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Executive Director, Interim - Odyssey Academy, Brooklyn Center

Posted on 5/19/2017 8:36:26 AM

Listing expires 6/16/2017

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Position: Interim Executive Director


School: Odyssey Academy, 6201 Noble Avenue North, Brooklyn Center, MN 55429



The Executive Director is the lead educational, administrative, and instructional leader of the school, who is hired by and reports directly to the Board of Directors. The position entails general and specific responsibilities as required by the (1) written charter of the school, (2) Minnesota charter school laws and regulations (3) Board of Directors. These responsibilities include being responsible for all programs and operations of Odyssey Academy.



College Degree in Education and/or Administration, or related field.  Experience in administration or supervision roles.  Experience in budget development and financial management.  Knowledge of Minnesota statutes and regulations governing charter schools.  Knowledge and agreement with the charter philosophies, mission and policies for Odyssey Academy.  Experience developing and working with education and governance models.  Experience teaching elementary and middle school aged youth.  Demonstrated ability to collaborate well with and provide leadership for youth as well as adults.  Demonstrated ability to be self-directed and work autonomously as well as take direction as needed.  Knowledge of and interest in holistic educational models that involve an understanding of the dynamics of consciousness, developmental theory, somatically based learning, and quantum physics theory. Ability to gain staff, student and parent confidence.  Ability to communicate effectively with parents, teachers, and students. Effectively lead a diverse staff and student population.  Strong work ethic and an optimistic, creative, results-oriented approach to problem solving.


About the School:

Odyssey Academy is a K-8 Charter School located in Brooklyn Center, MN. Our class sizes truly set Odyssey Academy apart from other schools in the area. At Odyssey, we know one-to-one time with a teacher is an important factor in the success equation to ensure students get the attention from teachers that is necessary to ensure success.


Odyssey Academy is committed to providing a nurturing, innovative, and challenging environment emphasizing independent thinking, active learning, high academic achievement, and social responsibility through partnerships with families, teachers, and communities.


How to Apply:

Contact Ryan Parker, School Board Chair, Phone: 763-971-8200, Fax: 763-549-2380



This position is posted by the Minnesota Association of Charter Schools on behalf of Odyssey Academy. For more information on this and other job openings available in Minnesota charter schools, go to http://www.mncharterschools.org/networking-exchange/careers.php.