Director of Charter Schools Partnership

St. Louis
Jan 17, 2021
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Director of Charter Schools Partnership
Location: St. Louis
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 35385
Hiring Department College of Education Responsibilities

The University of Missouri St. Louis is the university sponsor for seven charter schools in St. Louis. The Executive Director creates and directs all systems related to the compliance, support, and evaluation of those schools and the operation of those schools.

Characteristic Duties

  • Advances and revises as appropriate the University's vision for charter school sponsorship; works with institutional leaders to determine the role of sponsorship in institutional strategic planning and goal-setting; develops a strategic plan for sponsorship aligned with University mission and goals that advances the University in its strategic directions. Manages all aspects of charter school sponsorship in coordination with the College of Education Dean.
  • Notifies UMSL and College of Education leadership regarding issues or concerns that might have direct implications for the institution, including its reputation.
  • Develops and monitors the sponsorship budget in coordination with the College of Education Fiscal Officer and Dean.
  • Develops and revises school and board annual accountability plans and requirements; regularly monitors and evaluates compliance with requirements; compiles, evaluates and reports on school and board compliance data; makes recommendations about whether to and how to intervene in board and/or school operations including decisions regarding charter suspension, revocation, and/or non-renewal.
  • Collaborates with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) in conjunction with UMSL’s charter school oversight responsibilities.
  • Conducts compliance visits; directs the compilation of site visit reports and recommendations for sponsored school’s leaders and board of directors.
  • Provides support for professional learning needs, financial oversight, human resource assistance, and other operations required to meet state and federal statutes.
  • Regularly attends and participates in charter school board meetings, retreats and other charter board and school faculty, staff and parent meetings as appropriate.
  • Collaborates with state and national sponsors/authorizers. Attends state meetings of public charter school sponsors.
  • Engages with other stakeholder organizations, including but not limited to the Missouri Charter Public School Association (MCPSA) and the Missouri Charter Public School Commission (MCPSC).
  • As appropriate, connects University faculty, staff, and students to each charter school to provide support.
  • Supervises an administrative assistant and consultants.
Minimum QualificationsA Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 6 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary Preferred Qualifications
  • Has strong relationship-building skills.
  • Has strong analysis and problem-solving skills.
  • Has strong organizational skills.
  • Has strong writing and public speaking/presentation skills.
  • Has K-12 teaching and/or school leadership experience.
  • Has deep understanding of education in urban settings, with commitment and knowledge to actively and effectively pursue educational equity in access and outcomes.
  • Knows how to develop and implement systematic structures to support struggling and achieving schools and school leaders.
  • Has knowledge of and experience with education program assessment and evaluation processes.
  • Has experience with differentiating school support based on uniqueness of school and the urban community served.
  • Can develop, analyze, enact and provide insight into educational policy and policy development.
  • Has knowledge of federal and state laws governing public schools in general and charter schools in particular.
  • Can analyze and provide insight into political perspectives related to education policy in general and charter schools in particular at the state and national levels.
  • Has knowledge of public and private K-12 school funding sources and regulations, as well as school budgeting and financial management processes.
  • Has ability to gain and foster the respect and collaboration of University faculty and staff as well as charter school board members and employees.
  • Has ability to gain and foster the respect and collaboration of peers at other sponsoring institutions, officials in the State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, members of the State Board of Education, and local and state legislators and community leaders.
  • Has the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Can construct and monitor annual budgets and adjust them as necessary.
  • Can effectively manage office staff members and consultants.
Minimum Salary$62,000/annual Application Deadline
February 5, 2021 Application Instructions

Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of three references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

For questions about the application process, please call (314) 516-5805. If you are experiencing technical problems, please email [email protected].

Benefit Summary

The University of Missouri - St. Louis offers benefit-eligible employees a wide variety of benefits including: health, dental and vision coverage effective on the first day of employment, vacation and sick time accrual, four personal days per year, tuition assistance for employees and their dependents, pension and employee and dependent life insurance. For more information about our benefits, please visit

UMSL is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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