Chief Academic Officer

Position Summary: Under the direction of the President of the CUES School System and the Board of Governors, the Chief Academic Officer provides leadership for all academic programs at CUES schools to ensure consistent quality standards in curriculum and programs to meet the needs of our students. The CAO oversees the academic integrity of CUES and provides leadership in long-range planning; budgeting; curriculum; professional development; and program development.   


Direct Reports: CUES School System principals, Director of Student and Family Support Services, Director of Technology 


The CAO assists the Board of Governors as they take initiative and make decisions concerning best practices for the following, but not limited to:


1)  Education Model – includes technology, learning styles, curriculum, faculty professional development, data assessment and policies, and support for exceptional students;


2)  Family Support Model – student study skills, parent/teacher meetings and utilization of volunteers in the schools;


3)  Student Tracking Model – includes establishing metrics and reports to show growth and development of students during their education at the CUES schools;


4)  Operations Model – includes evaluation of staff size, buildings, product purchasing, salaries and benefits;


5)  Business/Financial Model – includes budget preparation, scholarship programs, tuition rates in/with cooperation of CUES Controller.


  • Ensure the school improvement plans align with the strategic plan of the CUES School System


  • Ensure the appropriate administrative procedures, policies, and schedules are in place for the effective operation of each school. 


  • Coordinate the hiring, support, and leadership development and evaluation of the CUES School System administrators.


  • Work with building level administrators in analyzing data to determine school improvement focus areas.


  • Serve as the liaison and openly communicate between the school staff and the CUES fund staff 


  • Lead systematic review of curriculum/programs to ensure quality and fidelity 


  • Work with building administrators to carry out programs for the orientation of new teachers, in-service training of all teachers, and evaluation of classroom teachers.


  • Consult with administration and staff in each building on a regular basis

  • Plan and lead bimonthly administrator meetings.

  • Attend CUES School System leadership meetings, Board of Governors and Board of Directors meetings, Archdiocese meetings, and staff professional development 


  • Provide support and guidance to school leaders for academic, personnel, or student discipline issues, as well as any parent concerns.

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Additional Information

For Immediate Hire

Part Time, flexible hours

Contact Information

CUES School System
2207 Wirt St
Omaha, Nebraska 68110

Laura Hickman
(p) (402) 558-3800 1027
(f) (402) 558-0051

How to Apply

A cover letter, resume and references can be mailed to Laura Hickman, Chair of Board of Governors: