Assistant School Leader of Operations

KIPP Foundation - San Antonio, TX (30+ days ago)2.6

KIPP San Antonio
San Antonio, TX
Type: Leadership & Support Staff
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: Immediately

Organization: KIPP San Antonio

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KIPP San Antonio Position:
Assistant School Leader of Operations

KIPP San Antonio is a growing network of free, college-preparatory public charter schools that prepare students for success in college and in life. Outstanding educators, more time in school, a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum, and a strong culture of achievement and support help our students make significant academic gains. For more than 10 years, KIPP San Antonio has been redefining what is possible in public education.

KIPP San Antonio currently serves more than 2,945 students across six schools:
KIPP Aspire Academy, founded in 2003;
KIPP University Prep High School, founded in 2009;
KIPP Camino Academy, founded in 2010 ;
KIPP Un Mundo Dual Language Academy founded in 2012;
KIPP Esperanza Dual Language Academy founded in 2014; and
KIPP Poder Academy founded in 2015.
In order to continue to meet the needs of San Antonio’s students and the demand for additional high-quality, college-preparatory public schools in central San Antonio, we are currently embarking on an aggressive growth plan that will allow us to serve more than 9,000 K-12 students in 15 schools. We are committed to providing our students with an excellent education – no shortcuts, no excuses!

KIPP San Antonio is part of the national KIPP network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public schools with a track record of preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and in life. There are currently 183 KIPP schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia serving nearly 70,000 students.

Job Description:
KIPP San Antonio is a growing network that will operate 15 schools at scale by 2021. In School Year 2017-18, KIPP San Antonio will be a network of 6 schools serving nearly 3,300 students across three campuses. We are currently moving from a decentralized school operations model to a more centralized model. The school based Assistant School Leader of Operations will have the opportunity to shape and inform our school level operations strategy as we continue to open schools and serve more students.

Reporting to the Campus Director of Operations and accountable to the respective School Leader, the Assistant School Leader of Operations (ASLO) is a senior, school-based leadership role that oversees all finance and operations functions necessary to run a high-performing school. This includes budgeting, purchasing, facilities, food services, transportation, technology, student recruitment, student data, regulatory compliance, human resource administration, and academic operations support. The ASLO serves as a key member of the school’s Leadership Team, ensures that the school’s operations meet high standards of operational excellence, and enables instructional leaders and staff to focus on driving strong student achievement outcomes.

Reports to: Director of Campus Operations

Hires, manages, coaches, and develops school operations team members (including front office staff and vendors) and holds them accountable to goals and outcomes (2-10 staff members depending on school size and location)
Plays a leadership role in the school’s strategic, annual planning and budgeting processes
Positively impacts the work of the school based instructional team by assuming responsibility for applicable areas and advising on processes and procedures outside of direct areas of responsibility
Leads the school opening/start up process each year to ensure that doors are ready to open by ordering furniture, equipment, instructional supplies, and ensuring that student services (e.g. food service, transportation) are ready to go
Oversees end of year close out processes and manages summer programming and projects.
Manages the school purchasing process by establishing clear systems for staff to request items, placing orders with vendors, tracking delivery, and coding and submitting purchases orders, invoices, and reimbursement requests
Serves as the first school-based point of contact regarding finance and works with regional Finance teams to ensure financial compliance and reporting
Oversees resolution of most facilities issues, including maintenance, managing staff/vendors, aesthetics, shared space agreements, and campus safety
Manages all school based technology assets, maintains tight control of inventory and coordinates with IT to ensure that critical assets are functional and available at all times
Oversees most aspects of food service and transportation including staff management and duty schedules
Owns all logistics (e.g. transportation, lodging, meals, staffing plan, etc.) of off-site field trips and all on-site special events (Report Card Nights, Performances, Graduation, staff celebrations, etc.)
Manages systems for and maintains accurate student data and information in compliance with federal, state, regional and school expectations
Works with the school leader or academic assistant school leader to manage the logistical elements of all major student assessments
Develops and manages student recruitment and registration strategy to ensure that the school begins the academic year with full classes and actively recruits to fill open seats
Ensures that the school is prepared for emergencies by conducting all drills and training staff on emergency plans
Other duties as assigned
Working Conditions

Mental Demands:
Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written in English), interpret policy and procedures, maintain emotional control under stress

Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
Frequent standing, stooping, bending, pushing and pulling, regular heavy lifting
Biological exposure to bacteria and communicable diseases

Bachelor’s degree required; graduate degree preferred
3 to 7 years of work experience, preferably in education and/or business or operations management
Demonstrated management and leadership skills (e.g. at least 2 years managing a team or multiple large projects)
Strong project and time management skills; ability to effectively backwards plan, juggle multiple priorities with great attention to detail, and deliver consistent and timely results
Strong strategic and analytical skills with an aptitude for shifting from fire-fighting to systems-building
Sense of humility, customer service mindset, and shows urgency and the ability to proactively solve problems and make decisions quickly
Team player with strong interpersonal and stakeholder management and relationship building skills
Ability to lead, influence, and hold others accountable to upholding high standards of operational excellence
High level of comfort with financial oversight and budgetary tracking
Ability to be calm under pressure, especially in difficult conversations with parents and staff
Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communication skills
Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel; Google Drive, Google Docs, and Google Sheets
Desire to continuously learn and increase effectiveness as a professional
Unwavering commitment to KIPP SA’s mission and willingness to go above and beyond to meet the needs of KIPP SA students, families, and staff

Salary range is commensurate with experience. A competitive benefits package is also offered

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As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.