Director of Public Programs and Authorizer Relations for a Leading Charter School

Area : Los Angeles, CA

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 a Director of Public Programs and Authorizer Relations to help ensure high quality and efficient service delivery to support the school in upholding mandatory compliance in a variety of areas within their organization.


- Build and maintain sustainable systems for existing federal and state programs

- Problem solve and navigate new federal and state program applications, reporting, and compliance  

- Develop and maintain systems and documentation for replicability of services

- Provide strategic direction and execute on multiple continuous improvement initiatives annually

- Ensure federal and state program application and reporting deadlines are met, schools are executing on deliverables to meet public programs requirements and Federal Program

- Draft various school improvement plans and other reports (i.e. LCAP, TN Charter Annual Report, etc.), and assist in obtaining board approval if necessary

- Regularly educate key stakeholders on federal and state program requirements and use of public funds, including the school’s responsibility in maintaining compliance

- Coordinate and prepare schools for Federal Program Monitoring audits or similar federal review processes

- Support schools in preparing for oversight visits, including providing project plans and calendars, and collecting required documentation

- Prepare schools for oversight visits by reviewing and communicating ongoing and updated compliance requirements


- Bachelor's degree, required

- 5-7 years of work experience, with 2-3 years of experience managing others  

- 2-3 years of experience in working with federal and state programs (programmatically and fiscally), such as Title I, II, and III

- Ability to adapt to constantly changing environments

- A familiarity with government agencies and interpreting federal, state and local regulations and guidelines  

- An ability to work independently and as part of a team, under deadlines, without close supervision

- Capable of prioritizing multiple assignments and handling complex tasks in a fast-paced environment

- Possession of excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with various types of people, including senior leaders inside and outside the organization

- A demonstrated proficiency in writing and strong communications skills

- Highly proficient in Microsoft Office with exceptional skills in PowerPoint and Excel

- Dependable with a sense of humor and a rock-solid commitment to the company's values and the communities they serve.

Published : Nov 11, 2020

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