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High School Assistant Principal

Brooklyn, NY | Full Time

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***Brooklyn LAB is offering a $5,000 signing bonus for all immediate hires***



To prioritize the well-being, health, and safety of our school community, Brooklyn Laboratory Charter School will require all staff members to have completed their full COVID-19 vaccination by September 30, 2021. In compliance with federal and state laws, we will be offering exemptions to employees who, for medical or strongly held religious reasons, are not able to be vaccinated.


Brooklyn LAB Charter Schools is seeking an Assistant Principal to serve as the instructional leader, supervising academic programs, evaluating lesson plans, and observing classes on a regular basis to ensure alignment with the New York Learning Standards. He/she will ultimately be accountable for the achievement results of students at LAB. He/she will hold primary responsibility for the ongoing development, implementation, and assessment of the academic program in collaboration with the Principal and Executive Director.


  • Supervise the instructional program, evaluate lesson plans, and observe classes on a regular basis to evaluate and coach teachers, and encourage high-quality instruction;
  • Lead implementation of programs and curriculum aligned with the Advanced Placement Instructional Shifts, New York Learning Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and LAB learning objectives;
  • Direct the research, development, evaluation, and revision of curriculum and instruction for all subjects and grades;
  • Align curriculum to meet ambitious student and teacher performance objectives, curriculum standards, and proficiencies in all grades and subject areas;
  • Lead the formulation, planning, and implementation of professional development for instructional staff; train and orient staff in LAB’s curricular systems and pedagogical issues; and ensure participation in quality external professional development;
  • Help teachers develop instructional strategies and intervention programs that elevate achievement among all LAB scholars;
  • Coordinate summer professional development including curriculum development; document and communicate the scope and sequence for each grade; and monitor grade-level progress against scope and sequence benchmarks;
  • Participate in the design and implementation of systems to assess student achievement including the administration of NWEA MAP, Illuminate and other interim and formative assessment systems;
  • Manage standardized test and internal assessment schedules, communication, training and implementation logistics, and reporting;
  • Lead the evaluation of instructional materials, including textbooks, digital resources; library/media acquisitions, and other materials;
  • Ensure that instructional materials that are implemented are in line with the scope and sequence of designed curriculum;
  • Participate in instructional staff recruitment and selection including leading teaching candidate interviews and demonstration lessons;
  • Serve as a member of the network Instructional Leadership team;
  • Collaborate with the Executive Director, mentor teachers, and other staff to maximize LAB’s ability to support students’ academic and socio-emotional development;
  • Report to the Principal and provide instructional leadership for the campus;
  • Mentor a cadre of instructional coaches and engage them in regular professional development.
  • Drive positive student outcomes by helping staff reflect and act on data throughout the year.
  • Provide general building supervision and ensure the safety, engagement and well-being of staff and scholars. 
  • Design and lead at least one “Break Academy” (February,April, July-August) per year, to provide students with opportunities for enrichment/remediation.
  • Serve as the school’s general testing coordinator; collaborate with the principal and College Office to plan exam administration and ensure that all stakeholders are informed/prepared.
  • Manage the high school bi-annual scheduling process, ensuring that course offerings meet the school’s credit and graduation requirements.
  • Manage the school’s transcript and credit monitoring systems.
  • Ensure Brooklyn Lab’s compliance at the school level around a full spectrum of federal, state, and city requirements, as prescribed by the 
    • New York State Department of Education (NYSED) 
    • NYSED Charter Schools Offices
    • New York City Department of Education 
    • New York Business Portal 
  • Ensure Brooklyn Lab’s compliance with all Student Services Data entry, including but not limited to
    • Per Pupil Funding
    • Annual and Tri-Annual Individualized Educational Programs (IEP) Meetings
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.


