About KIPP NYC:
KIPP NYC Public Schools is a non-profit network of free, public charter schools that prepares students for success in college and life. In 1995 we started our first middle school, KIPP Academy, in The Bronx. Our goal was to graduate students with the strength of character and academic abilities needed to succeed in high school, college and beyond – and in so doing, to prove what is possible for all students. Today, our New York City network is comprised of seven elementary schools, seven middle schools, one high school, and KIPP Through College, a comprehensive support program for our alumni. KIPP NYC Public Schools currently serves more than 6,000 students and alumni and has a staff of more than 700. In August 2019, we opened a new elementary and middle school in the Bronx, and in August 2020, we will be opening KIPP’s first intentionally racially and socioeconomically integrated school, KIPP Beyond Middle School!
KIPP NYC is currently seeking a regional Managing Director of Operations (MDO) with a high bar for excellence in operations and a demonstrated track record of building and implementing effective operational systems, managing leaders through change, and developing operations talent. Our operational vision is that “every KIPPster walks into a school that is clean, safe and welcoming, and maximizes the time KIPPsters will learn, grow and be celebrated.”
The MDO will report to the President/COO and manage six regional Operations team members and the Regional After-School Program Director. The MDO plays a critical role in the management and support of 15 school based operations teams, and as KIPP NYC executes an ambitious growth plan, the MDO has a key role in ensuring successful new school development and mergers.
Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Leadership and Team Management
Develop, coach, and lead a regional operations team of five employees who co-manage and support 15 school-based directors of operations (and their operations teams)
Lead the development of highly effective and aligned operational practices to deliver effective outcomes across KIPP NYC’s 15 schools and ensure operational success at new schools
Develop and deliver professional development to foster a strong operations talent pipeline and an operations professional learning community
Serve as a key member of the regional leadership team, building organizational culture and supporting organizational initiatives
Regional Operations Priorities
Oversee a top regional priority to meet student recruitment, enrollment, and backfilling targets which ensures a steady funding stream
Lead, implement, and monitor student safety and emergency preparedness protocols across KIPP NYC
Build sustainable and scalable systems for operations leadership & support
Develop and manage the regional operations budget, while also reviewing and supporting school budget management
Partner with the KIPP NYC President & Superintendent to develop and execute KIPP NYC’s aggressive growth plans including opening multiple new schools in a competitive market
Oversee the regional strategy, development, and roll out of aligned systems, structures, and operational practices and outcomes across our new and growing schools
Coordinate with a wide range of stakeholders including school based teams and regional support teams to manage the successful preparation for and opening of new schools
Lead charter compliance for our nine NYS charters, including renewal applications, authorizer site visits, and related reporting, and maintain an effective working relationship with charter authorizers
Coordinate with school based teams and regional support teams to manage the bi-monthly Per Pupil Billing process to ensure KIPP NYC receives accurate revenue.
Afterschool Program Management
Manage the Regional After School Program Director and oversee afterschool programming at six Middle Schools to meet KIPP NYC’s goal of enhancing youth development, social-emotional learning, and academics for our students
Ensure all six programs meet Dept of Health and DYCD’s program compliance standards and benchmarks and KIPPNYC maintains SACC licenses in good standing at all six schools
Bachelor’s degree required; MBA, JD or master’s degree in a related field strongly preferred.
10+ years of professional experience, with a 3+ years of successfully leading, motivating and developing high performing teams that deliver results.
Experience with building and scaling operations in high growth environments.
Strong interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to build consensus, facilitate collaboration, problem-solving, and manage conflict among varied stakeholders in matrixed environments.
Ability to clearly define strategic issues and make tough decisions in the face of ambiguity and incomplete information.
Ability to clearly analyze data and communicate key insights
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail, with a demonstrated ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment, lead multiple projects, achieve success within stated deadlines.
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
Demonstrated passion for and a commitment to the KIPPNYC mission for high quality public education and the character traits we value: Zest, grit, self-control, hope, love, social intelligence, gratitude, and a sense of humor.
KIPP NYC LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. KIPP NYC LLC is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment.