Chief of Staff

Ascend Public Charter Schools

Posted: 11/18/2020

Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)

Function: Strategic Planning

Primary domain: Education

City: Brooklyn

Postal code: 11212

State: New York

Country: United States

Organization Information:


$20M +


Mission statement:

Ascend schools equip students with the knowledge, confidence, and character to succeed in college and beyond. By offering a rich liberal arts education in a supportive environment, we animate childrens natural sense of curiosity and prepare students to think on their own, thrive on their own, and engage the world as informed, responsible citizens. Ascends mission is to develop a scalable solution to the underachievement of economically disadvantaged childrena network of urban, college-preparatory, K-12 charter schools, operating with widely available financial resources, and posting achievement levels equal or superior to schools educating students from middle-class families.

Position Details:

Job Description:


Ascend is seeking to hire a strategic, analytical, and highly organized individual as its first chief of staff.

Diversity at Ascend

Ascend is committed to
building a diverse and inclusive community, both through our hiring
practices and our focus on creating a culture and environment where
diverse perspectives, ideas, and identities are valued and integrated
into our way of working and educating students. Ascend staff represent a
wide diversity of racial, socio-economic, gender, religious, and
national identities—opening a window to the entire Ascend community on
the richness of humanity. We welcome all applicants who share our
mission and vision to join us in our deeply consequential work.



  • Bachelor's degree required, advanced degree preferred (MPA, MBA, or other relevant degree)
  • Minimum of five years' experience structuring and managing complex cross-functional projects and demonstrating analytical and strategic thinking skills
  • Strong project management as well as time and task management skills, enabling multiple and large-scale projects to be completed on time; proven track record of setting and achieving ambitious goals
  • Proven ability to lead and drive change, including influencing and motivating others through building and maintaining strong relationships
  • Facility to move comfortably between high level strategic thinking and intricate details
  • Ability to learn quickly, to pivot when needed, and to be effective in a fast-paced, dynamic, and entrepreneurial environment
  • Effective written and verbal communication, strong active listening skills, and the ability to tell stories through written and oral presentations
  • Ability to inspire and influence and manage a team to produce highest-quality work

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Posted By: Ascend Public Charter Schools


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