Manager of Operations and Talent

Impact Public Schools

About the organization

Being a part of the Impact team is a unique opportunity. We are deeply committed to achieving our mission of preparing a diverse population of students to succeed in college and impact communities as the next generation of equity-driven, innovative leaders. Our schools are small, tightly-knit families where every child is known, guided by an individual learning plan and loved by an adult mentor. Our strong community is rooted in high expectations, joy and exudes our core values.

Duties

Talent
● Ensure employee records are complete, including tracking/follow up regarding teacher certification and employee benefits
● Process new employee paperwork and enroll new employees in benefits
● Support HR questions/issues that arise
● Work with the CFO/COO and Director of Finance to ensure payroll is accurate and aligned to approved compensation and benefits
Compliance & Fundraising
● Accurately and thoroughly track and complete compliance requirements for state, federal, and local laws, policies, and grants
● Build how-tos for all compliance activities
● Proactively follow up to address issues and creatively problem-solve challenges that arise
School Year Launch
● Support preparation of campus for start-up/new school year by building plans and supporting everything from ordering furniture, equipment, and classroom supplies to ensuring school services (i.e. student food services, student transportation services, janitorial) are lined up and ready for action
● Source and line up school services

● Support real estate, charter development, and other activities related to the strong launch of each new school
● Ensure that new schools meet operational requirements
● Build operational processes that can scale to support IPS’s growth
Board
● Assemble board packet & deck with support of CEO and CFO/COO
● Order board lunches
● Organize documents for board signature

Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills and Characteristics:
● Acute attention to detail coupled with the ability to think and act strategically and creatively
● Communication and management skills necessary to handle many diverse projects at one time
● Ability to create, monitor, and maintain systems that enhance organizational efficiency
● Strong research and problem-solving skills
● Comfort reading government texts, policies and regulations
● Comfort with Excel, strong quantitative skills, and demonstrated ability to quickly learn new technology systems
● 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
● Minimum 2-4 years project management experience
● Previous school operations, compliance, talent, and/or human resources experience a plus
● Experience with Student Information Systems and accounting systems, especially Skyward, a plus
● Previous start-up experience a plus

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

To join our team, please email [email protected] with the subject line “Manager of Operations & Talent” and attach a resume and cover letter explaining in detail your qualifications and interest in the position.

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