbone of our school’s design. Collectively, these elements reflect our beliefs on what makes for an exceptional secondary education in today’s world:

  1. A Grades 6-12 College Preparatory Curriculum: a college-preparatory liberal arts and sciences program of study in mathematics, English language arts (ELA), science, and history that fosters in students the desire and capacity to learn independently, think critically and communicate proficiently so that they are fully prepared to succeed in their postsecondary studies

 

  1. Excellent Teaching: an enthusiastic faculty of expert educators who are demonstrably successful in promoting student learning, couple high expectations with high support, go above and beyond the call of duty for students as scholars and as citizens, and serve as role models for students as life-long learners and as individuals who take the utmost pride in perfecting their craft

 

  1. More Time for Learning: an extended day, week, and year that provide approximately 20% more time than the local district average for academic enrichment and extracurricular activities that deepen learning and engagement, accelerate academic growth, and expose students to new pursuits

 

  1. Intensive and Differentiated Academic Support: customized settings and support provided by caring specialists for remediation and acceleration, including small class sizes, integrated co-teaching, literacy interventions, after-school and weekend tutoring, as well as advanced-level course offerings at our middle school and high school

 

  1. Ample Enrichment Courses Extra-Curricular Activities: enrichment courses in the performing arts, visual arts, computer science, and foreign languages, as well as elective clubs, athletic teams, internships, and other “beyond-the-classroom” activities that serve to reinforce what students learn in their core courses, accommodate individual student interests, and develop important professional and citizenship skills through real-world, meaningful application

 

  1. A Positive and Supportive School Culture: a culture built on a framework of Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) in which compassionate adults explicitly guide students in the following:
    • modeling the behaviors that contribute to a positive and productive learning environment
    • developing socio-emotional skills needed to be successful, including how to manage emotions, reduce stress, make healthy decisions, and learn from one’s mistakes

 

  1. Active Family and Community Involvement: ample opportunities for family engagement and community service that promotes open communication, meaningful collaboration, and active involvement and service within Unity’s community and beyond

Our Recent Accomplishments: Regardless of where students are academically or otherwise as they enter our school, our focus is on accelerating growth and on cultivating long-term academic and non-academic success. This focus has reaped impressive results for our students and families in recent years. Among our accomplishments:

  • Our 8th grade students have consistently outperformed their district peers in mathematics and ELA on state exams.
  • Our students who comprise subgroups that are traditionally least effectively served by our education system, including students classified as economically disadvantaged, black, Latino, and students with disabilities, have consistently outperformed their district and state peers on state exams.
  • 78% of our founding 11th graders are presently enrolled in at least one Advanced Placement (AP) course. This compares favorably with the 33% of NYC graduates who enroll in AP courses during their high school tenure.
  • In holding true to our belief in providing a truly empowering education:
    • 90% of our students participated in an afternoon extra-curricular activity.
    • 80% of our students participated in a formal community service initiative.
    • 90% of students successfully completed their end-of-year Roundtable presentation, a 45-minute oral presentation given to families, Unity faculty, and community members.
    • 100% of high school students completed a full-year course in college and career readiness.

Core Responsibilities: Key responsibilities of Unity’s English Language Arts Teachers include but are not limited to the following:

  • Plan a rigorous and engaging curricula that caters to the unique physical talents, needs, and multiple intelligences of students
  • Collaborate in the planning and implementation of a rigorous and engaging curricula that cater to the unique physical talents, needs, and multiple intelligences of students
  • Execute specially designed lesson plans that are guided by clear objectives, focus on conceptual understanding, and that are assessed routinely for student mastery
  • Provide remediation and acceleration based on formative and summative assessments so that individual students are appropriately challenged according to their zones of proximal development
  • Collaborate with colleagues to create, implement, and refine schoolwide and classroom-based systems, routines, and procedures
  • Ensure that classroom time is utilized through sound management practices and by developing strong and trusting relationships with students
  • Develop, implement, and/or manage individualized behavioral intervention plans to support students meeting established academic and non-academic goals
  • Actively participate in opportunities to strengthen their own pedagogical skills as well as contribute to the learning of colleagues
  • Contribute to the school’s smooth and efficient operation by fulfilling required administrative duties and responsibilities and maintaining open and proactive communication with colleagues
  • Build strong relationships with students and families as an Advisor and through consistent communication and in following through on commitments

As professionals, all Unity teachers may participate in the school’s innovative teacher-career ladder, which provides a formal and transparent pathway for teachers to:

  • develop their craft and improve as educators through multiple forms of support and training
  • assume titles with commensurate responsibilities while remaining classroom practitioners
  • be generously compensated and formally recognized for their positive contributions to the school. For more information on our unique professional ladder and a teaching career at Unity, visit: http://www.unityprep.org/careers/why-teach-at-unity/

Core Qualifications: An ideal candidate for this position is equipped with:

  • At least two years of formal teaching experience in New York
  • A proven track record in accelerating student growth and mastery
  • A demonstrated capacity to plan rigorous and engaging curricula that align to Common Core standards using the Understanding by Design framework
  • A balance of high expectations and high support, a growth mindset, and an innate joy in working with adolescents
  • Strong interpersonal and classroom/course management skills
  • An openness and responsiveness to constructive feedback and a strong commitment to continuous improvement and professional growth
  • A strong work ethic that features organization, multi-tasking, flexibility, an orientation toward solutions, and a pride in meeting deadlines
  • Expertise in working with diverse populations of students and families, and in differentiating instruction to fully support the needs of diverse learners
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and experience working collaboratively in team settings
  • Approaches the profession with maturity, humility, versatility (i.e., embraces the ambiguity and excitement associated with start-ups), of course, a sense of humor
  • A Master’s Degree and certified as a teacher in New York

To Apply: If you seek to contribute meaningfully to the development and successful operation of an innovative public school with a strong team of talented educators, please visit http://www.unityprep.org/careers/online-application/ to begin the application process.

As an equal opportunity employer, Unity Preparatory Charter School of Brooklyn hires without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability.

Middle School History Teacher for the 2019-20 School Year

START DATE: Preparation for the 2019-20 School Year Begins in the Summer of 2019

Overview of Position: A strong and dedicated faculty is paramount to best serve our students and families and to establishing Unity as an exemplary school. Most critically, our faculty equips students with the knowledge and skills needed, including the desire and capacity to learn independently, think critically, and communicate proficiently, to experience secondary and postsecondary success.  Our History Teachers have the privilege and responsibility of delivering on these outcomes as they advance students’ knowledge and skills as burgeoning historians and social scientists.

Overview of Unity – Our Model and Approach: Unity Preparatory Charter School of Brooklyn (Unity) is a tuition-free, open-enrollment, independent charter school that offers a progressive education in the liberal arts & sciences to over 600 students in grades 6-12. As a community-based school, we proudly serve the communities of central Brooklyn in New York City. Our middle school and high school campuses are located in the neighborhoods of Bedford Stuyvesant and Williamsburg, respectively.

Unity’s mission is to empower students as scholars and citizens so they may lead fulfilling academic, personal, and professional lives. We accomplish our mission through the integration of seven key elements that serve as the backbone of our school’s design. Collectively, these elements reflect our beliefs on what makes for an exceptional secondary education in today’s world:

  1. A Grades 6-12 College Preparatory Curriculum: a college-preparatory liberal arts and sciences program of study in mathematics, English language arts (ELA), science, and history that fosters in students the desire and capacity to learn independently, think critically, and communicate proficiently so that they are fully prepared to succeed in their postsecondary studies

 

  1. Excellent Teaching: an enthusiastic faculty of expert educators who are demonstrably successful in promoting student learning, couple high expectations with high support, go above and beyond the call of duty for students as scholars and as citizens, and serve as role models for students as life-long learners and as individuals who take the utmost pride in perfecting their craft

 

  1. More Time for Learning: an extended day, week, and year that provide approximately 20% more time than the local district average for academic enrichment and extracurricular activities that deepen learning and engagement, accelerate academic growth, and expose students to new pursuits

 

  1. Intensive and Differentiated Academic Support: customized settings and support provided by caring specialists for remediation and acceleration, including small class sizes, integrated co-teaching, literacy interventions, after-school and weekend tutoring, as well as advanced-level course offerings at our middle school and high school

 

  1. Ample Enrichment Courses Extra-Curricular Activities: enrichment courses in the performing arts, visual arts, computer science, and foreign languages, as well as elective clubs, athletic teams, internships, and other “beyond-the-classroom” activities that serve to reinforce what students learn in their core courses, accommodate individual student interests, and develop important professional and citizenship skills through real-world, meaningful application

 

  1. A Positive and Supportive School Culture: a culture built on a framework of Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) in which compassionate adults explicitly guide students in the following:
    • modeling the behaviors that contribute to a positive and productive learning environment
    • developing socio-emotional skills needed to be successful, including how to manage emotions, reduce stress, make healthy decisions, and learn from one’s mistakes

 

  1. Active Family and Community Involvement: ample opportunities for family engagement and community service that promotes open communication, meaningful collaboration, and active involvement and service within Unity’s community and beyond

 

Our Recent Accomplishments: Regardless of where students are academically or otherwise as they enter our school, our focus is on accelerating growth and on cultivating long-term academic and non-academic success. This focus has reaped impressive results for our students and families in recent years. Among our accomplishments:

  • Our 8th grade students have consistently outperformed their district peers in mathematics and ELA on state exams.
  • Our students who comprise subgroups that are traditionally least effectively served by our education system, including students classified as economically disadvantaged, black, Latino, and students with disabilities, have consistently outperformed their district and state peers on state exams.
  • 78% of our founding 11th graders are presently enrolled in at least one Advanced Placement (AP) course. This compares favorably with the 33% of NYC graduates who enroll in AP courses during their high school tenure.
  • In holding true to our belief in providing a truly empowering education:
    • 90% of our students participated in an afternoon extra-curricular activity.
    • 80% of our students participated in a formal community service initiative.
    • 90% of students successfully completed their end-of-year Roundtable presentation, a 45-minute oral presentation given to families, Unity faculty, and community members.
    • 100% of high school students completed a full-year course in college and career readiness.

 

Core Responsibilities: Key responsibilities of Unity’s History Teachers include but are not limited to the following:

  • Plan a rigorous and engaging curricula that caters to the unique physical talents, needs, and multiple intelligences of students
  • Collaborate in the planning and implementation of a rigorous and engaging curricula that cater to the unique physical talents, needs, and multiple intelligences of students
  • Execute specially designed lesson plans that are guided by clear objectives, focus on conceptual understanding, and that are assessed routinely for student mastery
  • Provide remediation and acceleration based on formative and summative assessments so that individual students are appropriately challenged according to their zones of proximal development
  • Collaborate with colleagues to create, implement, and refine schoolwide and classroom-based systems, routines, and procedures
  • Ensure that classroom time is utilized through sound management practices and by developing strong and trusting relationships with students
  • Develop, implement, and/or manage individualized behavioral intervention plans to support students meeting established academic and non-academic goals
  • Actively participate in opportunities to strengthen their own pedagogical skills as well as contribute to the learning of colleagues
  • Contribute to the school’s smooth and efficient operation by fulfilling required administrative duties and responsibilities and maintaining open and proactive communication with colleagues
  • Build strong relationships with students and families as an Advisor and through consistent communication and in following through on commitments

 

As professionals, all Unity teachers may participate in the school’s innovative teacher-career ladder, which provides a formal and transparent pathway for teachers to:

  • develop their craft and improve as educators through multiple forms of support and training
  • assume titles with commensurate responsibilities while remaining classroom practitioners
  • be generously compensated and formally recognized for their positive contributions to the school. For more information on our unique professional ladder and a teaching career at Unity, visit: http://www.unityprep.org/careers/why-teach-at-unity/

Core Qualifications: An ideal candidate for this position is equipped with:

  • At least two years of formal teaching experience in New York
  • A proven track record in accelerating student growth and mastery
  • A demonstrated capacity to plan rigorous and engaging curricula that align to Common Core standards using the Understanding by Design framework
  • A balance of high expectations and high support, a growth mindset, and an innate joy in working with adolescents
  • Strong interpersonal and classroom/course management skills
  • An openness and responsiveness to constructive feedback and a strong commitment to continuous improvement and professional growth
  • A strong work ethic that features organization, multi-tasking, flexibility, an orientation toward solutions, and a pride in meeting deadlines
  • Expertise in working with diverse populations of students and families, and in differentiating instruction to fully support the needs of diverse learners
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and experience working collaboratively in team settings
  • Approaches the profession with maturity, humility, versatility (i.e., embraces the ambiguity and excitement associated with start-ups), of course, a sense of humor
  • A Master’s Degree and certified as a teacher in New York

To Apply: If you seek to contribute meaningfully to the development and successful operation of an innovative public school with a strong team of talented educators, please visit http://www.unityprep.org/careers/online-application/ to begin the application process.

