Assistant to the Head of School Management for AltSchool in New York, NY

Assistant to the Head of School Management

AltSchool - New York, NY - Full time

We are educators and technologists who believe that we can positively impact the world through education. We believe that by creating a platform for education we can achieve our mission of making the best education the most available.

We started by opening lab schools to allow educators to explore the educational practices of the future, and then brought in a technology team to support educators. Together, we’re building an operating system for teaching and learning that makes whole-child, personalized learning possible for students and teachers.

In order to achieve our vision of enabling all children to reach their potential, we’re now partnering with forward-thinking schools to impact more students. Together with these innovative partners, we are working to make the best education the most available.

Headquartered in San Francisco, AltSchool is a public benefit corporation and is a Certified B Corp (B Corps are for-profit companies certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency).

We are backed by many key investors including Founders Fund, Andreessen Horowitz, and Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s donor-advised fund at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, all of who are committed to helping achieve our goal of making the best education the most accessible.

Assistant to the Head of School Management (New York)

This one-year special projects role is a unique opportunity to learn about and contribute to improving education at scale. We are seeking a project manager ready to commit a year to provide support to our Head of School Management in New York on some of the most important teaching and learning challenges facing our schools. The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated, detail-oriented individual who can demonstrate flexibility, teamwork, good judgment, and the ability to anticipate and resolve problems within a busy network of schools.


  • Collaborate with school teams to ensure that curriculum and assessment are delivered effectively and with fidelity.
  • Assist with the organization and reporting of progress across our lab schools including the collation and presentation of data
  • Work cross-functionally to implement the professional growth and development plan for educators
  • Assist with the completion of meeting materials and supporting documents for the lab schools
  • Maintain Google calendars, schedule meetings, create agendas and assist with the general smooth running of the school org
  • Assist with the planning, organization, and execution of a variety of events and projects as requested
  • Respond empathetically to diverse needs from Heads of School and educators and provide support when needed

Desired Qualifications and Experience

  • Excitement about helping children achieve their potential through a learner-centric, technology-enabled education
  • 3-5 years of Professional Experience, with 2-3+ years in an educational environment
  • Project management experience, with the ability to work cross-functionally to achieve key initiatives
  • Experience and proficiency with the Google Suite (Google Calendar, Gmail, Slides, Docs, Sheets, etc.)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills,
  • A high level of organization and attention to detail, the ability to track and execute on many individual tasks, and the flexibility to switch between multiple work streams throughout the day
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic startup environment; takes initiative and is comfortable with ambiguity
  • Handle confidential information with discretion and diplomacy
  • Knowledge of a variety of curriculum and assessments preferred such as Readers and Writers Workshop, Fountas and Pinnell, Singapore Math, TERC, MAP/CPAA and SEL assessments

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive compensation commensurate with experience
  • Health, dental, and vision benefits
  • 401(k)
  • Free lunch and snacks
  • AltSchool tuition assistance

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To be considered for this role, you must submit an online application. Please submit a cover letter that explains why you would be a great fit for this role along with your resume.

Special School Employment Requirements

All AltSchool employees must undergo criminal background checks and TB risk assessments as mandated by California state law and permitted by New York state law prior to their start dates at AltSchool. By submitting an application, you acknowledge that your employment with AltSchool would be conditioned on a satisfactory background check and completion of the TB risk assessment.

Work Authorization

Please be aware that while AltSchool is able to facilitate transfers for certain types of work visas, we are generally unable to offer original visa sponsorship. Please apply if you'd like to be considered for the role.

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