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In NY. Success Academy Charter Schools-many TYPES
Fall Spring Summer
Fulton
3/16/2012
Date inactive: 1/1/2013

Internship 

Join our movement.  Are you passionate about closing the achievement gap? Interested in non-profit management? Wondering what it takes to work in an innovative organization?  

Success Academy Charter Schools is a fast growing not-for-profit Charter Management Organization (CMO) that operates nine public charter elementary and middle schools throughout New York City (with three additional school openings planned for August 2012). Over the next decade, our network will grow to 40 schools that provide a phenomenal K-8 public education to NYC school children. Our dual mission is to:

  1. Offer children in New York City an exceptional public education that prepares them to succeed in college and life.
  2. Forever alter the educational prospects for all public school children by creating a “tipping point” – moving a nation where educational failure is the norm to a nation that expects high-quality public school options for all children.

The internship is a full-time position during the summer, requiring 40 hours per week, and part-time during the spring and fall terms, requesting 15 hours per week. The position is minimally a 10 week commitment. 

Support a growing network of success. Just as we invest in our scholars’ success from an early age, we begin planning for the school year during summer orientation to ensure that our faculty has the tools and resources they need to be successful. The Success Academy Charter Schools includes departments in the areas of Data & Accountability, Enrollment, External Affairs, Finance, Human Resources & Recruitment, Information Communication & Technology, Instructional Development, Literacy, Marketing, and Operations Each department plays a pivotal role in ensuring student success throughout the year. 

Responsibilities.  Interns at Success Academy Charter Schools are key players in our daily operation and our constant innovation. Success Academy Charter Schools Internships provide a unique experience to observe and be part of the start-up phase of a highly ambitious and successful educationally-focused organization. You will have the opportunity to learn hands-on from talented individuals who are pioneers in the education reform movement.

Interns receive ongoing mentor-ships and training throughout their program at Success Academy Charter Schools.  Assigned to a team based on your skill sets and interests, you will work directly with a Success Academy Charter Schools Director who will oversee your work, help identify project goals, and support your professional development.  You will have the opportunity to attend department and network-wide meetings as well as organization-wide events. 

Below please find specific descriptions of the Success Academy Charter Schools departments that offer internship opportunities. When applying for the position, your cover letter must address which department you are applying to intern for and why you are interested in joining for this department. 

Network Operations Opportunities

Data & Accountability.  Set and evaluate achievement levels by assessing students regularly and analyzing larger academic trends.

Enrollment.  Guide families through an extensive admissions process, building relationships and managing applications.

External Affairs. Provide support for our Education Reform mission through public relations, government relations and advocacy work.

Finance. Direct and manage network financial strategy through analysis, reporting, grant preparation and budget management.

Human Resources & Recruitment. Acquire and retain top talent, acting strategically and tactically to ensure a high quality of life in a stable, sustainable model.

Information Communication & Technology. Provide technology infrastructure and solutions in partnership with schools that enable instructional staff to focus on educating scholars.

Instructional Development. Design and coordinate professional development for instructional staff to improve instruction and student achievement.

Literacy. Further develop the THINK Literacy program and enhance teacher and leader ability through Success Academy training methods.

Marketing. Develop and execute marketing plans to raise awareness of our schools among parents, communities and perspective employees.

Network Operations. Maintain schools and network facilities as the central authority for school-based personnel, from managing renovations to field studies. 

To apply.  Please upload a resume and cover letter that outlines how your skills and experience meet the qualifications to work in a fast paced, results oriented environment at http://www.successacademies.org/join. Your cover letter should explain why you would be an excellent intern, for a specific department, at Success Academy Charter Schools.  Resumes without cover letters will not be reviewed.