Director - Citizens of the World Charter Schools - Kansas Cit
Position: Director
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Executive Director
Job Location: Citizens of the World Charter Schools - Kansas City
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Citizens of the World Charter Schools - Kansas Cit
Kansas City, MO 64111
Telephone: 816-550-5276
Job Description:
The mission of CWC Kansas City is to provide an excellent public education focused on developing and demonstrating understanding while building connections within a diverse community.

The Executive Director of Citizens of the World Charter Schools - Kansas City (CWC Kansas City) is a visionary leader who will lead and grow our region of schools to build a pre-K to 12th grade continuum over time.  S/he will have a sophisticated understanding of and experience with managing or leading an outcomes-driven, multi-site organization with a direct impact on education reform and academic outcomes for students.

The Executive Director will create and maintain an organizational culture that challenges and motivates our diverse leaders, students, teachers, and families to achieve academic excellence, develop as people, and positively impact the communities in which they live.  S/he will have a commitment to the educational philosophy of our school that includes the CWC Graduate Dispositions, the CWC three strands of education (Academics, Social & Emotional Development, and Difference & Inclusion) and the mission and core purpose of our organization.  
This is a full-time position located in Kansas City, MO.  For more information on Citizens of the World Charter Schools – Kansas City, please visit

The Executive Director will be responsible for the following:
  • Strategic Planning and Goal Setting
  • Culture
  • Team Management and Development
  • Community
  • Operations, Finances, and Compliance
Qualifications & Traits
Candidates must have:
  • A track record of leadership, including at least five years of professional experience with success managing a high-performing organization.
  • A set of experiences in education, nonprofit, or corporate environment(s) with a focus on diversity and a demonstrated track record of commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural responsiveness – ideally in areas of youth development, education, within a school environment (charter, district, CMO) or in areas of school reform.
  • Specific experience in a multi-site and/or start-up environment is a plus.
  • Proven alignment with the Citizens of the World Charter Schools mission (“CWC Way”) and a demonstrated commitment to ensuring high academic achievement for diverse student communities.
  • Proven capacity for leadership, including the ability to effectively assemble and motivate a team of professionals to achieve ambitious and measurable results.
  • Experience developing meaningful relationships with diverse stakeholders.
  • A track record of being able to strategize at a high level while also executing that strategy on the ground.
  • A willingness to develop and secure resources through philanthropy and other funding opportunities, strategic partnerships, and mobilization of stakeholders.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree ; an advanced degree preferred (e.g. MBA, MPA, JD, M.Ed.)
  • Willingness to work on-site at the school(s), and occasionally travel to other CWC regions and the network office to share best practices and contribute to the development of network-wide culture and organizational/leadership development.
  • An entrepreneurial spirit; organized and self-managed; capable of accomplishing many complex tasks with competing priorities; is dependable and has excellent follow-through.
  • Strong leadership and team management skills; a self-aware leader who knows how to treat all members of the school’s community with respect; has a strong personal commitment to ongoing learning and growth.
Compensation & Benefits
CWC Kansas City offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package.  CWCS and CWC Kansas City are separate 501(c)(3) organizations and are Equal Opportunity Employers.  As an organization that values diversity and aims to serve a diverse group of students, we work to reflect this diversity in our staff as well.

Please apply online through the TalentEd Application Portal on our website at  No phone calls, please.

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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