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Company: Success Academy

Location: New York City, NY

Date Posted: July, 5 2014

Source: Success Academy

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At Success Academy, we make history every single day. Our schools rank in the top 1% in math and top 7% in reading among all New York schools. 100% of all scholars passed the 2013 science exam with 99% earning the highest possible rating. We provide an exploration driven curriculum for grades K-8, focused on the whole child. Chess, art, and other specialized subjects bring excitement to the school day and foster a lifelong love of learning. Our communities are calling for more, and we are meeting this urgent demand with rapid expansion.

Are you ready to join this movement and make an indelible mark on education reform across New York City?

We are seeking an ambitious School Business Operations Manager to join our Success Academies team. Reporting to their respective Associate Director of Operations at Success Academy Charter Schools, the School Business Operations Manager is responsible ...

Join our movement
At Success Academy, we make history every single day. Our schools rank in the top 1% in math and top 7% in reading among all New York schools. 100% of all scholars passed the 2013 science exam with 99% earning the highest possible rating. We provide an exploration driven curriculum for grades K-8, focused on the whole child. Chess, art, and other specialized subjects bring excitement to the school day and foster a lifelong love of learning. Our communities are calling for more, and we are meeting this urgent demand with rapid expansion.

Are you ready to join this movement and make an indelible mark on education reform across New York City?

We are seeking an ambitious School Business Operations Manager to join our Success Academies team. Reporting to their respective Associate Director of Operations at Success Academy Charter Schools, the School Business Operations Manager is responsible for overseeing all non-instructional operations and communications within a Success Academy. As the operational leader, the School Business Operations Manager collaborates closely with all other members of school leadership, manages the school operations team, and serves as liaison to outside parties.

Responsibilities:

The School Business Operations Manager has the exciting opportunity to...

Management

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Manage the school operations team members, including professional development

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Manage activities across the school operations team, including parent communication, supplies procurement, student data collection, building maintenance, events, and renovations

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Establish and maintain productive relationships with co-tenants, school staff, network, custodial staff, vendors, school food, parents, and scholars

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Train, coach, and enforce school and network standards, policies, and procedures

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Serve as school leader for all Department of Education and external relationships

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Oversee logistics for school-wide events including family academic nights, field trips, vision tests, school picture days, permits, school calendar, and flu shots

Policies & Procedures

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Establish systems and schedules for school activities (arrival, breakfast, lunch, recess, dismissal, class transition, and staff schedules) and co-tenant facility use

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Implement effective operational and communication-related policies/procedures

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Establish and maintain school health and safety protocols, including school safety plan and fire drill routes

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Institutionalize and systematize school knowledge and processes to prepare school for long-term growth needs

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Liaise with existing network teams to successfully complete projects and initiatives

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Use an operational lens and expertise to carry out the leadership team’s school goals and vision

Finance, Procurement, and Technology

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Manage annual school operations budget and track expenditures in conjunction with the network finance team

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Manage procurement process, including working with the network procurement team on vendor selection and contracts as needed

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Assist with oversight of on-site technology activities

As a Result of your Hard Work:

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Your school operates efficiently, safely, and within budget

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Everyone has the resources needed to do their jobs effectively

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Your school operates as a cohesive unit

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Aesthetics standards are met

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The school operations team at your school feels supported and operates efficiently at a high level

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School community is informed and engaged, and the teachers and leaders feel supported by the School Operations Team

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Meaningful memories are created with the families, which leads to lasting bonds

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate for this position must have a Bachelor’s Degree and experience managing a team. A Master’s Degree is preferred but not required. 3+ years of experience with increasing responsibility is preferred.

The candidate must demonstrate competency in the following areas:

* Problem Solving and Decision Making. Proactively identifies and assesses problems, and utilizes available resources to implement and communicate efficient solutions, assess outcomes, and make necessary adjustments.
* Relationship Management. Employs a variety of interpersonal tools to build and maintain positive working relationships with diverse stakeholders and achieve desired results.
* People Management. Demonstrates constructive leadership and transformational staff development through effective use of tools such as evaluation, delegation, and feedback.
* Systems Management. Implements, modifies, promotes, and maintains scalable, Network-compliant systems at the school level.
* Systems Innovation. Evaluates systems continuously, seeks improvement, and shares innovations with the Network to strengthen overall organizational processes.
* Strategic Thinking and Planning. Executes all of the above competencies with a long-term perspective, keeping in mind the vision of the organization.

In addition, the following characteristics are required to be successful in school operations:

* Flexibility and Adaptability. Views unknown situations with a critical lens, and welcomes frequent change and ambiguity.
* Dependability and Reliability. Demonstrates accountability by consistently serving as a responsible and trusted team player and proactively correcting mistakes, oversights or concerns.
* Dedication to Mission. Committed to improving public education and supporting our schools.
* Organization and Time Management. Assesses work scope to set and meet deadlines for self and team.
* Collaboration. Works with all school-based and network staff to meet Success Academy standards.
* Communicates Effectively. Uses appropriate verbal, non-verbal, and written communication to achieve optimum outcomes.
* Passion for Learning. Proactively seeks development and external feedback to improve self and work products, and shares lessons-learned with colleagues.
* Attention to Detail. Completes tasks with minimal errors.
* Independence. Works independently to make thoughtful decisions about projects.
* Beyond Z Attitude. Goes above and beyond to innovate, share best practices, and support the organization.

To apply

Please upload a cover letter and resume outlining your skills and experience. Your cover letter should explain why you would be an excellent School Business Operations Manager at Success Academy.

Resumes without cover letters will not be reviewed.

Success Academy Charter Schools is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from people of all backgrounds.

Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. Success Academy offers a full benefits program and opportunities for professional growth.

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