Head of School

Mayacamas Charter Middle School is seeking an experienced, dynamic, and passionate founding Executive Director/Head of School for our new charter school, targeted to open Fall 2022. The Executive Director/Head of School serves as the lead administrator of the school and is hired by and reports directly to the Board of Directors.


QUALIFICATIONS

The Executive Director/Head of School will have the following qualifications:


Required

Visionary Leadership

  • Knowledge and Experience to inspire the community of an educational institution to another level of serving students.

  • Ability to develop a unified vision for MCMS and support the staff in making that vision a reality. Ability and drive to model the beliefs and values that support the school’s stated vision and unite the community toward the common goal.


Managerial Leadership

  • Experience managing a growing start-­up organization, specifically related to building and inspiring a strong professional culture, strategically aligning and securing resources, creating and implementing accountability systems, and managing transitions.

  • Three to five years successful educational administrative experience, preferably as a principal or vice principal of a middle school in a large district or an urban area.

  • Ability to nurture trusting relationships to build and maintain a successful, collaborative faculty culture, and a track record of grooming and promoting team members to roles of increasing responsibility.

  • Proven experience in fundraising and grant solicitation.


Instructional Leadership

  • Minimum of three years teaching experience, with a proven record of high student achievement.

  • A Bachelor’s Degree from accredited college or university; advanced degree in Education preferred.

  • A California Administrative Credential or equivalent in experience.

  • Evidence of successful administrative experience in a school serving a diverse student body, including English Learners, Students with Disabilities, Socioeconomically disadvantaged  students and foster/homeless youth.

  • Teaching and/or supervisory experience in educational programs serving students and their families.

  • Demonstrated track record of quality education and creative approaches to program management, development, and implementation.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the evidence-based curriculum for grades 6 through 8, PBL and SEL strategies, and personalization/differentiation based on individual student needs.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in using technology and continued interest in the potential of technology to implement successful data-driven instruction and a data-driven culture.

  • Ability to set a clear vision and goals, based upon data, for effective instruction and to ensure alignment of staff to vision and goals.

  • Proven ability to create and model a culture of academic rigor for students and staff, a sense of urgency to address the needs of students and a relentless drive to attain results.

  • Proven leadership ability, including hiring, training and developing teachers and administrators.


Community Leadership and Communication

  • A strong belief that all students can learn at the highest levels and that all students can be successful.

  • Strong cultural competency and appreciation for diversity, cultural self-‐ assessment, and skillful management of the dynamics of difference.

  • High level of cultural knowledge and experience specific to leading inclusive organizations in diverse urban settings.

  • Excellent communication skills using different media with a variety of stakeholder groups; strong presentation and interpersonal skills.


Organizational Leadership and Adaptability

  • Excellent organization, time management and follow­‐up skills as demonstrated by either a portfolio of implemented strategies or other concrete artifacts that illustrate the presence of these skills.

  • Adaptability to change; able to work in a creative and demanding learning environment and to problem-‐solve and manage ambiguity and adversity.

  • Strong dedication to personal and professional growth.


Preferred

  • Spanish proficiency.

  • Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations applicable to public charter schools.

  • Experience conducting parent/community outreach.

  • Knowledge of and skill in effective budgetary processes and charter school finance.

  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with the community at large, including potential donors and community/stakeholders: staff, faculty, parents, Board, NCOE, and NVUSD.

  • Entrepreneurial ability to manage change and be responsive to community needs.


APPLICATION PROCESS

We are strongly committed to hiring a diverse and multicultural staff. Please send a resume and compelling letter of interest via email to info@napaoptionsforeducation.org


Thank you for your interest in this position.