Posted 3 weeks ago

Dream AcadeME is collecting resumes for leadership positions for Wellheart Chartered Public School (WCS) that Dream AcadeME is sponsoring in Southern NH. Wellheart Chartered Public School is opening with grades K-8 in the Fall 2025. This position begins as early as March 2024, but has a somewhat flexible start date and flexible hours for the first 4-9 months.

The Head of School (Operations) will oversee the day-to-day operations, and uphold the overall vision and mission of the school. Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the Head of School (Operations) will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for WCS’s staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. He or she will work with the Board on school growth and development, and advises on topics of fiscal accountability, staffing, and quality assurance. She or he will provide knowledge and oversight of the school’s strategic plan, financial development and management, operations, facilities, human resources, public relations, and quality.

Professional Qualifications:

Master’s Degree required. A Master’s Degree in administration, business, or a related field is preferred.

Several years of experience in operations, program management, or administration within a school environment.

Demonstrated history of effectiveness in leadership of a charter school.

Demonstrated acumen for day-to-day operations, fundraising, human relations, and budget preparations.

Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget.

Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures.

Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills.

Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approplanning.

Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.

Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed.


Drives the charter’s vision, mission, overall direction, and long/short-term goals.

Develops, implements, and monitors work practices, systems, and methods that are effective, efficient, and consistent with charter school and administration standards, policies, and procedures.

Establishes and maintains professional and cooperative working relationships with all stakeholders: families, students, employees, neighbors, and partners.

Integrates the community with effective communication and public relations.

Hires, supervises, evaluates, supports, and conducts disciplinary action for employees. Direct supervision of administrative, facilities, and other support staff.

Provides training to employees on school policies and regulations as they apply to school site operations; standard school site rules and procedures; computer operation and software programs used at the school site; proper use of office equipment; and emergency procedures.

Supervises the enrollment, transfer, discharge, and readmission process for students, and the preparation of related records and files, as well as student transportation.

Supervises the preparation of student enrollment and attendance report.

Supervises the maintenance of student records, including assessment results, test scores, discipline citations, medical reports and records, and other documents.

Supervises student medication dispensation and injury reports.

Purchasing, event planning, and management, as well as prepares and processes field trip requests.

Assists in writing, translating, publication, and distribution of weekly school newsletter.

Oversees charter renewal and annual reports, and assists in the preparation and development of the annual budget by preparing cooperatively with employees and contractors, for approval by the Board.

Financial Management & Development Responsibilities:

Fiscal management and reporting tasks.

Coordinates the development and oversight of the school’s General Fund, operational, capital, and special projects budgets; prepares budget transfers as appropriate.

Prepares and maintains purchase orders and other expense records; approves, logs, and monitors expenditures; reconciles site records monthly office reports; resolves discrepancies; and ensures expenditures are within budget allowances for the month and year.

Helps to design, implement, and annually update the school fundraising plan.

Researches, develops, and implements the annual grant application calendar that maximizes funding potential for core and supplementary services.

Recruits and oversees any contract grant writing services, fundraising interns and/or volunteers.

Works closely with the Board of Trustees to identify and cultivate potential individual donors and potential corporate donors.

Create reports on fundraising successes, obstacles, and opportunities to the Board of Trustees.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $65,000.00 – $75,000.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Milford, NH 03055