Founded in 1998, Foxborough Regional Charter School serves a diverse population from over 22 communities within the greater Boston area with over 1600 students enrolled in grades K through 12. With an impressive track record of 98% of students attending college, 75% of students taking AP classes, and a 100% of students participating in a World Languages program starting in Kindergarten, the school has also experienced considerable growth over the last 5 years in both the number of students it serves as well as its physical footprint. In 2017, the school added a distinct elementary school space as part of its comprehensive facilities expansion plan. Along with the school’s demonstrated success, it has continued to maintain a healthy and sustainable financial model.
The students and staff at Foxborough Regional Charter School abide by the motto “Enter to Learn, Exit to Lead!” Staff are guided by a school culture that focuses on career and college readiness, while also implementing a strong character education curriculum which includes a service leadership component. The staff, leadership and students all embrace the school’s diverse student population as a key attribute to the school’s unique success.
Foxborough Regional Charter school has both continued to expand their student enrollment, as well as their enrichment offerings which include unique STEM programming, World Language programs, internship opportunities, global study opportunities and more. With an experienced, accomplished and highly dedicated staff and faculty, Foxborough Regional Charter School is poised for increased success as it moves into its 23rd year of operation. For more information visit: https://www.foxboroughrcs.org/.
Over the last twenty years, Foxborough Regional Charter School leadership team has achieved a series of critical milestones including: more than doubling the number of students that the school serves; the completion of a major facilities expansion project that included the construction of new classrooms, science labs, and an elementary school campus; professional development opportunities for staff; and transitioning the school to remote learning last spring at the start of the global pandemic. The organization is now seeking an experienced executive to lead it into its next chapter of success. The Executive Director will play a critical role in driving the next phase of FRCS’s success embracing the school’s unique position in welcoming a diverse student body from over 22 communities in the greater Boston area while also expanding the leadership team’s efforts as they relate to teacher/staff retention, professional development and deepening the schools unified culture and mission across the K-12 educational experience. The Executive Director will partner with the Board of Trustees and hold the primary leadership responsibility of overseeing the school’s educational and operational success. S/he will serve as an external ambassador and champion for the school with key strategic audiences including external partners, state chartering authorities, the surrounding community and other partners.
The ideal Executive Director will demonstrate exceptional relationship management and communication skills with a diverse group of audiences (parents, staff, students, district officials and community partners) while also building upon a strong school culture. As a culturally competent and a self-reflective leader, the Executive Director will demonstrate a deep commitment to diversity and social equity, and ensure that all Foxborough Regional Charter School students have an opportunity to achieve their dreams of college and career success. An adept seasoned relationship builder, manager and leader, the Executive Director will hold a deep belief in the charter school movement and bring an energy and excitement to the Foxborough Charter School community.
Key Responsibilities of the Executive Director include:
Leading the vision forFoxborough Regional Charter Schools’ ongoing success, including ensuring that the instructional program, school culture and climate, community engagement, and external partnerships are highly effective and tightly aligned to the school mission and goals;
Managing senior staff, acting not only as a supervisor, but also as a coach and consensus builder, remaining deeply committed to the school’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as well as the values of developing and bringing out the strengths of all of Foxborough Regional Charter Schools’ people, while also holding them accountable for their goals and desired outcomes for the whole community;
Partnering with the Board of Trustees and external partners to secure and allocate the resources and supports necessary with a specific focus on navigating the local and state political landscape to maintain the health of the school and fulfill its goals for expansion, pushing the boundaries of what is possible to realize the highest levels of success for all of FRCS’s students;
Ensuring long-term viability through prudent and attentive management to maintaining financial liability, facilities, upholding compliance with state charter requirements and overseeing seamless school operations;
Addressing the need to build a culture that will enhance relationships between students, staff and leadership to ensure trust and true partnership while paying close attention to the opportunity gaps that exist within the school community
Ensuring that the organization's core values are lived, embraced, and strengthened by all stakeholders, and that the work of teachers and staff is purposeful and meaningful towards student outcomes.
Carrying the voice of FRCS to the broader community, connecting personally with all stakeholders (students, staff, parents and board members) and representing the school with district leaders, external partners, policymakers, funders and other supporters.
In order to fulfill these responsibilities, the ideal Executive Director candidate will be:
An accomplished leader with at least 10 years of experience in education reform, preferably in a highly diverse setting;
Exceptional people management skills, with direct experience supervising a leadership team of at least five senior staff and proven ability to coach and support teams toward exceptional performance;
Ability to forge strong partnerships and relationships with both internal and external stakeholders including Boards of Trustees, community partners, school district officials, regional and state political officials, local and state charter officials, parents and students;
Superior written, verbal and presentation communication skills with the ability to read audiences, adapt communication styles as appropriate, and resonate with different audiences;
Exceptional organizational skills with proven systems for managing all aspects of professional life and ability to customize and craft relevant organizational strategies in multiple contexts;
Knowledgeable about the academic and social emotional needs of students, especially those of different racial, linguistic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds;
A passionate advocate for all students and families who has a commitment and the demonstrated ability to build a strong culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion at FRCS;
Energizing and motivational personality with proven ability to inspire and engage others toward action.
Additional Salary Information: This position offers a competitive salary range of $160,000 - $192,000 and robust benefits including medical, dental, and retirement. More details can be provided upon request.