Idaho Public Charter School Commission Director
Salary $52.00 - $57.00 per hour
Applications will be accepted through 4:59 PM MST on the posting end date.
The Idaho Public Charter School Commission Director serves at the pleasure of the Idaho Public Charter School Commission. The IPCSC Director is responsible for administering and enforcing the provision of Title 33, Chapter 52, Idaho Code and for ensuring fulfillment of the IPCSC's strategic plan. This position develops and implements strategies to effectively support IPCSC’s portfolio schools with compliance obligations, provides leadership for the development of policy related to public charter schools in Idaho, and represents the IPCSC and portfolio schools across the scope of its function as Idaho’s independent charter school authorizer.
Example of Duties:
- Researches, develops, and implements tools, resources, and support mechanisms to ensure IPCSC portfolio schools are meeting the performance measures set out by IPCSC.
- Collaborates with education stakeholders, including legislators, state agencies, education associations, and organizations that have a vested interest in the success of Idaho’s charter schools.
- Establishes support networks for charter school leadership, faculty, and classified staff to share best practices and resources, promote communication and problem-solving, and provide input for IPCSC strategic direction.
- Promotes charter school innovation through a collection of national and statewide data, resources, and professional development.
- Analyzes and investigates reports regarding portfolio schools and advises the IPCSC on matters related to the oversight of such schools.
- Implements direction and action from the IPCSC
- Coordinates legislative efforts for the IPCSC.
- Performs office management and supervisory duties including budget management, strategic planning, and employee evaluation.
IPCSC Portfolio School Oversight
- Serves as liaison between IPCSC and portfolio schools.
- Ensures meaningful evaluation of new charter petitions for quality, preparedness, and community impact.
- Ensures ongoing compliance and performance oversight of IPCSC portfolio schools through site visits, written reports, and dialogue with school boards and administration.
- Develops and implements processes and policies related to charter school oversight in accordance with best practices.
- Conducts investigations of alleged non-compliance and implements corrective action as necessary in accordance with statute, administrative procedures, and policies.
- Remains abreast of national trends, research, and best practices relevant to charter school authorization.
- Conducts IPCSC business related to public charter schools in accordance with applicable state and federal laws, administrative procedures, and policies.
- Carries out IPCSC direction to staff and provides support and resources for portfolio schools’ compliance with IPCSC direction.
- Informs and advises the IPCSC regarding petitions, portfolio schools’ compliance and performance, and various matters related to charter school authorization.
- Participates in discussion and development of state policies related to public charter schools and recommends changes in legislation, administrative procedures, and IPCSC policies.
- Fosters continuous improvement of charter school oversight strategies through identification and implementation of best practices.
- Supervise IPCSC staff.
- Prepares and operates within IPCSC annual operating budgets.
- Ensures maintenance of IPCSC records as required by law.
- Represents IPCSC to the state legislature; local, state, and national charter school organizations; public charter school stakeholders; and the public at large.
- Responds to media inquiries on behalf of the IPCSC.
- Responds to public records requests.
- Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university, with emphasis in a related field. Work toward an advanced degree, or other comparable experience will be considered.
- Excellent written and verbal communications skills, including public speaking and ability to compile and summarize complex material.
- Demonstrated ability to manage and lead both professional and administrative staff.
- Ability to travel for school oversight and professional development purposes.
- Strong working knowledge of state and federal educational law.
- Graduate degree in education from an accredited institution.
- Understanding of Idaho’s legislative process.
- Extensive historical knowledge of Idaho’s public charter schools and related public policy matters.
- Strong knowledge of state education as it pertains to public charter schools and demonstrated ability to apply such knowledge in diverse circumstances.
- Ability to initiate, research, develop, and implement multiple complex projects and programs simultaneously, with minimal direction.
- Ability to maintain effective working relationships with a diverse population, including charter and traditional school boards and administrators, elected and public officials, agency staff, and the public at large.
- Ability to make complex unbiased decisions in unique and often confrontational situations.
- Ability to assimilate and apply new information and skills as necessary to fulfill the IPCSC’s mandate.
Applicants must submit the following documents with their application:
- Letter of interest that describes your qualifications and background
- The names and contact information for three professional references
The State of Idaho offers a robust total compensation package, including medical, vision, and dental insurance; PERSI retirement benefits; paid sick, vacation, and parental leave; and 11 paid holidays per year. For additional information related to benefits and/or State programs, please visit https://dhr.idaho.gov/StateEmployees/Benefits.html.
The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.
The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email [email protected].
Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.