Chief Executive Officer

LaGrange, GA 30240

Posted: 03/28/2019 Job Number: EB-2060960951

Malone Workforce Solutions is currently seeking highly motivated and strategic visionaries for the role of Chief Executive Officer for THINC College & Career Academy located in Lagrange, GA. The CEO of THINC provides leadership in developing and maintaining the best possible educational programs and services at the THINC College and Career Academy, a Georgia Charter school/program and a nonprofit corporation.

About THINC College & Career Academy

THINC College & Career Academy is a public charter school and Georgia nonprofit corporation, located in LaGrange, Georgia. Created by a diverse, public-private partnership in 2012-13, THINC opened the 2015-16 school year with 500 students, and currently serves 800 for the 2018-19 school term.

At THINC, Troup County School System high school students are inventing, building, thinking, challenging the norm and engaging in rigorous studies, all in preparation for work and college. Students attending the program discover and explore career options, while emulating work-savvy ideas and behaviors. The school culture embeds concepts of leadership and entrepreneurship into the curriculum, providing an innovative environment where young minds envision their lives working in manufacturing, engineering, energy, healthcare, business and marketing careers. The hands-on, project-based instruction provides a learning environment that challenges students to understand the “ real-world” of work, while completing high school and, in many cases, a technical certification. Students are equipped with career and college goals, leadership/work ethic behaviors, and a plan to succeed after graduation.

VISION: THINC CCA will realize the full potential of students through cutting-edge education and our business-minded culture of excellence to drive a new era of innovation, growth and productivity in Troup County and the surrounding region

MISSION: To produce work-savvy graduates in an expert-based charter academy using a down-to-business approach to education with authentic hands-on curriculum extending learning beyond the traditional classroom propelled by sustained community support.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES (including but not limited to those listed below):

Leader Roles

    1. Lead the joint venture among local businesses, industries, the Troup County School System, local colleges/universities and other regional school systems.
    2. Serve as the spokesperson of THINC to include interpreting and promoting THINC's purpose and programs to the media, our stakeholders, the community, and commercial entities at large.
    3. Lead the coordination of continuous improvement, strategic planning, development, certification implementation and sustainability of THINC.
    4. Advocate for and facilitate the integration of THINC initiatives into the program of study of educational partners in the region.
    5. Spearhead the implementation of THINC program modifications to meet changing job trends and needs.
    6. In partnership with superintendent, ensure effective communication system between THINC and Board of Education.
  • Continuously evaluate the effectiveness of THINC in meeting or exceeding its set goals and metrics.

Collaborator Roles
  1. Provide leadership for the direction, supervision, and coordination of the operations, all instructional programs, financial management, and assigned personnel.
  2. Advise, assist, facilitate and actively pursue obtaining state, federal, and private funds for THINC's programs. Facilitate the administration of funds.
  3. Provide leadership for the collection, review, and submission of all required documentation and reports to state agencies relative to Career and Technical Education (CTE) and Charter Schools.
  4. Collaborate with staff who supervise local college programs, adult education, apprenticeship, tech prep, post­ secondary technical educational and related programs housed at THINC.
  5. Coordinate all Board engagement activities.
  6. Support the recruitment, screening, and selection of THINC faculty and staff.

General Roles
  1. Maintain membership and participate in professional societies devoted to the advancement of THINC’ s mission.
  2. Maintain current knowledge of all pertinent federal and state rules affecting THINC.
  3. Perform other responsibilities as may be assigned by the Board of Directors.

  • Bachelor's degree required, graduate degree preferred.
  • Ten (10) years successful management and leadership experience in business, workforce development, education or related field.
  • Ability and willingness to attend functions/events outside of normal working hours.
  • Excellent project management as well as organizational, written and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated success in sales, branding, marketing and/or fund raising.

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