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.


Director of Alumni Success

The Urban Assembly

The Urban Assembly

The Urban Assembly (UA) is a non-profit provider of school support solutions that boost school and student performance. Under the mission of advancing students’ social and economic mobility by improving public education, the UA provides schools and districts with innovative data-driven, student-centered approaches to academics, social-emotional learning, and postsecondary readiness. The (UA) founded a network of unique, small public secondary schools throughout NYC. UA schools are open to all students, and our goal is to prepare 100% of UA graduates for success in the 21st century economy.

The UA’s Commitment to Equity

The UA values the uniqueness that each student brings into our schools, and our work honors the various social and cultural contexts from which they come. We acknowledge the historical barriers created by education systems to perpetuate the social inequities that keep students of color from accessing postsecondary and career opportunities - and commit to dismantling these barriers.

Role Description:

UA is seeking a Director of Alumni Success to expand the impact of UA’s Summer Bridge and Bridge + programs and Text Messaging Campaigns. The Director will collaborate with UA Central Teams and school-based staff to cultivate student success tools, to streamline programming, and to develop efficient feedback loop models that measure the efficacy of the UA mission. The Director will think creatively and innovatively about how iterations of Alumni Success programming can be leveraged to expand opportunities for all public school students and graduates.

The Director will be responsible for identifying, maintaining, and assessing the partnerships required to move this work forward. This individual will develop a clear plan of action in this pursuit and will communicate with key stakeholders, including the 12,000+ UA alumni who continue to play a large role in the 21st century workforce. Above all else, the Director is proactive and mission-driven -- a team player who seeks out opportunities to collaborate and create so that the UA identity can continue to form and be forged not only inside UA schools but also all public school buildings.

Desired Qualifications:

  • 5+ years experience working in data-informed environments to produce equity-advancing student outcomes
  • 5+ years coaching / training experience, including in-person and virtually
  • 5+ years experience managing a team
  • Experience with text message campaign management
  • Knowledge of design, development, funding, and evaluation of programs and people
  • Track record of securing partnerships and executing contracts in the educational marketplace
  • Track record of taking prudent risks and iterating in pursuit of education reform
  • Experience with innovative, scalable student engagement practices and tools, targeting ages 17-24
  • Deep commitment to public education
  • Deep commitment to and strong fluency in data analysis

Unfortunately, due to a non-compete clause, we are unable to hire staff directly out of DOE schools or central offices, but former DOE staff (out of the system for more than 1 year) are encouraged to apply. Salary is commensurate with experience and includes an excellent benefits package, including: employer-funded healthcare, a monthly metrocard, phone stipend, financial support for professional development, and generous vacation time. Interested and qualified applicants, please email a resume and cover letter to jobs-alumni@urbanassembly.org.


Social-Emotional Learning Specialist

The Urban Assembly

The Urban Assembly

The Urban Assembly (UA) is a non-profit model provider of school support solutions that boost school and student performance. Under the mission of advancing students’ social and economic mobility by improving public education, the UA provides schools and districts with innovative data-driven, student-centered approaches to career and technical education, academics, social-emotional learning, and postsecondary access and success. The (UA) founded a network of unique, small public secondary schools throughout NYC. UA schools are open to all students, and our goal is to prepare 100% of UA graduates for success in the 21st century economy.

The UA’s Commitment to Equity

The UA values the uniqueness that each student brings into our schools, and our work honors the various social and cultural contexts from which they come. We acknowledge the historical barriers created by education systems to perpetuate the social inequities that keep students of color from accessing postsecondary and career opportunities - and commit to dismantling these barriers.

Job Description

In collaboration with the Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Director and SEL Project Manager, the SEL Specialist will support NYC schools to assess social-emotional competence and to match students to relevant supports based on assessment data. The SEL Specialist will harness SEL assessment and implementation software to support schools in-person and remotely around NYC so all students are assessed along their social-emotional strengths and matched with activities to further develop their social-emotional skills.

