Mar 10, 2023

CA: Area Ops and Finance Manager

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

Job Description

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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.

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 Home 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.


As an ideal candidate, you:
have a bachelor's degree (required); MBA preferred
have 4+ years of experience in a fast-paced, highly analytical professional environment (2-3 years managing school operations with charter school experience highly preferred)
have 2+ years of experience managing others in a professional environment
have strong financial acumen
have experience designing and facilitating differentiated professional development sessions
are able to build collaborative, coordinated, and supportive relationships
are able to impact and influence stakeholders both inside and outside of the organization
can demonstrate flexibility and innovation when faced with ambiguity
can demonstrate creative problem-solving skills
are tenacious and with a willingness to do whatever it takes to achieve our mission
are dependable, have a sense of humor and a rock-solid commitment to Green Dot's mission and the communities we serve
will need to pass a TB test and background check at time of offer
will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (submission of proof of vaccination will be required)

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.

The starting salary range for this position is $88,000 - $98,000, based on education and experience. In addition, if this hire is made by June 30, 2023, the position qualifies for a one-time $2,500 signing bonus, paid in two installments after months 6 and 12 of employment (subject to change).

In addition, Green Dot offers one of the most robust and comprehensive benefits packages in the industry (for both you and your dependents):

PPO, EPO and HMO choices for medical, dental and vision coverage - including a 100% employer-paid option (visit for more information).
Employee Assistance Program (100% employer-paid)
Life and AD&D Insurance (100% employer-paid)
Optional Term Life & AD&D Insurance
Short- and Long-Term Disability Insurance (100% employer-paid)
Flexible Spending Accounts (health and dependent care)
Monthly parking for Central Office-based employees (100% employer-paid)
Optional California Parking Cash-Out program for Central Office-based employees
Wellness programs and resources
Financial planning/coaching access
Optional non-matching 401(k) plan
Potential for remote work opportunities (occasional or on-going)
Potential for annual performance-based compensation increases
Potential for annual bonuses
Potential for stipend work opportunities
Approved family care and/or medical leave (unpaid)

Green Dot also offers generous paid time off for 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:

15 days of paid time off during years 1-3 of service (20 days during years 4-6 and 25 days beyond 6 years of service)
An additional 15 days (minimum) of paid time off each year for our Winter and Spring breaks* (which include the Christmas and New Year's holidays), as well as an additional 10 annual paid holidays (MLK Day, President's Day, Cesar Chavez Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, July 4th, Labor Day and Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day and Day after Thanksgiving)
3-5 days of paid bereavement leave (if needed)

*May be adjusted annually

Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted and we are looking to fill this position as soon as possible.

Green Dot California Home Office, Los Angeles, CA

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