MIDDLE SCHOOL DEAN OF OPERATIONS [2020-21]

Excel Academy Charter School ( learn more )

East Boston, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3248589
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : March 18, 2020
  • Starting Date: July 1, 2020

Job Description

Organization: Excel Academy Charter Schools
Job Title: Dean of Operations
Campus/Location: East Boston Campus

Organizational Overview

Founded in 2003 to provide a free, public, high-quality college preparatory education for the students of East Boston and Chelsea, Excel is proving that children’s ability to succeed in high school, college, and beyond is not determined by zip code. We have grown from one school serving approximately 200 students to a network of four schools serving more than 1,300 students, and our purpose and theory of change remains consistent: we believe that when a student has the support and tools to pursue a productive post-secondary pathway aligned with personal identity and values, it can fundamentally change his/her life trajectory. As a true public school, Excel is defined not by whom we exclude but by whom we include in our community. We are proud of the fact that we serve many students with special needs.

After 8 years of operating a small single-site middle school in East Boston, Excel was designated a “Proven Provider” by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and granted two additional charters to serve middle school students. After four more successful years, Excel Academy Charter High School opened in 2015. In spring 2019, we cheered on our foudning senior class as they became the first cohort to receive high school diplomas from Excel.



About the Role

The Dean of Operations serves as a member of the school’s leadership team and the leader of the school Operations Team, and manages all aspects of school operations. The Dean of Operations works to ensure the quality and efficiency of the school on a day-to-day basis, while also taking on medium-to-long term projects to improve the operations or programs of the school.



Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage all aspects of school operations:
    • Lead the school’s Operations Team and directly manage Operations Team members;
    • Promote an adult culture in which staff are invested in and uphold school-wide operational systems;
    • Ensure accuracy of school data and perform data analysis to support school initiatives;
    • Manage facility maintenance and ensure the appearance of the facility reflects the high expectations we hold for students;
    • Manage vendor relationships;
    • Maintain financial records and quality controls, and support school leaders with budget development;
    • Directly manage operational systems such as:
      • Staff schedules and space and resource assignments
      • School IT infrastructure
      • Standardized testing administration (interim assessments, state exams, diagnostic tests)
      • School enrollment projections and enrollment records
      • School nutrition program
      • Student transportation
  • Serve as a member of the school’s Leadership Team:
    • Plan and implement school initiatives together with school leadership;
    • Support development and execution of school-wide goals and priorities;
    • Participate in student-facing duties such as arrival, dismissal, and recess
  • Serve as a member of the organization-wide Operations Department
    • Meaningfully contribute in team professional development
    • Strive for continual improvement in school operations; disseminate and adopt best practices whenever possible
  • Serve as a productive member of the Excel community.
Compensation: Excel provides a competitive compensation package that includes benefits and is commensurate with experience.

Would you like to apply to this job?

Please visit http://www.excelacademy.org/join-our-team/ to learn more about working at Excel, and/or visit http://jobs.jobvite.com/excel to view a current list of career opportunities and submit an application. Applications will be reviewed as they are received; candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Administrator > Assistant Principal/Dean/Head
    Administrator > Director/Coordinator/Manager
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Excel Academy Charter School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • Qualifications
    • A bachelor’s degree required;
    • A minimum of three years of experience in an urban public school or charter school setting preferred, but not required;
    • The ability to speak Spanish preferred, but not required;
    • Excellent prioritization and time management skills, and a systematic approach to project management;
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
    • Experience in spreadsheet or database management preferred, but not required;
    • Demonstrated success in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment;
    • The ability to work effectively in a team environment and the willingness and desire to support others in doing their best work;
    • A commitment to working with underserved, urban youth; and
    • An unwavering commitment to and belief in the mission of Excel Academy Charter Schools, including Excel’s values and educational model

    Preference will be given to applicants who also:


    • Have experience in a public or charter school setting;
    • Speak Spanish, Portuguese or Arabic fluently;
    • Can speak to the importance of rigorous classroom instruction and culture;
    • Can speak to the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Bachelor degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work visa required
  • Contact Information

    • Stephanie Gendron , Director of Talent
    • 58 Moore Street
    • East Boston, Massachusetts 02128

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