Executive Director - Eugenio Maria de Hostos Charter School - Rochester - NY


Under the direction of the Board of Trustees, the Executive Director leads all aspects of the school acting as an agent of the Board, provides information and input to the Board, manages school business and develops fundraising strategies. He/she provides educational management leadership in developing, implementing and assessing EMHCS’s educational program and accountability goals.


Strategic Planning

  • Work with the board of trustees and instructional leaders to develop a strategic plan
  • Oversee the allocation of resources to drive the best balance between financial, operational and academic concerns
  • Hire and oversee performance of the elementary school principal and the secondary school principal

Culture Development

  • Preserve and promote the Eugenio Maria de Hostos Charter School mission with associated core values, philosophy and culture

Human Capital

  • Develop an overall human capital strategy
  • Oversee school level human capital development efforts including: recruiting, training and evaluating school principals and the development of hiring practices, policies and evaluation protocols for all teachers and school employees

Operations and Finance

  • Oversee school operations: budgeting, accounting, human resources, contract management, compliance, etc
  • Work with outside counsel to support the legal needs of the school
  • Manage facilities acquisition, maintenance and renovation efforts

Academic Performance

  • Develop academic goals and performance benchmarks with instructional leaders
  • Execute sound performance management of instructional leaders to ensure student achievement gains are being realized
  • Build a high performing, consistent data-driven culture across the school

Development and External Relations

  • Lead development efforts to fund the Eugenio Maria de Hostos Charter School model
  • Manage the external representation and image of the Eugenio Maria de Hostos Charter School
  • Represent Eugenio Maria de Hostos Charter School in the community, the state and authorizer communications


  • 5 – 7+ years of experience in managing and leading a high performing organization including strategic development and operations
  • Graduate (Master’s level) degree in Education, Business or related area
  • Entrepreneurial drive and proven track record in launching new ventures or major initiatives
  • Superior relationship management skills, including external and internal stakeholders
  • Passion for education reform and a commitment to serving children in Rochester underserved communities
  • Ability to communicate in both English and Spanish


  • Experience launching and designing new schools
  • Experience working with urban schools and engaging residents of urban communities
  • Direct classroom or instructional leadership experience
  • Fundraising experience

Salary: Based on experience

Benefits: Health, Pension plan

For more information contact Dr. Miriam Vázquez at 585-727-3498. Please email your resume to mvazquez@emhcharter1.org.

Application Deadline: April 15, 2016