Website Crosslake Community School
Position: Director of Online Learning, Crosslake Community School
About Our School:
Crosslake Community School (CCS) is a public charter school offering both in-person and online programming for students in preschool through 12th grade. The CCS in-person campus is located in the heart of the Brainerd Lakes Area in beautiful Crosslake, MN. Our new campus and many programs and initiatives have resulted from the incredible support of this generous, talented, and vibrant community. Our tuition-free online program serves students from anywhere in Minnesota in grades kindergarten to graduation/age 21.
The Crosslake Community School’s Online program addresses all Minnesota academic standards and successful students graduate with a Minnesota High School Diploma. CCS Online students engage in community service, environmental engagement, and personal exploration as part of graduation requirements. Our mission is to grow environmentally literate, community-impacting learners of excellence. We achieve this through our commitment to integrating environmental education at all grade levels and our partnership with our authorizer, Osprey Wilds Environmental Learning Center. The Crosslake Community School online program offers a highly personalized educational experience including multiple levels of student support. At CCS, we believe our students’ success is our success. Learn more about our school by visiting our website. https://www.crosslakekids.org
CCS is seeking a Director for our online learning program serving students in kindergarten through graduation/age 21. The Director of Online Learning will provide leadership and administration to a motivated staff of instructional and support personnel. They will nurture an environment where staff strives for exemplary performance, providing the best possible opportunities for student growth and development both educationally and personally. The Online Director will assume a co-leadership role with the Director of In-Person Learning to promote student success by collaborating with and providing support to the school community. Offices for the Director of Online Learning may be located on or off-campus. The Director of Online Learning is a beacon for CCS’s Mission and Vision to grow environmentally literate, community-impacting learners of excellence.
Desired Credentials and Skills:
While not required, experience in online learning and leading online programs is preferred.
While not required, Minnesota Licensed Teacher with classroom teaching experience is desired.
While not required, a Licensed School Administrator in the State of Minnesota (or working towards) is desired. If the individual does not hold a valid administrative license, the BOE and the individual would develop a professional development plan that would include training in the following areas: instruction and assessment; human resources; personnel management; financial management; legal and compliance management; effective communication; and BOE, Osprey Wilds, and community relations.
Ability and willingness to collaborate in a leadership role.
Periodic travel to the Crosslake In-Person campus may be required.
Proven experience as an innovative leader who possesses strong written and verbal communication, critical thinking, decision-making, detail-orientation, organizational, and problem-solving skills.
Demonstrated skill, knowledge, and passion for environmental education.
Knowledge of Charter School philosophy, approaches, and differentiation from other schools.
Innovation and the ability to lead others to deliver outcomes to fulfill a vision, mission and/or strategy.
Strong listening skills and ability to balance the input of various individuals, such as teachers, other staff, community leaders, students, and parents/guardians.
Ability to assess student and teacher performance and provide feedback.
Ability to understand state educational standards and to evaluate curricula and educational programs.
Ability to resolve human resource issues and interpret and implement policies.
Knowledge of educational technology and proven computer skills, particularly in the areas of databases, spreadsheets, and word processing.
Salary and benefits will be determined by the board and posted no later than July 15th.
Position open until filled. Applications submitted by July 27 will receive priority.
All application materials and inquiries should be directed to the consultant to the Crosslake Community School Board. To apply or inquire, please send a letter of interest, current resume, and three reference letters including names and contact information to:
Dr. Daniel L. Jett
Trim Tab Consulting
[email protected] (preferred)
27245 Puno Drive
Punta Gorda, FL 33983
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