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Associate, School Support (Newark)

Company Description

Uncommon Schools is a nonprofit network of high-performing, public charter schools providing an outstanding K-12 education in historically under-resourced communities. We have proudly built schools that reflect our student population, with more than 60% of our teachers and staff across our network identifying as a person of color. Uncommon currently manages 53 schools serving 20,000 students in five cities: Boston, Camden, New York City, Newark, and Rochester. We are proud that Uncommon graduates persist in and graduate from college at five times the rate of their peers nationally. We achieve this by offering strong academic, co-curricular, and social-emotional learning that prepares students for success in college and beyond.

Job Description

The Associate, School Support is a key member of the regional operations team. The Associate, School Support’s primary role is to directly deliver services for schools and students that can most effectively be performed at the regional level. The Associate, School Support will also be responsible for management of regional team, school leader, and staff culture events and touchpoints. The position will report to the Newark Director of School Support, and will work closely with school and regional leaders in Newark, members of school support teams in other Uncommon regions, as well members of Uncommon’s home office teams.
  • School Support: deliver services for schools and students that can most effectively be performed at the regional level, including:
  • Manage the operations support for region-wide or gradespan-wide summer professional development for teachers 
  • Organize, and implement non-instructional professional development, meetings, and training for school leaders and school operations staff 
  • Identify and manage the use of after school enrichment opportunities for students
  • Provide operational support for school leader meetings and retreats
  • Organize medical exams, screenings, and events to support students and staff
  • Manage regional team and region-wide culture initiatives including:
  • Plan and implement region-wide events for school staff
  • Organize and implement cultural touchpoints for the regional operations team
  • Organize cultural touchpoints for DOOs and school ops teams
  • Manage regional leader gifts for key points throughout the year (start of school, holidays, state tests, etc.)
  • Coordinate volunteers from Uncommon’s home office during key points over the course of the year
  • Additional duties and projects as needed and assigned in support of Newark schools


  • Bachelor’s Degree required;
  • At least three years of work experience;
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills;
  • Strong customer service approach and communication skills;
  • Passion for the mission of closing the achievement gap;
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
  • Displays maturity, flexibility, comfort with ambiguity and a sense of humor;
  • A desire to work on an impactful team and take on additional projects, be creative, and propose new solutions;
  • High sense of urgency; demonstrated ability to successfully handle multiple projects concurrently; and
  • Quick and effective learner in a fast-paced, dynamic, entrepreneurial environment that proactively seeks feedback to improve

Additional Information

Uncommon Schools offers salaries commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package. All staff members receive extensive professional development, and are equipped with a laptop computer and all necessary supplies.
Uncommon believes in the importance of being a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization that enables our students and staff to thrive. We are committed to building an exceptional team that reflects the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our students. We also strive to ensure an inclusive community by creating a space for meaningful dialogue about issues of race and identity for our staff and students. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability. We also ensure that individuals with disabilities receive all privileges and benefits associated with employment and are provided reasonable accommodations for the interview process and to perform core job functions.