Primary responsibilities include

SEL Implementation

  • Build the capacity of school staff to employ software that organizes a school around SEL
  • Support the development and sustainment of a professional learning community for SEL school leaders
  • Identify promising practices within and across networks and facilitate ways to highlight and share these practices across schools
  • Facilitate the use of data using tools that assess or reflect student social-emotional development to improve social-emotional programming and approaches within a MTSS framework
  • Implement the systems and structures to ensure sustainability of SEL programs and approaches

SEL Evaluation

  • Facilitate the use of data using tools that assess or reflect student social-emotional development to improve social-emotional programming and approaches within a MTSS framework

SEL Sustainability

  • Implement the systems and structures to ensure sustainability of SEL programs and approaches


Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated aptitude with utilizing data to inform programmatic decisions - candidates should be prepared to develop skills relating to translating data to school based decisions
  • Strong communication skills and interpersonal skills are a priority - candidates should be prepared to demonstrate fluency with adult interpersonal skills that facilitate program outcomes
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Social Work or related field preferred
  • Demonstrated aptitude for project management - candidates should be prepared to develop skills relating to successful management of projects focused on systems level organizational change
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaborate effectively as a member of a team
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate high-quality, evidence-based and engaging professional development

Salary:

  • 60-75K commensurate with experience
  • Comprehensive benefits package

The UA is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in all its activities and programs, including employment and promotion. The UA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, physical disabilities, veteran or marital status.

How to Apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter addressed to Brandon Frame via email at jobs-sel@urbanassembly.org. The email subject heading should read “SEL Specialist Position.” No phone calls please. Unfortunately, current DOE employees are unable to apply due to a non compete clause between UA and the DOE.

EOE/M/F/D/V/SO


​Postsecondary Readiness Curriculum Consultant

The Urban Assembly

Postsecondary Readiness Curriculum Consultant

Consultation Term: July 2021 to December 2021 (with possible additional term)

About the UA:

The Urban Assembly (UA) is a non-profit model provider of school support solutions that boost school and student performance. Under the mission of advancing students’ social and economic mobility by improving public education, the UA provides schools and districts with innovative data-driven, student-centered approaches to postsecondary readiness, academics, social-emotional learning, and alumni success. The UA founded a network of unique, small public secondary schools throughout NYC. UA schools are open to all students, and our goal is to prepare 100% of UA graduates for success in the 21st century economy.

The UA’s Commitment to Equity:

The UA values the uniqueness that each student brings into our schools, and our work honors the various social and cultural contexts from which they come. We acknowledge the historical barriers created by education systems to perpetuate the social inequities that keep students of color from accessing postsecondary and career opportunities - and commit to dismantling these barriers.

About the Postsecondary Readiness Team & Program:

The Urban Assembly’s Postsecondary Readiness (PSR) Team supports schools and educators to reimagine the postsecondary readiness process in high schools across the U.S., so that students are prepared to navigate and thrive in an ever-changing labor market and postsecondary education landscape.

Our PSR whole-school model seeks to ensure that 100% of high school seniors will have a “good fit” postsecondary match before graduation. Despite decades focused heavily on access to higher education, only a small percentage of under-represented high school students earn a degree by age 24. Our three-year phased implementation program allows schools to truly support underrepresented students on the road to social and economic mobility, and credential attainment, through: earlier awareness of all postsecondary pathways; school-wide postsecondary systems, teams, and curriculum; and a shared focus on the postsecondary “fit” students find before they graduate. “Fit” refers to alignment with each student’s individual goals, career interests, identity and family contexts, financial situation, and more.

Scope of Work Overview:

The Postsecondary Readiness (PSR) Curriculum consultant will write and refine curriculum units and resources for participating high schools across the country, in alignment with the work of the UA’s Postsecondary Readiness team. The consultant will primarily focus on supporting the end-to-end development of a four unit 9th grade semester-long blended learning course, with a contract for the development of a 10th grade course contingent upon successful completion.

This consultant will work with and give feedback on the current PSR unit overviews for the 9th grade and build out detailed unit plans, lesson plans, teacher slides and instructional materials, as well as student resources. Additionally, the consultant will focus on adding integrated, real-world performance based tasks to the curriculum in alignment with the program model. Importantly, these will be blended and/or digital learning units and materials that live online (i.e. learning management systems like Google Classroom), so the consultant should have a background in instructional or blended learning design, as well as visual design skills for aesthetically appealing resource creation. Former high school teachers or instructional leads with the aforementioned skills are encouraged to apply. Must be familiar with adolescent learning theories, instructional design principles, and educational standards alignment. Bonus for content knowledge of college and career access and development.

