At Ascend, we’re excited about professionals who are fired up about our liberal arts program, positive approach to discipline, and commitment to serve all students. Join us as we foster innate curiosities, encourage discussion and debate, and guide students to think their own way through to answers.
The managing director of talent development will have overall responsibility for the development of educators at Ascend. He or she will establish the network’s bold vision for adult development, and will building and continually refine Ascend’s systems and practices for developing talent and leadership at Ascend schools.
The managing director will establish the vision for all Ascend’s talent development programs, including the professional development of school leaders, the Resident Director program, and the Teaching Fellow Program (including mentor teachers), and will determine and codify Ascend practices for adult training and development.
The managing director of talent development will collaborate closely with the chief curriculum officer, curriculum design team directors, managing directors of schools, and school directors, and will report to the chief schools officer.
This role is an ideal opportunity for a dynamic and visionary educator, known for exceptional adult training skills, to grow and shape the leaders and teachers of Ascend.
Why extraordinary professionals choose Ascend
Ascend is a network of K-12 public charter schools serving 4,000 students across 10 schools in Central Brooklyn. Our mission is to lead our students on a great intellectual journey, providing them with an exceptional education and placing them firmly on the path to success in college and beyond.
We guide our students to think critically and independently and to enjoy education as an end in itself. We teach a rich and rigorous liberal arts curriculum that nurtures students’ natural curiosity about the world. We foster a positive, non-punitive school culture where students feel connected, empowered, and safe to take academic risks. Even our school buildings are designed to reflect our high aspirations for teaching and learning and the notable accomplishments that occur within our walls.
To create this kind of vibrant learning community, we invest heavily in our faculty by providing ongoing professional training and support, and encourage our educators to collaborate closely and push each other to achieve great outcomes.
You can learn more about the Ascend approach by visiting our website.
The managing director of talent development will
Staff and reporting relationships
The managing director of talent development shall report directly to Ascend’s chief schools officer and collaborate closely with network departments and Ascend’s schools team.
Skills, Traits, and Beliefs
Ascend Learning offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. Please visit www.ascendcharterschools.org/careers to learn more about the benefits of working at Ascend.
Ascend Learning is an equal opportunity employer and an organization that values diversity.