Broome Street Academy Charter High School (BSA) is recruiting for a Head of School! We’ve partnered with Sandler Search and we’re looking for a next generational leader, to formally solidify our current model and to explore opportunities for the replication and permanency of the school’s model and place in the educational landscape of New York City. The successful candidate will provide strong, decisive, energetic leadership to the school, be skilled at fostering a climate of excellence, innovation, cooperation, and growth, and be enthusiastically aligned with BSA’s mission.

Broome Street Academy was born out of The Door’s 2009 strategic plan as a response to the growing needs of New York City’s at-risk youth. In 2021, BSA’s charter was renewed and extended through July 31, 2026. The renewal was the result of the school’s demonstrated success in improving attendance, credit accumulation, Regents scores, and retention rates. As BSA’s authorizer, the Charter Schools Institute of the State University of New York, stated in its March 9, 2021 report recommending renewal:

“Broome Street is an academic success… The school prepares its unique student population for post-secondary success by providing access to high quality instruction and robust non-academic supports through its partnership with The Door.”

This is an extraordinary opportunity for a dynamic and accomplished leader with a background in education and youth development. Click here to read the full job description


Broome Street Academy (BSA), a charter high school embedded at The Door, enrolls up to 330 students and prioritizes applicants who are experiencing housing instability or have been involved in the child welfare system. The wraparound supports provided in partnership with The Door promote student success in school and in life. Learn more at www.broomestreetacademy.org.


The Door was established in 1972 with the vision of creating an innovative youth development model to address the complex needs of young New Yorkers. Today, we serve up to 11,000 youth annually across our four New York City locations, including our lower Manhattan and South Bronx youth centers and two supportive housing sites on the Lower East Side. The Door’s success lies in our commitment to meeting young people where they are and providing them with the comprehensive and integrated services they need to reach their potential. At The Door, youth can access health care and education, mental health counseling and crisis intervention, legal assistance, high school equivalency and college preparation services, career development, housing support, arts, sports and recreational activities, and nutritious meals—all for free and in a diverse, caring, and supportive environment.