Occ. Code 3503700


                                                                      DIRECTOR CHARTER SCHOOLS, M-4                                           


New York State Department of Civil Service


Classification Standard





          The Director Charter Schools leads and directs the implementation of the Board of Regents policies relating to and authorization of charter schools.  The Board of Regents was established as a charter school authorizer in 1998 under the New York Charter Schools Act.  The Board is charged with evaluating initial applications for new charter schools, issuing new charters, ongoing monitoring of student academic performance and overall school operation, and making decisions regarding renewal of school charters.   


This one-position class exists only in the State Education Department.




           DIRECTOR CHARTER SCHOOLS:  Carries primary responsibility for overseeing the development, implementation, and management of the Departments statewide strategy for charter school authorization and oversight. 




Oversees implementation of the charter school strategic direction as defined by the Board of Regents


Creates protocols and procedures to operationalize charter school policies.


Oversees implementation of charter school policies including managing all aspects of new charter awarding, charter contracting, the school renewal process, Performance/Accountability agreements with schools, and ongoing school performance evaluation.


Oversees the Departments review and response to all public inquiries and complaints

related to the states public charter schools.


Supervises staff.


Manages the development of internal and external status and information reports on the states public charter schools.





Non-competitive:  Masters Degree in the area of education, public policy, public administration or other field related to education and seven years of educational and/or administrative experience in an educational program or organization.  Three years of this experience must have been in charter school authorizing; directing, overseeing and evaluating charter schools within a region or state; or directing, overseeing and evaluating academic programs and performance in school districts, or providing technical assistance to schools in the development of academic programs.  Two years of this experience must have involved managing a program or organization involved in the above activities.



Date:  6/16

NOTE:  Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe.  Standards cannot and do not include all of the work that might be appropriately performed by a class.  The minimum qualifications above are those which were required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written.  Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum qualification requirements for appointment or examination.