Join our mission
At Zeta, we pursue an unprecedented combination of high academic achievement and social-emotional development. We insist that every child receives a world-class education while fostering a love for learning. We are changing the public education landscape for all of New York City’s children, and we are uncompromising in our mission.
To achieve our vision, we are searching for an ambitious Associate Director of School Excellence Strategy with a Bachelors Degree and 3-5+ years of experience working in schools managing projects and/or teams. Prior experience in management consulting or scale-up of growing organizations is preferred, but not required.
Become a part of our world-class team
As the Associate Director of School Excellence Strategy, you serve a critical role at Zeta in driving the outcomes of our schools, and will be responsible for developing, managing, and executing on a wide variety of scalable systems to achieve excellent academic outcomes in growing K-4 schools. The Associate Director of School Excellence Strategy will be a strategic thinker and excellent project manager, have a track record of working successfully with a range of stakeholders, and be able to create, implement, and maintain systems to enhance the effectiveness of Zeta’s school leaders.
As the Associate Director of School Excellence Strategy, you will also manage projects across many of Zeta’s Network schooling functions (academics and school design, school operations, data and assessment, and others). You will also work closely with the Network Academic Team to drive and manage yearly initiatives impacting our schools. This is an ideal role for a natural problem-solver who has K-12 school experience, and a passion for improving systems and how teams work together.
You’ll work with a team of mission-driven, high-achieving, passionate colleagues to help Zeta succeed in its mission to build and sustain high-performing schools that forge thriving communities of lifelong learners, problem solvers, and innovators. As part of a lean start-up team, you will also be responsible for wearing multiple hats, supporting the work of others on the team and taking on new projects and tasks as needed.
Bring your whole self
You would make a fantastic candidate for this role if you:
- Have strong written and verbal presentation skills and ability to communicate well with a broad range of stakeholder groups from teachers to senior organizational leadership
- Have strong systems thinking to create scalable processes
- Are able to work autonomously and thoroughly with independent self-reflection, as well as take direction
- Have the ability to learn quickly, to pivot when needed, and to be effective in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
- Have demonstrated proficiency in project plan development, management, and execution
- Have demonstrated passion for the mission, vision, and core values of Zeta Charter Schools
- Have experience working in K-12 schools (strongly preferred)
Zeta operates four schools in the Bronx and upper Manhattan. We have ambitious growth plans because the educational crisis is massive and requires big solutions. We plan to continue opening two schools each year. Join our growing team today, and change the landscape of public education in New York City. If you can’t wait to get started, apply now!
Equity is at the heart of our mission. We have a deep commitment to pursuing diversity and striving for equity. Zeta is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Work authorization is required (candidate must have permanent authorization to work in the U.S.).