We're redefining what's possible in public education. We set out to tackle this education crisis with a groundbreaking school design that delivers a rigorous, whole-child education to students from all backgrounds. Today, as the fastest growing, highest-performing charter school network in New York, our network of 47 K-12 schools outperforms every district in the state, proving irrefutably that all children are capable of excellence.
Fellows serve in critical school-based roles and receive training and support they need to grow into senior leadership at the end of their two-year fellowship. Our program is designed to train talent new to education to become Principals in our growing network of schools. Underwritten by investor and philanthropist Julian Robertson, The Leadership Fellows program is grounded in the work of the Robertson Center at Success Academy, an initiative to share Success Academy’s school design and methods with educators across the country to accelerate school improvement and deliver an outstanding education to all children.
The Robertson Leadership Fellows at Success Academy provides ambitious managers and industry leaders with the training, resources, and mentorship required to become school leaders. Leadership Fellows function as Principals-in-training, receiving the authentic practice and professional development that will allow them to hone their craft in the role until they are ready to lead a Success Academy school at the highest level. The Fellowship is an exciting opportunity to work with a cohort of like-minded colleagues across our growing network of professionals committed to education reform and the creation and growth of exemplary schools.
The 24-month Robertson Fellowship will entail constant training and development experiences. In the summer months, Fellows will attend our Leadership Training Institute, which provides core training on every aspect of school leadership, ranging from in-depth training on our curriculum and teacher development to school operations and management. During the academic year, Fellows will work alongside our faculty and leaders at a school. At the end of 24 months, graduates of the Fellowship will be fully prepared to step into the role of a School Principal and are equipped with the experiences and skill set to be successful in that role.
You have at least four years of professional experience;
You preferably have an advanced degree;
You provide unique industry perspective to our academic institution; and
You have clear leadership experience, preferably experience leading teams and managing people.
Maintain high standards for quality of work product and has a high excellence bar for self and others;
Strong conceptual and critical thinking skills;
Possess an achievement orientation and a strong bias for action;
Exhibit grit and resilience;
Demonstrate a growth mindset and humility;
Move with urgency and accuracy against shifting priorities and deadlines, demonstrating an ability to thrive in a dynamic environment;
Fluency in analyzing data to drive strategy;
Strong listening skills and maintains an open mind;
Collaborate and communicate effectively with team members and colleagues, demonstrating strong writing and presentation skills;
Demonstrate a strong sense of our core values, ETHOS: Excellence, Team, Humor, Ownership, and Scholars;
Passion for education reform and working for a growth-oriented, mission-driven organization.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We actively seek applications from people of all backgrounds to strengthen our community and the perspectives needed to flourish in a multicultural world. Success Academy offers a full benefits program and opportunities for professional growth.Learn more about our philosophy, benefits, and team at https://jobs.successacademies.org/working-here/.
About Success Academy Charter Schools
Working at Success Academy means joining a leading-edge organization where remarkable people are working boldly and urgently to overturn educational inequities. Our teachers bring their creativity, passion, and drive for excellence to help us build extraordinary K-12 public schools where children — and the adults who work there — are nurtured and empowered to reach their fullest potential.
Success Academy is a fast-paced, leading-edge organization where remarkable people are working boldly and urgently to overturn the vast educational inequities that block opportunity for too many children. A network of 47 public charter schools serving 20,000 K-12 students in some of New York City’s most underserved neighborhoods, we are nationally recognized for our groundbreaking, whole-child school model and outstanding academic results. As innovators and thought leaders, we share our curriculum and model with educators across the country and advocate to change public policies that prevent children and families from having access to great public schools.
When you work at Success Academy, you bring your creativity, passion, and drive for excellence to help us build extraordinary public sch...ools that deliver on each child’s potential — as scientists, chess players, historians, artists, writers, mathematicians, engineers. You will join a dynamic, entrepreneurial team that values warmth and humor, collaborates closely to share ideas and know-how, and continually evolves and innovates to create a learning experience that nurtures the immense capacity in each child and points a way forward for U.S. public education.
The Place to Launch Your Career
As a Success Academy teacher, you’ll get the support you need to swiftly grow skills and build a strong professional foundation for virtually any career. If you have a background in STEM, you will be working at the forefront of math and science education reform, with a pioneering, applied curriculum. For all teachers, we offer world-class training and coaching that empowers you to master skills like planning, data analysis, and public speaking so you can have an immediate and lasting impact on the kids you teach.
Diversity as a Core Value
SA is deeply committed to building a highly diverse community of educators and roughly half of our school staff are people of color. We cannot fulfill our mission of giving kids a world-class education without educators of diverse backgrounds, religions, genders, and sexual orientations who reflect and enrich scholars’ lives.
A place to learn and grow
Our commitment to kids is matched by our commitment to the adults who work here. Whether you are a veteran professional or just starting your career, you will have opportunities to hone your skills and deepen your expertise so you can grow professionally and thrive in your role. For our educators, we offer world-class training with an immersive summer experience and daily coaching and feedback, as well as the opportunity to pursue a free master’s degree in education after one year. Our teachers are empowered to swiftly sharpen their skills in planning, prioritization, strategic data analysis, and public speaking, building a strong professional foundation for virtually any career.
SA is a fast-growing, entrepreneurial organization that recognizes, celebrates, and rewards strong performance. Our network has grown to 45 schools since its founding in 2006 and with an ambitious plan to almost double in size over the next decade, staff members who excel in their roles can enjoy significant career growth. In our schools, educators have accelerated opportunities to progress into instructional and school leadership, as well as pathways into content and curriculum development, training, and more.
Work where you will make an impact
Few careers match working at Success Academy when it comes to feeling that your work matters: The work is hard but the pay-off is profound. Whether your role is at the network or our schools, you have the daily satisfaction of knowing your expertise, commitment, and effort are contributing to the tremendous growth and learning of the children we serve, who are leading the nation in academic achievement and proving that we can tackle the crisis in public education!