The MCPSA is the first charter public school association in the U.S. to conduct a statewide survey of charter public school board members’ professional development needs. In response to that survey, the MCPSA is creating a new role to expand existing programming, develop new programs to meet current and future board members’ needs, and ensure that charter public school governance is high quality. Through developing and implementing programming and providing technical support to charter public school board members, the Director of School Supports, Governance will contribute to the overall quality of the Massachusetts charter public school sector.
Reporting to the Managing Director of School Supports, the Director of School Supports, Governance provides governance capacity building support for all member schools and is responsible for the development, coordination, and implementation of MCPSA’s governance initiatives, including proactive board communications and resources, statewide professional development for board members, school leader succession planning resources and supports, an academy for new board leadership, responsive technical support to boards, and board member recruitment efforts. The ideal candidate will be a seasoned leader with the ability to build relationships and communicate with a wide range of charter school board members and leaders.
- Plan, coordinate, and implement statewide professional development for MCPSA members’ boards
- Design and implement new governance support programming
- Serve as first point of contact for board members seeking technical assistance
- Maintain and grow up-to-date archive of governance resources
- Work with member schools to maintain up-to-date board membership and contact information
- Build and maintain a regular cadence of proactive communication with board members
- Oversee board member surveys
- Manage external governance partners
- Facilitate board member virtual networking
- All other projects, activities, and tasks as assigned by the Managing Director of the Capacity Building Network or the Chief of Policy and School Supports
- Minimum of 7 years of experience and a track record in program management and collaboration, preferably in a K-12 charter school setting in Massachusetts
- Deep knowledge about quality governance practice
- Skilled at building collaboration among a diverse range of stakeholders with unique needs and goals
- Strong communication skills, with the ability to develop and deliver high quality presentations and materials
- Passion for MCPSA’s mission and an unwavering commitment to educational equity
- Skilled at using data to inform programmatic decisions within the context of a school
- Energetic, flexible, self-motivated, collaborative, proactive, and entrepreneurially-oriented
- Exceptional time management and project management skills, unwavering attention to detail, and a proven track record of successfully working in a virtual environment with limited direct supervision
- Ability to manage external partners involved with the implementation programs
- Ability to work independently in a virtual environment (with occasional in-person events) requiring proficiency with Microsoft Office, Google Suite, data management programs, and quick mastery and utilization of other online communication and project management tools.
- Ability to travel in-state to establish relationships with charter school leaders and board members across the state, and to provide required on-site leadership
- Advanced degree preferred
Location and Hours: This full-time position is available immediately. MCPSA is a virtual organization with team members working remotely throughout the state. Frequent in-state travel to schools and in-person meetings requires a valid driver’s license and reliable access to a vehicle.
Compensation: MCPSA offers a competitive compensation package, including five weeks of paid time off, annual bonus, health, dental, life and disability insurance, and retirement contributions. The base salary range for this position is $90,000-$100,000.
Notice of non-discrimination:
The Massachusetts Charter Public School Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks to hire staff who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. MCPSA does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, age, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or affectional preference, gender identity and expression, disability, citizenship, veteran or military status and other personal characteristics protected by law. All applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected characteristics.