Operations / Administration Executive Director
Union Colony Charter Schools
Charter Director – Job Description
Certification/ Licensure : Colorado State School Administrator License Required
The Director shall be the chief administrative officer for Union Colony Schools. He/She is responsible for the effective operation of the Charter; for the general administration of all instructional, business, or other operations of the Charter, and for advising and making recommendations to the Board of Directors with respect to such activities. He/She shall perform all the duties and accept all of the responsibilities usually required of a Charter Director as prescribed by the Education Laws of Colorado State, laws and regulations of the United States, statutes of Colorado State, and the policies, rules, and regulations established by the Board of Directors.
1. Primary Activities
The Director shall possess the following powers and be charged with the following duties:
1. To be the chief executive officer of the Charter, with the right to speak on all matters before the Board, but not to vote.
2. To enforce all provisions of law and all rules and regulations relating to the management of the schools and other educational, social, and recreational activities under the direction of the Board.
1. Keep the Board informed of the condition of the Charter’s educational system; assure effective communication between the Board and the staff of the school system. Relay all communications by the Board regarding personnel to district employees and receive from all school personnel any communications directed to the Board.
2. Prepare the agenda for Board meetings, in consultation with the President of the Board. Prepare and submit recommendations to the Board relative to all matters requiring board action, placing before the Board such necessary and helpful facts, information, and reports as are needed to ensure the making of informed decisions.
3. See to the development of high standards of performance in educational achievement, use and development of personnel, public responsibility, and operating efficiency.
4. Submit to the Board a clear and detailed explanation of any proposed procedure which would involve either departure from established policy or the expenditure of substantial sums.
5. Develop and recommend to the Board long-range plans consistent with population trends, cultural needs, and the appropriate use of Charter facilities, and see to the development of long-range plans which are consistent with Board objectives.
6. See to the execution of all decisions of the Board.
7. Maintain adequate records for the schools, including a system of financial accounts, business and property records, personnel records, school population and scholastic records. Act as custodian of such records and all contracts, securities, documents, title papers, books of records, and other papers belonging to the Board.
8. Be directly responsible for news releases and/or other items of public interest emanating from all Charter employees which pertain to education matters, policies, procedures, school related incidents or events.
9. Prior to action by the Board, recommend the appointment, discipline or termination of employment of the administrators, and teaching and non-teaching personnel of the Charter.
10. See that the development, authorization, and the maintenance of an appropriate budgetary procedure is properly administered. Prepare the annual proposed budget and submit it to the Board by the annual deadline or at such earlier date as is necessary to provide an adequate opportunity for the Board’s discussion and deliberation.
11. Act on own discretion in cases where action is necessary on any matter not covered by Board policy or directive. Report such action to the Board as soon as practicable and recommend policy in order to provide guidance in the future.
3. Primary Relationships
The Director observes and conducts the following relationships:
1. Board of Directors
■ As chief executive officer, be accountable to the Board of Directors, as a Board, for the administration of the educational system and for the interpretation and fulfillment of the aforesaid functions, primary activities and responsibilities.
■ Attend, or have a representative attend, all meetings of the Board.
■ Represent the Charter as the chief executive officer in dealings with other school systems, professional organizations, business firms, agencies of government and the general public.
■ Report directly to the Board of Directors, as a Board, and as required to all appropriate governmental agencies.
■ Directly oversee the work of other central office personnel.
■ Direct the operations and activities of administrators; see that they effectively guide and coordinate the operations and activities of the educational system; secure their assistance in formulating internal objectives, plans and programs; evaluate their job performance; and be personally responsible for all evaluations of administrators.
■ Work with other Board employees and advisors, including auditors, architects, attorneys, consultants and contractors.
■ Hold such meetings with teachers and other employees as is necessary for the discussion of matters concerning the improvements and welfare of the schools.
■ Represent the Charter before the public, and maintain, through cooperative leadership, both within and without the Charter, such a program of public relations as may keep the public informed as to the activities, needs and successes of the Charter.
■ Receive all complaints, comments, concerns and criticisms regarding the operation of the Charter from the public, employees of the Charter, students, and Board members.