Director of Elementary Math

Philadelphia, PA, United States
Per Year
May 04, 2019
Grade Level
Elementary School
Position Summary:

The Director of Elementary Math ensures that Mastery Charter elementary students, across all schools, produce breakthrough results in mathematics as measured by state college readiness assessments. The Director reports directly to the Deputy Chief Academic Officer, STEM and provides support to school leaders, drives a network strategy, and manages a high-functioning team to ensure we realize our mission of supporting students' post-secondary success.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Sets the organizational vision of quality elementary mathematics instruction, incorporating lessons learned from experts in the field, peer organizations, and internally implemented pilots

Drives network-wide strategy for student success in mathematics, including remediation and student supports and the use of technology to support student success (e.g. Zearn)

Leads mathematics curricula adoption and scaling strategy for elementary schools (SY2022-2023)

Develops and implements professional development for Mastery leaders (Assistant Principals of Instruction, Principals, and Teacher Coaches).

Monitors implementation of mathematics programming and responds to campus-based and network-wide assessment data.

Collaborates with other members of the Academic Team toward a unified vision of academic rigor, instructional excellence, and student success.

Manages, develops, and retains Assistant Directors to ensure a highly engaged and high-functioning team poised to meet goals.


The ideal candidate will:

Be a results-oriented individual - a flexible thinker willing to do "whatever it takes."

Have a deep belief in the Mastery Charter School mission and values.

Possess a ferocious desire to provide our students with a world class education.

Be familiar with Common Core shifts and standards and possess exceptional content knowledge.

Have strong experience analyzing and interpreting instructional data.

Have strong communication and interpersonal skills - exceptionally high emotional intelligence.

Be detail-oriented and highly organized with strong analytical writing skills.

Have experienced a high level of measurable success working with urban youth.

Have zest and a sense of humor and operates as a team-player.

Thrives in a high-accountability, fast-paced environment.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree in a related field

Master's degree preferred

5+ years of successful teaching experience preferred

Prior management experience required

Physical Requirements:

Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required such as traveling to network campuses and maneuvering in office space-reaching file cabinets, filing, faxing, coping, typing, mailing, and making phone calls; Must be able to sit for up to four (4) hours looking at a computer monitor, using a keyboard and mouse and typing.

Other Requirements:

Valid driver's license and access to a vehicle for travel when necessary.

About Mastery:

We believe educational inequity is the most pressing social problem facing our country and the civil rights issue of our day. Mastery exists to help solve this problem. Our ultimate goal is to create a model urban school district that serves all students with excellence. We are organized around one driving mission: All students learn the academic and personal skills they need to be truly prepared for postsecondary success and able to pursue their dreams. To fulfill this mission, we attend to the whole child - academically and emotionally - matching high expectations for students with high levels of support.

Mastery Charter Schools is a nonprofit network of more than 24 schools serving over 14,000 students in Philadelphia and Camden. We are the largest turnaround school operator in the nation and have been lauded by President Obama and the US Department of Education for our ability to dramatically boost academic achievement in historically low-performing schools.

We know neighborhood schools matter, all students deserve access to a great education, and the people in our building can grow and develop sustainably to make the biggest impact possible in this work.

Mastery Charter Schools is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from people of all backgrounds. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. We offer a full benefits program and opportunities for professional growth.
Primary Location:
Central Office
Salary Range:
Per Year
Shift Type:

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