Rhode Island League of Charter Schools ( learn more )

Paul Cuffee School

Providence, Rhode Island ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 4260987
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : May 15, 2023
  • Starting Date: To Be Determined

Job Description

Our client, the Rhode Island League of Charter Schools, is currently seeking an Executive Director to join their growing organization. The position is hybrid and based in Providence, Rhode Island.

The Rhode Island League of Charter Schools mission is to advocate for its members by supporting charter public schools as leaders in expanding choice and supporting and informing the public-school reform movement across the state. The League, founded in 2001, is guided by the directors of the member schools and provides a forum for advocacy, sharing of best practices, and collaboration.

The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the organization’s general development, management, and operations, including all initiatives, strategic planning, membership services, fundraising, financial planning and management, policy activities, communications, Board relations and external relations.

Organizational Leadership and Sustainability
  • Lead the development and execution of the organization’s vision and agenda
  • Oversee the development of a long-term strategic plan and annual goals that align with the plan/policies
  • Lead the development of a sustainable, diversified funding base for the League
  • Develop and manage an accurately forecasted League budget that it is aligned with the League’s strategic plan
  • Participate actively with the League’s Executive Committee, providing informed input into the key organization-wide challenges, directions, and decisions of the League
  • Plan and coordinate League activities that promote and align with the mission, goals, and strategic plan of the organization
  • Manage League staff, interns, and outside contractors
  • Work closely with League legal counsel in developing and implementing League legal strategies and positions; advancing legal positions before federal, state, and local government agencies; interpreting legislation, regulations, and policies affecting League members; drafting proposed revisions to legislation, regulations, and policies; providing technical legal assistance to League members; and governing the affairs of the organization
  • Collaborate with public affairs partners on planning and execution of all strategic communications, public affairs and government relations activities
Direct School Support
  • Provide direct assistance and ongoing support to existing League schools to ensure their effectiveness and compliance with accountability standards
  • Provide technical assistance in the preparation and planning of applications for prospective individuals and groups interested in opening and operating a charter public school
  • Provide specific onboarding to new League members which includes welcome call/meeting, sharing League strategic plan, bylaws, and support and connecting new members to a veteran member
External Relations
  • Formulate and communicate effective messaging and relations with member schools, other organizations, policymakers, researchers, the media, and the general public
  • Work with partners to coordinate the development of the League’s legislative strategies and package
  • Serve as liaison between the League and the Office of the Governor, the RI General Assembly, the RI Department of Education and the State Board of Education
  • Participate on various committees, panels, work teams, and task groups as appropriate, representing the League
  • Present and represent the League’s vision, values, priorities, strategic choices and points of view to internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated experience with state policy, advocacy and an understanding of Charter schools
  • Vision-oriented thinking that translates into execution of successful tactile plans
  • Ability to point to specific examples of having developed and executed strategies that resulted in organizational and financial growth
  • Superior writing, speaking, analytical and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate and build consensus with different audiences and community partners
  • Experience with MS Office Suite
  • Bachelors degree in related education or public policy is required, graduate degree preferred
Salary Range: $100,000 to $115,000

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  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : State-level Positions > Director/Division Director
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    Established in 2001, Paul Cuffee School is a K-12 public charter school of choice that educates a diverse community of more than 800 students from the City of Providence, Rhode Island. We respect each individual and the world we share. This quality of our community is central to our mission, which is as follows: In the spirit of Paul Cuffee’s life, we teach students to value and practice personal initiative, perseverance, and social responsibility. Our School accomplishes these goals through a rigorous academic program which, enriched with maritime experiences, fosters discovery and critical thinking. We prepare students for higher education, lifelong learning, and active citizenship.

    Students are admitted by a state mandated, randomized public lottery. Siblings and children of employees who live in Providence are given a waiting list preference. More than 90% of our predominantly low-income urban population identifies as BIPOC, and 13% have diagnosed special needs. Social and civic responsibility, life-long learning, and academic achievement distinguish our community as does our inclusive school culture, small class sizes and differentiated instruction. In 2022, Paul Cuffee High School was ranked by US News and World Report among the top ten public high schools in Rhode Island. While we are proud of this recognition, we are committed to improving student outcomes every year and work together to ensure that every student is receiving high quality instruction, standards-aligned curriculum, and the educational resources and learning experiences they need to develop their full potential. Learn more about us...

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