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6-12 STEM Director or Associate Director

6-12 STEM Leader

About Us:

Prospect Schools is a high-performing, intentionally diverse, K-12 college preparatory charter network with seven schools in Brooklyn. We have set a vision to become, by 2025, the leading network of intentionally diverse schools where students and educators can work, learn, and thrive. We hope you’ll join us on this journey.

Our experienced team of leaders and educators works hard every day to prepare a diverse student body to positively impact society and develop a lifelong passion for learning. We are committed to offering a rigorous educational experience to all of our students regardless of background, familial income, or geography because we believe all children have the right to a high-quality education. The strong relationships across our communities allow us to push our mission forward each day for more than 2,100 students.

Our Core Values are:

  • Curiosity: Develop sound judgment and intellect by asking questions confidently and thinking critically

  • Care: Support others by grounding every action in empathy while championing equity and inclusion in our work

  • Persistence: Grow and learn by solving problems with determination, creativity, and tenacity

  • Passion: Succeed by approaching challenges with excitement, enthusiasm and self-assurance

About the Role:

Prospect Schools is seeking an organized, flexible, and mission-driven School-Based STEM 6-12 Leader to join us in support of our growing network of schools. This would be either a 6-8th grade or a 9th-12th grade leadership position. The ideal candidate is fully dedicated to the mission of Prospect Schools and to supporting the success of our students and families. As the STEM 6-12 Leader, you will be at the forefront of shaping the future of our young scientists, technologists, engineers, and mathematicians. You will lead with passion, creativity, and expertise, inspiring both students and staff to explore the boundless possibilities within STEM fields. This role is not just about teaching; it's about creating a dynamic, engaging, and inclusive learning environment that sparks curiosity, fosters innovation, and encourages persistent problem-solving.

 

School Leadership

  • Serve as an active member of the school leadership team by participating in weekly School Management Team meetings and assist the Principal in making critical decisions

  • Track priority academic and culture data (e.g. course passing rates, racial achievement gaps, etc.); communicate progress to students, teachers and parents

  • Cultivate a sense of shared ownership for upholding values of an inclusive community through active modeling of school-wide culture practices

  • Work closely with teachers and school culture team members to support efforts in character development, academic habits, and positive school culture

  • Lead and support professional development for teachers and school leaders

  • Provide consistent feedback to staff and students re: performance goals and upholding community expectations

Academics and Instruction

  • Coach, develop, and evaluate teachers across a content area

  • Manage the curricular programming within your subject areas; ensure vertical alignment and continuously evaluate and revise against grade-level standards

  • Demonstrate expertise of summative and formative assessments within your content areas and support teachers in identifying priority standards

  • Analyze school wide data in order to design responsive and effective student interventions

  • Develop highly effective STEM instructional curriculum and schedule, in collaboration with Principal and Team Teaching & Learning in the Network Support (“Treehouse”) office 

  • Observe lessons regularly and deliver targeted feedback to teachers; where necessary, design and implement comprehensive coaching plans to support high-needs classrooms

  • Collaborate with grade/subject teams to facilitate planning of units, lessons and assessments; regularly review and provide adjusting feedback 

  • Assist teachers to devise and monitor high-impact support plans for students

  • Model outstanding instruction for teachers 

  • Coordinate and manage creative, inspiring professional development sessions in line with school goals and priorities 

  • Collaborate with teachers across disciplines to design interdisciplinary projects that enhance students' understanding and application of STEM concepts.

  • Facilitate professional development workshops for staff, focusing on innovative STEM teaching strategies and resources.

  • Train teacher-leaders to facilitate high-impact planning and intervention meetings

Student Culture

  • Act as the model for building strong, mutually respectful relationships with students and families for one of the school’s grade levels

  • Lead professional development sessions on differentiated instruction and utilizing co-teaching practices to support students’ diverse needs

  • Analyze school-wide culture data and make adjustments to ensure fidelity to Prospect Schools’ vision.

  • Support teachers on your coaching load to build positive, affirming learning environments; respond to classroom support needs, assist teachers in resetting culture, etc.

  • Observe and give feedback on schoolwide systems and classroom culture 

About You:

  • A visionary leader with a strong background in STEM education and a proven track record of elevating student engagement and achievement in these fields

  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate educators and students alike

  • A creative problem-solver who approaches challenges with tenacity, persistence, and a positive attitude

  • Proficient in the use of technology and digital resources to enhance learning and teaching in STEM subjects

  • A commitment to continuous professional growth and a passion for sharing knowledge with others

  • An advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion, with experience creating and sustaining an environment that values and respects diversity of thought, background, and perspective

 

Candidate Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree

  • At least 3-5 years of teaching experience in a diverse by design environment preferred 

  • Deep understanding of STEM curriculum at the Secondary school level

  • Prior experience directly managing, observing, and coaching teachers

  • Exceptionally strong organizational skills, with a keen attention to detail

  • Adept at collaborating and building community with others

The critical features of this job are described above; they may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

Benefits: 

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • Paid Time Off (PTO) or Paid Sick Time (PST) based on date of hire and hours worked per week

  • 11-month contract including 2 prescribed weeks of summer vacation (from July 3rd-14th), followed by 2 weeks of remote work as assigned by your Principal (July 17th-28th). This also includes all regular school breaks and holidays during the school year 

  • 401(K) and Roth IRA with a 4% employer match with a 3-year vesting schedule

  • Flexible spending accounts, including Transit Commuter Options, Health Care FSA and Dependent Care FSA options

  • Ancillary insurance, including Basic Life Insurance, Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance, and Short-Term & Long-Term Disability Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Program with free expert support services to assist with a variety of life issues, from family care to mental health services

Salary:

Employees at Prospect Schools are provided with a competitive salary. Our salaries are set through a lens of equity, and based on an individual’s skills, education, and years of experience relevant to the role. The salary range for this role is from $95,000-$105,000