Assistant Principal, Operations

Impact Puget Sound Elementary

About the organization

Impact Public Schools builds and operates world-class charter public schools in diverse communities across Washington state. IPS graduates are the problem solvers, innovators, and change agents of tomorrow. Within an equity-driven culture, we develop the whole child and inspire our students to live full, connected, and purposeful lives. We offer a rigorous, personalized curriculum within a vibrant school community that balances high expectations with joy. Our diverse group of scholars will solve our future's greatest challenges, and together we will eliminate the opportunity gap in Washington state.


School Operations
Prepare campus for the new school year by doing everything from ordering furniture, equipment, and classroom supplies to ensuring school services (i.e. student food services, student transportation services) are lined up and ready for action
Manage the school’s food and transportation services by ensuring delivery of service and coordinating with service providers
Manage the school’s supply and asset inventory
Oversee the effective implementation of core school operational practices such as supply requests and fulfillment, student enrollment/discharges, student meal tracking, student transportation, field trip planning and execution, etc.
Lead operations for all school events
Implement school site testing procedures and complete data analysis as needed

School Administration
Support tracking/follow up on teacher certification and other HR documentation, on-site HR matters, and employee benefits to ensure that all employees have required documentation on file
With the support of IPS’s Home Office, ensure that the school is adhering to all federal, state, and local compliance requirements and policies, and completing required reports on time

Management and Leadership
Actively serve on the school’s leadership team
Model all IPS Core Values
Actively participate in student supervision responsibilities
Serve as the “acting principal” when the principal is away


Knowledge, Skills and Characteristics:
Acute attention to detail coupled with the ability to think and act strategically
Ability to analyze data and information quickly
Communication, management, and problem-solving skills necessary to ensure smooth school operation
Ability to create, monitor, and maintain systems that enhance organizational efficiency
Ability to hold others accountable and to high expectations, with high support
Ability and desire to work in a fast-paced, highly disciplined, but sometimes unpredictable school environment
Willingness to work autonomously, collaboratively, and/or under the direction of senior staff, as needed
Maturity, humility, strong work ethic, sense of humor, and roll-up-my-sleeves attitude
Strong belief in the IPS mission and educational model

Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree required; Masters in Business, Public Administration, Education, or related field a plus
Minimum 2-4 years general management and/or school operations experience
Previous start-up experience and/or experience in a high-performing school a plus

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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