Chief Academic Officer
Company: The Wonderful Company
Posted on: March 14, 2023
Wonderful College Prep Academy is seeking a leader to foster academic excellence throughout our schools so that we can fully realize our mission of preparing students for the best universities throughout the country to pursue promising careers. The Academy is located on two, new state-of-the-art campuses, serving 2,500 students in TK through 12th grade across Lost Hills and Delano.
Reporting directly to the Superintendent, the Chief Academic Officer is responsible for ensuring all academic staff are best positioned to meet their annual outcomes throughout the organization. The CAO oversees four principals and works closely with the curriculum and instruction team to ensure the Academy delivers an excellent academic experience for all students.
The CAO will drive a culture of high expectations and shared responsibility for equitable access to high quality, rigorous curriculum, and instruction. The CAO will identify student, school and organizational needs and priorities, and work to ensure closer alignment of Academy resources with these identified needs. The CAO will work with their leadership team to implement an instructional plan for the Academy that ensures effective teaching in every classroom and will create conditions that ensure systemic improvement of practice over time in every classroom.
Here's what you'll do:
Lead a student-focused academic leadership team, including:
Education and Experience:
Pay Range: $152,000 - $190,000 and is eligible for a discretionary bonus. Final compensation will be dependent upon skills & experience.
Who We Are:
Wonderful College Prep Academy is a charter network in California's Central Valley committed to providing a world-class education for all students. The Academy's mission is to graduate students prepared to earn a college degree and to put them on a promising career path for life. We believe this begins with a nurturing, engaging, community-centered school environment where students develop a strong and well-rounded academic foundation. Ultimately, this will prepare generations of leaders in the Central Valley who are critical thinkers and life-long learners.
The Academy's first school opened in Delano in 2009, serving students from across the Central Valley in grades 6-12. In 2016, we moved to our new, state-of-the-art college prep campus in Delano, and in the Fall of 2017, added an elementary school in Delano and opened a second charter school in Lost Hills. In Delano, we serve over 1,800 students in grades TK-12, while in Lost Hills, we serve almost 400 students in grades K-9 and will grow to serve students through 12th grade over the next four years.
Our fully equipped science labs and makers spaces ensure students engage in hands-on learning with access to state-of-the-art technology. Our comprehensive art, music and athletic programs provide students with the opportunity to pursue passions outside of academics, and we prioritize health and wellness as a critical life skill from outdoor classes in learning gardens and our farm-to-table cafeterias, to our on-campus student health centers. The Academy aims to provide every opportunity for our students that often is not found in public or charter schools, including the ability to graduate from high school with a free Associate Degree. In addition, all graduates are eligible to earn a four-year renewable college scholarship through the generous support of Lynda and Stewart Resnick.
We seek thoughtful, inclusive, skilled communicators, and creative problem-solvers who value continuous learning and who are excited to serve our students and families. Now is the time to join a team making enduring change within the Central Valley of California and beyond.
Wonderful College Prep Academy has a unique partnership with the Wonderful Company. Click here to learn more about the Wonderful Company's other great philanthropic partnerships.
Wonderful College Prep Academy offers highly competitive compensation, commensurate with experience, which includes generous performance bonuses.
Full-time staff benefits include medical coverage, dental, vision, and life insurance at no cost for the employee. We also offer an optional 403b, with company match, as a supplement to STRS retirement pension. In addition, employees have free access to the Wonderful Wellness Center and gym
Quality of Life in the Central Valley:
Framed by the Sierra Nevada to the east and the Coast Ranges to the west, California's Central Valley is one of the world's most productive agricultural regions and the base of The Wonderful Company's agricultural operations. This vast area enjoys a moderate climate and offers residents a high quality of life, low cost of living, and a host of diverse cultural and recreational activities. From wine tasting and hiking to rafting, fishing, skiing, and surfing -- all within a two-hour drive -- the family-friendly Central Valley has much to offer.
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