As an equal opportunity employer, Unity Preparatory Charter School of Brooklyn hires without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability.

Middle School Mathematics Teacher for the 2019-20 School Year

START DATE: Preparation for the 2019-20 School Year Begins in the Summer of 2019 

Overview of Position: A strong and dedicated faculty is paramount to best serve our students and families and to establishing Unity as an exemplary school. Most critically, our faculty equips students with the knowledge and skills needed, including the desire and capacity to learn independently, think critically, and communicate proficiently, to experience secondary and postsecondary success.  Our Mathematics Teachers have the privilege and responsibility of delivering on these outcomes as they advance students’ knowledge and skills as burgeoning mathematicians.

Overview of Unity – Our Model and Approach: Unity Preparatory Charter School of Brooklyn (Unity) is a tuition-free, open-enrollment, independent charter school that offers a progressive education in the liberal arts & sciences to over 600 students in grades 6-12. As a community-based school, we proudly serve the communities of central Brooklyn in New York City. Our middle school and high school campuses are located in the neighborhoods of Bedford Stuyvesant and Williamsburg, respectively.

Unity’s mission is to empower students as scholars and citizens so they may lead fulfilling academic, personal, and professional lives. We accomplish our mission through the integration of seven key elements that serve as the backbone of our school’s design. Collectively, these elements reflect our beliefs on what makes for an exceptional secondary education in today’s world:

  1. A Grades 6-12 College Preparatory Curriculum: a college-preparatory liberal arts and sciences program of study in mathematics, English language arts (ELA), science, and history that fosters in students the desire and capacity to learn independently, think critically, and communicate proficiently so that they are fully prepared to succeed in their postsecondary studies

 

  1. Excellent Teaching: an enthusiastic faculty of expert educators who are demonstrably successful in promoting student learning, couple high expectations with high support, go above and beyond the call of duty for students as scholars and as citizens, and serve as role models for students as life-long learners and as individuals who take the utmost pride in perfecting their craft

 

  1. More Time for Learning: an extended day, week, and year that provide approximately 20% more time than the local district average for academic enrichment and extracurricular activities that deepen learning and engagement, accelerate academic growth, and expose students to new pursuits

 

  1. Intensive and Differentiated Academic Support: customized settings and support provided by caring specialists for remediation and acceleration, including small class sizes, integrated co-teaching, literacy interventions, after-school and weekend tutoring, as well as advanced-level course offerings at our middle school and high school

 

  1. Ample Enrichment Courses Extra-Curricular Activities: enrichment courses in the performing arts, visual arts, computer science, and foreign languages, as well as elective clubs, athletic teams, internships, and other “beyond-the-classroom” activities that serve to reinforce what students learn in their core courses, accommodate individual student interests, and develop important professional and citizenship skills through real-world, meaningful application

 

  1. A Positive and Supportive School Culture: a culture built on a framework of Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) in which compassionate adults explicitly guide students in the following:
    • modeling the behaviors that contribute to a positive and productive learning environment
    • developing socio-emotional skills needed to be successful, including how to manage emotions, reduce stress, make healthy decisions, and learn from one’s mistakes

 

  1. Active Family and Community Involvement: ample opportunities for family engagement and community service that promotes open communication, meaningful collaboration, and active involvement and service within Unity’s community and beyond

Our Recent Accomplishments: Regardless of where students are academically or otherwise as they enter our school, our focus is on accelerating growth and on cultivating long-term academic and non-academic success. This focus has reaped impressive results for our students and families in recent years. Among our accomplishments:

  • Our 8th grade students have consistently outperformed their district peers in mathematics and ELA on state exams.
  • Our students who comprise subgroups that are traditionally least effectively served by our education system, including students classified as economically disadvantaged, black, Latino, and students with disabilities, have consistently outperformed their district and state peers on state exams.
  • 78% of our founding 11th graders are presently enrolled in at least one Advanced Placement (AP) course. This compares favorably with the 33% of NYC graduates who enroll in AP courses during their high school tenure.
  • In holding true to our belief in providing a truly empowering education:
    • 90% of our students participated in an afternoon extra-curricular activity.
    • 80% of our students participated in a formal community service initiative.
    • 90% of students successfully completed their end-of-year Roundtable presentation, a 45-minute oral presentation given to families, Unity faculty, and community members.
    • 100% of high school students completed a full-year course in college and career readiness.

Core Responsibilities: Key responsibilities of Unity’s Mathematics Teachers include but are not limited to the following:

  • Plan a rigorous and engaging curricula that caters to the unique physical talents, needs, and multiple intelligences of students
  • Collaborate in the planning and implementation of a rigorous and engaging curricula that cater to the unique physical talents, needs, and multiple intelligences of students
  • Execute specially designed lesson plans that are guided by clear objectives, focus on conceptual understanding, and that are assessed routinely for student mastery
  • Provide remediation and acceleration based on formative and summative assessments so that individual students are appropriately challenged according to their zones of proximal development
  • Collaborate with colleagues to create, implement, and refine schoolwide and classroom-based systems, routines, and procedures
  • Ensure that classroom time is utilized through sound management practices and by developing strong and trusting relationships with students
  • Develop, implement, and/or manage individualized behavioral intervention plans to support students meeting established academic and non-academic goals
  • Actively participate in opportunities to strengthen their own pedagogical skills as well as contribute to the learning of colleagues
  • Contribute to the school’s smooth and efficient operation by fulfilling required administrative duties and responsibilities and maintaining open and proactive communication with colleagues
  • Build strong relationships with students and families as an Advisor and through consistent communication and in following through on commitments

As professionals, all Unity teachers may participate in the school’s innovative teacher-career ladder, which provides a formal and transparent pathway for teachers to:

  • develop their craft and improve as educators through multiple forms of support and training
  • assume titles with commensurate responsibilities while remaining classroom practitioners
  • be generously compensated and formally recognized for their positive contributions to the school. For more information on our unique professional ladder and a teaching career at Unity, visit: http://www.unityprep.org/careers/why-teach-at-unity/

Core Qualifications: An ideal candidate for this position is equipped with:

  • At least two years of formal teaching experience in New York
  • A proven track record in accelerating student growth and mastery
  • A demonstrated capacity to plan rigorous and engaging curricula that align to Common Core standards using the Understanding by Design framework
  • A balance of high expectations and high support, a growth mindset, and an innate joy in working with adolescents
  • Strong interpersonal and classroom/course management skills
  • An openness and responsiveness to constructive feedback and a strong commitment to continuous improvement and professional growth
  • A strong work ethic that features organization, multi-tasking, flexibility, an orientation toward solutions, and a pride in meeting deadlines
  • Expertise in working with diverse populations of students and families, and in differentiating instruction to fully support the needs of diverse learners
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and experience working collaboratively in team settings
  • Approaches the profession with maturity, humility, versatility (i.e., embraces the ambiguity and excitement associated with start-ups), of course, a sense of humor
  • A Master’s Degree and certified as a teacher in New York

To Apply: If you seek to contribute meaningfully to the development and successful operation of an innovative public school with a strong team of talented educators, please visit http://www.unityprep.org/careers/online-application/ to begin the application process.

As an equal opportunity employer, Unity Preparatory Charter School of Brooklyn hires without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability.

Middle School Mathematics Teaching Residents for the 2019-20 School Year

START DATE: Preparation for the 2019-20 School Year Begins in the Summer of 2019

Overview of Position: Our Teaching Residents (TRs) of Mathematics are essential members of our faculty.  They support our mathematics teachers in developing in students sound, foundational skills as mathematicians.  This support of students occurs in the classroom as well as during small-group intervention blocks outside of class.  By directly working under a lead mathematics teacher, Unity’s TRs develop practical, hands-on pedagogical skills and expertise while also positively impacting students and their academic growth.  In addition to the mentorship that TRs receive in working under a Unity lead teacher, they also have an opportunity to be sponsored by Unity in earning a graduate degree and teacher certification through Relay’s Graduate School of Education.  The on-the-ground teaching experience at Unity coupled with Relay’s graduate coursework and program offers an immensely valuable learning experience for aspiring mathematics educators.

Overview of Unity – Our Model and Approach: Unity Preparatory Charter School of Brooklyn (Unity) is a tuition-free, open-enrollment, independent charter school that offers a progressive education in the liberal arts & sciences to over 600 students in grades 6-12.  As a community-based school, we proudly serve the communities of central Brooklyn in New York City. Our middle school and high school campuses are located in the neighborhoods of Bedford Stuyvesant and Williamsburg, respectively.

Unity’s mission is to empower students as scholars and citizens so they may lead fulfilling academic, personal, and professional lives.  We accomplish our mission through the integration of seven key elements that serve as the backbone of our school’s design.  Collectively, these elements reflect our beliefs on what makes for an exceptional secondary education in today’s world:

  1. A Grades 6-12 College Preparatory Curriculum:​ a college-preparatory liberal arts and sciences program of study in mathematics, English language arts (ELA), science, and history that fosters in students the desire and capacity to learn independently, think critically, and communicate proficiently so that they are fully prepared to succeed in their postsecondary studies
  2. Excellent Teaching:​ ​​an enthusiastic faculty of expert educators who are demonstrably successful in promoting student learning, couple high expectations with high support, go above and beyond the call of duty for students as scholars and as citizens, and serve as role models for students as life-long learners and as individuals who take the utmost pride in perfecting their craft
  3. More Time for Learning:​ ​​an extended day, week, and year that provide approximately 20% more time than the local district average for academic enrichment and extracurricular activities that deepen learning and engagement, accelerate academic growth, and expose students to new pursuits
  4. Intensive and Differentiated Academic Support:​ customized settings and support provided by caring specialists for remediation and acceleration, including small class sizes, integrated co-teaching, literacy interventions, after-school and weekend tutoring, as well as advanced-level course offerings at our middle school and high school
  5. Ample Enrichment Courses and Extra-Curricular Activities:​ enrichment courses in the performing arts, visual arts, computer science, and foreign languages, as well as elective clubs, athletic teams, internships, and other “beyond-the-classroom” activities that serve to reinforce what students learn in their core courses, accommodate individual student interests, and develop important professional and citizenship skills through real-world, meaningful application
  6. A Positive and Supportive School Culture:​ ​​a culture built on a framework of Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) in which compassionate adults explicitly guide students in the following:
    • modeling the behaviors that contribute to a positive and productive learning environment
    • developing socio-emotional skills needed to be successful, including how to manage emotions, reduce stress, make healthy decisions, and learn from one’s mistakes
  1. Active Family and Community Involvement: ample opportunities for family engagement and community service that promotes open communication, meaningful collaboration, and active involvement and service within Unity’s community and beyond

Our Recent Accomplishments: Regardless of where students are academically or otherwise as they enter our school, our focus is on accelerating growth and on cultivating long-term academic and non-academic success.  This focus has reaped impressive results for our students and families in recent years. Among our accomplishments:

  • Our 8th grade students have consistently outperformed their district peers in mathematics and ELA on state exams.
  • Our students who comprise subgroups that are traditionally least effectively served by our education system, including students classified as economically disadvantaged, black, Latino, and students with disabilities, have consistently outperformed their district and state peers on state exams.
  • 78% of our founding 11th graders are presently enrolled in at least one Advanced Placement (AP) course.  This compares favorably with the 33% of NYC graduates who enroll in AP courses during their high school tenure.
  • In holding true to our belief in providing a truly empowering education:
    • 90% of our students participated in an afternoon extra-curricular activity.
    • 80% of our students participated in a formal community service initiative.
    • 90% of students successfully completed their end-of-year Roundtable presentation, a 45-minute oral presentation given to families, Unity faculty, and community members.
    • 100% of high school students completed a full-year course in college and career readiness.

