Director of School Operations (Short-Term)

Impact Public Schools

About the organization

Impact Public Schools builds and operates world-class charter public schools in diverse communities across Washington state. We are preparing a diverse student population to succeed in college and impact communities as the next generation of equity-driven, innovative leaders.


The Director of School Operations is responsible for all manners of non-instructional duties in an IPS school and serves as a member of the school’s leadership team. The Director of School Operations is critical to the IPS school model, which seeks to relieve the principal of most operations related obligations so that s/he can focus almost exclusively on student achievement and the professional development of the teaching faculty. The Director of School Operations reports to the School Principal and is also supported by the Home Office operations team. We are seeking a capable leader to provide short-term coverage for this role from October 2019 to January 2020.

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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]

To join our team, please email a cover letter and resume to [email protected], with the subject line “Director of School Operations” explaining in detail your qualifications for the position.

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