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VP - School Development (Autism Private School Company)

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  • eheyer
    Capital Schools Washington, DC * Company: Professional organization with a powerful social mission: to become the national leader in private schools
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 22, 2009
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      Capital Schools

      Washington, DC


      • Company:   Professional organization with a powerful social mission:  to become the national leader in private schools for students with autism and unique learning needs.
        • Founding team includes highly successful and award-winning national leaders in education, social entrepreneurship and business (www.capitalschools.org)


      • Position:      VP/Director of School Development will join the founding leadership team
        • Key role will be developing new private schools for students with autism
        • Will work directly with company founder and CEO
        • Significant opportunities for growth, advancement and leadership



      • School start-up:  anything/everything to get schools open (hiring, purchasing, etc.)
      • School development: new schools, programs and sites; institutional partnerships
      • Professional outreach:  outreach to local educational and professional community
      • Marketing & advertising: to support admissions and student recruitment
      • Operations:  support/supervision of HR, IT, facilities design and maintenance, etc.
      • Finance: budgeting, financial reporting


      Desired Qualifications

      • Experience managing school start-ups (e.g., new private schools or charter schools)
      • Experience with special education/autism/learning disabilities preferred
      • 3-5+ years experience in schools or education organizations
      • Clear passion for schools and commitment to career in education sector
      • Demonstrated success in entrepreneurial activities and organizational leadership
      • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
      • Strong financial analysis and quantitative skills
      • Strong multitasking abilities with attention to detail
      • Proven ability to build relationships with wide variety of stakeholders
        (e.g., educators, private professionals, parents, elected officials and community leaders)
      • MBA, Masters degree, or other advanced degree preferred


      Compensation and Benefits

      • Competitive salary based on experience
      • Equity participation
      • Full benefits, including health, dental, and retirement


      The Company

      Our mission is to become the nation's leading manager of private schools for children with autism and other specialized learning needs.  As an organization, we are committed to the highest standards of program excellence and we seek to create national model programs.  Programs established by our founder have received national recognition, honors and awards from a wide range of groups including TIME magazine,the U.S. Department of Education, The Washington Post, and others.  Our first school, The Auburn School, opened in September 2009 and has quickly established a high quality reputation in the Washington D.C. area.  We will be replicating The Auburn School model around the region and nationally. www.theauburnschool.org



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