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Western New York Superintendent

Gateway Academy
Newark, NJ, US

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The BRICK Education Network (BEN) mission is to relentlessly knock down all barriers to students' academic success. Our innovative model aligns an individualized excellent education with the necessary family supports to make sure each and every child can succeed. It's our vision that each and every child will have an unimpeded path to unlocking their limitless potential.

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Joining the BRICK Education Network is a great opportunity to be part of an exciting entrepreneurial organization. BEN's unique approach to transforming public education puts successful students and world-class schools at the center of vibrant communities. Powered by diverse leaders and a commitment to fighting the status quo, BRICK is building resilient, intelligent, creative kids by equipping them with a high-quality, nurturing education and thriving, engaged families to support their success from cradle to career. By 2023, BRICK will serve 4,000 students. Be on the lookout for BRICK schools opening near you-with continued growth in Newark and new launches in Buffalo, New York (2021) and a soon to be announced third region.


Role: The Western New York Superintendent will be charged with laying the foundation for BRICK's success in the region. BRICK opened its first campus in Buffalo in August 2023 and is currently working in the Rochester community to open a school in the coming years. There is an Executive Director in the region and we are looking for the Superintendent to partner with the ED as we grow the region to scale. The goal is to grow the region to 7 schools (4 sites) in 5 years, educating 3,000 students once scaled.

Essential Funcrions
    • Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
    • Region Development:
    • Build personal and professional network in order to cultivate future instructional and leadership talent for the BRICK Education Network schools
    • Work with the Regional Board of Trustees in Buffalo
    • Build a Regional Board of Trustees in Rochester
    • Learn BRICK's academic, operational and financial model, and build relationships within the organization
    • Develop and articulate a teachable point of view (TPOV) for BRICK Western New York region
    • Hire the Principal for each school

    • Region Management:
    • Observe schools on a daily basis and partner with principals to constantly evaluate and improve instruction
    • Coach principals on the implementation of curriculum, assessments, and other aspects of the BRICK Education Network program at schools
    • Analyze student achievement data to improve school programs, pinpoint errors, and improve outcomes
    • Manage principals to plan and implement summer and school-year training and content-area professional development for teachers in network
    • Partner with BRICK Education Network leadership to support operational and compliance needs for the region and schools
    • Manage and support BRICK's regional office team to achieve results for students
    • Earn broad community support for BRICK's mission and work
    • Partner with BRICK Education Network home office to meet organizational needs, including development, marketing, recruitment, human capital, and other relevant functions
    • Perform other related duties as required and assigned
Knowledge and Skills
    • Experience utilizing data and analyzing results to tell a story
    • Successful experience in relationship development, building personal trust and making successful grant proposal presentations
    • Persuasive writing skills for grant writing, reporting and donor communications (proposals, email, letter, etc.)
    • Ability to communicate BRICK's vision with an external audience
    • Comfort with collaboration and coordination of relationships with decision makers and influencers of organizations
    • Demonstrated capacity to take initiative, and manage multiple projects with limited supervision
    • Experience working in a fast-paced, results-oriented, highly entrepreneurial environment
    • Must be willing to travel between home office (Newark), Rochester, and Buffalo. Position is to be based in Western New York.
    • Master's degree is required
    • At least 4 years of experience as a high-performing school leader is required
    • Current authorization to work in the United States - A candidate must have such authorization by his or her first day of employment
    • Reliable transportation
    • Ability to some work late nights and weekends
    • An eagerness to set ambitious, challenging, and tangible goals, and a relentless drive to achieve them
    • An ability to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment and a capacity to remain calm and focused when faced with unexpected challenges
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including strong public speaking skills
    • Bilingual is helpful but not required
Salary, Goals and Employment Period
    • Salary Range: Depending on experience
    • Full time
    • Employment Period: Twelve Months
    • Fringe Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, and 401K
$100,000 - $170,000 semi monthly

BRICK is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. BRICK promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.


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