Key Deliverables:

The Postsecondary Readiness Curriculum consultant will:

  • Create four detailed and complete unit plans based on existing unit overviews
  • Develop lesson plans, teacher slides, and student handouts and resources
  • Develop basic but engaging videos, infographics, and other digital resources for students
  • Revise curriculum and materials after receiving feedback from the UA and schools

Compensation:

  • Consultant is expected to complete 20-25 hours a week for 4-6 months, or until milestone completion, at an hourly rate to be negotiated based on experience and portfolio of recent similar work. Payments to be distributed in three installments, with the possibility of a contract extension for continued work, based on quality of performance and deliverables.
  • Target start date: July 30, 2021
  • To inquire about the position, please email jobs-psr@urbanassembly.org with ‘PSR Curriculum Consultant’ in the subject line.


Algebra Success Consultant

The Urban Assembly


Algebra Success Consultant - Job Description

Consultant Project: Algebra Success Consultant

Consultation Term: July 2021 - December 2021

About Algebra Success Program:

Initially piloted in 2017-18, the UA’s Algebra Success program was developed to address two key realities for UA students and schools: understanding of and facility with Algebra stands as a critical gateway to ongoing success and access to higher-level coursework (and, by extension, college and career opportunities); and the UA’s outcomes in math have historically lagged far behind those in ELA, both due to the complexity of the subject and insufficient targeted UA programming to address it.

Over the past two years, the Algebra Success program has produced dramatic increases in students’ college readiness in math (as displayed in the chart below) and better positioned students for success in school, post-secondary education, and professional endeavors.

The UA Algebra Success program was an instructional initiative launched in 2017 by Dr. Bisola Neil, former Math Program Manager. After working consistently with math teachers from the UA School for Law and Justice and the UA Bronx Academy of Letters, she noticed a shift in practice that resulted in higher math college readiness for students. Algebra Success became a network-wide initiative designed to increase curricular alignment, build teacher pedagogical practices, and optimize assessment practices, the goal of this program is to dramatically increase students’ ability to pass math Regents exams at or above the college-ready threshold, thereby decreasing the need for college remediation.

The UA’s Algebra Success program maximizes post-secondary opportunities for all students by explicitly addressing under-preparedness in Algebra, which for too many students has become a hindrance that prevents them from achieving advanced mathematical competence. This begins with actively engaging in an inquiry-based curriculum focused on conceptually understanding the overarching concepts in Algebra for a two-semester course in the 9th grade. This curriculum explicitly addresses varying disportionalities in mathematics classrooms by centering students' identity and sense of belonging to enhance their experiences with such a curriculum. It supports leaders and teachers in pushing their practice in ways that deepen their pedagogy, content knowledge and beliefs about the teaching and learning of mathematics.

This approach mirrors the stance of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics in creating, supporting, and sustaining a culture of access and equity in the teaching and learning of mathematics by ensuring that:

  • All students have access to a challenging mathematics curriculum, taught by skilled and effective teachers who differentiate instruction as needed
  • Student progress is monitored and needed accommodations are made
  • Remediation and additional challenges are offered when appropriate

Algebra Success assists schools in:

  • Redefining expectations for instruction, measurement, and outcomes in the Algebra 1 classroom so that all students have access to the highest level of math possible by the end of high school
  • Increasing 9th grade Algebra 1 course pass rate, reducing credit gaps toward graduation
  • Increasing 9th grade Algebra Regents seat rate
  • Increasing 9th grade Algebra Regents college-ready pass rates

Scope of Work:

The Algebra Success consultant will work closely with the Program Manager to write and refine curriculum and create professional development sessions. That consultant will primarily focus on supporting the development of middle schools in the program.

First, this consultant will work on making revisions to the assessment and curriculum tools, and tailor them for a middle school experience. Second, this consultant will work alongside the Program Manager in planning for the execution for the high quality planning PLCs of the implementation of Algebra Success curriculum. Finally, the consultant will be focused on adding integrated, real-world performance based tasks to both middle and high school curriculum in alignment with the UA model.

Scope of Work:

The Algebra Success consultant will:

  • Create an audit or process for middle school principals and teachers to use, in order to ensure appropriate math standards are taught in prior years so that all 8th graders can take Algebra.
  • Assess curriculum and provide recommendations to accommodate for integration of 8th grade standards and pacing shifts.
  • Revise curriculum, after approval of recommendations, to meet the needs of 8th graders.
  • Further revise the current Algebra Success curriculum in a 2nd round, in order to provide additional guidance for teachers to implement the curriculum with fidelity.
  • Review both middle and high school curriculums, and add or deepen integrated performance tasks in alignment with the UA model.
  • Plan and implement curriculum planning Professional Learning Communities, in close collaboration with the Program Manager.

