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Accountability and Evaluation Manager

  • 501470
  • PHOENIX
  • BOARD FOR CHARTER SCHOOLS
  • Full-time

ARIZONA STATE BOARD FOR CHARTER SCHOOLS

The Arizona State Board for Charter Schools reviews new and renewal applications and grants charters to qualified applicants across the state. The Board oversees all aspects of the charter schools it authorizes and evaluates charter performance on an ongoing basis including the academic performance of schools operated by charter holders, the operational compliance and financial viability of charter holders and their adherence to the terms and conditions of the charter contract.

Accountability and Evaluation Manager

Job Location:
 
1616 West Adams Street Suite 170
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
 
Posting Details:

Annual Salary Range: $45,000-$55,000

Grade: 21

This position will remain open until filled

Job Summary:

The Arizona State Board for Charter Schools (ASBCS) is looking for an Accountability & Evaluation Manager to work in collaboration with the ASBCS team to conduct oversight and evaluation of charter schools.

This position will lead key elements of school performance evaluation and oversight particularly in the area of school operations and governance performance to ensure charter school compliance.

Job Duties:

•Prepares and manages the development of detailed reports based on analysis and evaluation of school performance for schools in the ASBCS’ portfolio

•Manage and oversee the collection of required compliance documentation for schools undergoing a targeted process of oversight and monitoring

•Conducts visits to charter schools for the purpose of determining compliance with federal and state regulations and the charter contract

•Works closely with ASBCS staff to ensure thoughtful and coordinated oversight and monitoring of schools in the ASBCS’ portfolio

•Develops recommendations and prepare materials for presentations to the ASBCS in areas of assignment

•Assists with the development and implementation of oversight policies and processes

•Implements ASBCS policies and practices to address school complaints

•Completes ad-hoc and special projects as assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:

•Laws, rules, and policies applicable to charter schools

•The ASBCS’ performance frameworks and its policies

•Microsoft Office, Google and other productivity tools

Skills:

•Statistical and analytical skills sufficient to compile data, organize facts and draw clear and logical conclusions

•Access and compile information from various sources (database, internet, charter folders, etc.)

•The ability to research laws and regulations that charters must maintain adherence to

•Conduct and lead site visits to charter schools regarding compliance

•The ability to problem solve and to research and find answers

•Maintain and monitor data for reporting purposes

•Coordinate trainings and support activities

Abilities:

•Working Relationships - Establish and maintain effective relationships with internal staff, state and federal officials, school leaders, and members of the public

•Efficient - Prioritize and execute day to day responsibilities to best respond to the work of the ASBCS and be able to manage long-term projects

•Teamwork - Works effectively with a team and enjoys collaborating within different workstreams

•Judgment - The ability to formulate a sound decision using the available information

•Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the particular details of a project or task

•Communication - Effectively convey information both verbally and in writing

•Communicate in a manner that is clear, complete and concise

Selective Preference(s):

The preferred candidate will possess:

•An advanced degree in education or public policy and/or a combination of the following areas:

1. Public education administration specifically working with charter schools

2. Experience in working with state regulatory bodies/agencies

3. Analytical research experience

Pre-Employment Requirements:

•Much of the work is computer-based. School visits happen on average 3-6 times per month and occur during the school day

•The working environment is both home-based and office-based and in the field for school visits and other meetings

•Site visits require travel and include overnight stays on occasion

Benefits:

The State of Arizona offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:

•Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

•Life insurance and long-term disability insurance

•Vacation plus 10 paid holidays per year

•Health and dental insurance

•Retirement plan

•Sick leave

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page

Retirement:

•Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS)

•Please note that enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment

Contact Us:

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Shawn McConnell at staffing@azdoa.gov for assistance.

ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)

All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.