Network School Operations Manager | Equitas Academy

About Equitas Academy

The mission of Equitas Academy Charter Schools is to provide a structured, achievement-based community that prepares students to graduate from four-year colleges and universities. Equitas Academy was founded in 2009 as a network of free public schools for families who believe their children deserve a high-quality education and challenging school experience. We currently serve over 1,200 students in Kinder-8th grade in two elementary schools and two middle schools. Equitas Academy is based in the Pico-Union neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.     

We value:

- High Expectations. Structured and disciplined classrooms, school-wide behavioral code of conduct, and school uniforms

- College Readiness. Extended school day and year, enrichment activities, and preparation to enter top-performing middle, high schools, and, ultimately, college

- A Family Partnership. Ongoing communication with parents about academic and behavioral progress, at-home visits by staff, and family workshops

- A Safe & Supportive School Community. We help our children make positive choices through our school values of curiosity, optimism, gratitude, grit, self-control, social intelligence, and zest.

To help us achieve our mission, we are seeking a Network School Operations Manager (NSOM).

The NSOM will support Equitas Academy and its schools meet its annual operation goals and serve the families in our community. The NSOM will be charged with managing network level operations projects, and ensuring all organizational bookkeeping records are managed and documented smoothly including: Payroll, Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable, and support school site operations teams. The NSOM will also have a vital role in ensuring a common Equitas model across all sites through assisting the director of Operations in conducting PD’s, onboarding new operation team members, and implementing systems.

The Network School Operations Manager reports to the Director of Operations.

Responsibilities

  • Supports the Director of Operations in network level operations projects, including: National school lunch program, data analysis and tracking, attendance and compliance reporting, facilities inspections
  • Supports school based operations team for coverage on an as needed basis
  • Supports network office operations
  • Manages back office bookkeeping systems
  • Prepares monthly invoices for meal and Expanded Learning payments
  • Codes and enters invoice, purchase orderd, credit card and reimbursement information into online purchasing system
  • Provides meaningful recommendations on annual updates to organizational fiscal policies and procedures.
  • Manages vendor relationships for all payment processing systems (i.e. Freshbooks, AuthorizeNet Paycom, Spendbridge)
  • Reviews vendor invoices and scans and stores documents
  • Responds to school staff and vendor inquiries and requests for information.
  • Works closely with Equitas back office support provider to audit and ensure fiscal policies are upheld and ensure Equitas is in strong fiscal standing with all vendors and third parties

Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum 2 years experience in financial data records management
  • Bilingual Spanish preferred
  • Familiarity with payment processing systems preferred

Commitment to Diversity

Equitas Academy is actively seeking to build a diverse and experienced team of educators.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.  We are an equal opportunity employer.

 

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8th Grade Science Middle School Teacher | Equitas Academy

About Equitas Academy

Equitas Academy Charter School was founded in 2009. We are a network of free public schools for families who believe their children deserve a high-quality education and challenging school experience. Our school model offers credentialed, passionate, and dedicated teachers and staff who are experts in their field. We currently serve over 1,000 students in Kinder-8th grade in two elementary schools and two middle schools. Equitas Academy is based in the Pico-Union neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.

We value:

High Expectations. Structured and disciplined classrooms, school-wide behavioral code of conduct, and school uniforms

College Readiness. Extended school day and year, enrichment activities, and preparation to enter top-performing middle, high schools, and, ultimately, college

A Family Partnership. Ongoing communication with parents about academic and behavioral progress, at-home visits by staff, and family workshops

A Safe & Supportive School Community. We help our children make positive choices through our school values of curiosity, optimism, gratitude, grit, self-control, social intelligence, and zest.

Our Mission & Success

To provide a structured, achievement-based community that prepares students (scholars) to graduate from college-preparatory high schools, four-year colleges, and universities. Our school has been recognized as a California Distinguished School and Gold Ribbon School by the California Department of Education because of our commitment to data driven instruction to provide a rigorous and equitable education for all students.

What Makes Our Teachers Equi-tastic?

  • A willingness to work collaboratively with adults to deliver on our mission
  • An ability to build strong relationships with scholars, staff, and families
  • They thrive on reflective feedback with weekly coaching and observations
  • Demonstrated perseverance in the face of adversity
  • They don't give up on scholars and they maintain high expectations
  • Warm/Strict management with our scholars
  • A belief that every adult is accountable for every scholars success
  • Demonstrated leadership through creative problem solving and initiative
  • Believes in educating families about advocating for their childs' success

What Equitas Academy Can Offer You!

  • Consistent behavior management systems and a structured classroom environment
  • School-wide student culture and alignment
  • Consistent and individualized coaching for teachers
  • Opportunities for improving our instructional and cultural model
  • Competitive compensation, performance-based increases, and a strong benefits package
  • A focus on transparency and communication
  • A supportive, likeminded, and joyful professional community
  • Four weeks of Professional Development in the Summer and continuous weekly and differentiated PD throughout the school year
  • Strong commitment to our Core Values for Professionals and for Scholars
  • Monthly employee recognition and celebration through our Equitastic and Core Value awards

You've got what it takes if you have...

  • A Bachelor's degree
  • A current Multiple Subject or Single Subject teaching credential (internship is okay) or out of state equivalent required
  • English Learner authorization
  • A strong belief that all students can succeed
  • Demonstrated success working with students in traditionally underserved communities
  • Bilingual English/Spanish (preferred but not required)

 

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Recruitment Manager | Teach For America

About Teach For America

Teach For America’s Recruitment Team (RT) is charged to recruit an outstanding and diverse corps of leaders to expand opportunity and access for all children, fueling the broader movement towards educational equity across our 53 placement regions. In this pursuit, the Recruitment Team engages with leaders across college campuses and professional career sectors to discuss the challenges of educational inequity in the USA and recruit promising leaders to choose the corps as a means of expanding opportunities for kids and building a long-term commitment to educational equity. The team identifies and inspires thousands of potential corps members on college campuses and from multiple career sectors to apply to and join Teach For America—fueling the political, social, and economic future of this country.

About the Position

Teach For America seeks Recruitment Managers (RMs) who will compel top leaders to join Teach For America and contribute to the movement for educational equity in communities across our country. As a Recruitment Manager, you will create visions and strategic plans for your campaigns, identify and cultivate diverse top prospects to act, and inspire a broad network of constituents to build a large, diverse, and talented corps. You will be on the front lines of the Recruitment Team’s undeniably consequential work, fueling TFA’s theory of systemic change and the broader movement for educational equity across the nation. Aligned with the Recruitment Team’s deep conviction around leadership, you will receive extensive training, ongoing coaching, and professional development to innovate and achieve success.

Recruitment Managers are responsible for:

  • Setting a bold vision and direction for an ambitious campaign to inspire, enlist, mobilize extraordinary, diverse future leaders - people who have massive leadership potential and are on a trajectory to be leaders and influencers in our society - to become Teach For America corps members and join the movement for educational equity
  • Building, developing, and cultivating strong relationships and networks - both internally and externally - to advance the recruitment campaign. Influence candidates, external stakeholders, and internal partners to achieve bold outcomes.
  • Working across teams to plan, execute, and improve strategy, using data-based tools to identify gaps, patterns, and opportunities within campaigns and develop solutions to achieve outcomes.

A strong RM candidate:

  • Demonstrates a deep conviction to Teach For America’s mission, approach, and commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness.
  • Acts strategically, using data to make timely and informed decisions to prioritize actions that matter and have the greatest impact on campaign effectiveness
  • Possesses orientation around attaining ambitious goals and have a strong track record of achievement, and drive to continually strive to increase impact.
  • Builds relationships and communicates clearly, compellingly, and strategically (both verbally and written) across lines of difference and in multiple contexts - 1:1, small groups, large audiences.

RMs spend their time... 

  • Engaging with TFA corps candidates, at different stages of the applicant continuum, virtually and in person.
  • Engaging with influencers in campus community (career service offices, professors, etc.)
  • Planning and executing events (classroom visits, career fairs, panel discussions, dinners, and happy hours).
  • Mobilizing TFA alumni in your recruitment campaign.
  • Managing and coaching a team of on-campus interns (Campus Campaign Coordinators and Ambassadors).
  • Planning and executing TFA marketing and brand awareness strategy
  • Coordinating with local TFA Regional team, investing them in recruitment campaign.
  • Collaborating with recruitment teammates on campaign strategy and execution.
    Analyzing recruitment campaign data, and using it as a foundation for strategic decision-making and addressing
  • opportunities and solve problems.
  • Evaluating corps applications and interviewing candidates.

Commitment to our People

We bring incredible leaders onto our team, challenge and support them to achieve ambitious goals—and reward them when they do. We provide all new hires with four full weeks of initial training, managers who are talented coaches, and a robust ecosystem of data analytics, strategy research, technology, and other resources to leverage in their campaigns. We
are an outcomes-driven team with clear measures of success, performance management systems, and rapid promotion opportunities for people who excel in their work.


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Chief Operating Officer | Equitas Academy

About Equitas Academy

Equitas Academy is a charter management organization in Los Angeles that provides a structured, achievement-based community that prepares students to graduate from four-year colleges and universities. We currently operate two elementary schools and two middle schools, with a growth plan to open four additional schools and serve over 3000 scholars by 2022. Equitas Academy has been recognized as a California Distinguished School and Gold Ribbon School by the California Department of Education because of our commitment to data driven instruction to provide a rigorous and equitable education for all students.

