The Executive Director is the agency head of the Nevada State Public Charter School Authority (SPCSA); the incumbent is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the Governor.
Created in 2011, the SPCSA is a statewide charter school authorizer and local educational agency for the fastest growing and most rapidly diversifying public school system in Nevada. The SPCSA exists to authorize high-quality charter schools throughout Nevada with the goal of expanding the opportunities for pupils, including pupils who are at risk. In addition, the SPCSA provides oversight to ensure that sponsored charter schools maintain high educational and operational standards, preserve autonomy, and safeguard the interests of pupils and the community. Finally, the SPCSA aims to serve as a model of the best practices in sponsoring charter schools and foster a climate in Nevada in which all high-quality charter schools, regardless of sponsor, can flourish. Currently, the SPCSA oversees 80 charter school campuses across five counties which combine to serve over 60,000 students statewide. The SPCSA has 33 full-time employees, who work out of offices located in Carson City and Las Vegas. For more information about the SPCSA, please visit the website at https://charterschools.nv.gov/. For more information about the job, please review the job announcement on the Nevada's NVAPPS website: https://hr.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/hrnvgov/Content/Services/Recruitment/SPCSA%20ED%20Job%20Announcement%2020230817.pdf.