Feb 03, 2020
Founding Operations Manager Featured
Founding Operations Manager – Los Angeles About College Track College Track is a comprehensive college completion program that empowers students from underserved communities to graduate from college. From ninth grade through college graduation, our 10-year program removes the academic, financial, and social-emotional barriers that prevent low-income and first-generation students from earning their college degree. In 1997, we started with 25 students in East Palo Alto, and today, we have twelve centers located in underserved communities across California, Colorado, Louisiana, and the D.C. Metro Area with more than 3,000 students on the path to upward social mobility. To learn more, please visit www.collegetrack.org. About College Track in the Los Angeles Area This year, College Track will expand to our 12th location – in Los Angeles. The Crenshaw District will be the home of our third College Track center in Los Angeles. College Track LA first opened in 2012 in the East Los Angeles community of Boyle Heights in partnership with the i.am.angel Foundation to serve students from Roosevelt High School. College Track Watts launched in 2015 in collaboration with the Wasserman Foundation to serve students from Jordan High School campus. Our sites offer students a safe space to succeed as members of a college-bound community. Together, our Los Angeles sites currently serve 685 students, including college freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Our third center, scheduled to open in Summer 2020, will recruit 75 9th graders each year from Crenshaw High School and Susan Miller Dorsey Senior High School, eventually serving 500 students at a time. Our expansion allows College Track LA to reach a compelling scale and enable us to diversify our student demographics. Our Impact College Track students graduate from college at a rate that is more than double the national average for low-income and first-generation students. Five years out of college, our graduates are employed full-time, and over 85% report earnings greater than their parents. By helping our students maximize the value of their four-year college degree, which includes minimizing student loan debt, securing internships, and limiting the need to work while in college--we prepare them to succeed in the 21st century economy. Our Values At College Track, our values drive the way we do our work, and we look for individuals who share our passion. We blend an entrepreneurial spirit with our nonprofit roots, cultivating a dynamic culture where everyone's contributions are valued and encouraged. COMMITMENT: We have an unwavering belief in our students. PASSION: We are dedicated to changing our nation’s college completion story. JOY: We create environments rich with smiles and laughter. AUTHENTICITY: We believe relationships matter. EXCELLENCE: Our students deserve nothing but the best. Position Overview Operations Managers are highly disciplined, efficient and organized. They develop and implement systems, structures and plans for site operations in a way that brings order and a sense of stability to the team and program participants. The Operations Manager role is to be nimble, able to remain focused and composed in the face of shifting and competing demands and ambiguity, while balancing student/family support and monitoring, with traditional administrative, operations and facilities management. Working in concert with the Site Director, Operations Managers exercise judgement and confidence to identify and elevate potential barriers to site success, while leveraging influence and organizing capacity in order to mobilize collaborative action, achieve goals, foster cooperation and promote compliance. Primary Responsibilities Include: Lead and Manage Site Operations: Successfully manage the day-to-day site operations, including office management, technology, facilities, event coordination, site safety, and vehicles. Direct and manage part-time and volunteer operations staff. Coordinate with full-time staff, part-time staff and volunteers across program departments. Manage front desk administration and facility projects including oversee the inventory of supplies. Serve as the central point of contact for technology inventory and work with the IT consultant to address technology needs. Also manage the use of College Track vehicles for transporting students home and to field trip destinations. Manage the Administration of Finance, Human Resources and Payroll: Support the Site Director with finance and accounting by gathering, analyzing, and reporting necessary data. This includes tracking and processing invoices and reimbursements for staff and vendors. Support site supervisors with employee onboarding, orienting them to sitewide policies and act as an HR and payroll liaison for all employees and volunteer staff. Oversee Data Monitoring and Reporting: Manage the tracking and reporting of student recruitment and enrollment. Update student contact and attendance records on an ongoing basis using student databases. Synthesize data to elevate insights and trends. Manage Student Scheduling and Attendance: Coordinate across departments to conduct planning meetings and complete workshop and enrollment templates. Implement and maintain schedules within Salesforce by partnering with site leadership and students. Train staff and students on attendance policy and procedures, holding them accountable to org-wide expectations and providing individualized/site-wide interventions, when necessary. Support Student Recruitment: Partner with Site Director in the annual student recruitment process through delivering presentations aimed at identifying and recruiting prospective students and overseeing the record keeping process. Student and Family Engagement: Foster productive relationships with students and families. Support enrollment and student success by ensuring that attendance policy is enacted sitewide, executing intervention and incentive processes, and analyzing sitewide attendance trends to identify potential need for program change. New/Special Projects: Additional projects, including event planning logistics, asassigned by the Site Director. Highest Priority Competencies Resolve: Focuses on delivering outcomes despite obstacles, takes setbacks in stride, and sees challenges as opportunities to grow. Can galvanize oneself and others towards goals and impact. Manage Self: Reliably prioritizes the highest impact work amongst competing demands, delegates effectively, holds self accountable for their team’s outcomes and produces quality work consistently. Set Goals, Plan and Achieve Results: Clearly sets high expectations, motivates others to action and holds others accountable across varying levels of positional authority. Identifies a manageable set of goals and progress indicators. Creates, monitors, and adjusts plans based on data. Proactively flags and mitigates risk, identifies root causes for challenges and effectively problem solves. Focuses effort and resources on meeting those goals. Emotional Intelligence: Demonstrates self-awareness, understands the perspectives of others and approaches interpersonal relationships with empathy. Collaboration: Builds and maintains positive working relationships with others, fosters cooperation and teamwork across their sphere of to expand organizational impact. Skills and Experience Required Ideally 5 years of experience managing the operations of an organization, program (ideally youth serving) or school; Demonstrated ability to create, implement and evaluate systems that support efficient operations and program delivery Demonstrable success using influence, vertically and across an organization, to manage to outcomes Interpersonal and communication skills that engender trust and facilitate relationship building with students, families and other community stakeholders, and the desire to connect and engage Basic aptitude and strong appetite to learn data and technology systems. Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, and Excel in particular, required. Experience with Salesforce or other databases, Google Suite, and budget software such as Adaptive preferred Four-year college degree (preferred); high school diploma or equivalent required Spanish language fluency (preferred) Valid driver’s license and clean driving record required and ability to pass College Track’s drivers clearance process Reporting Relationships Operations managers report to Site Directors. The number of direct reports varies by site type and location. Compensation and Benefits: College Track offers a competitive salary based on the organization’s compensation philosophy, which is grounded in market data. We also offer comprehensive health and welfare benefits and top of the market paid time off. We will only contact candidates chosen for further consideration. No phone inquiries please.
College Track Los Angeles, CA, USA Full-time