The mission of Citizens of the World Los Angeles (CWC LA) is to provide a socio-economically, culturally, and racially diverse community of students in Los Angeles with an intellectually challenging, experiential learning environment that develops each student's confidence, potential, and individual sense of responsibility in the world. CWC schools promote academic rigor through a constructivist, project-based learning approach, to support and develop children’s natural intellectual curiosity. The CWC LA network has a strong track record of high academic achievement, is growing at a rapid rate, and currently enrolls nearly 2,000 students in three high-performing schools.
The Principal of CWC Mar Vista will report to the Chief Schools Officer. This person will be a visionary instructional leader who will create an engaging, joyful, academically rigorous learning environment built on CWC’s fundamentals of academic excellence, community, and diversity. The Principal will manage two Assistant Principals and a student body split across an elementary school campus and nearby middle school campus, stewarding a strong team and creating and maintaining an exceptional school culture. This culture will challenge and motivate students, teachers, and families to achieve academic excellence, develop as people, embrace the rich diversity of the school community, and positively impact the communities in which they live. In addition, the Principal will embrace change and growth, collaborating closely with other Principals, Assistant Principals, and regional leaders in the CWC LA network. Full Job Description
City Garden Montessori School (City Garden) is the only Montessori charter school in Missouri, and they are one of the highest-performing charter schools in the state. Their team possesses passion and determination to implement the Montessori approach to educating children in a diverse, urban environment. City Garden is committed to being an anti-biased, anti-racist community and seeks others who are passionate about these values. They are committed to continuous learning and growth for adults in the community, to foster excellence for all City Garden children.
As City Garden embarks on this ambitious growth plan, they’re seeking to hire a visionary academic leader to lead the growth and development of City Garden schools and City Garden’s newly-forming Institute. The Chief Academic Officer (CAO) will lead the development of City Garden from a single-site, 278-student school to a network of four or more schools that serve 600+ students each. They are seeking an exceptional instructional leader who is deeply aligned with City Garden’s anti-biased, anti-racist Montessori approach. Full Job Description
Say Yes Guilford (SYG), founded in 2015, is a 501c3 nonprofit organization based in Guilford County, North Carolina, with the mission of providing access to services, support, and scholarships designed to prepare local students for success in college, career, and life. In July 2018 SYG became the first locally owned and operated chapter of the national nonprofit Say Yes to Education.
Say Yes Guilford’s Executive Director will be an effective leader and experienced fundraiser, with experience in the field of education and specific knowledge of how to partner with school districts. This individual will execute the vision of the Board and two-year business plan, with the opportunity to shape the future vision of this initiative to meet established programmatic, fundraising, and financial sustainability goals. This individual will be a proven collaborator and experienced change agent, capable of mobilizing broad coalitions including school district leaders, SYG board members, funders, county commissioners, policymakers, and program partners. This is an ideal opportunity for an impassioned advocate who is ready to lead a robust K-16 student achievement initiative in Guilford County, ensuring that families throughout the county have access to high-quality services and college financing that can dramatically support improving their academic outcomes. Full Job Description
STRIVE Prep is a Denver-based community of K-12 public charter schools, that challenges every student to discover and develop the skills, knowledge, and confidence necessary to succeed in college and beyond.
With the must-haves driving your daily approach to the work, the successful Principal will manage a school leadership team of five that supports a staff of 43 overseeing instruction, operations, culture, and student services. The Principal will collaborate with their supervisor, the Managing Director of Schools, to identify strategic priorities for year one and beyond.
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For more than 15 years, KIPP Austin, KIPP Dallas-Fort Worth, KIPP Houston, and KIPP San Antonio have put thousands of KIPPsters on the path to and through college. Last year, we collectively educated over 25,000 students in more than 50 schools, covering a geographic area of over 400 miles. Our regions have a long history of informal collaboration, with teachers and staff members sharing ideas, curricula, professional development, facilities, finances, end-of-year field trips, and more. As of the 2018-2019 school year, all KIPP schools in Texas join forces as KIPP Texas Public Schools, a statewide network of schools dedicated to supporting students to and through college!
