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Company: Aveson Charter School
Location: Altadena
Posted on: February 20, 2021

Job Description:

Aveson Charter Schools (ACS) Districts seeks an outstanding leader to be its next Executive Director ("Superintendent"/"CEO"). Along with leadership, this position provides coordination and support for all learning programs and activities to continue to provide high quality programs to students. The Executive Director influences both directly and indirectly the accomplishment of the Charter's educational goals through development, planning, and implementation of curriculum, professional development, school improvement initiatives, staff evaluation and the overall elementary and middle school educational program. The school districts include one elementary school and one middle/high school. The student population for Aveson Charter Schools is approximately 800 students. The foundation of ACS is the combination of Personalized Mastery Learning (PML), Social Leadership, and Healthy Living. ACS serves the richly diverse Altadena and Pasadena community, and is committed to reflecting and protecting this diversity in terms of race, class, ethnicity, abilities, income, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, and other aspects of identity. During the 2021-2022 School Year, ACS will be applying for renewal of its Charter from PUSD. Therefore, it is important that applicants to this position have experience successfully applying for charter approval or renewal. Representative Duties of the Executive Director ("Superintendent" or "CEO") for Aveson Charter Schools, supporting 2 Districts; Implements the Aveson Promise and Mission with fidelity across campuses. Maintains and communicates a compelling vision for the school and builds a college-going culture where every staff member is committed to: Redefining teaching and learning so all children have the opportunity to experience an exemplary public education, and Providing the right instruction for every student every day by supporting innovative teaching methods and a personalized, experience-based learning environment to ensure no child is left unknown. Supports the provision of culturally relevant curriculum, culturally responsive pedagogy, and anti-racist instructional practices, as a key component of Personalized Mastery Learning (PML) for all students. Leads and organizes the Charter renewal application process from start to finish.-- Works with ACS leadership teams to ensure the right metrics are in place to measure student outcomes and drive growth and proficiency across all areas (social emotional, academic, college readiness, leadership etc.).-- Prepares and presents reports for the Board of Directors on the needs of the organization to fulfill its vision, including educational programs, spending, staff, and facilities; Acts as liaison between the board of directors and the executive directors and staff; Assists with board development by suggesting and training volunteer board members; Ensures compliance with and implementation of all pertinent Federal and State regulations and requirements related to school instructional and operational programs; plans and organizes methods and procedures for disseminating information on system-wide policies and procedures related to various operational issues.-- Manages all school operations including finance and budget, facilities, human resources, administrative policy and procedures, IT, procurement of contracted services, charter authorizer relationships and compliance. (ACS currently works with contractors to support some of these duties.) Sets management priorities to ensure that the size and composition of staff meet the school's needs at all times. Works with staff and school leaders to set and lead a high-quality performance management system so staff receive regular and relevant feedback and growth opportunities.-- Provides professional and leadership development to site directors and leadership teams. Provides coaching, counseling and assistance to site administrators with management issues, including those related to building maintenance, finance, human resources, transportation, food services, etc. Supervises and manages the Director of Compliance, Director of Operations, Site Directors, human resources, fundraising, marketing, communications, and public relations. Builds a strong relationship with families, local community, authorizer, and donors. Ensures that the funding mechanisms are solid, that the needs of all stakeholders are understood, and that everyone works together to achieve positive outcomes for the children being served. Supports and leads fundraising efforts. Initiates and maintains ongoing and effective communication with the community and families regarding student achievement and school programs; supports school-based family outreach programs and strategies to engage families in student learning. Establishes relationships with top leaders in the community, including those representing the highest levels in business, education, government and non-profit sectors. Oversees student recruitment marketing activities and reviews and approves key external messages to ensure that they positively represent the school. Promotes Aveson Charter Schools through meaningful community-relationship building and effective public relations efforts. SALARY RANGE $140,000-$160,000 BASED ON EXPERIENCE BENEFITS Qualifications In order to fulfill these responsibilities, the ideal Executive Director candidate will be: An equity-oriented school leader that is passionately committed to students and to their education at every level. Has successful leadership experience in programs and services for Black and Latinx youth. A culturally competent leader who understands the systemic barriers in education which create disproportionate outcomes for historically underrepresented youth. Recognizes the benefits of diversity in terms of race, class, ethnicity, income, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, and other aspects of identity. Is committed to implementing and maintaining anti-racist and equity-centered practices at the institutional level. An inspiring leader and communicator. Possesses the confidence and ability to articulate personalized mastery learning for achievement by every student as well as the capacity to inspire staff, community partners, parents, and children to embrace that vision. Positive and projects energy and enthusiasm.-- A resilient but humble leader. Willingly takes responsibility for failures and challenges and works with determination not to repeat them. Constant learner who has been successful and does not shy away from difficult work; eagerly learns from people at every level of the organization.-- An enthusiastic consensus builder through relationships of trust with faculty and staff, parents and families, community and board members. Strong and positive existing relationships in the San Gabriel Valley and/or community organizations is desirable. A proven team builder. Is self-aware and able to play to their strengths and fill in potential gaps with appropriate team expertise. Instrumental in the recruitment and selection of a talented and diverse faculty and staff reflective of the student population. Knows how to manage a senior leadership team's performance and growth, building capacity by assessing, coaching, and developing their potential. Comfortable in an environment where Spanish is spoken. (Spanish language proficiency and/or fluency is preferred.) Physical and Environmental Elements This is partially an active job classification where the employee will be required to travel between campuses and navigate both indoors and outdoors, sometimes with uncontrolled noise levels and temperature conditions.-- This is also partially a sedentary office classification where the employee will work in a shared office environment with moderate noise levels and controlled temperature conditions, and may be subject to long periods of time sitting. --Must be able to access printed and digital information and will be responsible for visual inspection of buildings and facilities. --May have occasional exposure to agitated parents, staff, and public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures. Ability to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer and to operate standard office equipment. The position occasionally bends, stoops, squats, reaches, pushes and pulls drawers to retrieve and file information, and lifts and carries items that typically weigh less than 30 pounds. The position may occasionally require the ability to travel by train, plane, or other means within and outside of the Los Angeles area.-- Minimum Qualifications-- Master's or higher degree in Educational Leadership or related field, supplemented by progressively responsible experience in educational administration.-- A valid Administrative Services Credential.-- A valid government-issued driver's license or identification. Availability of private transportation. Requirements for Applying: Aveson Employment Application Letter of Interest. Please include the following: --A description of how you have embraced the tenets of Personalized Mastery Learning (PML) in the past as an instructional leader. --An explanation of how you have promoted and/or safeguarded diversity at your most recent institution in order to ensure equity in terms of staff and student opportunities and progress. An account of how you have led your staff during the current pandemic to ensure that all stakeholders' needs are addressed and student progress continues on pace." Resume or Curriculum Vitae (must reflect current and past work and accomplishments). 2 Letters of Recommendation.-- No additional documents will be reviewed, unless requested. Incomplete applications will not be considered.--

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