Position Summary

The Chief Operating Officer for Equitas Academy will provide strategic leadership and planning for the operations function, serve as a key member of the senior leadership team of the organization, and oversee all operations activities: facility acquisition and management, information technology, internal financial processes, human resources, vendor management, compliance, enrollment, lottery, and student information systems. The COO is a critical role that will help to build new systems and structures that will shape the future of the organization and set us up for sustainable success as we grow.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Manage the operations department; provide team leadership and develop direct reports to achieve results
  • Develop strategic systems to be used across our network of schools, in the following areas: facilities, lottery/enrollment, attendance, reporting, vendor management, inventory, procurement, and internal controls
  • Oversee internal financial systems for accounts payable/receivable, weekly deposits, and expense reports
  • Manage operations budget
  • Manage outside contractors
  • Manage the process of securing and maintaining facilities
  • Oversee the ongoing maintenance of updating information systems and infrastructure, including hardware, software, and applications
  • Coordinate business insurance and maintain best practices for risk management and safety
  • Ensure compliance with all reporting requirements in a timely and accurate manner
  • Oversee charter renewal, WASC accreditation, audits, compliance and yearly authorizer visits
  • Collaborate internally on special projects and provide leadership and strategic insight on cross-functional teams
  • Serve as a key member of the c-level team addressing organization-wide strategic topics

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Embody and advocate the mission, vision and strategic direction of the organization
  • Demonstrated success in developing and implementing Operations systems
  • Inspirational leadership and staff development experience
  • Effective and welcoming communicator with staff, scholars and families
  • Process oriented, analytical problem solver, strategic planner, solution oriented
  • Ability to serve as an ambassador and spokesperson for the organization and articulate our mission to external constituents
  • Strong strategic planning and project management skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office and database management
  • Self-starter with a proven ability to meet and complete multiple tasks with solid deadlines
  • Flexible, people-oriented team player 

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Charter school experience strongly preferred
  • Minimum 5-8 years of directly related experience, preferably in an operations department of a non-profit or educational organization
  • At least 3 years in a leadership role

Salary and Benefits

We offer a competitive salary based on experience. Benefits include medical/dental/vision coverage and paid sick and vacation time off.

 

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5th-8th PE Teacher | Equitas Academy

About Equitas Academy

Equitas Academy Charter School was founded in 2009. We are a network of free public schools for families who believe their children deserve a high-quality education and challenging school experience. Our school model offers credentialed, passionate, and dedicated teachers and staff who are experts in their field. We currently serve over 1,200 students in Kinder-8th grade in two elementary schools and two middle schools. Equitas Academy is based in the Pico-Union neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.

We value:

High Expectations. Structured and disciplined classrooms, school-wide behavioral code of conduct, and school uniforms

College Readiness. Extended school day and year, enrichment activities, and preparation to enter top-performing middle, high schools, and, ultimately, college

A Family Partnership. Ongoing communication with parents about academic and behavioral progress, at-home visits by staff, and family workshops

A Safe & Supportive School Community. We help our children make positive choices through our school values of curiosity, optimism, gratitude, grit, self-control, social intelligence, and zest.

What Makes Our Teachers Equi-tastic?

  • A willingness to work collaboratively with adults to deliver on our mission
  • An ability to build strong relationships with scholars, staff, and families
  • They thrive on reflective feedback with weekly coaching and observations
  • Demonstrated perseverance in the face of adversity
  • They don't give up on scholars and they maintain high expectations
  • Warm/Strict management with our scholars
  • A belief that every adult is accountable for every scholars success
  • Demonstrated leadership through creative problem solving and initiative
  • Believes in educating families about advocating for their childs' success

What Equitas Academy Can Offer You!

  • Consistent behavior management systems and a structured classroom environment
  • School-wide student culture and alignment
  • Consistent and individualized coaching for teachers
  • Opportunities for improving our instructional and cultural model
  • Competitive compensation, performance-based increases, and a strong benefits package
  • A focus on transparency and communication
  • A supportive, likeminded, and joyful professional community
  • Four weeks of Professional Development in the Summer and continuous weekly and differentiated PD throughout the school year
  • Strong commitment to our Core Values for Professionals and for Scholars
  • Monthly employee recognition and celebration through our Equitastic and Core Value awards

You've got what it takes if you have...

  • Bachelor's Degree (required)
  • A current California Multiple or Single Subject teaching credential (preferred but not required)
  • A strong belief that all students can succeed
  • Demonstrated success working with students in traditionally underserved communities
  • Bilingual English/Spanish (preferred but not required)

 

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Director of High School Prep and Alumni Support | Equitas Academy

About Equitas Academy

Equitas Academy Charter School was founded in 2009. We are a network of free public schools for families who believe their children deserve a high-quality education and challenging school experience. We currently serve over 1,000 scholars in Kinder-8th grade in two elementary schools and one middle school and will open up our second middle school in August of 2017. Equitas Academy is based in the Pico-Union neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.

Our Mission

To provide a structured, achievement-based community that prepares students (scholars) to graduate from college-preparatory high schools, four-year colleges, and universities.

We Value:

High Expectations. Structured and disciplined classrooms, school-wide behavioral code of conduct, and school uniforms

College Readiness. Extended school day and year, enrichment activities, and preparation to enter top-performing middle, high schools, and, ultimately, college

A Family Partnership. Ongoing communication with parents about academic and behavioral progress, at-home visits by staff, and family workshops

A Safe & Supportive School Community. We help our children make positive choices through our school values of curiosity, optimism, gratitude, grit, self-control, social intelligence, and zest.

Position Description

The Director of High School Preparation and Alumni Programs, is charged with ensuring the fulfillment of our mission: ensuring that each of our scholars graduates from a 4-year college or university. The Director will be responsible for developing and implementing the strategy and direction of our High School Preparation and Alumni departments and supporting our scholars and families to and through college as our alumni base grows to over 500 strong in the next five years.

Responsibilities: High School Preparation

  • Develop and oversee strategy for preparing our K-8 school community for college readiness on the bridge to high school
  • Ensuring all 8th graders gain admission to and attend high quality High Schools in the Los Angeles area
  • Researching and advising families and scholars on the highest quality high school options
  • Holding individual high school preparation advising meetings with each 8th grade scholar and their family in order to develop individualized plans for the scholars’ high school applications
  • Supporting families of eligible students through the financial aid process and researching scholarships
  • Assisting students in preparing for and administering high school entrance exams (ISEE, HSPT, andSSAT)
  • Coordinating high school fairs, high school visits, meetings, and panel discussions to educate parents and students of all grade levels about the process of gaining admission to target high schools, affording independent schools, and succeeding in target high schools
  • Advising students and families once they have received their high school acceptances
  • Tracking all student and family contact information, test scores, grades, applications for admission, applications for financial aid, and high school selection data
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with school leaders and admissions officers at partner High Schools
  • Implementing family workshops and events
  • Partnering with middle school teachers to design and implement a high school preparation scope and sequence 

Responsibilities: Alumni Program

  • Develop the strategic plan for alumni programs and support
  • Developing and maintaining positive relationships with alumni and their families
  • Tracking information on alumni related to their placement and academic performance
  • Planning events to maintain connections with alumni to Equitas Academy such as alumni panels, school visits, and fundraising
  • Informing alumni of opportunities to be involved with Equitas through mentorship and volunteering
  • Developing and disseminating a contact list of students support services, community resources, and enrichment opportunities for alumni
  • Closely monitor and support high risk alumni to ensure their matriculation to and through college  
  • Develop and implement a mentorship program

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s level or advanced degree preferred
  • At least five years experience leading a program
  • At least two years experience with middle and/or high school students
  • Experience working with educationally underserved students and their families
  • Bilingual Spanish speaker highly preferred but not required
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of high quality Los Angeles schools
  • Knowledge of scholarships and other forms of financial aid
  • Knowledge of the ISEE, SSAT, and HSPT
  • Ability to research and effectively communicate information in various forms
  • Self-­‐starter and ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
  • Ability to develop relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders
  • Ability to gather and analyze data, compile information, and report out
  • Flexible and able to multi-­‐task within a fast-­‐paced environment
  • Excellent project managements kills, with an ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously
  • Proficient in MS Office, particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Salaries and Benefits

We offer a competitive salary based on experience. Benefits include medical/dental/vision coverage and paid sick and vacation time off.

 

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Director of Development | Equitas Academy

About Equitas Academy

The mission of Equitas Academy Charter Schools is to provide a structured, achievement-based community that prepares students to graduate from four-year colleges and universities. Equitas Academy has been recognized as a California Distinguished School and Gold Ribbon School by the California Department of Education because of our commitment to data-driven instruction and providing a rigorous and equitable education for all students. We currently serve over 1,200 students and operate two elementary schools and two middle schools in the Pico-Union neighborhood of Los Angeles, with a growth plan to open four additional schools and serve over 3000 students by 2022.

We Value:

High Expectations. Structured and disciplined classrooms, school-wide behavioral code of conduct, and school uniforms

College Readiness. Extended school day and year, enrichment activities, and preparation to enter top-performing middle, high schools, and, ultimately, college

A Family Partnership. Ongoing communication with parents about academic and behavioral progress, at-home visits by staff, and family workshops

A Safe & Supportive School Community. We help our children make positive choices through our school values of curiosity, optimism, gratitude, grit, self-control, social intelligence, and zest.

To help us achieve our mission, we are seeking a Director of Development who will provide strategic leadership and planning for the development function and oversee all development activities, including major events, individual giving programs, corporate and foundation relations, and capital campaign.

Responsibilities

  • Develop relationships with and directly solicit current and potential funders and partners that lead to increased contributed revenue for the organization
  • Be accountable for organization’s development goals
  • Work closely with the Board of Directors and CEO to cultivate donor relationships and other partnerships leading to a more robust individual giving program
  • Manage participation of CEO and Executive Team in development activities
  • Work closely with CEO on developing and implementing a capital campaign for future school facilities
  • Plan and evaluate financial needs and fundraising plans for the organization's future
  • Develop budget in conjunction with the CEO and manage budget
  • Manage the progress of the capital campaign, by developing and maintaining regular management reports. Recommend plans to address emergent gaps. 
  • Manage grants calendar and grant writing consultants
  • Collaborate internally on special projects and provide leadership and strategic insight on cross-functional teams

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated success in developing and implementing effective fundraising strategies
  • Proven track record of developing successful partnerships with other companies and organizations
  • Extensive knowledge of the corporate and foundation community
  • Experience managing a capital campaign
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to serve as an ambassador and spokesperson for the organization and articulate our mission to external constituents
  • Strong strategic planning and project management skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office and database management
  • Self-starter with a proven ability to meet and complete multiple tasks with solid deadlines
  • Flexible, people-oriented team player who is committed to the mission of Equitas Academy

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree required, Masters degree preferred
  • Minimum 5-8 years of directly related experience, preferably in a development department of a non-profit or educational organization

Commitment to Diversity

Equitas Academy is actively seeking to build a diverse and experienced team of educators.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.  We are an equal opportunity employer.

