UP Education Network

Various Cities , Massachusetts

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Job Description

Director of Operations

Grade Level: All levels (K1-8)
Start Date: July 1, 2018
Locations: Boston, Lawrence, and Springfield MA

About UP Education Network
UP Education Network manages and operates six schools in Boston, Lawrence, and Springfield, MA. We serve over 3,000 elementary and middle school students. UP is invited by local school districts to restart chronically underperforming district schools as UP Academies. Each UP Academy shares the same mission: to ensure that students acquire the knowledge, skills, and strength of character necessary to succeed on the path to college and to achieve their full potential.

The Director of Operations will co-lead the school alongside the school's Principal. Both DOO and Principal oversee the school's leadership team and are charged with ensuring the effective management of the UP Education Network school model.

Specific Responsibilities
• Manage all systems within the school, including but not limited to arrival and dismissal procedures; breakfast, lunch, and snack distribution; uniform dispersal; student enrollment; and coverage for absent staff members
• Manage and oversee the school facility
• Manage the school budget process including annual budget development and systems to ensure that actual expenses are in line with budgeted expenses, as well as adhering to its fiscal policies and procedures, and ensure that school invoices are paid on time
• Manage student information database system
• Ensure school-wide compliance with health and safety laws, contracts, state education mandates and all federal and state workplace regulations
• Oversee creation and distribution of progress reports, report cards, and transcripts as necessary
• Oversee all school-based purchasing and procurement
• Oversee the maintenance of technology equipment and infrastructure, and ensure that technology issues do not interfere with instruction
• Work with appropriate staff to ensure hallway and general facility decorations, including student work, are updated and maintained regularly
• Ensure that school-based employees receive payroll and benefits in a timely and accurate manner
• Work to prepare for school authorizer site and renewal visits
• Manage visitor program for the school
• Manage office manager, special projects coordinator, community and family coordinator, food services staff, custodians, and other non-instructional staff

• A strong belief in UP Education Network’s core values: Students, Community, Humility, Resilience, and Humor
• Bachelor’s degree is required
• Current authorization to work in the United States – A candidate must have such authorization by his or her first day of employment

Compensation and Benefits
Your salary is commensurate with experience; UP Academy follows the salary scales of each UP Academy’s host school district. As an employee of UP Academy and your respective school district, you will receive the same access to personal and sick days, health insurance, and dental insurance as others within your union.

Working at UP Education Network
We know that great staff members directly lead to the success of our students. At UP, your career is shaped by:
Opportunities for immediate impact: UP offers a chance to bring best practices found in high-performing schools to students previously enrolled in struggling schools, and to rapidly unlock the potential of these students
Talented, mission-driven colleagues: Our staff is enthusiastic, dedicated, and willing to do “whatever it takes” to put every student on the path to college
Collaboration and teamwork: Staff members collaborate and work closely together on grade-level or content area teams, using data to track student performance as well as guide instructional practice
Consistent professional growth and development: Members of our staff typically have bi-weekly check-in meetings with their managers where they receive targeted coaching and support and the entire staff participates in weekly professional development sessions during the school year, kick-started by extensive training in August.

We encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds to apply for any open position in which they feel qualified. We believe that we have a responsibility to recruit, retain, develop, and reward a diverse and talented staff. Our students must be exposed on a daily basis to a diverse group of powerful role models - in their teachers, their school leaders, and their supporters in the network office. With this in mind, we are committed to recruiting the most talented individuals from the widest possible range of backgrounds to join our creative, mission-driven team.
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