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Director of Charter School

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7/17/2013
Carol Hill
chill@darnallcharter.org
619-582-1822
1
Year Round Calendar
Full Time
8/16/2013 4:00 PM Pacific
Competitive based on experience
Date Posted:
7/17/2013
Application Deadline:
8/16/2013 4:00 PM Pacific
Employment Type:
Full Time
Length of Work Year:
Year Round Calendar
Salary:
Competitive based on experience
Number Openings: (At time of posting)
1
Contact: Carol Hill Email: chill@darnallcharter.org Phone: 619-582-1822
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Darnall Charter School

 

Position Description

 

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Title: Director

 

Reports to: Board of Directors

 

Salary Range:  Competitive based on experience

 

 

Basic Function

 

The Director is the Chief Executive Officer of the school and non-profit corporation.  The Director is responsible for the administration and leadership of the school and non-profit corporation within the established rules and regulation of the Governing Board. 

 

 

General Description

 

The Director works collaboratively with the Board, Instruction Leader, staff and designated committees, using a consensus model to administer the school as a whole.  The Director is ultimately responsible to the Board for designated outcomes, and the Board delegates to the Director the power to make decisions concerning the internal operations of the school.  The Director delegates authority to other staff as appropriate.  As the Chief Education Officer, the Director defines and communicates the mission of the school, oversees curriculum and instruction, supervises personnel and operations, monitors student progress, and creates a climate in which learning is valued.

 

 

Representative Duties (non-exhaustive):

 

Superintendent CEO

  • Primary staff liaison with board
  • Lead Board development and relations
  • Reports to Board of Directors and is responsible for all negotiations for contracts, deeds and facilities negotiations
  • Engage and oversee public, media, political relations
  • Policy development and implementation oversight
  • Oversee legal compliance and documentation for the school
  • Oversee legal compliance and documentation for the Board (Brown Act, etc)
  • Develops Board Agendas
  • Submits district, state, and federal compliance documents
  • Prepare and deliver reports on areas of responsibility
  • Administrative oversight
  • Drafts one- and five- year strategic plans
  • Leads development efforts (enrollment, expansion)
  • Completes Board assigned tasks

 

Organization

  • Establish and follow effective collaborative governance process
  • Establish effective administrative organization with clear lines of authority and delegation
  • Promote a school culture of learning, respect and interpersonal effectiveness
  • Oversee with external providers and related programs (preschool, 6 to 6, CBET)
  • Develop master program of the school, including room and teacher assignments
  • Develop school calendar

 

Business-Operations

  • Oversee budget development and implementation
  • Submits financial statements to Board
  • Drafts and implements fiscal policies
  • Site maintenance and operations oversight
  • Oversee safety compliance
  • Liaison with Business Manager or business service provider
  • School safety oversight and management
  • Liaison with Prime Time and other external providers
  • Oversee materials supply
  • Develop and Implement Long Term facilities plan

 

Human Resources

  • Human resources oversight
  • Labor relations
  • Personnel committee chair
  • Salary recommendations
  • Create and revise job descriptions
  • Implement personnel policies (including Conflict Resolution procedures)
  • Personnel recruiting, hiring, and dismissal
  • Provide staff with professional and personal support
  • Personnel supervisor-instructional leader, executive assistant
  • Performance improvement/or letter of reprimand oversight
  • Student-teacher-parent complaints (high risk)
  • Conducts staff evaluations
  • Oversee other aspects of human resources

 

Achievement-Testing

  • Oversee progress on state and federal accountability measures
  • Creates Board report on state and local accountability measures
  • Oversee state testing (including STAR, Aprenda, CELDT, and PE)
  • Oversee designation and redesignation of ELL

 

 

Professional Development

  • Oversee Professional Development

 

Student Services

  • Administrator for Special Education (Darnall is its own LEA for Special Ed)
  • Special Education Program Oversight
  • Representative to Special Education Consortium and El Dorado SELPA

 

Curriculum

  • Oversee selection of school curriculum
  • Oversee the implementation of curriculum and programming

 

Parent-Community Involvement

  • Public, media, political relations
  • Draft and oversee parent policies
  • Implements student expulsion policies
  • Oversee parent and community relations
  • Implement student suspension policies
  • Conduct ELAC meeting
  • Oversee parent liaison
  • Student-parent-teacher complaints

 

Overarching Roles

  • Implements provisions of Charter
  • Leads Charter review and renewal process
  • Lead Darnall to achieve its mission vision and goals
  • Assess school needs and create effective plans to meet those needs
  • School safety manager

 

