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Dean of Student Culture & Discipline

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 Dean of Student Culture & Discipline has the privilege and responsibility of delivering on these outcomes as students are explicitly taught to demonstrate and value the highest level of integrity, respect, positivity, and reflection as they take pride in being their best selves each and every day.

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 Unity’s Dean of Student Culture & Discipline include but are not limited to the following:

  • Leads and manages Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) in adherence to school disciplinary handbook / guidelines
  • Is responsible for achieving annual cultural and discipline goals – manages and utilizes culture and discipline data to drive grade-level initiatives, including refreshers, resets, and refinements to management techniques
  • Directs, manages, and is ultimately responsible for implementing PBIS in common spaces, including arrival, dismissal, transitions, restrooms, lunch, and special events
  • Supports, trains, and holds teachers accountable in applying PBIS beyond the classroom and at the Tier 2 level within classrooms
  • Supports department chairs to ensure that teachers and learning specialists manage classrooms in accordance with expectations (Tier I of PBIS) through daily classroom observations and walk-throughs
  • Manages student discipline at Tier II and III levels of PBIS in collaboration with teachers and dept. chairs (and DSS and counselors) and in adherence to school disciplinary handbook / guidelines, including communication with families and recording keeping
  • Reports directly to the Co-Principal of Culture & Operations

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

  • At least 2 years of experience as a Dean of Student Culture in a school or a comparable position in a comparable organization – explicit experience in leading and managing adults and teams
  • A balance of high expectations and high support, tremendous patience, and an innate joy in working with adolescents
  • 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
  • A strong work ethic that features organization, multi-tasking, flexibility, an orientation toward solutions, and a pride in meeting deadlines
  • A demonstrated openness and responsiveness to constructive feedback and a strong commitment to continuous improvement and professional growth
  • Expertise in working with diverse populations of students and families
  • Approaches the profession with maturity, humility, versatility (i.e., embraces the ambiguity and excitement associated with start-ups), a solutions-mindedness with a strong work ethic, and, of course, a sense of humor
  • A bachelor degree

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

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

HIGH SCHOOL STAFF: Alumni Success Counselor for the 2020-2021 School Year

Status: Part-time (some remote work, some evenings required, travel and occasional weekend hours)

Overview

Unity Preparatory Charter School of Brooklyn (Unity) is an independent charter school that proudly serves central Brooklyn in New York City.  We are currently in our seventh year and serve over 500 students in grades 6-12.  We will graduate our first class of students in June, 2020.  We are proud to state that 100% of our seniors applied to and earned admission to college. We look forward to building on this success in two major ways: ensuring the continued success of our inaugural class as they embark on their college and/or career programs next year, and enabling subsequent classes of students to follow in their footsteps.

About Unity

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

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

As a school and learning community, we believe that:

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

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.

About the Position

Unity’s Alumni Success Counselor will engage Unity’s graduates as they venture off to college and career-training programs. As described below, the Alumni Success Counselor’s work will focus on empowering Unity alumni with opportunities to:

  • Complete and punctually submit financial aid and scholarship applications;
  • Identify and access on-campus/industry supports and resources;
  • Navigate and acculturate to college and work environments;
  • Maintain and deepen the involvement of alumni with Unity;
  • Receive ongoing career and postgraduate support; and
  • Serve as mentors to undergraduate Unity Scholars.

Reporting to the Director of Career and Career Readiness and the Director of Transition Services, the Alumni Success Counselor will support professional and personal growth of college alumni, create and manage a platform for alumni to connect with their peers and with Unity stakeholders, and participate in future alumni events and programs. 

