PAVE Schools, Inc. (PAVE) prepares Kindergarten to 8th grade students to thrive in competitive high schools and four-year colleges. PAVE provides its students with a rigorous academic program and a community built on the organization’s core values of Perseverance, Achievement, Vibrance, and Excellent character. PAVE supports the establishment and operation of:
Founded in 2008, PAVE partners with historically underserved communities, impacting more than 800 students across two schools in New York and North Carolina. Embarking on a significant growth phase, PAVE Schools, a Charter Management Organization (CMO), was formed in 2014 to support the replication of the PAVE model in New York and North Carolina. Over the next 8 years, PAVE Schools will grow to a network of eight Kindergarten - 8th Grade schools (4 in each region), impacting more than 6,000 students. At scale, schools will be financially sustainable, with a CMO staffing model of 40 FTEs. PAVE’s combined annual operating budget is $15M across the CMO six subsidiaries, two school campuses, and the Red Hook Support Corporation (RHSC). The organization anticipates continued budget growth between 10-15% over the next 6 years.
Reporting directly to the CEO, and serving on the Network Leadership Team, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will serve as PAVE Schools’ primary financial leader as the organization grows from two schools (1 in NYC, 1 in NC) to eight total schools (4 in NYC, 4 in NC) by 2023. The CFO plays an integral role in driving both new site expansion and the growth of PAVE Schools by continuously monitoring PAVE’s long-term projections and capital planning, including pro formas for new charter applications, grant applications, and facility financing. The CFO will build organizational capacity and ensure the organization's long-term sustainability by upholding strong internal controls, driving the annual budgeting process, minimizing PAVE’s reliance on fundraising, maintaining a healthy cash balance, and managing risk via adequate insurance and policies.
Our Core Values
We believe that reflection and refinement is key towards continuously growing and improving. We give and receive direct feedback and hold each other accountable. We are solutions minded, positive and allow ourselves to be vulnerable as we persevere to get better.
We set ambitious goals and work relentlessly to attain them. We understand the key to student academic growth is great teaching; we obsess over the art and science of teaching timeless content well. We use data to drive all our decisions and measure our success.
We share gratitude with our colleagues, students and families. We recognize that complaining saps our collective strength and remain optimistic in the face of challenges. We focus on the joy of our practice and recognize the accomplishments of others. We believe that good humor and generosity of spirit are key to a positive culture.
We always assume the best and take concerns to the source. We maintain emotional constancy and disciplined language in all situations. We treat all in our community with honesty, kindness, and respect. We sweat the small stuff in respect of our community, our space, and each other.
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PAVE Schools, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.