Chief Operating Officer

Global Preparatory Academy

About the organization

Global Preparatory Academy (GPA), is a dual language school that connects students from diverse linguistic backgrounds and educates them together in a highly rigorous, engaging, and nurturing environment. Using both English and Spanish to instruct students in all core content areas, students develop high levels of bilingualism and biliteracy, as well as a deep value and understanding of other cultures. As citizens in a global world, students at GPA gain limitless access to other cultures through bilingualism and instruction, which emphasizes critical thinking using global perspectives and experiential learning.

Opened in 2016 and serving over 700 students in grades Pre-K-8, GPA has 2 district schools within the network: our Elementary School with the “House of Malala” serving students in grades PreK-2 as well as our “House of Chavez” serving grades 3-5; and our middle school or “House of House of Mandela” serving grades 6-8.


Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Operating Officer will ensure that our organization achieves operational excellence in support of student learning and our overall mission. As the leader of teams that coordinate administrative and operational functions for GPA as well as its District Office, the COO is responsible for driving innovation, excellence, and efficiency across every operational function including technology, talent, student recruitment and enrollment, facilities management, school operations, food, transportation, data information systems and analysis, risk management, compliance and reporting, legal, and school safety. This is an ideal role for a seasoned leader who identifies as an exceptional manager, motivating leader, and an operational strategist and implementer, who has demonstrated breakthrough outcomes in a similarly mission-aligned organization or school settings.


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
MBA or other advanced degree strongly preferred
A minimum of 10 years of leadership experience and/or 15 years of professional experience, in school, district or network-based operations leadership, talent, human resources, IT, and/or technology, legal, and or school operations functions.
Experience in the education sector and familiarity with the landscape and context of the community of students for which GPA serves strongly preferred



Application instructions

This search is being managed by TalentED Advisors, a talent strategy and management firm who partners exclusively with non-profit and school-based organizations. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter detailing their interest in our mission and qualifications for the position.

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