Core Responsibilities: Key responsibilities of Unity’s Mathematics Teaching Residents include but are not limited to the following:

  • Serves as an apprentice to a Unity lead mathematics teacher – works directly under the teacher in planning curricula, managing classrooms, delivering instruction, assessing student learning, and communicating with families
  • Plans and prepares adequately to facilitate productive intervention blocks that effectively bolster students foundational mathematics skills
  • Tracks and monitors student academic progress toward mastery
  • Utilizes data from formative assessments to adjust intervention strategies
  • Meets with students during after-school tutoring hours to provide additional remediation and acceleration based on formative assessments so that individual students are appropriately challenged according to their zones of proximal development
  • Collaborates with mathematics teachers to create, implement, and refine schoolwide and classroom-based systems, routines, and procedures
  • Ensures that classroom time is utilized through sound management practices and by developing strong and trusting relationships with students
  • Actively participates in opportunities to strengthen her/his own pedagogical skills as well as contributes to the learning of colleagues
  • Contributes to the school’s smooth and efficient operation by fulfilling required administrative duties and responsibilities and maintaining open and proactive communication with colleagues
  • Builds strong relationships with students through consistent communication and in following through on commitments

As professionals, all Unity teachers may participate in the school’s innovative teacher-career ladder, which provides a formal and transparent pathway for teachers to:

  • develop their craft and improve as educators through multiple forms of support and training
  • assume titles with commensurate responsibilities while remaining classroom practitioners
  • be generously compensated and formally recognized for their positive contributions to the school. For more information on our unique professional ladder and a teaching career at Unity, visit: http://www.unityprep.org/careers/why-teach-at-unity/

Core Qualifications: An ideal candidate for this position is equipped with:

  • At least two years of formal experience in teaching and/or tutoring students
  • A balance of high expectations and high support, a growth mindset, and an innate joy in working with adolescents
  • Strong interpersonal and classroom/course management skills
  • An openness and responsiveness to constructive feedback and a strong commitment to continuous improvement and professional growth
  • A strong work ethic that features organization, multi-tasking, flexibility, an orientation toward solutions, and a pride in meeting deadlines
  • Expertise in working with diverse populations of students and families, and in differentiating instruction to fully support the needs of diverse learners
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and experience working collaboratively in team settings
  • Approaches the profession with maturity, humility, versatility (i.e., embraces the ambiguity and excitement associated with start-ups), of course, a sense of humor
  • A Bachelor’s Degree

To Apply: If you seek to contribute meaningfully to the development and successful operation of an innovative public school with a strong team of talented educators, please visit http://www.unityprep.org/careers to begin the application process.  

As an equal opportunity employer, Unity Preparatory Charter School of Brooklyn hires without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability.

Middle School Science Teacher for the 2019-20 School Year

START DATE: Preparation for the 2019-20 School Year Begins in the Summer of 2019

Overview of Position: A strong and dedicated faculty is paramount to best serve our students and families and to establishing Unity as an exemplary school. Most critically, our faculty equips students with the knowledge and skills needed, including the desire and capacity to learn independently, think critically, and communicate proficiently, to experience secondary and postsecondary success.  Our Science Teachers have the privilege and responsibility of delivering on these outcomes as they advance students’ knowledge and skills as burgeoning scientists.

Overview of Unity – Our Model and Approach: Unity Preparatory Charter School of Brooklyn (Unity) is a tuition-free, open-enrollment, independent charter school that offers a progressive education in the liberal arts & sciences to over 600 students in grades 6-12. As a community-based school, we proudly serve the communities of central Brooklyn in New York City. Our middle school and high school campuses are located in the neighborhoods of Bedford Stuyvesant and Williamsburg, respectively.

Unity’s mission is to empower students as scholars and citizens so they may lead fulfilling academic, personal, and professional lives. We accomplish our mission through the integration of seven key elements that serve as the backbone of our school’s design. Collectively, these elements reflect our beliefs on what makes for an exceptional secondary education in today’s world:

  1. A Grades 6-12 College Preparatory Curriculum: a college-preparatory liberal arts and sciences program of study in mathematics, English language arts (ELA), science, and history that fosters in students the desire and capacity to learn independently, think critically, and communicate proficiently so that they are fully prepared to succeed in their postsecondary studies

 

  1. Excellent Teaching: an enthusiastic faculty of expert educators who are demonstrably successful in promoting student learning, couple high expectations with high support, go above and beyond the call of duty for students as scholars and as citizens, and serve as role models for students as life-long learners and as individuals who take the utmost pride in perfecting their craft

 

  1. More Time for Learning: an extended day, week, and year that provide approximately 20% more time than the local district average for academic enrichment and extracurricular activities that deepen learning and engagement, accelerate academic growth, and expose students to new pursuits

 

  1. Intensive and Differentiated Academic Support: customized settings and support provided by caring specialists for remediation and acceleration, including small class sizes, integrated co-teaching, literacy interventions, after-school and weekend tutoring, as well as advanced-level course offerings at our middle school and high school

 

  1. Ample Enrichment Courses Extra-Curricular Activities: enrichment courses in the performing arts, visual arts, computer science, and foreign languages, as well as elective clubs, athletic teams, internships, and other “beyond-the-classroom” activities that serve to reinforce what students learn in their core courses, accommodate individual student interests, and develop important professional and citizenship skills through real-world, meaningful application

 

  1. A Positive and Supportive School Culture: a culture built on a framework of Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) in which compassionate adults explicitly guide students in the following:
    • modeling the behaviors that contribute to a positive and productive learning environment
    • developing socio-emotional skills needed to be successful, including how to manage emotions, reduce stress, make healthy decisions, and learn from one’s mistakes

 

  1. Active Family and Community Involvement: ample opportunities for family engagement and community service that promotes open communication, meaningful collaboration, and active involvement and service within Unity’s community and beyond

Our Recent Accomplishments: Regardless of where students are academically or otherwise as they enter our school, our focus is on accelerating growth and on cultivating long-term academic and non-academic success. This focus has reaped impressive results for our students and families in recent years. Among our accomplishments:

  • Our 8th grade students have consistently outperformed their district peers in mathematics and ELA on state exams.
  • Our students who comprise subgroups that are traditionally least effectively served by our education system, including students classified as economically disadvantaged, black, Latino, and students with disabilities, have consistently outperformed their district and state peers on state exams.
  • 78% of our founding 11th graders are presently enrolled in at least one Advanced Placement (AP) course. This compares favorably with the 33% of NYC graduates who enroll in AP courses during their high school tenure.
  • In holding true to our belief in providing a truly empowering education:
    • 90% of our students participated in an afternoon extra-curricular activity.
    • 80% of our students participated in a formal community service initiative.
    • 90% of students successfully completed their end-of-year Roundtable presentation, a 45-minute oral presentation given to families, Unity faculty, and community members.
    • 100% of high school students completed a full-year course in college and career readiness.

Core Responsibilities: Key responsibilities of Unity’s Science Teachers include but are not limited to the following:

  • Plan a rigorous and engaging curricula that caters to the unique physical talents, needs, and multiple intelligences of students
  • Collaborate in the planning and implementation of a rigorous and engaging curricula that cater to the unique physical talents, needs, and multiple intelligences of students
  • Execute specially designed lesson plans that are guided by clear objectives, focus on conceptual understanding, and that are assessed routinely for student mastery
  • Provide remediation and acceleration based on formative and summative assessments so that individual students are appropriately challenged according to their zones of proximal development
  • Collaborate with colleagues to create, implement, and refine schoolwide and classroom-based systems, routines, and procedures
  • Ensure that classroom time is utilized through sound management practices and by developing strong and trusting relationships with students
  • Develop, implement, and/or manage individualized behavioral intervention plans to support students meeting established academic and non-academic goals
  • Actively participate in opportunities to strengthen their own pedagogical skills as well as contribute to the learning of colleagues
  • Contribute to the school’s smooth and efficient operation by fulfilling required administrative duties and responsibilities and maintaining open and proactive communication with colleagues
  • Build strong relationships with students and families as an Advisor and through consistent communication and in following through on commitments

As professionals, all Unity teachers may participate in the school’s innovative teacher-career ladder, which provides a formal and transparent pathway for teachers to:

  • develop their craft and improve as educators through multiple forms of support and training
  • assume titles with commensurate responsibilities while remaining classroom practitioners
  • be generously compensated and formally recognized for their positive contributions to the school. For more information on our unique professional ladder and a teaching career at Unity, visit: http://www.unityprep.org/careers/why-teach-at-unity/

Core Qualifications: An ideal candidate for this position is equipped with:

  • At least two years of formal teaching experience in New York
  • A proven track record in accelerating student growth and mastery
  • A demonstrated capacity to plan rigorous and engaging curricula that align to Common Core standards using the Understanding by Design framework
  • A balance of high expectations and high support, a growth mindset, and an innate joy in working with adolescents
  • Strong interpersonal and classroom/course management skills
  • An openness and responsiveness to constructive feedback and a strong commitment to continuous improvement and professional growth
  • A strong work ethic that features organization, multi-tasking, flexibility, an orientation toward solutions, and a pride in meeting deadlines
  • Expertise in working with diverse populations of students and families, and in differentiating instruction to fully support the needs of diverse learners
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and experience working collaboratively in team settings
  • Approaches the profession with maturity, humility, versatility (i.e., embraces the ambiguity and excitement associated with start-ups), of course, a sense of humor
  • A Master’s Degree and certified as a teacher in New York

To Apply: If you seek to contribute meaningfully to the development and successful operation of an innovative public school with a strong team of talented educators, please visit http://www.unityprep.org/careers/online-application/ to begin the application process.

As an equal opportunity employer, Unity Preparatory Charter School of Brooklyn hires without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability.

High School Dance and Health Teacher for the 2019-20 School Year

Our Dance and Health Teacher is an essential member of our faculty. She/he is a primary driver in the development and implementation of our high school curriculum in dance and movement. She/he also collaborates with members of the athletic department to develop and implement a rigorous and engaging health education curriculum. As a member of the athletic department, Unity’s Dance and Health Teacher plays a central role in creating a culture throughout the entire school community that fully appreciates the importance of physical, mental, and emotional health. Finally, in holding true to Unity’s mission, this individual empowers our students as scholar-athletes and citizens who demonstrate the highest level of sportsmanship and grace and take pride in leading a healthy lifestyle.

Overview

Unity Preparatory Charter School of Brooklyn (Unity) is an independent charter school that proudly serves the community of central Brooklyn in New York City. We are currently in our sixth year and serve 525 students in grades 6-11. We look forward to the graduation of our founding class in the spring of 2020.

About Unity

Every day, the school community at Unity works as a team to empower our students. Though the scope of each staff member’s daily tasks and responsibilities is broad, we aim to align all elements of our work with the school’s mission: to empower students as scholars and citizens so that they may lead fulfilling academic, personal, and professional lives. This mission is the heart of our school, informing our choices and uniting our community under one shared purpose.

