Washington State Charter Schools Association

Associate Director of School Development

Washington is the 42nd state to open its public education system to charter schools and the charter school law puts a strong emphasis on ensuring that its charters are high-quality options for students that don’t have access to them currently. The Washington State Charter Schools Association (WA Charters) is a non-profit organization that advocates for and develops high-quality charter public schools that meet the needs of systemically underserved students.

WA Charters knows that communities of color, immigrant and refugee communities, low-income communities, and individuals living with disabilities disproportionately shoulder the burden of the impacts of inequitable access to high-quality public schools. Working for and in partnership with impacted communities is a critical priority of our incubation, school services, legal, advocacy, communications, and engagement work to support charter public schools at every stage of their development. By doing so, we believe charter public schools will be a lever to improve educational outcomes across charter and traditional schools for all students.

Position Overview

The Associate Director of School Development will work with and for schools to provide training and school-based support; develop resources and materials; and work at all stages of school leadership training, school planning, and school growth to provide fundraising capacity-building. Primary activities will include the development of trainings and supports for school leadership and school boards, one on one coaching and guidance, work with new school leaders in our School Leadership and Design Fellowship to develop fundraising plans as a part of their applications for authorization, and co-development of regional fundraising strategies for each of Washington’s twelve currently operating and open charter public schools.

For more information about this opportunity and how to apply, please refer to the job description.