Jun 17, 2022

GD CA: Area Operations and Finance Manager

  • Green Dot Public Schools
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA

Job Description

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Area Operations & Finance Manager
Reports to: Director of Finance & Operations Classification: Full-time, Salaried, Exempt
Start Date: As soon as possible
Location: Los Angeles, CA (in-person)

ABOUT GREEN DOT
Green Dot Public Schools is a non-profit network of public charter schools helping to transform the public education system so that ALL students graduate prepared for college, leadership, and life. Our schools are founded on an unwavering belief in the potential of all students, and there are four key elements to our school model that help us unlock the inherent potential in every student we serve: quality teaching and instruction, a college-going culture, a focus on fostering leadership and life skills, and a focus on eliminating barriers to learning. We have 19 schools and over 11,000 students across Los Angeles. Our schools are located in some of the most underserved communities that have been denied access to high-quality educational opportunities, and we seek to prove that it is possible to close the access and opportunity gap that exists between low-income students and their more affluent peers.

Part of what differentiates Green Dot is our intense focus on truly serving ALL students; our collaboration with reform-minded unions; and our work focused on large-scale turnarounds of schools formerly run by the districts; and our ability to take on the toughest challenges with the same public funding received by traditional district schools but accomplishing very different results. Green Dot California’s results are undeniable. Nine of our high schools have been ranked among the top schools in the country. We have three California Distinguished schools and 3 California Gold Ribbon schools, and several of our schools have been recipients of the CORE Districts’ Academic Growth Awards, which honor schools having the greatest impact on student achievement. Additionally, Green Dot’s first turnaround, Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory Academy, was named Charter School of the Year by the California Charter Schools Association in 2019.

OPPORTUNITY
Green Dot is seeking an Area Operations & Finance Manager to oversee operations, budgeting, and forecasting for a cluster of schools in and around Los Angeles. We need a problem solver who will own operational challenges so that principals and teachers can focus on educating students. There is always room for system improvements, and we want someone who will not just put out fires, but also identify ways to make operations more efficient and improve the effectiveness of our school services. This is a fast-paced, on-the-ground position, requiring strong analytical and communication skills. If you have the skills and a passion for transforming public education, we want to hear from you.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
Serve as the “COO” for a number of schools, typically four to seven
Support Area Superintendent in running day-to-day, non-academic operations (e.g. finance, facilities, IT, security, transportation, etc.)
Assist principals in managing school budgets, analyzing year-to-date results, and forecasting end-of-year performance
Coach School Ops Managers toward growth as the operational leads of their school sites
Serve as liaison between Central Office departments and schools to ensure implementation of best practices in school operations
Develop and implement trainings for school site staff to maximize operational efficiency
Lead special projects (e.g. school moves, attendance improvement, etc.)
Assist the district operations and management teams on special projects and initiatives as necessary

This job operates in a professional office environment, is largely sedentary, and utilizes typical office equipment (computers, phones, photocopiers, etc.). Normal business hours are 8:30am – 5:30pm, Monday-Friday (although these hours may vary and may require occasional evening and weekend work based on organizational needs). Local travel to school sites required with regularity.

QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s degree required; MBA preferred
You have 4+ years of experience in a fast-paced, highly analytical professional environment. Ideal candidate will have 2-3 years of experience managing school operations with charter school experience highly preferred
You have 2+ years of experience managing others in a professional environment
You have strong financial acumen
You have experience designing and facilitating differentiated professional development sessions
You are able to build collaborative, coordinated, and supportive relationships
You are able to impact and influence stakeholders both inside and outside of the organization
You can demonstrate flexibility and innovation when faced with ambiguity
You can demonstrate creative problem-solving skills
You are tenacious and with a willingness to do whatever it takes to achieve our mission
You are dependable, have a sense of humor and a rock-solid commitment to Green Dot’s mission and the communities we serve
You will need to pass a TB test and background check at time of offer

The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to perform the job.

COMPENSATION
The annual salary range for this position is $88,000 - $98,000, based on education and experience. In addition, we offer a comprehensive benefits plan including (but not limited to) medical, dental, vision, life insurance and retirement options (visit https://www.mygreendotbenefits.com/ for more information). We also provide generous time off to support an overall work-life balance, while giving employees the opportunity to impact a growing, mission-driven organization that is committed to the success of all students.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE
We ask that you complete an online application at http://careers.greendot.org/.
Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted and we are looking to fill this position as soon as possible.
Green Dot Public Schools is a fair chance and equal opportunity employer. As such, Green Dot is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants, without regard to their actual or perceived race, religious creed (including religious dress or grooming practices), color, national origin or ancestry (including native language spoken), physical or mental disability (including HIV or AIDS), medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status (including registered domestic partnership status), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and
related medical conditions), gender (including gender identity and expression), parental status, age (forty 40) and over), sexual orientation, Civil Air Patrol status, military and veteran status, citizenship, immigration status or any other consideration protected by federal, state or local law. Please note that we are unable to sponsor H1-B Visa applicants.

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