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Middle School Foreign Language Teacher | Equitas Middle School

About Equitas

Equitas Academy Charter School was founded in 2009. We are a network of free public schools for families who believe their children deserve a high-quality education and challenging school experience. Our school model offers credentialed, passionate, and dedicated teachers and staff who are experts in their field. We currently serve over 1,000 students in Kinder-8th grade in two elementary schools and two middle schools. Equitas Academy is based in the Pico-Union neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. We value:

High Expectations. Structured and disciplined classrooms, school-wide behavioral code of conduct, and school uniforms

College Readiness. Extended school day and year, enrichment activities, and preparation to enter top-performing middle, high schools, and, ultimately, college

A Family Partnership. Ongoing communication with parents about academic and behavioral progress, at-home visits by staff, and family workshops

A Safe & Supportive School Community. We help our children make positive choices through our school values of curiosity, optimism, gratitude, grit, self-control, social intelligence, and zest.

What Makes Our Teachers Equi-tastic?

  • A willingness to work collaboratively with adults to deliver on our mission
  • An ability to build strong relationships with scholars, staff, and families
  • They thrive on reflective feedback with weekly coaching and observations
  • Demonstrated perseverance in the face of adversity
  • They don't give up on scholars and they maintain high expectations
  • Warm/Strict management with our scholars
  • A belief that every adult is accountable for every scholars success
  • Demonstrated leadership through creative problem solving and initiative
  • Believes in educating families about advocating for their childs' success

What Equitas Academy Can Offer You!

  • Consistent behavior management systems and a structured classroom environment
  • School-wide student culture and alignment
  • Consistent and individualized coaching for teachers
  • Opportunities for improving our instructional and cultural model
  • Competitive compensation, performance-based increases, and a strong benefits package
  • A focus on transparency and communication
  • A supportive, likeminded, and joyful professional community
  • Four weeks of Professional Development in the Summer and continuous weekly and differentiated PD throughout the school year
  • Strong commitment to our Core Values for Professionals and for Scholars
  • Monthly employee recognition and celebration through our Equitastic and Core Value awards

You've got what it takes if you have...

  • Bachelor's Degree (required)
  • A current California Multiple or Single Subject teaching credential (preferred but not required)
  • A strong belief that all students can succeed
  • Demonstrated success working with students in traditionally underserved communities
  • Bilingual English/Spanish (preferred but not required)

Commitment to Diversity

Equitas Academy is actively seeking to build a diverse and experienced team of educators.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.  We are an equal opportunity employer.

 

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Operations Manager | Green Dot Public Schools

About Green Dot Public Schools

Green Dot Public Schools is a non-profit charter management organization driven by the mission to transform public education so that ALL students graduate prepared for college, leadership, and life. Green Dot operates 30 public schools in historically disadvantaged communities in Los Angeles, Tennessee and Washington. As one of the three largest charter management organizations in the nation, Green Dot schools consistently achieve outstanding academic outcomes through innovative college-preparatory curriculums, collaborative and personalized teaching methods, and strong support systems for both students and staff.

Outside of the classroom, Green Dot schools provide a rich array of after-school programs and services for students so that they have safe, educational and enjoyable opportunities after the bell rings. Additionally, Green Dot strongly believes in community empowerment. Schools regularly organize events that bring together students, parents, educators and political leaders to advocate for active civic engagement and unity. Since 1999, Green Dot has been a celebrated leader in closing discrepancies in access to high-quality educational opportunities, regardless of race, ethnicity or socioeconomic status.

Opportunity

The Operations Manager, in collaboration with the VP of Operations and Finance engages stakeholders throughout the organization, manages operations projects and partners on the execution of Green Dot’s operations vision. The role involves both strategic planning and day-to-day operations. The Operations Manager will be responsible for developing and implementing an annual student recruitment plan that aligns with Green Dot’s student enrollment goals. The Operations Manager will collaborate with the Area Operations and Finance Managers, School Operations Managers and the Community Organizing team to build systems and strategies to recruit and enroll new students in Green Dot schools. In addition to managing student recruitment, the Operations Manager will also manage two main work streams; management of student health records and manage modernization efforts of student record keeping. The Operations Manager will also have the ability to provide cross-functional support to other members of the School Services Team. Support duties will include organization wide purchasing, school nutrition program, school transportation and operational and budgetary data analysis.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement an annual student recruitment plan that aligns with Green Dot’s student enrollment goals for California
  • Develop a plan to improve the maintenance and storage of student record.
  • Provide oversight and support to schools in key student enrollment areas including Green Dot’s student enrollment database (SchoolAdmin), immunizations required for student enrollment, general student health policies and maintenance of student records
  • Identify, codify, and share best practices in school operations, including documenting standard operating procedures for schools
  • Ensure schools are inputting, tracking and analyzing data regarding student recruitment benchmarks and goals; report regular updates on progress towards goal.
  • Act as a primary point of contact with key operational vendors for student health
  • Collaborate on the development of student recruitment collateral
  • Support special projects and other tasks as needed (e.g., work streams within summer operations at new schools, improving attendance across schools)
  • Support food vendor relationships and ensure compliance with local, district, state and federal laws and regulations
  • Support transportation vendors to ensure timely, reliable and safe delivery of services
  • Assist in the preparation of comprehensive requests for proposals for operational goods and/or services
  • Coordinate with Home Office and school staff to ensure that compliance requirements and timelines are met, including reports to the district, Los Angeles County, California Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Education
  • Support in the recruitment, hiring and onboarding process for School Operations Managers (SOMs), Office Assistants (OAs) and Parent Coordinators (PCs)
  • Project manage a variety of operations-based projects; functional areas of responsibility could include one or more of the following: food service, transportation, student recruitment, student health, school safety and security, facilities, procurement, etc.
  • Coordinate and help manage seasonal projects for the operations team (e.g., summer planning, School Operations Manager Boot Camp, SOM Leadership Retreats)
  • Plan, lead, and facilitate weekly Operations-team communication, including weekly operations-focused meetings and coordinating cross-functional and inter-team project.
  • Support special projects and other tasks as instructed by the VP of Operations and Finance

This job operates in a professional office environment, is largely sedentary, and utilizes typical office equipment (computers, phones, photocopiers, etc.). Normal business hours are 8:30am – 5:30pm, Monday-Friday (although these hours may vary and may require occasional evening and weekend work based on organizational needs). Minimal or no travel required, other than visits to local school sites (as needed).
 

Qualifications

  • 2+ years of work experience in a fast-paced, high capacity work environment, with a strong background in analytics, project management or in a school operations role
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and adapt to changing priorities
  • Effective teamwork orientation with the ability to communicate and interact effectively with multiple constituencies, including leadership, school leaders and staff, and contractors
  • Hardworking, motivated and self-directed; able to think critically and anticipate needs of customers
  • Comfort with ambiguity and ability to adapt to a fast-paced, constantly changing environment
  • Ability to develop and implement internal systems and processes to increase effectiveness
  • Demonstrated initiative, leadership, and tenacity
  • Dependability, humility, sense of humor, and a rock-solid commitment to Green Dot’s mission and the communities we serve
  • Must be able to pass a TB test and background check at time of offer

The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to perform the job.

Compensation

 

The annual salary range for this position is $60,000 - $70,000, commensurate with education and experience. We also offer a comprehensive benefits plan as well as the opportunity to impact a growing, mission-driven organization that is committed to the success of all students.

Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted. We are looking to fill this position by January 2018.

Green Dot Public Schools is a fair chance and equal opportunity employer. As such, Green Dot is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants, without regard to their actual or perceived race, religious creed (including religious dress or grooming practices), color, national origin or ancestry (including native language spoken), physical or mental disability (including HIV or AIDS), medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status (including registered domestic partnership status), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), gender (including gender identity and expression), parental status, age (forty (40) and over), sexual orientation, Civil Air Patrol status, military and veteran status, citizenship, immigration status or any other consideration protected by federal, state or local law. Please note that we are unable to sponsor H1-B Visa applicants.

Literacy Teacher | Paragon Academy

About Paragon Academy

Paragon Academy is a new TK/Kinder – 8th grade charter school in Compton, CA. We open in August 2018 with TK/Kinder and 1st grade, growing one year until we are at capacity with 8th grade in 2025-26.

We balance structure and zest in an intentional culture designed to ensure all children are college and career ready from day one. We hold high expectations for ourselves as a staff and leadership team, as well as for our scholars. One of our core tenets is ‘College starts in Kindergarten,’ and we have an unequivocal belief that all students regardless of race, ethnicity, zip code, or socio-economic status deserve an excellent education. We also ‘Lead with Urgency,’ another core tenet. Time is a non-renewable resource. Our scholars have but a single year in each grade. They cannot afford for us to take our time or for change to come at an incremental pace. We seek instructional leaders and staff that believe the same.

Paragon Academy's Mission

Within a structured, ambitious, and supportive community, driven by academic excellence for all children, Paragon Academy of Compton educates students for academic success, college readiness, and a life of opportunity.

About the Role

The Literacy Teacher works closely with the Executive Director and will be a part of a hard-working, mission-driven team of educators. The Literacy Teacher takes responsibility for the high-academic achievement of students’ literacy and ensures that all students read at or above grade level by the end of 2nd grade. The Literacy Teacher will work with each teacher in TK/Kinder and 1st grade to conduct a two-teacher literacy block that provides intentional, small-group instruction based on data analysis and purposeful planning.

The Founding Literacy Teacher is accountable for the creation of strong, intentional instructional plans, embodying our core tenant ‘It Takes a Village’ by building strong, positive relationships with scholars and families, using data to drive instruction and individualized support, and actively engage in collaboration with colleagues and professional development to improve their practices and skills.

