Job Opening: Director for Board Services

The National Charter Schools Institute is seeking an experienced, dynamic, results-orientated professional to join our team and expand our capacity for supporting boards and providing them with the tools, resources, and services they need to govern for greatness.

Our goal is to help board members understand their roles and responsibilities, equip them with sound policies and procedures, and provide them with on-going training and support so they can ensure their organization fulfills its mission and stands the test of time. The core of our work is our board policies service, which supports approximately 170 Michigan charter schools with legally vetted and field tested policies twice a year. The ideal candidate will have a track record of success, a passion for helping boards govern wisely, and the entrepreneurial skills necessary to expand our capacity to serve boards throughout America. In addition, the candidate must be able to:

  • Clearly articulate the differences between governance and management;
  • Earn the confidence of our clients and build relationships of mutual trust and respect with diverse peoples;
  • Manage a diverse group of professionals;
  • Speak and write with exceptional clarity, knowledge and wit;
  • Be willing and able to travel throughout the United States;
  • Inspire boards to passionately pursue excellence and be ambassadors for the charter idea;
  • Promote and engage in disruptive change when it’s necessary to achieve breakthrough results;
  • Articulate and apply the habits of effective people as identified by Stephen Covey;
  • Embrace innovation and continuous improvement;
  • Be a team player and a champion for high expectations, personal responsibility and continuous growth; and
  • Have a sense of humor.

  • Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications. Send cover letter and resume to

    Jill K. Urban
    Chief of Staff
    National Charter Schools Institute
    711 West Pickard Street, Suite M
    Mount Pleasant, MI 48858

    The National Charter Schools Institute is a non-profit, mission driven organization headquartered in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. For more information, contact 989-317-3510 or visit

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