Founded in 2016, Aurum Preparatory Academy (Aurum Prep) is an innovative and nationally recognized tuition free public charter school serving children in grades 6-8 in East Oakland, California. Aurum Prep welcomes nominations and recommendations for an experienced and dynamic leader to become its next Executive Director.
Through rigorous instruction and positive character education, Aurum educates all students, grades 6 – 8, to succeed in high school, college, and life and serve as the next generation of moral leaders.
At Aurum Prep, all students are prepared for academic and life success, and all students receive the education needed to enter and graduate from college. Aurum promises to educate every student for a college degree and a life of ethical leadership from the moment they enter our doors.
For Aurum Prep to accomplish its mission and for all young people in Oakland to have access to the fullest promise of our democracy, we believe that the following elements are needed.
1. A rigorous and engaging standards based academic program rooted in design thinking, culturally responsive pedagogy, and restorative justice practices;
2. Relentlessly high expectations and support for all stakeholders regardless of socio-economic status;
3. Development of character and identity to promote autonomy and moral leadership;
4. Involved and engaged families and community partners throughout the treasure that is Oakland;
5. A professional environment that nurtures continuous growth and excellence through a highly qualified staff with an unwavering belief in our students’ abilities.
About the Role and Its Opportunities
The Executive Director (ED) will drive the mission and vision of Aurum Prep while leading its next phase of academic excellence and growth. As the chief academician, the ED will prioritize the needs of students, families, faculty, and staff, ensure high ethical standards and compliance with laws, policies, and procedures governing performance, child safety and school safety. Fundraising and community building experience is a plus. School leaders with a proven track record of leading, coaching, developing, and retaining a high-performing leadership team are encouraged to apply.
Aurum Prep is committed to equity in its pay practices and posts expected compensation. This is a full-time position with a competitive benefits package. Salary will take into account years of experience, specialty skills, and other factors; the base salary begins at $145,000 - $160,000.
Evaluation of candidate materials will begin immediately and continue until a permanent Executive Director is named. The start date for this opportunity is July 1, 2023. Inquiries, nominations, and applications consisting of a cover letter and résumé, may be sent in confidence to AurumED@storbecksearch.com.
For more information, please visit Aurum Prep’s home page at https://www.aurumprep.org.
Aurum Preparatory Academy is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.