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.

STEM Coach

The Urban Assembly

Position Summary

The Urban Assembly is seeking a STEM rockstar to join our Academics and Leadership Team. As a member of the Academics & Leadership team, the STEM Coach will provide coaching in high school and middle school math and physics to participating schools, collaborate closely with UA’s Math Program Manager to inform program development, and plan and facilitate professional learning across multiple schools. This is an opportunity to join a mission-driven staff and to take part in the vital process of improving the lives of NYC students. This position will involve travel across Brooklyn, Manhattan and the Bronx to a selected cohort of our 21 schools, opportunities for remote work when not school-based, and a home base in Urban Assembly’s newly renovated central office in Manhattan’s Financial District.

Key Responsibilities

  • Coach school staff: Provide thoughtful, responsive, goal-driven support to school staff.
  • Lead professional development: Design and provide excellent, high quality learning experiences for school staff. Approach professional development with a facilitative stance, providing opportunities for community members to learn from each other.
  • Collaborate: Partner with UA’s Math Program Manager, Academics and Leadership team members, UA central staff and school staff. Believe strongly that collaboration with these teams makes the work richer.

Key Competencies

  • Flexible and dynamic: You are eager to work in an organization that values learning, growth and change. You are comfortable with rapid iteration and the knowledge that the job you were hired for will change and grow alongside our evolving organization.
  • Growth mindset-oriented: You have a relentless belief in the ability of adolescent and adult learners to grow and achieve success, no matter where they start.
  • Self-motivated: You like to self-manage time, deadlines and outcomes. You are excited about a job that involves managing multiple priorities at once. You probably have a system that you swear by to help you manage your priorities and keep you focused on your goals.
  • Data-driven: You use data to make analysis and interpretations. You are comfortable using multiple data sources to inform decisions. You are familiar with basic data visualizations and help-seek if you do not understand.
  • Excellent STEM Content Knowledge: You possess conceptual and procedural understanding of middle and high school mathematics AND a high comfort level with physics instruction, including a belief in the efficacy of physics first as a viable change strategy in schools.
  • Believer in adult change: You are familiar with and comfortable employing coaching principles; you have research-based ideas about how to manage adult change and impact adult development as well as a toolkit of resources including protocols, coaching prompts and strategies at your disposal.
  • Collaborative and communicative: You thrive on the sharing of ideas, practices, challenges and successes, and are committed to actively engaging as a member of several teams across the UA and its network of schools.


  • A demonstrated track record of instructional success
  • Strong content knowledge in middle and high school math and physics
  • Bachelors of Arts or Sciences
  • Master’s Degree in Education
  • 5+ years teaching
  • Prior experience coaching adults
  • Familiarity and comfort with urban and/or traditionally underserved student populations
  • Knowledge of and experience with NYC public schools preferred

Salary commensurate with experience. UA offers a generous benefits package.

To apply

Please email a cover letter and résumé to with “STEM Coach” in the subject heading.


School Support Data Manager

The Urban Assembly

Do you have a detective streak, a facility with spreadsheets, and a passion for education?

We are seeking a capable and curious School Support Data Manager to join the Program Operations & Data team. The Data Manager will be in charge of pulling together raw student and school-level data from various sources to inform a critical feedback loop for teammates working in schools so that they can constantly monitor their impact and improve their work, and to the advancement and executive teams, so they can show our work to the education world.

This is an opportunity to join an engaged, collaborative, mission-driven staff and to take part in the vital process of improving the lives of NYC students. This position collaborates with both school and office-based staff, reports to the Director of Program Operations & Data, and is based at Urban Assembly’s newly renovated central office in Manhattan’s Financial District. This is a full-time, exempt, salaried position, averaging 35 hours per week, including paid sick and vacation days, paid holidays, and generous health benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience.

You are a great candidate for this position if...

  • You care about high quality execution and getting things done well and done right; you like making your colleagues’ work easier.
  • You are a good listener and communicator, and you love making complicated and confusing information clear and attractive.
  • You are not intimidated by spreadsheets, you have patience for multi-step processes, and perhaps you even find some joy in optimizing a sequence just a little each time with a formula or an innovation.
  • You are comfortable interacting and collaborating with colleagues at all levels.
  • You are hungry to learn, to grow, and to give and get feedback as part of an ever-evolving team.
  • You enjoy an open-office environment, and you possess a sense of humor.
  • You are passionate about leveling the playing field for NYC students who may not otherwise have access to opportunities, relationships, and resources that could give them economic and social mobility.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Coordinate data for your peers
    • Create a calendar and system to gather and organize reliable raw data from multiple sources
    • Connect and clean up data sources to construct a richer picture of UA students and schools
    • Develop and maintain user-friendly dashboards to assist colleagues in monitoring key metrics of their school support.
    • Curate information and counsel UA and school staff to promote strategic planning and data-informed decision-making.
  2. Weave data together for external use
    • Regularly provide data that answers questions about UA’s progress and impact across all 20+ schools and multiple years.
  3. Deepen the data-informed culture at UA with the Director of Program Operations & Data
    • Building on a strong foundation, strategize about how to build capacity of the whole team.
    • Develop ways to continue to destigmatize “data” and bring it into our everyday lives.


  • Four years work experience in a data-informed environment.
  • Demonstrated intermediate to advanced proficiency with spreadsheets.
  • Comfort with Google Apps (Sheets, Docs, Forms) and Microsoft Excel.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two years experience (paid or unpaid) in an education-related or NYCDOE school setting.
  • Basic coding familiarity (spreadsheet formulas, HTML/CSS, javascript, SQL, Google Apps Script).
  • Familiarity with Tableau.
  • Google training or credentials.
  • Interest in basic visual design.

What the team does every day: The UA staff develops and provides high-quality ongoing coaching and resources to UA school staff in the areas of leadership, academics, college access, career readiness, and social-emotional learning, so that they can, in-turn, support UA students to succeed after high school.

In 2018, the UA is actively serving over 10,000 students. Our 21 NYC schools serve over 8,000 students across three boroughs, and UA staff directly supports 2,000 recent alumni spread across the country as they pursue their postsecondary goals. UA students achieve at rates outpacing NYC overall: over 80% of UA 2017 high school students graduated on time, compared to NYC’s overall rate of 74.3%. In addition, UA students are predominantly low-income and 94% African American or Latino, so the comparable NYC graduation rates are 70% for Black students and 68.3% for Hispanic students.

Why you want to work here: At the Urban Assembly, you have the opportunity to improve and create every day. We work hard because we care about our colleagues, our schools, and the students. The UA team are remarkably engaged and hungry for information, continually evaluating and monitoring progress and success as we all iterate and innovate alongside our schools and our partners.

The UA is committed to building a diverse team. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


Please email a cover letter and résumé to with “Data Manager” in the subject heading. For additional information about the Urban Assembly, please visit

What to expect: Applicants will receive an email confirming receipt of their materials. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Candidates moving forward in the interview process will be contacted by email regarding a phone screening, followed by emailed questions and then in-person informal team and individual interviews in July and early August. Our target start date for the School Support Data Manager is August 6, 2018. This position will remain open until filled.

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