Our purpose is to prepare our 16,000 TK-12 students for success in college, career, and life. We are Company - 40 community-based public charter schools in California and Tennessee.
Company is seeking a strategic, thoughtful, and equity-minded leader to support our financial health and sustainability, building on our 20 year history of serving students and families and leading us into our next era. If you are a leader who is excited by large, complex organizations and are deeply committed to equity in education for all students, we want to get to know you.
What You Will Do:
The Chief of Staff to the Chief Schools Officer (CSO) supervises on a constant, ongoing basis the translation of the Company’s educational philosophy, goals, and objectives into active terms that directly benefit each individual Area Superintendent, Regional Office and School Leader, and Student. S/he assists the Chief Schools Officer substantially and effectively in the task of providing leadership in developing, achieving, and maintaining the best possible educational programs and services in each of the four regions and forty schools. Additionally, s/he supervises staff members designated by the Chief Schools Officer. This role reports to the Chief Schools Officer and works collaboratively as a member of the Company Superintendents Team and other Home Office designated working groups.
Skills and Abilities:
Data Conception: Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, structural or composite characteristics (whether similar or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people or things.
Interpersonal Communication: Requires the ability to speak and/or signal people to convey or exchange information. Includes giving instructions, assignments or directions to subordinates or assistants.
Language Ability: Requires the ability to read a variety of correspondence, reports, forms, newsletters, schedules, manuals, invoices, requisitions, menus, recipes, journals, etc. Requires the ability to prepare correspondence, reports, forms, evaluations, procedures, charts, surveys, articles, bid specifications, brochures, news releases, handbooks, budgets, etc., using prescribed formats and conforming to all rules of punctuation, grammar, diction, and style. Requires the ability to speak before groups of people with poise, voice control and confidence.
Intelligence: Requires the ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagrammatic form; and to deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, to follow oral and written instructions. Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently in a variety of technical or professional languages including medical, legal, accounting and marketing terminology.
Interpersonal Temperament: Requires the ability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving instructions. Must be adaptable to performing under stress and when confronted with emergency situations.
Provide oversight and direction related to each Region’s student support services, parental relations, parental and community involvement, supports the Regional teams with crisis management.
Collaborate with schools, Student Support Coordinators and other staff on universal interventions for students such as peer mediation, conflict mediation, etc.
Prepare and contribute to the preparation of reports, briefings, presentations and responses on strategic and tactical issues from the Chief Schools Officers’ office as appropriate.
Direct all facets of the daily operations of the Office of the Chief Schools Officer
Support Student Support Coordinators in problem-solving around specific non-academic issues, including 504s and crisis response and compliance
Plan, organize and manage mental health counseling intern process
Analyze data related to counseling efficacy across Company including, but not limited to, behavior referrals, attendance, suspension and expulsion data and academic data
Build capacity within Company’s counseling and social-emotional learning programs; or provide guidance to the appropriate resources.
Manage coaching and training of Student Support Coordinators and Counselors
Build capacity within regions to support behavioral and social-emotional growth for students through collaboration with other Home Office teams, Student Support Coordinators, schools, staff, students, parents and community agencies
Manage resources used in support of social-emotional learning and counseling
Support schools in hiring and coaching highly qualified counseling professionals within a region and throughout Company
Create long-term strategic planning and ensure quality and compliance for counseling programs, student and family supports and staff across Company
Participate with the Chief Schools Officer and other senior team members in strategic planning, policy development and problem resolution of complex issues and needs that impacts the work of the Area Superintendents and Regional team members
Attend meetings as designated by the Chief Schools Officer
Analyze and manage sensitive issues that arise frequently in the rapidly changing environment of the Chief Schools Officer, Regional Teams, and schools
Provide communication counsel and support to the Chief Schools Officer to ensure that Company strategy, objectives, and performance are effectively communicated to external and internal audiences
Assist with matters related to policy development, legislation, intergovernmental relations that pertains to student support services and any other related services on the MTSS spectrum
Perform other related work as required.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred
Experience as a school leader or regional/ Home Office director preferred.
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