Head of School – NYCACS Bronx

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The mission of NYCACS is to provide individualized, evidence based educational services to children, adolescents, and young adults (ages 5-21) who are on the severe to moderate end of the autism spectrum. The NYCACS program sets high educational standards, promotes the full intellectual, social, physical, and emotional potential of each student, and provides support and training for parents and family members as well as professional development opportunities for staff. NYCACS works to positively impact the broader autism community by offering information, consultation, and training to other schools, organizations, and businesses in the New York City area and beyond.

POSITION: Head of School – NYCACS Bronx


The Head of School is responsible for the supervision of all NYCACS staff and facilities within his/her school location, and for the administration of all programs and day-to-day operations therein. The Head of School will not be responsible for higher level administrative or finance functions, for regular communication with the Board of Trustees, or for fundraising efforts. Specific functions for the Head of School include:

Staff Supervision and Oversight

The Head of School will oversee staff development and, in this capacity will:

· Interview and select (in conjunction with the Executive Director) prospective Clinical Supervisors and office management staff

· Interview and select prospective Teachers and Instructors

· Organize and manage some aspects of new staff/intern on-boarding

· Conduct daily morning meetings

· Provide support and direct supervision to Clinical Supervisors on an established schedule

· Provide support and direct supervision to the Office Manager on an established schedule

· Conduct annual performance evaluations of Clinical Supervisors

· Conduct annual performance evaluations of Office Manager in collaboration with the Executive Director

· Collaborate on the development and oversight of BCBA/LBA supervision

· Participate in developing and delivering classroom staff evaluations

· Implement Performance Improvement Plans as needed

· Oversee and coordinate staff leave requests

· Oversee Human Rights Committee Meetings

· Participate in Board Meetings on an established schedule

Student Programming

The Head of School will oversee daily programming for students and, in this capacity will:

· Oversee the development of IEPs and attend IEP meetings when required

· Oversee the development of Behavior Intervention Plans

· Ensure compliance with scheduled progress report timelines

· Oversee and approve selection of appropriate instructional materials

· Oversee and approve school subscriptions and technology applications

· Assist in conducting clinics when necessary

· Respond to ad-hoc clinical/behavior issues

· Respond to ad-hoc requests from Clinical Supervisors

· Interact with parents around clinical and non-clinical issues and concerns, and conduct meetings as necessary

· Collaborate around implementation of the the New York State Alternate Assessment

· Oversee implementation of student assessments (e.g., VB-MAPP, AFLS)

· Interface with co-located or other school staff around inclusive programming and assist in overseeing such programming

· Coordinate enrichment activities (e.g., piano instruction, running program)

· Determine student and staff classroom placement annually and as needed

· Oversee the use of FAMIS funding

· Organize and assist with student arrival and dismissal

· Support the Office Manager in the oversight of student bussing, transportation accommodations, and interactions with OPT

Administrative Oversight

The Head of School will oversee day-to-day building operations and, in this capacity will:

· Ensure adherence to charter goals and objectives

· Ensure, along with the Operations Manager, that facility issues are adequately addressed

· Meet regularly with the other Head of School to ensure consistency with processes and protocols across sites

· Attend required Building Council and Shared Space Committee meetings

· Maintain ongoing communication with the Executive Director regarding the school’s management and operations in both academic and non-academic arenas

· Gather annual report and accountability data, as well as data and information used as part of Charter Renewal

· Prepare for site visits

· Contact newly accepted families and coordinate new student onboarding

· Interact with authorizers and the NYC Department of Education as needed

· Coordinate with the Committee on Special Education (CSE) in scheduling and organizing annual/triennual meetings, evaluations requests, incoming and exiting student meetings and ad hoc items that arise

· Regularly assess and report on technology needs

· Attend building safety committee and emergency response team meetings

· Coordinate school-specific emergency response team

· Attend biannual emergency response training for principals

· Monitor and approve purchase orders, expense reports, and tutition reimbursement requests

· Assist in addressing building issues that may arise


Executive Director

Clinical Supervisors, Office Manager


· At least a master’s degree in an education-related field

· Board Certification in Behavior Analysis and/or working knowledge of Applied Behavior Analysis as applied to children and adolescents on the autism spectrum

· A minimum of five years working in a leadership/supervisory position within schools, agencies or organizations that serve children with special needs (ideally children with autism)

· Demonstrated ability to plan, schedule, and prioritize multiple tasks

· Superior written and oral communication skills

· Demonstrated ability to conduct meetings efficiently and effectively

· Demonstrated ability to train, develop, and supervise staff and outside consultants

· Demonstrated ability to develop, analyze and support IEPs

· Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with supervisors, peers, teachers, parents and other stakeholders

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $70,000.00 – $140,261.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental Pay:

  • Bonus pay

Work Location: One location

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