High School Dean of Science

Job Type

Full Time




New York
United States


We​ ​are​ ​New​ ​York​ ​City’s​ ​top-performing​ ​and​ ​fastest​ ​growing​ ​charter​ ​school​ ​network,​ ​and​ ​we​ ​are fundamentally​ ​reshaping​ ​public​ ​education.​ ​To​ ​ensure​ ​long-lasting​ ​change​ ​and​ ​a​ ​school​ ​model​ ​that will​ ​prepare​ ​current​ ​and​ ​future​ ​generations​ ​of​ ​children​ ​from​ ​all​ ​backgrounds​ ​with​ ​the​ ​subject mastery​ ​and​ ​skills​ ​to​ ​succeed​ ​in​ ​college​ ​and​ ​life,​ ​we​ ​have​ ​reconceived​ ​every​ ​aspect​ ​of​ ​the​ ​school design,​ ​from​ ​elementary​ ​to​ ​high​ ​school.​ ​We​ ​now​ ​need​ ​leaders​ ​with​ ​an​ ​entrepreneurial​ ​spirit​ ​and a​ ​high​ ​standard​ ​of​ ​excellence​ ​to​ ​join​ ​our​ ​high​ ​school​ ​community,​ ​and​ ​propel​ ​our​ ​efforts​ ​to​ ​put thousands​ ​of​ ​New​ ​York​ ​City​ ​kids​ ​on​ ​a​ ​trajectory​ ​of​ ​educational​ ​excellence.

The​ ​Success​ ​Academy​ ​High​ ​School​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Liberal​ ​Arts​ ​is​ ​our​ ​flagship​ ​high​ ​school,​ ​offering​ ​a rigorous​ ​and​ ​engaging​ ​academic​ ​experience​ ​to​ ​scholars​ ​prepared​ ​by​ ​our​ ​elementary​ ​and​ ​middle school​ ​programs.​ ​We​ ​are​ ​set​ ​apart​ ​by​ ​our​ ​intensive​ ​focus​ ​on​ ​college​ ​persistence,​ ​ensuring​ ​that our​ ​mainly​ ​minority​ ​and​ ​low-income​ ​students​ ​gain​ ​not​ ​only​ ​admission​ ​to​ ​college​ ​but​ ​also​ ​the​ ​skills to​ ​flourish​ ​in​ ​and​ ​graduate​ ​from​ ​college​ ​in​ ​four​ ​years.​ ​The​ ​​Dean​ ​of​ ​Science​​ ​will​ ​be​ ​a​ ​leader​ ​in​ ​this exciting​ ​high​ ​school​ ​community,​ ​who​ ​will​ ​oversee​ ​science​ ​​ ​instruction​ ​at​ ​an​ ​exceptionally​ ​high level.​ ​He​ ​or​ ​she​ ​will​ ​play​ ​an​ ​integral​ ​role​ ​in​ ​the​ ​school,​ ​working​ ​closely​ ​with​ ​faculty​ ​and​ ​scholars on​ ​a​ ​daily​ ​basis.

Reporting​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Principal,​ ​the​ ​Dean​ ​of​ ​Science​ ​will​ ​set​ ​the​ ​standard​ ​for​ ​an​ ​exceptionally high-level​ ​and​ ​academically​ ​sophisticated​ ​approach​ ​to​ ​science​ ​across​ ​9th​ ​through​ ​12th​ ​grade.​ ​This builds​ ​on​ ​a​ ​K-8​ ​curriculum​ ​that​ ​is​ ​unrivaled​ ​in​ ​the​ ​country,​ ​for​ ​its​ ​focus​ ​on​ ​discovery​ ​based​ ​science (beginning​ ​five​ ​days​ ​a​ ​week​ ​in​ ​Kindergarten).​ ​Success​ ​Academy​ ​schools​ ​are​ ​the​ ​highest​ ​achieving in​ ​New​ ​York​ ​State,​ ​providing​ ​the​ ​Dean​ ​of​ ​Science​ ​with​ ​an​ ​extraordinary​ ​opportunity​ ​to​ ​break​ ​new ground​ ​in​ ​high​ ​school.​ ​The​ ​Dean​ ​of​ ​Science​ ​will​ ​have​ ​a​ ​major​ ​role​ ​in​ ​shaping​ ​the​ ​academic​ ​culture of​ ​the​ ​school,​ ​and​ ​thus​ ​candidates​ ​should​ ​have​ ​a​ ​deep​ ​understanding​ ​of​ ​science,​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as extensive​ ​experience​ ​teaching​ ​and​ ​leading​ ​adults.


● Developing​ ​rigorous​ ​curriculum​ ​that​ ​will​ ​push​ ​scholars​ ​toward​ ​a​ ​deep​ ​understanding​ ​of the​ ​material;

● Driving​ ​teacher​ ​excellence​ ​by​ ​teaching​ ​faculty​ ​to​ ​plan​ ​and​ ​intellectually​ ​understand content​ ​at​ ​a​ ​high​ ​level,​ ​giving​ ​feedback,​ ​and​ ​coaching​ ​them​ ​on​ ​lesson​ ​implementation;

● Creating​ ​a​ ​culture​ ​of​ ​scholarship​ ​and​ ​critical​ ​thinking​ ​that​ ​will​ ​prepare​ ​scholars​ ​to​ ​excel​ ​in college;

● Using​ ​student​ ​achievement​ ​data​ ​and​ ​student​ ​and​ ​student​ ​work​ ​to​ ​drive​ ​instructional decisions;

● Teaching​ ​teachers​ ​to​ ​build​ ​relationships​ ​with​ ​students​ ​and​ ​their​ ​families​ ​and​ ​holding​ ​these critical​ ​constituencies​ ​responsible​ ​for​ ​outstanding​ ​academic​ ​and​ ​cultural​ ​outcomes.

Experiences​ ​and​ ​Qualifications

● A demonstrated ability to deliver rigorous, engaging instruction;

● A deep understanding of science, preferably including an advanced degree;

● A record of success in exceptional student achievement;

● An eagerness to learn and a growth mindset;

● Well-developed emotional intelligence and moral character;

● An ability to frame and clearly communicate a unifying vision for the science program;

● A high aptitude for problem solving, navigating challenging situations, and forging effective teaching teams;

● Exceptionally high standards for the quality of work and a reflex to improve at every turn.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply


To join our team, please upload a cover letter and resume that outlines your candidacy. Your cover letter should explain in detail your qualifications for the position. Resumes without cover letters will not be reviewed.

Success Academy Charter Schools is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from people of all backgrounds. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. Success Academy offers a full benefits program and opportunities for professional growth.