May 03, 2021

Chief Executive Officer, Breakthrough Public Schools (BPS)

  • Breakthrough Public Schools
  • Cleveland, OH, USA
Full-Time Executive Management (CEO/ED)

Job Description

Chief Executive Officer, Breakthrough Public Schools (BPS)

Breakthrough Public Schools (BPS) is conducting a national search for the role of Chief Executive Officer (https://breakthroughschools.org/ceo-search/) and invites nominations and expressions of interest for this exceptional opportunity. 

Breakthrough Public Schools is the highest-performing network of free, public charter schools in Cleveland, Ohio, serving more than 3,600 students. Breakthrough is embarking on the search for its next CEO. In this next chapter, BPS is seeking a forward-leaning, experienced leader who can sustain our strengths, while setting our future direction and leading the next phase of our work to ensure superior academic results and a culture that is both rigorous and joyous - where scholars and staff literally want to “run to school.”

Breakthrough plays a critical role in the individual schools’ communities, Cleveland charter schools, Cleveland public school system, and the state of Ohio. Like Cleveland, BPS is large enough to make a difference, yet nimble enough to innovate and truly impact the educational outcomes for our scholars. BPS aspires to be a network of schools that others visit from around the country to emulate our practices and the successful experiences of our scholars and families.

Our new CEO will have the opportunity to guide the Board and network through a visioning process to update the BPS Mission, Vision, and Values statements and further define and align the network’s commitment to equity and true academic excellence. A full strategic planning process is envisioned in which the CEO, in partnership with the Board and key stakeholder groups, will develop a plan to serve more scholars, create new schools, deepen financial support, enhance partnerships locally and regionally with educational entities, nonprofits, and corporations, and elevate the national reputation of the network.

Our next CEO will embrace a newly consolidated Board and develop a talented group of professionals to create an updated vision and strategic plan that will enable the network to dramatically enhance its impact on the students, families, and communities it serves. To harness the opportunities that lie ahead for the network, our next CEO will inspire a resilience and fortitude of culture that is dedicated to excellence through measured outcomes and success, yet not afraid to take risks and learn from failure.

BPS has embarked on a self-reflective and socially conscious journey to become a leader in the practices of an inclusive, equitable, anti-racist organization at every level. Our next CEO must provide unparalleled leadership and experience in guiding the community and organization through this process leading to actionable change and defined outcomes. As the public face within the network, our next CEO will be a champion for Breakthrough in the community, lifting up community voices, centering the work in lived experiences, and relentlessly striving for increased outcomes for our students and community.

Korn Ferry is assisting Breakthrough Public Schools with this important search.  Please submit applications including a resume and cover letter online via https://kfopportunities.loop.jobs/job/Korn-Ferry-Executive-Search-Cleveland-OH/154226778, or nominations of appropriate candidates, to Korn Ferry consultants, Rosa Morris and Cristina Fisher at: bps-ceo@KornFerry.com

Breakthrough Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or national origin.

Hiring Organization

Breakthrough Public Schools

Qualifications

See job description.

Industry/Service Area

Education

Level

Executive

Application Instructions

Korn Ferry is assisting Breakthrough Public Schools with this important search.  Please submit applications including a resume and cover letter online via https://kfopportunities.loop.jobs/job/Korn-Ferry-Executive-Search-Cleveland-OH/154226778, or nominations of appropriate candidates, to Korn Ferry consultants, Rosa Morris and Cristina Fisher at: bps-ceo@KornFerry.com


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