Candidates must have a Bachelor's degree and at least five years of instructional leadership experience. An ideal candidate for this position:

  • Demonstrates the belief that every student can work hard, excel academically, and graduate from college; leads in a way that reflects LAB’s values and beliefs;
  • Demonstrates a commitment to urban school leadership and management;
  • Demonstrates a sense of urgency to achieve dramatic gains in learning;
  • Mobilizes adults to take action toward common goals and achieve results; develops clear, shared purpose that guides and unifies the team; builds effective teams to meet the needs of the task;
  • Demonstrates the ability to teach other adults and commit to adults’ growth and development; 
  • Demonstrates the ability to distinguish between poor, mediocre, solid, and outstanding teaching;
  • Aligns objectives and instructional activities to students’ academic goals;
  • Articulates clear and compelling instructional expectations for classroom settings;
  • Makes clear decisions while considering diverse perspectives to reach the best solutions;
  • Holds him/herself and others accountable for ensuring high achievement for every student;
  • Demonstrates high expectations by setting challenging goals for him/herself and others;
  • Exhibits willingness to engage in difficult conversations and make hard decisions;
  • Takes initiative, goes above and beyond typical expectations, and demonstrates relentless drive and determination to achieve exceptional outcomes and results;
  • Exhibits resilience in overcoming setbacks and remains constructive despite resistance or failure; demonstrates tenacity; supports perseverance in others; Focuses on results and how they are achieved; does not confuse effort with results;
  • Identifies, analyzes and prioritizes complex problems and key issues in a timely manner;
  • Gathers information from multiple relevant sources and stakeholders when problem-solving; Establishes decision-making processes, communicating how decisions will be made and who has input, and ensuring that decisions are made by those best suited to make them;
  • Demonstrates ability to evaluate results and use data to drive decision-making. Considers both the longer-term and unintended consequences of potential decisions;
  • Makes and stands by decisions that benefit the school. Shares the rationale for decisions, particularly when consensus cannot be reached;
  • Manages time and resources effectively, prioritizing efforts according to organizational goals;
  • Accurately sizes projects and secures resources needed to accomplish them;
  • Proactively develops contingency plans in advance of potential or unforeseen circumstances;
  • Delegates decision-making and authority in an effective manner;
  • Monitors a project by assessing milestones and modify plans based on data; Multi-tasks and balances detailed steps with strategy to ensure successful project completion;
  • Takes responsibility for behavior, mistakes, and results, learns from successes and failures, and teaches others to do the same;
  • Uses data to accurately assess areas for improvement and teaches others to do the same;
  • Continuously and humbly seeks opportunities for personal and organizational improvement; proactively solicits and willingly accepts assistance;
  • Takes calculated risks and teaches others to do the same; Values creative and innovative ideas;
  • Promotes and contributes to a culture of sharing effective practices;
  • Possesses strong written and verbal skills;
  • Demonstrates professionalism in diverse situations;
  • Accurately reads group dynamics to maximize individual strengths.


Salary range: $100,000-$120,000 annually, commensurate with experience and expertise. You will receive a competitive benefits package that improves over time and is competitive with other New York City charter schools. 

In addition to competitive salaries, LAB benefits package includes:

  • 80% cost share of health, dental, vision employee plan premiums
  • 5% of annualized base salary contribution to a LAB retirement plan which vests at a percentage annually
  • An employee professional development allowance for improving the employee’s practice


Brooklyn Laboratory Charter Schools (LAB) is a network of open enrollment, college-prep, public charter schools that opened its first middle school in downtown Brooklyn in 2014. LAB opened its second middle school in the fall of 2016, and will open its first two high schools in the fall of 2017, both in downtown Brooklyn. LAB is dedicated to serving the highest need students regardless of their academic level, English language proficiency, or disability. To achieve this, we couple a high expectations approach with an innovative, Common Core-aligned, next generation learning model designed to drastically improve the academic success of our scholars.


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Company Overview

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  • Headquarters BROOKLYN HEIGHTS, NY
  • Size 50 - 100
  • Founded 2014
  • Type
  • Revenue $5M - $10M
  • Industry Edu., Gov't. & Nonprofit
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