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Executive Director, Ceiba Public Schools at Ceiba College Preparatory Academy

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About the Employer

Ceiba College Preparatory Academy is a grade 6-12 public charter school located in Watsonville, California, focused on sending students from our community ‘to and through’ college. We believe that every student, regardless of background, can prepare for college success in an environment of high expectations, individualized support, and a small school culture that values each student’s unique contribution. Learn more about us at www.ceibaschools.org and contact us with any questions. We look forward to talking with you!

Job Information

Date Posted: 1/10/2020 Application Deadline: Until Filled
Employment Type: Full Time Length of Work Year: Year-round
Salary: Commensurate with Experience Number Openings: (At time of posting) 1
Contact: Human Resources Email: careers@ceibaprep.org
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Job Summary

Job Summary

Ceiba Public Schools is recruiting an Executive Director to lead the operation of Ceiba College Preparatory Academy, a high-performing autonomous charter school in Watsonville, California, serving 525 students in Grades 6-12. In its 12th year of operation, Ceiba has demonstrated success in achieving its mission: to prepare low-income students in non-urban communities to graduate from four-year colleges. In short, Ceiba supports our students and their families in getting “to and through” college. To date, all Ceiba graduates have been accepted to college. This year, students from the first graduating class in 2015 are beginning to graduate from college. Ceiba scholars’ scores on the California state tests are exceeding the state average in several grade levels and subject areas. This is an opportunity for a visionary leader to lead a passionate, mission-driven community working together for an extraordinary purpose...to support the attainment of college degrees for a historically under-represented community. The new Executive Director will demonstrate high levels of competency in the following areas: - Partnering with the Board and Stakeholders (students, staff, parents/guardians) to establish and achieve strategic goals including mission achievement, fulfillment of the charter promises and maintaining high levels of academic achievement. - Overall responsibility for Ceiba Public Schools including an active role in the areas of finances, fundraising, operations and community engagement. - Maintain the vision of Ceiba Public Schools of a college-going culture through instructional leadership, open communication, team-building and a fostering a shared belief that all students can succeed. Applications are being accepted via EdJoin with a priority screening date of Friday, February 7, 2020 and will remain open until filled. Desired start date is July 1, 2020. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience.

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POSITION DESCRIPTION

Executive Director, Ceiba Public Schools


THE ORGANIZATION

Ceiba Public Schools in Watsonville, California, was founded to prepare low-income students in non-urban communities to graduate from four-year colleges. Ceiba College Preparatory Academy is an autonomous charter school with over 500 students in grades 6-12. It began operations in 2008 and graduated its first class of college-ready scholars in 2015. 


THE POSITION

Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director has overall responsibility for the organization's consistent achievement of its mission and charter promises. The Executive Director (ED) has overall strategic and operational responsibility for Ceiba's programs, ensuring that Ceiba's fiscal, operations, fundraising, public relations/communications, human resource, technology, and programmatic strategies are effectively implemented across the organization. The ED is responsible to ensure that Ceiba is positioned effectively and efficiently for sustainability, with ongoing and regular input from all stakeholders. 

The Board of Directors delegates responsibility for management and day-to-day operations to the Executive Director. The ED has the authority to carry out these responsibilities in accordance with the direction and policies established by the Board. The ED serves as a resource, makes recommendations, and provides support to the Board as it carries out its governance functions.


Employment Status: This is a full-time, exempt, at-will position. The Executive Director reports directly to the Board of Directors.


Supervises: The principal and all administrators and managers of Ceiba College Preparatory Academy


