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Come work for one of the most interesting and exciting nonprofits in New York. As the premiere provider of mind-blowing professional development in New York City (and perhaps the world), the Academy has created a community of passionate, like-minded teachers from public, charter, and private schools. We're growing fast and need creative, strategic, hard-workers to take us to the next level. A great perk of the job is taking part in our intimate events with brilliant intellectuals, leading scientists, incredible artists, and inspiring teachers. Applicants must live in the metro area.

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Director of Finance and Operations

We're looking for a Director of Finance and Operations with administrative vision and experience guiding a small organization's growth, creating budgets, and overseeing staff and operations.

The job is (often) remote, with occasional evening and weekend responsibilities. The Director of Finance and Operations is part of the Academy’s leadership team, responsible for day-to-day operations, including budget, database operations, human resources, legal affairs, and IT. The role ensures that the organization’s operations are based in well-grounded business and financial practices, and supported by strong management and control systems. The role translates strategies into action plans, efficient procedures, and sound policies that support the demands of The Academy for Teachers—today and into the future.

The ideal candidate is smart, positive, and fun, with solid experience in budgeting, project management, executive-level advising, and a proven track record for building happy teams and strong processes.

Primary responsibilities:

▴ Work with the President to set strategic priorities, create and oversee budgets, and establish efficient processes.

▴ Develop and execute a vision and plan for the Academy’s systems and processes.

▴ Work collaboratively with the staff to create a positive company culture.

▴ Oversee the annual budgeting and financial forecasting process.

▴ Provide leadership and direction of IT function.

▴ Management of Salesforce database and all other platforms.

▴ Maintain and update website.

▴ Ensure organizational compliance with all regulatory, tax, and audit requirements, as well as adherence to fiscal policies and procedures.

▴ Deliver financial and operating reports to the President and the Board of Directors, appraising the organization’s financial position on a continual basis.

▴ Provide strategic recommendations and advice to the President and Board of Directors regarding the organization’s business and financial strategy.

▴ Direct Human Resource functions that support the recruitment, retention, and development of diverse, talented staff.

▴ Oversee annual compensation planning and benefits program design.

▴ Maintain all required insurance coverage and legal registrations.

▴ Ensure adherence to best practices regarding nonprofit governance and negotiate and maintain contractual relationships with funders, partner institutions, and consultants.

▴ Help support Academy programs (classes and events), as needed.

Other requirements:

▴ Passion for the Academy’s mission

▴ Responsible and organized—a doer who takes initiative.

▴ Strong analytical skills and technical acumen—able to track what goes wrong and fix it.

▴ Stature and confidence to gain credibility and respect of leadership, internal staff, and the Board of Directors.

▴ Technical knowledge: Intermediate/Advanced knowledge of Google Drive (Docs, Sheets, etc.), Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), and collaboration tools (Zoom, Teams).

▴ Enough comfort with technology to learn how to use our database (Salesforce) and other platforms (FormAssembly, Mailchimp, etc.).

▴ A collaborative nature.

▴ Proven management, supervisory, and coaching skills.

▴ Must live in the NYC metro area.

Minimum education/experience required:

▴ Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) and at least five years related experience with a proven ability to multitask, manage staff, find solutions, and create a positive company culture.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary will be competitive based on experience, with great benefits, including:

▴ Three weeks paid vacation.

▴ Thirteen additional paid holidays.

▴ 401K with a generous 6% employer contribution.

▴ Medical, dental, and vision insurance (80% employer contribution).

Apply here

The Academy for Teachers seeks to hire staff who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. All positions are filled without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. All are encouraged to apply.


Associate Director of Development

We're looking for an Associate Director of Development who will grasp the untapped power of our amazing assets and run with them, bringing The Academy new donors, new foundations, and new corporate sponsors.

