Director of Board Governance - Legal Background Desired
Charter Schools USA - Fort Lauderdale, FL

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The Director of Board Governance is responsible for planning, implementing, and managing the necessary functions and tasks for all Governing Boards. The position also leads in the development, tracking, and reporting of performance measures to be reported to Governing Boards.


  • Oversee all board relationships
  • Ensure all board meetings are properly managed
  • Develop and implement training programs to both existing and new board members
  • Consult with Executive team on assessment of training needs and programs for each Board
  • Maintain regular reporting to Executive team about board relationships
  • Liaison between boards and Corporate departments
  • Coordinate board strategic planning with Strategic Planning department
  • Ensure compliance with management agreements
  • Ensure proper reporting to the boards
  • Support management agreement renewals
  • Attend (and prepare for and participate in) board meetings when possible
  • Seek and respect the opinions of other Board members.
  • Participate actively in Board meetings through formulation, review and execution oversight of the business decisions guiding the overall direction of CSUSA.
  • Participate in the development of the CSUSAs Strategic Plan.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.


1. Demonstrates enthusiasm and commitment toward the job and the mission of the company; supports companys goals and strategic priorities.
2. Works and interacts with staff and relates to individuals at all levels of the organization; relates to individuals at all levels. As unique situations present themselves, the incumbent must be sensitive to corporate needs, employee goodwill, and the public image.
3. Demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others.
4. Think ahead and plan over a 1-2 year time span.
5. Must be able to effectively respond to questions from employees, managers and outside entities.
6. Problem analysis and problem resolution at a functional level.
7. Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; makes self available to staff; and develops subordinates skills and encourages growth.
8. Looks for ways to improve and promote quality and demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness. Strives to research, evaluate and implement best practices.
9. Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities; ability to work with large amounts of data, to interpret financial records, to detect errors and prepare business reports.
10. Establishes excellent interpersonal skills between all constituents: being courteous, professional, and helpful; demonstrates high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations. Position continually requires demonstrated poise, tact and diplomacy.
11. Demonstrates excellent oral (including presentations), written, interpersonal (active listening), skills and ability in negotiating and influencing; great phone etiquette.
12. Strong track record for analyzing complex problems/issues, identifying patterns and recommending creative solutions.
13. Proactive and takes initiative. Thinks creatively. Drives projects to completion. Insists on highest level of quality.
  • Solid experience in Business and special knowledge of Governance
  • 5-10 years related experience overseeing and maintain board relationships
  • Advanced Degree in Management, Business, Economics, or related field preferred
  • Experience in Public Speaking
  • Experience in Education preferred
  • Proven experience in business development
  • Excellent computer skills
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Usual office working conditions.
  • No physical exertion required.
  • Required to sit for long periods of time.
  • Travel within or outside of Florida.
  • Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force as frequently as needed to move objects.
Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with CSUSA salary and benefit policy. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be those established by Charter Schools USA.
This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an at will' relationship..

Job is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Performance will be evaluated in accordance with Charter Schools USAs policy.

Human Resources retains the sole right and discretion to make changes to this job description. Any employee making changes unauthorized by the CEO or the Senior Director of Human Resources will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination.

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