A KIPP Houston Public Schools School Leader is responsible for leading his/her school in a consistent and well-informed manner. The School Leader is in charge of hiring and supporting highly-qualified and certified faculty members that are dedicated to the mission, beliefs, and values of KIPP Houston. He/she must model the expectations for the school as articulated by the KIPP Houston Freedom Tree.
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KIPP Texas –Dallas-Fort Worth is a network of free, public, open enrollment schools for low‐income and historically underserved students in Dallas, Texas. Since 2003, KIPP Texas-DFW has empowered underserved students to strengthen the academic skills, intellectual habits, and character traits necessary to thrive in, and graduate from, four‐year colleges and universities, giving them the freedom to shape their futures and positively affect their communities. There are currently 7 schools in the KIPP Texas-DFW network: three elementary schools, three middle schools and one high school. All schools are located in southern Dallas in the communities of Oak Cliff, Redbird, and Pleasant Grove. KIPP Texas – Dallas-Forth Worth Public Schools is part of the national network of charter schools, KIPP, the Knowledge is Power Program.
The Deputy Head of Schools is responsible for the overall quality of KIPP Texas-DFW school programming and maintains a laser-focus on continually increasing the number of KIPP Texas-DFW students who thrive in and graduate from the college of their choice. They pursue this work through excellent management and development of 3-5 principals and collaboration cross-organizationally with other development, operations, technology, talent, curriculum, and finance leaders. The DHOS reports to the Head of Schools and serves as an integral member of the KIPP Texas-DFW academic leadership team, which is responsible for driving the overall direction and strategy for all KIPP Texas-DFW academic programming. This is an ideal opportunity for a dynamic and visionary organizational leader with significant people management experience to play a critical role in expanding and shaping a premier K-12 charter management organization committed to supporting students to graduate college and succeed in school and life. Full Job Description
Catalyst Academy Charter School is a new, public charter school in Pittsburgh, PA, set to open in the Fall of 2020. Catalyst Academy Charter School’s mission is to prepare all students for college, career, and life. The school aims to serve children in underserved East End communities that today lack quality neighborhood schools. By leveraging innovative practices common to some of the nation’s top performing public schools, Catalyst Academy is ready to shatter the achievement gap for low-income students and students of color. In addition to rigorous college preparatory academics, including daily science and engineering and extensive arts and physical education, the school will have an explicit focus on social-emotional learning, 21st-century skill development, and project-based learning to connect students to real-world problems and to the organizations and professionals solving them.
Catalyst Academy Charter School is seeking a passionate and energetic founding school leader who is excited and prepared for the challenges of building a high-performing, independent public charter school. The founding Principal of Catalyst Academy is responsible for building the foundations of student and staff culture and academic achievement. The pre-launch planning and first few years after launch will set the trajectory for the school’s long-term success. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, this individual will have a strong voice in the vision and strategy for the school's evolution, expansion, and growth. Full Job Description
The mission of Citizens of the World Los Angeles (CWC LA) is to provide a socio-economically, culturally, and racially diverse community of students in Los Angeles with an intellectually challenging, experiential learning environment that develops each student's confidence, potential, and individual sense of responsibility in the world. CWC schools promote academic rigor through a constructivist, project-based learning approach, to support and develop children’s natural intellectual curiosity. The CWC LA network has a strong track record of high academic achievement, is growing at a rapid rate and currently enrolls nearly 2,000 students in three high-performing schools.
The Founding Principal of CWC’s newest campus will report to the Chief Schools Officer. This person will be a visionary instructional leader who will create an engaging, joyful, academically rigorous learning environment built on CWC’s fundamentals of academic excellence, community, and diversity. The Founding Principal will build a strong team and create and maintain an exceptional school culture. This culture will challenge and motivate students, teachers, and families to achieve academic excellence, develop as people, embrace the rich diversity of the school community, and positively impact the communities in which they live. In addition, the CWC Founding Principal will embrace change and growth, collaborating closely with other Principals and Assistant Principals in the CWC LA network. Full Job Description
Our flagship high school, Brooklyn Ascend High School (BAHS), opened to 9th-grade students in September 2015 and will have its first graduates in 2019. The high school director role is an ideal opportunity for a dynamic and visionary individual to play a central leadership role in growing and shaping one of our high-performing public charter schools, committed to helping students achieve academic excellence from kindergarten through college and beyond.
