Chief Executive Officer

Posted on: September 28, 2021 | |

Invitation to Apply for Chief Executive Officer
Betty Shabazz International Charter School
Chicago, Illinois

The Next Leader
The Betty Shabazz International Charter School (BSICS) Board of Directors seeks a dynamic, inspirational leader who embraces the mission and vision of BSICS to promote academic growth and social responsibility in a supportive learning environment. The ideal candidate has a strong record of accomplishments as a leader in the education and/or the not-for-profit field, outstanding communication
skills, a demonstrated ability to raise funds and write grants, and a collaborative style that involved stakeholders in process of growth and change. Start date: ASAP, but no later than July 1, 2022.

The Charter School
Established in 1998, Betty Shabazz International Charter Schools (BSICS) is an African-centered network of charter schools comprised of two Chicago campuses: Betty Shabazz Academy (grades K-8) and Barbara A. Sizemore Academy (grades K-8).

The BSICS model focuses on the holistic development of children. BSICS support children in their intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development to create individuals who are resilient and have self- efficacy, self-love, and a commitment to service.

The latest data on the Chicago Public Schools selective enrollment program shows that BSICS leads its 20 neighboring schools. Sizemore Academy outperformed 15 of its neighboring schools in the selective enrollment program while Shabazz Academy outperformed all of them.

Who We Serve
BSICS is located within racially segregated and low-to-moderate income community areas on Chicago’s South Side. The Betty Shabazz Academy is within the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood, and Barbara Sizemore Academy is in the Englewood area. BSICS serves 600 students from kindergarten to 8th grade.

To Apply
APPLICATION DEADLINE – October 22, 2021 – To apply, complete an online application and electronically submit a resume, letter of interest, three up-to-date letters of reference, proof of appropriate licensure and copies of transcripts, please go to

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