Area Operations & Finance Manager

Recruiter
Green Dot Public Schools
Location
Los Angeles
Salary
Competitive
Posted
22 Nov 2020
Closes
09 Dec 2020
Job role
Finance manager
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
Area Operations & Finance ManagerReports to: Director of Finance, CAClassification: Full–time, Salaried, ExemptStart Date: As soon as possibleLocation: Los Angeles, CAABOUT GREEN DOTGreen Dot Public Schools is a non–profit network of public charter schools helping to transform the public education system so that ALL students graduate prepared for college, leadership, and life. Our schools are founded on an unwavering belief in the potential of all students, and there are four key elements to our school model that help us unlock the inherent potential in every student we serve: quality teaching and instruction, a college–going culture, a focus on fostering leadership and life skills, and a focus on eliminating barriers to learning. We have 19 schools and over 11,000 students across Los Angeles.Our schools are located in some of the most underserved communities that have been denied access to high–quality educational opportunities, and we seek to prove that it is possible to close the access and opportunity gap that exists between low–income students and their more affluent peers.Part of what differentiates Green Dot is our intense focus on truly serving ALL students; our collaboration with reform–minded unions; and our work focused on large–scale turnarounds of schools formerly run by the districts; and our ability to take on the toughest challenges with the same public funding received by traditional district schools but accomplishing very different results.Green Dot Californias results are undeniable.Nine of our high schools have been ranked among the top schools in the country.We have three California Distinguished schools and 3 California Gold Ribbon schools, and several of our schools have been recipients of the CORE Districts Academic Growth Awards, which honor schools having the greatest impact on student achievement. Additionally, Green Dots first turnaround, Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory Academy, was named Charter School of the Year by the California Charter Schools Association in 2019.OPPORTUNITYGreen Dot is seeking an Area Operations & Finance Manager to oversee operations, budgeting, and forecasting for a cluster of schools in and around Los Angeles. We need a problem solver who will own operational challenges so that principals and teachers can focus on educating students. There is always room for system improvements, and we want someone who will not just put out fires, but also identify ways to make operations more efficient and improve the effectiveness of our school services. This is a fast–paced, on–the–ground position, requiring strong analytical and communication skills. If you have the skills and a passion for transforming public education, we want to hear from you. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES>Serve as the COO for a number of schools, typically four to seven>Support Area Superintendent in running day–to–day, non–academic operations (e.g. finance, facilities, IT, security, transportation, etc.)>Assist principals in managing school budgets, analyzing year–to–date results, and forecasting end–of–year performance>Coach School Ops Managers toward growth as the operational leads of their school sites>Serve as liaison between Home Office departments and schools to ensure implementation of best practices in school operations>Develop and implement trainings for school site staff to maximize operational efficiency>Lead special projects (e.g. school moves, attendance improvement, etc.)>Assist the district operations and management teams on special projects and initiatives as necessaryThis 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). Local travel to school sites required with regularity.QUALIFICATIONS>Bachelors degree required, MBA preferred>You have 4+ years of experience in a fast–paced, highly analytical professional environment. Ideal candidate will have 2–3 years of experience managing school operations with charter school experience highly preferred>You have 2+ years of experience managing others in a professional environment>You have strong financial acumen>You have experience designing and facilitating differentiated professional development sessions>You are able to build collaborative, coordinated, and supportive relationships>You are able to impact and influence stakeholders both inside and outside of the organization>You can demonstrate flexibility and innovation when faced with ambiguity>You can demonstrates creative problem solving skills>You are tenacious and with a willingness to do whatever it takes to achieve our mission> You are dependable, have a sense of humor and a rock–solid commitment to Green Dots mission and the communities we serve> You will need to pass a TB test and background check at time of offerThe 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

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