A pillar of the charter space in Washington for over a decade, WA Charters has historically provided a broad level of support to the sector. Today, it is embarking upon a new strategy that will leverage its past successes and distinct strengths. This pivot to an approach focused more squarely on policy, advocacy, and communications, will enhance the organization’s capacity and better position WA Charters to respond to the needs of students, families, and educators and support future growth.
This new chapter calls for a leader with a relentless commitment to high-quality education for all, and for systemically marginalized populations in particular. The Executive Director (ED) must be a visionary and entrepreneurial leader with a demonstrated track record of centering equity in all of the work that they do. The role also calls for a leader who is able to build strong and lasting relationships across a variety of stakeholder groups, convene and align stakeholders around a shared vision for education, and marshal resources across multiple levers of opportunity.