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Director of Finance

START DATE:  Summer 2020

Overview of Position: Our Director of Finance is an essential member of our staff and faculty.  They manage the school’s finances and ensure its fiscal health.  As they manage the school’s finances, they demonstrate high levels of professionalism with all parties, excellent organization skills, consistency and reliability, and grace under pressure.  In doing so, they fulfill a role that is critical to Unity in delivering on its mission. 

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 Director of Finance & Development include but are not limited to the following:

  • Managing the annual budget for the school and related documents to forecast financial metrics, goals, and contingency plans in a solutions-oriented and timely manner
  • Providing oversight of the school’s day-to-day financial management, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, grants management, and the general ledger in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Bookkeeping duties for school-based revenues and expenses, including bank deposits
  • Preparing financial reports for the New York State Education Department, Head of School, and Board of Trustees, including the preparation of monthly financial statements for monthly board meetings
  • Creating and maintaining detailed systems for financial backup documentation
  • Administering payroll and 403(b) benefit/contributions and pre-tax transit and childcare benefit/contribution, along with the management of yearly W2 creation
  • Managing all financial audits and 990 preparation with external auditors and the yearly closing process
  • Issuing tax notices (1099’s) to vendors and contractors as required
  • Contributing to the school’s smooth and efficient operation by fulfilling required administrative duties and responsibilities, including maintaining open and proactive communication with colleagues

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

  • A Master’s Degree and at least three years of experience in a management/operations/finance role
  • A Certified Public Accountant qualification
  • Extensive experience in financial modeling, reporting, and excellent quantitative skills
  • Experience in leading development and fundraising initiatives
  • Budget development and implementation in a complex organization
  • 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 a nonprofit setting, including working with diverse populations of students and families
  • 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

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.

Literacy Interventionist

START DATE:  January 2020 for the Remainder of the 2019-20 School Year

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 Literacy Interventionist has the privilege and responsibility of delivering on these outcomes as they provide specialized literacy support to our students with unique needs and talents.

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 Literacy Interventionist include but are not limited to the following:

  • Coordinates and facilitates the school’s literacy intervention program
  • Collaborates with staff to identify the literacy needs of students and to set learning goals
  • Develops best practices for continuous academic growth of students in literacy and the development of a school-wide literacy intervention program
  • Works with school leadership to establish clear and measurable goals and benchmarks for student learning
  • Teaches targeted literacy intervention to students using research-based strategies and resources in individual, small group, and/or full classroom settings
  • Creates and/or utilizes research-based programs that are conducive to student growth and appropriate to the maturity and interests of students
  • Meets with other teachers to plan literacy interventions and/or instruction that correlates with individual student’s needs and goals
  • Reviews student assessment data and assists with placing students in appropriate reading and writing intervention and support services
  • Maintains accurate and up-to-date records of student progress
  • Provides consultant/collaborative services to teachers and models best practices to support teachers in learning effective literacy strategies
  • Develops and facilitates literacy-related professional development to ensure full implementation of instructional initiatives aligned with Unity’s literacy vision
  • 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 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:

  • Formal experience in providing specialized literacy support to students
  • A proven track record in accelerating student growth and mastery
  • Formal experience in planning, implementing, and assessing CCLS-aligned curricula
  • A keen interest in and knowledge of teaching literacy, current educational trends, blended learning practices, methods, research, and technology, and program planning and implementation
  • 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.

Humanities Learning Specialist

START DATE: Preparation for the 2020-21 School Year Begins in the Summer of 2020

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.
  • Approximately 75% of our high school upperclassmen enroll in at least one Advanced Placement (AP) course each year.  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 and, 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.

STEM Learning Specialist

START DATE: Preparation for the 2020-21 School Year Begins in the Summer of 2020

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.
  • Approximately 75% of our high school upperclassmen enroll in at least one Advanced Placement (AP) course each year.  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 and, 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.

Mathematics Teacher

START DATE: Preparation for the 2020-21 School Year Begins in the Summer of 2020

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 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
  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.
  • Approximately 75% of our high school upperclassmen enroll in at least one Advanced Placement (AP) course each year.  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.

