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Authorizing Manager, Charter Schools - Pillsbury United Communities

Posted on 2024-06-10 3:48:44 PM

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JOB TITLE: Authorizing Manager COMPENSATION: $60,000 annually, Full-Time, Regular, Exempt PROGRAM/DEPT: Office of Public Charter Schools SUPERVISOR: Director, Office of Public Charter Schools ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW We are community builders co-creating enduring change toward a just society where every person has personal, social, and economic power. Our united system of programs, neighborhood centers, social enterprises, and partnerships connects individuals and their families across the region. POSITION OVERVIEW The Office of Public Charter Schools (OPCS) accomplishes this by promoting school choice and high-quality educational settings, bold and innovative educational strategies; providing an environment that promotes respect for all students and their individual identities; and engaging students in academic and authentic learning opportunities, service learning, and personal development. The Authorizing Specialist works with the Pillsbury United Communities &#8211; Office of Public Charter Schools (PUC-OPCS) to conduct oversight and evaluation of 18 authorized schools impacting over 9,000 students. Additionally, the Authorizing Specialist works with the Office of Public Charter Schools (PUC-OPCS) to facilitate core&#8239;oversight&#8239;and&#8239;evaluation&#8239;functions of authorized schools. Through relevant and responsive accountability measures, the Authorizing Specialist will support the overseeing of operations, compliance, and efficacy of existing and prospective charter schools. The position will support the general operations of the&#8239;OPCS, coordinate&#8239;evaluation&#8239;processes, and manage compliance databases. Primary Responsibilities (Essential Functions) Strategy and Thought Leadership &#183; Provide summative evaluations for high-stakes decision making. &#183; Manage data analysis and visualization of portfolio schools. &#183; Lead the structural development of data frameworks. &#183; Monitoring emerging or developing best practices and continuous improvement strategies. Operations and Outcomes &#183; Facilitate quality school renewal process. &#183; Produce reporting to inform decision making to&#8239;OPCS, Advisory Council, and&#8239;PUC&#8239;Board of Directors. &#183; Review templates / processes to capture information and store historical data. &#183; Assist with external and internal stakeholder communication. &#183; Develop and assist with required state and federal reporting. &#183; Ensure statutorily compliant contractual agreements. &#183; Provide data and information for authorizer annual reporting. &#183; Manage submissions of new school affidavits, change in authorizer requests, supplemental affidavits, and authorizer reporting. &#183; Assist with school site visits and board observations. People and Community Development &#183; Participate in bi-weekly individual check-ins with director. &#183; Coordinate scheduling support to director, OPCS Staff, and any processes or special events. &#183; Model and uphold Pillsbury United and OPCS values with team and external stakeholders. &#183; Communicate with appropriate stakeholders, consultants and team members to conduct evaluations. &#183; Assist in communication with school leaders, board directors, and school staff. &#183; Coordinate large scale convening of charter school staff, students, and administration. &#183; Participate in weekly team check-ins. Financial Management &#183; Support Director in outreach efforts of potential partnerships to provide school and department support. &#183; Prepare and manage departmental budget, including the communication of budget to key stakeholders (MDE) Support fundraising and development efforts in partnership with OPCS Director and staff Required Skills/Experience &#183; Bachelor&#8217;s degree in education, Political Science, Evaluation, or related fields are preferred, but all are encouraged to apply. &#183; Experience working with and providing services to historically oppressed and marginalized communities. &#183; Ability to work with a team in a fast-paced, high-stakes environment. &#183; Ability to synthesize information to provide analysis and recommendations to the director. &#183; Strong orientation towards educational justice, anti-racism and transparency. &#183; Broad knowledge of office functions and equipment. &#183; Proficient in Microsoft systems, including Word, Excel and Outlook. &#183; Experience with cloud-based document sharing programs (e.g. Dropbox, Sharepoint, and Google Suite). &#183; Ability to manage time effectively, prioritize and meet deadlines. &#183; Ability to be detail-oriented and highly organized. &#183; Ability to maintain client confidentiality. Desired Attributes &#183; Passion for what&#8217;s possible. &#183; Clear sense of personal purpose &#183; Commitment to social justice &#183; Creative problem-solver &#183; Skilled communicator and motivator Benefits Benefits are offered to all regular employees who work at least 20 hours a week. Our benefits package includes health insurance, dental insurance, vision coverage, employer paid short term and long term disability, employer paid life insurance, health saving account (HSA) option, flexible spending account (FSA) option, retirement plan option with an employer match, paid time off and floating holidays, and numerous paid holidays. A Note to Potential Candidates: Studies have shown that women, trans, non-binary folks, and Black, Indigenous, People Of Color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every single one of the qualifications as described in a job description. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organization, and we are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job. That candidate may be one who comes from a background less traditional to our field of work, and that&#8217;s okay. We would strongly encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of the qualifications described. Affirmative Action/EEO statement As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Pillsbury United Communities is intentional about its responsibility of maintaining an equitable environment that is inclusive and welcoming. We hire, support, and promote talented individuals using a process that is fair and equitable to all that apply. We believe differences such as age, race, culture, ability, and sexual orientation are valuable and an asset to our organization, and employees are protected from reprisal. All applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, or status with regard to public assistance. To apply, complete the online application at https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=a711259f-3e6a-40ea-b6de-259aeedca90d&ccId=19000101_000001&type=MP&lang=en_US&jobId=501163<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fworkforcenow.adp.com%2Fmascsr%2Fdefault%2Fmdf%2Frecruitment%2Frecruitment.html%3Fcid%3Da711259f-3e6a-40ea-b6de-259aeedca90d%26ccId%3D19000101_000001%26type%3DMP%26lang%3Den_US%26jobId%3D501163&data=05%7C02%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7C910ba13ddac34505421708dc898e9666%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C638536493243605928%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C60000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=g1Oc74yu2LhdqZDd%2F5cNrcl3jwcUptyB8LEbzK3gYMQ%3D&reserved=0> PILLSBURY UNITED COMMUNITIES 3650 Fremont Ave North / Minneapolis MN 55412 pillsburyunited.org<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.puc-mn.org%2F&data=05%7C02%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7C910ba13ddac34505421708dc898e9666%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C638536493243626722%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C60000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=uKdhVTpl%2BMzRnA1kCVLeJbrgu72FRzURY4jb98XYu5c%3D&reserved=0>