The Associate Director of Development works closely with the President to design and execute the organization's fundraising strategies relating to donor engagement, major gifts, foundation and corporate grants, our Private Schools for Public Education partnership, annual appeal, cultivation salons, and our annual gala. The Associate Director of Development will expand and diversify the Academy's donor base, stewarding prospects to become donors, board members, and mission ambassadors.

The ideal candidate is smart, positive, poised, and fun, with solid experience in fundraising, event planning, staff management, and a proven track record for building strong processes and systems.

Primary Responsibilities:

▴ Develop the organization's fundraising vision and strategy.

▴ With the President and Board, identify, research, and cultivate major gifts prospects—individual, corporate, government, and foundation—and develop and execute closing, stewardship, and growth strategies tailored to each revenue stream.

▴ Lead the charge on our annual star-studded gala, Show Teachers the Love!

▴ Organize our donor cultivation salons with high-profile faculty.

▴ Set clear benchmarks, regularly reflect on progress through data tracking and analysis, and adjust tactics as necessary to meet revenue goals.

▴ Identify best-in-practice development structures and, as we grow, build a team to help us meet goals.

▴ In conjunction with the program team, provide insight into how various programs and promotional materials might better communicate the Academy’s mission to its multiple audiences.

▴ Work collaboratively with the staff to create a positive company culture.

▴ Ensure that institutional funders and prospects receive timely reports and proposals.

▴ Proactively design and execute donor engagement strategies, leveraging volunteer opportunities, site visits, special events, and donor benefits as cultivation and engagement tools.

▴ Develop customized cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship plans for different prospects and donors in the portfolio; have the capacity to identify new donors and cultivate their interest in the Academy's mission

▴ Regularly participate in the creation of necessary materials to inform the Board of Directors of ongoing development activity, successes, and needed resources.

▴ Develop and implement the necessary processes that lead to the perfect execution of development activities.

Other requirements:

▴ Passion for the Academy’s mission, along with creativity, boundless new ideas, and also analytical, responsible, organized—a doer who takes initiative.

▴ Experience in planning original and interesting fundraising events.

▴ Superb written and oral communication skills, with experience communicating effectively in one-on-one and large group settings.

▴ Experience with graphic design.

▴ Proven relationship-building and interpersonal skills.

▴ Technical Knowledge: Intermediate/Advanced knowledge of Google Drive (Docs, Sheets, etc.), Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), and collaboration tools (Zoom, Teams).

▴ Enough comfort with tech to learn how to use our database (Salesforce) and other platforms (FormAssembly, Mailchimp, etc.).

▴ Must live in the NYC metro area.

Minimum education/experience required:

Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) and at least three years’ experience in fundraising.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary will be competitive based on experience, with great benefits, including:

▴ Three weeks paid vacation.

▴ Thirteen additional paid holidays.

▴ 401K with a generous 6% employer contribution

▴ Medical, dental, and vision insurance (80% employer contribution).

Apply here

The Academy for Teachers seeks to hire staff who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. All positions are filled without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. All are encouraged to apply.


Associate Director for Programming & Partnerships

We're looking for an Associate Director of Programming and Partnerships who is intellectually omnivorous and keyed into New York's high (and low) culture. The Associate will help curate and design a wide-ranging roster of master classes, performing arts events, lectures, comedy nights, and yet-to-be-imagined programs.

Many of our programs are done in partnership with universities, museums, nonprofits, theaters, and businesses. The Associate Director will help to nurture these partnerships and pursue new ones, all with an eye to creating events that make teachers glad to be alive and better at their jobs.

Primary responsibilities:

▴ Help curate, coordinate, and run our varied slate of master classes and special events.

▴ Manage program operations, oversee deadlines, and plan budgets.

▴ Manage relationships with partner institutions and pursue new partners.

▴ Create program evaluation metrics regarding admissions and recruitment, program success, teacher satisfaction, etc.

▴ Oversee review and implement improvements.

▴ Oversee program-related materials for website and mailings.

