Leadership at Zeta

At Zeta, our leadership team is a critical component of our school design. Reporting to the, Principal, our school-based Academic Director will have direct accountability for the academic performance of his/her Zeta School. With deep expertise in teaching and learning, curriculum development, and training, our Academic Directors help to set the vision for academic excellence at his/her Zeta School in alignment with the network of Zeta Schools.


Throughout the school year, Academic Director will receive regular professional coaching and development and work to develop their skills alongside their Managing Director/Principal with an opportunity to lead our Zeta Schools as a Principal as we continue to scale.


As an Academic Director, you will be responsible for:


  • Implementing and managing rigorous curriculum, instruction, and assessments at his/her Zeta School

  • Building relationships with parents, students, teachers to drive school culture and student achievement

  • Managing and implementing structures for special education, academic intervention, and supplemental instruction at the school level that effectively support our students

  • Partnering the Managing Director of Academics to implement a scope and sequence of professional development and training for all instructional team members

  • Analyzing data and using results to drive instruction, curriculum development, and training

  • Implementing observation and feedback cycles to continually improve instructional practice and drive performance management

  • Proactively driving innovation, identifying gaps, trying new approaches, and tackling problems from many angles and with creative solutions


We are looking for ambitious Academic Directors with a Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 3-5 years of expertise in teaching and leading. Our Academic Directors should also demonstrate the following core skills as a member of our leader team:


  • Demonstrated passion for the mission, vision, and core values of Zeta Charter Schools

  • High levels of ownership and accountability for academic outcomes and student progress

  • Excellent writing, communications, and relationship-building skills

  • Strong strategic thinking, analytical, and creative problem-solving skills

  • Strong leadership and management skills, including the ability to hire and develop top talent

  • Strong project management experience that drives efficiency and excellence in all aspects of work

  • Ability to work seamlessly between high-level strategy and detail-oriented work

  • Strong systems-thinking skills to create and maintain academic programs within the school

  • Passion for driving innovation, disrupting the status quo, trying new approaches, and tackling problems from many angles and with creative solutions


Zeta Charter Schools is seeking candidates who can start on July 15, 2019. Compensation is commensurate with experience. Zeta Charter Schools offers a competitive compensation package.


Work authorization required (candidate must have permanent authorization to work in the U.S.). Zeta Charter Schools is an equal opportunity employer and has a strong commitment to diversity. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


About Zeta

Zeta Charter Schools is a next generation charter school network in NYC that launched two public charter schools in the South Bronx and Inwood communities, with plans to grow to ten schools serving Pre-K-12th grades. As we expand to K-2 for the 2019-2020 school year, Zeta Charter Schools is focused on a people-first culture that maintains high expectations to enable team members to grow personally and professionally. Zeta’s mission is to build and maintain high-performing schools that forge thriving communities of lifelong learners, innovators, and problem solvers.


What makes Zeta unique?

In addition to cultivating a high-performance culture that fosters extraordinary outcomes, Zeta Charter Schools has a focus on innovation learning as well as mindfulness and wellness to drive our rigorous hands-on academics. With the implementation and adaptation of Compass Programming, we promote an environment of mindfulness that serves as a strong foundation for a respectful school community. Additionally, we believe our Zeta design combines the best of an academically rigorous education, focused on critical thinking and problem solving, with cutting edge technology and tools.  

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