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Job Opening: Ignite your inner Intrapreneur - Apply now for year-long salaried fellowship!

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  • jamey_nacsa
    Are you ready to create change from within? Ignite your inner Intrapreneur. Become a NACSA Fellow. To learn more about the NACSA Fellows Program and request
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 12, 2013

      Are you ready to create change from within?

      Ignite your inner Intrapreneur.  Become a NACSA Fellow. 

      To learn more about the NACSA Fellows Program and request an application visit www.qualitycharters.org/fellows-program or email fellows@....

      The National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) is committed to further developing the charter school authorizing profession and building a pipeline of talent. NACSA established the Fellows Program in 2012 to identify high-potential young professionals who have launched their careers but are seeking new opportunities to create the systemic change necessary to improve outcomes for students.  NACSA Fellows use their talents and operate with the passion, creativity and drive of entrepreneurs, but instead create change within the existing system… as Intrapreneurs. 

      Charter school authorizers ensure the quality of charter schools by determining which new school proposals to approve, setting clear performance standards for those schools, monitoring each school's performance, and making high stakes, performance-based decisions to renew or close charter schools.  Effective authorizing is critical to the quality of the charter school movement and to the lives of the more than two million children who attend charter schools.

      NACSA Fellows enjoy a paid opportunity to build their skills while improving the quality of charter authorizing and charter schools:

      A year-long salaried placement in the office of a charter school authorizer with one of the largest portfolios of schools

      An in-depth pre-placement orientation in late August that covers the fundamentals of effective authorizing practices

      Ongoing personal and professional development, including

      o   Weekly coaching and support calls

      o   Regular access to national expertise

      o   Quarterly in-person professional development opportunities


      Fellows hit the ground running, gaining valuable on-the-job experience and direct exposure to the authorizing life-cycle through their placement with a Partner authorizer.  They build out their professional network while learning and practicing critical leadership skills.

      Ideal candidates for the fellowship are both knowledgeable and passionate about education reform and have a demonstrated commitment to improving the K-12 education sector. 

      NACSA seeks candidates who can demonstrate:

      ·         A quantifiable record of professional success

      ·         Strong critical and analytical thinking and decision-making abilities

      ·         Effective oral and written communication skills

      ·         The ability to work well with others and understand multiple points of view

      ·         The capacity to learn quickly and adapt successfully to a changing environment by dealing well with ambiguity and taking initiative appropriately

      ·         The desire to actively seek and respond well to feedback

      Project management experience and effective juggling of multiple competing priorities

      Candidates must meet the following four eligibility requirements:

      1.      Hold a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university

      2.      Have at least two years of full-time work experience

      3.      Be authorized to work in the United States

      4.      Commit to the full year of the fellowship (August 18, 2013 – August 29, 2014)

      Fellows typically have four to six years of full-time work experience and some have advanced degrees.  However, no prior experience in charter school authorizing is required.

      Potential placement locations for 2013-14 include Arizona, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Washington, D.C. (locations will be finalized by late April).

      Our application deadline is quickly approaching.  To learn more details about the program and to request an application visit our website at www.qualitycharters.org/fellows-program

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