$80K — $100K *
Director of Operations
The Director of Operations is the operational leader of KIPP Kansas City. S/he is critical to the successful and efficient running of KIPP KC schools. The operations team’s goal is to ensure the efficient running of the school so that school teams spend their time and effort on academic and instructional goals, not operational concerns. The DOO will lead his/her team to meet this bar.
The Director of Operations will report to the Executive Director and is responsible for the fiscal and operational health of the organization. S/he will manage the School Ops Managers, Front Office team, and all outside vendors/service providers.S/he will be an individual who embraces innovation and continuous improvement, is willing to get his/her hands dirty, and relishes the challenge of finding ways to work smarter and more efficiently
School Operations - The DOO manages the school operations team to ensure the smooth and efficient running of the school. This includes routines and procedures, scheduling, and data as well as other support needed by principals and their school leadership teams.
Vendor Management – The DOO manages all vendor relations and ops staff at KIPP, ensuring they meet KIPP’s vision for operational excellence. This includes food service, transportation, security, maintenance, custodial, IT, and copiers, among other external relationships that aren’t academic in nature.
Financial Oversight- The DOO manages the financial health of KIPP KC including overseeing bill payment, treasury functions, contracts, reporting to the Finance Committee of the board, and ensuring the organization has a clean audit, and giving budget guidance to the executive director and school teams.
Data and Records – Responsible for data reporting to DESE, KIPP, and other partners as well as making important academic and culture data available to school teams.
H.R. and Legal – responsible for managing all H.R. processes including payroll and benefits as well as ensuring adequate insurance coverage and legal compliance for KIPP KC
Beliefs and Qualities
Flexible - Adjusts quickly to changing priorities and conditions. Copes effectively with complexity and change.
Efficient - Able to produce significant output with minimal wasted effort.
Proactive - Acts without being told what to do. Identifies problems and solutions quickly. Brings suggested processes to the academic team, rather than waiting on requests from the team.
Curious – willing to learn new things, and open to new, better ways of running processes. Always looking for ways to run the front office more effectively.
Integrity—Does not take shortcuts. Earns trust and maintains confidences. Speaks plainly and truthfully.
Follow through — Lives up to verbal and written agreements
Valid through: 8/24/2020