Chief Learning Officer- Home Support Office

Camino Nuevo Charter Academy, Los Angeles, California

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Date Posted February 13, 2020
Industry K-12: Charter Schools
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Chief Learning Officer

The Organization

Camino Nuevo Charter Academy (CNCA) is a network of charter schools serving students across the PK-Post Secondary continuum in the Greater MacArthur Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. Pueblo Nuevo Education Development Group (PNEDG) is CNCA’s resource development and capacity building arm. PNEDG invests in young people to foster personal transformation and generational social change. PNEDG staff support and build capacity for CNCA schools in achieving their vision. The organizations are grounded in the beliefs that public education is a civil right and all students deserve an excellent education that will prepare them for success in life. At CNCA/PNEDG, we recognize that lower income and immigrant communities often face institutional and cultural barriers that create impediments to students’ success, and that an excellent education must eliminate these barriers. We integrate a strong focus on progressive, research-based academics with a holistic, place-based approach to serving our students. Since opening its doors in 2001, CNCA has grown to 8 schools and nearly 3,500 students. Our goal is that by 2022, 2,000 CNCA graduates will be equipped with the skills, knowledge, and worldview necessary to be literate, critical thinkers and independent problem solvers. As a result of this success, 90% will have been accepted to, 80% will have attended and 60% will have graduated from a 4-year college within 6 years.

Organizational Leadership Capacities

We believe that every individual who works at the Camino Nuevo Charter Academy Home Support Office must embody key mindsets and possess foundational skills to contribute to the organizational leadership of the organization.



The Opportunity
Under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Chief Learning Officer (CLO) oversees all student and adult learning across the organization. The CLO will lead the Content Team, Human Resources Team, Talent Team and Schools Team across the organization and will be a member of the Executive Team. The CLO provides leadership, vision, and strategic direction for CNCA’s curriculum, instruction, assessment and school improvement initiatives overseeing professional development for all school leaders and supervising academic management of the schools. Additionally, the CLO will set ambitious goals for school improvement and will work to build the capacity of all school and academic team leaders towards meeting these goals. The CLO is responsible for developing the overarching vision for CNCA Talent including recruitment, retention, and sustainability across the organization.


Strategy and Vision Setting Responsibilities:

• Lead the Learning Group and serve as a member of the Executive Leadership Team, contributing to the overall vision and strategy of the organization for the organization.
• Develop strategic plan, including annual goals and priority strategies for supporting the ongoing success of the Learning Group in collaboration with the Executive Team and Senior Leadership Team.
• Support, research and develop a cohesive plan for Learning Group Teams including Content Team, Talent Team, HR Team, and Schools Team.
• Develop structures and processes to increase the level of excellence across the Learning Group in collaboration with the Executive Team and Senior Leadership team members.
• Monitor the effectiveness of Learning Group goals and priorities through the use of key metrics to inform continuous improvement and strategic decision-making
• Elevate challenges that arise within scope of the Learning Group and the larger organization and work with Executive Team to inform and improve work
• Understand and navigate as well as advise team on the political, social, economic, legal, and cultural context facing urban charter schools and the students they serve

Team Leadership and Performance Management Responsibilities:

• Oversee, manage, and evaluate the Senior Leaders of the Learning Group.
• Provide ongoing coaching to and developing of the Learning Group Senior Leadership Team including annual goal setting processes, periodic step backs and retreats, and consistent coaching meetings.
• Collaborate to develop and facilitate long-term, substantive, coherent professional development plans that for the Learning Group and Home Support Office Teams.
• Sets ambitious personal and professional goals and model relentless effort toward these goals

Administrative Management and Compliance Responsibilities:

• Ensure the Learning Group budget is managed effectively
• Support Senior Leaders to ensure coordination between Learning Group Team and Strategy & Operations Team and facilitate the effective operation of Cross-Functional teams, appointing members and leading when appropriate
• Ensures that all Learning Group functions and projects are effectively managed and that team members are held accountable to high expectations
• Ensure compliance related to Learning Group Compliance.
• Prepare and present regular status reports for the Board of Directors related to academics, talent, human resources, and schools.
• Establish relationships with outside agencies to provide on-going support and gain new best practices that will serve CNCA students
• Communicate effectively orally and in writing
• Other duties as assigned.



Camino Nuevo Charter Academy (CNCA) prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying in educational programs, activities, or employment on the basis of actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, parental, pregnancy, family or marital status, military status or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Camino Nuevo Charter Academy requires that school personnel take immediate steps to intervene when safe to do so when he or she witnesses an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying.

Questions or complaints of alleged discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying, equity or Title IX equity and compliance concerns should be directed to Margarita Domingo, Vice President of Human Resources. She can be reached at (213) 417-3410 or by mail at 3435 W Temple St. Los Angeles, CA 90026.

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