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High School Co-Principal of Teaching & Learning

START DATE:  Spring 2021

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 in a culturally relevant manner, including the desire and capacity to learn independently, think critically, and communicate proficiently, to experience secondary and postsecondary success.  Our High School Co-Principal of Teaching & Learning has the privilege and responsibility of leading our faculty in the delivery of these outcomes such that students are empowered to lead fulfilling 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 recent accomplishments:

  • 98% of our Class of 2020 earned their high school diploma in four years. 100% of our graduates had formal college and career plans with approximately 90% enrolling in a two- or four-year college.
  • 95% of our graduates complete at least one Advanced Placement (AP) course in high school. This compares favorably with the 33% of NYC graduates who enroll in AP courses during their high school tenure.
  • 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.
  • Our 8th grade students have consistently outperformed their district peers in mathematics and ELA on state exams.
  • In holding true to our belief in providing a truly empowering education, a vast majority of our students experience the following over their seven years at Unity:
    • After-school extra-curricular activities, including athletics and clubs;
    • Formal community service initiatives;
    • End-of-year Roundtable presentation – a 45-minute oral presentation given to families, Unity faculty, and community members, and;
    • Intensive counseling in College & Career Readiness beginning in 9th grade.

Core Responsibilities: Unity High’s Co-Principal of Teaching & Learning (HS-CPTL) has the privilege and responsibility of ensuring that our students experience an exceptional education, as measured by course credit accrual, performance on Regents, SAT, Advanced Placement exams, high school graduation, college acceptances and matriculation, in addition to building and retaining a high-performing faculty of educators and leaders.  To this end, key responsibilities of our HS-CPTL include but are not limited to the following:

  • Directs and supervises classroom instruction / ensures a high quality of classroom instruction
  • Directs and supervises academic program and directs the development of college-ready, engaging, and culturally responsive course curricula, including aligned, predictive assessments – leads in ensuring that assessments reflect what is taught in classrooms
  • Trains, supports, and supervises department chairpersons, including Director of Support Services
  • Leads Instructional Leadership Team and instructional professional development, including outcome-based planning, training of trainers, training of teachers, assessment of impact, and demonstrable advancements in teacher capacities
  • Manages human capital development instructionally, including hiring, onboarding, training, supervision, evaluation, promotion, and termination
  • Leads in utilizing formative and summative assessment data to drive instruction and student proficiency/growth – this includes setting stage to collect meaningful data, training of trainers, training of teachers, monitoring of implementation and reporting of results
  • Manages support services and ensures compliance; supports support service leaders in developing staff to meet student needs beyond classroom

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

  • At least two years of instructional leadership experience, including experience in developing instructional coaches to, in turn, develop to teacher capacities in instructional and cultural realms
  • A proven track record in directly and indirectly accelerating student growth and mastery
  • A demonstrated capacity in managing and supervising rigorous, engaging, and culturally relevant curricula that align to Common Core standards using the Understanding by Design framework – knowledgeable with Common Core, Regents, and Advanced Placement standards
  • A skillfulness in utilizing data and establishing systems to monitor academic progress toward goals
  • A balance of high expectations and high support, a growth mindset, and an innate joy in working with adults and adolescents
  • Strong interpersonal and adult management skills, including inspiring team members to be their best and holding them accountable for their success
  • 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 systems and solutions, and a pride in meeting established 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.

Director of Finance

START DATE:  Spring 2021

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 500 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:

  • 98% of our Class of 2020 earned their high school diploma in four years. 100% of our graduates had formal college and career plans with approximately 90% enrolling in a two- or four-year college.
  • 95% of our graduates complete at least one Advanced Placement (AP) course in high school. This compares favorably with the 33% of NYC graduates who enroll in AP courses during their high school tenure.
  • 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.
  • Our 8th grade students have consistently outperformed their district peers in mathematics and ELA on state exams.
  • In holding true to our belief in providing a truly empowering education, a vast majority of our students experience the following over their seven years at Unity:
    • After-school extra-curricular activities, including athletics and clubs;
    • Formal community service initiatives;
    • End-of-year Roundtable presentation – a 45-minute oral presentation given to families, Unity faculty, and community members, and;
    • Intensive counseling in College & Career Readiness beginning in 9th grade.

Core Responsibilities: Key responsibilities of Unity’s Director of Finance 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.