The Founding Literacy Teacher participates in a four-week Summer Staff Development, weekly Professional Development sessions, and Professional Development and Data Days throughout the year, for a total of 35 days of development. The Founding Literacy Teacher supports facilitation of PD sessions.

Essential Functions

  • Lead the literacy program and literacy supports of the school
  • Facilitate professional development sessions related to literacy instruction and teacher supports
  • Collaborate with lead teachers and co-teach literacy blocks
  • Support tri-annual NWEA assessments, bi-semester STEP testing, and other internal literacy assessments
  • Work closely with Executive Director to implement the school’s vision for literacy
  • Create and manage a classroom culture that is fiercely positive and devotes the majority of time to instruction rather than discipline
  • Instill a joy of learning in students and works to develop self-motivated and self-monitoring learners with the skills to set, monitor, and meet goals
  • Establish relationships with students’ families, cultivating learning environments for our students in and out of the classroom
  • Develop a strong relationship with and contribute to the development of fellow teachers
  • Plan, implement, and execute engaging, rigorous, and standards-aligned instruction that ensures all students master content and are at or above grade level
  • Assess students regularly and strategically, both informally and formally
  • Enforce and support schoolwide and classroom expectations that ensure a consistent, structured, supportive community and a strongly managed classroom
  • Work collaboratively with Executive Director, school leadership team, and entire school staff toward mission
  • Cultivate positive, collaborative relationships with families and communicate habitually with families/parents through schedule (i.e., weekly newsletters, Sunshine calls) and unscheduled means; demonstrate humility, professionalism, and alignment to mission in all communication
  • Assesses and evaluates student growth; action plans on class-wide, group-wide and individual basis in response to student data
  • Engage in weekly observations and coaching feedback sessions to improve practice
  • Actively participate in regular Professional Development, including Summer Staff Development, weekly Grade Level Team Meetings, and ongoing Whole Team Professional Development
  • Complete other tasks as directed by Executive Director and/or leadership team members

Competencies

  • Willingness to place student achievement as highest goal
  • Outstanding classroom management that relies on positive, proactive reinforcement of high behavioral standards
  • Demonstrate emotional constancy, system and procedural consistency, and intentional calmness and positivity
  • Self-reflective, with a drive to continually grow as a teacher
  • Strong relationship builder with students, families, and other staff members
  • Ability to work collaboratively and in a team-orientated environment
  • Critical thinker with ability to analyze data and adjust plans to improve student achievement
  • Growth mindset and ability to accept and implement feedback
  • Willingness to work hard and the flexibility to work through start-up challenges
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, highly organized and efficient, self-motivated
  • Consistently model Paragon Academy’s core values (We are Audacious, Brilliant, Curious, Determined. We have Zest, Integrity, Purpose.)
  • Culture fit: Fiercely positive, Hard-working, Intelligent, Team oriented, Organized, Sense of humor, Belief in the power of education, Humble, Self-directed, Goal-oriented, Enthusiastic, Reflective and responsive to feedback

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree is required. Master’s degree is preferred.
  • Minimum two-years of teaching in an urban school and/or low-income community required; Three to five years preferred
  • Valid California Teaching Certification required
  • ESL Certification is preferred but not required
  • Familiarity with literacy-based program Reading Mastery preferred but not required
  • TB clearance
  • Background check clearance
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish) is preferred
  • Belief in and alignment with Paragon Academy’s mission, core tenets, and educational philosophy is required

Salary and Benefits

Paragon Academy offers a competitive salary, comprehensive health benefits, and retirement benefits

 

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Manager of Operations | Paragon Academy

About Paragon Academy

Paragon Academy is a new TK/Kinder – 8th grade charter school in Compton, CA. We open in August 2018 with TK/Kinder and 1st grade, growing one year until we are at capacity with 8th grade in 2025-26.

We balance structure and zest in an intentional culture designed to ensure all children are college and career ready from day one. We hold high expectations for ourselves as a staff and leadership team, as well as for our scholars. One of our core tenets is ‘College starts in Kindergarten,’ and we have an unequivocal belief that all students regardless of race, ethnicity, zip code, or socio-economic status deserve an excellent education. We also ‘Lead with Urgency,’ another core tenet. Time is a non-renewable resource. Our scholars have but a single year in each grade. They cannot afford for us to take our time or for change to come at an incremental pace. We seek instructional leaders and staff that believe the same.

Paragon Academy's Mission 

Within a structured, ambitious, and supportive community, driven by academic excellence for all children, Paragon Academy of Compton educates students for academic success, college readiness, and a life of opportunity.

About the Role

The Manager of Operations is charged with managing the school operations including vendor and contractor relationship and facilities, as well as managing and maximizing the impact of the full Operations team. The Manager of Operations also assists with the technology needs of the building and classrooms. Our founding Manager of Operations is a critical member of our school leadership team and will work closely with the Executive Director and Office Manager to ensure a strong opening and first year that sets the foundation for our subsequent years.

Essential Functions

  • Manage and maintain daily schoolwide systems such as morning entry, breakfast, lunch, dismissal, etc.
  • Research and select the most competitive and efficient outside vendors to support the school
  • Establish, monitor, and maintain contracts with all outside vendors and contractor relationships
  • Coordinate all necessary procurement transactions • Oversee and manage the nutrition program
  • Ensure up-to-date financial statements and record keeping in compliance with our back-office provide
  • Collaborate with back-office provider and Executive Director on weekly check-ins
  • Ensure technology needs of classrooms and facilities are met, including infrastructure and machines
  • Ensure school is consistently stocked with all necessary office, teacher, student, and classroom supplies
  • Ensure facilities are clean, organized, and well maintained
  • Handle all HR policies, procedures and paperwork; ensure compliance with all laws and regulations
  • Maintain an organized, high detail-oriented account of all invoices, receipts and transactions
  • Manage student and financial data for all reporting entities and requirements
  • Support school in all recruitment and enrollment efforts, including lottery logistics, if necessary
  • Support Office Manager/Family Liaison
  • Manage federal programs, including the application, management and reporting on the use of public funds
  • Manage facility operations, including technology services
  • Establish, manage, and monitor systems and processes for the sourcing, procurement, utilization of supplies for school, including furniture, curriculum, technology, and food
  • Manage projects, including all renovation and building maintenance
  • Serve on school leadership team, working closely with instructional leaders to create staff schedules and employment contracts including benefits
  • Engage in weekly coaching feedback sessions to improve practice
  • Actively participate in regular Professional Development, including Summer Staff Development, weekly Grade Level Team Meetings, and ongoing Whole Team Professional Development
  • Complete other tasks as directed by Executive Director and/or leadership team members

Competencies

  • Highly-organized and efficient; Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and embrace multi-tasking multiple projects and facilities management
  • Ability to work collaboratively and in a team-orientated environment
  • Has demonstrated ability to manage cross-functional teams
  • Able to problem solve and think creatively about establishing systems and structures for a new school
  • Entrepreneurial spirit that thrives in a start-up environment
  • Growth mindset and ability to accept and implement feedback
  • Excellent communication skills with diverse constituents (teachers, families, students, board members); clear writer, facilitator, and public speaker
  • Able to establish and implement operational and financial best practices at start-up school
  • Knowledgeable in managing operational finances; able to manage the school budget and report out on school profit and loss to Executive Director and Board on daily, weekly, monthly basis
  • Demonstrate emotional constancy, system and procedural consistency, and intentional calmness and positivity
  • Consistently model Paragon Academy’s core values (We are Audacious, Brilliant, Curious, Determined. We have Zest, Integrity, Purpose.)
  • Culture fit: Fiercely positive, Hard-working, Intelligent, Team oriented, Organized, Sense of humor, Belief in the power of education, Humble, Self-directed, Goal-oriented, Enthusiastic, Reflective and responsive to feedback

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree is required, Master’s degree is preferred.
  • Minimum of two years of experience in a school required
  • Minimum of two years of experience working in a similar capacity in operations and finance with demonstrated track record of success is preferred
  • Demonstrated results as a leader, with experience in and commitment to operational and financial excellence and the use of data and assessments to drive operational and financial decisions
  • Technological proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Excel, QuickBooks, and other financial management and HR software is preferred
  • Contract procurement and management experience strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local educational programs, laws, and regulations is a plus • TB clearance
  • Background check clearance
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish) is preferred.
  • Belief in and alignment with Paragon Academy’s mission, core tenets, and educational philosophy is required

Salary and Benefits

Paragon Academy offers a competitive salary, comprehensive health benefits, and retirement benefits.

 

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Coordinator of Student Services | Paragon Academy

About Paragon

Paragon Academy is a new TK/Kinder – 8th grade charter school in Compton, CA. We open in August 2018 with TK/Kinder and 1st grade, growing one year until we are at capacity with 8th grade in 2025-26. We balance structure and zest in an intentional culture designed to ensure all children are college and career ready from day one. We hold high expectations for ourselves as a staff and leadership team, as well as for our scholars. One of our core tenets is ‘College starts in Kindergarten,’ and we have an unequivocal belief that all students regardless of race, ethnicity, zip code, or socio-economic status deserve an excellent education. We also ‘Lead with Urgency,’ another core tenet. Time is a non-renewable resource. Our scholars have but a single year in each grade. They cannot afford for us to take our time or for change to come at an incremental pace. We seek instructional leaders and staff that believe the same.

Our Mission

Within a structured, ambitious, and supportive community, driven by academic excellence for all children, Paragon Academy of Compton educates students for academic success, college readiness, and a life of opportunity.

About the Role

The Coordinator of Student Services is responsible for supporting the academic needs of scholars needing additional services, including those with IEPs and 504 plans. Our founding Coordinator is a critical member of our school leadership team and will work closely with the Executive Director to ensure a strong foundation for our Student Services supports.

The Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the pre-referral and referral processes of special education, as well as managing the creation of, and execution of, Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) for special education students and the creation, execution and fidelity of our Special Education program. Like all Paragon Academy teachers, the Coordinator of Student Services is accountable for the creation of strong, intentional instructional plans, embodying our core tenant ‘It Takes a Village’ by building strong, positive relationships with scholars and families, using data to drive instruction and individualized support, and actively engage in collaboration with colleagues and professional development to improve their practices and skills.

