Atlanta GA — New Schools for Georgia, Georgia’s Charter School Incubator, is seeking applications from mission-driven teams to develop and expand rigorous, innovative, and high-quality school options in Georgia.
Through the Incubator, New Schools for Georgia will work with five new or replicating charter school teams each year, providing highly-focused and personally-tailored training and support for school leaders and governing boards in three distinct phases: Incubation, Year Zero Support, and Ongoing Support. Teams may plan to serve children anywhere in the state, but priority is given to teams planning to serve underserved families through innovative approaches, academic rigor, and a strong sense of social justice.
Successful Incubator team members will be:
• Strong communicators
• Strong collaborators
• Patient and committed (willing to serve for two years, at a minimum)
• Strong believers in public service and social justice
• Able to attend all trainings during incubation period and monthly board meetings during Year Zero and after school opening
• Free from ethical and legal conflicts
• Able to pass all legal requirements for working with children, serving on a nonprofit board, having fiduciary responsibility for handling public funds
• Individuals with skills in the following areas: finance, legal, instruction, fundraising/grants, nonprofit operations, governance, community activism, policy, facilities, state/federal/local government, entrepreneurship
Applicant teams need not include an instructional leader, but one must be identified by November, 2015 and s/he be committed before the charter petition is submitted to the authorizer. Instructional leaders must be willing to commit to the full one-year school-based paid fellowship starting in spring of 2016.