Panther Pod Classroom Tutor

OVERVIEW OF PANTHER PODS

Panther Pods (PPs) are designated classrooms onsite in which a limited number of students may safely take part in remote classes in a productive, positive, and focused manner. Classrooms are monitored by trained proctors. PPs cater to students who would benefit most from having a safe setting at our school sites to engage in their learning. In offering Panther Pods, we abide by all NYCDOE and DOE health and safety standards. The theory of action for offering PPs to our families and students is as follows: if we provide PPs for our students who are most disadvantaged in a remote learning setting, we will be more successful in supporting these students and their learning – these students will learn more and thus be more prepared for their future academic endeavors. By implementing this initiative, 30-40 of our students (7%) with greater needs for support will receive such support. This, in turn, will translate to these students experiencing academic success during the 2020-21 school year. We could expand the program if there is a need, we are seeing positive results, and we have a capacity to do so.

RESPONSIBILITIES

● Proctors Panther Pod classrooms such that students may safely take part in remote classes in a productive,

positive, and focused manner each and every day.

● Ensures safety by proctoring PPs according to approved guidelines.

● Manages PP classrooms according to protocols in approved guidelines, including monitoring student behavior

and troubleshooting with technical issues.

● Reports directly to the Panther Pod Coordinator – communicates proactively with the Coordinator and seeks

guidance from Coordinator proactively when uncertainties arise.

KEY QUALIFICATIONS

● Has proctor or tutoring experience or shows great promise in facilitating a learning space for students

● Demonstrably strong administrative and organizational skills with attention to detail

● Excellent verbal and written communication skills

● Working knowledge of Zoom, Google Suite & Jupiter, as well as technical problem solving skills

● An openness and responsiveness to constructive feedback and a commitment to continuous improvement and

professional growth

● Strong interpersonal skills with students, parents, colleagues, and community members

To Apply: Submit an application here: LINK TO APPLICATION

Art & Design Teacher

START DATE: Summer 2021

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 500 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:

  • 98% of our Class of 2020 earned their high school diploma in four years. 100% of our graduates had formal college and career plans with approximately 90% enrolling in a two- or four-year college.
  • 95% of our graduates complete at least one Advanced Placement (AP) course in high school. This compares favorably with the 33% of NYC graduates who enroll in AP courses during their high school tenure.
  • 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.
  • Our 8th grade students have consistently outperformed their district peers in mathematics and ELA on state exams.
  • In holding true to our belief in providing a truly empowering education, a vast majority of our students experience the following over their seven years at Unity:
    • After-school extra-curricular activities, including athletics and clubs;
    • Formal community service initiatives;
    • End-of-year Roundtable presentation – a 45-minute oral presentation given to families, Unity faculty, and community members, and;
    • Intensive counseling in College & Career Readiness beginning in 9th grade.

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 (Middle School and High School)

START DATE: Summer 2021

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 500 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:

  • 98% of our Class of 2020 earned their high school diploma in four years. 100% of our graduates had formal college and career plans with approximately 90% enrolling in a two- or four-year college.
  • 95% of our graduates complete at least one Advanced Placement (AP) course in high school. This compares favorably with the 33% of NYC graduates who enroll in AP courses during their high school tenure.
  • 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.
  • Our 8th grade students have consistently outperformed their district peers in mathematics and ELA on state exams.
  • In holding true to our belief in providing a truly empowering education, a vast majority of our students experience the following over their seven years at Unity:
    • After-school extra-curricular activities, including athletics and clubs;
    • Formal community service initiatives;
    • End-of-year Roundtable presentation – a 45-minute oral presentation given to families, Unity faculty, and community members, and;
    • Intensive counseling in College & Career Readiness beginning in 9th grade.

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.

English Language Arts Teacher (Middle School and High School)

START DATE: Summer 2021 

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 500 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:

  • 98% of our Class of 2020 earned their high school diploma in four years. 100% of our graduates had formal college and career plans with approximately 90% enrolling in a two- or four-year college.
  • 95% of our graduates complete at least one Advanced Placement (AP) course in high school. This compares favorably with the 33% of NYC graduates who enroll in AP courses during their high school tenure.
  • 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.
  • Our 8th grade students have consistently outperformed their district peers in mathematics and ELA on state exams.
  • In holding true to our belief in providing a truly empowering education, a vast majority of our students experience the following over their seven years at Unity:
    • After-school extra-curricular activities, including athletics and clubs;
    • Formal community service initiatives;
    • End-of-year Roundtable presentation – a 45-minute oral presentation given to families, Unity faculty, and community members, and;
    • Intensive counseling in College & Career Readiness beginning in 9th grade.

