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 at least 4 years of teaching and leading to extraordinary outcomes.


Leadership Coaching and Development 

Throughout the school year, the Resident Principal 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.


Key responsibilities 

  • 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 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

  • Setting the long-term vision for the educational experience and customer service-driven, people-first culture at Zeta Schools

  • Holding yourself and your team accountable for student academic outcomes, rigorous curriculum and instruction, effective professional development, customer service, and a people-first culture

  • Building a world-class work environment to hire, retain, and develop exceptionally talented people with a positive team mentalityIdentifying and spreading best practices and innovations that lead to great outcomes

  • Owning school culture data and utilizing Zeta’s vision of WOW in Family Service to ensure that students are at school on time every day

  • Fostering an environment of deep collaboration with families, caregivers, and community members by building strong relationships and engagement in the school experience


Required Qualifications


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

  • Demonstrated capacity for problem-solving, ownership and a deep investment in student outcomes

  • Proven track record of leading, managing, and coaching teams to meet outcomes  

  • 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

  • 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

  • Demonstrated ability to manage and navigate challenging student, family, staff situations with empath,  efficiency, and humility


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.