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Manager of Operations (High School)

START DATE:  Fall 2022

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 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:

  • 95% of our first two graduating classes earned their high school diploma in four years.
  • 100% of our graduates had formal college and career plans with a college matriculation rate of 76%. This compares favorably to a 58% college matriculation rate for students in NYC.
  • 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 and in our high school graduation rates.
  • 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, Facilities Associates, , and Internal Coverage Teachers
  • Ensures purchases are being made following defined financial policies and procedures
  • Manages facility, including maintenance, repairs, 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
  • Manages select student information data systems, including monitoring student attendance, metrocards, and transportation services
  • 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 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:

  • 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.

Director of High School Operations

START DATE:  Fall 2022

Overview of Position: Our Director of High School Operations is an essential member of our high school team.  They direct the school’s daily operations, which includes supervision of the school’s operations team, facilities, 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 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:

  • 95% of our first two graduating classes earned their high school diploma in four years.
  • 100% of our graduates had formal college and career plans with a college matriculation rate of 76%. This compares favorably to a 58% college matriculation rate for students in NYC.
  • 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 and in our high school graduation rates.
  • 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 Director of High School Operations include:

  • Directs and 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; facility usage and maintenance, 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 Associates, Facilities Associates, and Internal Coverage Teachers
  • Ensures purchases are being made following defined financial policies and procedures
  • 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
  • Manages select student information data systems, including monitoring, student attendance, metrocards, and transportation services
  • 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:

  • At least 2 years of experience as a operations director role in a school or in a comparable organization – explicit experience in leading and managing adults and teams
  • Proven ability to develop and coach direct reports so that they can experience professional growth and career advancement
  • Experience leading a team that has multiple functions across the organization and has the ability to coordinate the responsibilities of individuals to meet all school operational needs
  • 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.

Math Teacher (Middle and High School)

START DATE: August 2022

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 to experience secondary and postsecondary success, including the desire and capacity to learn independently, think critically, and communicate proficiently.  Our Math teachers have the privilege and responsibility of delivering on these outcomes as they advance students’ knowledge and skills as 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 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:

  • 95% of our first two graduating classes earned their high school diploma in four years.
  • 100% of our graduates had formal college and career plans with a college matriculation rate of 76%. This compares favorably to a 58% college matriculation rate for students in NYC.
  • 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 and in our high school graduation rates.
  • 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 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

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, engaging, and culturally responsive curricula that align to Common Core standards
  • A balance of high expectations and high support, a growth mindset, and an innate joy in working with adolescents
  • Strong interpersonal and classroom management skills with a focus on building strong relationships with students and families
  • 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

Reading Interventionist (Middle School)

START DATE: September 2022

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 to experience secondary and postsecondary success, including the desire and capacity to learn independently, think critically, and communicate proficiently.  Our Reading Interventionists have the privilege and responsibility of delivering on these outcomes as they provide specialized literacy support to our students with unique needs and talents.

Overview of Unity – Our Model and Approach: Unity Preparatory Charter School of Brooklyn (Unity) is a tuition-free, open-enrollment, independent charter school that offers a progressive education in the liberal arts & sciences to over 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 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:

  • 95% of our first two graduating classes earned their high school diploma in four years.
  • 100% of our graduates had formal college and career plans with a college matriculation rate of 76%. This compares favorably to a 58% college matriculation rate for students in NYC.
  • 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 and in our high school graduation rates.
  • 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 Reading Interventionists include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Accelerate students’ reading skills by teaching targeted literacy intervention to students using research-based strategies and resources in individual and small group settings
  • Develops and maintains strong, trusting relationships with students that reading growth and confidence
  • Utilizes research-based programs that are conducive to student growth and appropriate to the maturity and interests of students
  • Reviews student assessment data and assists with placing students in appropriate reading and writing intervention and support services
  • Maintains accurate and up-to-date records of student progress
  • Collaborates with teachers to provide reading support in line with what students are experiencing in their classes
  • Contributes to the school’s smooth and efficient operation by fulfilling required administrative duties and responsibilities and maintaining open and proactive communication with colleagues
  • Builds strong relationships with families through consistent communication and in following through on commitments

