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School Operations Manager - (24-25) | KIPP Austin Collegiate

KIPP Foundation

KIPP Foundation

Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

Company Description

About KIPP Texas Public Schools

KIPP Texas Public Schools is a network of 57 public charter, open-enrollment, pre-k-12 schools educating nearly 34,000 students across Austin, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Houston, and San Antonio. Together with families and communities, our mission is to create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose - college, career, and beyond - so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world.

Founded in Houston in 1994, and operating as KIPP Texas since 2018, our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in our classrooms, in our offices, and in the communities we serve is unwavering. We are looking to hire a diverse team of dynamic, collaborative, and dedicated individuals with an unyielding belief that every child will succeed. Join our Team and Family and champion equity, chase excellence, persist with purpose, bring joy, and help us rise together.

KIPP Public Schools is a national network of public charter schools that prepares students with the skills and confidence to create the future they want for themselves, their communities, and us all. We are a network of 280 schools, nearly 15,000 educators, and 175,000 students and alumni.

You can see all our job opportunities at https://kipptexas.org/join-our-team/.

Job Description

The Opportunity

The School Operations Manager is a school based position that assists with all finance and operations functions necessary to run a high-performing school. This includes coding invoices, purchasing, facilities, food services, transportation, technology, student recruitment, student data, regulatory compliance, and academic operations support. The School Operations Manager serves as a key member of the school’s Front Office Team, ensures that the school’s operations meet high standards of operational excellence, families are offered outstanding customer service, and enables instructional leaders and staff to focus on driving strong student achievement outcomes.

Key Responsibilities

  • Supervises School Operations Associate
  • Purchases items & services for the school; knows the procurement process, is trained in KIPPeMart
  • Codes invoices, collects money (e.g. EOY trips, club fees), prepares deposits
  • Implements the arrival and dismissal procedure (car flow, bus line up, walkers)
  • Manages the day to day busing operations for their school; rosters, parent requests/ issues, student line-up process, parent and student ID tags, student behavior; works closely w/ their Bus Coordinator Lead for needs and changes
  • Manages Child Nutrition day to day logistics (meal card replacement, supper rosters); works closely with the Child Nutrition Field Supervisor
  • Manages school event coordination (i.e. meet the teacher night, parent engagement sessions, enrollment and recruitment activities – working with Regional Student Recruitment)
  • Manages copier and teacher workroom supplies, troubleshoots copiers, trained on the copiers
  • Manages any student technology program the school runs (i.e. Chromebooks)
  • Updates any school based calendar for the School Leader
  • Supports field lesson logistics (booking buses, ordering sack lunches, hotel rooms, travel, etc.)
  • Manages any school based social media communications/ postings
  • Gives parent tours for potential student prospects
  • schedules shared space
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Assistant Principal of Operations


Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 3 to 5 years of work experience, preferably in education and/or business or operations management
  • Demonstrated leadership skills (e.g. at least 1 year managing a team or large projects)
  • Strong project and time management skills; ability to effectively backwards plan, juggle multiple priorities with great attention to detail, and deliver consistent and timely results
  • Strong strategic and analytical skills with an aptitude for shifting from fire-fighting to systems-building
  • Sense of humility, customer service mindset, and shows urgency and the ability to proactively solve problems and make decisions quickly
  • Team player with strong interpersonal and stakeholder management and relationship building skills
  • Ability to lead, influence, and hold others accountable to upholding high standards of operational excellence
  • Ability to be calm under pressure, especially in difficult conversations with parents and staff
  • Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel; Google Drive, Google Docs, and Google Sheets
  • Desire to continuously learn and increase effectiveness as a professional
  • Unwavering commitment to the KIPP Texas mission, core values and willingness to go above and beyond to meet the needs of KIPP Texas students, families, and staff

Additional Information

Compensation and Benefits

Salary is based on years of experience, degree of education, and level of expertise.

As a full-time KIPP Texas employee you are eligible to participate in all KIPP Texas’ benefit plans. KIPP Texas offers a robust variety of benefits choices with competitive rates, including medical, dental, and vision options, life insurance, and disability plans.

KIPP provides equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or disability.