Sedona Charter School has an opening for an Executive Director to begin in July 2020 or possibly sooner.
The Executive Director is charged with driving and promoting the school mission, vision, and strategic plan. This person will provide the leadership, support, and coordination necessary for the teaching staff, Governing Council, and school volunteers to do their jobs effectively, and will provide effective monitoring of school operations, maintenance of school and financial records, and oversight of school policies and agreements.
• Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree preferred.
• Preference given to candidates with demonstrated leadership and management experience at a non-profit or educational institution.
• Proven record of collaborative leadership.
• Willing to champion Montessori education in and outside the school community.
• Strong personal integrity and commitment to ensuring school operations run in accordance with policy and law.
• Ability to see “the big picture” and think strategically to achieve and maintain the school mission and organizational health.
• Excellent interpersonal skills — ability to motivate and work with a variety of personalities and functions (parents, teachers, school board, state officials, vendor representatives), on the telephone and in person.
• Ability to bring people together in support of our mission.
• Excellent communications skills, including a sound knowledge of proper grammar and spelling.
• Outstanding organizational skills: Ability to continually streamline and update processes and materials to create highest level of operating efficiency.
• Familiarity with data and trend analysis.
• Promote a culture of professionalism, inclusion, and commitment to the school mission, vision, and strategic plan.
• Ensure that financial and school records and contracts are up-to-date, accurate, and in compliance with state and Charter requirements — and that they are delivered to appropriate people or organizations in a timely manner.
• Ensure that school is operating within government regulations.
• Maintain a positive high-profile image of the school within the Sedona community.
• Provide opportunities for collaboration in pursuit of the school mission, vision, and strategic plan.
• Work with Principal Educators to facilitate ongoing analysis of learner outcomes and school effectiveness, including publishing systems that promote consistency and continuity of the curriculum.
• Ensure oversight of school activities by qualified staff.
• Ensure that facilities are well-maintained and meet government standards.
• Coordinate and at times initiate non-classroom-related volunteer activities.
Salary range varies depending on experience and qualifications. Benefits include fully paid health insurance and participation in Arizona State Retirement pension program.
Time commitment: full-time plus Governing Council meetings during the school year, with reduced hours during the summer.