Head of School – Union Academy Charter School

Union Academy

Client: Union Academy Charter School
(Monroe, North Carolina)
Position: Head of School
Closing Date: Closed

Additional Information: 


A national search is underway to attract highly qualified candidates to lead a unique K-12 Charter School in Monroe, North Carolina. With a faculty of approximately 250 and an enrollment of around 2,100 students. Union Academy Charter School (UA) is the largest, one-campus school in Union County. The successful candidate will be a dynamic and highly qualified Education Executive qualified to manage, supervise, and oversee the day-to-day operations of the Union Academy as the next Head of School.

UA is mission focused on developing the “whole child”. Quality teachers have been a part of the foundation of the school since it was founded in 2000; this drives UA’s mission. The next leader will lead the “whole child” development through UA’s Three Cs: Challenge, Character, and Community. One might call this Head, Heart, and Hands with a focus on people, character development, as well as social and emotional learning that is critical to today’s students. UA has had dramatic facilities and enrollment growth over the first two decades of the school. As UA moves through a strategic plan, the Board of Directors is seeking to hire a Head of School capable of delivering results.

The Head of School serves as the Chief Executive of Union Academy Charter School. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Head of School is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the school, including direct oversight of multiple school principals; various administrative departments, physical plant operations, school safety, technology, development, and additional departments. Additionally, the Head of School is responsible for the implementation of approved policies, procedures, and strategic plans that ensure the school’s continued success in academic excellence, character development, teacher and student engagement, and a culture dedicated to the school’s founding principles of challenge, character, and community. A successful Head of School will have a demonstrated track record of excellence in building relationships with a Board of Directors, faculty, the student body, and the community.

Experience: A minimum of five years of leadership experience as a Principal, within a large school, preferably K-12; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Education: Must possess a Master’s degree in Education, School Administration, or a closely related field. A Ph.D. is preferred but not required.

Other qualifications:

  • Demonstrated track record of successful leadership in a Charter School, ideally K-12, with a record of favorable academic outcomes over time;
  • Current or prior classroom experience;
  • Demonstrated success in building and retaining teams, recruiting, and hiring, supervising, and evaluating, and a history of employing qualified candidates;
  • Demonstrated track record of leadership in fundraising, public relations, relationship building, and community involvement;
  • Experience in financial management, financial reporting, fiscal stewardship, operations management, and financial relationships between a Charter School and other bodies such as a school district, State, and fundraising foundation;
  • Understanding of the rules and regulations governing the financial accountability and reporting of charter schools; and
  • 5+ years in curriculum design and/or demonstrated understanding of instruction through classroom experience preferred.

A competitive compensation package with excellent benefits, including relocation assistance, will be offered depending upon experience, qualifications, and professional achievement.