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

  • develop their craft and improve as educators through multiple forms of support and training
  • assume titles with commensurate responsibilities while remaining classroom practitioners
  • be generously compensated and formally recognized for their positive contributions to the school

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

  • Formal experience in providing specialized literacy support to students
  • A proven track record in accelerating student growth and mastery
  • Formal experience in planning, implementing, and assessing CCLS-aligned curricula
  • A keen interest in and knowledge of teaching literacy, current educational trends, blended learning practices, methods, research, and technology, and program planning and implementation
  • A balance of high expectations and high support, a growth mindset, and an innate joy in working with adolescents
  • Strong interpersonal and classroom/course management skills
  • An openness and responsiveness to constructive feedback and a strong commitment to continuous improvement and professional growth
  • A strong work ethic that features organization, multi-tasking, flexibility, an orientation toward solutions, and a pride in meeting deadlines
  • Expertise in working with diverse populations of students and families, and in differentiating instruction to fully support the needs of diverse learners
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and experience working collaboratively in team settings
  • Approaches the profession with maturity, humility, versatility (i.e., embraces the ambiguity and excitement associated with start-ups), of course, a sense of humor
  • A Master’s Degree and certified in special education in New York

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

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

Physical Education Teacher (High School)

START DATE: July 2022 

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 Physical Education Teacher has the privilege and responsibility of delivering on these outcomes as students demonstrate the knowledge, skills, confidence, and pride to lead healthy and physically active 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 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:

  • 95% of our first two graduating classes earned their high school diploma in four years.
  • 100% of our graduates had formal college and career plans with a college matriculation rate of 76%. This compares favorably to a 58% college matriculation rate for students in NYC.
  • 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 and in our high school graduation rates.
  • 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 Physical Education Teacher include but are not limited to the following:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chairperson of the English Language Arts Department & Instructional Coach (Middle School)

START DATE: Summer 2022

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 to experience secondary and postsecondary success, including the desire and capacity to learn independently, think critically, and communicate proficiently.  Our Chairperson of the Middle School English Language Arts (ELA) Department & Instructional Coach has the privilege and responsibility of leading our team of ELA teachers in the delivery of these outcomes as they advance students’ knowledge and skills as powerful readers, writers, and communicators.

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 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:

  • 95% of our first two graduating classes earned their high school diploma in four years.
  • 100% of our graduates had formal college and career plans with a college matriculation rate of 76%. This compares favorably to a 58% college matriculation rate for students in NYC.
  • 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 and in our high school graduation rates.
  • 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 Middle School ELA Chairperson & Instructional Coach has the privilege and responsibility of ensuring that our students acquire the essential knowledge and skills as powerful readers, writers, thinkers, and communicators, as measured by course credit accrual, performance on Regents and Advanced Placement exams, in addition to building and retaining a high-performing team of ELA educators.  To this end, key responsibilities of ELA Chairperson & Instructional Coach includes but are not limited to the following:

  • Leads in ensuring high quality of classroom instruction at department level through high-impact instructional coaching
  • Leads in the development of HS-ready and engaging course curricula and standards-aligned, spiraled assessments
  • Trains, supports, and supervises teachers and learning specialists at dept. level – is responsible for developing teacher’s capacities in accordance with instructional vision
  • Model-teaches and/or co-teaches up to two sections within their content at an exemplary level
  • Ensures that teachers and learning specialists at department level manage classrooms in accordance with our classroom essentials
  • Manages the utilization of formative and summative assessment data to drive instruction and student proficiency/growth at dept. Level
  • Builds, manages, and retains strong department team

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

  • At least two years of instructional leadership experience
  • A proven track record in accelerating student growth and mastery
  • A demonstrated capacity to plan rigorous, engaging, and culturally responsive curricula that align to Common Core standards
  • A balance of high expectations and high support, a growth mindset, and an innate joy in working with adolescents
  • Strong interpersonal and classroom management skills with a focus on building strong relationships with students and families
  • 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

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.

Associate Athletic Director and Physical Education Teacher

START DATE: July 2022

Overview of Position: A strong and dedicated faculty is paramount to best serving our students and families and to establishing Unity as an exemplary school. Most critically, our faculty equip students with the knowledge and skills needed, including the desire and capacity to learn independently, think critically, and communicate proficiently, to experience secondary and postsecondary success.  Our Athletic Director and Physical Education Teacher has the privilege and responsibility of delivering on these outcomes as students demonstrate the highest level of sportsmanship and grace and take pride in leading a healthy lifestyle.

Overview of Unity – Our Model and Approach: Unity Preparatory Charter School of Brooklyn (Unity) is a tuition-free, open-enrollment, independent charter school that offers a progressive education in the liberal arts & sciences to over 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 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:

  • 95% of our first two graduating classes earned their high school diploma in four years.
  • 100% of our graduates had formal college and career plans with a college matriculation rate of 76%. This compares favorably to a 58% college matriculation rate for students in NYC.
  • 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 and in our high school graduation rates.
  • 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 Athletic Director and Physical Education Teacher include but are not limited to the following:

  • Ensures that all scholar athletes and coaches represent Unity with greatest degree of grace, sportsmanship, and pride
  • Oversees all aspects of the high school athletic program, including hiring of staff and coaches, student participation and eligibility, scheduling of games and practices, ordering and maintenance of equipment for teams and facilities, and promotion of events and matches among the community
  • Interviews, hires, trains, supervises and manages all coaches with the goal of developing the strongest and most dedicated coaching staff possible
  • Manages high school athletic budget and initiates fundraising campaigns for teams as necessary
  • Leads in creating comprehensive athletic schedule, including matches, contests, and practices
  • Oversees and/or ensures that all home contests are carried out in a timely, well-facilitated, and safe manner; proactively takes appropriate steps to ensure the safety of all athletic teams during away contests
  • Supervises and manages coaching staff on scheduling game days and practices throughout the sports season, ensuring no scheduling conflict occurs between different teams for use of shared.
  • Stays abreast and adheres to all school, league, and conference guidelines and policies, including but not limited to the National Collegiate Athletic Association
  • As Associate Athletic Director, reports directly to Unity’s High School Co-Principal of Culture and Operations and Director of Performing Arts and Athletics
  • Plans rigorous and engaging physical education curricula that caters to the unique physical talents, needs, and multiple intelligences of students alongside colleagues
  • Implements specially designed lessons that are guided by clear objectives that focus on conceptual understanding and that are assessed routinely for student mastery
  • Provides additional remediation and acceleration based on formative assessments so that individual students are appropriately challenged according to their zones of proximal development
  • Collaborates with the founding team to create, implement, and refine schoolwide and classroom-based systems, routines, and procedures
  • Ensures that classroom time is utilized through sound management practices and by developing strong and trusting relationships with students
  • Develops, implements, and/or manages individualized behavioral intervention plans to support students meeting established academic and non-academic goals
  • Actively participates in opportunities to strengthen her/his own pedagogical skills as well as contributes to the learning of colleagues
  • Serves as a coach during each of the school’s three athletic seasons
  • Serves as an advisor to students to support their academic and non-academic growth and development
  • Contributes to the school’s smooth and efficient operation by fulfilling required administrative duties and responsibilities and maintaining open and proactive communication with colleagues
  • Builds strong relationships with families through consistent communication and in following through on commitments

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Part-Time Data Analyst (60% remote / 40% on-site)

START DATE: Spring 2022

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 to experience secondary and postsecondary success, including the desire and capacity to learn independently, think critically, and communicate proficiently.  Our Data Analyst has the privilege and responsibility of managing, analyzing and reporting school-based data such that we are well-positioned to deliver on these outcomes.