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 (Middle School and High School)

START DATE: Summer 2021

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 500 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:

  • 98% of our Class of 2020 earned their high school diploma in four years. 100% of our graduates had formal college and career plans with approximately 90% enrolling in a two- or four-year college.
  • 95% of our graduates complete at least one Advanced Placement (AP) course in high school. This compares favorably with the 33% of NYC graduates who enroll in AP courses during their high school tenure.
  • 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.
  • Our 8th grade students have consistently outperformed their district peers in mathematics and ELA on state exams.
  • In holding true to our belief in providing a truly empowering education, a vast majority of our students experience the following over their seven years at Unity:
    • After-school extra-curricular activities, including athletics and clubs;
    • Formal community service initiatives;
    • End-of-year Roundtable presentation – a 45-minute oral presentation given to families, Unity faculty, and community members, and;
    • Intensive counseling in College & Career Readiness beginning in 9th grade.

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.

Academic Counselor (Middle School and High School)

START DATE: Summer 2021

Overview of Position: Our Academic 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 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:

  • 98% of our Class of 2020 earned their high school diploma in four years. 100% of our graduates had formal college and career plans with approximately 90% enrolling in a two- or four-year college.
  • 95% of our graduates complete at least one Advanced Placement (AP) course in high school. This compares favorably with the 33% of NYC graduates who enroll in AP courses during their high school tenure.
  • 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.
  • Our 8th grade students have consistently outperformed their district peers in mathematics and ELA on state exams.
  • In holding true to our belief in providing a truly empowering education, a vast majority of our students experience the following over their seven years at Unity:
    • After-school extra-curricular activities, including athletics and clubs;
    • Formal community service initiatives;
    • End-of-year Roundtable presentation – a 45-minute oral presentation given to families, Unity faculty, and community members, and;
    • Intensive counseling in College & Career Readiness beginning in 9th grade.

Core Responsibilities: Key responsibilities of a Unity Academic 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
  1. 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

III. 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
  1. 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
  1. Reporting
  • Constructs reports as needed for state reporting, transcripts, report cards
  1. 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

VII. 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

Core Qualifications: An 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.

Learning Specialist (Middle School and High School)

START DATE:  Summer 2021

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. In addition, Unity’s Learning Specialists develop strong partnerships with students and families to ensure that students are empowered and engaged members of our school, our 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 500 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:

  • 98% of our Class of 2020 earned their high school diploma in four years. 100% of our graduates had formal college and career plans with approximately 90% enrolling in a two- or four-year college.
  • 95% of our graduates complete at least one Advanced Placement (AP) course in high school. This compares favorably with the 33% of NYC graduates who enroll in AP courses during their high school tenure.
  • 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.
  • Our 8th grade students have consistently outperformed their district peers in mathematics and ELA on state exams.
  • In holding true to our belief in providing a truly empowering education, a vast majority of our students experience the following over their seven years at Unity:
    • After-school extra-curricular activities, including athletics and clubs;
    • Formal community service initiatives;
    • End-of-year Roundtable presentation – a 45-minute oral presentation given to families, Unity faculty, and community members, and;
    • Intensive counseling in College & Career Readiness beginning in 9th grade.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Manager of Operations

START DATE:  Summer 2021

Overview of Position: Our Manager of Operations is an essential member of our high school team.  They direct 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 500 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:

  • 98% of our Class of 2020 earned their high school diploma in four years. 100% of our graduates had formal college and career plans with approximately 90% enrolling in a two- or four-year college.
  • 95% of our graduates complete at least one Advanced Placement (AP) course in high school. This compares favorably with the 33% of NYC graduates who enroll in AP courses during their high school tenure.
  • 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.
  • Our 8th grade students have consistently outperformed their district peers in mathematics and ELA on state exams.
  • In holding true to our belief in providing a truly empowering education, a vast majority of our students experience the following over their seven years at Unity:
    • After-school extra-curricular activities, including athletics and clubs;
    • Formal community service initiatives;
    • End-of-year Roundtable presentation – a 45-minute oral presentation given to families, Unity faculty, and community members, and;
    • Intensive counseling in College & Career Readiness beginning in 9th grade.

