Employment Opportunities » Head of School- 1st Round Application Acceptance Closed March 15, 2021

Head of School- 1st Round Application Acceptance Closed March 15, 2021

Head of School- 1st Round Application Acceptance Closed March 15, 2021
12600 N. Kelley Avenue

The position will serve as the chief executive officer of Sovereign Community Schools (SCS) and has, under the direction of the SCS Board, general supervision of all SCS programs and the collective SCS personnel. The Head of School is responsible for the management of SCS under the Board policies and is accountable to the Board.
The Head of School designs builds and leads a culture of creativity and vision of educational excellence for students and faculty while demonstrating an understanding and respect for Indigenous Nations and their people. The Head of School serves as the instructional administrative head of SCS and has the responsibility for coordinating and supervising its educational activities. Additionally, the Head of School is responsible for the planning and development of internal programs, policies, and procedures; determines the course and program activities, and staffing requirements. The Head of School oversees material and facility needs, prepares budget estimates, and administers all funding facilities, including all grant awards. The Head of School serves as the liaison between SCS school staff, its Governing Board, and community agencies to assure the adequate flow of information in all directions, keeping each group well informed and understood. Through skilled transformational leadership, the Head of School maintains an overview of the organization to assure that all educational activities, programs, services, and systems are developed in accordance with SCS’ mission to develop and serve a vibrant population of economically and tribally and racially diverse students, offering them an exceptional educational experience. The Head of School is an effective advocate for staff, students, and their families.
Minimum of Master’s Degree in Education Administration or related field or equivalent leadership experience with demonstrated education administration and management skills. Five- to seven-years progressively responsible professional experience. Minimum 3 years experience working within an indigenous population.

Demonstrated ability to build an educational value system where high-quality learning is a joyful experience that encourages students' identity development and leadership growth.
Demonstrated experience in educational administration and supervision, especially supervision of staff with diverse educational strengths, development goals, and cultural backgrounds.
Must possess fiscal management and budgeting skills.
Must have knowledge, skills, and understanding of the purposes and processes of education.
Must possess the ability to articulate a well-developed educational philosophy and to demonstrate a thorough knowledge of major new developments in education, including evidence as to their effectiveness and drawbacks.
Demonstrated ability to take the initiative and to stimulate others to drive toward educational goals.
Ability to select, lead and improve personnel at all levels within the organization.
Possess strong communication skills and a disposition that lends itself to cooperation with professional, non-instructional, and community groups.
Experience in the development and/or implementation of quality improvement.
Demonstrated record as a positive, creative, and realistic leader, with a community-driven service-oriented ethic.

Basic word processing skills (i.e., Microsoft Office Systems)
Experience in the use of multi-media equipment, such as overhead projectors, audio/video equipment.
Knowledge of the use and operation of fire alarm and other security systems.

State of Oklahoma Teachers License, 3A Instructional Leader or 3B Administrator preferred.
Valid Oklahoma Driver's License.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel, in tasks such as keyboarding and writing. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms and talk and hear. Must have visual acuity to read and draft reports, memos, letters, etc. Incumbent must possess the visual abilities to enable him/her to perform the responsibilities and functions of the job efficiently.

The employee will work in an interior, climate-controlled office and classroom environment and close quarters with staff and students. At times class instruction will take place outside with weather permitting. The noise level will vary from quiet to moderate and occasional hectic activity as expected within a school environment. May occasionally travel to other sites that are not wheelchair accessible.

The qualifications, physical demands, and work environment described herein are representative of those an employee will encounter and must meet to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities.
Start Date
Contact Kyla Molina or Stacie Thrasher
Phone: (405) 708-5010
Fax: (405) 594-6005
kylamolinar@gmail.com or office@sovereignschools.o
12600 N Kelley Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73131