Executive Director

    • Categories:

    • Administrative

    • Grades:

    • Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

    • Health Insurance:

    • Included

    • Minnesota Teacher's License:

    • Preferred

    • Salary Range:

    • Commensurate with Experience

    • Work Commitment:

    • Full-Time

    • Submitted Date:




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Job Description

• Manage a complex budget, including working with restricted revenue streams
• Oversee quality and continuous improvement of the Crosslake Community School curriculum, instruction, and assessment
• Effectively manage and develop a staff of teachers, paraprofessionals, and administrative and operational staff
• Effectively identify legal and compliance issues
• Effective communication with the board and active participation in meetings as an ex-officio member of the board
• Manage successful parent and community relationships
• Understand the community in which Crosslake Community School operates
• Ensure that Crosslake Community School meets or exceeds state and authorizer educational standards
• Provide timely information and reporting to Board and Authorizer as requested and/or required
• Carry out Executive Director Duties, as assigned


Preferred Qualifications
• Valid State of Minnesota Teaching License or Admin License
• Minimum of 5 years of teaching and/or educational experience, especially charter school experience
• Minimum of 2 years administrative experience
• Master’s Degree
• Experience managing a complex budget, including working with restricted revenue streams
• Experience with traditional and online curriculum, instruction, and assessment
• Experience in human resource and personnel management
• Effectively identify legal and compliance issues
• Effective written and oral communication skills
• Experience or participation with a board or authorizer
• Experience managing successful parent and community relationships

Preferred Characteristics:
• Demonstrates superior interpersonal skills and high degree of patience
• Promotes collaboration and team building
• Actively participates in classroom and out of class activities with students and staff
• Ability to develop positive, empathetic relationships with students
• Ability to effectively supervise, motivate and develop professional employees
• Personal and professional integrity and ethics
• Understands the impact of humans on the environment and a commitment to minimizing our impact

Salary Range: $80,000-$100,000

· Paid health insurance for the employee (up to $520 per month), option to add dependents
· Dental insurance (paid for by CCS)
· Long-term disability insurance (paid for by CCS)
· 13 days paid time off, with option to be paid out for up to 5 unused days
· Contributions to TRA
· Life insurance of $25,000 (paid for by CCS)

Institution Description

Our guiding principles:
Purpose: Improve pupil learning and student achievement
Mission: To grow environmentally literate, community impacting learners of excellence
Vision: ​Crosslake Community School: C.C.S. – where academics lead to a stronger, healthier community
Environmental Education: We integrate environmental education into each grade level, building awareness of what students can do in their daily lives to be responsible environmental stewards.

With a newly built, state-of-the art building, Crosslake Community School offers a unique learning environment, specializing in multi-age classrooms and parent, teacher, and student partnerships. By design, our classes are limited to 19 students – providing for very personalized, high quality educational experiences that are difficult to duplicate in larger school settings.

In addition to our Pre-K-8 traditional, seat-based program, Crosslake Community School also offers a hybrid online model to grades 5-12 in order to give students the flexibility they may need in order to pursue personal activities as well as completing the required courses to receive their high school diploma. While students need to be motivated, hard-working, and dedicated to the online model, the adults surround them with encouragement, academic assistance, and support to ensure that no student falls through the cracks.

The school is financially sound with an annual budget of over $3.5M. The school board consists of four teachers, three parents, and one community member. They are highly engaged and committed to ensuring that students, staff, parents, and the community have the resources they need to exceed the school’s mission.

Crosslake Community School is Authorized by Audubon Center of the Northwoods. Their mission is to ensure quality academic and environmental literacy outcomes for Minnesota students through effective charter school authorizing. Their vision is to authorize a portfolio of high performing charter schools that instill a connection and commitment to the environment in their school communities, while working towards a healthy planet where all people live in balance with the Earth. Since 2011, ACNW has grown to become the largest authorizer of charter schools in Minnesota by number of schools authorized.

Application Instructions/Comments

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a current professional resume, and three professional references to:

Dr. Daniel Jett
27245 Puno Drive
Punta Gorda, FL 33983
E: danjett1@comcast.net
P: 612.812.8344

  • To apply for this job, please contact the person above directly.