Executive Director for a Leading Charter School Organization

Area : Beaumont, TX

Description : Our client is a leading charter school organization dedicated to transforming the face of public education in historically under-served areas. They are seeking an Executive Director to supervise instruction, operations, and performance for their network of schools in the Southeast Texas region. The Executive Director will be responsible for implementing strategic initiatives that will improve school and student performance, fostering cross-school and community relationships, and managing school budgets and financials. This position will also serve as the region's main point of contact for the organization's Board of Directors.

Responsibilities:

- Train and oversee the Principals and Regional Office Managers in Southeast Texas, ensuring that the organization's values and mission statement are carried out

- Create and implement annual strategic and operational initiatives, ensuring financial and operational sustainability

- Regularly review the organization's performance, making suggestions for procedures and policies that will accelerate growth and progress

- Regular review of company policies and regulations to guarantee compliance with local and state legal requirements

- Work closely with school Principals as well as local office staff; managing, coaching, and developing a team of A-players

- Build relationships through community outreach; creating a close network of foundations, philanthropic organizations, and individual donors in the area

- Handle escalated school concerns and complaints from Principals and office staff, investigating and ensuring swift resolution

- Act as main point of contact in Southeast Texas for the network's Board, Home Office, and all local employees

Qualifications:

- Bachelor's degree, required; M.Ed or other graduate degree in education, organizational development, or similar field, a plus

- 8-12+ years experience in education, with at least 3 in a Principal position (secondary level highly preferred) and a demonstrated track record of school performance improvement and closing the educational gap

- Proven experience in staff development and cross-functional coaching

- Experience managing school budget, financials, operations, and strategy

- Demonstrated history of student improvement through implementation of practices which ensure that each and every student is well-prepared to attend college or other post-secondary institutions upon high school graduation

- Excellent interpersonal skills--this position will interact with office and school staff, home office employees, Board of Directors, and external philanthropic organizations

- Demonstrated experience working directly with a Board of Directors or equivalent entity

- Strong sense of ownership at the school level balanced by executive leadership at the system level

- Commitment to the organization's missions and values, with the ability to maintain a strong focus on student needs and learning

Published : Jul 2, 2020

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