ABOUT KIPP TEXAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS
For more than 15 years, KIPP Austin, KIPP Dallas-Fort Worth, KIPP Houston, and KIPP San Antonio have put thousands of KIPPsters on the path to and through college. Last year, we collectively educated over 25,000 students in more than 50 schools, covering a geographic area of over 400 miles. Our regions have a long history of informal collaboration, with teachers and staff members sharing ideas, curricula, professional development, facilities, finances, end-of-year field trips, and more. As of the 2018-2019 school year, all KIPP schools in Texas join forces as KIPP Texas Public Schools, a state-wide network of schools dedicated to supporting students to and through college!
KIPP Texas - Houston is seeking a strategic and experienced Managing Director of Operations (MD of Ops) to manage the day-to-day school and transportation operations, support and scale growth, drive efficiencies and standards, and partner with schools so they can better focus on teaching and learning. This senior leader reports to the KIPP Texas COO, is a member of the KIPP Texas - Houston Superintendent’s cabinet team, and collaborates with the three other MD of Operations across the state. In addition to being a strategic thought partner, the MD of Ops is responsible for operational execution at all 29+ schools in Houston, managing student transportation for the state, implementing the newly designed operation’s organization structure, and managing a multi-million dollar operating budget. The MD of Ops is also responsible for anticipating and maintaining a vision for the future operational needs and for recommending strategies, priorities, and projects that will best achieve KIPP Texas’s strategic goals and objectives.
The role is an ideal opportunity for a highly motivated, collaborative, results-driven and service minded leader with a passion for fighting to close the achievement gap in Texas. We are looking for a leader who can see the bigger picture and manage the day to day operations as well as lead locally in Houston and collaborate more broadly across Texas.
Operations oversight and performance
Build a community of school operations leaders and the support structure for 29+ schools in Houston, providing them with leadership training, professional development opportunities, sharing of best practices, team building, standard policies, procedures, and best practices
Build and standardize a statewide community of student transportation leaders and the organizational management structure across the 4 cities, supporting them with leadership training, professional development opportunities, sharing of best practices, team building, standard policies, and procedures
Develop standard KPIs and accountability systems to drive performance and measure success for school operations and student transportation
Lead and introduce new technologies which improve service, lowers costs, and drives efficiencies across both school operations and student busing functions
Support the statewide Construction and Facilities teams on executing KIPP Texas - Houston’s growth plan by the opening of new schools and campuses on time and on budget
Financial performance and oversight
Skills and Qualifications
Experience and Background
Personal Values and Leadership Style
Compensation and Benefits
Salary is based on years of experience, degree of education, and level of expertise. A competitive benefits package is also offered.
KIPP is a non-profit network of 200 college-preparatory, public charter schools educating elementary, middle, and high school students. We believe that all students will learn and achieve at high levels if given the opportunity. Our mission is to help students develop the knowledge, skills, and character strengths they need to seize those opportunities. Great education transforms lives.
KIPP provides equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees.
As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.