The Urban Assembly is made up of a team of committed and passionate educators and professionals. We are dedicated to providing our students with a first-class public education and carry out this mission by hiring superior leaders, school staff, school support team staff, and administrative staff. We look for individuals whose skills and beliefs align with our commitment to our schools and students. All Urban Assembly schools were created based on the premise that small schools with compelling themes, strong partners, flexible hiring and innovative teaching practices can provide a top notch education to students who would otherwise attend large high schools. We strive for excellence in our schools and our organization, and are committed to leading by example to strengthen broad scale public education in this country.
Background on The Urban Assembly Unison School:
The Urban Assembly Unison School is a small middle school located in the Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn in a shared building with an elementary school. Unison, as we are fondly called, is in its fifth year and in its fourth year under the current principal, Emily Paige. This year, Unison is undertaking an innovative shift to become a unique Community School serving the school’s neighborhood, families and larger community. The school has an ambitious plan to transform into a thriving middle school that offers its students an enriched, hands-on curriculum shaped around career exploration labs and also offers its students and their families with a wide range of supports and services to ensure that each and every student at Unison is able to take his or her rightful seat at the table in school and in their worlds.
Community School Director Position:
We are actively seeking a Community School Director that will, with leadership and guidance from the school administration, collaboratively develop a plan and then oversee the actual transition to becoming a Community School. This will include managing school services partnerships, developing and operating a Family Resource Center in the school building and overseeing the curricular job exploration partnerships through the Urban Assembly. The position will be staffed through Unison’s Community School Community Based Organization partner, The Urban Assembly.
Background on The Urban Assembly:
The Urban Assembly (UA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering underserved youth by providing them with the academic and life skills necessary for post-secondary success. It creates and supports unique, small public schools that are open to all students, scales up promising programs, and coordinates with hundreds of partner organizations in the private, public, non-profit and higher education sectors. The UA serves over 9,000 students in its 21 existing small district middle and high schools in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan.Responsibilities:
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