At Phoenix Modern, we’re redefining learning for 5-14-year-olds. If you have a knack for strategic leadership and share our dedication to wonder, love, joy, and growth, we’re ready for you.
Be the change-maker we’re looking for!


Phoenix Modern is reimagining the design and approach of school for learners age 5- 14. The 2024-2025 school year will be our sixth year of operation and the community has a lot of momentum as an innovative, A rated public charter school. We are ready for a new School Director to help lead the community into its next 5 years.

With high value placed on wonder, love, joy, and growth, our purpose is to support a diverse community of learners in developing the skills, mindset, and character that best prepare them for positive, healthy and productive engagement in the world.

Our instructional approach at Phoenix Modern provides children with significant opportunities to play an active role in their own learning and shape the community. In a typical day, learners engage in core skill development using a variety of tools and resources, participate in guided discussions, and immerse themselves in multi-week projects and workshops that culminate in exhibitions of learning. Our mixed-age studios are prepared for between 20-25 learners, representing 2-3 levels in each studio.

Phoenix Modern is seeking a School Director and Managing Partner who has a proven experience as a leader and who demonstrates the following characteristics:

  • Care for the well-being and growth of children

  • Genuine trust in children and an interest in finding their strengths

  • Playful and curious spirit with a passion for learner-centered curriculum design

  • Entrepreneurial with a strong desire to play a major role in building a new school model in Phoenix

  • Strong work ethic and consistent follow through

  • Continually self reflective with the intent to improve

  • Committed to creating and embracing different types of diversity

  • Strategic, with the ability to approach situations with optimism and perseverance

  • Aligned mindset with the learning approach at Phoenix Modern


  • Develop and implement educational programs and policies to ensure high-quality education for young learners

  • Oversee and supervise staff, providing guidance and support as needed

  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the school, including scheduling, budgeting, and resource allocation

  • Foster a positive and inclusive learning environment for learners, promoting their personal and academic growth

  • Collaborate with parents, community members, and stakeholders to enhance the learning experience

  • Lead and participate in professional development activities to stay current with best practices in education administration

  • Observe and provide meaningful feedback and evaluation for instructional staff

  • Utilize effective communication skills to engage in public speaking engagements and represent the institution


  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or a related field; Master’s degree preferred

  • Proven experience in school leadership, including supervising staff and managing budgets

  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to inspire and motivate others

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to effectively engage with diverse stakeholders

  • Experience working with learners in a classroom/studio environment

  • Knowledge of budgeting processes and financial management principles

  • Ability to support fundraising initiatives to support educational programs

  • Experience in Montessori, Reggio Emilia, or other learner-driven approaches is preferred


  • Competitive Salary: $75,000.00 – $95,000.00 per year

  • 401(k) with matching

  • Health, Vision, and Dental insurance

  • Paid time off

  • Parental leave

  • Professional development assistance


Please submit your resume along with a cover letter detailing your relevant experience to hiring@phoenixmodern.org. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for next steps.

Phoenix Modern and New Learning Ventures, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and an organization that values diversity. People from all diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Spanish language proficiency is a plus.

Contact Us


(480) 779-3117


Student Academic Records

Contact our Registrar


(480) 779-3117


Our Campus

200 E. Mitchell Dr.
Phoenix, AZ 85012

Contact Us

Email Us


(480) 779-3117

Student Academic Records

Contact our Registrar

Email Us

(480) 779-3117

Our Campus

200 E. Mitchell Dr.
Phoenix, AZ 85012

Phoenix Modern is a free, public charter school in Phoenix, Arizona