Ingenium Schools, Superintendent

Ingenium Schools - Canoga Park, California or Remote - Full time


Ingenium Schools is creating communities where everyone experiences joy and meaning in learning. We prepare our students to be the best learners, leaders, and collaborators by empowering them with the capacity and tools to continually improve themselves and the world around them. Since 2009, Ingenium Schools has helped students build confidence, leadership, and a lifelong love of learning with the Ingenium Learning System, an easily replicable, standards-based educational model that promotes personal mastery. Ingenium Schools currently operates four charter schools, serving students throughout Los Angeles County.

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Ingenium Schools’ next superintendent will embody the mission of bringing joy and meaning to learning for the Ingenium Schools students, staff, and community. The superintendent is wholly dedicated to achieving equity for the students of Ingenium Schools while empowering and supporting staff to flourish as professionals. The superintendent will be an inspiring, people-centered leader who will provide the leadership to achieve the mission, vision, and strategic plan as approved by the Board of Trustees. They will be accountable for maintaining and growing the academic, fiscal, operational, and cultural standing of Ingenium Schools by providing strategic leadership and monitoring in each of these areas.

The superintendent will have an unwavering commitment to these communities and bring a track record of excellence in serving and supporting students with disabilities, multilingual learners, and socioeconomically disadvantaged students.

Job Type: Full-Time

Reports to: Board of Trustees

Schedule: 40 hrs/week minimum

FLSA Status: Exempt

Special: Hybrid working position, but must live near schools as frequents site visits may be required; Requires weekend work, nights and early mornings, and as needed


  • Collaborative, results-focused, and highly organized self-starter
  • Passion for Ingenium Schools noble cause to create communities where everyone experiences joy and meaning in learning
  • Interest in education reform, continual improvement, quality systems and tools
  • Willingness to take initiative and bring new ideas to the table
  • Positive attitude
  • Strong relationship builder who can establish local and national partnerships in the funding, advocacy, policy, and education reform communities and with our charter authorizers (LAUSD/CUSD)
  • Deep belief in Ingenium’s mission to prepare students to be the best learners, leaders, and collaborators by empowering them with the capacity and tools to continually improve themselves and the world around them


Key Responsibilities of the Superintendent include:


  • Establishes and maintains vision and leadership for overall success of the organization.


  • Demonstrates knowledge of and supports Ingenium Schools’ mission, noble cause, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and code of conduct
  • Strives to implement, by instruction and action, Ingenium Schools’ philosophy of education and goals/objectives in connection with Ingenium’s Signature Practices
  • Continuously maintains and improves professional competence
  • Attends mandatory trainings, professional meetings, and educational conferences, as required
  • Initiates and exercises good judgment and positive working relationships with the community, students, staff and with public and private agencies


  • Lead the Ingenium Learning System and develop or support the organization’s plan for significantly increasing student learning and achievement using the Ingenium Learning System and Ingenium’s Signature Practices
  • Monitor the success of all aspects of the organization and drive continual improvement
  • Provide information, advice, and counsel to the Board Chair and the Board of Trustees in the creation of policies, programs, and strategic direction of the organization
  • Support board activities, including staffing for all Board of Trustees meetings, meeting schedules, locations, development of agendas, and meeting materials
  • Act as a liaison with authorizers and other organizations and entities, such as LAUSD, CUSD, CCSA, CSDC, SELPAs, and CDE
  • With the assistance of the leadership team, oversee the overall operation of all schools in the Ingenium network, including: reviewing and evaluating the results of program activities; ensuring fulfillment of contractual obligations; allocating resources for increased program effectiveness and efficiency; and developing organizational and administrative policies and program objectives for board consideration
  • Refine and execute a clear and compelling strategic vision in partnership with the Ingenium Schools Cabinet that outlines key priorities and goals to advance the organization’s mission and drive improvement in student and network outcomes
  • Ensure the organization’s successes and growth areas are transparently shared with all stakeholders
  • Inspire, guide, and support the senior leadership team to execute on the strategic direction and fully internalize their roles in ensuring the achievement of short and long-term organizational success
  • Leverage collaborative leadership, coalition-building, and systems insight to mobilize innovation and action across a large network


  • Oversee organization and school leadership hiring process
  • Inspire and support senior leaders to reinforce the highest academic standards and model a commitment to quality tools and continuous improvement through data-driven decision-making that supports whole child development
  • Set, maintain, and continually improve the strategic vision and direction for the organization’s instructional framework and approach to teaching and learning to ensure the best outcomes and results for all students
  • Prioritize differentiated professional development to ensure network employees have access to the coaching and support necessary to become experts in their craft
  • Ensure that socio-emotional and mental health programs continue to flourish alongside academic achievement


  • Oversee fundraising, facilities development, and financial management of the organization, including the development and implementation of the annual budget and compliance with and monitoring of allowable expenses from grants and one-time funds
  • Oversee the development of year-to-year budgets alongside key stakeholders that drive forward the organization’s mission and noble cause while also ensuring long-term sustainability
  • Ensure all Ingenium schools have adequate facilities through the Prop 39 process; explore permanent facilities for schools
  • Oversee school finances and the systems, processes, and procedures needed to ensure the organization’s long-term fiscal health
  • Ensure the Board of Trustees, staff and stakeholders have accurate, timely information to make equitable resource decisions that are in the best interests of Ingenium’s students and families
  • Ensure that the organization is meeting and exceeding all compliance metrics including but not limited to state oversight, authorizer oversight, charter renewals, fiscal audits, etc.


