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Microschool Leader - Liberty City

Primer

Primer

liberty, ny, usa
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2024

About Primer

Our goal is simple: help the next generation of kids be more ambitious, more creative, and learn to think for themselves. To do that, we're creating a new education system— one that takes kids seriously.

At Primer, students learn at their own pace, pursue their passions, and get the support they deserve every day. We started Primer because standard schools can’t possibly make space for every kid’s curiosities. But a small school connected to a big network can. Our goal with Primer isn’t to teach you everything under the sun—it’s actually the opposite. We want you to go deep on whatever it is that drives you. Because we think passion is the surest path to learning. And the world could use more of it. Come join us, and do your life work.

🍎 A great educator makes all the difference

At Primer, we believe that kids are remarkable —

and our current system is underestimating them. We’re building schools that value what kids learn both outside and inside the classroom. Where they learn how to solve real problems, not pass tests. Where they learn how to think, instead of what to think.

About the role

As a Microschool Leader, you’ll be responsible for:

  • Communicating with families
    As the face of your microschool, you'll warmly welcome families, share regular progress updates, and create new opportunities for family engagement.

  • Classroom culture
    You'll build strong relationships with each student, establish routines and expectations, and create a culture that fosters students’ growth as independent learners.

  • Overseeing each child’s academic pathway
    In core subject areas, you’ll oversee students’ personalized schedules and academic progress. You’ll be the first to notice when kids get stuck and think outside the box to curate and create engaging experiences tailored to students’ needs and passions.

  • Maintaining the physical space and operations
    In partnership with Primer's operations team, You’ll design and maintain a clean, organized and inspiring physical environment.

  • Growing the school
    You'll leverage your experience and communication skills to attract new students to your microschool. You’ll work with our growth team to support families through the process, removing barriers to enrollment.

About you

You believe schools need to take kids seriously and you are excited to employ a new approach to school. Your goal is to give students an extraordinary educational experience.

  • You love kids and families for who they are and are actively interested in helping your students find ways to explore their passions and curiosities.

  • You have that entrepreneurial spark and are an organized self-starter. You’re driven to build a powerful space for kids to learn and grow.

  • Families adore you and communicating with families comes naturally. When their kids move up to the next grade, parents ask if you can move up with them.

  • You are excited about a start-up environment and are comfortable giving and receiving feedback. The idea of change or iteration is exciting.

  • Your students feel safe to make mistakes in your class and can celebrate their wins and challenges.

  • You have 3+ years experience as a lead teacher, homeschooling parent or child care provider for K-8 kids.

This is a full-time position with competitive salary & benefits.

We believe in hiring curious, driven people who are passionate about developing their skills. If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with the points outlined in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways.

If this sounds like you, fill out the application below with a bit about yourself and we'll take it from there! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to email us at jobs@primer.com.