Essential Functions

  • Create and maintain a system for monitoring compliance with all federal and state rules and policies regarding special education
  • Lead testing of all students who may be eligible for special education, and ensure appropriate Individual Education Programs (IEPs) or 504 plans are put in place to provide them with specialized instruction, support, and special education services
  • Ensure school’s compliance with all state and federal special education law
  • Serve as the point of contact for all matters involving special education due process
  • Serve on school leadership team and attend weekly leadership team meetings
  • Collaborate with Executive Director to create staff schedules and monitor compliance and special education service implementation; to set vision for special education and Response to Instruction and Intervention (RtI2) programming
  • Coordinate and facilitate, with the Executive Director, the relationship with our SELPA
  • Facilitate professional development sessions for general education and special education teachers on accommodations and modifications for students with IEPs, ELLs, and students with 504 Plans
  • Create and execute engaging lessons that supports scholars’ special needs such that they consistently meet/exceed IEP goals
  • Manage weekly meetings with teachers and leadership team monitoring student progress, coordinating the RtI2 process, and any necessary testing
  • Assesses and evaluates student growth; action plans on class-wide, group-wide and individual basis in response to student data
  • Collaborate closely with other teachers to plan and develop differentiated lessons, assessments, and instructional materials
  • Collaborate with student support services providers and Lead Teachers in coordinating support schedules for all special needs students
  • Work directly with Lead Teachers to address classroom issues related to Special Education supports
  • Manage family relationships for students receiving special education
  • Enforce and support schoolwide and classroom expectations that ensure a consistent, structured, supportive community and a strongly managed classroom
  • Work collaboratively with Executive Director, school leadership team, and entire school staff toward mission
  • Actively participate in regular Professional Development, including Summer Staff Development, weekly Grade Level Team Meetings, and ongoing Whole Team Professional Development
  • Complete other tasks as directed by Executive Director and/or leadership team members

Competencies

  • Ability to coordinate the execution of evaluations and creation of IEPs or 504 plans for students in need of such
  • Strong coordination and collaboration skills to organize and schedule the special services of qualified students
  • Deep knowledge of elementary-aged socio-emotional development as well as responsive, age-appropriate development strategies
  • Entrepreneurial spirit that thrives in a start-up environment
  • Highly-organized and efficient; able to coordinate multiple moving parts, and multiple tasks daily
  • Able to problem solve and think creatively about establishing systems and structures for a new school
  • Excellent communication skills with diverse constituents (teachers, families, students); clear writer, facilitator, and public speaker
  • Demonstrate emotional constancy, system and procedural consistency, and intentional calmness and positivity
  • Has demonstrated ability to manage cross-functional teams
  • Consistently model Paragon Academy’s core values (We are Audacious, Brilliant, Curious, Determined. We have Zest, Integrity, Purpose.)
  • Culture fit: Fiercely positive, Hard-working, Intelligent, Team oriented, Organized, Sense of humor, Belief in the power of education, Humble, Self-directed, Goal-oriented, Enthusiastic, Reflective and responsive to feedback

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree in Special Education is preferred
  • Minimum of two years of teaching experience in Special Education in an urban public school or charter school setting is required; Three to five years is preferred
  • Prior coordination of Special Education services is preferred
  • Valid California State Special Education (Education Specialist) certification is required
  • Knowledge of state and federal special education laws to ensure the compliance of the school with regulatory requirements
  • TB clearance
  • Background check clearance
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish) is preferred
  • Belief in and alignment with Paragon Academy’s mission, core tenets and educational philosophy is required.

Salary and Benefits

Paragon Academy offers a competitive salary, comprehensive health benefits, and retirement benefits.

 

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Founding Teachers | Paragon Academy

About Paragon Academy

Paragon Academy is a new TK/Kinder – 8th grade charter school in Compton, CA. We will open in August 2018 with TK/Kinder and 1st grade, growing one year until we are at capacity with 8th grade in 2025-26.

We balance structure and zest in an intentional culture designed to ensure all children are college and career ready from day one. We hold high expectations for ourselves as a staff and leadership team, as well as for our scholars. One of our core tenets is ‘College starts in Kindergarten,’ and we have an unequivocal belief that all students regardless of race, ethnicity, zip code, or socio-economic status deserve an excellent education. We also ‘Lead with Urgency,’ another core tenet. Time is a non-renewable resource. Our scholars have but a single year in each grade. They cannot afford for us to take our time or for change to come at an incremental pace. We seek instructional leaders and staff that believe the same.

Our Mission

Within a structured, ambitious, and supportive community, driven by academic excellence for all children, Paragon Academy of Compton educates students for academic success, college readiness, and a life of opportunity.

About the Role

Founding Teachers are full-time teaching positions for TK/Kindergarten or 1st grade. Each teacher is responsible for lead teaching and collaborating with the Literacy Teacher during the daily literacy block. Teachers are responsible for collaboration with their grade level partner, particularly for alignment of lesson planning, instructional planning, and classroom management. Founding Teachers take responsibility for the high-academic achievement and character development of every child in her/his classroom. Each grade consists of two cohort classrooms that work collaboratively with a Literacy Teacher for student success.

Founding Teachers are accountable for the creation of strong, intentional instructional plans, embodying our core tenant ‘It Takes a Village’ by building strong, positive relationships with scholars and families, using data to drive instruction and individualized support, and actively engage in collaboration with colleagues and professional development to improve their practices and skills.

Founding Teachers participate in a four-week Summer Staff Development, weekly Professional Development sessions, and Professional Development and Data Days throughout the year, for a total of 35 days of development. Founding Teachers work closely with the Executive Director and will be a part of a hard-working, mission-driven team of educators.

Essential Functions

  • Create and manage a classroom culture that is fiercely positive and devotes the majority of time to instruction rather than discipline
  • Instill a joy of learning in students and work to develop self-motivated and self-monitoring learners with the skills to set, monitor, and meet goals
  • Establish relationships with students’ families, cultivating learning environments for our students in and out of the classroom
  • Develop a strong relationship with and contribute to the development of fellow teachers
  • Plan, implement, and execute engaging, rigorous, and standards-aligned instruction that ensures all students master content and are at or above grade level
  • Assess students regularly and strategically, both informally and formally
  • Enforce and support schoolwide and classroom expectations that ensure a consistent, structured, supportive community and a strongly managed classroom
  • Work collaboratively with Executive Director, school leadership team, and entire school staff toward mission
  • Cultivate positive, collaborative relationships with families and communicate habitually with families/parents through schedule (i.e., weekly newsletters, Sunshine calls) and unscheduled means; demonstrate humility, professionalism, and alignment to mission in all communication
  • Assesses and evaluates student growth; action plans on class-wide, group-wide and individual basis in response to student data
  • Engage in weekly observations and coaching feedback sessions to improve practice
  • Actively participate in regular Professional Development, including Summer Staff Development, weekly Grade Level Team Meetings, and ongoing Whole Team Professional Development
  • Complete other tasks as directed by Executive Director and/or leadership team members

Competencies

  • Willingness to place student achievement as highest goal
  • Outstanding classroom management that relies on positive, proactive reinforcement of high behavioral standards
  • Demonstrate emotional constancy, system and procedural consistency, and intentional calmness and positivity
  • Self-reflective, with a drive to continually grow as a teacher
  • Strong relationship builder with students, families, and other staff members
  • Ability to work collaboratively and in a team-orientated environment
  • Critical thinker with ability to analyze data and adjust plans to improve student achievement
  • Growth mindset and ability to accept and implement feedback
  • Willingness to work hard and the flexibility to work through start-up challenges
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, highly organized and efficient, self-motivated
  • Consistently model Paragon Academy’s core values (We are Audacious, Brilliant, Curious, Determined. We have Zest, Integrity, Purpose.)
  • Culture fit: Fiercely positive, Hard-working, Intelligent, Team oriented, Organized, Sense of humor, Belief in the power of education, Humble, Self-directed, Goal-oriented, Enthusiastic, Reflective and responsive to feedback

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree is required. Master’s degree is preferred.Minimum two-years of teaching in an urban school and/or low-income community, preferred
  • Valid California Teaching Certification required
  • ESL Certification is preferred but not required
  • TB clearance
  • Background check clearance
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish) is preferred
  • Belief in and alignment with Paragon Academy’s mission, core tenets, and educational philosophy is required

Salary and Benefits

Paragon Academy offers a competitive salary, comprehensive health benefits, and retirement benefits.

 

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Coordinator of English Language (EL) Services | Paragon Academy

About Paragon Academy

Paragon Academy is a new TK/Kinder – 8th grade charter school in Compton, CA. We open in August 2018 with TK/Kinder and 1st grade, growing one year until we are at capacity with 8th grade in 2025-26.

We balance structure and zest in an intentional culture designed to ensure all children are college and career ready from day one. We hold high expectations for ourselves as a staff and leadership team, as well as for our scholars. One of our core tenets is ‘College starts in Kindergarten,’ and we have an unequivocal belief that all students regardless of race, ethnicity, zip code, or socio-economic status deserve an excellent education. We also ‘Lead with Urgency,’ another core tenet. Time is a non-renewable resource. Our scholars have but a single year in each grade. They cannot afford for us to take our time or for change to come at an incremental pace. We seek instructional leaders and staff that believe the same.

Our Mission

Within a structured, ambitious, and supportive community, driven by academic excellence for all children, Paragon Academy of Compton educates students for academic success, college readiness, and a life of opportunity.

About the Role

The Coordinator of English Learners is responsible for overseeing the testing and re-testing process of our program for students who have been or may be identified as English Language Learners. The Coordinator is also responsible for overseeing the creation of, and execution of, modifications for ELs. This person will have an instructional support role, supporting EL students’ instructionally and coordinating EL instruction during the school’s Essentials of Excellence (E2) block. The Coordinator will also coordinate, manage, and facilitate ELAC meetings and an English Learner subCommittee.

Like all Paragon Academy teachers, the Coordinator of EL Services is accountable for the creation of strong, intentional instructional plans, embodying our core tenant ‘It Takes a Village’ by building strong, positive relationships with scholars and families, using data to drive instruction and individualized support, and actively engage in collaboration with colleagues and professional development to improve their practices and skills.

