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Executive Director - Achieve Language Academy

Home Careers Executive Director - Achieve Language Academy
Submitted: February 2
Closing: none


Curtis Windham
Executive Director

Phone: 6517384875


Location Achieve Language Academy
2169 Stillwater Avenue E.
St. Paul, MN 55119
Categories Administrative
Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Salary Range Commensurate with Experience
Work Commitment Full-Time
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Job Description

● Exercise proactive leadership in promoting the mission and vision of the school
● Plan and prepare strategies which support and monitor the school goals and plans
● Provide staff supervision, conduct or oversee annual performance appraisals
● Promote and monitor all staff development
● Provide leadership for continuous school improvement

Curriculum and instruction
● Monitor the development, implementation and evaluation of curricular programs and ensure that all initiatives are student focused and aligned with the school mission and improvement plans
● Provide leadership in the articulation among all instructional levels as well as special services within the school
● Guide instructional staff toward ongoing assessment of student performance
● Promote and support effective instructional practice
● Provide leadership in identifying and requiring appropriate teaching materials and equipment
● Provide leadership in the development of technology plans and purchasing of equipment

● Monitor internal and external communication systems
● Maintain contact with the state department of education and other agencies/organizations for the
exchange of information to enhance the ongoing efficiency and effectiveness of the school
● Oversee communication system between school and parents
● Serve as liaison between the school and the authorizer
● Provide assistance to the School Board regarding meeting agendas, Board development and other board duties

Learning environment and student management
● Guide the process of effective dissemination of information between teachers and parents
● Monitor reporting systems involving health and safety of students
● Provide and communicate clear expectations for student learning environment and behavior
● Develop yearly student schedules
● Oversee development and implementation of student/parent activities
● Ensure that all state and federal guidelines and rules regarding students are followed
Resource allocation and management
● Exercise proactive leadership in organizing the schools resources to best meet the needs of all students
● Prepare and management the school’s annual budget
● Monitor all internal systems of the school and make recommendations to the School Board
● Oversee long term capital improvement needs
● Monitor ongoing building maintenance and budget
● Oversee and monitor all grant proposal processes
● Oversee authorizer renewal processes
● Coordinate business functions with instructional activities of the school
● Address problems within the school systems and design procedures and policies to address these areas of concern

● Ensure that the school adheres to all applicable state and federal laws and regulations
● Ensure that school meets the requirements of the contract with the school’s authorizer
● Oversee the collection and analysis of data related to the school goals for annual report and ensure annual report is completed
● Ensure that all annual state and federal grants and reports are completed and filed
● Direct and supervise the development, maintenance, updating, and distribution of School Board policies and procedures
● Oversee the development and implementation of yearly student recruitment plan

● Provide and communicate clear expectations for staff
● Ensure that all state and federal laws regarding personnel are in compliance
● Monitor and facilitate resolution of staff conflict
● Promote and support professional development of all staff within the school.
● Oversee the recruitment and selection of all staff and provide appropriate orientation and training


● Experience with non-profit governance structure
● Experience in non-profit and/or school finance structures
● Previous executive level leadership roles
● BA +5 years of experience or Masters level degree in business, education or a related field

● Valid MN principal or superintendent licensure
● 5 years of successful teaching experience
● Administrative experience in supervision and staff evaluation
● Effective oral and written communication skills
● Ability to work cooperatively with all stakeholders as partners, including parents, community
members and staff

Institution Description

Achieve Language Academy is a free, public charter school locate in St. Paul, Minnesota. We are a community of learners in grades prekindergarten through 8th grade. Achieve is built on the following beliefs:

● Good schools transform communities
● Community is created by shared values and common goals
● All children can learn and achieve
● Education is essential to a fulfilling life

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