As the world changes and becomes increasingly more complex, global citizens will need to be equipped with skills that allow them to be flexible thinkers, creative problem solvers, and effective leaders. The Environmental Charter School (ECS), located in a vibrant urban area of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, serves 1080 students from 43 zip codes and offers a K-12 program that develops students into critical thinkers, thoughtful innovators, and well-rounded scholars. They provide students with the tools and educational foundation to become tomorrow's global citizens, and strive to teach students how their choices impact the world around them. By using environmental content as a lens for instruction, ECS provides students a context in which to explore ideas and observations, to practice inquiry, and to actively problem-solve. Throughout their academic career at ECS, students build core skills across all disciplines, and then actively apply these skills to support the impact of learning. The Environmental Charter School's faculty and staff are passionate, talented, and uncompromising with a mission to make sure all students succeed at a high level. Every aspect of the organization and program is designed, and continually refined, to ensure that goal. The ECS working environment is highly collaborative, reflective, and progressive. To learn more, visit https://ecspgh.org/.
The Environmental Charter School is seeking an innovative visionary to take on the role of Chief Executive Officer. ECS is excited for a decisive and tactical leader to guide the organization with forward-thinking strategies and a commitment to their mission. The CEO will establish organizational vision and strategies that fully support and further the ECS mission. They will manage a staff of 250, four facilities, and in collaboration with the Chief Financial Officer, manage and develop sustainably-minded and data-informed decisions for a $29M annual budget. The CEO will play a crucial role in overseeing operations and bridging the gap between the academic and operations teams. The CEO's actions and behaviors will reinforce a common organizational culture rooted in the ECS mission, with a deep commitment to sustainability, ecoliteracy, and the built, natural, and social worlds. The CEO will cultivate a highly skilled senior leadership team that supports mission-focused academics and experiential learning, relationship development with families and community members, development of a culture of learning for staff, and sustainable (green and financial) decision-making for all aspects of organizational operations. The CEO also serves as the internal and external face of the organization, modeling front-facing, enthusiastic, and compassionate leadership through intentional relationship development with the community, local political leaders, fiscal supporters, families (both current and potential), and other key stakeholders. The CEO will manage eight direct reports and report to the board of directors.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Strategic Leadership and Management
Fiscal Oversight, Fund Development, and Communications
Operations Management and Leadership
Minimum starting salary of $175,000 with consideration given for years of prior experience. ECS offers a competitive compensation package including medical, dental, vision, life, short- and long-term disability insurance, generous paid time off, and participation in a generous 403(b) retirement program.
Qualified Individuals, please apply: https://www.on-ramps.com/open-positions/3148
Clearances current within one year of employment date will be required of the selected candidate. Clearances include Pennsylvania Child Abuse History (Act 151), Pennsylvania State Police Criminal History Record Check (Act 34), and FBI Criminal History Background Check (Act 114). Mandated Reporter and Commonwealth of PA Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Disclosure Release (Act 168) also will be required.
ECS is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, or current employment status.
On-Ramps is deeply committed to equity. We believe social change happens when people with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and identities come together with a common purpose. We're partnering with the team at ECS to build a diverse team that supports staff and students to excel. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.
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