Essential Functions

  • Coordinate, manage and facilitate ELAC meetings and an English Learner sub-committee
  • Create ELD-standards aligned lessons both in an integrated and designated setting) for EL designated students
  • Create and execute engaging lessons that supports all students in making progress towards complete academic language acquisition
  • Collaborate with Coordinator of Student Services and general education teachers in coordinating schedules, modifications, and accommodations for all ELs
  • Prepares a variety of reports and written materials (e.g. District ELD plan, benchmark objectives, supply orders, equipment, inventory, etc.) for the purpose of documenting and reporting activities and ensuring compliance with established guidelines
  • Assist Coordinator of Student Services in facilitating professional development related to supports for EL students
  • Facilitate and support, with the Executive Director, administration of the ELPAC and all ongoing assessments for EL students
  • Complete other tasks as directed by Executive Director and/or leadership team members

Competencies

  • Knowledge of the comprehensive ELD Program, which includes knowledge of California’s ELA/ELD Standards, ELA/ELD framework, Designated ELD, Integrated ELD, and experience working with an EL Master Plan and Reclassification.
  • Commitment to growing and maintaining knowledge of best practices to support language acquisition for EL and RFEP students
  • Ability to coordinate the execution of evaluations and creation of EL plans forstudents in need of such
  • Strong coordination and collaboration skills to organize and schedule the special services of all qualified students
  • Deep knowledge of elementary-aged socio-emotional development as well as responsive, age-appropriate development strategies
  • Demonstrate emotional constancy, system and procedural consistency, and intentional calmness and positivity
  • Entrepreneurial spirit that thrives in a start-up environment
  • Highly-organized and efficient; able to coordinate multiple moving parts, and multiple tasks daily
  • Commitment to results-driven approach, with strong ability to analyze data and use it to inform decisionmaking
  • Excellent communication skills with diverse constituents (teachers, families, students); clear writer, facilitator, and public speaker
  • Has demonstrated ability to manage cross-functional teams
  • Consistently model Paragon Academy’s core values (We are Audacious, Brilliant, Curious, Determined. We have Zest, Integrity, Purpose.)
  • Culture fit: Fiercely positive, Hard-working, Intelligent, Team oriented, Organized, Sense of humor, Belief in the power of education, Humble, Self-directed, Goal-oriented, Enthusiastic, Reflective and responsive to feedback

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of two years of teaching experience in an urban public school or charter school setting is required; Three to five years is preferred.
  • English Learner Authorization and CLAD Certificate required.
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish) is required.
  • Experience teaching/working with identified English Learners required with a track record of achieving high levels of growth
  • At least one year in coordinating/oversight role preferred.
  • Knowledge of state and federal EL laws to ensure the compliance of the school with regulatory requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a team, especially with families and community members.
  • TB clearance.
  • Background check clearance.
  • Belief in and alignment with Paragon Academy’s mission, core tenets and educational philosophy is required.

Salary and Benefits

Paragon Academy offers a competitive salary, comprehensive health benefits, and retirement benefits.

 

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Principal | Citizens of the World Charter Schools

About Citizens of the World Charter Schools

The mission of Citizens of the World Los Angeles (CWC LA) is to provide a socio-economically, culturally, and racially diverse community of students in Los Angeles with an intellectually challenging, experiential learning environment that develops each student's confidence, potential, and individual responsibility as citizens of the world. CWC schools:

  • Service a socioeconomically, culturally, and racially diverse community;
  • Develop students’ social and emotional skills to prepare them to become citizens of the world in an ever-changing future; and
  • Promote academic rigor through a constructivist, project-based learning approach, to support and develop children’s natural intellectual curiosity

The CWC LA network has a strong track record of high academic achievement, is growing at a rapid rate and currently enrolls nearly 2,000 students in three high-performing schools:

  • CWC Hollywood (opened in September 2010, renewed charter approved in December 2014, currently TK-5thgrade);
  • CWC Silver Lake (opened in August 2012, renewed charter approved in November 2016, currently TK-8th grade); and
  • CWC Mar Vista (opened in August 2013, currently TK-6th grade and growing to TK-8th grade over the next two years)

CWC LA has a Regional Support Office that supports all CWC LA schools. We work with our network partners at Citizens of the World Charter Schools (CWC Schools), linking the schools in Los Angeles to CWC schools in New York City and Kansas City.

Our core values are embraced by the entire community:

  • Excellence: we demand lasting quality
  • Diversity: we are better and stronger because of our differences
  • Authenticity: we are our true selves in this work, and we are candid
  • Community: we care deeply about people. We share and build partnerships. We celebrate, laugh, and seek joy, even in the tough times
  • Change: we welcome the unknown, embracing the unexpected and new. We adapt to meet the ever-changing times. We find new ways.

Position Overview

The Principal of CWC Hollywood is a visionary instructional leader who will create an engaging, joyful, academically rigorous learning environment built on our fundamentals of academic excellence, community, and diversity. S/he will have a sophisticated understanding of and experience with a constructivist approach, developing strong social and emotional skills in students, building strong school communities, working with elementary-aged students, multiple intelligence theory, backward design, the creation of project-based curriculum, and building and/or working in diverse communities.

The Principal will create and maintain a school culture that challenges and motivates our students, teachers, and families to achieve academic excellence, develop as people, embrace the rich diversity of the school community, and positively impact the communities in which they live. S/he will have a commitment to the educational philosophy of our school and organization, as described above.

The CWC Hollywood Principal will embrace change and growth, collaborating closely with the Assistant Principal, as well as with the other Principals and Assistant Principals in the CWC LA network. The next school leader will play a vital role in maintaining and maximizing the school’s excellent student achievement results with an unwavering commitment to our mission and model as the school operates at its full capacity.

Responsibilities

Academics and Instruction

Guides instructional staff to improve teaching and learning by providing teacher support and designing professional development centered on social and emotional skill development and constructivist and project-based learning. Ensures that all students are learning and that there are no gaps in student achievement among subgroups.

  • Provides instructional leadership, coaching, and support to teachers who are working with a diverse student body.
  • Ensures the use of a wide array of assessments that, together, reflect the educational mission of CWC LA that its schools prepare students to excel on multiple measures, including standardized measures.
  • Uses multiple sources of data to develop a plan for the ongoing improvement of student achievement.

Culture

Defines and builds a transformative school culture consistent with CWC LA’s core values, operating norms, and principles. Ensures that the school’s culture of achievement rests on a foundation of social emotional learning, collaboration, and leadership development for students and adults.

Staff

Recruits, hires, manages, and develops the school’s leadership and instructional teams, as well as operational and support staff.

  • Builds a culture of self-reflection, relentless self-improvement and adaptive leadership for all school staff.
  • Recruits and hires mission-aligned, qualified instructional and operational staff.
  • Manages the staff performance review and compensation review processes.
  • Maintains a focus on mission-aligned, student-focused decision making.
  • Ensures ongoing design and implementation of staff professional development.

Community

Establishes and maintains strong relationships with teachers, students, parents, and community members.

  • Ensures that all members of the school community are engaged and valued.
  • Communicates the school’s vision and goals in a way that ensures understanding and commitment from a racially, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse community of parents, students, faculty, staff, and board members.
  • Oversees the development and implementation of varied forms of communication with families.
  • Maintains positive relationships with Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and other charter organizations, serving as an active leader in the Los Angeles charter community by learning from others and sharing CWC LA’s best practices.

Operations, Finance, and Compliance

Ensures compliant, effective, and efficient school-based operations that support an academically high-performing school environment.

  • Manages and supports school operations staff.
  • Supports and facilitates the development of smooth running operational systems and procedures within the school building.
  • Manages and supports all efforts that contribute to a healthy and safe facility and campus for both adults and students.
  • Reports on activities, organizational development progress, compliance requirements, and student achievement to the CWC LA board, LAUSD, and other applicable state and federal reporting agencies.
  • Works with the Executive Director to draft and monitor the school’s budget and ensure daily financial and business activities are compliant with the school’s fiscal policies.
  • Ensures school alignment with organizational goals for diversity

Qualifications

Candidates must have:

  • A clear record of elevating student achievement in an academically high-achieving classroom for at least three (3) years, with a strong understanding of CWC-aligned pedagogy that drives results or of exceptional leadership working with young people in urban communities.
  • A bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree or PhD in education preferred but not required).
  • A California teaching credential (or pathway to secure one prior to start date).
  • Administrative credential (or commensurate experience) preferred but not required.
  • Experience working in a mixed socio-economic school (SES) preferred.
  • Experience with and knowledge about Common Core State Standards, project-based learning, workshop-based instruction and social emotional curriculum strongly desired.
  • Fluency in Spanish, Korean, or other languages desired but not required.

Skills / Traits

The Principal must:

  • Have an entrepreneurial spirit and be capable of managing many complex tasks with competing priorities.
  • Possess strong leadership, team management and community building skills.
  • Possess strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Be organized and self-managed, and be able to handle many responsibilities simultaneously.
  • Have excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Be committed to building a community of collaboration with a diverse group of stakeholders.
  • Be a self-aware leader who knows how to treat all members of the school’s community with respect, accurately appraise his or her strengths and weaknesses, and is perceptive about how he or she is regarded.
  • Be dependable and have excellent follow-through.
  • Be aligned with the philosophy and mission of the school and organization.
  • Maintain strong personal commitment to ongoing learning and growth

 

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Vice President of Strategy | Alliance College-Ready Public Schools

About Alliance College-Ready Public Schools

Alliance College-Ready Public Schools is the largest nonprofit charter school organization in Los Angeles, serving nearly 13,000 low-income scholars across 25 free public middle and high schools on 28 campuses. In our 14th school year, Alliance has a proven record of success: though our scholars come to Alliance on average four grade-levels behind in reading, 95% of Alliance graduates have been accepted to college—including 77% to a four-year university in 2017. We strive to truly change the life trajectories of our scholars and communities, with a goal of 75% of Alliance graduates completing a four-year college degree. We also value our people, illustrated by being in the top 10% of Gallup’s global Best Place to Work survey.