As a young and growing school, Unity strives to continuously strengthen its rigorous academic program in the liberal arts & sciences. Unity educators are creators and collaborators, developing curriculum that is designed with our specific students in mind. Our students are at the center of all that we do at Unity, and our structures and systems reflect that. We prioritize differentiated academic support, offer extended learning time, and expose students to an ever-expanding array of enrichment clubs and learning opportunities outside the classroom. Additionally, we are building a supportive school culture that emphasizes empathy and fosters students’ socio-emotional development.

As a school and learning community, we believe that:

  1. High expectations must be coupled with high support: To ensure student success, Unity staff members provide support commensurate with the high expectations placed upon students, both in the form of academic support and support in character development.
  2. Drawing on our Community’s Diversity of Perspective and Experience Deepens Learning: We firmly believe that educational equity is best achieved, and academic learning is most profound, in diverse school settings. Our community draws strength from the rich experiences of each student.
  3. Building Connections between the Classroom and Adult World is Empowering: To supplement students’ academic learning, we provide students opportunities to apply classroom knowledge to real world experiences. This requires going beyond the school’s walls so that students may meaningfully interact with and positively contribute to the local community. The typical school day cannot provide such a program – we thus offer an extended school day and school year.
  4. A Powerful School Culture Requires Going Beyond Compliance: Our core values, the code of conduct, the enrichment programs, and the attitudes and behavior of the staff breed a culture in which students experience a sense of unity with classmates, value the power of being highly educated, and take responsibility for their own learning. We complement academic education with training on managing emotions and developing character strengths including our Core Values of Awareness, Initiative, Courage, Inquiry, Kindness and Integrity.
  5. Strong Teaching is a Central Lever in Promoting Student Learning: Recruiting, developing, and retaining exceptional teachers is an absolute priority for us. We reward teachers generously for their contributions to student learning. Likewise, we provide ample, ongoing opportunities for teachers to develop their skills, establish and meet goals, and be challenged to reach their full potential as educators.
  6. Assessing Learning through a Variety of Forms is Essential: We believe that using standardized test results as the sole measure of a student’s academic progress leads to an incomplete understanding of the student’s overall ability and potential to excel. An annual year-end presentation of a portfolio of work spanning the entire year is a more comprehensive and informative representation of a student’s learning. These presentations also reveal a student’s interpersonal skills and the development of their character strengths. When examining standardized test data, it is imperative that a student’s growth is celebrated as prominently as the student’s actual proficiency level.
  7. The Exchange of Best Practices Amplifies our Impact: We subscribe to the notion that any school developing innovative practices that successfully promote student learning has a responsibility to share them with other schools.

While many of our 6th graders start at Unity multiple years behind grade level, our focus on accelerating growth and on cultivating long-term academic and non-academic success is reaping impressive results for our students and families. Among our recent successes in the 2016-17 school year:

  • Our middle school students, on average, outperformed their district peers in mathematics and ELA on state exams.
  • Our students across all grades who comprise subgroups that are traditionally least effectively served by our education system, including students classified as economically disadvantaged, black, Latino, and students with disabilities, significantly outperformed their district and state peers on state exams.
  • Our ninth grade students, who have experienced the education we offer longest, soundly outperformed the state on their Regents exams in Algebra I and Living Environment.
  • Based on a citywide survey completed by students’ families, Unity’s satisfaction rates were higher than the citywide average in all categories. For example, 97% of families reported they are satisfied with the education their children are receiving at Unity.
  • In holding true to our belief in providing a truly empowering education:
    • 100% of our 9th grade students participated in an afternoon extra-curricular activity.
    • 80% of 9th grade students participated in a formal community service initiative.
    • 90% of students successfully completed their end-of-year Roundtable presentation, a 45-minute oral presentation given to families, Unity faculty, and community members.
    • 100% of high school students completed a full-year course in college and career readiness.

Responsibilities

Our faculty plays an essential role in establishing Unity as a model educational institution. Most critically, faculty members equip students with the knowledge and skills needed – including the desire and capacity to learn independently, think critically, and communicate proficiently – in order to experience secondary and postsecondary success. Key responsibilities of the Dance and Health Teacher include but are not limited to the following:

  • Plans a rigorous and engaging curricula in dance that caters to the unique physical talents, needs, and multiple intelligences of students alongside colleagues
  • Collaborates in the planning and implementation of a rigorous and engaging health education curricula that caters to the unique physical talents, needs, and multiple intelligences of students
  • Implements specially designed lessons that are guided by clear objectives that focus on conceptual understanding and that are assessed routinely for student mastery
  • Provides additional remediation and acceleration based on formative assessments so that individual students are appropriately challenged according to their zones of proximal development
  • Collaborates with colleagues to create, implement, and refine schoolwide and classroom-based systems, routines, and procedures
  • Ensures that classroom time is utilized through sound management practices and by developing strong and trusting relationships with students
  • Develops, implements, and/or manages individualized behavioral intervention plans to support students meeting established academic and non-academic goals
  • Actively participates in opportunities to strengthen her/his own pedagogical skills as well as contributes to the learning of colleagues
  • Serves as a coach during each of the school’s three athletic seasons
  • Contributes to the school’s smooth and efficient operation by fulfilling required administrative duties and responsibilities and maintaining open and proactive communication with colleagues
  • Builds strong relationships with families through consistent communication and in following through on commitments

As professionals, all Unity teachers participate in the school’s innovative teacher career ladder, which provides a formal and transparent pathway for teachers to:

  1. develop their craft and improve as educators through multiple forms of support and training
  2. assume titles with commensurate responsibilities while remaining classroom practitioners
  3. be generously compensated and formally recognized for their positive contributions to the school. For more information on our unique professional ladder and a teaching career at Unity, visit: http://www.unityprep.org/careers/why-teach-at-unity/

Qualifications

A candidate for this position must be equipped with:

  • At least two years of formal experience in teaching dance
  • A proven track record in accelerating student growth and mastery
  • A balance of high expectations and high support, a growth mindset, and an innate joy in working with adolescents
  • Demonstrably strong organizational, interpersonal, and classroom/course management skills
  • An acumen for actively engaging students in her/his own learning, academically and non-academically
  • A demonstrated openness and responsiveness to constructive feedback and a strong commitment to continuous improvement and professional growth
  • A strong work ethic that features organization, multi-tasking, flexibility, an orientation toward solutions, and a pride in meeting deadlines
  • Expertise in working with diverse populations of students and families, and in differentiating instruction to fully support the needs of diverse learners
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and experience working collaboratively in team settings
  • Approaches the profession with maturity, humility, versatility (i.e., embraces the ambiguity and excitement associated with start-ups), of course, a sense of humor
  • A Bachelor’s Degree

The ideal candidate for this position is equipped with:

  • Formal teaching experience in dance, physical education, and health sciences in New York State
  • A demonstrated capacity to plan rigorous and engaging curricula that align to Common Core standards using the Understanding by Design framework
  • New York State teacher certification in physical education
  • A Master’s Degree

To Apply

If you seek to contribute meaningfully to the development and successful operation of an innovative public school with a strong team of talented educators, please visit http://www.unityprep.org/careers/online-application/ to submit a cover letter and resume and begin the application process.

As an equal opportunity employer, Unity Preparatory Charter School of Brooklyn hires without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability.

High School History Learning Specialist for the 2019-20 School Year

START DATE: Preparation for the 2019-20 School Year Begins in the Summer of 2019

Overview of Position: A strong and dedicated faculty is paramount to best serving our students and families and to establishing Unity as an exemplary school. Most critically, our faculty equip students with the knowledge and skills needed, including the desire and capacity to learn independently, think critically, and communicate proficiently, to experience secondary and postsecondary success.  Our Learning Specialists are essential to our success as a faculty and school. They use their expertise in Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles and effective methods for differentiation to make sure the curriculum and instruction reflect the unique talents, needs, and multiple intelligences of our students with disabilities. Our learning specialists value developing strong partnerships with students and families to ensure students are on the path towards becoming empowered, critical, and engaged members of their school, their community, and the world at large.

Overview of Unity – Our Model and Approach: Unity Preparatory Charter School of Brooklyn (Unity) is a tuition-free, open-enrollment, independent charter school that offers a progressive education in the liberal arts & sciences to over 600 students in grades 6-12.  As a community-based school, we proudly serve the communities of central Brooklyn in New York City. Our middle school and high school campuses are located in the neighborhoods of Bedford Stuyvesant and Williamsburg, respectively.

Unity’s mission is to empower students as scholars and citizens so they may lead fulfilling academic, personal, and professional lives.  We accomplish our mission through the integration of seven key elements that serve as the backbone of our school’s design.  Collectively, these elements reflect our beliefs on what makes for an exceptional secondary education in today’s world:

  1. A Grades 6-12 College Preparatory Curriculum: a college-preparatory liberal arts and sciences program of study in mathematics, English language arts (ELA), science, and history that fosters in students the desire and capacity to learn independently, think critically, and communicate proficiently so that they are fully prepared to succeed in their postsecondary studies
  2. Excellent Teaching: an enthusiastic faculty of expert educators who are demonstrably successful in promoting student learning, couple high expectations with high support, go above and beyond the call of duty for students as scholars and as citizens, and serve as role models for students as life-long learners and as individuals who take the utmost pride in perfecting their craft
  3. More Time for Learning: an extended day, week, and year that provide approximately 20% more time than the local district average for academic enrichment and extracurricular activities that deepen learning and engagement, accelerate academic growth, and expose students to new pursuits
  4. Intensive and Differentiated Academic Support: customized settings and support provided by caring specialists for remediation and acceleration, including small class sizes, integrated co-teaching, literacy interventions, after-school and weekend tutoring, as well as advanced-level course offerings at our middle school and high school
  5. Ample Enrichment Courses and Extra-Curricular Activities: enrichment courses in the performing arts, visual arts, computer science, and foreign languages, as well as elective clubs, athletic teams, internships, and other “beyond-the-classroom” activities that serve to reinforce what students learn in their core courses, accommodate individual student interests, and develop important professional and citizenship skills through real-world, meaningful application
  6. A Positive and Supportive School Culture: a culture built on a framework of Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) in which compassionate adults explicitly guide students in the following:
    • modeling the behaviors that contribute to a positive and productive learning environment
    • developing socio-emotional skills needed to be successful, including how to manage emotions, reduce stress, make healthy decisions, and learn from one’s mistakes
  7. Active Family and Community Involvement: ample opportunities for family engagement and community service that promotes open communication, meaningful collaboration, and active involvement and service within Unity’s community and beyond

Our Recent Accomplishments: Regardless of where students are academically or otherwise as they enter our school, our focus is on accelerating growth and on cultivating long-term academic and non-academic success.  This focus has reaped impressive results for our students and families in recent years. Among our accomplishments:

  • Our 8th grade students have consistently outperformed their district peers in mathematics and ELA on state exams.
  • Our students who comprise subgroups that are traditionally least effectively served by our education system, including students classified as economically disadvantaged, black, Latino, and students with disabilities, have consistently outperformed their district and state peers on state exams.
  • 78% of our founding 11th graders are presently enrolled in at least one Advanced Placement (AP) course.  This compares favorably with the 33% of NYC graduates who enroll in AP courses during their high school tenure.
  • In holding true to our belief in providing a truly empowering education:
    • 90% of our students participated in an afternoon extra-curricular activity.
    • 80% of our students participated in a formal community service initiative.
    • 90% of students successfully completed their end-of-year Roundtable presentation, a 45-minute oral presentation given to families, Unity faculty, and community members.
    • 100% of high school students completed a full-year course in college and career readiness.

