Middle School Assistant Principal Bed-Stuy New Beginnings: Bedford Stuyvesant New Beginnings Charter School is an elementary and middle school proudly serving the students in our neighborhood in Brooklyn, affectionately known worldwide as 'Bed-Stuy'. Opened in 2010, we serve more than 670 scholars in Kindergarten - Eighth Grade through the pursuit of 21st century learning, project based & service learning, and traditional coursework strategies, students will be prepared to succeed in academically competitive schools as well as become responsible citizens of the global community. We offer you the opportunity to change the future: one scholar at a time. Each BSNBCS Scholar (present and future) deserves the chance to receive the quality education they need to help prepare them for academic success and growth. You also deserve to work in environment that is collaborative, fosters professional growth and development, and that empowers each staff member to take ownership of the learning environment in their classrooms or functional area. This is your chance to join a great team with the intent of teaching young minds, helping our scholars grow, work in key roles within the school, and to develop your career. Our Assistant Principal: Our Assistant Principal is a key player in the development of our learning environment and management of our Middle School team. You will assist the Middle School Principal in organizing and fostering a positive, safe environment that is conducive to best meeting the needs of all students, staff and parents. This includes such responsibilities as: leading, directing, counseling, and supervising a variety of personnel and programs; creating effective parent, teacher, child communications, supporting, encouraging, mentoring, and evaluating staff; fostering teamwork between teachers and among staff and parents; and managing budget items. A day in the life of our Assistant Principal: Assist the principal in developing and maintaining an effective educational program consistent with the mission of the school, policies and goals of the charter; meeting and conferring with students, parents, faculty and staff; maintaining records and files; preparing reports. Assist the principal in the overall administration of the school; interpret and enforce school policies and regulations. Assist the principal in the transformation of the school culture into a results-oriented collaborative learning community. Support the principal in the collaborative development, implementation, and ongoing refinement of the school’s instructional plan. Assist the principal in monitoring compliance with federal, state, and local mandates and guidelines related to local and state testing programs and the local special education program. Assist the principal in planning and implementing a professional development/growth program for teachers and staff. Serve as principal in the absence of the regular principal. Propose schedules of classes and extracurricular activities; help schedule courses, students and teachers. Assist in maintaining discipline throughout the student body; deal with special cases as necessary. Serve with parents, faculty, and student groups, as requested, in advancing educational and related activities and objectives. Maintain a variety of files; prepare periodic and special reports as required. Identify the special needs of students on a regular basis, seeking the assistance of school system specialists as required. Supervise teachers and departments as assigned by the principal. Explain and interpret division-wide curriculum/instructional goals and objectives to teachers, parents, pupils, and the community. Assist in the planning and implementation of a systematic method of supervising the instructional program through the use of learning walks, observations, documentations, and follow-up conferences. Assist teachers in evaluating methods and materials and developing effective learning plans and classroom management techniques. Curriculum/Instruction - Assist in: selection, training and implementation of standards and initiatives; scheduling; implementation of goals and selection of instructional materials. Analyze test data, determine ways to improve instruction and student goals. Design and implement programming for RTI, assisting with programming for ESL students and students with disabilities, etc. Facilitate professional development and lead Professional Learning Communities Assists in screening, interviewing, and recommending employment for new staff What you need to bring to the table: You MUST have a valid and current New York State Teacher Certification (Preferably 5-9 ELA or Math) You MUST have a valid and current New York State Certification as a School Administrator or Supervisor, School District Administrator or School District Leader or School Building Leader You MUST clear a fingerprint background check to work in any school in NY, so we require all teachers to be cleared through IdentoGo prior to starting employment with us. This cannot be waived and must be complete PRIOR to starting employment with us. Five years recent experience teaching Grades 6-8 Teaching experience at more than one grade-level A deep level of understanding of the Common Core State Standards Evidence of success in working with teachers Evidence of strong interpersonal skills Evidence of strong written communication and presentation skills Evidence of strong planning and organizational skills Evidence of successful leadership at a Middle School level Experience in conducting staff professional development Experience in mentoring/coaching teachers In-depth knowledge of a variety of reading and writing instructional strategies necessary to support the Common Core State Standards in all content areas A strong commitment to team collaboration through Professional Learning Communities Performance Responsibilities Ability to assist with administering and managing the operation of a middle school. Ability to plan and supervise the work of others. Evidence of establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with students, parents, staff, and the public. Knowledge and effective skills in curriculum development, instructional practices, interpretation of test data What we offer you: A full-time position with a competitive salary that is commensurate with your experience and qualifications Amazing benefits! As a member of the team, your care and well-being are a top priority. You will have a great benefits package that is not only affordable but includes all the perks and benefits you deserve! The opportunity to shape the future. Each of our scholars has the potential to do great things. All they need is you to help show them how they can succeed! A friendly and collaborative working environment: Our classrooms use a co-teaching model that encourages partnership and collaboration with your fellow teachers. We provide weekly professional learning community engagement and opportunities to participate in school wide activities! The change to grow as a professional: You will be offered many opportunities to refine your skills and grow as a professional educator through quality professional development opportunities offered throughout the year! A learning environment that is innovative and creative: You will be empowered to be to take ownership of the learning environment in your classroom through 21st learning that is focused in project based, and inquiry based learning systems! Application Process Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Once we have received your application, we will review your qualifications and experience as quickly as possible and get back to you within one week of submission.