Sep 13, 2019
Job Title: Executive Director Reports To: Board of Directors SUMMARY: The Florida Autism Center of Excellence (FACE), a Hillsborough County charter school serving families on the autism spectrum, is seeking an Executive Director to lead the school. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will have overall operational, academic, and financial responsibility for FACE staff, programs and execution of its mission. S/he will have a passion for developing and improving our core programs and operations and driving them to reality. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: LEADERSHIP Create an inclusive team environment that fosters trust; develop leadership capabilities across the staff by providing clear direction and empowering them to carry out the direction.Develop short and long-term organizational goals to optimize both academic and financial performance.Design, establish and maintain an organizational structure to accomplish the goals; develop staffing plan to support them and guide supervisors in implementing it; develop and implement supporting operating policies and procedures.Monitor and evaluate programmatic and operational effectiveness; be the change agent for improvement.Actively engage the school district as a partner in our students' education; participate actively in regular "Principals' Meetings" and other district opportunities to learn and share best practices.Establish, maintain and develop positive relationships with families, school district leaders, elected officials, staff, donors, the Board of Directors, volunteers and the community at large. ACADEMIC MANAGEMENT Work closely with the Director of Curriculum to ensure teachers and aides are qualified, prepared and motivated to enter the classroom each day.Ensure compliance with all regulatory testing requirements. FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT Partner with the Board of Directors to develop FACE's philanthropic strategic plan and expand participation in fundraising.Ensure reimbursement for all state and federally funded programs.Create monthly financial and operating reports and review with Directors; work actively with Directors to forecast and model financial performance. HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT Establish and publish clear HR policiesDevelop staff development and training plans to ensure compliance with certification requirements and "agreements to earn". OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT Ensure compliance with all local, state and federal regulations; oversee responses to public records requests.Engage all applicable stakeholders in providing a safe, supportive and transformative atmosphere for our students and their families. QUALIFICATIONS: GENERAL:Has an unwavering commitment to quality special education programs and data-driven program evaluation. Strives for excellence in organizational management by coaching staff and developing high-performing teams. Is passionate about special needs students and creating opportunities for them through education that fosters their growth. Has a positive outlook and a readiness to take responsibility for successes and failures. Possesses a high level of empathy and effective, inclusive communication skills. Exhibits sound business judgement, a proven ability to influence others, and a proven track record of taking ownership. EXPERIENCE: Minimum of a bachelor's degree in Education related field, masters or MBA preferred. Minimum 5 years senior management experience with proven track record of effectively scaling a performance- and outcomes-based nonprofit. Proven leadership, team management and coaching skills, and a consistent track record of hiring, developing, and mentoring successful teams. Experience leading through operational and organizational change. Must have teaching experience, ideally with special needs children. COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Because the Executive Director engages a wide variety of stakeholders, the role requires sound communication skills. Specifically, they must have experience: Relating to a wide variety of people; ability to observe, listen and distill insights for school staff and families. Effectively presenting information and respond to questions from staff, the Board of Directors, the school district and FACE families. Showing strong written and verbal skills, and experience presenting to executive level audiences. Writing clear reports and business correspondence for non-technical audiences; presenting to executive level audiencesWriting clear procedural documents. REASONING ABILITY AND JUDGMENT:As the school's senior leader, the Executive Director must exhibit sound judgment as demonstrated for example through: The ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills. The ability to exercise strict confidence in handling sensitive information. PHYSICAL DEMANDS:To effectively engage with school staff, students and families, the role will regularly do the following in performing the duties of the job: Sit, stand, walk, talk, hear and use arms and hands to reach, handle or feel. See, recognize and enter situations demanding their attention, such as students acting inappropriately. Lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, and occasionally up to 50 pounds. Climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl as typically required in a school environment. Given the nature of the school, the Executive Director my occasionally be required to physically restrain students, using authorized restraint procedures as a last resort for protection of the students and staff. WORK ENVIRONMENT:The work environment is a special education setting. While performing the essential functions of the job, the Executive Director may be exposed to students who ask inappropriate personal questions, display socially unacceptable personal behaviors, use profanity and sexually explicit phrases, make insulting remarks or threats regarding appearance, age, sex or race, and exhibit defiance, dishonesty, and assaultive or self-destructive behaviors. The employee may occasionally travel for conferences and professional events. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.
FLORIDA AUTISM CENTER OF EXCELLENCE INC Tampa, FL, USA Full-time