Director of School Operations for a Leading Charter School Organization

Area : Beaumont, TX

Description : Our client is a leading charter school organization dedicated to transforming the face of public education in historically under-served areas. They are seeking a mission-driven Director of School Operations (DSO) with a strong background in operational systems, continuous improvement, budget management, and team management. The DSO is a vital member of the school leadership team and manages all non-instructional school functions. The ideal candidate is a self-directed problem solver who enjoys being part of a collaborative team and thrives in finding solutions to complex operational issues.

Responsibilities:

- Manage a 4-5 person school operations team and support their growth in both performance and development

- Work with the school Principal and administrative staff to create and maintain an exceptional organizational culture by building strong relationships, finding solutions to problems, and holding others accountable to systems

- Develop the school-wide operations vision that supports the academic and cultural vision of the school

- Develop and manage the annual student recruitment strategy to ensure that enrollment targets are met by the start of school

- Actively recruit to fill empty seats

- Conduct parent enrollment orientations and ensure parents receive key information about the school prior to enrolling students

- Manage the student information system and oversee daily attendance reporting

- Manage the student enrollment, exit, and transfer process

- Manage overall school budget (development, budget to actuals, and forecasts) in conjunction with school Principal and regional Director of Finance and Operations

- Ensures timely submission of bi-weekly payroll ad oversee procurement for the school

- Act as the primary facilities liaison with the district custodial and maintenance services

- Coordinate day-to-day operations of the school nutrition program in conjunction with district services

- Oversee all aspects of student transportation and manage school safety processes

- Plan and coordinate logistics for school events and activities as needed

Qualifications:

- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required

- An administrator credential is preferred, but not required

- Spanish language fluency is preferred, but not required

- 4+ years of leadership experience, including managing others, preferably in the field of school operations

- Prior experience managing budgets and have a track record of sound financial decision making

- Targeted communication skills with a variety of stakeholders (staff, students, families, vendors)

- Comfort in an ambiguous, fast-moving, start-up environment

- Highly proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook and a proven aptitude in learning new software programs

 

Published : Dec 19, 2020

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