Director of High School STEM - Curriculum Team

Ascend Public Charter Schools

About the organization

Ascend is a network of K-12 public charter schools serving 5,800 students in 15 schools across Brooklyn—New York’s most populous borough. Our undertaking is to lead our students on a great intellectual adventure, provide them with an exceptional college preparatory education, and place them firmly on the path to success in college and beyond.


The director of high school STEM is responsible for overseeing the development of Ascend’s Common Core-aligned curriculum and assessment, which incorporates both explicit teaching and inquiry learning in grades 9-12. To ensure vertical alignment, the director collaborates intentionally with the managing director of mathematics and science K-8, the director of lower school mathematics and the director of middle school mathematics, as well as any writers and curriculum directors who write, adapt, curate, and pace research-based curricula materials and assessments, especially those who write high school curricula. This person also collaborates strategically with the managing director of high school humanities, as well as the managing director of high school and the high school director.

We look for professionals who are excited about our liberal arts program, positive approach to discipline, and commitment to serving all students in truly public schools. Above all, we seek staff members who are deeply committed to urban education and our ultimate goal of closing the achievement gap for the children of Central Brooklyn.



- A sustained record of outstanding academic results in grades 9-12
- Five or more years of teaching experience with exceptional results
- Three or more years of experience managing and developing instructional staff and delivering outstanding professional development
- Bachelor’s degree, with an advanced degree strongly preferred

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