Charter School Authorizing Program Coordinator (0.8 FTE)

Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2/7/2018 1:01 AM)
Number of Openings
Type of Search
Who May Apply
This position is open to all qualified applicants.
Position Number
College of Education, Leadership & Counseling - CELC
FLSA Status
Employment Type
Full-Time Staff
Assigned Months per Year
Benefits Eligible


The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for a Charter School Authorizing Program Coordinator position within the College of Education, Leadership & Counseling. 


Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good. A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission statement.

The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes:

  • Up to 100% tuition remission for employees, spouses, and dependents upon eligibility
  • A generous Employer retirement contribution of 9.4% of annual salary upon eligibility
  • Medical, dental, and vision options
  • Employer-paid disability, life, and AD&D benefits 



The Authorizing Program Coordinator will coordinate and execute a variety of tasks related to the authorization of the University’s twelve charter schools.  The position requires strong skills in basic math, basic statistics, and writing, as well as the ability to prioritize, work within timelines, remain organized, and pay attention to detail.  The position requires excellent communication skills, the ability to read and comprehend information at a high level, and the capacity to interact with others in a variety of professional settings.


The Charter School Authorizing Program strives to provide a positive, professional work environment in which the selected candidate can learn key skills for working in policy, education, and other fields, and contribute to improving the life opportunities of all Minnesota children, particularly those most in need. In a small program, the selected candidate will be a valued partner with diverse duties and the ability to take on tasks of varying complexity and challenge, particularly as their knowledge of the field of authorizing grows.



  • Inputting, tracking, analyzing and applying school-related information. Use data from the Minnesota Department of Education and authorized schools to:
    • Ensure schools maintain proper teacher licensure, examine state standardized tests results, and confirm enrollment numbers
    • Track school related data and maintain accompanying files
    • Follow-up with schools as needed to obtain accountability and compliance information
    • Create charts and other graphical representations of information
  • Research education-related items and proposed policies. Examine the impact of various topics by:
    • Seeking information as needed through the internet, library resources, and phone
    • Collecting and synthesizing findings
    • Producing written and verbal reports on progress and conclusions.
  • Develop a strong knowledge of authorizing and chartering to be used in furthering the goals, mission, and quality of the UST Authorizing Program.
  • Serve as a point of contact and oversight for chartered schools:
    • Lead school visits and other charter community events.
    • Respond to inquiries from chartered school administration and staff.
    • Assist in conducting ‘Request for Proposal’ processes for new and transfer schools.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Authorizing


Minimum Qualifications 

  • Equivalent to a B.A./B.S
  • Four years of program administration/office management experience 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduate level degree related to education, program evaluation, or public policy
  • Persons with interest/background in program evaluation, data analysis, law, public policy, social justice, and/or education may be best suited to the position
  • Previous experience teaching or working with charter schools and/or diverse populations, while not required, are a plus



On the University of St. Thomas Jobs page, follow the instructions to complete an online application which includes uploading a resume and copy/pasting a job specific cover letter.


The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at


The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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