Who You Are: 

  • An educator with an unwavering commitment to the Democracy Prep mission of college success and authentic civic engagement for our scholars. 
  • An organized leader with strong time management and follow-up skills and a demonstrated ability to take initiative, inspire, motivate and coach others and handle multiple projects concurrently.
  • A self-reflective and self-aware teammate who is dedicated to aligning their work with Democracy Prep's commitment to antiracism and who is eager to use these skills to contribute to a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • An excellent communicator, with demonstrated ability to speak and write clearly and persuasively to a variety of stakeholders.
  • A strategic and data-driven problem-solver, who thinks critically and plans accordingly and who analyzes academic data consistently to ensure strategic use of instructional time and to accelerate learning of scholars.
  • A strong and dedicated advocate for ensuring all scholars get the support they need for learning with a track record of rapidly advancing scholar achievement.
  • A graduate of a Bachelor’s degree program (required). 

What You’ll Do

  • Address learning loss resulting from the national pandemic and the preexisting opportunity gap by ensuring additional support and programming are provided for Democracy Prep scholars both during and after the school day.
  • Support the execution of grade-level curriculum by ensuring teachers have strong plans for just-in-time scholar supports and properly utilize the resources available to them in their curricular programs.
  • Work with leadership teams at campuses to ensure strong tutoring blocks and implementation of curricular resources in support of addressing unfinished learning.
  • Find, vet, and support the implementation of strong programs, tools, and resources that support scholars in mastering grade-level curriculum and/or unfinished learning.
  • Set the vision for and execute a tutoring program that addresses scholars’ academic needs in literacy and math.
  • Directly manage and coach three Senior Managers of Remediation who work with individual teachers and school leaders to strategically address learning gaps at each Democracy Prep school in both small group and one-on-one settings.
  • In collaboration with the Senior Director of K-12 Curriculum and Assessments, the Academics team, and the Office of the Superintendent, identify scholar learning gap trends and create detailed, time-bound, strategic plans to address them with defined learning targets and progress goals. 
  • Plan and implement professional developments that prepare teachers across content areas on:
    • best practices for the execution of tutoring sessions
    • strategies for differentiation
    • methods for targeted and ambitious goal setting for scholars
    • additional strategies teachers should be using in their classrooms to address unfinished learning
  • Lead and join data meetings with the Academic and Office of the Superintendent teams to ensure progress on ambitious academic goals
  • Assess current execution of DEAR and guided reading in Democracy Prep schools and work with the Senior Director of K-12 Curriculum and Assessments to strengthen the effectiveness of both programs, including school leader and school-based staff coaching. 

Compensation

Democracy Prep staff members are provided with a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and a working environment that includes the necessary technology and resources to succeed.

This is an ESSER funded role through the CARES ACT specifically added solely for the next two school years to support scholars and mitigate the effects of the crippling pandemic. This role is funded through the 2022-2023 school year and has a current end date of June 30, 2023. There may be opportunities to apply for other positions within the Democracy Prep network for 2023-2024 school year as available.

This role is based in New York City. Priority will be given to applications received before or on 5/25/2021.

Democracy Prep is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, familial status, domestic violence victim status, or any other legally recognized protected basis

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