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Director of Campus Operations - Various Campuses (2019-2020)

Department: Operations
Location: Houston, TX

POSITION: Director of Campus Operations 

REPORTS TO: School Director 

POSITION TYPE: 12-month 

LOCATION: Houston, Texas  

THE CHALLENGE 

Across the nation, only half of all students from low-income communities graduate from high school and only 10% earn a college degree. Even though 85% of our students are economically disadvantaged, YES Prep provides evidence that different outcomes are possible. Eighty-seven (87%) of YES Prep alumni matriculate to college within one year and alumni like Eddie Zapata are earning their college degrees at five times the rate of their peers with similar socioeconomic backgrounds. How do we do this? Each of YES Prep’s 18 campuses serves 6th-12th graders like Monique Bowie. Students typically enter YES Prep one or more grade levels behind, but quickly find themselves on a different life trajectory. This is a result of transformative relationships with teachers and leaders, and access to excellent educational opportunities. 

As the first minority-majority city, Houston’s schools cannot keep up with demand from students like Eddie and Monique. Houston is the 4th largest city (on track to become the 3rd), and this booming population translates into 2,000 families on YES Prep’s waitlist. YES Prep’s student enrollment is estimated to grow 31% between now and 2023 (from just over 13,000 students currently to 17,000).  

THE OPPORTUNITY 

YES Prep needs a dynamic Director of Campus Operations with a diverse set of experiences, to make our mission a reality. As a YES Prep employee, you will achieve jaw-dropping results, create pathways to opportunity for our students, build transformative relationships, and eliminate educational inequities to advance social justice.  

To put it simply, you will play an integral role in setting the vision and overseeing the execution of all campus business operations. This position will lead operational priorities with fidelity and will apply best practices incorporating innovation that will ultimately impact student achievement outcomes. 

THE ROLE 

When you join the YES Prep team, some of the exciting work and responsibilities will include: 

  • Promoting innovation on campus through implementation of strategic operational systems and processes 

  • In alignment with School Director, developing and managing effective school systems and long-term strategy with respect to school sustainability 

  • Managing the school-based budget in conjunction and consultation with the School Director 

  • Analyzing campus financials to establish spending strategies in accordance with School Director’s campus vision 

  • Facilitating, developing, and implementing of school’s Master Schedule in consultation and partnership with the School Director, Director of Academics, and/or Director of College Counseling, and utilizing school admin and leadership staff 

  • Leading implementation of Home Office Operations initiatives on campus in accordance with state and federal compliance 

  • Serving on school-based leadership team 

  • Managing campus operations staff: focusing on task execution as well as professional growth 

  • Providing and/or supervising required reports for all school operations including, but not limited to, enrollment, attendance, accounting funds, payroll, nutrition, and transportation 

  • Overseeing daily administrative operations, including establishing work priorities and assisting in resolving problems related to day-to-day operations of the school 

  • Implementing efficient and effective operational systems to maintain entire campus, including front/admin office(s), reception, storage rooms, conference rooms and other common areas 

  • Ensuring all classes and duties are covered when staff members do not report to work 

  • Ensuring proactive planning and training around all emergency operating procedures 

  • Maintaining campus security in accordance with local, state, and federal laws 

  • Overseeing, coordinating, maintaining and/or processing payroll time sheets, sick and annual leave documents, travel reimbursements, purchasing documents and/or employment documents for school-based faculty and staff 

  • Ensuring the fidelity of school-based record maintenance 

  • Supervising the school’s auxiliary services – transportation, food service and vendor relationships 

  • Maintaining and/or supervising cash receipts and disbursement journals 

  • Managing and inspecting the use of the YES campus, plant and grounds, supervising the maintenance to the physical plant and grounds to ensure a clean, orderly and safe environment 

  • Making operational, scheduling, and facility-management decisions regarding students and staff after reasonable and appropriate measures have been taken to gather important data and information; solicit input from outside sources when appropriate 

  • Demonstrating trustworthiness in dealing with confidential matters 

  • Aiding the Talent Support team in the acquisition and on-boarding of new employees and the exit of former employees 

  • Additional duties as assigned 

THE PERSON 

We seek staff with diverse backgrounds, talents, interests, and ideas. Certain traits consistently shine through for our most successful employees: passion for the mission, drive for results, care for students, resilience, and humility. Other traits needed and desired for this role are:  

THE MUST HAVES 

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year educational institution 

  • 3-5 years of business, operational and managerial experience 

  • Team management experience required 

  • Vendor management experience preferred 

  • Excellent communication, public relations, and interpersonal skills 

  • Excellence organizational skills 

  • Ability to evaluate problems and implement effective and creative solutions 

  • Initiator, problem-solver, and creative thinker 

  • Belief in and commitment to the mission and core value of YES Prep Public Schools 

  • Openness to giving and receiving frequent feedback 

  • Demonstrated ability to work on a team 

  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and initiatives at once 

  • Ability to maintain emotional control under stress 

BENEFITS OF WORKING AT YES PREP 

  • Compensation –This position is an exempt, salaried position; our salary offers commensurate with experience. 

  • Health and Supplemental Insurance –  A $0.00 medical option that includes $600 towards a Health Savings Account, in addition to a variety of supplemental benefits including Dental, Vision, Short and Long Term Disability, Pet Insurance, Life, etc. 

  • Paid Time Off– 15 days of Paid Time Off in addition to the system closures of our Academic Calendar 

  • Paid Leave Programming – In the event you need to be out due to a medical reason, YES Prep offers up to 12 weeks of full paid leave 

  • Professional Development - YES Prep values longevity and performance over time through our Commit to Five program. We invest in developing leaders through high-quality programs, effective coaching, and ongoing professional development.  

WE ARE DEEPLY COMMITTED TO EQUITY & DIVERSITY 

YES Prep strives to recruit a diverse team of leaders. We believe there is a transformative academic and social benefit for students when their teachers and leaders reflect a diversity of backgrounds. Ninety-seven percent (97%) of staff members agree that the organization provides a welcoming environment given their background and identity according to our latest system survey. 

YES Prep is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or parenthood. 

THE NEXT STEPS  

If this sounds like your just right job, please apply here. If you are not sure this opportunity is for you, are simply curious, or know someone who would be perfect, please reach out to our Talent Acquisition team to be connected to a recruiter at talent@yesprep.org

Selection Process

The selection process will follow the below timeline:

  • Application window: December 10, 2018- January 13, 2019
  • Candidates moving forward will be notified of selection activities on January 17, 2019
  • Candidates must submit selection activities by January 20th 2019 at 11:59 pm CST
  • Final Interviews will take place from January 28, 2019- February 8, 2019

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