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Tucson, AZ - Director of New School Development

at Academy of Math and Science

Posted: 4/2/2019
Job Reference #: 8a7885ac6937f5e701694bd6f8a35d67
Keywords: manager

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Position: Tucson, AZ - Director of New School Development
Job Id: 375
# of Openings: 1

Academies of Math and Science - 2016 Arizona Charter School of the Year
Best Place to Work Runner-Up - 2018 Reader's Choice Awards
For Today’s Scholars - Tomorrow’s Global Visionaries
Director of New School Development - Relocate to Tucson, AZ
We are one of Arizona’s highest performing charter school networks in low income communities and the most rapidly growing, currently serving 4000 students and next year 6000 with the goal of expanding out of state in 2-3 years.

Are you passionate about providing a high-quality education to at-risk areas and contributing to the growth of a high-performing, STEM-focused school network in those areas? As part of the AMS family, your role as the Director of New School Development is to oversee compliance with the Arizona Department of Education, Arizona State Board for Charter Schools, as well as to develop competitive grant (Charter School Program) and new school applications both in and out of state and serve as the liaison and compliance manager for those grants and charters.

Qualified candidates must have:
  • Exceptional writing skills with a high level of consciousness and comfort being the last person to review documents and submissions to authorizing and oversight entities
  • High level of organization and ability to work with colleagues in an oversight capacity without a formal managerial role over them
  • Knowledge of best practices in other charter school networks across the nation
  • Deep comprehensive knowledge of school program design including the following components: parent engagement, curriculum, instructional methodologies including various pedagogical philosophies
  • At least high-level knowledge of special education, enrollment, and authorizer practices in one or more states
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, especially Word and Excel
  • Prior experience writing Charter School Program or other competitive federal grant applications in education, new school applications to Arizona or other authorizers, and responsibility for ongoing compliance with a state authorizer as well as department of education
  • Existing relationships at the Arizona Department of Education and Arizona State Board for Charter Schools
Responsibilities will involve the following items:
  • Acting as liaison and creating strong relationships with CSP, ADE, ASBCS offices
  • Authorizer
    • Submitting and verifying amendment requests for detail and compliance with all authorizer requirements
    • Writing new school applications
    • Overseeing and preparing each campus for authorizer visits according to requirements
  • Charter School Program
    • Writing applications
    • Ensuring compliance with grant requirements
    • Overseeing all audits
  • Project management
    • Enlisting the support of colleagues for assistance with application in areas requiring specific expertise
    • Overseeing the coordinated efforts of people across many departments for the above purpose.
We want dynamic, motivated, self-starters who:
  • Are highly detail-oriented, analytical, and driven to meet deadlines
  • Dream big and constantly strive for improvement
  • Excel in fast-paced environments under deadlines and high performance expectations
  • Believe that with the right group of people, a school in a low-income neighborhood can achieve superior results to any other given school
  • Crave constructive criticism and opportunities to improve
  • Possess exceptional critical and creative thinking skills
Why work for us?
  • Supportive, collaborative culture with intelligent and driven coworkers and leaders to learn from
  • The chance to truly make a difference in the lives of children who may not otherwise have access to a high-quality education
  • Extensive opportunities for career mobility/advancement as our schools and network continue to grow by roughly 30% each year
  • Competitive salaries and bonus pay
  • Full benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401k (with employer contributions), PTO, and disability and life insurance
Interested in working with us?
Apply through the link below. Please include:
  • A detailed resume describing your experience and accomplishments
  • A cover letter showcasing your written communication skills and demonstrating your alignment with the AMS mission and competencies
Compensation: $65,000 - $85,000 annually, DOE.

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