High​ ​School​ ​Dean​ ​of​ ​Literature

As the fastest growing, highest-performing charter school network in New York State, Success Academy has reimagined public education. Nationally recognized for achieving outstanding academic results for students from all backgrounds and zip codes, we have created an innovative K-12 school model that is preparing current and future generations of children with the subject mastery and skills to succeed in college and life. ​We​ ​are seeking ​leaders​ ​with​ ​an​ ​entrepreneurial spirit​ ​and​ ​a​ ​high​ ​standard​ ​of​ ​excellence​ ​to​ ​join​ ​our​ ​high​ ​school​ ​community,​ ​and​ ​propel​ ​our efforts​ ​to​ ​put​ ​thousands​ ​of​ ​New​ ​York​ ​City​ ​kids​ ​on​ ​a​ ​trajectory​ ​of​ ​educational​ ​excellence. We now need a results-driven High School Dean of Literature to join our community.

The​ ​Success​ ​Academy​ ​High​ ​School​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Liberal​ ​Arts​ ​is​ ​our​ ​flagship​ ​high​ ​school,​ ​offering​ ​a rigorous​ ​and​ ​engaging​ ​academic​ ​experience​ ​to​ ​scholars​ ​prepared​ ​by​ ​our​ ​elementary​ ​and​ ​middle school​ ​programs.​ ​We​ ​are​ ​set​ ​apart​ ​by​ ​our​ ​intensive​ ​focus​ ​on​ ​college​ ​persistence,​ ​ensuring​ ​that our​ ​mainly​ ​minority​ ​and​ ​low-income​ ​students​ ​gain​ ​not​ ​only​ ​admission​ ​to​ ​college​ ​but​ ​also​ ​the skills​ ​to​ ​flourish​ ​in​ ​and​ ​graduate​ ​from​ ​college​ ​in​ ​four​ ​years.​ ​​The​ ​Dean​ ​of​ ​Literature​​ ​will​ ​be​ ​a leader​ ​in​ ​this​ ​exciting​ ​high​ ​school​ ​community,​ ​who​ ​will​ ​oversee​ ​literature​ ​instruction​ ​at​ ​an exceptionally​ ​high​ ​level.​ ​He​ ​or​ ​she​ ​will​ ​play​ ​an​ ​integral​ ​role​ ​in​ ​the​ ​school,​ ​working​ ​closely​ ​with faculty​ ​and​ ​scholars​ ​on​ ​a​ ​daily​ ​basis.

Reporting​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Principal,​ ​the​ ​Dean​ ​of​ ​Literature​ ​will​ ​set​ ​the​ ​standard​ ​for​ ​an​ ​exceptionally high-level​ ​and​ ​academically​ ​sophisticated​ ​approach​ ​to​ ​literature​ ​across​ ​9th​ ​through​ ​12th​ ​grade. The​ ​Dean​ ​of​ ​Literature​ ​will​ ​have​ ​a​ ​major​ ​role​ ​in​ ​shaping​ ​the​ ​academic​ ​culture​ ​of​ ​the​ ​school,​ ​and thus​ ​candidates​ ​should​ ​have​ ​a​ ​deep​ ​understanding​ ​of​ ​literature,​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​extensive​ ​experience teaching​ ​and​ ​leading​ ​adults.

Responsibilities:

● Developing​ ​rigorous​ ​curriculum​ ​that​ ​will​ ​push​ ​scholars​ ​toward​ ​a​ ​deep​ ​understanding​ ​of the​ ​material;
● Driving​ ​teacher​ ​excellence​ ​by​ ​teaching​ ​faculty​ ​to​ ​plan​ ​and​ ​intellectually​ ​understand content​ ​at​ ​a​ ​high​ ​level,​ ​giving​ ​feedback,​ ​and​ ​coaching​ ​them​ ​on​ ​lesson​ ​implementation;
● Creating​ ​a​ ​culture​ ​of​ ​scholarship​ ​and​ ​critical​ ​thinking​ ​that​ ​will​ ​prepare​ ​scholars​ ​to​ ​excel​ ​in college;
● Using​ ​student​ ​achievement​ ​data​ ​and​ ​student​ ​and​ ​student​ ​work​ ​to​ ​drive​ ​instructional decisions;
● Teaching​ ​teachers​ ​to​ ​build​ ​relationships​ ​with​ ​students​ ​and​ ​their​ ​families​ ​and​ ​holding​ ​these critical​ ​constituencies​ ​responsible​ ​for​ ​outstanding​ ​academic​ ​and​ ​cultural​ ​outcomes;
● Owning​ ​academic​ ​achievement​ ​in​ ​the​ ​humanities​ ​while​ ​partnering​ ​with​ ​the​ ​Deans​ ​of History,​ ​Mathematics,​ ​and​ ​Science​ ​and​ ​other​ ​members​ ​on​ ​the​ ​leadership​ ​team​ ​to​ ​run​ ​an excellent​ ​school;
● Making​ ​school​ ​management​ ​decisions,​ ​including​ ​scheduling,​ ​staff​ ​recruitment​ ​and​ ​hiring and​ ​operational​ ​excellence.

Experiences​ ​and​ ​Qualifications

● A​ ​demonstrated​ ​ability​ ​to​ ​deliver​ ​rigorous,​ ​engaging​ ​instruction;
● A​ ​deep​ ​understanding​ ​of​ ​literature,​ ​preferably​ ​including​ ​an​ ​advanced​ ​degree;
● A​ ​record​ ​of​ ​success​ ​in​ ​exceptional​ ​student​ ​achievement;
● An​ ​eagerness​ ​to​ ​learn​ ​and​ ​a​ ​growth​ ​mindset;
● Well-developed​ ​emotional​ ​intelligence​ ​and​ ​moral​ ​character;
● An​ ​ability​ ​to​ ​frame​ ​and​ ​clearly​ ​communicate​ ​a​ ​unifying​ ​vision​ ​for​ ​the​ ​literature​ ​program;
● A​ ​high​ ​aptitude​ ​for​ ​problem​ ​solving,​ ​navigating​ ​challenging​ ​situations,​ ​and​ ​forging effective​ ​teaching​ ​teams;
● Exceptionally​ ​high​ ​standards​ ​for​ ​the​ ​quality​ ​of​ ​work​ ​and​ ​a​ ​reflex​ ​to​ ​improve​ ​at​ ​every​ ​turn.

To join our team, please upload a cover letter and resume that outlines your candidacy. Your cover letter should explain in detail your qualifications for the position. Resumes without cover letters will not be reviewed.

Success Academy Charter Schools is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from people of all backgrounds. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. Success Academy offers a full benefits program and opportunities for professional growth.

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