Key Responsibilities

    1. Alumni Engagement and Support
      1. Support college success by:
        1. Maintaining a caseload of 60-70 college-aged young people
        2. Tracking student progress,
        3. Troubleshooting and linking participants with additional supports as necessary
        4. Conducting regular check-ins and in-person visits with alumni at colleges in the city, NY State, and across the Northeast region
      2. Support transition from high school to  college by ensuring each graduating senior:
        1. Is guided in selecting the appropriate course schedule and
        2. Is supported in completing all necessary paperwork and logistics to start school on time in best possible standing (housing, financial aid, coursework, necessary learning materials, transportation, work-study, etc.)
      3. Provide 1:1 support or group workshops that focus on
        1. Social/emotional (acculturation issues, accessing on-campus supports)
        2. Financial (FAFSA/TAP/scholarship application submission), and
        3. Academic aspects of college (accessing academic supports, ensuring timely credit accrual toward diploma);
        4. Summer opportunities such as; SYEP, internships, summer jobs, funded travel or study abroad
        5. Funding or scholarship opportunities
      4. Ensure Unity alumni are aware of financial aid deadlines and support youth and families in application process or financial aid issues as necessary
      5. Create, monitor, and ensure engagement with Unity’s Linkedin Alumni Group
      6. Plan and execute at least 2-3 alumni engagement events per year, including an annual reunion and alumni-led regional events
      7. Track trajectories of Unity alumni to share with stakeholders
      8. Keep meticulous records and data on status of students in college, including;
        1. Completion of FAFSA/TAP
        2. Academic performance/success
        3. Casenotes
        4. Outreach efforts
        5. Alumni engagement
        6. Summer programming
        7. College retention and graduation rates
      9. Provide logistical and administrative support for alumni events
      1. Communication and Outreach
        1. Develop and maintain electronic/virtual communications for Unity alumni
        2. Conduct ongoing outreach to increase and maintain strong participation amongst alumni
        3. Promote networking events and career opportunities for alumni in bi-weekly Career and Alumni Services e-Newsletter
        4. Coordinate communication with alumni on events, volunteerism, etc.
        5. Create event collateral, such as event programs, flyers, website pages, etc.
        6. Build relationships and partnerships at college campuses, CBOs, and internship providers
      1. Alumni Network Support
        1. Recruit alumni as career coaches, mentors, and panelists to participate in Career Fair and other Unity events
        2. Coordinate career development programming to support participants’ job readiness and networking skills
      1. Data Management and Evaluation
        1. Support and manage build-out of alumni tracking database
        2. Track ongoing activities of alumni to further document the extent to which Unity is achieving its mission
        3. Develop and administer annual alumni surveys and analyze engagement and career outcomes
        4. Maintain alumni records within database

Qualifications

      • Bachelor’s degree in counseling, social work, or related field preferred
      • Relevant experience in alumni affairs, student affairs, or event management preferred
      • Strong communication skills and ability to effectively represent Unity
      • Experience implementing programs, small- and large-scale events, and program planning, coordination, and facilitation
      • Passionately committed to Unity’s mission and core values
      • Experiential or professional understanding of the academic and non-academic issues that most typically affect low-income, first-generation college students
      • Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with college-aged youth
      • Superior organizational, administrative, communication, and problem-solving skills, and strong ability to meet deadlines
      • Strong technical and data tracking and reporting skills (e.g., familiarity with MS Excel, Google Suite, and professional and social networking tools/platforms)
      • The ideal candidate is a collaborative individual with strong initiative and follow up
      • Valid Driver’s License preferred
      • Bilingual (Spanish speaker) 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 submit a cover letter and resume and begin the application process.

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

HIGH SCHOOL STAFF: College & Career Readiness Counselor for the 2020-2021 School Year

Our College & Career Readiness (CCR) Counselor is an essential member of our high school’s founding team. They provide Unity students academic counseling and support services.  The goal of their work is to provide Unity students with information and support in developing their visions for their future lives, develop students’ knowledge regarding ways to prepare for and apply to college or career, foster improvement in their academic performance, and empower them to become better acquainted with extracurricular opportunities such as internships and summertime experiential learning opportunities.  In doing so, they play a critical role in the fulfillment of Unity’s mission: empowering students as scholars and citizens so they may lead fulfilling academic, personal, and professional lives.

Overview

Unity Preparatory Charter School of Brooklyn (Unity) is an independent charter school that proudly serves central Brooklyn in New York City.  We are currently in our seventh year and serve over 500 students in grades 6-12.  We will graduate our first class of students in June, 2020.  We are proud to state that 100% of our seniors applied to and earned admission to college. We look forward to building on this success in two major ways: ensuring the continued success of our inaugural class as they embark on their college and/or career programs next year, and enabling subsequent classes of students to follow in their footsteps.

