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    Position: Executive Director Organization: NYC Charter School Location: New York City Summary: Our client, a college-preparatory public charter school in
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 1, 2012
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      Position: Executive Director
      Organization: NYC Charter School
      Location: New York City


      Our client, a college-preparatory public charter school in Harlem, seeks a visionary and highly effective Executive Director. The Executive Director is responsible for overall administration and management of the school, including creating and driving an academic vision that is in line with the charter and leads students to extraordinary success, managing and developing senior staff, overseeing programmatic and financial operations, collaborating with the Board of Directors, and providing strategic direction and execution for the continued growth and strong academic outcomes. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors. This is a full-time, exempt position located in New York City.

      The school provides a rigorous, standards-based college preparatory curriculum, intensive interventions for students who are performing below grade level, a defined character development program, and extensive leadership development and community service opportunities in an ordered, structured and disciplined learning environment. The school opened in the fall of 2008 and currently serves students in grades 5 through 8.


      Educational Leadership

      Creates and drives an overall academic vision that will lead students to extraordinary academic success
      Provides instructional leadership to advance teaching and learning practices
      Manages and develops senior staff performance and team-building through collaborative goal-setting, coaching and assistance and related support
      Guides curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation
      Facilitate data-driven discussions and planning regarding student performance
      Ensures academic program is being implemented and is aligned with performance goals as outlined by the charter and makes adjustments to program as necessary

      Communications and Outreach

      Serves as primary liaison to the PTA, Board of Directors, and state and city agencies
      Partners with parents and the community to establish and grow engagement and support
      Works closely with Board of Directors on issues of governance and strategic development
      Serves as key spokesperson for the school
      Collaborates with appropriate constituent groups to strategically plan in the areas of student achievement, curriculum selection, strategic planning, organizational structure, and human capital

      Administrative and Financial Leadership

      Oversees programmatic, financial and compliance operations
      Supervises day to day operations of the school
      Identifies and secures resources to support programmatic, capital, financial and human resource needs
      Drives vision of human capital, including recruitment, selection, evaluation, and accountability
      Ensures compliance with all statutory regulations and requirements


      Experience elevating student achievement as principal or senior instructional leader in an urban, public school
      Deep commitment to high performance standards and an unwavering belief that all students can achieve
      Excellent management skills, including the emotional intelligence required to work effectively with diverse leaders and teams, developing and enhancing their capabilities
      Deep strategic planning and execution abilities, including the ability to articulate a vision, create a roadmap to execution, and establish milestones along the way
      Significant knowledge of pedagogy and a proven track record of using data to drive results
      Strong operations and financial management experience
      Exceptional written and verbal communication
      Demonstrated ability to set a vision and invest and lead others to achieve that vision
      Personal presence and integrity that inspires confidence and passion
      The persistence, grit, and entrepreneurial spirit necessary to lead the school to realizing ambitious goals in a short period of time

      Compensation and Benefits:

      Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

      To Apply:

      Koya Leadership Partners has been engaged to help in this hire. Please submit a compelling cover letter and resume to Molly Brennan via our online application portal: http://www.refineapp.com/jobPosting/apply/520

      Our client is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBT applicants.

      About Koya Leadership Partners:

      Koya Leadership Partners is a national retained search and consulting firm that works exclusively with non-profits and social enterprises. We deliver measurable results, finding exceptionally talented people who truly fit the unique culture of our client organizations. For more information about Koya Leadership Partners, visit www.koyapartners.com.
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