Zeta Charter Schools

Elementary Head Teacher [2023-24]

3+ months agoNew York, NY

Write Your Story at Zeta!

Follow your passion

Are you looking to make a BIG impact? 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 passionate about changing the public education landscape for all of New York City’s children, and we are uncompromising in our mission.

Currently, we operate multiple schools in the Bronx and Upper Manhattan. We are growing our schools because children in every community deserve excellent, equitable education. We plan to open 1-2 schools each year. Join our growing team today, and be a change agent for children.

Deliver powerful results 

To achieve our vision, we are searching for Elementary Head Teachers with a Bachelor’s degree and at least 1-2+ years of lead teaching experience (NY certification preferred) with a proven record of propelling extraordinary student growth.


- Plan inquiry-based, academically rigorous lessons that inspire curiosity in all students

- Build a classroom culture that fosters students’ genuine love for learning and creates a sense of community for our families

- Internalize and deeply understand Zeta’s academic content and social-emotional curriculum

- Utilize data-driven approaches and teaching resources to drive student achievement 

- Develop authentic, meaningful relationships with students and families to support students’ personal and academic growth 

- Collaborate with colleagues and participate in weekly professional development opportunities with leaders and colleagues to benefit from feedback that will help you grow as an educator

Join our purpose-driven community 

Zeta teammates are lifelong learners who live with child-like joy and a deep sense of purpose. We disrupt the status quo and tackle problems together. Our team stands united by our commitment to a limitless future for every child. 

Our Zeta team is comprised of top talent with incredible schooling and private sector experience. You will make a tremendous team member at Zeta if you:

- Are passionate about our mission of providing world-class education to all students

- Bring a mindset of growth, flexibility, and openness to feedback

- Are hungry and determined to not only meet your goals, but surpass them

- Are humble, willing to put the team’s needs ahead of your own, and committed to contributing to a collaborative work environment

- Are well organized and detail-oriented

How does Zeta invest in you? 


- Comprehensive and affordable medical, dental, and vision plans

- Flexible spending accounts for eligible medical purchases and commuter expenses

- 403(b) retirement plan; Zeta offers matching contributions toward your savings 

- Top-of-market competitive compensation


- MacBook Air 

- Zeta swag

- Specified monthly reimbursement for use of mobile phone

- Fully stocked teacher workrooms with favorite snacks and Nespresso machine

- NYC’s finest sweet treats 

- Team outings 

Personal and Professional Growth: 

- Clear pathway to professional growth

- Consistent feedback and support from managers and teammates 

- Community Circle practice to build and strengthen our sense of team

- Interactive DEIJ programming

- Mindfulness retreats

The start date for this position is July 24, 2023.  The salary range for this position is between $58,500 and $106,000. Compensation is based on our salary scales that take into account candidates' relevant experience and certification status.

Apply Now!

Equity is at the heart of our mission. We have a deep commitment to pursuing diversity and striving for equity. Zeta is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Work authorization is required (candidate must have permanent authorization to work in the U.S.).

Client-provided location(s): New York, NY, USA
Job ID: 5367767003

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Fitness Subsidies
    • Long-Term Disability
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Life Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Health Insurance
    • HSA
    • FSA
  • Parental Benefits

    • Non-Birth Parent or Paternity Leave
    • Birth Parent or Maternity Leave
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Company Outings
    • Some Meals Provided
    • Snacks
    • Happy Hours
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Paid Holidays
    • Paid Vacation
  • Financial and Retirement

    • 401(K)
  • Professional Development

    • Promote From Within
    • Tuition Reimbursement