Uncommon Schools is a nonprofit network of high-performing charter public schools that are closing the academic achievement gap and preparing students from historically underserved communities for success in college and beyond. Uncommon currently manages 55 schools serving more than 20,000 students in six cities: Boston, Camden, New York City, Newark, Rochester, and Troy. Uncommon graduates persist in and graduate from college at rates far higher than their peers. We believe that every child deserves an outstanding education, and we are committed to working beyond the walls of our schools to achieve that goal through our professional development workshops, books, and district partnerships.
The Special Assistant (SA) supports the President by leading all aspects of the administrative tasks crucial to the President’s team: planning and drafting communications, and performing project management for the President’s network-wide initiatives! The SA reports directly to the President’s Chief of Staff and works regularly with the Chief Schools Officer’s teams, the Chief of Operations team, and Uncommon Schools’ Home Office Staff. We are looking for a go-getter with a can-do demeanor. The role will provide an outstanding opportunity to see and learn about school management and public charter school operations at the network-wide level! Location is flexible between Newark, NYC, and remote; travel between regions or to retreat locations may be required about 4-6 times annually.
Administrative Tasks of the President’s Office
Program Management Support for the President’s Organization-Wide Initiatives
Uncommon Schools offers salaries commensurate with experience and a very generous benefits and vacation package. All staff members receive extensive professional development, and are equipped with a laptop computer and all necessary supplies.
Uncommon believes in the importance of being a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization that enables our students and staff to thrive. We are committed to building a talented team that reflects the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our students. At the same time, we work to ensure an inclusive community through creating a space for meaningful dialogue about issues of race and identity for our staff and students. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.