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THIS IS SUCCESS.

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  • Don’t wait.
  • Create it.
  • Believe.
  • Be relentless.
  • Be true.
  • Stand up.
  • Advocate.
  • Disrupt.
  • Be part of
    something bigger.
  • Make an Impact.
  • Cry Laughing.
  • Connect.
  • Grow.
  • Stumble.
  • Persevere.
  • Explore.
  • Find possible.
  • Change lives.

THIS IS SUCCESS.

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Who We Are

We are a team of professionals from diverse backgrounds, united in our mission to bring educational opportunity to children. We hold ourselves to sky-high expectations, and challenge each other to be better every day. We are devoted to finding more thoughtful ways to do our work and love to celebrate milestones and achievements, both large and small.

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Who We Are

We are a team of professionals from diverse backgrounds, united in our mission to bring educational opportunity to children. We hold ourselves to sky-high expectations, and challenge each other to be better every day. We are devoted to finding more thoughtful ways to do our work and love to celebrate milestones and achievements, both large and small.

Professional Growth

Providing an outstanding education to 17,000 scholars is not easy, which is why we have reimagined talent development to ensure our staff receive exceptional support and training. You will be part of a unified team that backs you with the tools, collaboration, and coaching you need to achieve meaningful professional growth and help your scholars soar toward excellence.

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Professional Growth

Providing an outstanding education to 17,000 scholars is not easy, which is why we have reimagined talent development to ensure our staff receive exceptional support and training. You will be part of a unified team that backs you with the tools, collaboration, and coaching you need to achieve meaningful professional growth and help your scholars soar toward excellence.

NYC: City of Inspiration

In New York City, inspiration lies everywhere — in the people you meet, the endless array of museums, theaters, and restaurants and even on subway platforms, where skilled musicians enliven the commute. The city exudes diversity and is a magnet for talent and ambition, offering boundless opportunities for growth, exploration, and adventure.

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NYC: City of Inspiration

In New York City, inspiration lies everywhere — in the people you meet, the endless array of museums, theaters, and restaurants and even on subway platforms, where skilled musicians enliven the commute. The city exudes diversity and is a magnet for talent and ambition, offering boundless opportunities for growth, exploration, and adventure.

Empowered by Diversity

Having a diverse team of teachers, leaders, and staff is essential to achieving our dual mission of building world-class schools and advancing education reform across the nation. We seek employees of all races, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, religions, genders, and sexual orientations to strengthen our community and cultivate the perspectives needed to flourish in a multicultural world.

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Empowered by Diversity

Having a diverse team of teachers, leaders, and staff is essential to achieving our dual mission of building world-class schools and advancing education reform across the nation. We seek employees of all races, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, religions, genders, and sexual orientations to strengthen our community and cultivate the perspectives needed to flourish in a multicultural world.

To do this job — because it asks a lot of you — you need to be passionate and find purpose and joy in every day.”

— Tunde Osilaja Business Operations Manager

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FAQs

Have questions? We’ve got answers!

Why Success?

  • You will be working closely with a team of mission-driven, and wildly talented peers. Unlike the isolation that so many teachers experience, at Success you will be part of a community, working intensively and collaboratively with your colleagues.
  • Success Academy values excellence and seeks out the best and the brightest to staff our schools. You will be part of an elite team that is leading the country in re-imagining public education — and getting eye-popping results.
  • You will receive the highest caliber (and an unprecedented amount of) training and professional development. You will master the most cutting-edge strategies for effective instruction and instructional planning, as well as management and communications skills. You will not only become one of the most successful educators in the country but your general professional skills and marketability will be monumentally increased.

What makes Success Academy different than other charters?

  • We have produced extraordinary results for kids, and we value the whole child, which means we devote considerable resources to providing art, dance, music, chess, debate, sports, coding and technology.
  • We have a dual mission: to build exceptional, world-class public schools and change educational policy so all kids have a fighting chance.

What is Success Academy’s instructional philosophy?

  • Instruction at Success is more child-centered than at most schools. Everything we do in the classroom is designed to get kids to do the “thinking work” — where they ask each other questions, critique hypotheses, and share different ways of solving problems.
  • All of our scholars have science five days per week and all of our elementary school scholars learn chess as part of the curriculum.
  • We give children the opportunity to explore their passions through instruction in performing and visual arts, sports, and debate.

What is the demographic breakdown of Success Academy students? Staff?

  • Across our network, 56% of scholars are African American, 30% are Hispanic, 6% are white, 4% are multi-racial and 3% are Asian. About three-quarters of scholars are low-income.
  • About 44% of our teachers are non-white, which is more than NYC as a whole (40%) and far exceeds the national average (18%).

What is the work-life balance like?

  • Work-life balance is important! We offer a number of supports to help staff members maintain it, from learning time management skills to on-site exercise classes and happy hours. We strongly encourage staff to communicate with their managers if they are struggling in this area.
  • However, this work is hard and not for everyone, but for the right person it can be very rewarding. Our teachers sometimes work long hours in the service of kids — setting the bar high and doing whatever it takes to help scholars clear it.