Core Responsibilities: Key responsibilities of our Manager of Operations include:

  • Manages the daily operations of the school with a focus on improving and enhancing quality, productivity, and efficiency to benefit student learning – such processes include: school events; communication with families and stakeholders; partnerships; student attendance; student records and information systems; equipment; coverages; purchases; and inventory
  • Champions and upholds all operational policies, procedures, and communication across the school community and 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
  • Trains, supports, and supervises Coordinator of Special Projects, Operations Associate, and Internal Coverage Teacher
  • Manages facility, including maintenance, repairs, renovations, security, and the guidelines and protocols for effectively maintaining facility; communicates protocols and holds stakeholders accountable for adhering to them
  • Manages maintenance and custodial services such that the facility is presentable, safe, and clean for all stakeholders and that any and all repairs are addressed in a timely manner
  • Manages operations of NYCDOE school food vendor services such that students experience nutritious meals daily in a healthy manner
  • Directs and supervises operations of technology, including but not limited to, the oversight our technological infrastructure, hardware and software, and systems for maintenance and repair
  • Manages the main office of the HS with a focus on service, organization, friendliness, and professionalism
  • Supports Co-Principal of Culture & Operations with testing administration and coordination of school events
  • Manages operations of NYCDOH school nurse in conjunction with borough supervising nurse and Department of Health regulations
  • Coordinates all medical emergency response activations in conjunction with school nurse and coordinates all mandated CPR/AED courses and training
  • Reports directly to the Co-Principal of Culture & Operations

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

  • A Bachelor’s degree with 5 years of experience in an operations management role in a school or in a comparable organization – explicit experience in leading and managing adults and teams
  • At least 2 years of experience as a operations management role in a school or 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.

Mathematics Teacher (Middle School and High School)

START DATE: Summer 2021

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 500 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:

  • 98% of our Class of 2020 earned their high school diploma in four years. 100% of our graduates had formal college and career plans with approximately 90% enrolling in a two- or four-year college.
  • 95% of our graduates complete at least one Advanced Placement (AP) course in high school. This compares favorably with the 33% of NYC graduates who enroll in AP courses during their high school tenure.
  • 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.
  • Our 8th grade students have consistently outperformed their district peers in mathematics and ELA on state exams.
  • In holding true to our belief in providing a truly empowering education, a vast majority of our students experience the following over their seven years at Unity:
    • After-school extra-curricular activities, including athletics and clubs;
    • Formal community service initiatives;
    • End-of-year Roundtable presentation – a 45-minute oral presentation given to families, Unity faculty, and community members, and;
    • Intensive counseling in College & Career Readiness beginning in 9th grade.

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.

Science Teacher (High School)

START DATE: Summer 2021

 

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 500 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:

  • 98% of our Class of 2020 earned their high school diploma in four years. 100% of our graduates had formal college and career plans with approximately 90% enrolling in a two- or four-year college.
  • 95% of our graduates complete at least one Advanced Placement (AP) course in high school. This compares favorably with the 33% of NYC graduates who enroll in AP courses during their high school tenure.
  • 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.
  • Our 8th grade students have consistently outperformed their district peers in mathematics and ELA on state exams.
  • In holding true to our belief in providing a truly empowering education, a vast majority of our students experience the following over their seven years at Unity:
    • After-school extra-curricular activities, including athletics and clubs;
    • Formal community service initiatives;
    • End-of-year Roundtable presentation – a 45-minute oral presentation given to families, Unity faculty, and community members, and;
    • Intensive counseling in College & Career Readiness beginning in 9th grade.

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.

World Languages Teacher (Middle School and High School)

START DATE: Summer 2021

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 Work Languages 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 500 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:

  • 98% of our Class of 2020 earned their high school diploma in four years. 100% of our graduates had formal college and career plans with approximately 90% enrolling in a two- or four-year college.
  • 95% of our graduates complete at least one Advanced Placement (AP) course in high school. This compares favorably with the 33% of NYC graduates who enroll in AP courses during their high school tenure.
  • 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.
  • Our 8th grade students have consistently outperformed their district peers in mathematics and ELA on state exams.
  • In holding true to our belief in providing a truly empowering education, a vast majority of our students experience the following over their seven years at Unity:
    • After-school extra-curricular activities, including athletics and clubs;
    • Formal community service initiatives;
    • End-of-year Roundtable presentation – a 45-minute oral presentation given to families, Unity faculty, and community members, and;
    • Intensive counseling in College & Career Readiness beginning in 9th grade.