JOB TITLE: Authorizing Manager 

COMPENSATION: $60,000 annually, Full-Time, Regular, Exempt  

PROGRAM/DEPT: Office of Public Charter Schools 

SUPERVISOR: Director, Office of Public Charter Schools

 

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW 
We are community builders co-creating enduring change toward a just society where every person has personal, social, and economic power. Our united system of programs, neighborhood centers, social enterprises, and partnerships connects individuals and their families across the region. 

 

POSITION OVERVIEW 

The Office of Public Charter Schools (OPCS) accomplishes this by promoting school choice and high-quality educational settings, bold and innovative educational strategies; providing an environment that promotes respect for all students and their individual identities; and engaging students in academic and authentic learning opportunities, service learning, and personal development. 

 

The Authorizing Specialist works with the Pillsbury United Communities – Office of Public Charter Schools (PUC-OPCS) to conduct oversight and evaluation of 18 authorized schools impacting over 9,000 students. 

 

Additionally, the Authorizing Specialist works with the Office of Public Charter Schools (PUC-OPCS) to facilitate core oversight and evaluation functions of authorized schools. Through relevant and responsive accountability measures, the Authorizing Specialist will support the overseeing of operations, compliance, and efficacy of existing and prospective charter schools. The position will support the general operations of the OPCS, coordinate evaluation processes, and manage compliance databases. 

 

Primary Responsibilities (Essential Functions) 

 

Strategy and Thought Leadership  

·        Provide summative evaluations for high-stakes decision making. 

