Founding Head of Operations

Founding Head of Operations

Red Bridge Description Red Bridge is an independent K-8 school opening in San Francisco in September 2020. Red Bridge was founded as a demonstration school for a new model of education designed to foster a sense of agency in every student as the foundation for academic and life success. Student ownership is built into every system and structure of the school, so that students gradually take on more responsibility for their learning. This puts every student on the path to becoming a lifelong learner – so that no matter what the future looks like, they have the capacity to adapt and flourish.Staff at Red Bridge are models of lifelong learning: collaborating to design meaningful learning experiences for students, closely observing children’s development and needs, and creating and reflecting on new routines and systems. Red Bridge currently has two teaching roles: Learning Guide and Subject Expert. Learning Guides are the in-school advocate for each child and meet with each student weekly one-on-one to discuss their development as learners and community members. Subject Experts are primarily responsible for leading small-group instruction in their area of expertise, and for providing individual support in the subject as needed. Red Bridge has three core subjects: Communication, Computation and Observation.Position Overview As the head of operations, you are responsible for ensuring all school systems (physical and philosophical) are running smoothly so that student learning can take place. This involves managing the physical operations of the school, the human capital operations of the school, and the financial operations of the school.The head of operations is responsible for making sure the building and all the equipment is in working order, including working with contractors on repairs to the space or machinery; ensuring the proper functioning of electronics, including printers, copiers, projectors and screens; and overseeing janitorial services and all outside services and procurement. This also includes maintaining the digital learning environment from tracking and managing student devices, such as Chromebooks, to creating a secure and well-connected information technology infrastructure.The head of operations ensures students are safe online and offline. This involves staying on top of and applying best practices in digital safety. It also includes making sure the physical spaces is safe for students – running the proper safety drills, developing safe pick-up and drop-off practices, ensuring teachers are well-equipped in case of emergency, and know the proper procedures for responding.The head of operations provides onsite human resource management. This means assisting with personnel tasks related to the logistics around hiring, managing benefits tools, interviews and onboarding. The head of operations is in charge of some day-to-day school activities, such as coordinating student assessments, maintaining student records and running the selected SIS.The head of operations may also be responsible for tracking school finances and providing cash flow reports, depending on experience level. The head of operations will be responsible for basic bookkeeping and inventory, tuition and fee collection, developing RFPs for new services and managing existing contracts and relationships for all services and supplies including hot lunch, transportation, facilities maintenance, cleaning, security, classroom materials, and administrative supplies.The head of operations will work closely with and report to the head of school.QualificationsExperience Ideal candidates will have:• 5+ years work experience involving operations or management• experience working in a school setting, ideally K-12• MBA or MA in a related field• understanding of basic finance and accounting principles• excellent written communication skillsMindsetIdeal candidates will believe:• that collaboration yields better results• that thoughtful feedback is welcome and helpful for personal developmentWork habits Ideal candidates will consistently:• address issues proactively• take on a variety of tasks flexibly, as necessitated in the school’s early years• plan intentionally for the future with an unfailing attention to detail• maintain a well-organized and tidy work environment• demonstrate authentic enthusiasm for intellectual inquiry• model lifelong learning• work to create a culture of belonging for students, parents and colleaguesSteps to Apply Please make sure you have read all of the materials on our website. Red Bridge is a new model of school, and it’s important that you are excited to be on a founding team where you will be creating brand new systems, projects, documents, resources, etc. and that you are fully aligned with our mission.If you’re interested in applying e-mail jobs@redbridgesf.org with your resume and cover letter. Be sure to specify the name of the role you are applying for.Start Date July 2020 or sooner (for the 2020-2021 school year)What we offer 
  • Opportunity to be part of a founding team of motivated, intentional, life-long learners
  • Competitive compensation commensurate with experience
  • Health and dental benefits
  • Stipend for lifelong learning
  • Meaningful opportunities for professional development
Red Bridge Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, national origin, ethnic origin, citizenship status, disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law in its employment policies and other college administered programs. In addition, Red Bridge Education will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Red Bridge strives to have its faculty and student body reflect the diversity of the society in which they exist. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.