Core Responsibilities: Key responsibilities of Unity’s Learning Specialists include but are not limited to the following:

  • Collaboratively plan a rigorous differentiated and engaging curriculum that caters to the unique talents, needs, and multiple intelligences of students with disabilities
  • Implement Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) in integrated co-teaching (ICT) and/or special education teacher support services (SETSS) settings with a focus on teaching to mastery and/or conceptual understanding
  • Utilize data from formative assessments in the classroom and school-wide interim assessments to adjust instruction on a regular basis
  • Provide additional remediation and acceleration based on formative assessments so that individual students are appropriately challenged according to their zones of proximal development
  • Ensure that classroom time is well-utilized through sound management practices and by developing strong and trusting relationships with students
  • Develop, implement, and/or manage individualized behavioral intervention plans to support students meeting established academic and non-academic goals
  • Actively participate in opportunities to strengthen their own pedagogical skills as well as contribute to the learning of colleagues
  • Serve as the advisor to a group of students to support their academic and non-academic growth and development
  • Contribute to the school’s smooth and efficient operation by fulfilling required administrative duties and responsibilities and maintaining open and proactive communication with colleagues
  • Build strong relationships with families through consistent communication and in following through on commitments

As professionals, all Unity teachers may participate in the school’s innovative teacher-career ladder, which provides a formal and transparent pathway for teachers to:

  • develop their craft and improve as educators through multiple forms of support and training
  • assume titles with commensurate responsibilities while remaining classroom practitioners
  • be generously compensated and formally recognized for their positive contributions to the school. For more information on our unique professional ladder and a teaching career at Unity, visit: http://www.unityprep.org/careers/why-teach-at-unity/

Core Qualifications: An ideal candidate for this position is equipped with:

  • At least two years of formal teaching experience in New York
  • A proven track record in accelerating student growth and mastery
  • A demonstrated capacity to plan rigorous and engaging curricula that align to Common Core standards using the Understanding by Design framework
  • A balance of high expectations and high support, a growth mindset, and an innate joy in working with adolescents
  • Strong interpersonal and classroom/course management skills
  • An openness and responsiveness to constructive feedback and a strong commitment to continuous improvement and professional growth
  • A strong work ethic that features organization, multi-tasking, flexibility, an orientation toward solutions, and a pride in meeting deadlines
  • Expertise in working with diverse populations of students and families, and in differentiating instruction to fully support the needs of diverse learners
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and experience working collaboratively in team settings
  • Approaches the profession with maturity, humility, versatility (i.e., embraces the ambiguity and excitement associated with start-ups), of course, a sense of humor
  • A Master’s Degree and certified in special education in New York

To Apply: If you seek to contribute meaningfully to the development and successful operation of an innovative public school with a strong team of talented educators, please visit http://www.unityprep.org/careers to begin the application process. 

As an equal opportunity employer, Unity Preparatory Charter School of Brooklyn hires without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability.

Chairperson of the High School Mathematics Department for the 2019-20 School Year

START DATE: Preparation for the 2019-20 School Year Begins in the Summer of 2019

Overview of Position: Unity’s Chairperson of High School Mathematics Department plays a leading role in the design and success of the school’s mathematics curriculum, assessment and instruction. This individual directs how curricula are taught and evaluates the degree to which students are learning. She/he collaborates with administration and faculty to shape the course offerings at the middle school and high school levels as Unity expands to a full-sized high school within the coming year.  This, in turn, involves ensuring that Unity’s course offerings in mathematics are:

  • Rigorous, college-preparatory, and aligned with Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS)
  • Vertically aligned from one grade to the next as well as horizontally aligned with Unity’s rich course offerings across each grade level.

In addition, Unity’s HS Math Chairperson coaches teachers in the planning of curricula, the execution of their lessons through frequent classroom visits, and the assessment and analysis of student learning through formative and summative assessments. Finally, this individual models and supports best practices in these areas by teaching a partial load and facilitating regular professional development in the best practices of the teaching of mathematics.

Overview of Unity – Our Model and Approach: Unity Preparatory Charter School of Brooklyn (Unity) is a tuition-free, open-enrollment, independent charter school that offers a progressive education in the liberal arts & sciences to over 600 students in grades 6-12.  As a community-based school, we proudly serve the communities of central Brooklyn in New York City. Our middle school and high school campuses are located in the neighborhoods of Bedford Stuyvesant and Williamsburg, respectively.

Unity’s mission is to empower students as scholars and citizens so they may lead fulfilling academic, personal, and professional lives.  We accomplish our mission through the integration of seven key elements that serve as the backbone of our school’s design.  Collectively, these elements reflect our beliefs on what makes for an exceptional secondary education in today’s world:

  1. A Grades 6-12 College Preparatory Curriculum: a college-preparatory liberal arts and sciences program of study in mathematics, English language arts (ELA), science, and history that fosters in students the desire and capacity to learn independently, think critically, and communicate proficiently so that they are fully prepared to succeed in their postsecondary studies
  2. Excellent Teaching: an enthusiastic faculty of expert educators who are demonstrably successful in promoting student learning, couple high expectations with high support, go above and beyond the call of duty for students as scholars and as citizens, and serve as role models for students as life-long learners and as individuals who take the utmost pride in perfecting their craft
  3. More Time for Learning: an extended day, week, and year that provide approximately 20% more time than the local district average for academic enrichment and extracurricular activities that deepen learning and engagement, accelerate academic growth, and expose students to new pursuits
  4. Intensive and Differentiated Academic Support: customized settings and support provided by caring specialists for remediation and acceleration, including small class sizes, integrated co-teaching, literacy interventions, after-school and weekend tutoring, as well as advanced-level course offerings at our middle school and high school
  5. Ample Enrichment Courses and Extra-Curricular Activities: enrichment courses in the performing arts, visual arts, computer science, and foreign languages, as well as elective clubs, athletic teams, internships, and other “beyond-the-classroom” activities that serve to reinforce what students learn in their core courses, accommodate individual student interests, and develop important professional and citizenship skills through real-world, meaningful application
  6. A Positive and Supportive School Culture: a culture built on a framework of Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) in which compassionate adults explicitly guide students in the following:
    • modeling the behaviors that contribute to a positive and productive learning environment
    • developing socio-emotional skills needed to be successful, including how to manage emotions, reduce stress, make healthy decisions, and learn from one’s mistakes
  7. Active Family and Community Involvement: ample opportunities for family engagement and community service that promotes open communication, meaningful collaboration, and active involvement and service within Unity’s community and beyond

Our Recent Accomplishments: Regardless of where students are academically or otherwise as they enter our school, our focus is on accelerating growth and on cultivating long-term academic and non-academic success.  This focus has reaped impressive results for our students and families in recent years. Among our accomplishments:

  • Our 8th grade students have consistently outperformed their district peers in mathematics and ELA on state exams.
  • Our students who comprise subgroups that are traditionally least effectively served by our education system, including students classified as economically disadvantaged, black, Latino, and students with disabilities, have consistently outperformed their district and state peers on state exams.
  • 78% of our founding 11th graders are presently enrolled in at least one Advanced Placement (AP) course.  This compares favorably with the 33% of NYC graduates who enroll in AP courses during their high school tenure.
  • In holding true to our belief in providing a truly empowering education:
    • 90% of our students participated in an afternoon extra-curricular activity.
    • 80% of our students participated in a formal community service initiative.
    • 90% of students successfully completed their end-of-year Roundtable presentation, a 45-minute oral presentation given to families, Unity faculty, and community members.
    • 100% of high school students completed a full-year course in college and career readiness.

Core Responsibilities: Key responsibilities of Unity’s Chairperson of the High School Mathematics Department include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Leadership/Administration
    • Works with school leadership to establish clear and measurable goals and benchmarks for student learning
    • Serves on the school’s instructional coaching team to foster coherence and build capacity among teachers of all disciplines
    • Fosters collaboration, trust, and clear communication among members of the mathematics department
    • Works with school leadership in conducting the annual performance review of teachers
    • Leads in recruiting, interviewing, hiring and onboarding talented mathematics teachers
  2. Curriculum Development and Planning
    • Collaborates with other instructional coaches and faculty to develop horizontally and vertically aligned secondary-level mathematics curricula that reflect the Understanding by Design framework
    • Provides clear and actionable feedback to teachers on unit plans, lesson plans, and assessments
    • Oversees the maintenance and archiving of curricula and resources
    • Identifies and incorporates high-leverage curricular resources
  3. Instructional Coaching
    • Provides instructional coaching, including facilitating lesson pre-conferences and debriefs, to develop coherent, consistent, and high-level practices in the teaching of mathematics
    • Conducts video-based lesson analyses and lesson studies within the mathematics department that enhance teachers’ instructional practices
    • Oversees peer observations and feedback loops among teachers that foster collaboration and peer-to-peer learning
  4. Assessments and Analysis
    • Oversees the development and administration of diagnostic, interim, formative and summative assessments to ensure high-quality and purposeful assessment practices
    • Collects, analyzes, and acts on student learning data in collaboration with other instructional coaches and faculty to identify opportunities for acceleration and remediation
    • Ensures that the grading practices are consistent, rigorous, and representative of students’ demonstrated capacities across departments
    • Leads in devising targeted, impactful academic interventions based on interim assessments and supports teachers in administering such interventions
    • Manages the preparation for and administration of the state mathematics exams, including Regents exams
  5. Professional Development
    • Serves on the school’s Instructional Leadership Team to plan and develop high-impact, school-wide professional development
    • Develops and facilitates content-level professional development to ensure full implementation of instructional initiatives across all classrooms
    • Participates in workshops and conferences that directly enhance the level of mathematics  instruction within the school
  6. Supplies and Materials
    • Ensures that every classroom has all the instructional materials needed, including manipulatives, textbooks and reference materials
    • Assists with the beginning-of-year and end-of-year inventory and ordering process for all mathematics materials

As professionals, all Unity teachers may participate in the school’s innovative teacher-career ladder, which provides a formal and transparent pathway for teachers to:

  • develop their craft and improve as educators through multiple forms of support and training
  • assume titles with commensurate responsibilities while remaining classroom practitioners
  • be generously compensated and formally recognized for their positive contributions to the school. For more information on our unique professional ladder and a teaching career at Unity, visit: http://www.unityprep.org/careers/why-teach-at-unity/

Core Qualifications: An ideal candidate for this position is equipped with:

  • At least four years of formal teaching experience in the mathematics in which a proven track record of promoting student learning in the classroom can be demonstrated
  • A strong work ethic that features organization, multi-tasking, flexibility, an orientation toward solutions, and a pride in meeting deadlines
  • Expertise in working with diverse populations of students and families, and in differentiating instruction to fully support the needs of diverse learners
  • A balance of high expectations and high support, a growth mindset, and an innate joy in working with adolescents
  • A demonstrated capacity to plan rigorous and engaging mathematics curricula that align to Common Core standards using the Understanding by Design framework
  • A keen interest in and knowledge of mathematics  content and learning theory, current educational trends, blended learning practices, methods, research, and technology, and program planning and implementation
  • Strong data analytical skills to inform planning, instructional, and assessment decisions
  • A demonstrated effectiveness in promoting adult learning as a mentor, instructional coach, or professional developer of mathematics teachers
  • A propensity to prioritize, strategically plan, and multi-task
  • A demonstrated openness and responsiveness to both receive and provide constructive feedback and a strong commitment to continuous improvement and professional growth
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and aptitude for working collaboratively in team settings and following through on commitments
  • A Master’s Degree and teacher certification
  • Approaches the profession with maturity, humility, versatility (i.e., embraces the ambiguity and excitement associated with start-ups), and possesses a solutions-mindedness with a strong work ethic, and, of course, a sense of humor

To Apply: If you seek to contribute meaningfully to the development and successful operation of an innovative public school with a strong team of talented educators, please visit http://www.unityprep.org/careers to begin the application process.  

As an equal opportunity employer, Unity Preparatory Charter School of Brooklyn hires without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability.

