Chief Executive Officer

Announcement of Leadership Opportunity

Chief Executive Officer
The Charter High School for Architecture and Design (CHAD)
Philadelphia, PA

The Charter High School for Architecture and Design (CHAD) was founded in September 1999 by the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) as its Legacy 2000 Project. CHAD is the first public charter high school for architecture and design in the nation.

The current Chief Executive Officer is retiring at the end of the 2014-2015 school year, following a successful decade of leadership. This is an exciting opportunity to lead a learning community of 600 students and 60 staff and continue to transform this unique charter high school using a design-infused curriculum and a project-based learning approach while preparing CHAD students for success in college and beyond.

CHAD was founded on two principles: to provide a safe, academically innovative and stimulating environment for urban minority high school students; and to prepare CHAD students for college and training in the fields of architecture and design. CHAD is a strong and singular learning community committed to integrating the design process into a college preparation curriculum. Visit the website at: www.CHADphila.org

The next CHAD Chief Executive Officer will be responsible for providing the vision and leadership for the further development of the CHAD curriculum, fortifying the school culture and unique learning environment, and mastering the management of CHAD’s financial viability. The Chief Executive Officer will be responsible for ensuring the academic and financial sustainability of CHAD, and building collaborative relationships and strategic partnerships locally, nationally and internationally. Demonstrated fundraising abilities, experience working with a Board of Directors, capacity to lead teams and manage change, and knowledge of urban education is required.

For consideration, candidates will demonstrate strategic leadership through direct experience with education institutions and/or nonprofit organizations, a passion for design, a facility for the successful cultivation of institutional partnerships, and a commitment to the mission of public charter schools and unique learning communities. Demonstrated fundraising abilities, experience working with a Board of Directors, capacity to lead teams and manage change, and knowledge of urban education is required.

Send expressions of interest by January 5, 2015
Email: emily@leadrecruit.com (note CHAD)