  • Build, manage, and retain a high-performing team by creating a supportive and caring environment and ensuring senior leaders have access to the information and resources needed to achieve results
  • Implement leadership management strategies across the organization by serving as a thought partner, coach, and mentor
  • Foster a culture of collaboration, transparency, innovation, and accountability
  • Partner with the cabinet to establish and monitor performance indicators that align with the organization’s mission, values, and key priorities
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to build a culture that optimizes staff’s sense of joy and fulfillment, development, safety, health, and well-being
  • Engage and evaluate direct reports


  • Operate from a place of community orientation and as a learner to identify and dismantle barriers to embedding diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging into all Ingenium Schools interactions and practices
  • Model transparency by communicating regularly with internal and external stakeholders to collect feedback, share updates, and provide relevant information
  • Develop relationships and establish the trust of local leaders, organizations, LAUSD, CUSD, and elected officials to create alliances and rally the support necessary to advance organizational goals and advocate on behalf of the families and communities we serve
  • Ensure that families have a voice in decision-making and are empowered to drive forward the best interests of the organization


In order to fulfill these responsibilities, the ideal Superintendent candidate will have the following:


  • 7+ years of executive leadership experience with a track record of success in leading an organization in K-12, nonprofit, or education-adjacent fields
  • 6 years educational administrative experience strongly desired
  • Demonstrated positive outcomes in areas of student academic learning and social-emotional wellbeing
  • Proficiency in strategic planning, progress monitoring, implementation, data collection, and management of multiple, complex projects
  • Significant leadership in quality processes and tools
  • Knowledge of systems management
  • People management skills, including the ability to coach, inspire, and effectively work with individuals from diverse backgrounds, with a demonstrated ability to lead teams to achieve goals
  • Experience working under time pressure and maintaining a positive work environment


  • Master’s or doctorate degree in school administration or a related field, preferred


  • None


  • Google Suite
  • English language, including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar
  • Computer application and Internet search skills
  • Knowledge of charter finance and education law
  • Knowledge of quality systems and quality tools for an educational setting


  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred
  • Provide customer-centric service
  • Promote teamwork and trust throughout the organization
  • Make tough decisions in the best interest of the organization and students
  • Communicate with confidence, conviction, and sensitivity
  • Effectively oversee planning, development, and monitoring of strategic plans
  • Provide governing board with information for action and board approval
  • Effectively utilize time, fiscal, and human resources
  • Lead and innovate the charter management aligned to Ingenium’s mission, vision and values
  • Build central office and cultures that mobilize the efforts of students, staff, and parents
  • Capacity to build relationships that foster the development of staff
  • Facilitate groups to plan and make decisions
  • Strong interpersonal skills working with diverse groups of adults and youth
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent presentation skills (written and oral)
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Experience with nonprofit and/or education organizations required


  • Primarily indoors (remote working) at employee’s home
  • Some exposure to childhood and other illness/diseases


  • Ability to lift 30 pounds
  • Ability to work remotely in a calm setting without distractions and interruptions, while maintaining the appropriate level of privacy
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time
  • Ability to see and use a computer for extended period of time
  • Ability to type and use telephone
  • Ability to maintain consistent attendance
  • Ability to work with some noise and distraction of shared space
  • Some kneeling, squatting, bending, required


This position offers a competitive salary range of $180,000 - $220,000, working in a collaborative and results-focused environment with a dedicated staff, helping implement an innovative model to empower learners, interacting with a broad cross-section of Los Angeles communities, and base package health, dental and vision benefits covered at 100% for employee only. More details can be provided upon request.


Please submit a resume online at For additional questions about this position or to speak with someone about your interest, please contact Nora Maligmat at or at 510.495.0040.

Ingenium Schools is an equal opportunity employer and an organization that values diversity. Recruiting staff to create an inclusive organization is a priority, and we encourage applicants from all backgrounds. Candidates are evaluated solely on their qualifications to perform the work required.

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Ingenium Schools creates communities where everyone experiences joy and meaning in learning. We prepare our students to be the best learners, leaders, and collaborators by empowering them with the capacity and tools to continually improve themselves and the world around them.
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