Charter School Board Member

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Recruiting Organization: Oakland Unified School District - Office of Charter Schools

The Oakland Unified School District’s Office of Charter Schools is looking for leaders passionate about educational equity in Oakland to serve as District Appointees on select charter school governing boards. Appointees will serve as a full, voting Board member in a select charter school, contributing to key decisions about school finance, post-pandemic strategic planning, and more, while working alongside the OUSD Office of Charter Schools to evaluate the charter school’s progress in key governance areas. This is a unique opportunity to have a direct impact on ensuring all students in Oakland have access to quality schools during a critical moment in the education sector, following the disruption caused by the COVID pandemic.

Applicants will be selected based on their relevant experience and expertise in target skill areas including: Board Governance, Strategic Planning, Finance, Academic Oversight, Board-CEO Partnership, and Human Resources. For this round of appointments, we are particularly seeking candidates with expertise in Academics, Education Finance, and/or Special Education. The appointment start time will vary depending on the charter school, but we may begin placing appointees as soon as February 2021.


As a District-appointed Charter Board Member, you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Consistent participation in board meetings and activities (approximately a 3-5 hour time commitment monthly)
  • Quarterly reporting to the Office of Charter School staff on open session items (approximately 1 hour time commitment every three months, reported electronically and/or via virtual check-ins)
  • Contribution of needed skills and knowledge to the charter school board
  • Enforcement of the standards of transparent governance required by law (training will be provided)

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