Superintendent and Managing Director, East Harlem Scholars Academies

  • Job posted by East Harlem Tutorial Program

Job Type

Full Time




New York
New York
United States


East Harlem Tutorial Program (EHTP) began in 1958 as a children's reading group hosted by a community member in her living room; it has since grown into a multi-site organization, serving more than 1,500 students and families a year through after-school and summer programs, college support programs, and a growing network of charter schools, East Harlem Scholars Academies.

Focused on significantly increasing the college graduation rate in East Harlem and grounded in the 60-year legacy of EHTP, East Harlem Scholars Academies are public charter schools that prepare students with academic skills, strength of character and social and emotional well-being to excel in high school and college, to lead in their communities, and to realize their best selves.

EHTP is undergoing a period of rapid growth in order to meet East Harlem’s significant need for its educational programs. In the next 5 years, the network will expand its grades served, grow the after-school and summer programs, and scale the East Harlem Teaching Residency, which builds a pipeline of prepared, mission-driven educators. EHTP has committed to expanding its programs to serve 20% of all East Harlem public school students by 2026.

For more information about East Harlem Scholars Academies guiding principles and academic program, please visit our website at For more information about EHTP’s mission, model, and programs please visit In addition, to read about EHTP’s commitment to diversity and anti-racism, including the organization’s racial equity statement, please visit

Position Summary

East Harlem Scholars Academies believes that strong school leaders are integral to the success of its scholars. As EHTP continues to expand the reach of its educational programming to serve more students in the East Harlem community, the Superintendent, Managing Director, East Harlem Scholars Academies will manage the growing network of charter schools. The Superintendent, Managing Director will take over from the Founding Superintendent, and will ensure the continued impact and expansion of East Harlem Scholars Academies’ elementary and middle school programming, while working collaboratively to develop the network’s first high school. The Superintendent, Managing Director will monitor and support East Harlem Scholars Academies high-performing, student-centered learning environments that prepare students academically, cognitively, and emotionally to excel in high school, college, and beyond and ensure EHTP’s guiding principles are at the core of every East Harlem Scholars Academies’ program, school, staff and student interaction, and family engagement activity.

Position Outcomes

A successful Superintendent, Managing Director will achieve the following outcomes:

● Over the next three years, lead the network principals through continued expansion into a new elementary school, middle school, and the network’s first high school, ensuring that the vision and lessons of EHTP and East Harlem Scholars Academies’ founding schools are replicated and applied appropriately in each case

● Develop authentic and supportive relationships with staff and school leaders, managing teams across multiple sites and grade levels and ensuring that the network’s goals are met in accordance with EHTP guiding principles and beliefs

● Take an active role in ongoing Board relationships and management and the second capital campaign for East Harlem Tutorial Program, which will secure funds for a new high school and expanded programs

Key Responsibilities

To achieve the above, the Superintendent, Managing Director, East Harlem Scholars Academies will:

Leadership and Principal Coaching

● Manage a Deputy Superintendent and central office staff to effectively support schools and school leaders in implementing the academic vision of East Harlem Scholars Academies

● Continue to develop a collaborative learning community among the network’s principals, providing appropriate professional development

● Lead thoughtful data analysis and reflection with school leaders about individual school and student performance, actively monitoring progress through collection of both formal and informal data

School Improvement and Expansion

● Regularly meet with network school leaders, leading them through appropriate analysis of student and staff performance and coaching them through making appropriate programmatic changes and implementing effective interventions

● Leverage the lessons learned from East Harlem Scholars Academies and EHTP and work with network leaders to develop the framework for and implement East Harlem Scholars Academies’ new schools in accordance with EHTP values and community needs

● Keep up-to-date with state educational standards and any appropriate policy and academic trends, periodically reviewing network standards and policies to ensure continued compliance and success

External Relationships and Board Management

● Represent the organization externally to the local media and community leaders and communicate the needs and achievements of the East Harlem Scholars Academies to the same stakeholders

● Develop productive relationships with funders and other stakeholders and make the case for East Harlem Scholars Academies’ impact and continued expansion

● Regularly report on East Harlem Scholars Academies’ short-term and long-term strategic goals and progress towards goals to Board members

Positive School Culture

● Work closely with network’s Managing Directors and other principals to advance EHTP’s anti-racism work and build these values into existing and new schools

● Support principals to build rigorous, nurturing school communities that maintain East Harlem Scholars Academies’ high academic and social expectations for students

● Build relationships with families through frequent communication about East Harlem Scholars Academies’ impact and work in the community


● Several years of impactful teaching experience, ideally in a community similar to East Harlem, with a passion for and record of driving student achievement

● Significant experience in a leadership role at a school or similar education environment, with demonstrated staff management experience and success managing adults and/or coaching leaders

● A willingness to be the public face of an organization, thriving in an externally-facing role with responsibilities for media communications, Board management, and funder relationships

● Demonstrated ability to utilize effective interpersonal skills to build and maintain relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders, including families, Board members, network leadership, principals, and community members

● A deep belief that all students can thrive in a challenging, high-quality, nurturing, and supportive learning environment

● Proven ability and desire to work in a growing, entrepreneurial, and collaborative environment, with a high degree of flexibility and a strong work ethic

● Belief in East Harlem Tutorial Program’s mission, core values, guiding principles, racial equity statement, and educational model  

● Bachelor’s degree required; other advanced degree in education strongly preferred

● Bilingual (English/Spanish) skills strongly preferred

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual (English/Spanish) skills strongly preferred

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please upload a resume and thoughtful cover letter, both in Word format, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this opportunity, and addressed to Jeff Ginsburg, at the following link:

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Compensation for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience.

In addition, EHTP offers a comprehensive benefits package.

EHTP is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ethnic origin, citizenship, marital status, veterans’ status, disability, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual preference, genetic predisposition or carrier status, alienage, status as a victim of domestic or sexual harassment, or aspects of employment including, but not limited to – recruitment, selection, compensation, benefits, promotion, training, transfer and termination.

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