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 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:

  • 95% of our first two graduating classes earned their high school diploma in four years.
  • 100% of our graduates had formal college and career plans with a college matriculation rate of 76%. This compares favorably to a 58% college matriculation rate for students in NYC.
  • 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 and in our high school graduation rates.
  • 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 Data Analyst includes, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Manages school-level data and data systems, including Illuminate and Star; serves as a point-person for these platforms and trouble-shoots systems when necessary
  • Analyzes school-level data, including state examinations, Regents, Star data, interim assessment data generated through Illuminate
  • Builds and supports maintenance of select dashboards, trackers, and databases, including MS and HS grading and attendance, instructional coaching, credit accrual toward graduation, and postsecondary status
  • Analyzes select assessments to ensure alignment to earlier assessments and predictiveness towards EOY assessments
  • Develops, manages, and/or analyzes the responses of select surveys, including Panorama
  • Trains leaders and teachers in use of schoolwide data systems, including Illuminate and Star, and around validity and reliability of analysis
  • Presents data analyses to stakeholders, including Unity’s Board of Trustees, school leaders, faculty, staff, and families
  • Supports the Director of Administration with select state reports
  • Manages data intern(s)

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, engaging, and culturally responsive curricula that align to Common Core standards
  • A balance of high expectations and high support, a growth mindset, and an innate joy in working with adolescents
  • Strong interpersonal and classroom management skills with a focus on building strong relationships with students and families
  • 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 as a New Language (ENL) Specialist

START DATE: August 2022

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 to experience secondary and postsecondary success, including the desire and capacity to learn independently, think critically, and communicate proficiently.  Our ENL Specialists have the privilege and responsibility of realizing these outcomes among our new English language learners.

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 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:

  • 95% of our first two graduating classes earned their high school diploma in four years.
  • 100% of our graduates had formal college and career plans with a college matriculation rate of 76%. This compares favorably to a 58% college matriculation rate for students in NYC.
  • 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 and in our high school graduation rates.
  • 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 ENL 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 ELL/MLL students.
  • Implement Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) in a small group setting with a focus on teaching English language skills.
  • Utilize data from most recent NYSESLAT and formative assessments to adjust instruction on a regular basis.

Computer Science Teacher (Middle and High School)

START DATE: August 2022

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 to experience secondary and postsecondary success, including the desire and capacity to learn independently, think critically, and communicate proficiently.  Our Computer Science Teachers have the privilege and responsibility of delivering on these outcomes as they advance students’ knowledge and skills as burgeoning 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 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:

  • 95% of our first two graduating classes earned their high school diploma in four years.
  • 100% of our graduates had formal college and career plans with a college matriculation rate of 76%. This compares favorably to a 58% college matriculation rate for students in NYC.
  • 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 and in our high school graduation rates.
  • 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 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

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, engaging, and culturally responsive curricula that align to Common Core standards
  • A balance of high expectations and high support, a growth mindset, and an innate joy in working with adolescents
  • Strong interpersonal and classroom management skills with a focus on building strong relationships with students and families
  • 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.

Humanities Special Education Teacher (Middle and High School) 2022-23

START DATE: August 2022

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 to experience secondary and postsecondary success, including the desire and capacity to learn independently, think critically, and communicate proficiently.  Our Humanities Special Education Teachers 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 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:

  • 95% of our first two graduating classes earned their high school diploma in four years.
  • 100% of our graduates had formal college and career plans with a college matriculation rate of 76%. This compares favorably to a 58% college matriculation rate for students in NYC.
  • 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 and in our high school graduation rates.
  • 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, engaging, and culturally responsive 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 classroom 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

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, engaging, and culturally responsive curricula that align to Common Core standards
  • A balance of high expectations and high support, a growth mindset, and an innate joy in working with adolescents
  • Strong interpersonal and classroom management skills with a focus on building strong relationships with students and families
  • 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.

Learning Specialist (Middle and High School) 2022-23

START DATE: August 2022 

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 to experience secondary and postsecondary success, including the desire and capacity to learn independently, think critically, and communicate proficiently.  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 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:

  • 95% of our first two graduating classes earned their high school diploma in four years.
  • 100% of our graduates had formal college and career plans with a college matriculation rate of 76%. This compares favorably to a 58% college matriculation rate for students in NYC.
  • 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 and in our high school graduation rates.
  • 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, engaging, and culturally responsive 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 classroom 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

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, engaging, and culturally responsive curricula that align to Common Core standards
  • A balance of high expectations and high support, a growth mindset, and an innate joy in working with adolescents
  • Strong interpersonal and classroom management skills with a focus on building strong relationships with students and families
  • 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.

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