High School Mathematics Learning Specialist for the 2019-20 School Year

START DATE: Preparation for the 2019-20 School Year Begins in the Summer of 2019

Overview of Position: A strong and dedicated faculty is paramount to best serving our students and families and to establishing Unity as an exemplary school. Most critically, our faculty equip students with the knowledge and skills needed, including the desire and capacity to learn independently, think critically, and communicate proficiently, to experience secondary and postsecondary success.  Our Learning Specialists are essential to our success as a faculty and school. They use their expertise in Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles and effective methods for differentiation to make sure the curriculum and instruction reflect the unique talents, needs, and multiple intelligences of our students with disabilities. Our learning specialists value developing strong partnerships with students and families to ensure students are on the path towards becoming empowered, critical, and engaged members of their school, their community, and the world at large.

Overview of Unity – Our Model and Approach: Unity Preparatory Charter School of Brooklyn (Unity) is a tuition-free, open-enrollment, independent charter school that offers a progressive education in the liberal arts & sciences to over 600 students in grades 6-12.  As a community-based school, we proudly serve the communities of central Brooklyn in New York City. Our middle school and high school campuses are located in the neighborhoods of Bedford Stuyvesant and Williamsburg, respectively.

Unity’s mission is to empower students as scholars and citizens so they may lead fulfilling academic, personal, and professional lives.  We accomplish our mission through the integration of seven key elements that serve as the backbone of our school’s design.  Collectively, these elements reflect our beliefs on what makes for an exceptional secondary education in today’s world:

  1. A Grades 6-12 College Preparatory Curriculum: a college-preparatory liberal arts and sciences program of study in mathematics, English language arts (ELA), science, and history that fosters in students the desire and capacity to learn independently, think critically, and communicate proficiently so that they are fully prepared to succeed in their postsecondary studies
  2. Excellent Teaching: an enthusiastic faculty of expert educators who are demonstrably successful in promoting student learning, couple high expectations with high support, go above and beyond the call of duty for students as scholars and as citizens, and serve as role models for students as life-long learners and as individuals who take the utmost pride in perfecting their craft
  3. More Time for Learning: an extended day, week, and year that provide approximately 20% more time than the local district average for academic enrichment and extracurricular activities that deepen learning and engagement, accelerate academic growth, and expose students to new pursuits
  4. Intensive and Differentiated Academic Support: customized settings and support provided by caring specialists for remediation and acceleration, including small class sizes, integrated co-teaching, literacy interventions, after-school and weekend tutoring, as well as advanced-level course offerings at our middle school and high school
  5. Ample Enrichment Courses and Extra-Curricular Activities: enrichment courses in the performing arts, visual arts, computer science, and foreign languages, as well as elective clubs, athletic teams, internships, and other “beyond-the-classroom” activities that serve to reinforce what students learn in their core courses, accommodate individual student interests, and develop important professional and citizenship skills through real-world, meaningful application
  6. A Positive and Supportive School Culture: a culture built on a framework of Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) in which compassionate adults explicitly guide students in the following:
    • modeling the behaviors that contribute to a positive and productive learning environment
    • developing socio-emotional skills needed to be successful, including how to manage emotions, reduce stress, make healthy decisions, and learn from one’s mistakes
  7. Active Family and Community Involvement: ample opportunities for family engagement and community service that promotes open communication, meaningful collaboration, and active involvement and service within Unity’s community and beyond

Our Recent Accomplishments: Regardless of where students are academically or otherwise as they enter our school, our focus is on accelerating growth and on cultivating long-term academic and non-academic success.  This focus has reaped impressive results for our students and families in recent years. Among our accomplishments:

  • Our 8th grade students have consistently outperformed their district peers in mathematics and ELA on state exams.
  • Our students who comprise subgroups that are traditionally least effectively served by our education system, including students classified as economically disadvantaged, black, Latino, and students with disabilities, have consistently outperformed their district and state peers on state exams.
  • 78% of our founding 11th graders are presently enrolled in at least one Advanced Placement (AP) course.  This compares favorably with the 33% of NYC graduates who enroll in AP courses during their high school tenure.
  • In holding true to our belief in providing a truly empowering education:
    • 90% of our students participated in an afternoon extra-curricular activity.
    • 80% of our students participated in a formal community service initiative.
    • 90% of students successfully completed their end-of-year Roundtable presentation, a 45-minute oral presentation given to families, Unity faculty, and community members.
    • 100% of high school students completed a full-year course in college and career readiness.

Core Responsibilities: Key responsibilities of Unity’s Learning Specialists include but are not limited to the following:

  • Collaboratively plan a rigorous differentiated and engaging curriculum that caters to the unique talents, needs, and multiple intelligences of students with disabilities
  • Implement Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) in integrated co-teaching (ICT) and/or special education teacher support services (SETSS) settings with a focus on teaching to mastery and/or conceptual understanding
  • Utilize data from formative assessments in the classroom and school-wide interim assessments to adjust instruction on a regular basis
  • Provide additional remediation and acceleration based on formative assessments so that individual students are appropriately challenged according to their zones of proximal development
  • Ensure that classroom time is well-utilized through sound management practices and by developing strong and trusting relationships with students
  • Develop, implement, and/or manage individualized behavioral intervention plans to support students meeting established academic and non-academic goals
  • Actively participate in opportunities to strengthen their own pedagogical skills as well as contribute to the learning of colleagues
  • Serve as the advisor to a group of students to support their academic and non-academic growth and development
  • Contribute to the school’s smooth and efficient operation by fulfilling required administrative duties and responsibilities and maintaining open and proactive communication with colleagues
  • Build strong relationships with families through consistent communication and in following through on commitments

As professionals, all Unity teachers may participate in the school’s innovative teacher-career ladder, which provides a formal and transparent pathway for teachers to:

  • develop their craft and improve as educators through multiple forms of support and training
  • assume titles with commensurate responsibilities while remaining classroom practitioners
  • be generously compensated and formally recognized for their positive contributions to the school. For more information on our unique professional ladder and a teaching career at Unity, visit: http://www.unityprep.org/careers/why-teach-at-unity/

Core Qualifications: An ideal candidate for this position is equipped with:

  • At least two years of formal teaching experience in New York
  • A proven track record in accelerating student growth and mastery
  • A demonstrated capacity to plan rigorous and engaging curricula that align to Common Core standards using the Understanding by Design framework
  • A balance of high expectations and high support, a growth mindset, and an innate joy in working with adolescents
  • Strong interpersonal and classroom/course management skills
  • An openness and responsiveness to constructive feedback and a strong commitment to continuous improvement and professional growth
  • A strong work ethic that features organization, multi-tasking, flexibility, an orientation toward solutions, and a pride in meeting deadlines
  • Expertise in working with diverse populations of students and families, and in differentiating instruction to fully support the needs of diverse learners
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and experience working collaboratively in team settings
  • Approaches the profession with maturity, humility, versatility (i.e., embraces the ambiguity and excitement associated with start-ups), of course, a sense of humor
  • A Master’s Degree and certified in special education in New York

To Apply: If you seek to contribute meaningfully to the development and successful operation of an innovative public school with a strong team of talented educators, please visit http://www.unityprep.org/careers to begin the application process.  

As an equal opportunity employer, Unity Preparatory Charter School of Brooklyn hires without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability.

High School Pre-Advanced Placement (Pre-AP) World History Teacher for the 2019-20 School Year

START DATE: Preparation for the 2019-20 School Year Begins in the Summer of 2019

Overview of Position: A strong and dedicated faculty is paramount to best serving our students and families and to establishing Unity as an exemplary school. Most critically, our faculty equip students with the knowledge and skills needed, including the desire and capacity to learn independently, think critically, and communicate proficiently, to experience secondary and postsecondary success.  Our History Teachers have the privilege and responsibility of delivering on these outcomes as they advance students’ knowledge and skills as burgeoning historians.

Overview of Unity – Our Model and Approach: Unity Preparatory Charter School of Brooklyn (Unity) is a tuition-free, open-enrollment, independent charter school that offers a progressive education in the liberal arts & sciences to over 600 students in grades 6-12.  As a community-based school, we proudly serve the communities of central Brooklyn in New York City. Our middle school and high school campuses are located in the neighborhoods of Bedford Stuyvesant and Williamsburg, respectively.

Unity’s mission is to empower students as scholars and citizens so they may lead fulfilling academic, personal, and professional lives.  We accomplish our mission through the integration of seven key elements that serve as the backbone of our school’s design.  Collectively, these elements reflect our beliefs on what makes for an exceptional secondary education in today’s world:

  1. A Grades 6-12 College Preparatory Curriculum: a college-preparatory liberal arts and sciences program of study in mathematics, English language arts (ELA), science, and history that fosters in students the desire and capacity to learn independently, think critically, and communicate proficiently so that they are fully prepared to succeed in their postsecondary studies
  2. Excellent Teaching: an enthusiastic faculty of expert educators who are demonstrably successful in promoting student learning, couple high expectations with high support, go above and beyond the call of duty for students as scholars and as citizens, and serve as role models for students as life-long learners and as individuals who take the utmost pride in perfecting their craft
  3. More Time for Learning: an extended day, week, and year that provide approximately 20% more time than the local district average for academic enrichment and extracurricular activities that deepen learning and engagement, accelerate academic growth, and expose students to new pursuits
  4. Intensive and Differentiated Academic Support: customized settings and support provided by caring specialists for remediation and acceleration, including small class sizes, integrated co-teaching, literacy interventions, after-school and weekend tutoring, as well as advanced-level course offerings at our middle school and high school
  5. Ample Enrichment Courses and Extra-Curricular Activities: enrichment courses in the performing arts, visual arts, computer science, and foreign languages, as well as elective clubs, athletic teams, internships, and other “beyond-the-classroom” activities that serve to reinforce what students learn in their core courses, accommodate individual student interests, and develop important professional and citizenship skills through real-world, meaningful application
  6. A Positive and Supportive School Culture: a culture built on a framework of Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) in which compassionate adults explicitly guide students in the following:
    • modeling the behaviors that contribute to a positive and productive learning environment
    • developing socio-emotional skills needed to be successful, including how to manage emotions, reduce stress, make healthy decisions, and learn from one’s mistakes
  7. Active Family and Community Involvement: ample opportunities for family engagement and community service that promotes open communication, meaningful collaboration, and active involvement and service within Unity’s community and beyond

Our Recent Accomplishments: Regardless of where students are academically or otherwise as they enter our school, our focus is on accelerating growth and on cultivating long-term academic and non-academic success.  This focus has reaped impressive results for our students and families in recent years. Among our accomplishments:

  • Our 8th grade students have consistently outperformed their district peers in mathematics and ELA on state exams.
  • Our students who comprise subgroups that are traditionally least effectively served by our education system, including students classified as economically disadvantaged, black, Latino, and students with disabilities, have consistently outperformed their district and state peers on state exams.
  • 78% of our founding 11th graders are presently enrolled in at least one Advanced Placement (AP) course.  This compares favorably with the 33% of NYC graduates who enroll in AP courses during their high school tenure.
  • In holding true to our belief in providing a truly empowering education:
    • 90% of our students participated in an afternoon extra-curricular activity.
    • 80% of our students participated in a formal community service initiative.
    • 90% of students successfully completed their end-of-year Roundtable presentation, a 45-minute oral presentation given to families, Unity faculty, and community members.
    • 100% of high school students completed a full-year course in college and career readiness.

