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Chiefs for Change is a nonprofit network of diverse state and district education Chiefs dedicated to preparing all students for today’s world and tomorrow’s. We advocate for the policies and practices working for students, facilitate a robust system of peer-to-peer advising among our members, and sustain a pipeline of the next generation of Chiefs. Join us in making tomorrow’s generation better than today’s!

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Alabama State Department of Education, Alabama • State Superintendent of Education Chief Executive Officer

The State Superintendent of Education shall be a person of good moral character, with academic and professional education equivalent to graduation from a standard university or college, who is knowledgeable in school administration and has training an experience sufficient to qualify him or her to perform the duties of his office.… more

Baltimore City Public Schools, Maryland • Executive Director – Engagement

Oversees all engagement plans and strategies to support and carryout the mission and vision of the CEO and the Board of School Commissioners.… more

Baltimore City Public Schools, Maryland Executive Director – Organizational Development

Provides leadership, management, administrative and professional work in the development and execution of a strategic organizational development (OD) program for Baltimore City Public Schools that enable the district to excel in achieving goals.… more

District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning

The Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning will lead new division at OSSE that will include team members who currently provide academic supports through our Elementary, Secondary and Specialized Education division and, over time, from our Early Learning division as well. S/he will report directly to the Superintendent…. more

District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education  Director of Enrollment and Residency

The Director of Enrollment and Residency leads a 4 person team to oversee a diverse body of work—from the annual citywide student enrollment audit to individual residency fraud investigations and nonresident tuition collection… more

District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education •  Chief, Talent and Culture

The Chief, Talent and Culture will expand the vision for: attracting talent (especially bilingual educators and male educators of color); growing talent (including assessments for building skills/cultivating a growth mindset and structured pathways to develop critical skills and nurture a growth mindset), and retaining talent (particularly intentional succession planning at all levels)… more

District of Columbia Office Public Schools •  Chief, Secondary Schools

The Chief, Secondary Schools will lead DCPS’ efforts to rethink and rebuild the way we approach the secondary school experience. In addition to leadership with Instructional Superintendents, the Chief provides leadership to Principals, Administrators and Teachers so that they may achieve academic excellence…. more

Denver Public Schools •  Chief Communications Officer

Under the direction of the DPS superintendent, this position will lead and align strategic communications across the district. Plan, organize and direct the operations and activities of the Communications function... more

Hawaii Department of Education Assistant Superintendent for Talent Management

The Department seeks a visionary leader for the position of Assistant Superintendent of Talent Management at OHR to work closely with the Superintendent’s Cabinet as a strategic partner in the coordination and supervision of all human resource and talent development functions…. more

Newark Public Schools, New Jersey •  Deputy Chief Academic Officer

Newark Public Schools is committed to providing high-quality school options to all of its students and is seeking a Deputy Chief Academic Officer (CAO) charged with ensuring quality instructional practice in every NPS classroom and a positive and productive learning environment in every school, resulting in continuously improving student learning outcomes across 60+ schools.… more

Newark Public Schools, New Jersey •  Executive Director of Labor and Employee Relations

The Executive Director of Labor and Employee Relations plays an integral role in achieving the mission and goals of Newark Public Schools. The Executive Director develops and drives labor strategy in support of student achievement specifically in the areas of labor contract negotiations, performance management, compensation, conflict resolution and various employment matters. A successful candidate will have the opportunity to profoundly impact student achievement by shaping the District’s strategy in a variety of areas.… more

Newark Public Schools, New Jersey •  Executive Director – Literacy

Newark Public Schools seeks an Executive Director for Literacy to work with the NPS Department of Academics in supporting key initiatives and programs…. more

Achievement School District, Tennessee  Director of New Schools

The Achievement School District’s Director of New Schools (DNS) is responsible for leading the planning, development, and implementation of operator cultivation, authorization, and school matching for the ASD.  This leader works across teams to identify portfolio needs/gaps, and ensures that operators joining our district are properly vetted and ready to take on the unique challenges and opportunities of turnaround work. The DNS reports to the Chief of External Affairs.… more

Mississippi Achievement School District, Mississippi Educ-Deputy State Superintendent

The Superintendent of the ASD will have a unique opportunity to work with state and local leaders to design educational opportunities for students that will transform schools. Primarily, this position will develop and execute Mississippi’s strategy to take over and dramatically improve the performance of the State’s chronically underperforming school districts…. more

Mississippi Department of Education, Mississippi •  Educ-Deputy State Superintendent (Chief Information Officer)

The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) is currently seeking an Educ-Deputy State Superintendent to function as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) in the Office of Technology and Strategic Services. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic, results oriented, technology leader with an exceptional background to lead our Office of Technology and Strategic Services. Candidates with proven strategic leadership ability and a record of accomplishment in either public or private sector organizations are encouraged to apply. … more

New Mexico • Director of Accountability

The Director of Accountability oversees the calculation of grades, graduation rates and student growth. The Director of Accountability leads the integration of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) into school and district reporting and accountability and ensures compliance with other federal and state statutes and regulations. … more

The School District of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  Executive Director, Office of Specialized Services

The Executive Director will provide direct oversight and administration of the operational work of Coordinators and Special Projects Assistants to ensure alignment with the strategic goals of the District and the Office of Specialized Services.… more

San Antonio Independent School District, Texas  Director – Strategic Initiatives

Provide continuing analytical services to identify opportunities for improvement in district business processes, requirements for technology applications, needs for training (both individual and group), and to facilitate the implementation of required and recommended changes…. more

San Antonio Independent School District, Texas • Director – Energy & Sustainability

Provides oversight, direction, and supervision for developing and implementing effective energy and sustainability strategies throughout the district…. more

San Antonio Independent School District, Texas • Director – Operations Business Services

Provides support to all functional business units across the Operations Services Division with a primary focus on accountability, strategic initiatives, and talent management to include recruitment, training, and retention…. more

San Antonio Independent School District, Texas • Director – Purchasing

Assist Associate Superintendent for Finance and Business Operations with purchasing, warehousing and contract management/administration for the school district…. more

Tulsa Public Schools, Oklahoma Deputy Chief of Academics

The deputy chief of academics is responsible for supporting the execution of the district’s vision and direction for improving instructional quality for all students by developing engaging learning experiences for all students…. more