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Chief Executive Officer Washington, DC

National Charter Collaborative (NCC) is a nonprofit organization focused on increasing the diversity and performance of the nation’s charter school sector by supporting the success of single-site schools led by leaders of color who represent an estimated 16% of all charter schools serving over 250,000 students across the country. NCC’s network includes 450 charter school leaders of color representing 25 states and the District of Columbia.

NCC invites nominations and applications for the position of inaugural Chief Executive Officer (CEO). NCC seeks an exceptional leader who is deeply committed to providing an equitable high-quality education to all students, particularly Black, Brown and Indigenous students. This is a compelling opportunity for a strategic, innovative, and entrepreneurial leader who wants to grow a start-up organization.

Charter school leaders of color face unique challenges that have impeded their collective capacity to create high-performing schools, resulting in the highest risk of closure in the sector. NCC strives to create a flourishing ecosystem of single-site charter schools led by leaders of color by ensuring that these leaders have the resources and support required to build quality schools.

The inaugural CEO will assume leadership as movements call for Black liberation across the country. The global pandemic heightens the urgency of these movements and illuminates inequities that Black, Brown and Indigenous communities face, especially in education. The CEO will lead NCC in being a prominent voice in support of single-site charter schools and their leaders of color, in an effort to create more high-quality education experiences for Black, Brown and Indigenous students throughout the nation.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the CEO will supervise a staff of three, oversee a budget of $1.9 million, and support projects under three program areas: member network management, the Manati fellowship program, and advocacy. The position calls for a strategic, results-based, creative, visionary leader who is a spokesperson for charter schools and equitable education. Strengths in fundraising, advocacy, and partnership development, particularly in the education space, are critical to this role. This individual should have a deep understanding of charter school issues, policy, and research as well as experience leading communications campaigns and organizing efforts.

Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the completion of the search process. Inquiries, nominations, referrals, and CVs with cover letters should be submitted via this website.

Ericka Miller is leading this search with Martens Roc.

The National Charter Collaborative is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applications without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

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