Core Responsibilities: Key responsibilities of Unity’s History Teachers include but are not limited to the following:

  • Plan a rigorous and engaging curricula that caters to the unique physical talents, needs, and multiple intelligences of students
  • Collaborate in the planning and implementation of a rigorous and engaging curricula that cater to the unique physical talents, needs, and multiple intelligences of students
  • Execute specially designed lesson plans that are guided by clear objectives, focus on conceptual understanding, and that are assessed routinely for student mastery
  • Provide remediation and acceleration based on formative and summative assessments so that individual students are appropriately challenged according to their zones of proximal development
  • Collaborate with colleagues to create, implement, and refine schoolwide and classroom-based systems, routines, and procedures
  • Ensure that classroom time is utilized through sound management practices and by developing strong and trusting relationships with students
  • Develop, implement, and/or manage individualized behavioral intervention plans to support students meeting established academic and non-academic goals
  • Actively participate in opportunities to strengthen their own pedagogical skills as well as contribute to the learning of colleagues
  • Contribute to the school’s smooth and efficient operation by fulfilling required administrative duties and responsibilities and maintaining open and proactive communication with colleagues
  • Build strong relationships with students and families as an Advisor and through consistent communication and in following through on commitments

As professionals, all Unity teachers may participate in the school’s innovative teacher-career ladder, which provides a formal and transparent pathway for teachers to:

  • develop their craft and improve as educators through multiple forms of support and training
  • assume titles with commensurate responsibilities while remaining classroom practitioners
  • be generously compensated and formally recognized for their positive contributions to the school. For more information on our unique professional ladder and a teaching career at Unity, visit: http://www.unityprep.org/careers/why-teach-at-unity/

Core Qualifications: An ideal candidate for this position is equipped with:

  • At least two years of formal teaching experience in New York
  • A proven track record in accelerating student growth and mastery
  • A demonstrated capacity to plan rigorous and engaging curricula that align to Common Core standards using the Understanding by Design framework
  • A balance of high expectations and high support, a growth mindset, and an innate joy in working with adolescents
  • Strong interpersonal and classroom/course management skills
  • An openness and responsiveness to constructive feedback and a strong commitment to continuous improvement and professional growth
  • A strong work ethic that features organization, multi-tasking, flexibility, an orientation toward solutions, and a pride in meeting deadlines
  • Expertise in working with diverse populations of students and families, and in differentiating instruction to fully support the needs of diverse learners
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and experience working collaboratively in team settings
  • Approaches the profession with maturity, humility, versatility (i.e., embraces the ambiguity and excitement associated with start-ups), of course, a sense of humor
  • A Master’s Degree and certified as a teacher in New York

To Apply: If you seek to contribute meaningfully to the development and successful operation of an innovative public school with a strong team of talented educators, please visit http://www.unityprep.org/careers to begin the application process.  

As an equal opportunity employer, Unity Preparatory Charter School of Brooklyn hires without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability.

High School English Language Arts Learning Specialist for the 2019-20 School Year

START DATE: Preparation for the 2019-20 School Year Begins in the Summer of 2019

Overview of Position: A strong and dedicated faculty is paramount to best serving our students and families and to establishing Unity as an exemplary school. Most critically, our faculty equip students with the knowledge and skills needed, including the desire and capacity to learn independently, think critically, and communicate proficiently, to experience secondary and postsecondary success.  Our Learning Specialists are essential to our success as a faculty and school. They use their expertise in Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles and effective methods for differentiation to make sure the curriculum and instruction reflect the unique talents, needs, and multiple intelligences of our students with disabilities. Our learning specialists value developing strong partnerships with students and families to ensure students are on the path towards becoming empowered, critical, and engaged members of their school, their community, and the world at large.

Overview of Unity – Our Model and Approach: Unity Preparatory Charter School of Brooklyn (Unity) is a tuition-free, open-enrollment, independent charter school that offers a progressive education in the liberal arts & sciences to over 600 students in grades 6-12. As a community-based school, we proudly serve the communities of central Brooklyn in New York City. Our middle school and high school campuses are located in the neighborhoods of Bedford Stuyvesant and Williamsburg, respectively.

Unity’s mission is to empower students as scholars and citizens so they may lead fulfilling academic, personal, and professional lives. We accomplish our mission through the integration of seven key elements that serve as the backbone of our school’s design. Collectively, these elements reflect our beliefs on what makes for an exceptional secondary education in today’s world:

  1. A Grades 6-12 College Preparatory Curriculum:​ a college-preparatory liberal arts and sciences program of study in mathematics, English language arts (ELA), science, and history that fosters in students the desire and capacity to learn independently, think critically, and communicate proficiently so that they are fully prepared to succeed in their postsecondary studies
  2. Excellent Teaching:​ ​​an enthusiastic faculty of expert educators who are demonstrably successful in promoting student learning, couple high expectations with high support, go above and beyond the call of duty for students as scholars and as citizens, and serve as role models for students as life-long learners and as individuals who take the utmost pride in perfecting their craft
  3. More Time for Learning:​ ​​an extended day, week, and year that provide approximately 20% more time than the local district average for academic enrichment and extracurricular activities that deepen learning and engagement, accelerate academic growth, and expose students to new pursuits
  4. Intensive and Differentiated Academic Support:​ customized settings and support provided by caring specialists for remediation and acceleration, including small class sizes, integrated co-teaching, literacy interventions, after-school and weekend tutoring, as well as advanced-level course offerings at our middle school and high school
  5. Ample Enrichment Courses and Extra-Curricular Activities:​ enrichment courses in the performing arts, visual arts, computer science, and foreign languages, as well as elective clubs, athletic teams, internships, and other “beyond-the-classroom” activities that serve to reinforce what students learn in their core courses, accommodate individual student interests, and develop important professional and citizenship skills through real-world, meaningful application
  6. A Positive and Supportive School Culture:​ ​​a culture built on a framework of Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) in which compassionate adults explicitly guide students in the following:
    • modeling the behaviors that contribute to a positive and productive learning environment
    • developing socio-emotional skills needed to be successful, including how to manage emotions, reduce stress, make healthy decisions, and learn from one’s mistakes
  1. Active Family and Community Involvement: ample opportunities for family engagement and community service that promotes open communication, meaningful collaboration, and active involvement and service within Unity’s community and beyond

Our Recent Accomplishments: Regardless of where students are academically or otherwise as they enter our school, our focus is on accelerating growth and on cultivating long-term academic and non-academic success. This focus has reaped impressive results for our students and families in recent years. Among our accomplishments:

  • Our 8th grade students have consistently outperformed their district peers in mathematics and ELA on state exams.
  • Our students who comprise subgroups that are traditionally least effectively served by our education system, including students classified as economically disadvantaged, black, Latino, and students with disabilities, have consistently outperformed their district and state peers on state exams.
  • 78% of our founding 11th graders are presently enrolled in at least one Advanced Placement (AP) course. This compares favorably with the 33% of NYC graduates who enroll in AP courses during their high school tenure.
  • In holding true to our belief in providing a truly empowering education:
    • 90% of our students participated in an afternoon extra-curricular activity.
    • 80% of our students participated in a formal community service initiative.
    • 90% of students successfully completed their end-of-year Roundtable presentation, a 45-minute oral presentation given to families, Unity faculty, and community members.
    • 100% of high school students completed a full-year course in college and career readiness.

Core Responsibilities: Key responsibilities of Unity’s Learning Specialists include but are not limited to the following:

  • Collaboratively plan a rigorous differentiated and engaging curriculum that caters to the unique talents, needs, and multiple intelligences of students with disabilities
  • Implement Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) in integrated co-teaching (ICT) and/or special education teacher support services (SETSS) settings with a focus on teaching to mastery and/or conceptual understanding
  • Utilize data from formative assessments in the classroom and school-wide interim assessments to adjust instruction on a regular basis
  • Provide additional remediation and acceleration based on formative assessments so that individual students are appropriately challenged according to their zones of proximal development
  • Ensure that classroom time is well-utilized through sound management practices and by developing strong and trusting relationships with students
  • Develop, implement, and/or manage individualized behavioral intervention plans to support students meeting established academic and non-academic goals
  • Actively participate in opportunities to strengthen their own pedagogical skills as well as contribute to the learning of colleagues
  • Serve as the advisor to a group of students to support their academic and non-academic growth and development
  • Contribute to the school’s smooth and efficient operation by fulfilling required administrative duties and responsibilities and maintaining open and proactive communication with colleagues
  • Build strong relationships with families through consistent communication and in following through on commitments

As professionals, all Unity teachers may participate in the school’s innovative teacher-career ladder, which provides a formal and transparent pathway for teachers to:

  • develop their craft and improve as educators through multiple forms of support and training
  • assume titles with commensurate responsibilities while remaining classroom practitioners
  • be generously compensated and formally recognized for their positive contributions to the school. For more information on our unique professional ladder and a teaching career at Unity, visit: http://www.unityprep.org/careers/why-teach-at-unity/

Core Qualifications: An ideal candidate for this position is equipped with:

  • At least two years of formal teaching experience in New York
  • A proven track record in accelerating student growth and mastery
  • A demonstrated capacity to plan rigorous and engaging curricula that align to Common Core standards using the Understanding by Design framework
  • A balance of high expectations and high support, a growth mindset, and an innate joy in working with adolescents
  • Strong interpersonal and classroom/course management skills
  • An openness and responsiveness to constructive feedback and a strong commitment to continuous improvement and professional growth
  • A strong work ethic that features organization, multi-tasking, flexibility, an orientation toward solutions, and a pride in meeting deadlines
  • Expertise in working with diverse populations of students and families, and in differentiating instruction to fully support the needs of diverse learners
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and experience working collaboratively in team settings
  • Approaches the profession with maturity, humility, versatility (i.e., embraces the ambiguity and excitement associated with start-ups), of course, a sense of humor
  • A Master’s Degree and certified in special education in New York

To Apply: If you seek to contribute meaningfully to the development and successful operation of an innovative public school with a strong team of talented educators, please visit http://www.unityprep.org/careers to begin the application process.

As an equal opportunity employer, Unity Preparatory Charter School of Brooklyn hires without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability.

High School Advanced Mathematics Teacher (Algebra II and beyond) for the 2019-20 School Year

START DATE: Preparation for the 2019-20 School Year Begins in the Summer of 2019

Overview of Position: A strong and dedicated faculty is paramount to best serving our students and families and to establishing Unity as an exemplary school. Most critically, our faculty equip students with the knowledge and skills needed, including the desire and capacity to learn independently, think critically, and communicate proficiently, to experience secondary and postsecondary success.  Our History Teachers have the privilege and responsibility of delivering on these outcomes as they advance students’ knowledge and skills as burgeoning mathematicians.

Overview of Unity – Our Model and Approach: Unity Preparatory Charter School of Brooklyn (Unity) is a tuition-free, open-enrollment, independent charter school that offers a progressive education in the liberal arts & sciences to over 600 students in grades 6-12. As a community-based school, we proudly serve the communities of central Brooklyn in New York City. Our middle school and high school campuses are located in the neighborhoods of Bedford Stuyvesant and Williamsburg, respectively.

