Immersion teachers Forum
International Spanish Language Academy (“ISLA”) a K-6 Spanish-immersion charter school, 501 (c) (3) and International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme, opened its doors in September 4, 2007. In nine years, ISLA has grown from 71 students to 299 students and is now located in its permanent facility, in Minnetonka, MN. ISLA employs 13 classroom teachers, additional specialist staff, paraprofessionals, office staff, and has a strong Language Ambassador (Amity Interns) program. Among only a handful of schools in Minnesota, ISLA was the proud recipient of the prestigious National Blue Ribbon Award in 2013. ISLA has a tradition of fiscal responsibility, strong parental involvement, volunteerism, and a very active and supportive PTO.
Job Summary: The Executive Director is responsible for carrying out and advancing the ISLA mission, vision, and strategic plan of the school. The Executive Director position is charged with overseeing the day-to-day operations of the school. The position is also responsible for ensuring that (i) ISLA appropriately fulfills its commitment to providing high-quality, total Spanish immersion education, and (ii) the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme is operating effectively.
The Executive Director has the important role and responsibility of hiring, developing, and retaining a competent staff. This involves creating a work environment and culture that attracts the best possible candidates, developing specific strategies to support and facilitate professional development of teachers, maintaining the native and near-native fluency of ISLA’s teacher population, and developing a cohesive administrative and teaching team at ISLA. The Executive Director reports to ISLA’s Board of Directors.
Contract / Salary: Regionally competitive and dependent on experience
Apply Online by March 15th