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Chrysalis Charter School-Administrator-contact Chrysalis 530-547-9726 at Shasta County Office Of Education

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About the Employer

We are located in beautiful Northern California on the Sacramento River, near Shasta Lake, Whiskeytown Lake, Mt. Shasta, Mt. Lassen, and many other natural wonders. We are an outdoor enthusiast's ideal destination. If you are searching for a place with affordable homes, where you can escape traffic and congestion, and with a true sense of community then come explore Shasta County, California. We are committed to ensuring that all students receive a quality education taught by highly qualified and motivated staff committed to the academic, social, and emotional needs of every student. Our mission at the Shasta County Office of Education, "To be leaders in educational excellence, offering support to schools and community to ensure Shasta County students receive a quality education preparing them for high school graduation and success in career and college". It is a mission we do not take lightly. We are accountable to our clients, not only in providing a quality education for our youth, but also in maintaining sound management practices and care in how we provide oversight to the 25 school districts in Shasta County. Together with the school district superintendents we have developed common goals centered around collaboration and support for all students throughout Shasta County. Core Values Service to and Engagement of students, staff, school districts, and community partners Hospitality - friendly and generous service Aspire to continuously improve Sense of humor Trustworthy and consistent Attract, hire, and retain the best employees

Job Information

Date Posted: 1/10/2020 Application Deadline: 3/6/2020 4:00 PM Pacific
Employment Type: Full Time Length of Work Year: 11 months
Salary: Depends on Experience Number Openings: (At time of posting) 1
Contact: Sue Johnson Email: sjohnson@shastacoe.org
Phone: 530-225-0307

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          Comments and Other Information

          Who we are Chrysalis is organized as a teachers’ co-op that runs the school. All of us together work towards achieving our mission of “encouraging the light within to shine brighter”. Check out the following web link to get a better understanding of Chrysalis as one of the leading examples of teacher-led schools in the nation. http://www.educationevolving.org/teachers/inventory/chrysalis-school Chrysalis is a K-8 school of around 220 students, 12 full time teachers, and 20 additional staff members. The school has been in existence for more than 24 years. Just under 50% of our students qualify for free and reduced lunch. Our school regularly scores high on standardized tests – though that is not our focus. A significant focus of the school is immersing the children in science and nature. Children spend almost 10% of the school week exploring the larger world beyond the classroom. In addition, we take the school rafting down the Sacramento River and on two camping trips a year. We also pride ourselves on the kind, supportive, close-knit community we cultivate. A quotation from Complexity that is foundational to Chrysalis is "Use local control instead of global control. Let the behavior emerge from the bottom up, instead of being specified from the top down. And while you're at it, focus on ongoing behavior instead of the final result.” Much of public education is currently focused on top-down focus on final result (standardized test scores). We choose a different path and trust our teachers with school success. The school administrator is not the boss. The administrator is evaluated each year by the teachers and that evaluation goes to the Executive Board who uses that evaluation in deciding whether to renew your contract, as we are all at will employees and work on one year contracts. What You Will Do As our Administrator, you will report to the Executive Board and teachers’ co-op, and act in service to the teachers’ co-op. You will be the face of Chrysalis Charter School to the greater community. Above all, support the teachers and staff. The Administrator manages the daily operations of the school (e.g. facilities, budget, personnel, contracts, etc.); problem solves any immediate concerns that arise (e.g. power outages, parent complaints, student discipline, etc.); and ensures forward momentum on our mission, vision, long term goals, and policies. Specific duties include: 1. Maintain the strength of our mission to “encourage the light within each student to shine brighter.” a. Facilitate conversations at the teachers’ co-op in order to set long term visioning, goal setting, and policies b. Organize trainings, school events, enrichment days, and other activities to support the mission c. Attend special ed, 504, SST meetings 2. Keep the school in compliance. Review & report whole school data (CALPADS, data dashboard, SBAC, iReady, parent surveys, student surveys, Tripod surveys, NSLP) . Write and maintain LCAP, SPSA, school safety plan, parent handbook, staff