25 Aug 2020

Operations / Administration Director, Charter Schools and Operations

Aurora Public Schools
 Aurora, Arapahoe County, Colorado, United States

Job Description

The Aurora Public Schools Office of Autonomous Schools is seeking an inspirational and experienced
school professional to serve as Director, Charter Schools and Operations. Reporting to the Executive
Director of the OAS, the Director will be a key member of the OAS Executive team, charged with
overseeing all functions related to charter school authorization, as well as providing strategic support
and direction for the OAS’s overall operations.
We are seeking these key characteristics and capacities from all applicants:
● A significant background in charter school authorizing, with demonstrated success in leading an
authorizing agency.
● A strategic mindset and demonstrative effectiveness in leading strategic initiatives at the
departmental or systems level;
● A collaborative leader who feels confident functioning in a team setting, someone who is
comfortable with conflict and can have their thinking push and push others;
● An experienced public educator who understands how school systems function and can
navigate the many departments and divisions within Aurora Public Schools.
● A deep commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-rascist practices.
● A strong communicator, comfortable speaking to diverse stakeholder groups and at public
● A belief system that emphasizes clear communication and a collaborative decision making
process to empower students, teachers, families, colleagues, and external partners;

About the Office of Autonomous Schools: In 2016, APS created the Office of Autonomous Schools as part
of the Division of the Superintendent. OAS oversees the ACTION Zone schools and APS’s 11 partner
charter schools.
OAS staff support APS’ five ACTION Zone Innovation schools in implementing their Innovation Plans
aligned with the four pillars of the ACTION Zone. OAS serves as the hub of a network of responsive
support systems for schools, families, and partners to help achieve the schools’ ambitious goals. The
team leverages a variety of tools, including performance management, principal coaching, leadership
development, and redesigning systems and processes to guide the implementation of plans, to ensure
the schools achieve outcomes, and to address the myriad challenges associated with any such complex
change. For more information please refer to the Office of Autonomous Schools website here:


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