Here’s a high-impact edujob: CEO of Building Excellent Schools:
BES seeks a visionary and strategic CEO to lead the organization through its next phase of growth and impact by expanding the Fellowship program to train and support more mission-driven leaders to create the best urban charter schools in the nation.
The CEO will join BES at a time of transition and great opportunity. After two decades of charter schooling, an effective model for urban education has emerged. Thanks in large part to the work of BES, we now know how to close the achievement gap. BES is uniquely positioned to continue to evolve that model and bring it to scale across the country, affect the lives of tens of thousands of children, and powerfully contribute to the national conversation on the transformation of American public education.
BES’s founder, Linda Brown, is transitioning out of her role as leader of the organization. She will continue to contribute to the organization during the new CEO’s first nine to 12 months by cultivating and recruiting Fellows and ensuring a successful transfer of leadership and knowledge to her successor. This is a unique opportunity for an experienced and growth-minded executive who is excited to learn from one of the charter school’s pioneers while laying the foundation for her/his leadership of Building Excellent Schools.
The CEO will report directly to a seven to nine-member Board of Directors, and direct reports include the Chief Academic Officer and Director of Development. BES has a staff of 30 people, approximately half of whom are based in Boston and half who work remotely from over eight locations.