Join us at Alliance and you can expect to be part of an innovative organization made up of talented people from diverse backgrounds and experiences. We want strong collaborators, skilled communicators, and avid problem solvers who are comfortable in a culture of continuous learning and who are excited to implement fresh ideas and unique solutions in service of our scholars and families. Now is the time to join us and make long-lasting change across Los Angeles.

Role Summary

The Vice President of Strategy will lead the implementation of the organization’s strategic plan and departmental and school operating plans, all focused on the goals of ensuring Alliance students are prepared to succeed in college, Alliance employees consider the organization a Best Place to Work, and fostering a culture of innovation and excellence. The Vice President will work with Alliance leadership to develop a comprehensive data strategy to define outcomes and measure progress aligned to the strategic plan.   The Vice President will also be responsible for overseeing knowledge management and the organization’s project management office.  The Vice President of Strategy will report directly to the Chief of Staff, and will manage a small team working across all Home Office divisions and school sites.

Essential Responsibilities

Strategic Planning

  • Implement Alliance’s long-term strategic plan in partnership with the Chief of Staff, Cabinet, and Leadership Team.
  • Support the development and implementation of departmental and school-level annual operating plans that focus on key initiatives and measures of success across the organization, including benchmarking and monitoring.
  • Work in tandem with the Finance Department to develop home office and school budgets to ensure resources are allocated to support the goals and objectives in the strategic plan.
  • Manage implementation of large cross-organizational strategic initiatives including staff performance management, budget development, and change management (i.e.identifying critical issues, scoping initiatives, facilitating cross-functional working groups, and creating appropriate work plans).
  • Perform analysis and strategic consultation on critical issues impacting the organization. Prepare briefings, memos, or presentations to communicate findings.
  • Oversee data analytics and project management functions.

Data-Driven Decision-Making

  • Lead the organization’s development and implementation of a comprehensive data strategy across the home office and schools that informs progress tracking against the strategic plan and operating plans.
  • Provide organizational capacity to ensure that Alliance maintains and deepens its focus on data-driven decision-making and performance management.
  • Support department and school leaders in the development of key performance indicators related to the priorities.
  • Define, drive, and oversee appropriate analyses to support strategic initiative execution. Analyses include gathering peer and industry intelligence, conducting interviews and observations, building quantitative models, and creating new tools and processes.

Alliance-wide Leadership

  • Serve as a strategic advisor to the Cabinet and Leadership Team regarding organizational strategies, initiatives and issues.
  • Provide leadership and support of Alliance’s strategic goals, with a strong focus on the strategic vision of the organization.
  • Participate as a member of the Alliance Leadership Team.
  • Maintain a strong Alliance culture aligned to our core values.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree from an accredited, competitive college/university is required. An M.B.A. is strongly preferred.
  • At least 10 years of full-time work experience in the private sector and/or education management field.
  • Management consulting experience, strategy consulting experience and/or other executive level strategic and analytical experience. A candidate with both executive operating experience as well as organizational strategy experience is highly preferred.
  • Working knowledge of K-12 education is preferred.
  • Proven track record of effective leadership and ability to navigate complex issues and drive strong performance results is required.
  • Proven track record of developing and implementing effective systems and processes at scale.
  • Comfort with, and enthusiasm for using large amounts of data to drive decisions at the team, division, and organization levels.
  • Fluency with Excel, Word, PowerPoint and other business and data analytics software (e.g., project management software, STATA, etc).

Skills, Beliefs, and Mindset:

  • Belief in and alignment with Alliance’s core beliefs and educational philosophy.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit to thrive in a fast-paced and achievement-oriented environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to develop strong relationships with a variety of stakeholders. Ability to effectively coach and mentor staff members, peers, and executive level officers.
  • Willingness to go above and beyond to contribute to the success of a dynamic team committed to a new future for urban education.
  • Understanding of the nuances of urban school environments and school culture.

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Procurement Manager | Alliance College-Ready Public Schools

About Alliance College-Ready Public Schools

Alliance College-Ready Public Schools is the largest nonprofit charter school organization in Los Angeles, serving nearly 13,000 low-income scholars across 25 free public middle and high schools on 28 campuses. In our 14th school year, Alliance has a proven record of success: though our scholars come to Alliance on average four grade-levels behind in reading, 95% of Alliance graduates have been accepted to college—including 77% to a four-year university in 2017. We strive to truly change the life trajectories of our scholars and communities, with a goal of 75% of Alliance graduates completing a four-year college degree. We also value our people, illustrated by being in the top 10% of Gallup’s global Best Place to Work survey.

Join us at Alliance and you can expect to be part of an innovative organization made up of talented people from diverse backgrounds and experiences. We want strong collaborators, skilled communicators, and avid problem solvers who are comfortable in a culture of continuous learning and who are excited to implement fresh ideas and unique solutions in service of our scholars and families. Now is the time to join us and make long-lasting change across Los Angeles.

Role Summary 

The Procurement Manager will work closely with the Vice President of Operations to establish a strong procurement organization. This individual will play a key role in the mission-critical work of driving adoption and consistent use of a new Procure-to-Pay software solution for streamlining procurement activities, managing procurement data, and instilling a customer-centric approach to the Procurement Department’s work. Strong attention to detail and mental agility are far more critical to this work than a wealth of procurement experience.

Essential Responsibilities

Procurement Strategy & Daily Operations

  • Design procurement organization, processes, and technology to best serve Alliance Schools and Home Office.
  • Set strategic goals and vision for the procurement function and establish procurement best practices for key activities
  • Oversee and support the day-to-day purchasing process across all Alliance schools while strategically using data to empower good, data-driven purchasing decisions.

Vendor and Contract and Management

  • Provide leadership in determining Alliance’s strategy for managing vendor relationships and contracts.
  • Develop a standardized toolkit and process for key vendor and contract activities
  • Conduct large-scale competitive selection and negotiations on behalf of Alliance entities.
  • Work strategically with Alliance schools and Home Office teams to identify and develop partner relationships that bring additional value to schools

Procurement Systems & Processes

  • Champion the Procure-to-Pay software across all Alliance schools and the Home Office and serve as system administrator.
  • Strategically leverage data to improve procurement across Alliance by ensuring data integrity, developing dashboards, and managing key performance indicators.
  • Develop capabilities within the Procure-to-Pay software designed to improve workflow between Alliance and vendors/partners. 

Compliance

  • Drive organizational compliance to Alliance’s fiscal policies and procedures, and state and Federal regulations
  • Develop a deep and detailed understanding of compliance needs and work with the Operations team to develop tools for monitoring and communicating performance to all Alliance schools and the Home Office.
  • Develop strategies for continuously improving compliance and compliance activities, including recommending changes annually to the fiscal policies and procedures. 

Required Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university, in Business, Finance or Engineering.
  • Management consulting experience preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in the private sector, public sector, and/or education management fields.
  • Experience with Coupa software preferred.

Skills, Beliefs, and Mindsets

  • Commitment to Alliance’s mission and a passion for improving urban public education.
  • Strong leader that approaches work with curiosity and is unafraid of challenging the status quo.
  • Excellent business/financial acumen, proficient in leading and setting direction for cross-functional teams, including demonstrated ability to motivate, influence and drive change at all levels of the organization.
  • Exceptionally detail oriented with experience efficiently managing multiple projects and deadlines, coordinating work with multiple departments and functions.
  • Track record as a strong team player with demonstrated ability to successfully build trusting relationships with staff and stakeholders across the organization.
  • Systems thinker with an aptitude for proactively building systems.
  • Excellent vendor management skills including demonstrated ability to develop and manage executive vendor relationships.
  • Uses analytical and critical thinking skills to solve problems.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and capable of building structure in order to minimize or eliminate unknowns.
  • Consistently uses good judgment.
  • Strong sense of integrity, ethics, and drive to achieve and grow.
  • Strong customer service mindset with sense of humility.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong negotiating skills.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook and Google Apps and ability to navigate new software platforms.

Compensation

Alliance is committed to being a Best Place to Work, where employees find meaning and joy in their work every day, within a culture of collaboration, support, and excellence. Alliance offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience, as well as an employer-sponsored 403b plan annual contribution equal to 5% of regular earnings, and comprehensive health benefits packages, including dental and vision.  Alliance covers 100% monthly premiums for individual employees or up to $900/month toward family plan premiums. 

 

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Coordinator, Compliance & Governance | Alliance College-Ready Public Schools

About Alliance College-Ready Public Schools

Alliance College-Ready Public Schools is the largest nonprofit charter school organization in Los Angeles, serving nearly 13,000 low-income scholars across 25 free public middle and high schools on 28 campuses. In our 14th school year, Alliance has a proven record of success: though our scholars come to Alliance on average four grade-levels behind in reading, 95% of Alliance graduates have been accepted to college—including 77% to a four-year university in 2017. We strive to truly change the life trajectories of our scholars and communities, with a goal of 75% of Alliance graduates completing a four-year college degree. We also value our people, illustrated by being in the top 10% of Gallup’s global Best Place to Work survey. Now is the time to join our collaborative community to make long-lasting change across Los Angeles.

Why Join Alliance?

Join our team at Alliance and you can expect to be part of an inclusive and innovative organization deeply committed to preparing Los Angeles students for long-term success. We want talented people from diverse backgrounds and experiences who are motivated to unleash our scholars’ potential. We want strong collaborators, skilled communicators, and avid problem solvers who are comfortable in a culture of continuous learning and who are excited to implement fresh ideas and unique solutions to achieve our goals in service of our scholars and families.

Role Summary

The Compliance and Governance Coordinator is a critical role that  supports Alliance’s work with schools on strategic governance systems and activities. This position reports directly to the Vice President of Compliance and Governance, and provides administrative and general support, event planning, and project management to the Governance and Compliance team. Additionally, the Coordinator serve as a liaison with our charter authorizer and support school site staff and Home Office staff who are involved with governance and compliance work. 

