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Chief of Staff

Organization:
Bridge Boston Charter School
Job Title: Chief of Staff
Job Type:
Administrative
City:
Boston
State:
Massachusetts
Job Search Ends:
February 28th, 2018
Organization's Website:
The School - Bridge Boston Charter School is a comprehensive, full-service public school that opened in the fall of 2011 with 72 children in K1 and K2. This year the school holds grades K1-6 with 312 students. We are chartered to expand by a grade each year until we serve 335 students in grades K1-8.  Bridge Boston Charter School’s mission is to help our students thrive in a challenging, joyful, inclusive public school community that values close partnerships with families and a focus on the whole child. Through full-service programming, Bridge Boston Charter School works to remove the health and social obstacles that hinder student learning. This year we are serving students who are 39% ELL, 21% SPED, and 20% who have been or are currently homeless. To serve our students and fulfill our mission, the school is chartered to run an extended year and extended day program.
 
The Position – We are looking for a team-oriented and driven Chief of Staff, who is excited to advance our strategies to attract, develop, and keep great people. This is a new position so a pioneering and collaborative spirit is essential. The ideal candidate enjoys working with teachers and staff, as well as students and families. This is a full-time, 12-month position, and eligible for competitive benefits package. Reports to Executive Director.
 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required; 4-5 years of work experience preferred; prior teaching experience preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in understanding school culture; unpacking and improving organizational systems
  • Experience with recruitment and hiring, developing professional networks
  • Superior interpersonal, listening, and communication skills, written and verbal, with different audiences, including students, parents/guardians, and staff 
  • Exceptional organizational and project management skills; can build and maintain systems that can grow with the school
  • Ability to work independently as well as within small and diverse teams
  • Proactive, resourceful and creative problem-solver
  • Value of diversity and demonstration of cultural competence; experience in supporting diverse needs and working with diverse populations
  • Life-long learner; willingness to make and learn from mistakes; values and solicits critical feedback
  • Sense of humor and joy
  • Proficiency with Google Apps and Excel is a plus
  • Bilingual Spanish, Haitian-Creole, or Cape Verdean Creole highly desirable

Responsibilities

  • Oversee and work closely with hiring managers/direct supervisors on recruitment and hiring strategies, as well as development of a selection and interview process
  • Research and actively cultivate sources of future talent, including leveraging of staff networks, alma maters, targeting recruitment events, organizational partners, and job-board strategy
  • Manage and support candidates through all stages of the process, including phone screening of qualified candidates and a robust on-boarding and orientation experience
  • Work closely with Business Office/HR and Data Specialist to design, implement, and monitor effective and compliant hiring practices and data tracking
  • Provide organizational support to senior leadership and help manage board and/or school-wide projects; calendar planning
  • Coordinate school improvement efforts including annual surveys, focus groups, and task forces/committees
  • Promote positive school culture and support school operations (can include combination of arrival, dismissal, breakfast, lunch, recess, after school duties, school celebrations and traditions)
  • Participate in leadership and department meetings
  • Fulfill other duties as assigned
 
More information about the school is available at www.bridgebostoncharterschool.org. Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to Yully Cha; please title subject heading as: Chief of Staff and send to hr@bridgebostoncs.org.

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