English Language Arts Teacher

START DATE: Preparation for the 2020-21 School Year Begins in the Summer of 2020

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 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
  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.
  • Approximately 75% of our high school upperclassmen enroll in at least one Advanced Placement (AP) course each year.  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
  • Approaches the profession with maturity, humility, versatility and, 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.

History Teacher

START DATE: Preparation for the 2020-21 School Year Begins in the Summer of 2020

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 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
  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.
  • Approximately 75% of our high school upperclassmen enroll in at least one Advanced Placement (AP) course each year.  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 and, 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.

Science Teacher

START DATE: Preparation for the 2020-21 School Year Begins in the Summer of 2020

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 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
  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.
  • Approximately 75% of our high school upperclassmen enroll in at least one Advanced Placement (AP) course each year.  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 and, 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.

Athletic Director and Physical Education Teacher

START DATE: July 2020

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 Athletic Director and Physical Education Teacher has the privilege and responsibility of delivering on these outcomes as students demonstrate the highest level of sportsmanship and grace and take pride in leading a healthy lifestyle.

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 Athletic Director and Physical Education Teacher include but are not limited to the following:

  • Ensures that all scholar athletes and coaches represent Unity with greatest degree of grace, sportsmanship, and pride
  • Oversees all aspects of the high school athletic program, including hiring of staff and coaches, student participation and eligibility, scheduling of games and practices, ordering and maintenance of equipment for teams and facilities, and promotion of events and matches among the community
  • Interviews, hires, trains, supervises and manages all coaches with the goal of developing the strongest and most dedicated coaching staff possible
  • Manages high school athletic budget and initiates fundraising campaigns for teams as necessary
  • Leads in creating comprehensive athletic schedule, including matches, contests, and practices
  • Oversees and/or ensures that all home contests are carried out in a timely, well-facilitated, and safe manner; proactively takes appropriate steps to ensure the safety of all athletic teams during away contests
  • Supervises and manages coaching staff on scheduling game days and practices throughout the sports season, ensuring no scheduling conflict occurs between different teams for use of shared.
  • Stays abreast and adheres to all school, league, and conference guidelines and policies, including but not limited to the National Collegiate Athletic Association
  • As Athletic Director, reports directly to Unity’s High School Co-Principal of Culture and Operations
  • Plans rigorous and engaging physical education curricula that caters to the unique physical talents, needs, and multiple intelligences of students alongside colleagues
  • 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 the founding team 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
  • Serves as an advisor to students to support their academic and non-academic growth and development
  • 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 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/program 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.

Middle School Operations Coordinator

START DATE:  July 2020

Overview of Position: Our Middle School Operations Coordinator is an essential member of our middle school team.  Under the direction of our Operations Manager, the Operations Coordinator ensures that Unity stakeholders, including staff, faculty, and families, are well supported and have what they need to succeed in their day.  They coordinate the school’s daily operations and demonstrate high levels of professionalism and urgency with all parties, excellent organization skills, consistency and reliability, and grace under pressure.  In doing so, they ensure operational excellence every day, which is critical to Unity in delivering on its mission: empowering students as scholars and citizens so they may lead fulfilling academic, personal, and professional lives.

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.
  • Approximately 80% of our founding 12th graders have completed 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 our Middle School Operations Coordinator  include:

  • Serves as first point of contact for greeting guests and parents by phone and in person
  • Manages the school calendar
  • Coordinates student attendance and makes updates in Jupiter
  • Manages student metrocards & student metrocard ordering via ATS
  • Requests new students and updates enrollment information in ATS
  • Assists with student recruitment
  • Ensures that main office is organized, impeccably clean, well-stocked with materials, and welcoming
  • Reviews supplies/inventory and informs Ops Manager to order more
  • Managing daily attendance
  • Supports school leadership with clerical tasks
  • Reports directly to the Manager of Operations

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

  • At least 2 years of experience in school operations or a comparable setting
  • A strong work ethic that features preparation, organization, multi-tasking, flexibility, an orientation toward solutions, and a pride in meeting deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills with students, parents, colleagues, and community members; experience working collaboratively in team settings
  • Demonstrates high levels of professionalism and urgency with all parties, excellent organization skills, consistency and reliability, and grace under pressure
  • An openness to giving and receiving constructive feedback and a strong commitment to continuous improvement and professional growth
  • A balance of high expectations and high support, a growth mindset, and an innate joy in serving families and adolescents
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Approaches the profession with maturity, humility, versatility, of course, a sense of humor
  • Fluency in Spanish preferred

