Overview:
The Broome Street Academy Charter High School will prepare our young people for post-secondary success that leads to positive life outcomes. We value student strengths and will provide multiple pathways to success through a curriculum of rigorous academic, career and social instruction grounded in the principles of positive youth development.

Broome Street Academy values:

  • Partnership with Caregivers
  • Growth Mindset
  • Collegial feedback
  • Relevant, standards-based curriculum
  • Data-Driven Instruction
  • Cultural Responsiveness

The Dean of Humanities will oversee all aspects of curriculum design, implementation and teacher professional development in the English, Social Studies, Arts, and Wellness departments at Broome Street Academy. They are responsible for leading the Humanities Instructional teams in achieving the academic goals set forth in the Academy’s Accountability Plan. The Dean of Humanities will be charged with driving strong academic achievement toward continued progress on all educational outcomes and incorporating the management of a rigorous teacher tracking system. This person will possess a growth-mindset, demonstrated educational grit and a strong passion for the mission of our community.

Responsibilities:

  • In collaboration with the Instructional Leadership Team:
  • Serve as a pedagogical leader with a keen eye towards instructional excellence in the Humanities, with a depth of understanding regarding Common Core and State Standards
  • Oversee all aspects of teaching and learning in Humanities classes and support with teacher development across the greater school community
  • Ensure that the Academy meets or exceeds the goals stated in the Accountability Plan
  • Lead Humanities department teachers in their use of curriculum resources to develop rigorous, engaging, differentiated units and lesson plans with applied instructional strategies
  • Develop a regular system for Humanities team meetings to support in the tracking and benchmarking of school-wide goals, analyze data, collaborate as a team, and to continue professional development cycles as needed.
  • Provide timely, relevant, and regular feedback on instructional practices and strategies to ensure continuous improvement and ongoing development of the instructional staff through the use of feedback documents, coaching meetings, and in-classroom coaching
  • Oversee development of school-wide curriculum and ensure vertical alignment grades 9 through 12 using curricula guides for Humanities offerings
  • Gather and analyze evidence about the quality of the Humanities curricula through the use of on-going assessment data with respect to school-wide learning goals
  • Gather and analyze evidence about the quality of professional learning through its successful application in teachers’ classrooms through the collection and development of regular formative and summative assessments, a daily walk-through observation tool, and teacher evaluations
  • Oversee and coordinate the development and administration of school-based assessments in Humanities content
  • Collaborate with Instructional Leadership Team and Director of Operations in support of hiring for all instructional staff for Humanities courses
  • Collaborate with the Instructional Leadership Team to develop the instructional calendar and keep staff up to date on upcoming events
  • Support and promote equity and inclusion by collaborating with teachers and leaders across the school to ensure appropriate accommodations for students with IEPs and 504 Plans are provided
  • Work closely with the Instructional Leadership Team to prepare monthly reports on student achievement and perform additional relevant duties as requested by the Head of School

Professional Qualifications:

  • Commitment to the Academy’s Mission and Vision, with a desire to hold high expectations in a respectful and equitable environment for our population of students
  • Evidence of strong judgment and leadership skills, as demonstrated through successful teacher and school leadership experience in multiple subject areas
  • Ability to manage competing priorities with a focus on successfully navigating ambiguity or organizational challenges
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Master’s degree required- ideally in the field of education or educational leadership
  • NYS Certification as a Building Leader preferred, secondary content area and Special Education a plus
  • Minimum of 7 years of demonstrated successful teaching experience
  • Minimum of 3 years in supervising teachers in curricular development and instructional practice
  • Extensive knowledge of current trends in the practices of professional development, teaching, and learning
  • Demonstrated leadership in working with professional staff, students, and the community
  • Demonstrated understanding and practice of the principles of positive youth development

Hours: Full-time twelve-month employee

Contact: Submit cover letter and resume to APPLY