|Date Posted||October 13, 2021|
|Industry||K-12: Charter Schools|
Special Projects Associate
Brooklyn, New York
In-Person Work Required
WHO WE ARE
Explore Schools is a network of public charter schools providing 2,000 students in Brooklyn with the outstanding education they deserve. Our goal is to provide students with curriculum and instruction that is both standards-aligned and culturally responsive. Our approach is designed to provide the conditions to nurture students as critical thinkers and natural problem-solvers. As an organization we are committed to engaging in work that disrupts and roots out systems and structures that perpetuate white supremacy. We intentionally seek to build and maintain a diverse and talented team that reflects the backgrounds and experiences of our students and creates an inclusive environment for all employees.
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. We believe equity and excellence are not mutually exclusive—we can meet the needs of all students in our schools, while actively engaging parents and driving toward excellent academic results. We believe it is both our privilege and responsibility to help close the opportunity gap in the Brooklyn community.
WHO YOU ARE
Explore Schools seeks an enthusiastic, hard-working individual who is interested in growing with our organization. You demonstrate a drive toward excellence and are passionate about ensuring back-end operations at the network level are top-notch. You enjoy behind the scenes work, are a strong listener, and can quickly incorporate feedback shared by a number of internal constituents. We are looking for candidates with the following qualities:
WHAT YOU’LL DO
The Special Projects Associate is a key member of the network team working collaboratively with various school and network staff to help Explore meet its mission. Reporting to the Director of Special Projects, this person will support the planning and execution of initiatives in a variety of buckets including but not limited to: monthly meetings for various senior leaders, network-wide trainings and events, office administration and culture, and social media and marketing. The ideal candidate is highly organized, detail-oriented, has excellent communication skills, and thrives in a fast-paced environment. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
Special Projects and Board Support
Event & Meeting Planning
Office Management & Administrative Support
Social Media and Communications
BENEFITS AND PERKS
Explore Schools staff members receive a competitive salary, vacation including network shutdown days, considerable matching of retirement contributions, and more. Additionally, you can expect:
Explore Schools is a network of 8 charter schools located in Canarsie, Crown Heights, and Flatbush communities of Brooklyn, NY. Our network office is located in DUMBO, Brooklyn. For the 21-22 school year, our schools are operating with a fully in-person model. For this specific role, in-person work is required.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Explore Schools is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran or military status.