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 Operations Coordinator

START DATE:  August 2020

Overview of Position: Our High School Operations Coordinator is an essential member of our middle school team.  Under the direction of our Operations Manager, the Operations Coordinator ensures that Unity stakeholders, including staff, faculty, and families, are well supported and have what they need to succeed in their day.  They coordinate the school’s daily operations and demonstrate high levels of professionalism and urgency with all parties, excellent organization skills, consistency and reliability, and grace under pressure.  In doing so, they ensure operational excellence every day, which is critical to Unity in delivering on its mission: empowering students as scholars and citizens so they may lead fulfilling academic, personal, and professional lives.

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.
  • Approximately 80% of our founding 12th graders have completed 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 our High School Operations Coordinator include:

  • Serves as first point of contact for greeting guests and parents by phone and in person
  • Manages the school calendar
  • Coordinates student attendance and makes updates in Jupiter
  • Manages student metrocards & student metrocard ordering via ATS
  • Requests new students and updates enrollment information in ATS
  • Assists with student recruitment and student registration
  • Ensures that main office is organized, impeccably clean, well-stocked with materials, and welcoming
  • Reviews supplies/inventory and informs Operations Manager to order more
  • Managing daily attendance
  • Supports school leadership with clerical tasks
  • Reports directly to the Operations Manager

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

  • At least 2 years of experience in school operations or a comparable setting
  • A strong work ethic that features preparation, organization, multi-tasking, flexibility, an orientation toward solutions, and a pride in meeting deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills with students, parents, colleagues, and community members; experience working collaboratively in team settings
  • Demonstrates high levels of professionalism and urgency with all parties, excellent organization skills, consistency and reliability, and grace under pressure
  • An openness to giving and receiving constructive feedback and a strong commitment to continuous improvement and professional growth
  • A balance of high expectations and high support, a growth mindset, and an innate joy in serving families and adolescents
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Approaches the profession with maturity, humility, versatility, of course, a sense of humor
  • Fluency in Spanish preferred

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 Manager of Operations

START DATE:  July 2020 

Overview of Position: Our Middle School Manager of Operations is an essential member of our middle school team.  They manage the school’s daily operations, which includes managing the school’s operations team and administrative office.  They demonstrate high levels of professionalism and urgency with all parties, excellent organization skills, consistency and reliability, and grace under pressure.  In doing so, they ensure operational excellence every day, which is critical to Unity in delivering on its mission: empowering students as scholars and citizens so they may lead fulfilling academic, personal, and professional lives.

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.
  • Approximately 80% of our founding 12th graders have completed 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 our Middle School Manager of Operations  include:

  • Manages a team of school operations professionals in overseeing all logistics for school-wide events, stakeholder communications, interior aesthetics, safety, student records, technology, and inventory management
  • Champions and upholds all operational policies, procedures, and communications across the school community
  • Ensures operational excellence and high level of detail in all areas of operations
  • Establishes and maintains strong relationships and communication with all stakeholders, including staff, faculty, families and community partners, in alignment with the school’s mission
  • Reports directly to the Middle School Co-Principal of Culture & Operations

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

  • At least 2 years of experience as an Operations Manager in a school or a comparable position in a comparable organization – explicit experience in leading and managing adults and teams
  • A strong work ethic that features preparation, organization, multi-tasking, flexibility, an orientation toward solutions, and a pride in meeting deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills with students, parents, colleagues, and community members; experience working collaboratively in team settings
  • Demonstrates high levels of professionalism and urgency with all parties, excellent organization skills, consistency and reliability, and grace under pressure
  • An openness to giving and receiving constructive feedback and a strong commitment to continuous improvement and professional growth
  • A balance of high expectations and high support, a growth mindset, and an innate joy in serving families and adolescents
  • Approaches the profession with maturity, humility, versatility, of course, a sense of humor
  • Fluency in Spanish preferred

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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