·        Manage data analysis and visualization of portfolio schools. 

·        Lead the structural development of data frameworks. 

·        Monitoring emerging or developing best practices and continuous improvement strategies. 

 

Operations and Outcomes  

·        Facilitate quality school renewal process.  

·        Produce reporting to inform decision making to OPCS, Advisory Council, and PUC Board of Directors. 

·        Review templates / processes to capture information and store historical data. 

·        Assist with external and internal stakeholder communication. 

·        Develop and assist with required state and federal reporting. 

·        Ensure statutorily compliant contractual agreements. 

·        Provide data and information for authorizer annual reporting. 

·        Manage submissions of new school affidavits, change in authorizer requests, supplemental affidavits, and authorizer reporting. 

·        Assist with school site visits and board observations. 

 

People and Community Development  

·        Participate in bi-weekly individual check-ins with director. 

·        Coordinate scheduling support to director, OPCS Staff, and any processes or special events. 

·        Model and uphold Pillsbury United and OPCS values with team and external stakeholders.  

·        Communicate with appropriate stakeholders, consultants and team members to conduct evaluations. 

·        Assist in communication with school leaders, board directors, and school staff. 

·        Coordinate large scale convening of charter school staff, students, and administration. 

·        Participate in weekly team check-ins.  

 

Financial Management 

·        Support Director in outreach efforts of potential partnerships to provide school and department support. 

·        Prepare and manage departmental budget, including the communication of budget to key stakeholders (MDE) Support fundraising and development efforts in partnership with OPCS Director and staff 
 

Required Skills/Experience 

·        Bachelor’s degree in education, Political Science, Evaluation, or related fields are preferred, but all are encouraged to apply.  

·        Experience working with and providing services to historically oppressed and marginalized communities. 

·        Ability to work with a team in a fast-paced, high-stakes environment. 

·        Ability to synthesize information to provide analysis and recommendations to the director.   

·        Strong orientation towards educational justice, anti-racism and transparency. 

·        Broad knowledge of office functions and equipment. 

·        Proficient in Microsoft systems, including Word, Excel and Outlook. 

·        Experience with cloud-based document sharing programs (e.g. Dropbox, Sharepoint, and Google Suite). 

·        Ability to manage time effectively, prioritize and meet deadlines. 

·        Ability to be detail-oriented and highly organized. 

·        Ability to maintain client confidentiality. 
 

Desired Attributes 

·        Passion for what’s possible. 

·        Clear sense of personal purpose 

·        Commitment to social justice 

·        Creative problem-solver 

·        Skilled communicator and motivator 

 

Benefits 

Benefits are offered to all regular employees who work at least 20 hours a week. Our benefits package includes health insurance, dental insurance, vision coverage, employer paid short term and long term disability, employer paid life insurance, health saving account (HSA) option, flexible spending account (FSA) option, retirement plan option with an employer match, paid time off and floating holidays, and numerous paid holidays. 

 

A Note to Potential Candidates: 

Studies have shown that women, trans, non-binary folks, and Black, Indigenous, People Of Color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every single one of the qualifications as described in a job description. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organization, and we are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job. That candidate may be one who comes from a background less traditional to our field of work, and that’s okay. We would strongly encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of the qualifications described. 

 

Affirmative Action/EEO statement  

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Pillsbury United Communities is intentional about its responsibility of maintaining an equitable environment that is inclusive and welcoming. We hire, support, and promote talented individuals using a process that is fair and equitable to all that apply. We believe differences such as age, race, culture, ability, and sexual orientation are valuable and an asset to our organization, and employees are protected from reprisal. All applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, or status with regard to public assistance. 

 

To apply, complete the online application at https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=a711259f-3e6a-40ea-b6de-259aeedca90d&ccId=19000101_000001&type=MP&lang=en_US&jobId=501163

 

 

PILLSBURY UNITED COMMUNITIES

3650 Fremont Ave North / Minneapolis MN 55412  

pillsburyunited.org