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Executive Director

Home Careers Executive Director
Submitted: January 15
Closing: February 26


Dr. Daniel Jett, Ph. D.

Phone: 6128128344


Location Cannon River STEM School
1800 14th Street Northeast
Faribault, MN 55021
Categories Administrative, Licensed, Non-Licensed
Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Health Insurance Included
Minnesota Teacher's License Not Required
Salary Range Commensurate with Experience
Work Commitment Full-Time
To Apply

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Job Description

Minimum requirements for the position are: BS or BA or above from an accredited college/university, charter school teaching and/or leadership experience, and other relevant education, training, and experience. A complete description of the job can be found on the school’s website:


• MN School Administrator Licensure
• Master’s Degree in related field
• Understanding of/experience with Place Based, Inquiry Based, and Project Based learning
• Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Demonstrated leadership skills
• Demonstrated capacity to plan strategically and support teams in implementing plans
• Demonstrated capability for sound judgment and decision making
• Demonstrated conflict resolution skills/experience
• Proven ability to meet deadlines
• Experience and/or background in environmental education
• Demonstrated strong management skills
• Experience in Public Education
• Experience in Charter School environment
• Experience in STEM education
• Experience in School administration
• Successful teaching experience
• Demonstrated ability to improve academic performance
• Demonstrated ability to actively seek adequate and appropriate financial support for school
• Demonstrated experience in Special Education
• Demonstrated successful experience in community outreach/building community relationships
• Experience in Teacher Mentoring
• Experience in organizational development
• Experience in Human Resources
• Successful marketing/public relations experience

Institution Description

Cannon River STEM School (CRSS) is a K-8 public charter school located in Faribault, Minnesota. Located near the confluence of the Straight and Cannon Rivers, our school campus occupies four buildings on the nearly 60-acre St. James Campus of Shattuck-St. Mary’s School--we are not affiliated with Shattuck-St. Mary’s but lease the facility from Shattuck. The main building, which we call Old Main, was built between 1860 and 1880. It was originally the St. James School for Boys. Old Main houses 1st through 4th grades, the media center, library, and administrative offices. The middle school building, which we call Middle School Village, houses 5th through 8th grade, art room, and gymnasium. Kindergarten is located in renovated space in the dormitory building, which we call Kinderland, along with the cafeteria.

Our school provides a unique and rewarding public education experience for students, parents, and teachers. It is our dedication to the STEM focus, combined with an environmental education learning environment that brings the STEM focus to life. Our educational philosophy has a three-tiered focus on place-based, inquiry-based, and project-based instruction. We believe that learning should extend beyond the walls of a traditional classroom into the natural environment, local, and global community. The CRSS curriculum is integrated, so that all subject areas are connected and students learn to see all knowledge as connected, rather than artificially separated into discrete disciplines. Authentic project-based, inquiry-based learning also enables students to see the connections between subjects, and the connections between what they are learning and the world around them.

Though we are a STEM school, we understand that strong reading, writing, and comprehension skills are the gateway to other disciplines. We follow the Minnesota State Education Standards, but we just do it differently than a traditional school. We also limit our class size to 20 students in K-3rd grade and 22 students in 4th-8th grade. With our commitment to student-centered, integrated learning, students engage in a variety of literacy activities in the context of other subjects. This experience provides students with meaningful opportunities to build connections and utilize their emerging and developing skills.

Come experience Cannon River STEM School’s learning community!

Application Instructions/Comments

The position will remain open until a successful candidate is identified by the Cannon River STEM School. However, priority consideration will be given to applications received on or before February, 26, 2021.
Applicants should not contact school board members. To apply for this position, submit a letter of interest, resume, and three letters of professional reference that demonstrate your ability to meet the requirements outlined in the full job description of this position:

Dr. Daniel Jett
Trim Tab Consulting, LLC
27245 Puno Drive, Punta Gorda, FL 33983

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