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Job Title: Chief Communications and Strategy Officer
Job Location: Crossroads Charter Schools, Kansas City, MO
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Crossroads Charter Schools
Kansas City, MO 64105
Telephone: 816-221-3191 EXT 334
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Job Description: Chief Communications and Strategy Officer

At Crossroads Charter Schools, we…
  • Understand the significant difference between equity and equality. Every student deserves to receive what he/she needs to succeed (equity), not that every student receives the same amount of resources, instruction, attention, etc. (equality).
  • Develop school environments where all students are actively and meaningfully engaged in rigorous instruction and authentic learning tasks.
  • Interrupt the “school to prison pipeline” – policies and practices that are directly and indirectly pushing the most at-risk students out of school and on a pathway to the juvenile and criminal justice systems.
  • Engage families as partners in meaningful ways.
  • Build the capacity of diverse teams that are more reflective of our students.
  • Nurture an open, collaborative, and trusting environment because the work is enormous, deeply personal, emotional and often difficult.
  • Engage in on-going job embedded professional development through co-teaching and co-planning
 
Position Summary:
The primary responsibilities are to…
 
Reporting directly to the Superintendent of Schools, the Chief Communications and Strategy Officer (CCSO) assists with developing, communicating, executing, and sustaining strategic initiatives. S/he will focus on accelerating organization performance through cohesive strategy planning and execution, knowledge management and the implementation of an organizational dashboard for impact and organizational effectiveness. The CCSO is responsible for formalizing the school’s strategic-planning processes, and leading the development of the strategy, translating it for people across functions and departments, and drive organizational change forging new working relationships and synergies across the organization, and establishing greater transparency and accountability for those people carrying out the school’s strategy. In addition, the CCSO is responsible for assessing whether strategic initiatives, at all levels of the organization, are in line with the school’s core values, mission and vision.

Position Responsibilities:
  • Leads the development of the strategic plan/framework for the organization, and the detailed current year operating plan, while adhering to direction set by the Superintendent and Board of Directors. This includes formalizing and leading the strategic planning process, focusing on long term trends and outlook, and competitive intelligence.
  • Facilitates the execution of the strategy by working collaboratively with the other Executive Team members and ensuring that the strategy is communicated and easily understood by all throughout the organization. Ensures that strategic actions are completed at various levels to achieve desired results.
  • Ensures that appropriate metrics are in place to measure performance and progress towards strategic goals.
  • Acts as a key advisor to Superintendent on critical changes in the competitive landscape, global marketplace and external business environment
  • Engages external business and industry experts to learn and influence business strategies, constantly remaining alert and forward-thinking about opportunities and risks in the industry.
  • Leads the development and implementation of consistent practices and strategic frameworks across the district.
  • Oversees the development and implementation of a knowledge management infrastructure and leads in the management of organizational knowledge as a strategic asset to further the organization’s goals.
  • Leads the organization’s approach to measurement and evaluation with a focus on the creation of an organizational dashboard for impact and organizational effectiveness
Skills and Qualifications:
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in strategic planning.
  • Master’s Degree or an equivalent combination of a Bachelor's degree and experience.
  • Proven track record with strategy planning, development, and execution.
  • Seasoned professional, with a strong strategy orientation, who has previously held several business and operational roles in fast paced and complex environments. Work experience should include success in a period of growth and/or transition.
  • Ability to apply a variety of strategic frameworks to analyze problems and to guide and develop solutions.
  • Ability to translate and communicate complex topics in a variety of forums, tailoring communications to effectively fit and influence the targeted audience; strong executive presence, presentation and communication skills.
 Must see details and apply on website at:  http://www.crossroadsschoolskc.org/careers

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