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    EAST BAY INNOVATION ACADEMY East Bay Innovation Academy is seeking an experienced, dynamic, and passionate founding Executive Director/Head of School for our
    Message 1 of 1 , May 22, 2013

      East Bay Innovation Academy is seeking an experienced, dynamic, and passionate founding Executive Director/Head of School for our new charter school, targeted to open Fall 2014. 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.


      East Bay Innovation Academy is a 6-12 college preparatory public charter school that will build on the strengths of proven models at High Tech High, Uncommon Schools, Summit Public Schools, the Denver School of Science and Technology, and Expeditionary Learning Schools. Through personalization and project-based learning, and leveraging best practices in curriculum design and technology, EBIA will engage students in 21st Century work, using competencies necessary for productive lives as citizens in a dynamic, increasingly competitive global world.

      We have a collaborative, multi-disciplinary model that incorporates technology to engage students in scientific, mathematical, literary, historical, and artistic pursuits .Finally, EBIA will have a strong focus on community—both in and outside the school. We hope to serve a truly diverse background of students, representing the racial, cultural, and socio-economic demographics in the surrounding area.


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

      • Managerial Leadership
      o 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.
      o Three to five years successful educational administrative experience, preferably as a principal or vice principal or an urban high school.
      o An ability to build and maintain a successful, collaborative faculty culture, and a track record of grooming and promoting team members to roles of increasing responsibility
      o Proven experience in fundraising and grant solicitation

      • Instructional Leadership
      o MA or PhD in Education, as well as valid administrative credential.
      o Minimum of three years teaching experience, with a proven record of high student achievement
      o Highly proficient in using technology and interested in the potential of technology to impact urban education.
      o Demonstrated proficiency in implementing successful data driven instruction and a data driven culture.
      o Knowledge of project based learning, service learning, and blended/optimized learning.
      o Ability to set a clear vision and goals, based on data, for effective instruction and ensure alignment of staff to vision and goals.
      o 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.
      o Effective staff leader, with proven ability to hire, train and develop teachers and administrators.

      • Community Leadership and Communication
      o A strong belief that all students can learn at the highest levels and that all students can be successful in college.
      o Culturally-competent leader who values diversity, engages in cultural self-assessment, skillfully manages the dynamics of difference, and has a high level of cultural knowledge and experience specific to leading inclusive organizations in diverse urban settings.
      o Excellent communication through different media and with a variety of stakeholder groups; strong presentation and interpersonal skills.
      • Organizational Leadership and Adaptability
      o 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.
      o Adaptability to change; able to work in a creative and demanding learning environment and to problem-solve and manage ambiguity and adversity.
      o Driven adult learner dedicated to his or her own professional growth.
      • Experience working in both traditional and innovative school environments.
      • Experience and training in project-based learning models and/or design thinking.
      • Working knowledge of another language.


      The Executive Director/Head of School will lead, manage and oversee all functions of individual school site, including the education program to ensure high student academic performance, budget to ensure fiscal solvency of site, recruiting and talent development to build a highly collaborative high achieving team, school office operations, community relations and facilities in accordance with EBIA standards, including the following:

      • Understand, promote and support the mission, vision and guiding principles of EBIA
      • Ensure that all stakeholders understand, promote and support the mission, charter and guiding principles of EBIA.
      • Be the instructional leader: create an implement instructional vision and goals, and align teacher development to these instructional goals.
      • Build a culture of high expectations: demonstrate excitement about learning and excitement about engaging children in learning; attempt to know every student attending the school and uphold high expectations for students.
      • Develop a sense of community and a strong school culture: be available to families on a regular basis, seek input from all stakeholder on all school programs, keep families informed of and involved in policy changes at the school; encourage parent support and cooperation and enlist their efforts to sustain well-kept school structure.
      • Develop and administer the budget as approved by the Board of Directors in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Develop and monitor strategies for ensuring long-term financial viability of the school.
      • Oversee all operational aspects of the school; establish and maintain efficient and effective systems and procedures, including technology selection and refining the use of technology at the school.
      • Manage all recruitment and public relations outreach, marketing, and school admissions.


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

      Thank you for your interest in this position.
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