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The Colorado League of Charter Schools is a great place to work. Employees are passionate about working to meet the League's vision of ensuring that all children have access to a high-quality public school option. 

 

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Program & Event Manager

Director of Talent Development


 

Program & Event Manager

Reports to: Office of the President

Employer: The Colorado League of Charter Schools has 17 staff members, a statewide membership of 255 schools with 118,000 students, a distinguished 20-year history, a prominent 13 member board of directors, and a strong fiscal position. The League’s mission is to improve student achievement by supporting Colorado’s public charter schools, positively reshaping the public school landscape, and advancing opportunities for innovation and expanded high-quality public school choice. The League’s vision is for all Colorado students to have access to high-quality, publicly-funded school options. The League’s expectation is that all employees will champion its mission and vision with passion and dedication.
 
Position: One of the most impactful ways that the Colorado League of Charter Schools facilitates the professional development and learning of member schools and other stakeholders in the charter sector is by hosting events. To spearhead this activity, the League is seeking a Program & Event Manager to support the League’s six programs by planning and managing events that are engaging, impactful, and mission-aligned as well as coordinate special projects to advance priorities in advocacy, school support and research. This position will work in tandem with the executive assistant to the President, business services director, accounting manager, and other staff members to ensure that the programs and events that the League hosts benefit from the necessary staffing and project coordination, whether internal or external. The position will be filled as soon as a highly qualified candidate can be identified.  
 
Pay: The position will be paid competitively including a full-time salary, the opportunity to earn a significant performance bonus, generous paid time off, and attractive health, retirement and life insurance benefits. 

Responsibilities: 

This role is unique in that, to support the annual calendar of events, the Program & Event Manager must work closely with and alongside all members of the League team to complete the following responsibilities: 

  • Manage the League’s annual signature event schedule, including Policy & Facilities Summit, Annual Conference, Teacher Summit and Spring Advocacy Day.
  • Support the League’s program directors in developing and maintaining the schedule of recurring events, including the business manager network, communication network, tech talk, new school onboarding, and staff retreat days.
  • Develop and coordinate the schedule of regional and on-site trainings including board trainings, school leader trainings, and instructional trainings.
  • Create and manage the internal program calendar and event planning timelines.
  • Schedule event status meetings with key staff to review timelines, delineate roles, clarify assignments and determine next steps.
  • Maintain community calendar event listings on League website and social media.
  • Work with event owners and the communications team to determine & implement promotional activities for each event.
  • Provide certificates of completion to event attendees at/after event conclusion.
  • Manage communications with event presenters including calls for presentations, presentation criteria and presenter selection.
  • Work with event owners and team members to determine and manage event design, finances and logistical needs, including the following: 
    • Identification and negotiation of site-use agreements with venues and other vendors;
    • Event owner assistance, staff role delineation and coordination;
    • Event itinerary, show flow and vendor presentation space;
    • Keynote speakers and panelists, special presentations & performances;
    • Audio-visual, meal and refreshment needs;
    • Travel for presenters and special guests;
    • Event signage, program booklets, session handouts, satisfaction surveys and materials;
    • Registrant communication including site maps, commuting directions and other information;
    • Event registration, sponsorship and exhibit offerings including webpages, pricing, tracking and reporting through customer relationship management system;
    • Registration lists and confirmation, supplies and nametags;
    • Technology use such as Go To Meeting for virtual events;
    • Pre- and post-event reconciliation, including RSVP tracking, tabulation of survey data, registration fee payment, and other needs;
    • Invoicing and/or refunding of attendees, sponsors and exhibitors.
    • Business sponsorship and marketing packages, agreements & promotions.
    • Point of contact with outside groups renting the League’s training space.
  • Work closely with team members to set organizational priorities, distribute projects and tasks, monitor progress, and follow through on deliverables to completion.
  • Assist with administrative support, such as responding to school inquiries and delivering value-added services.
  • Ensure quality, diligent customer service by assisting with answering main telephone line and distributing incoming calls among team members, welcoming visitors & handling email inquiries.
  • Other priorities & projects as requested.  

Position Qualifications:

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to balance multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Financial analysis & decision-making aptitudes.
  • Passion for keeping up with Colorado charter sector participants, opportunities, knowledge-gathering and needs.
  • Able to maintain confidential and sensitive information.
  • Comfortable working in close collaboration, coordination and ongoing communication with other members of the team.
  • Diligent, well-organized and timely. Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines and produce quality results on time with attention to detail. Takes pride in following through to completion.
  • Self-starter with a strong work ethic who works independently, learns quickly & easily, and takes pride in striving for individual and organizational excellence
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills with diverse audiences
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office, Excel.  Database/website/CRM system experience highly desirable.
  • Bachelor’s degree and 3+ years of prior experience managing events and projects.
  • Examples of primary responsibility for successfully organizing logistical aspects of events, conferences, retreats and/or meetings.
  • Capabilities in project management, including establishing goals, timelines, monitoring progress and deliverables, and reporting outs.
  • Strong commitment to customer satisfaction.
  • Prior knowledge of K-12 education and public charter schools is helpful.
  • Present and represent the League’s vision, values, priorities, strategic choices and points of view to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Promote integration across program areas through joint planning, coordination and overall commitment to keeping each other informed.

To Apply:

Please submit your cover letter and resume by email to Lisa Jarvi Nolan – ljnolan@coloradoleague.org
The Colorado League of Charter Schools is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, age or sexual orientation. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. 

