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Director of School Operations

Company: Libertas Academy Charter School
Location: Springfield
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

*Director of Operations**Libertas Academy Mission*Through rigorous academics, character development, and strong support for every learner, *Libertas Academy Charter School *prepares all sixth through twelfth-grade students to succeed within the college of their choice and to be positive, engaged members of their communities.*Organizational Overview**Libertas Academy Charter School* is a high expectations, high achieving school that replicates the successful models of other high performing charter schools in Massachusetts and across the country. Within an achievement oriented culture in which expectations are clear, and routines are consistent, and in which the joy of learning, the power of intellectual curiosity, and the development of life-building values are at the center of our seamless 6- 12 school, all learners build the skills, knowledge, and character required for college and professional success and a life of positive community engagement.*Qualities Sought*All staff members at *Libertas Academy Charter School* have a strong commitment to, belief in, and alignment with our school's mission and vision. Therefore, we seek individuals who believe in our mission and vision; will maintain high expectations for our students both academically and behaviorally; will model our school values of *F*ocus, *I*ntegrity, *S*elfless Service, *R*espect, and *T*enacity; and will reinforce our school-wide expectations. We seek individuals who will do whatever it takes to ensure that the mission of Libertas Academy is fulfilled.*Summary**Libertas Academy *is currently seeking a strategic and dynamic Director of School Operations. Reporting to the Head of School, the Director of School Operations will be responsible for all matters of school administration that do not directly relate to instruction or student behavior. The Director is a cornerstone of the *Libertas Academy* school model, which seeks to relieve the Head of School of non-instructional obligations so that s/he can focus almost exclusively on student achievement and the professional development of the teaching staff. This position will take on a variety of operational responsibilities from overseeing the development and implementation of the school budget to gathering and analyzing school data to ensuring that the school has sufficient materials to serve its students. The Director of School Operations will also supervise a Student Services Manager and an Office Coordinator.*Duties and Responsibilities*Essential Responsibilities of the Director of School Operations include but are not limited to:*Budget & Finance** Work with the Executive Director, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Operating Officer to develop and manage the schools budget* Maintain accurate records of all financial transactions and submit them to the CFOs office for processing* Participate in monthly meetings to review/account for budget variances* Ensure adherence to schools fiscal policy and procedures; participate in annual financial audit process by providing documentation as needed to auditors* Manage school purchasing process by placing orders with vendors, tracking delivery and maintaining inventory*School Operations** Each year, prepare the campus for start-up/new school year by ordering furniture, equipment, and classroom supplies as well as ensuring that school services (i.e., student food services, student transportation services) are lined up and ready for action* Process new hires and maintain employee records to prepare the facility for occupation* Manage the tracking and follow up regarding teacher certification and employee benefits* Ensure compliance with all state, federal, and local employment laws and policies* Ensure the maintenance of campus facilities by managing custodial personnel and third-party contracts for trash removal, recycling, and security* Manage the schools food and transportation services by coordinating with service providers and overseeing deliveries* Manage the schools supply and asset inventory*School Administration** Ensure the timely implementation of all items on Libertas Academys monthly calendar.* Provide oversight of the planning and execution of school special events, such as field lessons, Report Card Night, Award Ceremonies and Graduation* Oversee the administration of all student tests* Disseminate progress reports to school staff and ensure the timely production of student report cards* Ensure that student records are properly maintained and updated at the school*Management and Leadership** Directly supervise the Student Services Manager and Office Coordinator* Serve as an active member of the school leadership team* Participate in regular leadership team meetings.* Lead certain training sessions at the start and end of the school year and on professional development days.* Work closely with the dean of students to support efforts in character development and positive school culture.* Assist teacher leaders (e.g., coaches, grade team leaders) in developing leadership skills.* Model Libertas Academys professional and values at all times; be a visible and highly engaged leader in the school community.* Do whatever it takes to ensure that the mission of the school is fulfilled*Desired Skills and Characteristics:** At least 3 years of operations management experience in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment* Demonstrated passion for and commitment to the Libertas Academy mission* Comfort level with financial oversight and budgetary tracking to support strategic growth* Experience managing cross-functional teams to develop and implement systems and processes to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of a growing organization* Willingness to work autonomously, collaboratively, and/or under the direction of senior staff, as needed* Acute attention to detail coupled with the ability to think and act strategically* Flexible and able to multitask; can work within an ambiguous, fast-moving environment, while also driving toward clarity and solutions* Demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities and guiding investment in people and systems* Personal qualities of maturity, humility, strong work ethic, sense of humor, and a roll-up-my-sleeves attitude*Qualifications:** Experience leading and managing adults.* Bachelors degree from a competitive college or university* MBA preferred*Salary & Benefits*Salary for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience. Libertas Academy Charter School offers a competitive salary and comprehensive health benefits.*Apply Now**Commitment to Diversity*As an equal opportunity employer, Libertas Academy Charter School hires without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other category protected by applicable lawJob Type: Full-timePay: From $70,000.00 per yearBenefits:* Dental insurance* Health insurance* Life insurance* Paid time off* Parental leave* Retirement plan* Vision insuranceSchedule:* Monday to FridayEducation:* Bachelor's (Required)Experience:* Management Experience: 1 year (Preferred)* Leadership Experience: 1 year (Preferred)Work Location: In personby Jobble

Keywords: Libertas Academy Charter School, Springfield , Director of School Operations, Executive , Springfield, Massachusetts

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