2019 FELLOWSHIP TERRITORIES

START A SCHOOL IN ONE OF THESE CITIES

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START A MUCH NEEDED
HIGH-PERFORMING
CHARTER SCHOOL

Compared to 27 large cities, Shelby County District landed in the bottom third of results from the National Assessment of Education Progress, known as NAEP. It also lagged far behind Tennessee’s scores — in which only about one-third of students met the basic standards for proficiency.
MEMPHIS NEEDS YOU. ~ Source

This five-step process is designed to understand your vision, challenge your perceptions, and gain a true sense of your leadership mettle.

 

  • STEP ONE: GET TO KNOW US

    If you are not familiar with BES and would like to learn more from one of our recruiters, please upload your resume here and a recruiter will reach out to you.

  • STEP TWO: ONLINE APPLICATION

    Next, we’d like to learn about you through our online application—a series of questions designed to inform us about your leadership style and your ideal school design. This is the first step in the application process and will take you approximately 60 minutes to complete. At this time, you will also be prompted to submit introductory information and upload your resume.

    You will not be able to save your work and return, so the online application must be completed in one sitting. Once your initial application is submitted, you will hear back from BES within one week. If you move forward to the next step in the selection process, you will receive a video interview link within one week.

  • STEP THREE: VIDEO INTERVIEW

    After BES reviews your online application and resume, select candidates will be invited to participate in a video interview, answering questions via webcam from the point of view of a charter school leader. This step typically takes 60-90 minutes. Candidates are advised to be in a quiet place. This does not need to be scheduled and requires no preparation.

  • STEP FOUR: PHONE INTERVIEW

    Once BES reviews formal applications, select candidates are invited to participate in a series of phone interviews with members of the selection committee. Each interview is between 20-45 minutes long and focuses on getting to know your vision for a school and who you are as a leader in more depth. There is no preparation required for either phone interview. Select applicants are asked to participate in an in-person interview with members of the committee.

  • STEP FIVE: IN-PERSON INTERVIEW

    The final step is an in-person interview in Boston. The individual interview is rigorous and intense–as is the work of founding a charter school. Members of the selection committee will look for humility, ability to articulate a clear vision of a charter school that is in agreement with the BES approach, persistence, and strong entrepreneurial instincts.

    Please email recruiting@buildingexcellentschools.org with a questions about the application process.

APPLICATIONS ARE REVIEWED ON A ROLLING BASIS

We encourage serious candidates to apply today