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14 Jun 2018

Principal or Vice Principal Executive Director

Lotus School for Excellence

Job Description

Lotus School for Excellence (LSE) is seeking an Executive Director for the 2018-2019 school year. LSE is seeking a dynamic leader with a passion for a challenging academic environment. The candidate should have a diverse skillset with the desire to work collaboratively.

LSE is a thriving K-12 charter school in west central Aurora, CO with a very diverse school population.  Authorized by Aurora Public Schools, Lotus has received national recognition for its performance. Like all charter schools, LSE is tuition-free. LSE opened Fall 2006 with 140 students. Over the years LSE reached over 800 students. Class size is limited to a maximum of 26 students.

The school hopes to set-up most interviews on July 9 and 10.

Salary range is $90,000-95,000, negotiable depending on several factors and experience level.

To apply, applicants must send a Letter of Interest, resume and references (including emails) to Don Knapp at Questions can also be addressed to Mr. Knapp. No phone calls, please.

Position will close on June 30, 2018.

LSE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Job Description – Executive Director



  1. Required Qualifications


  1. Leadership or managerial experience
  2. An advanced degree in education and/or business administration.



  1. Desired Qualifications


  1. Three years of successful administrative experience.
  2. Five years of successful teaching experience.
  • Principal’s License


  1. Leadership Duties


  1. Demonstrates commitment to administering LSE in accordance with its vision and mission statements and communicates the vision and mission to school personnel, students, members, and the community.
  2. Models LSE’s values for students, members and the board.

iii.        Is a visible leader maintaining frequent contact with students and school personnel.

  1. When practical, exercises a participatory management style with school personnel.
  2. Demonstrates effectively written and oral communications.
  3. Fosters a climate of innovation.

vii.       Facilitates activities for students, parents, and school personnel to encourage community and shared purpose.

viii.      Serves as an ex-officio, non-voting member of the board.


  1. Educational Leadership Duties


  1. Interviews, hires, evaluates, and supervises administration, faculty, and staff.
  2. Oversees planning and evaluation of programs and priorities.

iii.        Coordinates design of curriculum with faculty.

  1. Administers all school-based programs.
  2. Assists faculty in evaluating their instructional methods and materials.
  3. Designs schedules.

vii.       Develops cooperation and teamwork among school personnel.

viii.      Assists school personnel in accommodating individual student needs and abilities.

  1. Monitors student progress, discipline, health, and safety.
  2. Provides perspective on educational issues to the board.
  3. Establishes a plan for improvement of instruction, adherence to school philosophy, and compliance with school policies.

xii.       Assists the board in evaluating the school’s progress towards established priorities and goals.

xii.       Participates in the professional development seminars and programs as the Board sees a need.


  1. Community Relations Duties:


  1. Develops and promotes a professional relationship with the board, school personnel, members, students, and the community.
  2. Seeks and considers opinions of others in a timely fashion.

iii.        Provides information to community, the media, and other interested parties about LSE, its vision and mission, and its progress towards goals.

  1. Serves in a liaison capacity with the District on any administrative and/or educational matters.
  2. Assists with the recruiting, scheduling, and training of volunteers within the school.
  3. Ensures compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, district regulations and policies, and other requirements of the charter or contracts with the District.


  1. Managerial Duties


  1. Approves and authorizes:
  2. Building usage
  3. Budget items
  4. Temporary and permanent record storage and maintenance
  5. Building maintenance
  6. School-based activities and schedules
  7. Purchase and utilization of material resources
  8. Purchase and utilization of equipment
  9. Purchase and utilization of textbooks and supplies
  10. Actively participates in facility search, development and planning

iii.        Plans and implements the personnel development program.

  1. Delineates all responsibilities and authority, establishing lines of communication and supervision.
  2. Develops enthusiasm and promotes positive morale among school personnel, students, and members.
  3. Prepares and recommends to the board a master budget.

vii.       Provides for the generation, maintenance, and distribution of a parent focused school calendar as well as an internal master calendar.


In addition to these duties, the Executive Director is responsible for other duties as assigned.


Adopted: June 9th, 2018



How to Apply

Applicants must send a Letter of Interest, resume and references (including emails) to Don Knapp at Questions can also be addressed to Mr. Knapp. No phone calls, please.

Bureaus: Colorado. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Principal or Vice Principal. Salaries: 80,000 - 100,000.

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