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20 Jun 2017

Operations Deputy Director of School Implementation Design (Program Framework)

New Classrooms

Job Description

About the Team

The Program Framework department will be responsible for the strategy, direction, and definition of the Teach To One (TTO) program design.  The team will guide the overall program design and steward the alignment of implementation with that design.  Design activities encompass the TTO program as a whole, including Instructional Design & Progressions, Implementation, Scheduling, Technology, User Experience, and more.  The team will work closely with the Chief Program Officer and Chief Academic Officer to ensure a cohesive vision for the TTO program, and use that vision to guide its design and development.

This is a new team and all of the roles on the team are new. As such, successful candidates for the team will be entrepreneurs, ready to partner and collaborate to figure out how the work will be done. Relatedly, members of this team will have the opportunity to shape not only how they work but to shape the future of TTO: Math.

About You

  • You consider the perspective of Students, Teachers, School Administrators, and New Classrooms staff supporting the Program Implementation in Schools
  • You enjoy working collaboratively to solve complex, multi-faceted problems. You have the ability to use both inductive and deductive reasoning;

    Inductive Reasoning takes observations and then uses those observations to come up with a general theory.  They find the clues, make observations about them and then come up with a theory of what happened.
    Deductive Reasoning starts from a general theory and then works towards a specific hypothesis that can be tested.The scientific method uses deduction to test hypotheses and theories.

  • You understand the elements of how to effectively lead and manage change in schools and can also identify the many potential operational implications for realizing that change over time
  • You can generate creative ideas and solutions without being constrained by best practices or current state

What You Would Do

Ensure that the solutions being designed can reasonably be implemented in schools:

  • Review and consult on solution designs (both new Program features and issues with existing Program features), such that they sufficiently include elements that address the logistical, instructional and political realities of school environments
  • Enrich the team’s problem solving capabilities by deeply understanding the following elements:

    -Realities of the opportunities, constraints, and challenges in implementing the Program in schools
    -Teaching and learning pedagogies that lead to student achievement
    -Operational, cultural, and organizational dynamics between Students, Teachers, and School Administrators in initial and ongoing implementation of the Program

  • Participate as a contributing team member in cross functional projects and ongoing issue resolution by reviewing or, in many cases, directly collaborating on solutions
  • Consult on common or potential trends in program implementation challenges across Schools / Districts in existing and future possible partnerships
  • Remain current on the realities of our school environments by occasionally:

    -Observing teaching and learning in TTO program classrooms
    -Providing instruction and/or facilitation by serving as a stand-in educator
    -Providing site operational support for key Pilot implementations of new program features in Schools

  • Collaborate with Program Implementation in prioritization of short-term and project changes to program offerings and customer based product improvements

What We Are Looking For

  • Experience teaching in public K-12 schools, preferably in under-resourced environments
  • Familiarity with staffing and human resources practices in schools
  • Deep knowledge of all operational aspects of K-12 schools, including at least 5 years of experience working directly in a school context
  • Confidence/poise to participate in group problem solving sessions, involving challenging issues and conflicting perspectives
  • Flexible with a willingness to embrace change and to adapt strategies on the fly
  • Willingness to travel to observe and support school sites

About New Classrooms

New Classrooms is a nonprofit organization that leverages classroom design, teacher talent, and technology to enable personalized learning for more than 13,000 students in 40 pioneering schools in 10 states and Washington D.C. this fall. New Classrooms’ first-of-its-kind technology draws from tens of thousands of high quality lessons to create a customized and dynamic curriculum for each student each day. Our flagship instructional model, Teach to One, integrates large group, small group, and individual instruction in ways that enable students to not just learn skills but apply them in real world contexts.

Teach to One grew out of a New York City pilot program called School of One, which TIME magazine named one of the best inventions of 2009. Visit to learn more about our efforts to unleash a wave of innovation in K-12 education that will dramatically improve outcomes for all students.


We are a passion-led, mission-driven organization. Our team includes a dynamic mix of education policy experts, passionate academics, technology junkies, and business entrepreneurs. We all share a strong belief in every child and a deep-seated interest in improving our schools, solving problems in innovative ways, and getting things done in a fast-paced and highly collaborative work environment.


Working at New Classrooms

We are a passion-led, mission-driven organization – one that continually looks to match our team members with roles that fit their strengths and interests.  We look to bring on new team members who share a deep-seated interest in improving our nation’s schools, solving problems in innovative ways, getting things done in a fast-paced and highly collaborative work environment, and growing professionally.

How to Apply

Application Information To Apply Please submit both your cover letter and resume via our online application system. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Equal Opportunity All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality or sex. Work Authorization In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Operations.

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