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.
The Executive Director/Head of School will have the following qualifications:
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.
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.
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.
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.
We are strongly committed to hiring a diverse and multicultural staff. Please send a resume and compelling letter of interest via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your interest in this position.