Competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Competitive benefits package.
Internal Number: 001
The Board of Directors of IDEA Public Schools seeks a proven executive leader who is committed to our mission and embodies our core values. The Superintendent/CEO will quickly and accurately identify the key elements that have contributed to the success of IDEA Public Schools and build on those strengths, while evolving and adapting to a changing educational landscape across diverse communities and in multiple regions and states.
Characteristics of Superintendent/CEO:
Outstanding candidates for this role will possess the following characteristics:
Visionary leadership that can invest internal and external stakeholders in our mission of college for all.
Ability to sustain and foster a strong organizational culture and alignment across all of our 10,000 employees.
Experience leading large and complex organizations with diverse operational and regulatory environments.
Ability to develop strategy, align resources, implement plans with fidelity, assess progress, and address gaps to achieve strong and consistently high results across all functional areas.
An unwavering commitment to upholding and fulfilling all fiduciary responsibilities with integrity.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Impeccable credibility and ability to create and maintain strong relationships built on trust and transparency with staff, students, families, funders, and public officials.
Responsibilities and Duties:
Embrace accountability for the success of every IDEA student.
Effectively and prudently manage a $1 billion budget and direct academic, operational, and institutional priorities of our organization.
Work strategically with an engaged and effective Board and guide IDEA’s evolution and continuous innovation and improvement.
Understand all aspects of the academic, operational, and financial functions of the organization and regularly evaluate their impact on our organizational goals.
Demonstrate skill in anticipating, managing, and resolving conflict.
Promote goal-oriented performance across all teams.
Ensure IDEA has the human capital necessary to carry out all school and organizational functions effectively and within budget across all regions and states.
Promote a positive work environment that fosters high staff morale and excellence.
Implement Board policy and develop administrative procedures and regulations to manage school operations. Recommend policy updates and adoptions to the Board.
Remain informed of developments in local, state, and federal laws and policies and ensure compliance with all applicable requirements.
Ensure all school facilities are properly maintained and that adequate provision is made for the safety of students, employees, and other users of school facilities.
Communicate with legal counsel on litigation and compliance matters as directed by the Board.
The Superintendent/CEO must currently live in or be willing to relocate to one of the following Texas regions: Austin, San Antonio, or Rio Grande Valley preferred (other major Texas regions may be considered). Additionally, the Superintendent/CEO should expect regular travel to IDEA’s other regions of operation in Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Ohio and Arkansas.
Master’s or Doctoral degree in business, management, educational administration preferred. (MBA, JD or exit level degree in other fields also considered)
Texas (or other state) superintendent certificate, other appropriate certification preferred, or demonstrated executive experience may be substituted.
Thorough knowledge of school law, school finance, curriculum and instruction, or school rating/accountability systems. For non-educator applicants, demonstrated knowledge of compliance and complex regulatory environments, connections with education and non-profit sector work may substitute.
Ability to manage budget and personnel.
Ability to cultivate a safe, collaborative, inclusive and empowering culture and climate.
An established understanding and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Ability to interpret policy, procedures, and data.
Exceptional organizational, communication, public relations, and interpersonal skills.
IDEA Public Schools believes that each and every child can go to college. Since 2000, IDEA Public Schools has grown from a small school with 150 students to the fastest-growing network of tuition-free, Pre-K-12 public charter schools in the United States.
IDEA Public Schools boasts national rankings on The Washington Post and U.S. News & World Report’s top high schools lists. IDEA and its affiliates serve nearly 75,000 college-bound students in 137 schools across Texas, Southern Louisiana and Florida with campuses also opening in Ohio and Arkansas.