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Chief of Staff

Posted by
Brooklyn Laboratory Charter School
New York, NY
Published 23 days ago

***Brooklyn LAB is offering a $5,000 signing bonus for all immediate hires***


To prioritize the well-being, health, and safety of our school community, Brooklyn Laboratory Charter School will require all staff members to have completed their full COVID-19 vaccination by September 30, 2021. In compliance with federal and state laws, we will be offering exemptions to employees who, for medical or strongly held religious reasons, are not able to be vaccinated.

Position Summary:

The Chief of Staff will support the attainment of the goals and objectives of the school’s Strategic Plan and perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director. Reports directly to the Executive Director. 


Leadership Role and Functions 

The role and function of the Chief of Staff is to supervise on a constant, ongoing basis, the translation of the school’s educational philosophy, goals, and objectives into actions that directly benefit each individual student. 

The Chief of Staff assists the Executive Director substantially and effectively by providing leadership in developing, supporting, communicating, aligning, calibrating and maintaining the highest quality educational programs and services. 

The Chief of Staff reports to the Executive Director and develops a culture of collaboration between the Board of Directors and senior leaders that results in a shared vision for Brooklyn LAB’s success, as well as, forums to gain relevant and timely feedback from our community.  



The essential job functions include, but are not limited to, the following fundamental duties: 

  • Provide chief support for the Executive Director, coordinate with senior leaders, and interact for the Executive Director with other staff members.
  • Serve as Acting Executive Director at the direction of the Executive Director.
  • Serve as support to the Executive Director for the Board of Directors and administrative staff.
  • Work cooperatively with all senior leaders to advance the educational mission of the school.
  • Manage ongoing projects initiated by the Executive Director connected to the Strategic Plan and generating ongoing reports.
  • Coordinate all school academic and nonacademic operations and activities including school operations and initiatives, and information flow from LAB staff and leadership to and from the Board of Directors.
  • Coordinate the development of the school’s strategic plan.
  • Participate with the Executive Director and other senior staff in strategic planning, policy development and problem resolution of complex issues and needs.
  • Serve as a member of the Senior Leadership Team.
  • Maintain constant communication and contact with the Executive Director concerning the overall operation of the school.
  • Represent the Executive Director at meetings of staff and community groups, as requested.
  • Meet with senior leadership regularly to support the implementation of school-wide initiatives and goals.
  • Act in a liaison capacity between the Executive Director and division and department heads, school leaders, employee organizations, other schools, the authorizer, public agencies, and the public, as directed.
  • Develop collaborative service delivery methods, design and develop effective teams and organizational structures; encourage effective new practices and methods; assure coordination of divisional activities with other units and contribute to school improvement efforts.
  • Provide technical expertise, information and assistance to the Executive Director regarding assigned functions; assist in the formulation and development of policies, procedures and programs; advise the Executive Director of unusual trends or problems and recommend appropriate corrective action.
  • Coordinate long range planning activities.
  • Prepare school-level reports and manage special projects as directed.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Skill and strategies for managing a large, diverse organization.
  • Experience leading curriculum, school instructional programs, and operations.
  • Principles and techniques of budget preparation and control.
  • Principles and practices of administration, supervision, and training.
  • Knowledge of applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies, and procedures.


Ability To:

  • Communicate precisely using oral and written communication skills.
  • Provide leadership and direction in the administrative and instructional functions of the school.
  • Maintain current knowledge of, and adhere to, applicable provisions of federal, state, and district laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Plan and organize programs.
  • Contribute to strategic planning and the development of objectives.
  • Analyze problems, make decisions, and be responsible for those decisions.
  • Interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Meet schedules and time lines.
  • Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff.
  • Lead strategic planning and business restructuring.
  • Apply theories, techniques and methodologies related to managing instruction and operations of a large, complex urban organization in a culturally diverse community.
  • Use collaborative problem-solving methods.
  • Apply principles and practices of administration and supervision.
  • Apply knowledge of school operations, policies and objectives.
  • Apply interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy. 
  • Use technology tools to enhance core functions and communications.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Four year degree in Education, Business or a related field
  • 3 years in a Senior Leadership role for either a public or private organization


Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in educational policy and administration or a related field or appropriate relevant experience, a law degree or related professional degree, and five years of experience in an administrative, managerial or consultant position requiring policy development and/or managing operations in a large, complex organization. One year of this experience should be working with educational policy and issues. 



Salary range: $125,000-$165,000, commensurate with education, experience, and expertise.

Brooklyn LAB staff will receive a competitive benefits package that improves over time and is competitive with other New York City charter schools.

In addition to competitive salaries, Brooklyn LAB benefits package includes:

  • 80% cost share of health, dental, and vision plans
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits
  • Annualized contribution to a LAB retirement plan which vests at a percentage annually
  • An individual professional development allowance


Brooklyn LAB is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates of diverse backgrounds and is committed to equal access for those with disabilities in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

To join Brooklyn LAB, please submit a resume and cover letter, including your interest in Brooklyn LAB and how you learned about the position. 

Please note that due to our selection criteria, we will only notify candidates who meet our selection criteria.

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: Occasional prolonged and irregular hours; frequent standing, stooping, bending, kneeling, pushing and pulling; occasional lifting up to 30 pounds; prolonged use of computer and repetitive hand motions; work on ­call and after hours. 

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes benefits.


This search is being run by NRG Consulting Group

***Brooklyn LAB is offering a $5,000 signing bonus for all immediate hires***


To prioritize the well-being, health, and safety of our school community, Brooklyn Laboratory Charter School will require all staff…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
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    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
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    4-Year Degree Required
  • Experience Level
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USD $125,000 - USD $165,000
/ year


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New York, NY, USA

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