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Senior Director of School Culture, Academics and Innovation

The Lang School seeks creative, passionate, and dedicated faculty to support our twice-exceptional (2e) students — gifted students with learning differences — across a variety of grades, subject and clinical support areas.


We offer our highly promising learners in grades K-12 a rigorous, learner-centered, empirically validated education with integrated supports that foster independence and self-advocacy.


We are looking for a confident, trained, experienced Senior Director of School Culture, Academics and Innovation to join our team on a full-time basis. 


Candidate Requirements:

  • Master’s degree or higher in education or a related field required.

  • Minimum of five years in an academic leadership position.

  • Strong cultural competency skills and an enthusiasm for celebrating diversity, inclusivity, and belonging. 

  • Proficiency with classroom technologies, online learning platforms, and Google Suite.

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States and does not require sponsorship for an employment visa to work in the US now or in the future.


Successful candidates:

  • serve as an educational and co-curricular program leader who, along with the Head of School, manages the day-to-day life of the School.

  • act as the educational leader of the school, ensuring excellence of instruction and student achievement by observing, supervising and evaluating the instruction of the curriculum and supporting the development of Lang strategic planning, goal development and accreditation.

  • foster a culture of faculty growth and oversee the annual process of faculty self-evaluation, professional growth, and evaluation and provide opportunities for teachers to grow in their understanding of the School’s curriculum and mission.

  • serve as the strategic leader with oversight and management of student support functions, interventions, and disciplinary procedures as well as to develop and implement key initiatives.

  • act as a tone setter for school culture, using the Mission Statement as guiding principles and leading discipline matters with a focus on restoration and repair. 

  • promote a culture of academic excellence and innovation by serving as a visible presence and inspiring spokesperson among faculty and families.

  • provide counsel and guidance to families, faculty, and staff on matters of curriculum, pedagogy, equity and student success.

  • support marketing, outreach and fundraising as well as identifying new and innovative partnerships to enhance the mission of Lang, increase enrollment and raise needed capital.

  • have an authentic connection with our school's mission and our student population of twice exceptional learners.

  • have experience working in gifted and/or special needs learning spaces and have deep knowledge in and passion for their area(s) of specialty.

  • are grounded in an understanding of progressive, inquiry-based education.

  • are committed to social justice and equity through action, reflection and growth and to an examination of the intersection of their identities and the identities of their students and colleagues to support the creation of equitable learning spaces.

  • are tenacious and possess a “whatever it takes” attitude to support student learning that derives from adaptability, flexibility, an ability to improvise and unwavering kindness and patience.

  • are excellent communicators who actively listen and ask probing questions with/of all members of the community and know how to be candid and empathic at the same time.

  • are community and collaboration focused and know the importance of leveraging divergent viewpoints for the improvement of our collective work and the building of positive relationships.

  • hold their colleagues and students accountable, and are receptive and humble when held accountable.

  • are comfortable with ambiguity and not always having or knowing the answers, but are an intellectually curious growth-focused lifelong learner who picks up new ideas quickly.


The Lang School ( is a progressive independent school located in lower Manhattan serving grades K-12. Our high potential and gifted learners also have learning challenges, such as ADHD, anxiety, EF difficulties, dyslexia, or high functioning autism. These twice-exceptional (“2e”) learners have a unique set of social-emotional and intellectual needs. We meet students where they are and empower them to achieve their next levels of excellence with research-based supports & a robust Talent Development Program.


Our mission is to create a safe and engaging learning environment for students with an emphasis on creative thinking and assets-based approaches. Our students are both unique and diverse, and we seek out and celebrate diversity in our community — in our identities (race, ethnicity, gender expression, socioeconomic status), as well as our backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.


To Apply:


Please submit a RESUME and COVER LETTER in relation to the specifics of your experience and training and our program and student population to We will follow up with promising candidates who align with potential openings. At Lang, we appreciate that people's professional paths aren't necessarily linear and that they can be punctuated by purposeful gaps.


Compensation: Salaries are competitive and based on experience and training. In accordance with New York City’s Pay Transparency Law, the expected base salary range for this role is $170,000 to $185,000.  The Lang School offers a competitive benefits package, including employer-paid health insurance, dental/vision insurance options, 401k matching options, and ample professional development opportunities.


The Lang School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Lang does not discriminate on the basis of an applicant’s or employee’s race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law.

The Lang School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Lang does not discriminate on the basis of an applicant’s or employee’s race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law.

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