  


 

Director of Talent Development

 
Reports to: Reporting relationship with VP of Finance and VP of School Services

 

Employer: The Colorado League of Charter Schools has 16 staff members, a statewide membership of 255 schools with 118,000 students, a distinguished 20-year history, a prominent 13 member board of directors, and a strong fiscal position. The League’s mission is to improve student achievement by supporting Colorado’s charter public schools, positively reshaping the public school landscape, and advancing opportunities for innovation and expanded high-quality public school choice. The League’s vision is for all Colorado students to have access to high-quality, publicly-funded school options. The League’s expectation is that all employees will champion its mission and vision with passion and dedication. 

 
Position: Charter public schools in Colorado are only as strong as their capacity to attract, develop, retain and support exemplary educators who can serve an increasingly heterogeneous cross-section of learners and families in urban, suburban and rural communities statewide. Right now, the prevailing talent recruitment channels and HR practices in PreK-12 education are under-developed. The League is seeking a Director of Talent Development to spearhead the development of a new business unit that relentlessly advances the quality of public education in Colorado by: (a) helping member schools and the League itself implement highly effective human resource practices; (b) recruiting teacher and leadership talent into the charter sector statewide, particularly educators of color; and (c) assisting member schools with leadership succession and sustainability including board and management. The position will be filled as soon as a highly qualified candidate can be identified. 


Compensation/Benefits

  • We recognize that we are seeking a candidate with unique qualifications to fill this position. The position will be paid competitively including a full-time salary, the opportunity to earn a significant performance bonus, generous paid time off, and attractive health, retirement and life insurance benefits. 
  • The position will collaborate closely with other members of the League team and develop the capacity of all team members to disseminate effective HR and talent development practices through close teaming, ongoing communication, and shared learning and decision-making.  
  • The position will have significant scheduling flexibility to support outreach to colleges and universities, relationship building with member schools, and otherwise advance the development of talent recruitment channels and professional networks.
  • The ideal fit is a seasoned leader with executive experience who wants to have a major social impact at this phase in his/her career and, thus, is motivated to advance an ambitious annual agenda and execute against measurable performance goals with substantial professional ownership and initiative.

Qualifications

  • Minimum 10-12 years of experience managing different aspects of personnel management, human resources and talent development in large organizational settings where significant resources and expertise are invested in excellent practice, from talent recruitment and selection to professional coaching and mentorship to performance evaluation and differentiated compensation and role delineation and promotion.
  • Deep knowledge of professional networks and associations, current trends, recommended practices, and evolving theories in talent development and human resources in fields with immediate applicability to K-12 education such as health care and higher education. The right candidate does not need to have deep experience in charter schools but must have the aptitudes necessary to readily navigate the learning curve and apply his or her experience base to charter opportunities, needs and realities.   
  • Demonstrated experience, capacity and commitment to attract a diverse talent pool with experience recruiting candidates of color within and across a variety of settings.
  • Education and professional specialization in human resources required with an advanced degree from a reputable higher education institution preferred. Examples include but are not limited to an MBA with a concentration in human resources, a master’s of science in organizational leadership, and/or a master’s in human resource management.
  • Excellent working knowledge of how to make managerial decisions and implement personnel practices within applicable state and federal employment laws. The right candidate may not have specialized in charter schools but must be able to quickly fill knowledge gaps and advise member schools on how employment law applies to all aspects of charter school HR practices.  
  • Excellent communication and facilitation skills in individual, small group and large group settings (written, presentation, verbal, interpersonal). Effective ambassador for the League with strong personal character and diplomacy skills. 
  • Comfortable working in close collaboration, coordination and ongoing communication with other members of the team and providing support to staff at various levels.  
  • Comfortable balancing a demanding set of roles, relationships and work-streams with the purpose of influencing the advancement of a large and growing market segment.
  • Diligent, well-organized, timely. Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines and produce quality results on time with attention to detail. Takes pride in following through to completion. 
  • Self-starter with a strong work ethic who works independently, learns quickly & easily, and takes pride in striving for individual and organizational excellence.
  • Knowledgeable about and proficient in the setup and ongoing use of electronic systems for recruiting, selecting and support talent.
  • Passionate about ensuring that all families and students can access high-quality educational options. 
  • Enjoys working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment where change is embraced.
  • At least 5 past employer & coworker references available upon request

Responsibilities

  • Support the League in designing and implementing excellent HR practices that cultivate high levels of performance, productivity, satisfaction, morale and retention among all employees.
  • Develop and execute against annual and multi-year goals that directly impact opportunities, needs and gaps in charter school talent development and HR practices.
  • Work closely with other members of the League team – such as the director of research & evaluation, director of governmental affairs, and director of school services – to take a strategic, multi-faceted approach to developing the talent pool for charter schools, including elevating the visibility of opportunities, highlighting professional shortages and needs, reaching out to aligned individuals and organizations, and advancing collaborative efforts.
  • Engage partner organizations and leaders in designing and advancing collaborative initiatives that yield a decisive, measurable impact on the accessibility, breadth, diversity and specialization of the statewide talent pool available to public charter schools. 
  • Spearhead outreach to colleges and universities in Colorado and surrounding states to attract undergraduate and graduate students to opportunities in the Colorado charter sector, including engaging institutional leaders, educational programs, professors and student interest groups.
  • Organize and attend career fairs, state and regional conferences, and other events in cooperation with member schools and/or as a League representative.
  • Find effective ways to directly advise, coach, inform and equip a growing membership of schools at different stages of development so that they can implement effective talent development and HR practices.  

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter that explains why you want to join the Colorado League of Charter Schools along with a complete resume that clearly lists all organizations and positions held to date. The cover letter should explain why you are uniquely qualified to fill this position at this point in your professional career.  
The League is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity, equity and inclusion. Please submit your cover letter and resume by email to Lisa Jarvi Nolan – ljnolan@coloradoleague.org

  

 


 


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