About Unity

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

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

As a school and learning community, we believe that:

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

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.

Responsibilities

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

  1. Workshop Facilitation
    • Plans and facilitates a rigorous and engaging curriculum of workshops that aligns vertically to workshops taught in the other grade levels
    • Collaborates to create, implement, and refine schoolwide, gradewide, and classroom-based systems, routines, and procedures
    • Provides workshops for students and families/guardians on college and career readiness including financial aid preparation as well as summer opportunities such as pre-college programs, internship, volunteer, and academic opportunities.
    • Co-facilitates week-long summer bridge programming for students in preparation of the college application process
    • Develops, manages, and maintains relationships with CBOs
    • Plans and executes collaborative workshops for our school community with CBO partners
  2. Academic/Guidance Counseling
    • Provides academic counseling to a select caseload of students
    • Ensures students in counseling caseload make satisfactory progress toward credit accumulation and on-time graduation
    • Communicates proactively with parents/caregivers of students regarding academic performance
    • Identifies academic and non-academic needs of students and connects students with resources based on those identified needs
    • Ensures that students and families/caregivers understand credit and Regent accumulation in relation to students’ post-secondary goals
    • Counsels students on importance of Regents scores, GPA, and SAT scores as they relate to students’ post-secondary goals
    • Facilitates 1:1 and group academic interventions as needed
    • Attends IEP meetings as needed
    • Counsels students on colleges, majors, and career exploration
    • Actively communicates and collaborates with grade team teachers, social work team, and counseling team in order to ensure holistic support of student
    • Maintains up-to-date case notes for each student on caseload
    • Researches and provides information on after school and summer internships, jobs, programs and/or college-campus experiences for students
  3. Records/Transcripts
    • Enters transcripts for new students into database within time frame allotted
    • Maintains accurate and up-to-date transcripts
    • Maintains accurate records of all student documents
  4. Programming
    • Ensures that student schedules accurately reflect academic progress toward graduation, including students who enroll mid-semester
    • Assists teachers when students enroll mid-semester, making sure that teachers receive guidance on integrating the students into coursework, and ensuring that previous grades, credits, and evaluations are handled appropriately
    • Keeps abreast of all high school graduation requirements and tracks student progress toward graduation
  5. Reporting
    • Constructs reports as needed for state reporting, transcripts, report cards
  6. Postsecondary Preparation
    • Manages test administration and logistics for PSAT/SAT I and relevant accommodations
    • Connects students to summer enrichment activities, including accelerated coursework, extra-curricular activities, mentoring, internships, employment, etc.
    • Helps students research and understand their postsecondary career and educational options
    • Assists with student preparation of applications for internships and jobs
  7. Other
    • Helps to coordinate high school awards receptions and graduation ceremonies
    • Contributes to the school’s smooth and efficient operation by fulfilling required administrative duties and responsibilities and maintaining open and proactive communication with colleagues
    • Builds strong relationships with students and families through consistent communication and in following through on commitments
    • Performs other operations-related tasks consistent with the goals and objectives of this position

Qualifications

The ideal candidate for this position is equipped with:

  • Formal experience in high school guidance counseling and/or college/career counseling
  • A balance of high expectations and high support, a growth mindset, and an innate enjoyment of working with young people
  • Demonstrably strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • An acumen for actively engaging students in her/his own learning, academically and non-academically
  • A demonstrated openness and responsiveness to constructive feedback and a strong commitment to continuous improvement and professional growth
  • A strong work ethic that features organization, multi-tasking, flexibility, an orientation toward solutions, and a pride in meeting deadlines
  • Expertise in working with diverse populations of students and families 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), a sense of humor
  • A Master’s Degree (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 submit a cover letter and resume and begin the application process.

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

Chairperson of the High School History Department

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 Chairperson of the High School History Department has the privilege and responsibility of leading our team of social science teachers in the delivery of these outcomes as they advance students’ knowledge and skills as burgeoning historians, social scientists, and informed members of society.

