Associate Director of Operational Systems
Do you believe that all students can achieve academic success? Are you passionate about leading adults and supporting them as they help students reach new heights in learning? Staff at Alpha have the opportunity to create and safeguard opportunities for students in under-resourced communities while collaborating with a joyful team of educators committed to sending our scholars to college.As the Associate Director of Operational Systems (ADOS) you will thrive in a dynamic startup environment. The ADOS will play a critical role in leading the internal operational functions at the network level to ensure that major operational systems at Alpha are working efficiently, accurately, and with strong accountability.We are seeking passionate individuals who embody Alpha’s mission, vision and core beliefs: leaders who believe that all students can learn, that our scholars belong in college, and that student growth is a reflection of the teacher’s practice. We are looking for leaders who are reflective in their practice and are willing to engage in conversations around educational equity and inclusivity. We're committed to finding leaders who value and amplify the diverse experiences of our staff and scholars and their families, and who care deeply about addressing the inequities that exist in education.What you’ll do…Oversee all major operational systems and processes at Alpha, including facilities, procurement, attendance, state reporting, data systems, and food service Facilitate improvement of network-wide systems and procedures Partner with the Associate Director of School Operations to ensure that school-based operations teams understand, learn, and follow Alpha’s operations systems and processes Manage the Regional Operations Associate and Regional Data & Operations Associate around strong execution of Alpha’s operational systems Manage the IT team at the network office Partner with the Chief Operating Officer on long-term strategy of operational systems and procedures at Alpha. Partner with network and school colleagues on a variety of critical medium and long-term projects You possess…Bachelor’s degree 3+ years of full-time work experience in school or central office operations required Experience with California school-based reporting systems (CALPADS, Student Information Systems, Attendance Reporting) strongly preferred Systems and Process Development: You are excited about creating clear systems and processes for problems that come up. You can create clear instructions and are able to communicate and teach these systems effectively to others. Project leadership: You have experience being the owner of various systems and processes. You can effectively manage others through setting clear goals and timelines, keeping a wide range of stakeholders accountable, and assessing progress for the successful completion of the project. People Management: You are able to effectively manage a team with different skills and competencies, with care, flexibility, and high expectations. You stand out by being...Systems-oriented: You are adept at creating and leading others to follow enduring systems and processes Detail-oriented with a bias towards action: You possess a conscientiousness around the details and you “sweat the small things”, and you are driven to operate with a strong sense of urgency. Experienced: You are experienced in school operations, and experienced working in communities similar to those Alpha serves. 80% of our scholars are from under-resourced communities and will be the first in their families to go to college. Our families predominately identify as Latina/o/x and/or Vietnamese. Join our team…To apply for this position, please submit a resume and cover letter online.Alpha Public Schools is a network of four high-performing public charter schools founded by a group of East San José mothers dedicated to helping transform their community. We have a strong growth mindset – as individuals, as an organization, and on behalf of our students and families. We want to be better tomorrow than we are today.As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability. We are strongly committed to hiring a diverse and multicultural staff and encourage applications from traditionally under-represented backgrounds.Salary is competitive and compensation includes a comprehensive benefits package.