High​ ​School​ ​Dean​ ​of​ ​Science

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 Science 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​ ​Science​​ ​will​ ​be​ ​a​ ​leader​ ​in​ ​this exciting​ ​high​ ​school​ ​community,​ ​who​ ​will​ ​oversee​ ​science​ ​​ ​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​ ​Science​ ​will​ ​set​ ​the​ ​standard​ ​for​ ​an​ ​exceptionally high-level​ ​and​ ​academically​ ​sophisticated​ ​approach​ ​to​ ​science​ ​across​ ​9th​ ​through​ ​12th​ ​grade.​ ​This builds​ ​on​ ​a​ ​K-8​ ​curriculum​ ​that​ ​is​ ​unrivaled​ ​in​ ​the​ ​country,​ ​for​ ​its​ ​focus​ ​on​ ​discovery​ ​based​ ​science (beginning​ ​five​ ​days​ ​a​ ​week​ ​in​ ​Kindergarten).​ ​Success​ ​Academy​ ​schools​ ​are​ ​the​ ​highest​ ​achieving in​ ​New​ ​York​ ​State,​ ​providing​ ​the​ ​Dean​ ​of​ ​Science​ ​with​ ​an​ ​extraordinary​ ​opportunity​ ​to​ ​break​ ​new ground​ ​in​ ​high​ ​school.​ ​The​ ​Dean​ ​of​ ​Science​ ​will​ ​have​ ​a​ ​major​ ​role​ ​in​ ​shaping​ ​the​ ​academic​ ​culture of​ ​the​ ​school,​ ​and​ ​thus​ ​candidates​ ​should​ ​have​ ​a​ ​deep​ ​understanding​ ​of​ ​science,​ ​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.

Experiences​ ​and​ ​Qualifications

● A demonstrated ability to deliver rigorous, engaging instruction;
● A deep understanding of science, 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 science 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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