Overview

The Foundation for Tulsa Schools is a 501(c)(3) community-based nonprofit formed in 2001 with a mission of building a better community through the support of Tulsa Public Schools. We are an engaged community committed to providing excellent academic resources and financial support to ensure a first-class public education for all Tulsa Public School students. We enlist community support and business assistance in providing education resources and opportunities for Tulsa Public Schools because we believe that central to the success and future prosperity of Tulsa is a strong public education system.

The President & CEO of The Foundation for Tulsa Schools plans, organizes, leads, directs, coordinates and controls the Foundation’s overall operations, adhering to the highest professional standards consistent with the objectives and policies established by the Board of Directors. The President & CEO may support and implement the philosophy and policies established by the Board of Directors and is accountable and reports to the Chair of the Board of Directors. The Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation for Tulsa Schools has legal authority to carry out any and all directives of the Board of Directors.
 
Qualifications:

The President & CEO must have, a bachelor’s degree (or high school diploma and equivalent experience), with a master’s degree preferred, and a major emphasis in either management, business, public administration or communications from an accredited college or university. Preferred experience in directing services to individuals, and preferably in a non-profit organization. The President & CEO must demonstrate leadership, organizational and administrative skills including leading and directing professionals working collaboratively with budget planning and control, staff development, fundraising, Board development and public relations. Leadership skills include leading formal and informal teams, within the organization and in the community, and creating a workplace and organizational culture of transparency, diversity and inclusion.
The President & CEO has the ability and passion to communicate the value of the Foundation’s mission and bring together diverse groups of school and community leaders, donors, volunteers and others to fulfill that mission.

Responsibilities:
  • Organizational and community leadership:
    • Serve as a community leader and facilitator in convening the appropriate groups, individuals and foundations to fulfill the Foundation’s mission.
    • Build and foster relationships in the community to fulfill the Foundation’s mission and build awareness, maintain credibility and raise funds for the Foundation.
    • Actively pursue opportunities to communicate the mission and activities of the Foundation to public school leaders, public school students and families, business leaders, donors, volunteers and the community to offer entry points into the Foundation’s mission and programs.
    • Represent the Foundation at national, regional, state and local area through public appearances, talks and publications.
    • Serve as the Foundation’s primary spokesperson to organizations, media, stakeholders and the general public.
       
  • Administrative:
    • Work closely with the Chair of the Board of Directors to ensure that Board policies and programs are established and implemented.
    • Establish annual operating objectives, which fulfill the mission and vision of the Foundation for Tulsa Schools.
    • Lead the Board in developing short and long-range strategic plans which clarify the direction the Foundation is taking to fulfill its mission.
    • Oversee the preparation of an annual operating budget for Board approval, control expenditures, ensure sources of revenue to meet these expenditures and manage the overall finances of the organization.
    • Develop a fundraising program to meet annual targets for the Foundation and work with the Program Evaluation and Development Committee to establish and recommend goals. Fundraising includes both ongoing campaigns, special events and grants.
    • Coordinate inter- and intra-departmental affairs to provide services in the best interest of the Foundation.
    • Direct the activities and services and programs operated by the Foundation.
    • Oversee the direction, recruitment, employment and motivation of qualified personnel to assume responsibility for the Foundation’s services, including performance reviews, performance goals, disciplinary actions or termination for those who are not meeting performance standards. Assure adequate, current personnel policies.
    • Supervise the Information Technology and manage IT functions.
       
  • Board relationships:
    • Provide the Board with all pertinent information about the state of operations so plans and policies can be implemented.
    • Participate in the consideration of policy options with the Board and sit as a nonvoting member on all Foundation committees.
    • Provide the Board Chair and Executive Committee with the necessary support required to carry out the duties of their offices. Prepare and consult on meeting agendas and other materials presented to the Board
    • Provide support to the Nominating Committee in recruiting new Board members, interviewing prospective Board members and orienting new members.
    • Serve as liaison to the Superintendent of Tulsa Public Schools and the Tulsa Public School Board of Directors.

​​​​​​​Position: Full time, Exempt

Hours: 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday, evenings/weekends as needed

Compensation includes: Annual salary, monthly stipend for healthcare/medical coverage, progressive-based retirement account contributions ranging from 5-12% based on years of service

Paid time off: three weeks annually

This is a management position

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