Executive Director

Job Details

Do you want to change the world?

At Endeavor Schools we are changing the world one child at a time. Endeavor Schools is a stable growing family of private schools committed to creating better education for a better world.

Making a significant, lasting, positive difference in the communities we serve begins and ends with our people. At Endeavor Schools, we are always recruiting for team members who have the courage, skills, experience, and desire to help us strengthen our team and deliver on the promises we make to the families that we serve.

Endeavor Schools has an exciting opportunity for an Executive Director! This position will work under the direction of and in partnership with the Regional Director to provide general management oversight of our network of schools in the Minneapolis area. The Executive Director ensures each school achieves financial objectives, delivers Endeavor's curriculum and educational programs, and simultaneously meets the needs of all constituents: licensing, students, families, management, and stakeholders. The Executive Director will be expected to be on-site at schools 4 days per week, with 1 day working from home.

Essential Tasks

Under the guidance and direction of the Regional Director, the Executive Director will:
  • Meet enrollment objectives and established metrics for school performance by planning and executing student retention and enrollment activities.
  • Manage against approved budget and provide accurate financial, operational and academic reporting and analysis to Endeavor Schools.
  • Build effective school leadership teams and build relationships with peers.
  • Collaborate with the Endeavor Academics department.
  • Provide ongoing leadership development of School Leaders by consistently coaching and giving feedback.
  • Build and sustain a positive, collaborative culture by focusing on staff recognition and consistent communications.
  • Provide appropriate staff development and in-service as needed in conjunction with both the Academic and Operations Departments.
  • Retain high-quality staff by providing clear expectations and acknowledging individual contributions.
  • Collaborate with Endeavor's Marketing team to build an effective marketing program to generate and retain enrollment.
  • Ensure schools are timely answering family inquiries.
  • Capitalize on local opportunities to establish a positive presence in the community.

Education, Experience, and Skills:
  • A Bachelor's degree in Education is preferred.
  • A minimum of five years' experience in the field of education serving a student population and school community of comparable scope.
  • A minimum of five years of managerial experience with strong performance results, preferably in a school environment.
  • Specific requirements set by minimum state standards and/or accreditation.
  • Proven leadership ability, including the ability to coach and develop staff.
  • Experience with revenue generation, budgets and financial accountability.
  • Proficiency with technology and software applications including current version of MS Office.
  • Exhibits interpersonal skills for creating productive working relationships with various stakeholders including families, teachers, other staff, and the local community.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage conflict in the workplace and school setting by effectively applying conflict resolution strategies and confronting issues as they arise.
  • Remain accessible and responsive to families, students, and staff.

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exclusive or exhaustive list of all job functions that an employee in this position may be asked to perform. A full job description is available upon request. Duties and responsibilities can be changed, expanded, reduced, or delegated by management to meet the business needs of Endeavor Schools.

Why work for us? Because we truly care about our people!

Endeavor Schools is a growing family of private schools that is united by the belief that families deserve schools that are worthy of their trust. The mission of Endeavor Schools is to empower our schools with the tools, resources and support required to deliver on the promises made to our children and families. Our vision is to create optimal teaching and learning environments that transform the lives of those we serve.

Endeavor Schools is an equal opportunity employer.