Essential Responsibilities

We expect our Coordinator to:

Administrative and General Support

  • Organize and maintain our team systems and structures
  • Maintain database, records and communication systems for school boards of directors
  • Lead prep for meetings and trainings, including materials, logistics and presentation support
  • Maintain calendar of board meetings and a master project plan for board meeting preparation
  • Send out communications to appropriate stakeholders, including Home Office, school leaders, and board members as it relates to meetings, updates, status of projects, and other key information
  • Create, edit or update team meeting agendas on a weekly basis, and document and share meeting notes and identified next steps
  • Identify opportunities for improvement, including updates to existing systems and processes to drive team performance
  • Lead the creation of administrative systems or processes as necessary

Event and Project Planning

  • Plan, coordinate, and execute a variety of events and projects throughout the year, including but not limited to quarterly school board of directors meetings and annual training.
  • Create project plans and other documents and systems that support event planning, including surveys and spreadsheets
  • Regularly communicate with internal and external stakeholders at various stages of planning
  • Plan the logistics portions of events (including transportation, parking, food, signage, marketing, communications,  equipment, and supply needs)
  • Help with meeting and training preparation, including materials and presentation support
  • Analyze data and create summary reports from event feedback

The strongest candidates will have/be able to:

  • Belief in and alignment with Alliance’s core beliefs and educational philosophy
  • Understanding of the nuances of urban school environments and school culture
  • Strong project management experience, including goal-setting, and project and event planning
  • Strong organizational skills and impeccable attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully multi-task under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build and cultivate relationships to work effectively with a variety of stakeholders (e.g. at school sites: school leaders, teachers, parents and at home office: executives and other colleagues)
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (i.e., MS Word, Excel, PPT, Outlook), Google Applications and general ability to adapt to new technology systems and applications
  • Entrepreneurial spirit to thrive in a fast-paced and achievement-oriented environment
  • Willingness to go above and beyond to contribute to the success of a dynamic team committed to a new future for urban education

Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college
  • At least 2 years of full-time administrative or operations work experience, 3 years preferred
  • Previous experience working in a K-12 education organization is not required but strongly preferred

Compensation and Benefits

Alliance is committed to being a Best Place to Work, where employees find meaning and joy in their work every day, within a culture of collaboration, support, and excellence. Alliance offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience, as well as an employer-sponsored 403b plan annual contribution equal to 5% of regular earnings, and comprehensive health benefits packages, including dental and vision.  Alliance covers 100% monthly premiums for individual employees or up to $900/month toward family plan premiums.

 

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Director of Compliance & Governance | Alliance College-Ready Public Schools

About Alliance College-Ready Public Schools
 

Alliance College-Ready Public Schools is the largest nonprofit charter school organization in Los Angeles, serving nearly 13,000 low-income scholars across 25 free public middle and high schools on 28 campuses. In our 14th school year, Alliance has a proven record of success: though our scholars come to Alliance on average four grade-levels behind in reading, 95% of Alliance graduates have been accepted to college—including 77% to a four-year university in 2017. We strive to truly change the life trajectories of our scholars and communities, with a goal of 75% of Alliance graduates completing a four-year college degree. We also value our people, illustrated by being in the top 10% of Gallup’s global Best Place to Work survey. Now is the time to join our collaborative community to make long-lasting change across Los Angeles.

Why Join Alliance? 

Join our team at Alliance and you can expect to be part of an inclusive and innovative organization deeply committed to preparing Los Angeles students for long-term success. We want talented people from diverse backgrounds and experiences who are motivated to unleash our scholars’ potential. We want strong collaborators, skilled communicators, and avid problem solvers who are comfortable in a culture of continuous learning and who are excited to implement fresh ideas and unique solutions to achieve our goals in service of our scholars and families.

Role Summary

The Director of Compliance and Governance will be responsible for leading and implementing key compliance and governance initiatives to advance the Alliance's objectives. This position will report to the Vice President of Compliance and Governance, and the ideal candidate for this position will be an experienced project manager with strong communication and strategic thinking skills. Additionally, we want someone with a proven ability to navigate complex issues and drive strong performance results. 

Essential Responsibilities

We expect our Director to be able to:

  • Manage and lead key initiatives in close collaboration with the Vice President of Compliance and Governance; work closely with other leaders at Home Office and schools to strengthen compliance and governance across the organization.
  • Serve as a strategic advisor to the Vice President of Compliance and Governance regarding strategies and initiatives.
  • Project plan and manage cross-functional initiatives, with focus on anticipating and developing strategies for overcoming roadblocks.
  • Identify opportunities for improvement and potential solutions, including implementation of new systems and technology.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

The strongest candidates will have/be able to:

  • Belief in and alignment with Alliance’s core beliefs and educational philosophy.
  • Understanding of the nuances of urban school environments and school culture.
  • Proven track record of effective leadership and ability to navigate complex issues and drive strong performance results.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to develop strong relationships with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Superior communications skills with an ability to articulate a clear and compelling vision and work with others to implement it.
  • Proven track record of developing and implementing effective systems and processes at scale.
  • Strong project management and data analysis skills with the ability to efficiently manage multiple projects and deadlines, work across departments and functions, and translate strategies from plans to action.
  • Fluency with Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Google applications, and other business software (e.g., project management software).
  • Willingness to go above and beyond to contribute to the success of a dynamic team committed to a new future for urban education.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit to thrive in a fast-paced and achievement-oriented environment.

 Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited, college/university.
  • Master’s degree in public policy, business, or education leadership is preferred.
  • At least 5 years of full-time work experience.

Compensation and Benefits

Alliance is committed to being a Best Place to Work, where employees find meaning and joy in their work every day, within a culture of collaboration, support, and excellence. Alliance offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience, as well as an employer-sponsored 403b plan annual contribution equal to 5% of regular earnings, and comprehensive health benefits packages, including dental and vision.  Alliance covers 100% monthly premiums for individual employees or up to $900/month toward family plan premiums.

 

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Area Business Manager | Alliance College-Ready Public Schools

About College-Ready Public Schools 

Alliance College-Ready Public Schools is the largest nonprofit charter school organization in Los Angeles, serving nearly 13,000 low-income scholars across 25 free public middle and high schools on 28 campuses. In our 14th school year, Alliance has a proven record of success: though our scholars come to Alliance on average four grade-levels behind in reading, 95% of Alliance graduates have been accepted to college—including 77% to a four-year university in 2017. We strive to truly change the life trajectories of our scholars and communities, with a goal of 75% of Alliance graduates completing a four-year college degree. We also value our people, illustrated by being in the top 10% of Gallup’s global Best Place to Work survey.

Join us at Alliance and you can expect to be part of an innovative organization made up of talented people from diverse backgrounds and experiences. We want strong collaborators, skilled communicators, and avid problem solvers who are comfortable in a culture of continuous learning and who are excited to implement fresh ideas and unique solutions in service of our scholars and families. Now is the time to join us and make long-lasting change across Los Angeles.

Role Summary 

The Area Business Manager ("ABM") supervises operations for a portfolio of Alliance schools and provides coaching and mentorship to the school operations and office staff. The ABM is a critical role that helps schools establish operational procedures and solve non-instructional challenges so that principals and teachers can focus on educating students. The ABM also works with Home Office staff in the areas of operations, procurement, technology, finance and budgeting, facilities and human resources to identify ways to make school operations more efficient and improve the overall effectiveness of our school services. 

Essential Responsibilities

School Operations

  • Serve as the main liaison between schools and Home Office for a number of schools in one of Alliance’s regions (known as an “Area”)
  • Support the Area Superintendent and School Administration in managing day-to-day, non-instructional school operations: food service, vendor management, enrollment, attendance, procurement and purchasing, safety/security, finance and budgeting, transportation, facilities, information technology, and human resources
  • Conduct local program reviews to ensure compliance with federal, state, and authorizer requirements
  • Develop and support implementation of operational systems and processes across schools
  • Perform data analysis to help Alliance schools make sound operational decisions
  • Identify, codify, and share best practices in school operations
  • Lead (or co-lead with Home Office team) special projects affecting school sites (e.g., school moving from temporary to permanent facility, improving attendance at schools, student recruitment)
  • Support the Vice President of Operations and Chief Business Officer on programs and initiatives

Coaching and Mentorship

  • Develop curriculum and implement training for school operations and office staff to maximize efficiency and ensure adherence to compliance requirements
  • Provide regular coaching and mentoring to school operations/office staff

The Strongest Candidates will Have/Be:

  • Belief in alignment with Alliance's core beliefs and educational philosophy, and a passion for improving urban public education
  • Understanding of the nuances of urban school environments and school culture
  • Proven track record of effective leadership and ability to navigate complex issues and drive strong performance results
  • Experience in a fast-paced, highly analytical environment - with the flexibility to shift responsibilities over time as the role and department evolve
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to efficiently manage multiple projects and deadlines, work across departments and functions, and translate strategies from plans to action
  • Analytical and critical thinking with an aptitude for finding and using data to identify and solve problems
  • Ability to develop and implement internal systems and processes to increase effectiveness and efficiency across multiple functions
  • Dynamic interpersonal and teamwork skills that build trust at all levels of the organization
  • Demonstrated ability to be detail-oriented, organized, and resourceful
  • Strong sense of integrity, ethics, and drive to achieve and grow
  • Intrinsically curious and not afraid to ask questions or challenge the status quo
  • Strong customer service mindset with a sense of humility
  • Relentless commitment to, and high standards for, high-quality execution and follow-through
  • Ability to treat sensitive issues with respect, empathy, and confidentiality where required
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Spanish fluency a plus
  • Travel to and from school sites will be an essential part of this role

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited, competitive college/university is required; MBA is preferred
  • At least 4 years of full-time work experience in the private sector and/or K-12 education field; consulting or other strategic, analytical experience preferred.

Compensation and Benefits

Alliance is committed to being a Best Place to Work, where employees find meaning and joy in their work every day, within a culture of collaboration, support, and excellence. Alliance offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience, as well as an employer-sponsored 403b plan annual contribution equal to 5% of regular earnings, and comprehensive health benefits packages, including dental and vision. Alliance covers 100% monthly premiums for individual employees or up to $900/month toward family plan premiums. 

 

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