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Director of Operations
About KIPP Nashville
KIPP Nashville is a network of high-performing, college preparatory public schools that has been committed to creating a vibrant, college-going culture in Nashville since 2005. KIPP Nashville is partnered with the acclaimed KIPP Network, which educates over 88,000 students nation-wide and supports low-income students to college at a rate 4x higher than that of their peers.
KIPP Nashville currently operates 2 elementary school (KIPP Kirkpatrick Elementary School and KIPP Nashville College Prep Elementary), 2 middle schools (KIPP Academy Nashville and KIPP Nashville College Prep), and 1 high school (KIPP Nashville Collegiate High School). Our alumni have achieved a 95% high school graduation rate and are supported to and through college by our KIPP Through College program. We are excited to expand our K-16 continuum by growing to 7 schools by 2020.
The mission of KIPP Nashville is to cultivate in its students the character and academic skills needed to succeed in rigorous colleges and have an opportunity-filled life in the world beyond. If you share in this belief, if you have a proven willingness to do whatever it takes for students to achieve, if you thrive in an environment that is both collaborative and entrepreneurial, then you are already a KIPPster.
The Director of Operations is the operational leader of the school and are critical to the successful and efficient running of KIPP Nashville schools. This role ensures the implementation and maintenance of clear operational systems that allow the School Leader and Assistant Principal the opportunity to focus almost exclusively on students, families and instruction. The Director of Operations will therefore be an individual who embraces innovation and continuous improvement, is willing to get his/her hands dirty, and relishes the challenge of finding ways to work smarter and more efficiently. This role is for someone who becomes excited about planning for and executing seamless operations of a school. This individual is someone who has a critical eye for eve the minute details of school operations, creates thorough plans, and is able to analyze the implementation of those plans in a granular way. The Director of Operations will report to the School Leader and Head of Schools.
Responsibilities of the Director of Operations will include, but are not limited to:
- Recruit and Enroll Students
- Design student recruitment plan including mailings, phone calls, events, canvassing, etc.
- College daily student attendance in student information systems
- Call late/absent students each morning
- Manage Main Office
- Design procedures for and manage daily student arrival and dismissal, including tardiness and early dismissal
- Design procedures for and assist families and visitors
- Ensure response to all incoming communication for school
- Manage regular external communications including behavior and academic reports, school newsletter, and notification of unexpected changes
- Maintain school supply closet
- Work in close partnership with School Leader and leadership team to ensure aligned front office procedures for both schools
- Directly manage Office Manager, operational interns, and volunteers
- Partner with the School Leader to build and monitor school budget
- Obtain bids; make, receive, distribute, and track purchases
- Manage school credit cards including collecting/submitting receipts
- Transportation and Food Services
- Oversee daily student transportation to and from school
- Coordinate school field lessons
- Serve as liaison between school and transportation team, and serve as primary point of contact for bus issues
- Ensure meals are served on time and food services staff have necessary tools
- Human Resources
- Serve as liaison between Director of Talent Management and employees regarding benefits
- Manage entry/exit process for new/departing employees
- Design and oversee staff attendance tracking process
- Design Physical Environment of School
- Select furniture and ensure teachers have the necessary classroom tools they need
- Conduct campus audits
- Oversee maintenance of teacher work rooms and other shared spaces
- Design student uniforms and systems for families to purchase them
- Manage and oversee the school’s facilities and physical condition of building and site.
- Technology and Assessment
- Track computer equipment inventory
- Order, purchase, and set up software for instruction and assessment
- Design and execute systems for students to use software
- Serve as the assessment coordinator for the school (i.e. attend district assessment meetings, receive and return assessment materials)
- Manage campus-wide IT including internet, server, landline phones, copiers, printers are all in working order
- Growth Mindset
- Willing to offer support and receive constructive feedback from colleagues in order to create a professional working atmosphere that is conducive to change and improvement
- Participate in school-wide and individual professional development, including pre-service training over the summer and weekly during the academic year
- Perform duties such as monitoring lunch, arrival, dismissal, covering classes, etc.
- Carry out any additional daily school duties as decided upon by the School Leader
- Ensure effective field lessons, school events, and extracurricular activities
- Model school core values and character strengths at all times
- Bachelor’s Degree
- At least two years of teaching experience with a proven record of high achievement (Preferred)
- Experience working with underserved communities, families, and/or students
- Demonstrated success in building relationships and trust with leaders, teachers, students, parents and community
- Demonstrated success with design and execution of logistics
- Experience managing and influencing teams and individuals to meet specific and strategic outcomes
- Demonstrated success managing a large budget and a clear understand of how to read a detailed financial statement
- Proficiency in Spanish, Arabic, and/or Somali (Preferred)
- Unwavering commitment to KIPP Nashville’s mission, students, families, and community
- Firm belief in affirming the identity of students, families and staff
- Committed to being a leader for race and equity
- Ability to multi-task and work within an ambiguous, fast-moving, start-up environment, while driving toward solutions
- Team player: demonstrates maturity, growth mindset, strong work ethic, follow-through and flexibility
- Eagerness to collaborate and problem-solve with a variety of stakeholders
- High level of organization and a keen attention to detail
Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience, and includes benefits. This position will work and be compensated according to a 12 month administrative schedule.
Apply directly at http://kippcareers.force.com/jobboard?site=Nashville. Please contact Alyssa Ingrum, Manager of Talent Recruitment, at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
KIPP Nashville is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual preference, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, pregnancy, or veteran status.
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