KIPP San Antonio Public Schools

San Antonio, TX

Type: Leadership & Support Staff
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: 2019-20 School Year
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Organization: KIPP San Antonio Public Schools
Preferred Locations:

Contact: Stacey McAtee
Email: smcatee@kippsa.org

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2019-20 Assistant School Leader of Operations

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KIPP San Antonio Public Schools

San Antonio, TX

Type: Leadership & Support Staff
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: 2019-20 School Year
Subject:  
Grade:  

Organization: KIPP San Antonio Public Schools
Preferred Locations:

Contact: Stacey McAtee
Email: smcatee@kippsa.org

 2019-20 Assistant School Leader of Operations
 
KIPP Texas- San Antonio is a growing network of free, college-preparatory public charter schools that prepare students for success in college and in life. Outstanding educators, more time in school, a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum, and a strong culture of achievement and support help our students make significant academic gains. For more than 15 years, KIPP Texas - San Antonio has been redefining what is possible in public education.

KIPP Texas- San Antonio currently serves more than 3,500 students across six schools:
KIPP Aspire Academy, founded in 2003;
KIPP University Prep High School, founded in 2009;
KIPP Camino Academy, founded in 2010 ;
KIPP Un Mundo Dual Language Academy founded in 2012;
KIPP Esperanza Dual Language Academy founded in 2014; and
KIPP Poder Academy founded in 2015.
 

KIPP Texas Public Schools is a nonprofit public charter school network, dedicated to preparing students in educationally underserved communities for college success and choice-filled lives. Today, KIPP Texas operates 52 public charter schools educating over 27,700 students across four regions – Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio. KIPP Texas is part of the national KIPP network of college-preparatory public charter schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia. KIPP schools are part of the free public school system and enrollment is open to all students. Nationwide, KIPP students complete four-year college at a rate of 36 percent, comparable to the national average for all students and approximately three times higher than the average of students from low-income families. www.kipptexas.org


 
Job Description:
KIPP Texas - San Antonio is a growing network that will operate 15 schools at scale by 2021. In School Year 2018-19, KIPP Texas - San Antonio will be a network of 6 schools serving nearly 3,300 students across three campuses. We are currently moving from a decentralized school operations model to a more centralized model. The school based Assistant School Leader of Operations will have the opportunity to shape and inform our school level operations strategy as we continue to open schools and serve more students. 
 
Reporting to the Campus Director of Operations and accountable to the respective School Leader, the Assistant School Leader of Operations (ASLO) is a senior, school-based leadership role that oversees all finance and operations functions necessary to run a high-performing school. This includes budgeting, purchasing, facilities, food services, transportation, technology, student recruitment, student data, regulatory compliance, human resource administration, and academic operations support. The ASLO serves as a key member of the school’s Leadership Team, ensures that the school’s operations meet high standards of operational excellence, and enables instructional leaders and staff to focus on driving strong student achievement outcomes.
 
Reports to: Director of Campus Operations

Responsibilities:
SCHOOL OPERATIONS LEADERSHIP
  • Hires, manages, coaches, and develops school operations team members (including front office staff and vendors) and holds them accountable to goals and outcomes (2-10 staff members depending on school size and location)
  • Plays a leadership role in the school’s strategic, annual planning and budgeting processes
  • Positively impacts the work of the school based instructional team by assuming responsibility for applicable areas and advising on processes and procedures outside of direct areas of responsibility
  • Leads the school opening/start up process each year to ensure that doors are ready to open by ordering furniture, equipment, instructional supplies, and ensuring that student services (e.g. food service, transportation) are ready to go
  • Oversees end of year close out processes and manages summer programming and projects.
FINANCE & PURCHASING
  • Manages the school purchasing process by establishing clear systems for staff to request items, placing orders with vendors, tracking delivery, and coding and submitting purchases orders, invoices, and reimbursement requests
  • Serves as the first school-based point of contact regarding finance and works with regional Finance teams to ensure financial compliance and reporting
FACILITIES & MAINTENANCE
  • Oversees resolution of most facilities issues, including maintenance, managing staff/vendors, aesthetics, shared space agreements, and campus safety
TECHNOLOGY & EQUIPMENT
  • Manages all school based technology assets, maintains tight control of inventory and coordinates with IT to ensure that critical assets are functional and available at all times
STUDENT SERVICES
  • Oversees most aspects of food service and transportation including staff management and duty schedules
  • Owns all logistics (e.g. transportation, lodging, meals, staffing plan, etc.) of off-site field trips and all on-site special events (Report Card Nights, Performances, Graduation, staff celebrations, etc.)
STUDENT INFORMAITON & TESTING
  • Manages systems for and maintains accurate student data and information in compliance with federal, state, regional and school expectations
  • Works with the school leader or academic assistant school leader to manage the logistical elements of all major student assessments
STUDENT RECRUITMENT & ENROLLMENT
  • Develops and manages student recruitment and registration strategy to ensure that the school begins the academic year with full classes and actively recruits to fill open seats
RISK MANGEMENT, COMPLIANCE, & HR
  • Ensures that the school is prepared for emergencies by conducting all drills and training staff on emergency plans
  • Other duties as assigned
Working Conditions
  • Role may be required to attend events outside of regular business hours
  • Must be able to work extended hours, if necessary or required
Mental Demands: 
  • Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written in English), interpret policy and procedures, maintain emotional control under stress.
Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
  • Frequent standing, stooping, bending, pushing and pulling, regular heavy lifting
  • Biological exposure to bacteria and communicable diseases
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree required; graduate degree preferred
  • 3 to 7 years of work experience, preferably in education and/or business or operations management 
  • Demonstrated management and leadership skills (e.g. at least 2 years managing a team or multiple large projects)
  • Strong project and time management skills; ability to effectively backwards plan, juggle multiple priorities with great attention to detail, and deliver consistent and timely results
  • Strong strategic and analytical skills with an aptitude for shifting from fire-fighting to systems-building
  • Sense of humility, customer service mindset, and shows urgency and the ability to proactively solve problems and make decisions quickly
  • Team player with strong interpersonal and stakeholder management and relationship building skills
  • Ability to lead, influence, and hold others accountable to upholding high standards of operational excellence
  • High level of comfort with financial oversight and budgetary tracking
  • Ability to be calm under pressure, especially in difficult conversations with parents and staff
  • Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel; Google Drive, Google Docs, and Google Sheets
  • Desire to continuously learn and increase effectiveness as a professional
  • Unwavering commitment to KIPP SA’s mission and willingness to go above and beyond to meet the needs of KIPP SA students, families, and staff
Compensation:
Salary range is commensurate with experience.  A competitive benefits package is also offered
 
To Apply:
Please go to www.kippsa.org and click on the Careers tab.
 
As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.