handbook, grant reports, etc. a. Support Board, Site Council & other governance committees b. Oversee audit c. Keep up with policy, legislation, legal changes, political and education landscape and report their potential impact on the school 3. Build and maintain strong relationships with our non-profit Executive Board, with our sponsor (the Shasta County Office of Education), other charter schools, educational entities, SELPA, CSDC, and other agencies. . Attend meetings & report pertinent information back to staff a. Give annual report to SCOE board 4. Empower the teachers’ co-op. . Create the agendas and attend staff meetings a. Support the teacher led school model b. Manage personnel matters that arise c. Promote positive staff relations d. Assist the co-op with human resources and hiring e. Work with the co-op to set instructional minutes, school calendar, master schedule, staff schedules, administrative coverage, and bell schedule 5. Community building . Communicate with staff, parents, and students in order to strengthen the school community. a. Organize camping trips, graduation, and all other school events b. Greet families at curbside in the mornings c. Communicate with concerned parents as needed 6. Establish and maintain a positive, safe, consistent, structured school culture. Oversee and implement our discipline system schoolwide. . Proactive: lead school assemblies, be seen on campus, build relationships with students a. Reactive: follow school discipline policies which includes investigating incidents and coordinating disciplinary actions and communications, support teachers with disciplinary follow through as needed b. Act as Suicide Prevention Coordinator, Homeless and Foster Youth Liaison, and other assigned roles 7. Enrollment, Public Relations & Marketing . Keep forward momentum on applications for enrollment and lottery a. Oversee the maintenance of the school website, brochures, student applications, and social media outlets b. Organize prospective families’ tours c. Be the representative of the school for media contacts and ensure positive media coverage 8. Facilities . Know and understand the rights and restrictions of our lease a. Deal with facilities issues, keep up with maintenance, communicate with maintenance staff, address safety concerns b. Organize 1-2 campus improvement work days per year c. Ensure campus is clean and functional 9. Finance . Help the co-op set a strong budget, manage money well, use Budget Committee as needed a. Seek additional revenue streams: fundraising, grant writing b. Establish and maintain current and new MOUs and contacts that are financially advantageous What You Bring We are looking for an amazing person who is inspired by our mission and can become an integral part of our community. An administrative credential is preferred but not required, though administrative capabilities are definitely needed. A successful candidate must be able to build relationships, write and speak with diplomacy and precision, lead difficult conversations, cultivate a thriving team spirit grounded in a growth mindset, possess exemplary organizational abilities, and have experience in public education. Teaching experience in K-8 is heavily valued. You will not evaluate teachers, but you will need to support teachers in continually growing as educators and as a team. Building and maintaining a positive, thriving school culture with staff and students. Familiarity with teacher powered schools like Chrysalis is also a heavily valued plus. We are a unique school so knowing who we are and how we operate allows a candidate to hit the ground running. Vision sufficient to read the fine print; hearing and speech sufficient to enable communication by telephone and in person; stamina sufficient to sit, stand, and walk for extended periods of time; regularly lift, carry, and/or move instructional material and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds; reach with arms and hands; stoop, kneel, or crouch to work with children. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, though you must pass a TB test, background check, and physical assessment exam. What We Offer We offer a warm, close-knit community with a salary competitive with other similar charter schools depending on experience. This position is full-time (eleven months). You would receive CALPERS retirement benefits and Prestige Healthcare. You would be eligible to participate in the medical, dental and vision plans available via Blue Shield, Delta Dental, and VSP. You may elect to increase your level of coverage and/or add a spouse and/or dependents at the current published rates. We also offer a family-friendly environment. The children of staff are given priority in the enrollment lottery. Chrysalis is non-union because a teachers’ co-op doesn’t fit into the collective bargaining model. To Apply Send a cover letter, resume, 3 reference letters, and copy of credential(s) if applicable to Irene Salter at irene@chrysalischarter.org (digital submission only) by Friday, March 6, 2020, 12:00 noon. Position starts full time August 1, 2020, with optional opportunities for professional development beginning in June, 2020.