Unity’s mission is to empower students as scholars and citizens so they may lead fulfilling academic, personal, and professional lives. We accomplish our mission through the integration of seven key elements that serve as the backbone of our school’s design. Collectively, these elements reflect our beliefs on what makes for an exceptional secondary education in today’s world:

  1. A Grades 6-12 College Preparatory Curriculum:​ a college-preparatory liberal arts and sciences program of study in mathematics, English language arts (ELA), science, and history that fosters in students the desire and capacity to learn independently, think critically, and communicate proficiently so that they are fully prepared to succeed in their postsecondary studies
  2. Excellent Teaching:​ ​​an enthusiastic faculty of expert educators who are demonstrably successful in promoting student learning, couple high expectations with high support, go above and beyond the call of duty for students as scholars and as citizens, and serve as role models for students as life-long learners and as individuals who take the utmost pride in perfecting their craft
  3. More Time for Learning:​ ​​an extended day, week, and year that provide approximately 20% more time than the local district average for academic enrichment and extracurricular activities that deepen learning and engagement, accelerate academic growth, and expose students to new pursuits
  4. Intensive and Differentiated Academic Support:​ customized settings and support provided by caring specialists for remediation and acceleration, including small class sizes, integrated co-teaching, literacy interventions, after-school and weekend tutoring, as well as advanced-level course offerings at our middle school and high school
  5. Ample Enrichment Courses and Extra-Curricular Activities:​ enrichment courses in the performing arts, visual arts, computer science, and foreign languages, as well as elective clubs, athletic teams, internships, and other “beyond-the-classroom” activities that serve to reinforce what students learn in their core courses, accommodate individual student interests, and develop important professional and citizenship skills through real-world, meaningful application
  6. A Positive and Supportive School Culture:​ ​​a culture built on a framework of Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) in which compassionate adults explicitly guide students in the following:
    • modeling the behaviors that contribute to a positive and productive learning environment
    • developing socio-emotional skills needed to be successful, including how to manage emotions, reduce stress, make healthy decisions, and learn from one’s mistakes
  1. Active Family and Community Involvement: ample opportunities for family engagement and community service that promotes open communication, meaningful collaboration, and active involvement and service within Unity’s community and beyond

Our Recent Accomplishments: Regardless of where students are academically or otherwise as they enter our school, our focus is on accelerating growth and on cultivating long-term academic and non-academic success. This focus has reaped impressive results for our students and families in recent years. Among our accomplishments:

  • Our 8th grade students have consistently outperformed their district peers in mathematics and ELA on state exams.
  • Our students who comprise subgroups that are traditionally least effectively served by our education system, including students classified as economically disadvantaged, black, Latino, and students with disabilities, have consistently outperformed their district and state peers on state exams.
  • 78% of our founding 11th graders are presently enrolled in at least one Advanced Placement (AP) course. This compares favorably with the 33% of NYC graduates who enroll in AP courses during their high school tenure.
  • In holding true to our belief in providing a truly empowering education:
    • 90% of our students participated in an afternoon extra-curricular activity.
    • 80% of our students participated in a formal community service initiative.
    • 90% of students successfully completed their end-of-year Roundtable presentation, a 45-minute oral presentation given to families, Unity faculty, and community members.
    • 100% of high school students completed a full-year course in college and career readiness.

Core Responsibilities: Key responsibilities of Unity’s Mathematics Teachers include but are not limited to the following:

  • Plan a rigorous and engaging curricula that caters to the unique physical talents, needs, and multiple intelligences of students
  • Collaborate in the planning and implementation of a rigorous and engaging curricula that cater to the unique physical talents, needs, and multiple intelligences of students
  • Execute specially designed lesson plans that are guided by clear objectives, focus on conceptual understanding, and that are assessed routinely for student mastery
  • Provide remediation and acceleration based on formative and summative assessments so that individual students are appropriately challenged according to their zones of proximal development
  • Collaborate with colleagues to create, implement, and refine schoolwide and classroom-based systems, routines, and procedures
  • Ensure that classroom time is utilized through sound management practices and by developing strong and trusting relationships with students
  • Develop, implement, and/or manage individualized behavioral intervention plans to support students meeting established academic and non-academic goals
  • Actively participate in opportunities to strengthen their own pedagogical skills as well as contribute to the learning of colleagues
  • Contribute to the school’s smooth and efficient operation by fulfilling required administrative duties and responsibilities and maintaining open and proactive communication with colleagues
  • Build strong relationships with students and families as an Advisor and through consistent communication and in following through on commitments

As professionals, all Unity teachers may participate in the school’s innovative teacher-career ladder, which provides a formal and transparent pathway for teachers to:

  • develop their craft and improve as educators through multiple forms of support and training
  • assume titles with commensurate responsibilities while remaining classroom practitioners
  • be generously compensated and formally recognized for their positive contributions to the school. For more information on our unique professional ladder and a teaching career at Unity, visit: http://www.unityprep.org/careers/why-teach-at-unity/

Core Qualifications: An ideal candidate for this position is equipped with:

  • At least two years of formal teaching experience in New York
  • A proven track record in accelerating student growth and mastery
  • A demonstrated capacity to plan rigorous and engaging curricula that align to Common Core standards using the Understanding by Design framework
  • A balance of high expectations and high support, a growth mindset, and an innate joy in working with adolescents
  • Strong interpersonal and classroom/course management skills
  • An openness and responsiveness to constructive feedback and a strong commitment to continuous improvement and professional growth
  • A strong work ethic that features organization, multi-tasking, flexibility, an orientation toward solutions, and a pride in meeting deadlines
  • Expertise in working with diverse populations of students and families, and in differentiating instruction to fully support the needs of diverse learners
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and experience working collaboratively in team settings
  • Approaches the profession with maturity, humility, versatility (i.e., embraces the ambiguity and excitement associated with start-ups), of course, a sense of humor
  • A Master’s Degree and certified as a teacher in New York

To Apply: If you seek to contribute meaningfully to the development and successful operation of an innovative public school with a strong team of talented educators, please visit http://www.unityprep.org/careers to begin the application process.

As an equal opportunity employer, Unity Preparatory Charter School of Brooklyn hires without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability.

High School Spanish Teacher for the 2019-20 School Year

START DATE: Preparation for the 2019-20 School Year Begins in the Summer of 2019

Overview of Position: A strong and dedicated faculty is paramount to best serving our students and families and to establishing Unity as an exemplary school. Most critically, our faculty equip students with the knowledge and skills needed, including the desire and capacity to learn independently, think critically, and communicate proficiently, to experience secondary and postsecondary success.  Our Spanish Teachers have the privilege and responsibility of delivering on these outcomes as they advance students’ knowledge and skills as burgeoning bilinguals.

Overview of Unity – Our Model and Approach: Unity Preparatory Charter School of Brooklyn (Unity) is a tuition-free, open-enrollment, independent charter school that offers a progressive education in the liberal arts & sciences to over 600 students in grades 6-12. As a community-based school, we proudly serve the communities of central Brooklyn in New York City. Our middle school and high school campuses are located in the neighborhoods of Bedford Stuyvesant and Williamsburg, respectively.

Unity’s mission is to empower students as scholars and citizens so they may lead fulfilling academic, personal, and professional lives. We accomplish our mission through the integration of seven key elements that serve as the backbone of our school’s design. Collectively, these elements reflect our beliefs on what makes for an exceptional secondary education in today’s world:

  1. A Grades 6-12 College Preparatory Curriculum:​ a college-preparatory liberal arts and sciences program of study in mathematics, English language arts (ELA), science, and history that fosters in students the desire and capacity to learn independently, think critically, and communicate proficiently so that they are fully prepared to succeed in their postsecondary studies
  2. Excellent Teaching:​ ​​an enthusiastic faculty of expert educators who are demonstrably successful in promoting student learning, couple high expectations with high support, go above and beyond the call of duty for students as scholars and as citizens, and serve as role models for students as life-long learners and as individuals who take the utmost pride in perfecting their craft
  3. More Time for Learning:​ ​​an extended day, week, and year that provide approximately 20% more time than the local district average for academic enrichment and extracurricular activities that deepen learning and engagement, accelerate academic growth, and expose students to new pursuits
  4. Intensive and Differentiated Academic Support:​ customized settings and support provided by caring specialists for remediation and acceleration, including small class sizes, integrated co-teaching, literacy interventions, after-school and weekend tutoring, as well as advanced-level course offerings at our middle school and high school
  5. Ample Enrichment Courses and Extra-Curricular Activities:​ enrichment courses in the performing arts, visual arts, computer science, and foreign languages, as well as elective clubs, athletic teams, internships, and other “beyond-the-classroom” activities that serve to reinforce what students learn in their core courses, accommodate individual student interests, and develop important professional and citizenship skills through real-world, meaningful application
  6. A Positive and Supportive School Culture:​ ​​a culture built on a framework of Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) in which compassionate adults explicitly guide students in the following:
    • modeling the behaviors that contribute to a positive and productive learning environment
    • developing socio-emotional skills needed to be successful, including how to manage emotions, reduce stress, make healthy decisions, and learn from one’s mistakes
  1. Active Family and Community Involvement: ample opportunities for family engagement and community service that promotes open communication, meaningful collaboration, and active involvement and service within Unity’s community and beyond

Our Recent Accomplishments: Regardless of where students are academically or otherwise as they enter our school, our focus is on accelerating growth and on cultivating long-term academic and non-academic success. This focus has reaped impressive results for our students and families in recent years. Among our accomplishments:

  • Our 8th grade students have consistently outperformed their district peers in mathematics and ELA on state exams.
  • Our students who comprise subgroups that are traditionally least effectively served by our education system, including students classified as economically disadvantaged, black, Latino, and students with disabilities, have consistently outperformed their district and state peers on state exams.
  • 78% of our founding 11th graders are presently enrolled in at least one Advanced Placement (AP) course. This compares favorably with the 33% of NYC graduates who enroll in AP courses during their high school tenure.
  • In holding true to our belief in providing a truly empowering education:
    • 90% of our students participated in an afternoon extra-curricular activity.
    • 80% of our students participated in a formal community service initiative.
    • 90% of students successfully completed their end-of-year Roundtable presentation, a 45-minute oral presentation given to families, Unity faculty, and community members.
    • 100% of high school students completed a full-year course in college and career readiness.

Core Responsibilities: Key responsibilities of Unity’s Spanish Teachers include but are not limited to the following:

  • Plan a rigorous and engaging curricula that caters to the unique physical talents, needs, and multiple intelligences of students
  • Collaborate in the planning and implementation of a rigorous and engaging curricula that cater to the unique physical talents, needs, and multiple intelligences of students
  • Execute specially designed lesson plans that are guided by clear objectives, focus on conceptual understanding, and that are assessed routinely for student mastery
  • Provide remediation and acceleration based on formative and summative assessments so that individual students are appropriately challenged according to their zones of proximal development
  • Collaborate with colleagues to create, implement, and refine schoolwide and classroom-based systems, routines, and procedures
  • Ensure that classroom time is utilized through sound management practices and by developing strong and trusting relationships with students
  • Develop, implement, and/or manage individualized behavioral intervention plans to support students meeting established academic and non-academic goals
  • Actively participate in opportunities to strengthen their own pedagogical skills as well as contribute to the learning of colleagues
  • Contribute to the school’s smooth and efficient operation by fulfilling required administrative duties and responsibilities and maintaining open and proactive communication with colleagues
  • Build strong relationships with students and families as an Advisor and through consistent communication and in following through on commitments

As professionals, all Unity teachers may participate in the school’s innovative teacher-career ladder, which provides a formal and transparent pathway for teachers to:

  • develop their craft and improve as educators through multiple forms of support and training
  • assume titles with commensurate responsibilities while remaining classroom practitioners
  • be generously compensated and formally recognized for their positive contributions to the school. For more information on our unique professional ladder and a teaching career at Unity, visit: http://www.unityprep.org/careers/why-teach-at-unity/

Core Qualifications: An ideal candidate for this position is equipped with:

  • At least two years of formal teaching experience in New York
  • A proven track record in accelerating student growth and mastery
  • A demonstrated capacity to plan rigorous and engaging curricula that align to Common Core standards using the Understanding by Design framework
  • A balance of high expectations and high support, a growth mindset, and an innate joy in working with adolescents
  • Strong interpersonal and classroom/course management skills
  • An openness and responsiveness to constructive feedback and a strong commitment to continuous improvement and professional growth
  • A strong work ethic that features organization, multi-tasking, flexibility, an orientation toward solutions, and a pride in meeting deadlines
  • Expertise in working with diverse populations of students and families, and in differentiating instruction to fully support the needs of diverse learners
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and experience working collaboratively in team settings
  • Approaches the profession with maturity, humility, versatility (i.e., embraces the ambiguity and excitement associated with start-ups), of course, a sense of humor
  • A Master’s Degree and certified as a teacher in New York

To Apply: If you seek to contribute meaningfully to the development and successful operation of an innovative public school with a strong team of talented educators, please visit http://www.unityprep.org/careers to begin the application process.

As an equal opportunity employer, Unity Preparatory Charter School of Brooklyn hires without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability.

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