Assistant Head of School

Hebrew Public Charter Schools for Global Citizens
New York City, NY, US

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Assistant Head of School

Hebrew Public issued a COVID Vaccine mandate for all staff. This will require all staff to receive the COVID Vaccination.

Start Date: Summer 2022

Location: Harlem Hebrew (147 St. Nicholas Avenue, New York, NY 10026)

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About the Organization:

Hebrew Public Charter Schools for Global Citizens

Hebrew Public a national network of diverse-by-design public charter schools that teach children of all backgrounds to become productive global citizens. Our schools are models of racial and economic integration, academic excellence, and foreign language learning.

About the Position:

Hebrew Public believes that strong Assistant Heads of School are integral to the success of their schools. We are seeking an inspiring leader who will co-lead the school community in achieving its academic and organizational goals by building and maintaining a strong academic culture, and developing and cultivating enduring relationships with students, teachers, parents, community members and stakeholders. Reporting to the Head of School, the Assistant Head of School will serve as one of the school's leaders, and will, as the team grows, manage a diverse team of instructional and operational staff.

This opportunity is ideal for a visionary and driven individual to play a leadership role in helping to co-lead a school committed to helping students attain high levels of academic achievement.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Coach, develop, and manage teachers by providing regular, on-going instructional feedback and support
  • Conduct beginning, mid-year, and end of year evaluations for all direct reports.
  • Build an active, engaged professional learning community among the school's staff.
  • Partner with the Hebrew Public and school leadership teams to provide high-quality professional development based on identified school and teacher needs.
  • Partner with staff, community leaders, community-based organizations and others to recruit a diverse student body.
  • Partner with the Head of School to build a culture of continuous improvement and to set rigorous instructional goals that meet the needs of all students and result in great outcomes
  • Actively monitor the progress of student and staff growth through collection of formal and informal data; analyze data in collaboration with the leadership team to inform strategic and instructional planning.
  • Serve as a collaborative partner with the CMO and Head of School, both in areas of community engagement and instructional vision.
  • Develop and sustain a strong, positive, rigorous, nurturing school culture.
  • Manage relationships with key stakeholder groups, including parents, teachers, students, the Board of Directors, community organizations, and the School's authorizer.
  • Partner with the school's leadership team and network support staff to ensure the use of effective, research-based teaching methodologies and practices.
  • Partner with Hebrew Public's Director of Talent and Recruitment to recruit and select a team of talented educators.
  • Develop both long-term and short-term strategic plans to support school development to support school growth and improvement.
  • Model and teach the school's core values (OLAM) by being someone who is an Outstanding Problem Solver, an Aware Communicator, a Lifelong Learner, and Making a difference.


The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:
  • A passion for and record of driving student achievement and overall success in diverse communities.
  • Experience successfully engaging and being responsive to parent input and concerns.
  • High standards for student achievement and behavior.
  • Deep curriculum knowledge and familiarity with student assessments.
  • Strong instructional and classroom management expertise with proven results
  • Responsible for the supervision of a small team
  • A deep belief that all students can thrive in a challenging, high-quality, nurturing and supportive learning environment.
  • Experience in managing and coaching teachers to great outcomes.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills and a proven record of creating and fostering excellent relationships through teamwork and empathy.
  • A strong work ethic and commitment to results.
  • Proven ability and desire to work in a creative and innovative environment.
  • Charisma and the ability to motivate staff and students toward common goals.
  • An authentic commitment to the Hebrew Public mission and school model.
  • An ideal candidate will have the following attributes: self -knowledge, interpersonal skills, intelligence, work ethic, self-care, mission alignment.

Educational Background and Work Experience:
  • Bachelor's Degree required; Masters preferred
  • A minimum of three years of experience as a successful elementary or middle school teacher, ideally in a public-school setting.
  • A minimum of two years of experience in an educational leadership role, ideally in an elementary or middle school setting.
  • Knowledge of dual-language methodology and education practices a plus, but not required.
  • Knowledge of New York's charter school landscape a plus, but not required.


Salary and benefits will be highly competitive and commensurate with experience.

Hebrew Public is committed to building a diverse staff team that reflects the communities we serve and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply.

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