Ascend school directors are the academic and cultural leaders of their schools. We seek leaders who hold exceptionally high intellectual expectations of their schools and create a culture of joyful academic discovery, who are passionate about achieving their schools’ academic and organizational goals, who develop enduring relationships with students, teachers, parents, and community members, and who build and maintain a strong presence for the school in the community. At Ascend, we value leaders with a hunger for feedback and professional growth and a dedication to excellence. Full Job Description
First 8 Memphis is leading the implementation of Shelby County’s first, formal high-quality Early Childhood Education (ECE) system. Starting in 2015, community leaders conducted research to assess the local and national ECE landscape and developed a system of interventions to improve child outcomes and economic mobility in Shelby County. The resulting ECE system consists of four main components: early home visitation; quality childcare; Pre-K programs; and academic interventions for students in grades K-3. First 8 Memphis will also work with local school districts to ensure a smooth transition between pre-k to 3rd grade. By aligning and coordinating resources to high quality, evidence-based programs that serve children from before birth through age eight, First Eight Memphis aims to prepare 90% of children to be “Kindergarten ready” and 90% of 3rd-grade children to be reading on grade-level by 2025. In addition, the initiative seeks to transform the local ECE system into a high performing, sustainable network of learning and nurturing environments that supports our youngest citizens from the start. The required $40m of recurring public and private funds will be distributed through RFPs to eligible local nonprofit, childcare and social service organizations.
The founding Executive Director of First 8 Memphis will be a strategic leader and experienced manager of people and projects, with experience in early childhood education and program services. This individual will execute the vision of the Board, then later drive the vision of this initiative to meet established programmatic, fundraising and financial sustainability goals. This individual will be a proven collaborator and experienced change agent, capable of mobilizing broad coalitions including parents, board members, funders, policymakers, and program partners. This is an ideal opportunity for an impassioned advocate who is ready to lead early childhood education in Shelby County. This Executive Director will ensure that countywide, families have access to high-quality early childhood programs and the wrap-around educational and social services that can dramatically improve their life outcomes. Full Job Description
KIPP Austin is a public charter school network of 10 award-winning elementary, middle, and high schools. With exceptional teachers, high-quality facilities and a nurturing environment, our focus is on getting students to and through college. KIPP Austin’s tuition-free schools educate more than 5,000 students from underserved communities. We have a 14-year track record in Austin of preparing students in educationally underserved communities for success in college and life.
The Head of Schools is responsible for the overall quality of KAPS school programming and maintains a laser-focus on continually increasing the number of KAPS students who thrive in and graduate from the college of their choice. They pursue this work through excellent management and development of 3-5 principals and collaboration cross-organizationally with other development, operations, technology, talent, curriculum, and finance leaders. The HOS reports to the Superintendent and serves as an integral member of the KIPP Austin academic leadership team, which is responsible for driving the overall direction and strategy for all KIPP Austin programming. This is an ideal opportunity for a dynamic and visionary organizational leader with significant people management experience to play a critical role in expanding and shaping a premier K-12 charter management organization committed to supporting students to graduate college and succeed in school and life. Full Job Description
The Primary School (TPS) is a new non-profit organization dedicated to dramatically improving health and educational outcomes for children. Fueled by the belief that the current model of school is too limited to close the achievement gap for our nation’s most at-risk children, TPS is designing a new model of primary education and primary care which braids together education, health, and family support services starting at birth. We pair high expectations and joy in a powerful community of support to care for the whole child. We partner with a progressive health center that aims to redefine the boundaries of primary health care. With this innovative new model, we aim to expand the traditional definition of “school” in order to prepare all children to succeed in college, career, and life.
