[2019-2020] Director of Operations


About the organization

KIPP NYC is a non-profit network of free, public charter schools that prepares students for success in college and life. In 1995 we started our first middle school, KIPP Academy, in the Bronx. Our goal was to graduate students with the strength of character and academic abilities needed to succeed in high school, college and beyond – and in so doing, to prove what is possible for all students. Today, our New York City network is comprised of five elementary schools, five middle schools, one high school, and KIPP Through College, a comprehensive support program for our alumni. We are also excited to be opening two new schools in August 2018 – KIPP Freedom Elementary School and KIPP Freedom Middle School!


Management: Supervises the Office Manager, helps address general office and administrative needs, and ensures the smooth operation of the administrative office, including mailings, attendance reporting, office machine maintenance, etc. The DOO is a collaborative member of the School Leadership Team, and the regional KIPP NYC Operations Team.

Student Recruitment: Manages student recruitment, admissions applications, registration, and waitlist and engages new families in school activities.

External Relations: Acts as point person in hosting visitors for school tours and for community presentations.

Facilities: Manages and oversees the school’s facility maintenance, design and strategic development.

Finance and Purchasing: Assists Principal and KIPP NYC Director of Finance to create and oversee the school’s budget and finances; oversees school-based purchasing and applies the KIPP NYC culture of thrift to all purchasing. Ensures adherence to school’s fiscal policy and procedures.

Logistics (school, trips, and events): Plans and coordinates logistics for out-of-state multi-day end-of-year grade level events, and other logistically complex activities and events, including school-wide family events, concerts, and advancement ceremonies.

Technology: Oversees the strategic procurement and maintenance of technology equipment in partnership with the KIPP NYC Technology Team.


Bachelor's Degree with at least 5 years of work experience.

At least 3 years experience managing a small team and multiple complex projects.

Demonstrated ability to indirectly manage and influence teams and individuals to meet specific and strategic outcomes.

Demonstrated ability to juggle multiple projects and competing priorities across multiple teams of people with a meticulous attention to detail.

Demonstrated success managing a large budget and a clear understanding of how to read a detailed financial statement.

Demonstrated passion for and commitment to the KIPP mission with school based experience strongly preferred.

Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

Team player with strong interpersonal/influence skills.

Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Excel.

Zest, grit, hope, social intelligence, gratitude, and a sense of humor.

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