Join our mission

At Zeta, we pursue an unprecedented combination of high academic achievement and social-emotional development. We insist that every child receives a world-class education while fostering a love for learning. We are changing the public education landscape for all of New York City’s children, and we are uncompromising in our mission. 

To achieve our vision, we are searching for proven leaders with a Bachelor's Degree and 3-5 years experience in teaching and leading a team to excellent outcomes  who are fueled by a passion for their team’s success and continual improvement.   

Deliver incredible results

As an Academic Director at Zeta, you will drive the academic achievement of your school while fostering a flourishing learning community amongst students, families, and teachers. With the support and guidance of the school’s Principal and our network academic team, you will oversee tremendous academic outcomes for all students in all subjects leveraging academic data, implementing differentiated instruction, and ideating creative solutions to extraordinary challenges.   

You will set the standard for excellence in content knowledge, planning and implementation. By providing meaningful and actionable feedback while building strong relationships you will develop our teachers into an efficient and high-achieving team. You will also build relationships with students and families, driving for strong school culture. 

The Academic Director owns all academic outcomes at the school, which requires  a deep knowledge of the content and curriculum and the ability to recognize, both in data and in practice, where teachers need additional support and development.       

Become a part of our world-class team

Here at Zeta, you will receive constant support while working with a world-class team. Every week, school teams have dedicated time to engage in professional development workshops and mindfulness routines, which you would assist in creating and leading. Throughout the school day, you would support and coach your teaching staff. 

As a school leader, you would communicate often with other school leaders and around the network, completing regular leader-specific professional development. You would work closely with your school’s Principal, your school’s Grade Team Leaders, and the network’s entire academic support team.      

Bring your whole self

We need team members who are passionate about our mission, vision, and core values. You will make a tremendous team member at Zeta if you bring a mindset of growth, flexibility, and openness to feedback. You are hungry and determined to not only meet your goals, but surpass them at all costs. You are highly skilled at effectively communicating with your team members, both in good times and bad.


We maintain an unrelenting focus on team, so you must be humble, willing to put the team’s needs ahead of your own, and committed to contributing to a collaborative work environment.  At Zeta, your voice will be valued. 


We want lifelong learners who live with child-like joy and passion. At Zeta, we need you to bring your passion for learning, disrupting the status quo, and tackling problems with creative solutions.   Bring your whole self to Zeta.

Apply Now

Currently, Zeta operates two schools, one in upper Manhattan and one in the South Bronx. We have big growth plans because the educational crisis is massive and requires big solutions.  We plan to open two schools each year starting in 2020. Join our growing team today, and change the landscape of public education in New York City. If you can’t wait to get started, apply now!

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