The Primary School is preparing to launch its next site in Hayward. We are seeking an outstanding, experienced school leader to take on the leadership of developing, implementing, and managing this new Prek3-8th-grade school. The new school is expected to launch with a preschool in Fall of 2020. We will grow an additional grade each subsequent school year until 8th grade.The School Leader will spend part of the year learning in residency, while also doing the groundwork and design necessary to open The Primary School’s next site in 2020. The School Leader will receive mentorship and support from school leaders across the organization. Full Job Description
Hawaii Technology Academy (HTA) is a tuition-free, WASC accredited, public charter school. Serving more than 1,200 students in school campuses with more than 100 faculty and staff across four islands (Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, and Oahu), HTA is Hawaii's largest statewide public charter school. With a truly diverse student population (32% of students are white, 25% are Native Hawaiian, 13% are Hispanic/Latinx and 25% are low-income), HTA is on the leading edge of blended learning at the K-12 level, providing students with a combination of face-to-face instruction, virtual instruction, and independent learning. Partnering with Learning Coaches (usually the student's parent), HTA students are guided by certified educators who support them in their academic, technological and social development. HTA’s highly qualified teachers design and deliver innovative, project-based, Common Core-aligned curriculum in face-to-face classrooms and virtual learning platforms. HTA’s blended learning model allows for a true parent-teacher partnership in the education of children.
Hawaii Technology Academy is now seeking another innovative leader with a record of success in implementing a personalized learning model, a deep belief in the value of parental involvement, and a commitment to progressive education practices as a core component to students’ K-12 school experience. The Executive Director will be responsible for: supervising finance and operations; managing the school’s senior leaders in the central office and across four Hawaiian islands and school campuses; leading relationships with the board, the Department of Education (Hawai’i DOE), the Charter Commission, political leaders and other community members; and ensuring that the school’s vision and mission are living through its work with students every day. Full Job Description
Pacific Collegiate School (PCS) is a public charter school serving grades 7-12, located in the City of Santa Cruz, CA (just south of the San Francisco Bay Area on California’s Central Coast). Founded almost twenty years ago (in 1999), PCS’ mission is to provide exemplary, standards based college preparatory and fine arts education for public middle and high school students who live in Santa Cruz County and bordering areas. The school’s vision is to offer any student the highest quality of education - matching or exceeding that offered by the most academically distinguished schools in California, if not the country - with the goal of preparing its graduates to enter and thrive at the world's finest colleges and universities.
The PCS board is seeking an exceptional instructional leader who knows how to maintain the highest bar for academic excellence as well as a skilled community-focused leader with a depth of knowledge on how to sustain a culture of academic curiosity and instructional rigor for all students and adults. The ideal candidate will have a track record of success leading a high performing secondary school program with experience building diverse teams and supporting teachers and staff in their professional growth. Full Job Description
Rocky Mountain Prep is a growing network of innovative public charter schools serving students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade in the greater Denver Area. Its mission is that every child realizes their full potential through a rigorous and loving elementary education. Rocky Mountain Prep staff members believe that potential is everywhere, but opportunity is not. Its educators believe all children deserve access to a great public education and that their commitment to equity and academic rigor means that they can help every student achieve.
Rocky Mountain Prep is seeking a strong instructional leader and skilled builder of culture to serve as a principal-in-residence during the ‘19-’20 school year with the plan on having them serve as a full-time principal for the network in the ‘20-’21 school year.
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East Bay College Fund helps resilient public school students, particularly those who are under-represented in higher education, get access to resources and services necessary to succeed in college and expand their life opportunities. East Bay College Fund aspires to involve the whole community in providing college access services, scholarships, mentoring, and support networks to assist these young people in realizing their full potential. With a six year college completion rate of more than 75% for its scholars (compared with 20% of similar students nationally), East Bay College Fund has provided more than $14m in scholarships to 1,500 students since its founding.
The successful Executive Director candidate will be: an experienced nonprofit professional; someone with a familiarity with the local community and Oakland’s public education landscape; a compelling communicator; a strong strategic planner and systems thinker; an experienced fundraiser; and a results-driven manager who has demonstrated success for the initiatives and organizations under their leadership. This is an ideal opportunity for an impassioned social justice advocate who wants to make a significant impact on Oakland’s youth by providing them with direct funding and wrap-around support services to make their dreams of college a reality. Full Job Description