          Comments and Other Information


          Who we are Chrysalis is organized as a teachers’ co-op that runs the school. All of us together work towards achieving our mission of “encouraging the light within to shine brighter”. Check out the following web link to get a better understanding of Chrysalis as one of the leading examples of teacher-led schools in the nation. http://www.educationevolving.org/teachers/inventory/chrysalis-school Chrysalis is a K-8 school of around 220 students, 12 full time teachers, and 20 additional staff members. The school has been in existence for more than 24 years. Just under 50% of our students qualify for free and reduced lunch. Our school regularly scores high on standardized tests – though that is not our focus. A significant focus of the school is immersing the children in science and nature. Children spend almost 10% of the school week exploring the larger world beyond the classroom. In addition, we take the school rafting down the Sacramento River and on two camping trips a year. We also pride ourselves on the kind, supportive, close-knit community we cultivate. A quotation from Complexity that is foundational to Chrysalis is "Use local control instead of global control. Let the behavior emerge from the bottom up, instead of being specified from the top down. And while you're at it, focus on ongoing behavior instead of the final result.” Much of public education is currently focused on top-down focus on final result (standardized test scores). We choose a different path and trust our teachers with school success. The school administrator is not the boss. The administrator is evaluated each year by the teachers and that evaluation goes to the Executive Board who uses that evaluation in deciding whether to renew your contract, as we are all at will employees and work on one year contracts. What You Will Do As our Administrator, you will report to the Executive Board and teachers’ co-op, and act in service to the teachers’ co-op. You will be the face of Chrysalis Charter School to the greater community. Above all, support the teachers and staff. The Administrator manages the daily operations of the school (e.g. facilities, budget, personnel, contracts, etc.); problem solves any immediate concerns that arise (e.g. power outages, parent complaints, student discipline, etc.); and ensures forward momentum on our mission, vision, long term goals, and policies. Specific duties include: 1. Maintain the strength of our mission to “encourage the light within each student to shine brighter.” a. Facilitate conversations at the teachers’ co-op in order to set long term visioning, goal setting, and policies b. Organize trainings, school events, enrichment days, and other activities to support the mission c. Attend special ed, 504, SST meetings 2. Keep the school in compliance. Review & report whole school data (CALPADS, data dashboard, SBAC, iReady, parent surveys, student surveys, Tripod surveys, NSLP) . Write and maintain LCAP, SPSA, school safety plan, parent handbook, staff handbook, grant reports, etc. a. Support Board, Site Council & other governance committees b. Oversee audit c. Keep up with policy, legislation, legal changes, political and education landscape and report their potential impact on the school 3. Build and maintain strong relationships with our non-profit Executive Board, with our sponsor (the Shasta County Office of Education), other charter schools, educational entities, SELPA, CSDC, and other agencies. . Attend meetings & report pertinent information back to staff a. Give annual report to SCOE board 4. Empower the teachers’ co-op. . Create the agendas and attend staff meetings a. Support the teacher led school model b. Manage personnel matters that arise c. Promote positive staff relations d. Assist the co-op with human resources and hiring e. Work with the co-op to set instructional minutes, school calendar, master schedule, staff schedules, administrative coverage, and bell schedule 5. Community building . Communicate with staff, parents, and students in order to strengthen the school community. a. Organize camping trips, graduation, and all other school events b. Greet families at curbside in the mornings c. Communicate with concerned parents as needed 6. Establish and maintain a positive, safe, consistent, structured school culture. Oversee and implement our discipline system schoolwide. . Proactive: lead school assemblies, be seen on campus, build relationships with students a. Reactive: follow school discipline policies which includes investigating incidents and coordinating disciplinary actions and communications, support teachers with disciplinary follow through as needed b. Act as Suicide Prevention Coordinator, Homeless and Foster Youth Liaison, and other assigned roles 7. Enrollment, Public Relations & Marketing . Keep forward momentum on applications for enrollment and lottery a. Oversee the maintenance of the school website, brochures, student applications, and social media outlets b. Organize prospective families’ tours c. Be the representative of the school for media contacts and ensure positive media coverage 8. Facilities . Know and understand the rights and restrictions of our lease a. Deal with facilities issues, keep up with maintenance, communicate with maintenance staff, address safety concerns b. Organize 1-2 campus improvement work days per year c. Ensure campus is clean and functional 9. Finance . Help the co-op set a strong budget, manage money well, use Budget Committee as needed a. Seek additional revenue streams: fundraising, grant writing b. Establish and maintain current and new MOUs and contacts that are financially advantageous What You Bring We are looking for an amazing person who is inspired by our mission and can become an integral part of our community. An administrative credential is preferred but not required, though administrative capabilities are definitely needed. A successful candidate must be able to build relationships, write and speak with diplomacy and precision, lead difficult conversations, cultivate a thriving team spirit grounded in a growth mindset, possess exemplary organizational abilities, and have experience in public education. Teaching experience in K-8 is heavily valued. You will not evaluate teachers, but you will need to support teachers in continually growing as educators and as a team. Building and maintaining a positive, thriving school culture with staff and students. Familiarity with teacher powered schools like Chrysalis is also a heavily valued plus. We are a unique school so knowing who we are and how we operate allows a candidate to hit the ground running. Vision sufficient to read the fine print; hearing and speech sufficient to enable communication by telephone and in person; stamina sufficient to sit, stand, and walk for extended periods of time; regularly lift, carry, and/or move instructional material and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds; reach with arms and hands; stoop, kneel, or crouch to work with children. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, though you must pass a TB test, background check, and physical assessment exam. What We Offer We offer a warm, close-knit community with a salary competitive with other similar charter schools depending on experience. This position is full-time (eleven months). You would receive CALPERS retirement benefits and Prestige Healthcare. You would be eligible to participate in the medical, dental and vision plans available via Blue Shield, Delta Dental, and VSP. You may elect to increase your level of coverage and/or add a spouse and/or dependents at the current published rates. We also offer a family-friendly environment. The children of staff are given priority in the enrollment lottery. Chrysalis is non-union because a teachers’ co-op doesn’t fit into the collective bargaining model. To Apply Send a cover letter, resume, 3 reference letters, and copy of credential(s) if applicable to Irene Salter at irene@chrysalischarter.org (digital submission only) by Friday, March 6, 2020, 12:00 noon. Position starts full time August 1, 2020, with optional opportunities for professional development beginning in June, 2020.

           


          Application Deadline

          3/6/2020 4:00 PM Pacific

          Date Posted

          1/10/2020

          Contact

          Sue Johnson
          530-225-0307

          Number of Openings

          1

          Salary

          Depends on Experience

          Length of Work Year

          11 months

          Employment Type

          Full Time