OVERALL LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Enacting Mission and Charter Promises: Aligns programs with the overall mission and charter promises of Ceiba College Preparatory Academy. 
  • Strategic Leadership: Partners with the Board on strategic planning and serves as a liaison between the staff and Board and works with Board committees.
  • Oversight of Organizational Operations: Keeps the Board informed on key school issues including mission achievement, facilities, financial and legal matters. Develops and implements policies and procedures to support a high-functioning operation. 
  • School Culture: Develops and maintains a school culture which brings the school’s core values and mission and vision to life.
  • Financial Management: Ensures accurate financial management and oversight to guarantee that Ceiba secures all revenues, maintains the organization within the budget, and effectively protects assets. Ensures effectiveness of accounting and auditing consultants. 
  • Human Resources: Establishes systems that ensure that recruiting / selection processes benefit Ceiba; ensures that employment legal requirements are met; and ensures overall HR administration meets the needs of employees at Ceiba
  • Information Technology: Ensures the ongoing operation, ongoing upgrades and maintenance of the information technology system are in place. 
  • Community Relations: Builds and maintains positive relationships with the community at large including the authorizer and community organizations. Consistently communicates a positive image of Ceiba in all interactions. 
  • Facilities: Ensures safe, well-maintained building and grounds and that proper emergency response procedures are in place.
  • Compliance: Ensures compliance with all local, state and federal laws, rules and regulations. Responsible for ensuring that all compliance reporting is completed according to timelines. 

Required Qualifications

1. Minimum three years of executive level leadership experience in secondary education administration

2. Masters Degree in school administration or relevant field

3. Valid California driver’s license


Preferred Qualifications

1. Minimum of three years of charter school experience

2. Valid California Administrative Services credential

3. Bilingual (English/Spanish) 


Working Conditions/Physical Demands

1. The demands for this job are varied and wide-ranging. As such, the Executive Director handles detailed, complex concepts and problems, balances multiple tasks simultaneously, makes decisions based on available knowledge and input, and meets timelines.

2. This position requires work at a computer/video display terminal and desk as well as walking and standing for extended periods of time. May require travel to various locations. May require work evenings and weekends. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable a person with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job. 

3. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for this position. 


Statement of Non-Discrimination

Ceiba Public Schools does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, immigration status, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, race, color, ancestry, or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic that is contained in the definition of hate crimes set forth in California Penal Code section 422.55 in its programs and activities on the basis of age, actual or perceived race, actual or perceived gender, ethnicity, national origin, religion, disability, or sexual orientation. Ceiba complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure equal access to all quali?ed individuals with a disability. If you have any questions, please contact Ceiba Public Schools’ Talent Manager, Kate Watkins, at kate.watkins@ceibaprep.org


 

Requirements / Qualifications

Requirements / Qualifications

Supplemental Application Questions In addition to submitting the materials below, please answer the following questions in no more than 250 words each. Please use examples from your professional experience when answering. 1) How do aspects of the Executive Director role directly contribute to preparing students for success in college? How does the Executive Director lead the entire school community to get all Ceiba students ‘to and through’ college? 2) The Executive Director leads the organization in all areas. Describe your approach to decision making and a significant leadership decision which you made. How did this example encompass some of the following key areas (instructional, financial, risk-management, facilities or other significant aspects of an organization)? 3) The school community consists of many different stakeholders (Board, staff, students, parents/guardians and community members). What is your process for identifying and prioritizing needs and developing plans to address them including building broad-based participation in this process?

  • Answers to Supplemental Questions
  • Copy of Transcript
  • Letter of Introduction
  • Letter(s) of Recommendation (Please include three letters of recommendation.)
  • Resume


  • Administrative Services Credential

Supplemental Application Questions In addition to submitting the materials below, please answer the following questions in no more than 250 words each. Please use examples from your professional experience when answering. 1) How do aspects of the Executive Director role directly contribute to preparing students for success in college? How does the Executive Director lead the entire school community to get all Ceiba students ‘to and through’ college? 2) The Executive Director leads the organization in all areas. Describe your approach to decision making and a significant leadership decision which you made. How did this example encompass some of the following key areas (instructional, financial, risk-management, facilities or other significant aspects of an organization)? 3) The school community consists of many different stakeholders (Board, staff, students, parents/guardians and community members). What is your process for identifying and prioritizing needs and developing plans to address them including building broad-based participation in this process?

  • Answers to Supplemental Questions
  • Copy of Transcript
  • Letter of Introduction
  • Letter(s) of Recommendation (Please include three letters of recommendation.)
  • Resume


  • Administrative Services Credential

 


Application Deadline

Until Filled

Date Posted

1/10/2020

Contact

Number of Openings

1

Salary

Commensurate with Experience

Length of Work Year

Year-round

Employment Type

Full Time