EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Urban Collaborative Accelerated Program (The UCAP School) Providence, Rhode Island
The Urban Collaborative Accelerated Program (the UCAP School) Board of Directors invites qualified candidates to apply for the position of Executive Director.
Established in 1989, the UCAP School is an independent public school collaborative for students who are at serious risk of dropping out of school, needing stronger academic skills or otherwise under achieving in their current school. Located in Providence, Rhode Island, UCAP exists to provide high quality educational services for approximately 140 students in Grades 7, 8, and 9 from the cities of Providence, Central Falls, and Cranston. The goal is to connect with young adolescents by providing multiple opportunities to succeed in school, to graduate high school, and to pursue plans for post-secondary education. UCAP is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of the Superintendents from the three member districts. The school is funded by public funds from the member districts, the State of Rhode Island, the Federal Department of Education and from various non-profit support entities. Additional private funds benefitting the school and students are raised through the Fund for UCAP (FFU), a non-profit organization overseen by a community Board of Directors and other friends of the UCAP School.
The UCAP School Board of Directors seeks a highly qualified educational leader for the position of Executive Director. This is an exciting leadership opportunity for an individual with experience in and appreciation for diverse learning environments, who has excellent human relations skills, and has a demonstrated understanding of urban education and the dynamics of regional public school collaboration. In addition to managing the educational programs, the new Executive Director will need to be responsible for the business aspects of the operation including the school building and tenant relations plus play a leading role in raising private charitable funds that supplement the public funding. The new Executive Director is expected to have the skills, work ethic and commitment to effectively lead a team of dedicated professionals in continuing and enhancing the UCAP School mission and vision.
Desired Core Competencies: Strong leader possessing visionary skills and a passion for academic excellence in an urban setting An appreciation for diversity and an understanding of the social/emotional needs of students Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to utilize/develop team relationships throughout the UCAP region so that they operate in a complimentary and collaborative manner Conviction in his/her beliefs and possessing the qualities associated with innovation and ability to lead member districts as well as the UCAP school administration, faculty and staff to action Financial background with emphasis on organizational fundraising Possesses skills and flexibility in effecting change to meet the evolving needs and landscape in public education Demonstrated problem-solving and decision-making skills Skills in leading strategic planning linked to student learning, fiscal management, personnel development, and inter-organizational partnerships Skilled in maximizing the use of available resources
Desired Qualifications: Demonstrated urban educational leadership with vision and entrepreneurial spirit Ability to promote trust and confidence through integrity-based leadership Ability to promote strong academic learning and social/emotional relationships within the school Well informed instructional leader with demonstrated skills in improving student academic performance Excellent communication skills Minimum K-12 Rhode Island Building Level Administrator’s Certificate or evidence of eligibility Three (3) or more years as a school, district or central office leader Demonstrated familiarity with diverse cultures
The UCAP School Board of Directors is prepared to offer a multi-year contract with a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Screening of applications will begin shortly after the application deadline of February 19, 2019. Ideally, the new Executive Director of the Urban Collaborative Accelerated Program will be appointed to the position in the Spring of 2019 and will begin work on July 1, 2019.
For more information, please contact: Dr. Michael Palladino, Dr. Carolyn Burke or Dr. Arthur Bettencourt UCAP Executive Director Search NESDEC 28 Lord Road, Marlborough, MA 01752 Phone: 508-481-9444 Email: email@example.com
To access the application, please visit www.nesdec.org and click on the Executive Search tab.
About New England School Development Council
The New England School Development Council (NESDEC) is an organization whose general purpose is the development of high-performance schools throughout the Northeast. NESDEC, originally established at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, is now a stand-alone, independent, not-for-profit corporation that has been serving New England school districts since 1946.