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: Unity High’s Chairperson of the High School History Department has the privilege and responsibility of ensuring that our students acquire the essential knowledge and skills as social scientists and informed members of society, as measured by course credit accrual, performance on Regents and Advanced Placement exams, in addition to building and retaining a high-performing faculty of social science educators.  To this end, key responsibilities of the Social Sciences Chairperson includes but are not limited to the following:

  • Leads classroom instruction at dept. level / ensures high quality of classroom instruction at dept. level
  • Leads in the development of HS-ready and engaging course curricula and standards-aligned, spiraled assessments at dept. level
  • Builds, manages, and retains strong dept. team
  • Trains, supports, and supervises teachers and learning specialists at dept. level – is responsible for developing teacher’s capacities in accordance with instructional vision
  • Ensures that teachers and learning specialists at dept. level manage classrooms in accordance with our classroom essentials
  • Collaborates with Deans to support teachers in effectively managing students who consistently struggle behaviorally and are disruptive to classmates’ learning
  • Manages the utilization of formative and summative assessment data to drive instruction and student proficiency/growth at dept. level

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

  • At least two years of instructional leadership experience
  • 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 adult management skills
  • An openness to giving and receiving constructive feedback and a strong commitment to continuous improvement and professional growth
  • A strong work ethic that features preparation, 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, 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.

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.

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.

Music 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 Music Teachers have the privilege and responsibility of delivering on these outcomes as they advance students’ knowledge and skills as burgeoning musicians.

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 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 Music 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.

Art & Design 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 Art & Design Teachers have the privilege and responsibility of delivering on these outcomes as they advance students’ knowledge and skills as burgeoning artists and designers.

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

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

  1. A Grades 6-12 College Preparatory Curriculum:​ a college-preparatory liberal arts and sciences program of study in mathematics, English language arts (ELA), science, and history that fosters in students the desire and capacity to learn independently, think critically, and communicate proficiently so that they are fully prepared to succeed in their postsecondary studies
  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 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 Art & Design Teachers include but are not limited to the following:

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

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

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

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

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

Computer 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 Computer Science Teachers have the privilege and responsibility of delivering on these outcomes as they advance students’ knowledge and skills as burgeoning coders and computer 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
  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 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 Computer 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.

Theatre 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 Theatre Teachers have the privilege and responsibility of delivering on these outcomes as they advance students’ knowledge and skills as burgeoning actors and performers.

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 Theatre 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.

Facilities Associate (High School)

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

Unity Preparatory Charter High School is seeking a full time Facilities Associate who has the ability to perform all job duties and responsibilities. The successful candidate must have the capacity to maintain the schools cleanliness & aesthetic, a willingness and capacity to perform day to day cleaning, perform minor furniture assembly tasks, perform school operational tasks, have an eye for detail and a willingness to perform other tasks that are needed. The selected candidate must also be able to work cooperatively with the team in a professional manner. To do this the employee must complete the daily work scope with little to no supervision at the direction of the Manager of School Safety & Facilities. Employees must also have the appropriate demeanor to work with children and adolescents, some with special needs.

Essential Functions

Please note that the following duties are representative for this position. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from being duties of this position. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Maintain the cleanliness of all interior (classrooms/offices/bathrooms and halls) and exterior (alleyways, front of building, rear of building) areas of building.
  • Maintain inventory of maintenance supplies and organization of supply closets.
  • Inspect all areas of the building routinely to ensure aesthetic of entire building and address identified concerns expeditiously
  • Perform light maintenance/handyman tasks, such as plunging toilets, assembly of small furniture, changing door alarm batteries, etc.
  • Move furniture and equipment within the facility as required for various activities as directed
  • Respond quickly and remain accessible to school staff via Walkie Talkie for any immediate custodial needs or emergencies
  • Waxing/Buffing of floors, painting of walls/doors and snow/graffiti removal as needed.
  • Maintain a professional, helpful, and team-oriented attitude
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Skills & Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent required
  • Previous custodial and/or facilities experience preferred
  • Ability to lift up to 75 pounds
  • Ability to multitask in a fast paced work environment
  • Pass criminal background check as required by State law.

