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School Operations Manager

Job Description

Join the team at Do & Be Arts Academy of Excellence (DBAE), a unique educational experience located in North Las Vegas, where we inspire and equip K-8th grade students to become the architects of their own world. Our mission emphasizes cultivating creativity, nurturing change-makers, and ensuring academic excellence through a quality performing arts and arts-integrated curriculum. By working with us, you won't just be embarking on a new job, but rather, you'll be contributing to an inspired vision, shaping young minds to create the world they envision. This is a powerful opportunity to be part of a passionate founding team, committed to transforming education and making a genuine difference in the lives of our students. At DBAE, you'll be part of something more than a school; you'll be part of a movement that values creativity, academic excellence, and the power of the arts in education.

 

Reports To

Principal 

 

Supervises

School operations support staff, custodian, bus driver, and lunch aides

 

Recommended Qualifications

DBAE is a founding school committed to a strong launch to our programming therefore the following qualifications are highly recommended for serious consideration of this role. 

 

  • 3+ years experience running operations for a charter school or similar organization. 

  • Comfort and experience defining and executing back-end systems (budget, payroll, data management ect.). 

  • Self-starter: Ability to work in a startup context, be flexible in responsibilities as the role evolves and as the school scales.  

  • Solutions-oriented: Identifies opportunities to strengthen work, resilient in the face of challenges. 

  • Detail-orientation: Strong background in creating organization systems for self and others. 

  • Proactive, positive communication: Thoughtfully keep others in the loop, support strong culture amongst staff, students, families, vendors. 

Core Competencies

  • Strategic Leadership: Ability to establish and implement a strategic operational plan that aligns with the school's mission and vision.  analyze situations and adopt effective courses of action,

  • Operational Excellence: Proficiency in managing the school's financial, human resources, and physical resources effectively and efficiently.

  • Leadership/Management: the ability to train, supervise, evaluate personnel, stay updated with technological advances in the field, accurately analyze situations and adopt effective courses of action, understand and work within the scope of authority, 

  • Communication Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills for clear and effective interaction with staff, students, parents, and other stakeholders.

  • Entrepreneurial Mindset: Ability to embrace challenges, take calculated risks, and drive change in a start-up environment.

  • Relationship Building: Capacity to build and maintain positive relationships within the school community, including staff, students, parents, and stakeholders.

  • Problem-Solving: Strong analytical skills to identify, assess, and resolve operational issues promptly and effectively.

  •  Technology Skills: Proficiency in using modern technology tools for administrative tasks, communication, and data management.

  • Compliance Management: Knowledge and understanding of relevant laws, regulations, and standards in education, ensuring the school's compliance.

Main Outcomes

  • Establish and maintain efficient operational systems that support the school's educational goals and objectives in order to ensure a 4 or 5 star rating at the end of year 1. 

  •  Develop and manage the school's budget, ensuring financial sustainability and accountability.

  • Creating and establishing rituals, routines, and procedures  that maintain and support a  positive school culture that aligns with the school's vision and mission.

  • Foster strong relationships with all stakeholders, promoting a sense of community and mutual respect.

  • Ensure the school's compliance with all relevant laws, regulations, and standards.

  • Implement and oversee a robust human resources strategy, including recruitment, retention, and professional development of staff.

  •  Drive continuous improvement by regularly evaluating operational systems and processes, and implementing necessary changes or enhancements.

Duties & Responsibilities

Student systems and enrollment

  • Manage applications and follow up communications with new families. 

  • Acquire students data systems

  • Attendance policies, systems. 

  • Documenting information for state reporting. 

 

Maintain strong financial and talent systems

  • Hiring and personnel systems – background checks, payment systems. 

    • Insurance systems. 

  • Manage school budget 

  • Requisition and procurement policies: 

  • Submitting proper reporting/compliance documents to back office provider

 

Manage day-to-day school operations

  • Food services RFP

  • Health and safety Plan

  • Facilities: Supporting the new facility acquisition, mapping out layout and classroom assignments. 

  • Responsible for school safety plan: disaster preparation, fire drills, student, staff and public safety, and student health. 

  • Acquire and manage inventory of school supplies and materials to support learning. 

  • Coordinate with the principal to maintain a positive, safe learning environment for students by enforcing the school discipline plan.  

 

Team Management + External partnerships

  • Directly manage and supervise office support personnel. 

  • Manage community use of school sites.  

  • Coordinate and support operations for school field trips. ​​

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and Growth Mindset

At DBAE, we value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential components of our educational model. The ideal candidate for this role will have a deep commitment to fostering a culturally responsive and inclusive classroom environment. They will embrace and celebrate the diverse identities and backgrounds of our students, creating a space where all students feel valued, respected, and empowered. Additionally, the candidate should embody a growth mindset, promoting the belief that all students can learn and succeed with effort, perseverance, and support.

We believe that every child has the potential to Do & Be anything. If you share this belief and are passionate about theatre arts education, we invite you to apply and join us in making a difference in the lives of our students.

As an equal opportunity employer, Do & Be Arts Academy of Excellence hires without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other category protected by applicable law. The physical demands of this role include standing, sitting, walking, clear communication via speech, vision, and hearing, using hands for simple grasping and fine manipulations, bending, squatting, crawling, climbing, reaching, and the ability to lift, carry, push or pull weights up to 30 pounds.

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