Core Responsibilities: Key responsibilities of Unity’s World Languages 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.

Alumni Success Counselor

START DATE: Spring 2021 

Overview of Position: 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 eighth year and serve over 500 students in grades 6-12.  100% of our first class of students graduated in June 2020.  We are proud to state that 100% of our inaugural class 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 in their college and/or career programs, and enabling subsequent classes of students to follow in their footsteps.

Overview of Unity – Our Model and Approach: Unity is a tuition-free, open-enrollment, independent charter school that offers a progressive education in the liberal arts & sciences to over 500 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 supports 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 behaviors that contribute to a positive and productive learning environment, and
    • 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 promote 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 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:

  • 98% of our Class of 2020 earned their high school diploma in four years. 100% of our graduates had formal college and career plans with approximately 90% enrolling in two- or four-year colleges.
  • 95% of our graduates completed at least one Advanced Placement (AP) course in high school. This compares favorably with the 33% of NYC graduates who enroll in AP courses during their high school tenure.
  • Our students who comprise subgroups that are traditionally least effectively served by our education system, including students classified as economically disadvantaged, Black, LatinX, and students with disabilities, have consistently outperformed their district and state peers on state exams.
  • Our 8th grade students have consistently outperformed their district peers in mathematics and ELA on state exams.
  • In holding true to our belief in providing a truly empowering education, a vast majority of our students experience the following over their seven years at Unity:
    • After-school extra-curricular activities, including athletics and clubs;
    • Formal community service initiatives;
    • End-of-year Roundtable presentation – a 45-minute oral presentation given to families, Unity faculty, and community members; and
    • Intensive counseling in College & Career Readiness beginning in 9th grade.

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 empowering Unity alumni with the skills and knowledge 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;
  • Serve as mentors to Unity students and other alumni;
  • Complete and submit transfer applications to schools/programs;
  • Connect with accessibility offices, mental health supports, and other resources as needed; and
  • Identify trends and important observations by collecting and tracking alumni data.

Reporting to the Director of Career and Career Readiness and the Director of Academic Counseling, 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 Unity stakeholders, and participate in future alumni events and programs. 

Core Responsibilities: Key responsibilities of Unity’s Alumni Success Counselor include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Alumni Engagement and Support
    1. Support college success by:
      1. Maintaining a caseload of approximately 150 college-aged young people,
      2. Tracking alumni data,
      3. Troubleshooting and linking participants with additional supports as necessary,
      4. Conducting regular check-ins and in-person visits with alumni, and
      5. Maintaining up-to-date case notes for each alumnus.
    2. Support transition from high school to college by:
      1. Guiding alumni in selecting the appropriate course schedule,
      2. Supporting alumni in arranging payment for all college costs, including, but not limited to, executing all student and parent loans, and
      3. Completing all necessary paperwork and logistics to start school on time in the best possible standing (e.g., 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 support (acculturation issues, accessing on-campus supports),
      2. Financial support (CSS Profile/FAFSA/TAP/scholarship application submission),
      3. Academic supports for 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, and
      5. Funding or scholarship opportunities.
    4. Ensure Unity alumni are aware of financial aid requirements and deadlines, and support alumni and families in the application process and with 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, but not limited to:
      1. Completion of CSS Profile/FAFSA/TAP,
      2. Academic performance/success,
      3. Case notes,
      4. Outreach efforts,
      5. Alumni engagement,
      6. Summer programming, and
      7. College retention and graduation rates.
    9. Provide logistical and administrative support for alumni events.
  1. Communication and Outreach
    1. Develop and maintain monthly 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., and
    6. Build relationships and partnerships at college campuses, CBOs, and internship providers.
  1. Alumni Network Support
    1. Recruit, hire, train, and manage Alumni Ambassadors,
    2. Recruit alumni as career coaches, mentors, and panelists to participate in Career Fair and other Unity events, and
    3. 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 alumni surveys and analyze engagement and career outcomes, and
    4. Maintain alumni records within database. 

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

  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, education, counseling, social work, or related field required, Master’s degree 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,
  • Passionate commitment 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, and
  • 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 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.

Coordinator of Special Projects

START DATE: Summer 2021

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 500 students in grades 6-12.  As a community-based school, we proudly serve the communities of central Brooklyn in New York City.  Our middle school and high school campuses are located in the neighborhoods of Bedford Stuyvesant and Williamsburg, respectively.