Salary/Work Hours

  • Salary range is commensurate with experience ($38k-$45k)
  • Monday through Friday from 4:00pm-12:00am.

Promotional & Advancement opportunities possible (Associate, Coordinator, Manager, Director)

Questions should be directed to Brandon Lopez, Manager of School Safety & Facilities at BLopez@unityprep.org

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

Chairperson of the Middle School Mathematics Department

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 Chairperson of the Middle School Mathematics Department has the privilege and responsibility of leading our team of social science teachers in the delivery of these outcomes as they advance students’ knowledge and skills as burgeoning social scientists and informed members of society.

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: Unity’s Chairperson of the Middle School Mathematics Department has the privilege and responsibility of ensuring that our students acquire the essential knowledge and skills as mathematicians, as measured by academic growth and grade-level proficiency.  To this end, key responsibilities of the Mathematics Chairperson include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Leads classroom instruction at dept. level / ensures high quality of classroom instruction at dept. level
  • Leads in the development of MS-ready and engaging course curricula and standards-aligned, spiraled assessments at dept. level
  • Builds, manages, and retains strong dept. team
  • Trains, supports, and supervises teachers and learning specialists at dept. level – is responsible for developing teacher’s capacities in accordance with instructional vision
  • Ensures that teachers and learning specialists at dept. level manage classrooms in accordance with classroom essentials
  • Collaborates with Deans to support teachers in effectively managing students who consistently struggle behaviorally and are disruptive to classmates’ learning[1]
  • Manages the utilization of formative and summative assessment data to drive instruction and student proficiency/growth at dept. level

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

  • At least two years of instructional leadership experience
  • 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 adult management skills
  • An openness to giving and receiving constructive feedback and a strong commitment to continuous improvement and professional growth
  • A strong work ethic that features preparation, 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, 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.

[1] Dept. chair, dean, and teacher collaborate in devising plan that effectively maintains high quality classroom environment in instances where students consistently struggle behaviorally and infringe negatively on the learning of others. The coach would focus on developing the teacher’s capacities and the dean would focus on developing the student’s capacities.

Spanish 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 Spanish Teachers have the privilege and responsibility of delivering on these outcomes as they advance students’ knowledge and skills as burgeoning bilinguals. 

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

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

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

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

  • Our 8th grade students have consistently outperformed their district peers in mathematics and ELA on state exams.
  • Our students who comprise subgroups that are traditionally least effectively served by our education system, including students classified as economically disadvantaged, black, Latino, and students with disabilities, have consistently outperformed their district and state peers on state exams.
  • 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 Spanish Teachers include, but are not limited to, the following:

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

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

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

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

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

Chairperson of the High School Science Department

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 Chairperson of the High School Science Department has the privilege and responsibility of leading our team of science teachers in the delivery of 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
  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: Unity High’s Chairperson of the High School Science Department has the privilege and responsibility of ensuring that our students acquire the essential knowledge and skills as social scientists and informed members of society, as measured by course credit accrual, performance on Regents and Advanced Placement exams, in addition to building and retaining a high-performing faculty of social science educators.  To this end, key responsibilities of the Science Chairperson includes but are not limited to the following:

  • Leads classroom instruction at dept. level / ensures high quality of classroom instruction at dept. level
  • Leads in the development of HS-ready and engaging course curricula and standards-aligned, spiraled assessments at dept. level
  • Builds, manages, and retains strong dept. team
  • Trains, supports, and supervises teachers and learning specialists at dept. level – is responsible for developing teacher’s capacities in accordance with instructional vision
  • Ensures that teachers and learning specialists at dept. level manage classrooms in accordance with our classroom essentials
  • Collaborates with Deans to support teachers in effectively managing students who consistently struggle behaviorally and are disruptive to classmates’ learning
  • Manages the utilization of formative and summative assessment data to drive instruction and student proficiency/growth at dept. level

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

  • At least two years of instructional leadership experience
  • 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 adult management skills
  • An openness to giving and receiving constructive feedback and a strong commitment to continuous improvement and professional growth
  • A strong work ethic that features preparation, 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, 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.

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.

High School Calculus & Pre-Calculus 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
  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 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.

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.

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