Director, Operations Management

Director, Operations Management

Company Description

Uncommon Schools is a nonprofit network of high-performing charter public schools that are closing the academic achievement gap and preparing students from historically underserved communities for success in college and beyond. Uncommon currently manages 55 schools serving more than 20,000 students in six cities: Boston, Camden, New York City, Newark, Rochester, and Troy. Uncommon graduates persist in and graduate from college at rates far higher than their peers. We believe that every child deserves an outstanding education, and we are committed to working beyond the walls of our schools to achieve that goal through our professional development workshops, books, and district partnerships. 

Job Description

The Director, Operations Management leads key cross-functional projects and initiatives that strengthen and align school and regional Operations at Uncommon Schools. Reporting to the Chief of Staff to the Managing Directors of Operations, the Director plays a crucial role in ensuring that the Operations goals are achieved by setting vision, working with partners across the organization, driving key priorities and strategic projects forward, and delivering on outcomes for all Operations team members.

Lead Key Projects and Initiatives

  • Set vision for and outline scope of high priority Operations projects and initiatives
  • Lead cross-functional projects by establishing teams, creating structures and plans, adjusting as needed, and ensuring excellent execution and achievement of goals
  • Successfully drive annually recurring Operations work to optimal outcomes

Develop Exceptional Tools and Resources

  • Develop, update and rollout best-in-class resources to Operations leaders to support their leadership and development of their teams (ie, OpX toolkits, management and development suite, Ops inspections, etc.)
  • Collect and consolidate school-based resources and input to generate outstanding tools for school leaders

Drive Ops Talent Strategy

  • Develop and drive forward strategy to invest in Operations leader hiring, development and retention

Qualifications

  • 5-6 years of directly related experience in school operations or talent management
  • Outstanding project management skills and proven track record of achieving outcomes
  • Strategic thinker with strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong prioritization skills amidst many competing, high-leverage, high-impact priorities
  • Seeks and responds well to feedback
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high-change organization; flexible
  • Bachelor’s Degree

Additional Information

Uncommon Schools offers salaries commensurate with experience and a very generous benefits and vacation package. All staff members receive extensive professional development, and are equipped with a laptop computer and all necessary supplies.

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