Virtual Work Environment
Massachusetts Charter Public School Association, Inc
Founded in 2001, the Massachusetts Charter Public School Association (MCPSA) serves more than 70 schools and 42,000 students. It has an extensive history of supporting and advocating for charter schools across the state and is currently in a period of exciting organizational growth. Massachusetts public charter schools are widely recognized as one of the highest performing charter sectors in the country. The mission of MCPSA is to create and protect the conditions that will enable the public charter sector to thrive, contributing toward the common goal of all children having equitable access to high-quality schools.
Reporting to the Managing Director of Capacity Building Network, the Director of Capacity Building Network provides capacity building supports to all charter schools in Massachusetts by creating high quality Statewide Community of Practice professional development sessions. In addition, the Director project manages key strategic initiatives of the Gateway City Charter Alliance (GCCA) and the Suburban and Rural Charter Alliance (SRCA) through partnering with the Alliance Chairs and MCPSA staff. Through this work, the Director deepens the relationship that charter schools have with each other and creates high quality tools, systems, and processes to address regional member needs and support school quality.
- Work with the chairs of the CGGA and SRCA to project manage the regional alliances, moving existing and new projects from ideation through completion, including managing strategic Capacity Building Network projects for the Alliances from beginning to end, developing tools and systems to meet regional member needs, and organize, plan, schedule, facilitate, and document regular Alliance (and subcommittee) meetings;
- Plan and execute all statewide Community of Practice professional development meetings;
- Plan and execute Board Governance support, including development and implementation of webinars and any in-person meetings with members of charter school boards;
- Provide support to the New Leader Program, which provides support to new charter school leaders;
- Collaborate with advocacy team to support regional advocacy objectives as needed;
- Facilitate school-to-school visits as needed;
- Manage peer-to-peer listserv facilitation;
- Assume responsibility for and implement improvements to the MCPSA Knowledge Center;
- Provide support for college success work as needed, including data analysis and management of university MOUs;
- 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.
- Advanced degree with a 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.
- Passion for MCPSA’s mission and an unwavering commitment to educational equality.
- Deep knowledge about K-12 education practice, essential components of high performing charter schools, and best practices serving high needs students, especially students with disabilities and English learners.
- Skilled at using data to inform programmatic decisions within the context of a school.
- Capacity or experience in providing support to programs with multiple sites, preferably in a K-12 charter school setting, and ability to manage external partners involved with the implementation of such programs.
- Familiarity with and/or established relationships with charter schools/leaders in gateway and suburban/rural regions of Massachusetts.
- Energetic, flexible, self-motivated, collaborative, and proactive.
- 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.
- Skilled at building collaboration among a diverse range of stakeholders with unique needs and goals.
- Ability to work independently in a virtual environment requiring proficiency with Microsoft Office, Google Docs, 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 staff across the state, and to provide required on-site leadership.
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 is required.
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.
MCPSA offers a competitive compensation package commensurate with experience, including base salary, bonus, health, dental, life and disability insurance, retirement contributions, and paid time off.
Minimum Education Required