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. Ample Enrichment Courses 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

 

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

 

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

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

  • 98% of our Class of 2020 earned their high school diploma in four years. 100% of our graduates had formal college and career plans with approximately 90% enrolling in a two- or four-year college.
  • 95% of our graduates complete at least one Advanced Placement (AP) course in high school. This compares favorably with the 33% of NYC graduates who enroll in AP courses during their high school tenure.
  • 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.
  • Our 8th grade students have consistently outperformed their district peers in mathematics and ELA on state exams.
  • In holding true to our belief in providing a truly empowering education, a vast majority of our students experience the following over their seven years at Unity:
    • After-school extra-curricular activities, including athletics and clubs;
    • Formal community service initiatives;
    • End-of-year Roundtable presentation – a 45-minute oral presentation given to families, Unity faculty, and community members, and;
    • Intensive counseling in College & Career Readiness beginning in 9th grade.

Core Responsibilities: Unity’s school model and educational framework place an absolute priority on anticipating, understanding, and addressing the educational and emotional needs of the students and families Unity serves.  The Manager of Special Projects plays an integral role in meeting this mandate by performing inquiries, assembling and analyzing data, and orchestrating improvements in critical areas of Unity’s programmatic offerings, such as technology, student attendance, and student assessment data.

 

Technology ●      Maintain Unity’s technology infrastructure

●      Conduct inventory of Unity’s technological assets at regular intervals in conjunction with the School Aide at each site

●      Coordinate loss prevention efforts

●      Coordinate maintenance of staff and student computers, school website, and school wireless networks

●      Update and maintain Unity’s Fixed Asset Tracker

●      Maintain Unity’s bell schedule and public address system

Student Attendance Tracking

●      Maintain school-wide attendance data to identify attendance rates and  chronically absent students

●      Coordinate with Unity’s Social Workers to support chronically absent students

●      Act as liaison with NYCDOE with respect to attendance data

●      Ensure the accuracy of student attendance in conjunction with the Operations Manager

Assessment Coordination ●      Receive testing materials from NYCDOE/NYS and ensure secure storage

●      Support the coordination of interim assessments, mock state tests and actual state tests

●      Coordinate the collection and organization of test materials

●      Facilitate submission of test materials to scoring site

●      Manage and facilitate all aspects of the 8th Grade State Science Test

Student Information System ●      Manage all aspects of Jupiter grades system

●      Upload and continuously update student/family contact information, courses/sections, class meetings calendar, bell schedule and any other system fields pertinent to use at Unity

●      Manage all aspects of Hapara Teacher Dashboard system

●      Orient staff on program features in relation to monitoring student technology use

●      Upload and continuously update sections/classes in system to ensure it remains in sync with offerings via Jupiter

●      Manage all aspects of School Messenger system

●      Ensure that all automatic exports from Jupiter to school messenger are successful, make edits and changes to system and export files as needed

Facilities and Safety ●      Serve as facilities liaison between co-located school administration pertaining to building usage, custodians, school foods and school safety personnel

●      Ensure that all extended space use permits are entered in a timely manner via the Custodial Payroll System, that School Safety personnel receive permit and that permit information is entered in Unity’s permit tracking system

●      Serve as Building Response Team leader in conjunction with PS44 BRT leader and coordinate all required safety drills at regular intervals.

●      Ensures staff readiness in case of various emergencies by orienting staff of drill types and their responses.

Misc. ●      Support facilitation of student perception surveys and DOE parent/student surveys

●      Organize student perception survey information in drive for teacher and leadership viewing

Key Qualifications: An ideal candidate for this position has the following qualifications:

  • A demonstrated commitment to the vision and philosophy of Unity Preparatory Charter School of Brooklyn
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least one year of experience in the Operations department of a school or a comparable position in a comparable organization
  • Expertise in working with diverse populations of students and families; familiarity with Unity’s student population and the community to be served
  • A demonstrated openness and responsiveness to constructive feedback and a strong commitment to continuous improvement and professional growth
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills with students, parents, colleagues, and community members; experience working collaboratively in team settings
  • Approaches work with maturity, humility, versatility, a solution-oriented mindset with a strong work ethic, and, of course, a sense of humor
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite programs is required; experience with ATS, CIR is preferred
  • Sets the highest standard of excellence for herself/himself
  • Is committed to acting with honesty and integrity in all matters involving Unity students, parents, staff, and community members

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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