Deliverables:

  • Create an audit for schools to use to determine how to teach the prerequisite standards for Algebra 1
  • Algebra Success revised “8th grade only” Unit Plans that incorporate 8th grade standards into the current Algebra curriculum, with completion of robust performance tasks and capstone projects.
  • Integration of 3-5 key performance tasks into AS HS and MS Curriculum
  • Professional Learning Community Planning Meeting Outlines for 8th grade teachers planning lessons for upcoming

Compensation:

  • Consultant is expected to complete ~20 days of work, compensated at a daily rate to be negotiated, to be distributed over ~12 - 24 weeks with the possibility of a contract extension for continued work
  • Target start date: July 25th
  • To inquire about the position, please email jobs-instruction@urbanassembly.org with ‘Algebra Success Consultant’ in the subject line.


Math Program Manager

The Urban Assembly


The Urban Assembly

The Urban Assembly (UA) is a non-profit provider of school support solutions that boost school and student performance. Under the mission of advancing students’ social and economic mobility by improving public education, the UA provides schools and districts with innovative data-driven, student-centered approaches to academics, social-emotional learning, and postsecondary readiness. The (UA) founded a network of unique, small public secondary schools throughout NYC. UA schools are open to all students, and our goal is to prepare 100% of UA graduates for success in the 21st century economy.

The UA’s Commitment to Equity

The UA values the uniqueness that each student brings into our schools, and our work honors the various social and cultural contexts from which they come. We acknowledge the historical barriers created by education systems to perpetuate the social inequities that keep students of color from accessing postsecondary and career opportunities - and commit to dismantling these barriers.

Role Description:

This role calls for a person deeply committed to UA’s mission and commitment to equity. The Math Program Manager will lead the deployment of our highly successful Algebra Success program, which includes refining and maintaining the programmatic resources (curriculum, tools, etc.), coaching, and leading professional learning. In addition, they will lead a broader expansion of the program, both outside of our network of schools and in expanding the middle school Algebra pilot which took place in the 2019-2020 school year. The ideal candidate has strong project management skills, is an excellent coach, and is relentless in improving student outcomes through data-driven analysis. This role calls for an agile contributor, who can split their time coaching at school sites, leading professional development (virtually and in person), and collaborating with teammates at our central office in downtown Manhattan and remotely.

Responsibilities:

  • Refine and iterate on our Algebra Success programming to support achievement in our portfolio of high schools
  • Adapt and codify Algebra Success programming for clients outside of our NYC network of schools
  • Adapt and codify the middle school model for Algebra Success
  • Establish and maintain relationships across a portfolio of 8-12 schools to coach in the Algebra Success model
  • Maintain excellent records on coaching and follow up with schools in a timely fashion
  • Lead the revision and refinement of the curriculum in high school Algebra content
  • Collect and analyze data to determine the impact of coaching and professional learning
  • Lead the implementation of network-wide benchmark assessments for Algebra and analyze the results to inform classroom practice
  • Lead monthly virtual professional development sessions
  • Manage projects and responsibilities across multiple initiatives with independence
  • Monitor the impact of work through network metrics and adjust programmatic inputs based on data and feedback
  • Collaborate with Academics team in developing and implementing cross-functional professional development opportunities
  • Collaborate with the UA team to ensure alignment with organizational goals, and manage program specific assessments for participating schools

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of coaching experience, and/or equivalent adult development work
  • Content and pedagogy expertise in middle and high school mathematics
  • Strong fluency with using data to support decision making
  • Commitment to The Urban Assembly mission and vision
  • Track record of improving outcomes for students
  • Fluency in collaborative systems and team orientation
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Time management and organizational skills
  • Familiarity with a large urban school system preferred

Unfortunately, due to a non-compete clause, we are unable to hire staff directly out of DOE schools or central offices, but former DOE staff (out of the system for more than 1 year) are encouraged to apply.

Salary is commensurate with experience and includes an excellent benefits package, including: employer-funded healthcare, a monthly metrocard, phone stipend, financial support for professional development, and generous vacation time. Interested and qualified applicants, please email a resume and cover letter to jobs-instruction@urbanassembly.org.


Our target start date is September 7, 2021


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