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Organization Nevada State Public Charter School Authority
Location Las Vegas
Classification Administrative / Business Office
Job Type Full-Time
Date of posting 8/5/2017
County Clark

Description

The Nevada State Public Charter School Authority (SPCSA) is seeking assertive and motivated applicants dedicated to education reform and accountability with the ability to make a profound difference for children and families throughout Nevada.

About the SPCSA: The Nevada SPCSA was created by Senate Bill 212 of the 2011 Legislative Session. The SPCSA is a young, small agency with big impact. The SPCSA is a statewide charter school authorizer and serves as the local educational agency for the fastest growing and most rapidly diversifying public school system in Nevada. The SPCSA exists to authorize charter schools of high-quality throughout Nevada with the goal of expanding the opportunities for pupils, including pupils who are at risk; provide oversight to ensure that sponsored charter schools maintain high educational and operational standards, preserve autonomy and safeguard the interests of pupils and the community; and serve as a model of the best practices in sponsoring charter schools and foster a climate in Nevada in which all high quality charter schools, regardless of sponsor, can flourish. By the fall of 2017, the SPCSA’s 29 charter school boards will operate over 50 campuses and serve over 36,000 students. By 2020, the SPCSA aspires to serve 60,000 students in 4 and 5 star schools that reflect the diversity of their communities. For more information about the SPCSA, please visit the website at http://charterschools.nv.gov.

The Position: The 2017 Legislature approved the creation of a new charter authorizing unit within the SPCSA, providing for dedicated positions in the areas of academic, organizational, and financial accountability. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Charter School Authorizing will oversee the Agency’s charter school authorizing unit and will supervise a team focused on the areas of academic, organizational, and financial accountability for portfolio schools. This position and the team underneath it will have primary responsibility for the review and recommending the approval or denial of charter applications, charter school amendments (including the expansion to multiple sites), charter school renewals, and making the case to Agency leadership and the members of the Authority that a school’s academic, organizational , or financial performance merits sanction, including the revocation of a written charter, the termination of a charter contract, or the reconstitution of the charter school’s governing body.

Position Characteristics:

Exempt Status: This is a classified Education Program Director position (grade 41).

Salary: The annual salary reflecting retirement contributions by both the employee and the employer ranges from $62,807.04 to $94,398.48.

Benefits: The State benefits package includes enrollment into the Public Employees’ Retirement System (www.nvpers.org), a choice of health insurance plans (www.pebp.state.nv.us), eleven paid holidays, and paid annual leave and sick leave after required waiting periods. Other optional benefits are also available, including a deferred compensation program.

Location: The position will be located in Las Vegas.

Travel: Travel up to 25% is required, mostly throughout Nevada but limited trips out of state will also be required. A valid driver’s license or evidence of equivalent mobility is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.

Background check: Employment is contingent upon successful State of Nevada/FBI fingerprint based criminal history check. The selected applicant will be responsible for the costs of the fingerprinting and criminal history search.

Required Qualifications: An earned Doctoral degree from an accredited college or university in business, economics, education, English, math, nutrition, psychology, science, sociology, statistics, or related field and three years of professional experience in an educational program area, one year of which included supervising professional staff; OR Master's degree from an accredited college or university in business, economics, education, English, math, nutrition, psychology, science, sociology, statistics, or closely related field and four years of professional experience in an educational program area, one year of which included supervising professional staff; OR one year of experience as an Education Programs Supervisor in Nevada State service.

Applicants must apply online via Nevada’ online recruitment portal at https://nvapps.state.nv.us/NEATS/Recruiting/ViewAnnouncement.aep?recruitmentId=32138.

Additional Informational Resources:

National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) Principles & Standards: http://www.qualitycharters.org/for-authorizers/principles-and-standards/

SPCSA Strategic Plan:
http://charterschools.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/CharterSchoolsnvgov/content/PublicationsRpts/SPCSA%20Plan%20Updated%202016.pptx

How to Apply:

Applicants must apply online via Nevada’ online recruitment portal at https://nvapps.state.nv.us/NEATS/Recruiting/ViewAnnouncement.aep?recruitmentId=32138. Applicants are encouraged to supplement the required fields with a targeted resume and cover letter addressed to:

Patrick J. Gavin
Executive Director
State Public Charter School Authority
1749 North Stewart Street, Suite 40
Carson City, NV 89706

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