Other requirements:

▴ Passion for the Academy’s mission.

▴ Cheerful, prompt, hardworking, analytical, responsible, organized—a doer who takes initiative. A sense of irony helps.

▴ Proven project management, attention to detail, and organizational skills.

▴ Excellent writing skills and a horror of education jargon.

▴ Good graphic design skills.

▴ Teaching experience is a plus.

▴ Technical Knowledge: Intermediate/Advanced knowledge of Google Drive (Docs, Sheets, etc.), Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), and collaboration tools (Zoom, Teams).

▴ Enough comfort with technology to learn how to use our database (Salesforce) and other platforms (FormAssembly, Mailchimp, etc.).

▴ Must live in the NYC metro area.

Minimum education/experience required:

Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) and five years’ experience in event planning, program creation, partnership building, and executing original, creative events.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary will be competitive based on experience, with great benefits, including:

▴ Three weeks paid vacation

▴ Thirteen additional paid holidays

▴ 401K with a generous 6% employer contribution

▴ Medical, dental, and vision insurance (80% employer contribution).

Apply here

The Academy for Teachers seeks to hire staff who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. All positions are filled without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. All are encouraged to apply.


Executive Assistant

We're looking for an Executive Assistant to the President who is organized, unflappable, good at multitasking, and likes a challenge. Successful candidates will have seriously good writing and editing skills, a sense of design, know their way around a spreadsheet, and be good with people.

The job is wide-ranging and is (often) remote, with occasional evening and weekend responsibilities. Applicants should live in the New York metro area.

The Executive Assistant works closely with the President, helping him prepare for and keep track of meetings with staff, board members, and partner institutions. The Executive Assistant will help support Academy programming, administration, and development efforts. In addition, the Executive Assistant will also assist with running our wonderful programs.

We’re looking for someone smart, positive, unflappable; someone who can juggle multiple priorities at once and with discretion, and who takes initiative and can work independently, seeing projects through from conception to completion.

Primary responsibilities:

▴ A full range of administrative and program-related tasks, including managing the President’s calendar of appointments, completing expense reports, drafting correspondence, arranging travel plans, and compiling documents.

▴ Facilitate meetings with high-profile faculty, donors, and partners.

▴ Research, prioritize, and follow up on issues requiring the President’s attention.

▴ Support the President’s communication with Board members; schedule Board and Committee meetings, take notes at meetings, and follow up on action items.

▴ Draft thank-you letters, personal correspondence, grant queries, and other documents required by the President.

▴ Coordinate special projects, including print runs of our Great Writers on Great Teachers series, the Bread Loaf scholarship, and the Don Quixote grants.

▴ Facilitate Fellows activities, including the chorus and softball programs.

▴ Help out with master classes and special events.

Other requirements:

▴ Passion for the Academy’s mission.

▴ Brilliant, cheerful, prompt, hardworking, responsible, organized—a doer who takes initiative.

▴ Excellent writing skills and horror towards education jargon.

▴ Some experience with graphic design.

▴ A collaborative nature and a good sense of humor. A sense of irony helps.

▴ Proven project management, attention to detail, and organizational skills.

▴ Technical Knowledge: Intermediate/Advanced knowledge of Google Drive (Docs, Sheets, etc.), Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), and collaboration tools (Zoom, Teams).

▴ Enough comfort with technology to learn how to use our database (Salesforce) and other platforms (FormAssembly, Mailchimp, etc.).

▴ Lives in the NYC metro area.

Minimum education/experience required:

Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) and 3 years related administrative and/or development experience.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary will be competitive based on experience, with great benefits, including:

▴ Three weeks paid vacation

▴ Thirteen additional paid holidays

▴ 401K with a generous 6% employer contribution

▴ Medical, dental, and vision insurance (80% employer contribution).

Apply here

The Academy for Teachers seeks to hire staff who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. All positions are filled without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. All are encouraged to apply.