WHIN Music Community Charter School is the first school of its kind! Built on the principles of El Sistema, WHIN is a place where children learn, grow, and make music together. At WHIN, we are building a nucleo, a community where staff, families, and students work together to make a powerful shift in public education that puts learners’ needs first.

Our Mission:
To provide our diverse student population with rigorous academic instruction, intensive music education and a positive learning environment so that every student can thrive academically and personally.

We believe…

  • that all children deserve a high quality education, with access to academic rigor, music creation, and a holistic approach to developing character.
  • that a collaboration with families ensures the greatest success for our learners.
  • that restorative justice, inquiry-based hands on learning, and authentic learning experiences provide the most effective environments for growth, success, and joy.

We are looking for an educational leader who is...

  • looking to grow and prosper in a collaborative work environment

  • excited about working in a school and neighborhood where diversity is central.

  • committed to supporting students be his/her best in pursuit of our mission

In action, our mission looks like caring deeply about all aspects of our young learners’ potential.

We make academics while also ensuring students’ character and personal growth. With music at our core, students experience working together to create something bigger than their individual skills every single day, and this approach extends to ourooms where project-based, hands-on learning cultivates curious, creative, and hardworking learners.

WHIN is currently seeking a high performing Director of Curriculum and Instruction ready to help grow a unique school community where compassion, kindness, and curiosity drive each and every day. Specifically, a Director of Curriculum and Instruction at WHIN is responsible for:

  • Managing the development and execution of a school wide math, literacy, social studies, and science curricula, aligning them with NY State Learning Standards

  • Leading the development and execution of grade level scope and sequences, pacing guides, and unit planning.

  • Designing and implementing student assessment systems

  • Serving as the Testing Coordinator for the school by generating and managing student assessment schedules, logistics, and data.

  • Observing and coaching teachers daily to help teachers develop his/her instructional strategies and improve student outcomes.

  • Contributing to the evaluation of academic staff.

  • Preparing and conducting professional development, data review sessions, and content-based team meetings.

  • Determining and coordinating high quality internal and external professional development opportunities for staff

  • Participating in staff recruitment.

  • Collaborating with other administrators to increase student achievement.

  • Creating and sharing accurate academic reports to the Principal in a timely manner.


Qualifications for the Director of Curriculum and Assessment are:

  • Expertise in literacy, math, and early learning processes

  • Proven track record for coaching teachers and increasing academic achievement.

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Keen analytical problem solving skills

  • Ability to work well on a team and communicate effectively

  • Ability to excel in a fast-paces, dynamic, and exciting school

  • Ability to work autonomously as well as take coaching as needed

  • Masters Degree in Education, Educational Leadership, or other related field.

  • At least five years’ classroom experience

  • School leadership, teacher mentor, content coaching experience preferred

  • Experience in urban schools and/or communities

  • A sense of humor and kindness towards your colleagues

Advanced proficiency in one or more of the following areas is strongly preferred

  • Bilingual (Spanish)

  • Music

  • Cooperative Learning Structures

  • Project Based Learning

  • UbD Curriculum Design

  • Responsive Classroom

  • Love and Logic Student Management

  • Restorative Justice

  • NY State and Common Core learning Standards

  • Benchmark, Formative, Summative, and Cornerstone Assessments

  • Cross Curricular Planning and Implementation

  • Demonstrated success raising achievement levels of all students

Compensation and Benefits: WHIN Music Community Charter School offers a competitive salary and benefits, fun and professional working environment, as well as ongoing development opportunities.

EEO Policy: WHIN Music Community Charter School is an equal rights and opportunity agency and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, ancestry, marital status, or any other legally protected classification in its activities, educational programs, or employment practices as required by Title VI, IX, and Section 504.