Elementary Academic Director, 2018-19

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Competitive and commensurate with experience




20 Jay St.
Suite 211
New York
United States


About Explore Schools:


Explore Schools is a network of public charter schools providing 2,000 students in Brooklyn with the outstanding education they deserve. Our mission is to provide students with the academic skills and critical-thinking abilities they need to succeed in a college-preparatory high school.

What We Believe:

  • We believe that all children can learn when immersed in a rich environment full of high expectations, rigorous academics, and caring, committed adults
  • It is both our privilege and responsibility to help close the opportunity gap in the Central Brooklyn community by increasing the high school graduation rate by 10%
  • Equity and excellence are not mutually exclusive – we can meet the needs of all students in our schools, while actively engaging parents and driving towards excellent academic results

About the Position:


Explore Schools is seeking an experienced educational leader who demonstrates a drive toward excellence and is passionate about serving all students.  Academic Directors are directly responsible for the coaching, growth, and evaluation of the teachers they supervise. The ideal candidate is an outstanding leader and manager of adults, who believes and invests in developing talent, while possessing a strong understanding of academic rigor and effective instruction.  Academic Directors report directly to the school’s Principal. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • In collaboration with the leadership team, identify academic priorities, set measurable goals to achieve priorities and monitor progress towards goals
  • Make decisions that are strategic, intentional, and grounded in data
  • Thoughtfully engage and invest families and community stakeholders in Explore’s work
  • Ensure that teacher’s professional development goals are being met through direct, targeted coaching
  • Partner with the instructional leadership team to continually assess professional development needs and execute on a differentiated approach to meet those needs
  • Collaborate with the instructional leadership to continually assess the development of instructional team members and execute on a differentiated approach to meet their needs
  • Oversee the systems, practices, and cycles of assessment and the constant use of date to drive student performance
  • Implement school-wide procedures and policies to ensure student safety
  • Work closely with the Explore Schools home office to recruit and select new staff members 


  • A commitment to working in under-served communities
  • Outstanding content knowledge throughout grades K-8
  • 4+ years of teaching experience, preferably in an urban charter school
  • Experience coaching teachers or managing adults, required
  • Master’s Degree in Education, preferred


  • Competitive and commensurate with experience



Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


Apply on our website: https://app.jobvite.com/j?aj=ojxW6fwC&s=idealist.org