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New Visions for Public Schools Overview

New York, NY
501 to 1000 employees
1989
Nonprofit Organization
K-12 Education
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
For over 25 years New Visions for Public Schools has improved the quality of public education children receive in New York City. Founded through the collaborative efforts of philanthropic, educational, corporate and civic leaders to mobilize private support for public education ... Read more

Mission: New Visions for Public Schools’ goal is radically disrupting the cycle of poverty by improving student achievement, resilience and creating and sustaining a network of high performing schools for New York City’s highest-need students. Our mission is to ensure ... Read more

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New Visions for Public Schools – Why Work For Us?


Our Mission

We are dedicated to ensuring that all New York City public school students, regardless of race or economic class, have access to a high-quality education that prepares them for the rigors of college and the workforce. Further, we are committed to sharing innovative tools, strategies and lessons learned in New Visions schools with others in New York and throughout the country to prove that meaningful change is achievable at scale and success is possible for every child.


How We Do It

Because we believe answers to improving urban education come in multiple forms, New Visions supports a network of public district schools and also operates an emerging network of charter high schoolsin under-resourced neighborhoods of New York City. We serve a student population that roughly equals the size of the Seattle school system.

New Visions for Public Schools believes that the best way to strengthen schools is to develop the professional capacity of teachers, principals and administrators.

New Visions encourages and supports teams of teachers in developing instruction, evaluating their efforts and modifying teaching practices based on their assessment of student growth. We believe this practice, teacher-led inquiry, is the best way to translate higher standards into classrooms and departments across schools.


Our Values

Throughout our history, we have worked intensively with a core group of schools while fashioning strategies to improve student achievement across the board. Today, with 70 district schools and seven charter high schools serving nearly 50,000 students, we support a network similar in size to some of the nation's largest school districts. We are committed to proving what no urban district has yet to realize: that large numbers of urban students can graduate on time and be successful in college and in the workplace.

These core values define our work as an organization and with our schools:

  • Focus on instruction: Everything -- from curriculum to scheduling to facilities -- is about supporting teaching and learning.
  • Data-driven decisions: Data define our strategies and allow us to personalize and customize supports to schools and students.
  • Practice must be public: We learn, grow and improve by making our practices transparent and collaborating with others.
  • Continual improvement: Our work embodies a continuous process for improvement -- analyzing data, developing and implementing actions, assessing impact, and refining strategies to re-imagine the systems that foster innovation and transformative change.
  • Stakeholder engagement: Multiple stakeholders who bring assets and expertise to solving challenges must be mobilized to ensure widespread support and ownership of student success.

Careers at New Visions

The team at New Visions for Public Schools is made up of staff with experience as teachers, principals and superintendents, bringing first-hand knowledge of New York City’s public schools to our work helping to raise student achievement. Other staff bring expertise in education policy, teacher preparation, data systems, digital technology, community relations, fundraising and nonprofit operations.   

Opportunities span four key categories across our organization:

Careers at Our Central Office

New Visions employees—educators, school administrators, nonprofit professionals, app developers and more—serve as innovators, developing and unearthing strategies and tools that contribute to scalable success at schools across NYC and nationwide.

Teaching Careers in our District and Charter Schools

Our teachers are passionate, dynamic and innovative world changers who are committed to serving the students of New York City, empowering them to use what they learn in class to solve everyday real world problems. For more information, please see "Teach."

Careers in Charter School Leadership

Empower. Actualize. Inspire. Invest. That is what our charter school leaders do daily, supporting both students and teachers along the path to personal success. Roles include Principal, Assistant Principal and Director of School Operations.

Operations and Support Careers in our Charter Schools

Operations and support staff members are critical to the success and efficiency of all our schools, helping our scholars to grow into well-rounded, socially responsible citizens. Roles include School Counselor, Dean and School Assistant, among others.



Teach at a New Visions School

New Visions supports the recruitment and hiring of teachers for 69 district public schools and eight New Visions Charter High Schools across the five boroughs.

We believe that the best way to improve achievement for high-need urban students is to ensure that there is an effective teacher in every classroom.

Our team recruits teacher candidates from across the country and provides a simpler, cleaner pathway to the right role, in the right school, taking into account the uniqueness of each individual.

Our application provides you with the opportunity to connect with any school in the New Visions network. To view current opportunities and apply, visit our careers page.


   

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    Pros

    If you are interested in supporting the improvement of education in NYC, New Visions provides a host of opportunities to work with an extremely smart and dedicated set of colleagues to help schools. The organization works in data systems, teacher development, curriculum, college readiness, community engagement, and more. It is a supportive place to work and there are lots of chances to learn from all of the new initiatives. Great colleagues. Good benefits and compensation for a non-profit.

    Cons

    Not necessarily a con, but something to know: the organization is fast-paced and things are always evolving based on the policy environment, grant opportunities, changes in the DOE, etc. Be ready to be nimble and don't get too attached to any one thing!

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    I applied online. I interviewed at New Visions for Public Schools (Bronx, NY) in June 2017.

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    The interview its self was about 45 minutes. I met with the assistant principal and he asked me really simple questions about my passion and philosophy with working with the youth.

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    • The most difficult question that was asked was " If your resume wasn't in front of me tell me why this position is for you"   Answer Question
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