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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