Director of Campus Expansion
$200,000 USD/year Pay is set based on global value, not the local market. Most roles = hourly rate x 40 hrs x 50 weeks ($100 USD/hour)

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Are you a visionary leader with a proven track record of orchestrating successful expansion strategies? If so, Alpha School has an exciting opportunity for you! In this pivotal role, you will lead the expansion of our K-5 Alpha campuses across locations in the United States.

At Alpha School, we're not just an educational institution—we're trailblazers in reshaping the future of education. Our mission is to empower students to exceed their potential through innovative approaches that combine dynamic learning environments with adaptive apps. We're driven by learning science and a commitment to nurturing academic achievement and essential life skills.

In this role, your impact will be substantial. You'll strategically select sites that resonate with our target audience, ensuring each facility is tailored to their needs. Your expertise in project management will guarantee the on-time, on-budget completion of construction projects. With a deep understanding of regulations, you'll oversee compliance with zoning, building codes, and safety standards.

Our ideal candidate thrives on strategic decision-making and translating insights into tangible expansion plans. Problem-solving is your forte, and you embrace the challenge of navigating complex regulatory landscapes. Your passion for innovation and reshaping possibilities in K-5 education sets you apart.

If you're excited to be at the forefront of educational innovation, driving the nationwide growth of Alpha School campuses, we invite you to join us. You'll ensure that each facility embodies our commitment to unmatched quality and impact. If this sounds like your calling and you're ready to contribute to a transformational educational journey, we look forward to receiving your application. Let's revolutionize education together.

What you will be doing

  • Leading the charge in identifying prime locations for new Alpha campuses, leveraging your expertise to strategically select areas that resonate with local communities and affluent families.
  • Overseeing the end-to-end construction process, collaborating with contractors and teams to ensure projects are on-time, on budget, and adhere to regulatory requirements.
  • Navigating complex regulatory landscapes, ensuring every campus meets zoning, safety standards, and compliance, paving the way for smooth approvals and seamless launches.

What you will NOT be doing

  • Following a Predictable Script: This role is anything but routine; each day brings fresh challenges and opportunities, perfect for those who crave diversity and dynamic decision-making.
  • Managing Campus Operations: This role isn't sidetracked by the day-to-day operations of running an open campus; you'll be focused on driving expansion to 100 nationwide campuses.
  • Focusing Solely on Quantity: You aren't just building new campuses to meet a quota; you will focus on quality and the ability to replicate Alpha's brand and design approach consistently.

Key responsibilities

The successful expansion and rollout of new K-5 Alpha campuses across multiple demographically-aligned locations within the United States that maintain brand consistency.

Candidate requirements

  • 8+ years of progressively responsible experience in strategic expansion, franchise development, or related roles, demonstrating a successful track record of executing large-scale initiatives.
  • Demonstrated strategic thinking and visionary perspective, evident in the ability to identify optimal locations, plan expansions, and drive innovation.
  • Expertise in regulatory compliance, zoning, building codes, and safety standards to ensure seamless expansion.
  • Proficient project management skills, encompassing leadership and oversight of construction projects from inception to completion.
  • Exceptional leadership and collaboration capabilities, guiding teams, contractors, and stakeholders toward shared objectives.
  • Ability and willingness to travel within the US for site visits and expansion-related activities.
How it works

Applying for a role? Here’s what to expect.

We’ve curated a series of steps that take the guesswork (and cognitive bias) out of recruiting the best person.

Pass Cognitive Aptitude Test.

Pass Cognitive Aptitude Test.

Pass English Proficiency Test.

Pass English Proficiency Test.

Prove Real-World Job Skills.

Prove Real-World Job Skills.

Ace An Interview Or Two.

Ace An Interview Or Two.

Accept Job Offer.

Accept Job Offer.



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Why Crossover

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The Olympics of work

The Olympics of work

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Premium pay for premium talent

Premium pay for premium talent

Over 50% of new hires double or triple their previous pay. Why? Because that’s what the best person in the world is worth.

Shortlist by skills, not bias

Shortlist by skills, not bias

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