The Executive Director is the key management leader of the Institute for School and Community Partnerships. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs, partner school operations, and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach.
This is a grant-funded position. Grant funded positions are time-limited and are contingent upon sufficient grant funding.
Lead the Institute for School and Community Partnerships in a manner that supports and guides the organization's mission as defined by the Board of Directors.
Work with the Board of Directors in order to fulfill the organization mission.
Work directly with the Dean of the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M-University-San Antonio to ensure that the Institute and its operations are aligned with the mission, vision, and goals of the college.
Communicate effectively with the Board and provide, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.
Monitor public school policy updates from TEA and legislative sessions.
Work closely with the Board of Directors to seek their involvement in policy decisions, fundraising, and to increase the overall visibility of the organization.
The Executive Director is the chief administrative officer of the partner schools and is the primary professional advisor to the Board. S/He is responsible for the development, supervision, and operation of the school program and facilities. The Executive Director and his/her direct reports shall attend all Board meetings, when feasible. Administrative participation shall be by professional counsel, guidance, and recommendation - as distinct from deliberation, debate, and voting of Board members.
Provide executive leadership in the areas of personnel, contracts, instructional and technology initiatives, professional and staff development, maintenance/operations and construction and ensure compliance with adopted policies and regulations.
Financial Performance and Viability:
Plan, develop, execute, and monitor, the Institute' s operating plan and annual budget.
Manage fundraising and develop other revenues necessary to support the Institute's mission.
Manage the fiscal integrity of the Institute, to include submission to the Board of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition and results of operations of the organization. Budget change requests must be submitted to the Board with justification.
Oversee fiscal management and ensure that the organization is operating within the approved budget. Ensure maximum resource utilization and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position.
Direct overall financial planning of partner school operations and the preparation and submission of the annual budget for the Institute.
Establish and maintain efficient procedures and effective controls for all expenditures of school-related funds in accordance with the adopted budgets for the Institute and operations of each individual school, subject to the direction and approval of the Board.
Act as purchasing agent for the Board and establish procedures for the purchase of materials and supplies.
Submit to the Board for approval a clear and detailed explanation of proposals of any expenditures of a substantial sum.
Manage implementation of the Institute's programs that carry out the organization's mission.
Supervise hiring and retention of competent, qualified staff.
Oversee effective administration of the Institute's operations.
Plan, execute arid evaluate program activities within the Institute for School and Community Partnerships.
Oversee marketing and other communications efforts.
Oversee organization Board and committee meetings.
Work with the Board to establish employment and administrative policies and procedures for all functions and for the day-to-day operation of the Institute.
Review and approve contracts for services.
Provide oversight of Senate Bill 1882 School Performance in coordination with local education agency administrators.
Build relationships with potential partners and facilitate the development of programs and services in support of goals and objectives.
Communicate all actions of the Board relating to personnel matters to all employees directly or through delegation; receive from employees all communications to be made to the Board; and hold such meetings of teachers and other employees as necessary for discussion of matters concerning improvement and welfare of schools.
Supervise methods of teaching, supervision, and administration in effect in the schools, including evaluation of teaching staff and other staff according to the law and according to performance contract requirements.
Administer development and maintenance of a positive educational program designed to meet community needs and carry out Board policies.
Formulate school objectives, policies, plans, and programs.
Prepare ( or cause to be prepared) and present facts and explanations necessary to the Board in its duty to partner schools.
Recommend to the Board for adoption all courses of study, curriculum guides, and major changes in texts and time schedules to be used in the partner schools.
Together with staff, study and revise all curriculum guides courses of study on a continuing basis.
Conduct an annual audit of total partner school programs.
Advise the Board on recommendations for educational advancement of partner school[s].
Keep informed of modem educational thought and practices by advanced study, visiting school systems, attending educational conferences, and other appropriate means.
Keep the Board informed of trends in education.
File, or cause to be filed, all reports required by state or federal law and accept responsibility for accuracy.
Maintain directly or through delegation personnel records and pupil accounting records as required by law and/or ISD board policy.
Organization Mission and Strategy:
Develop and manage strategic planning to ensure that the Institute can successfully fulfill its mission into the future.
Manage the enhancement of the Institute' s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic, and private organizations.
Implement Institute activities for the purpose of meeting University, College, and Institute strategic goals related to developing new and innovative partnerships for the COEHD.
Supervise and collaborate with organization staff.
Serve as the Institute's primary spokesperson to the organization's constituents, the media and the general public.
Establish and maintain relationships with various organizations and utilize those relationships to strategically enhance the Institute' s mission.
Work collaboratively with EC-12 school districts surrounding Texas A&M University-ÂSan Antonio
Work collaboratively with the School Partnership Coordinator, faculty members, staff, and leaders of the College of Education & Human Development
Perform other duties as assigned by the Dean and/or the Board of Directors.
Minimum Education/Experience: Terminal degree in Education or closely related field. Experience working with Texas Public Schools. Experience working in state, local or federal educational agencies. Experience working developing, implementing and evaluating educational programs. Experience developing andmanaging budgets. Experience facilitating cross-agency working groups composed of members from multiple organizations. Experience in the procurement and administration of external funding.
Documented experience with nonprofit management; experience in working with a Board of Directors; high level strategic thinking and planning; ability to envision and convey the organization's strategic future to the staff, board, volunteers, and donors; and documented success in establishing relationships with individuals and organizations of influence including funders, partner agencies and volunteers. In addition, the successful candidate must possess the following experience/skills:
Transparent and high integrity leadership.
Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff.
Solid organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation.
Strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making and reporting.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Strong public speaking ability.
Strong work ethic with a high degree of energy.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education Preference given to candidates who have documented EC-12 experience and experience with teacher or school leadership preparation at Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI). Because the Institute falls under the umbrella of Texas A&M University-San Antonio and A&M-SA is an HSI, preference will be given to candidates with experience working with diverse student bodies and within HSIs.
Special Instructions to Applicant: Applicants must complete an online profile and submit a letter of interest, a current CV /resume, and list of references to be considered. The final candidate will be required to provide official transcripts upon hire. Â
Additional Instructions to Applicant:
In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.
The Texas A&M University-San Antonio Institute for School and Community Partnerships is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse teacher candidate body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.
Please make sure to provide the following documents:
1) Online Application
2) Submit a letter of interest
3) Current CV / resume to include list of references to be considered
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