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.
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 have an entrepreneurial mindset and bring experience meeting programmatic, fundraising and financial sustainability goals. This individual will be a proven collaborator and experienced change agent, capable of mobilizing broad coalitions including parents, the board, funders, policymakers, and program partners. This is an ideal opportunity for an impassioned advocate who wants to make a significant impact on Shelby County’s youth and their families. This Executive Director will ensure that these families receive 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 Texas: Austin is a network of free, public, open enrollment schools for low‐income and historically underserved students in Austin, Texas. Since 2002, KIPP Austin 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 10 schools in the KIPP Austin network: four elementary schools, four middle schools, and two high schools. When fully enrolled, KIPP Austin Public Schools (KAPS) will serve over 5,000 students – more than doubling the number of college-ready low-income, minority students in Austin. KIPP Austin Public Schools is part of the national network of charter schools, KIPP, the Knowledge is Power Program
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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California Education Partners (Ed Partners) is a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco that supports leadership teams from district school systems across California in a process that allows them to learn from one another and address their common challenges in new and powerful ways, and, in doing so, to build a lasting culture of improvement.
California Education Partners is seeking a candidate with a proven background in finance and accounting who is also a strategic thinker and strong relationship builder. As it is poised to triple its impact over the next five years, Ed Partners needs someone with a growth mindset who can both oversee its daily finance and business operations and report up to the Senior Partner in charge of these efforts to ensure alignment of team activities to broader organizational goals. This is an exciting opportunity to lead the day to day business activities and financial analysis in support of collaborative opportunities for districts throughout the state. Full Job Description
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