At Ascend, we’re excited about educators 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.
At Ascend, we seek leaders who are passionate about both curriculum, culture, and coaching - who want to spend their time discussing, preparing, and immersing themselves in the content and professional development they provide to teachers. Leaders are responsible for inspiring teachers to excel in their jobs and to motivate students to achieve their highest potentials. They provide instructional and administrative leadership to the teaching staff, oversee the implementation of the curriculum, coordinate assessments, and monitor students’ academic performance. They are responsible for shaping and sustaining the school’s distinctive culture and ensuring that the students internalize the school’s values and aspirations for academic excellence. They lead the teaching staff and oversee the implementation of school-wide systems and procedures. Leaders at Ascend share a hunger for feedback and professional growth, and a dedication to excellence.
Leadership positions include: managing director of schools; school director; resident school director; dean of instruction; dean of students; director of culture; and dean of student services.
Why extraordinary leaders lead at 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.
Leading at Ascend means growing deeply in your career, expressing your voice, and playing a defining role in the future of your students, your school, and the Ascend network.
You can learn more about the Ascend approach by visiting our website.
Responsibilities vary by leadership position; some may include:
Skills, traits, and beliefs:
Diversity at Ascend
Ascend is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community, both through our hiring practices and our focus on creating a culture and environment where diverse perspectives, ideas, and identities are valued and integrated into our way of working and educating students. Ascend staff represent a wide diversity of racial, socio-economic, gender, religious, and national identities—opening a window to the entire Ascend community on the richness of humanity. We welcome all applicants who share our mission and vision to join us in our deeply consequential work.
Ascend offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.