Chief Operations Officer

School on Wheels, Inc.

About the organization

Since 1993, the mission of School on Wheels has never wavered: to enhance educational opportunities for children who are experiencing homelessness from kindergarten through twelfth grade. Our goal is to shrink the gaps in their education and provide them with the highest level of education possible. Our program serves as a consistent support system for our students at a time of great stress and fear.


Job Summary
Reporting to the Executive Director, this position is responsible for overseeing and ensuring the effective operational, financial and regional activities of School on Wheels (SOW). This includes managing three regional teams covering 11 regions, planning, budgeting, overseeing financial management, bookkeeping, payroll, human resources, and all general office administration, a total of approximately 20 team members.


Approximately seven years of increasing responsibility in business, financial and management experience.
Strong belief in the mission and culture of School on Wheels. Interest in working for a mission-driven nonprofit organization and exemplifying SOW’s values, integrity and ethics.
Significant background in financial planning, analysis and budgeting, superb business acumen and a sound understanding of business strategies.
Substantial operational experience in evaluating, developing and implementing organizational policies, systems and structures.
Successful track record in staff development, coaching and mentoring.
Accustomed to prioritizing, executing, and achieving results in lean environments; always ready to engage and lend a hand where needed.
Strong program or project management experience.
Ability to inspire teams and work effectively with people of all levels in the organization.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

At School on Wheels, we believe that having a team of diverse backgrounds and voices working together will enable us to fulfill our mission of improving students lives through education. To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected]

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