Leadership and Ethical Conduct

  • Demonstrate skills in decision-making, problem-solving, managing change, planning, managing conflict, and evaluating 
  • Model personal and professional ethics, integrity, justice, and fairness and expect the same behaviors from others 
  • Make and communicate decisions based upon relevant data and research about effective teaching and learning, leadership, management practices, and equity 
  • Encourage and inspire others to higher levels of performance, commitment, and motivation 
  • Protect the rights and confidentiality of students and staff 

 

 

Requisite Abilities

 

Must be willing to work in/with and support a collaborative model

Operate standard office equipment and related software applications

Communicate effectively orally and in writing

Lead the implementation of research-based teaching practice and to coach teachers in the implementation of strategies which lead to improvement of instruction

Possess the skill and insight to analyze school achievement data and lead the staff in constantly studying, evaluating, and modifying current instructional practice to accelerate students’ academic achievement

Manage site budgets and other resources in support of the instructional goals of the site

Conduct objective observation of instructional practices and student learning in classrooms

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others

Plan and organize work

Meet schedules and time lines

Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action Maintain records and prepare reports

 

Work independently with little direction

Read, interpret, apply, and explain rules, regulations, policies, and procedures

 

 

Qualifications

 

Teaching credential, 3 years teaching experience (minimum), master’s degree, and Administrative Credential or will obtain per mutual agreement upon hire.  Charter and Administrative experience preferred.

 

Requirements for Applying

Letter of Interest Resume Three Letters of Recommendations (one must be specific to this job posting) Copy of Current Teaching Credential

  • Credential Copy
  • Letter of Introduction
  • Letter(s) of Recommendation (Please provide three Letters of Recommendations)
  • Resume

    Requirements for Applying

    Letter of Interest Resume Three Letters of Recommendations (one must be specific to this job posting) Copy of Current Teaching Credential

    • Credential Copy
    • Letter of Introduction
    • Letter(s) of Recommendation (Please provide three Letters of Recommendations)
    • Resume

      Founded in 1993 by a group of committed and dedicated educators, Darnall Charter School is a collaborative learning sanctuary that ensures academic excellence for every student. Authorized by San Diego Unified School District, Darnall Charter School is located in the heart of the Redwood Village community, where we provide approximately 600+ students in grades K-8 a comprehensive education. We are seeking a strong, dynamic Director to lead our school to the next level of achievement and growth through innovation, collaboration, and commitment. You are confident, proactive, independent, as well as, a collaborative decision-maker. You are a persuasive communicator who inspires results from others. Preferably you have leadership experience in a charter school and a deep understanding of, and appreciation for, the challenges in fostering a collaborative environment in an innovative, socially responsible, and diverse academic institution. You inspire a vibrant and constructive learning environment. You should be enthusiastic about serving a culturally diverse population. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to: • Foster the academic and social success of all students • Build positive relationships with families and engage them in the life of the school • Serve as primary liaison with the Board of Directors and lead Board development and relations • Communicate effectively in written, oral, and interpersonal contexts • Build a positive, productive, and forward-thinking school culture • Present a clear vision while still welcoming input in collaborative processes • Manage multiple tasks while remaining focused on core goals • Live the values of integrity, respect, service, and responsibility • Maintain a sense of humor and perspective under pressure • Maintain and model a high ethical standard of professional conduct for staff, faculty, students, parents and the community

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      Darnall Charter School



      Application Deadline: 8/16/2013 4:00 PM Pacific

      Founded in 1993 by a group of committed and dedicated educators, Darnall Charter School is a collaborative learning sanctuary that ensures academic excellence for every student. Authorized by San Diego Unified School District, Darnall Charter School is located in the heart of the Redwood Village community, where we provide approximately 600+ students in grades K-8 a comprehensive education. We are seeking a strong, dynamic Director to lead our school to the next level of achievement and growth through innovation, collaboration, and commitment. You are confident, proactive, independent, as well as, a collaborative decision-maker. You are a persuasive communicator who inspires results from others. Preferably you have leadership experience in a charter school and a deep understanding of, and appreciation for, the challenges in fostering a collaborative environment in an innovative, socially responsible, and diverse academic institution. You inspire a vibrant and constructive learning environment. You should be enthusiastic about serving a culturally diverse population. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to: • Foster the academic and social success of all students • Build positive relationships with families and engage them in the life of the school • Serve as primary liaison with the Board of Directors and lead Board development and relations • Communicate effectively in written, oral, and interpersonal contexts • Build a positive, productive, and forward-thinking school culture • Present a clear vision while still welcoming input in collaborative processes • Manage multiple tasks while remaining focused on core goals • Live the values of integrity, respect, service, and responsibility • Maintain a sense of humor and perspective under pressure • Maintain and model a high ethical standard of professional conduct for staff, faculty, students, parents and the community

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