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.


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).


  • 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.



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.