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Dean of Operations - Hiawatha Academies, Minneapolis

Posted on 2019-06-11 12:27:43 PM

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Hiawatha Academies<https://nam05.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fhiawathaacademies.org%2F&data=01%7C01%7Cedpost_web_o365%40stcloudstate.edu%7Cbb70beaa76c845029f1508d6ee921b57%7C5e40e2ed600b4eeaa9851d0c9dcca629%7C0&sdata=fGuy0XxLzWdeuaq32uT%2Fe89gWo5%2BAaK1chbRKJkYi0M%3D&reserved=0> is a growing network of high-performing, K-12 open enrollment public charter schools. We are driven by our mission that &#8220;All Hiawatha Academies scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.&#8221; We have demonstrated success in student achievement, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as Beating the Odds Schools. Hiawatha Academies is proof<https://nam05.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fhiawathaacademies.org%2Fstudents-and-families%2Fstudent-and-school-awards%2F&data=01%7C01%7Cedpost_web_o365%40stcloudstate.edu%7Cbb70beaa76c845029f1508d6ee921b57%7C5e40e2ed600b4eeaa9851d0c9dcca629%7C0&sdata=Y%2F5i4orRUQfaNL2XD07YQW5Z0wlFlKIGydDXJTZBnCY%3D&reserved=0> of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve. Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Northrop<https://nam05.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fhiawathaacademies.org%2Four-schools%2Fhla-northrop%2F&data=01%7C01%7Cedpost_web_o365%40stcloudstate.edu%7Cbb70beaa76c845029f1508d6ee921b57%7C5e40e2ed600b4eeaa9851d0c9dcca629%7C0&sdata=ZABYclXeXROi22GXA2ujIZ4mqLOq8T5EjACngBeS0ug%3D&reserved=0> (HLA-Northrop) opened HLA-Northrop, its second elementary school, in the fall of 2013. HLA-Northrop currently serves kindergarten through fourth-grade scholars. TO APPLY: Qualified, passionate, and equity driven individuals should apply online &#8211; here<https://nam05.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsforce.co%2F2V1g7lw&data=01%7C01%7Cedpost_web_o365%40stcloudstate.edu%7Cbb70beaa76c845029f1508d6ee921b57%7C5e40e2ed600b4eeaa9851d0c9dcca629%7C0&sdata=ZJF3Kgs9Wf3R42EbR7MoaOnubYdGf1TYK%2B%2FCVRb2H3E%3D&reserved=0>. Job Description The Director of Operations is responsible for setting a powerful vision for supporting student achievement through the management of campus operations. The Director of Operations will manage school technology platforms, volunteer coordination, state reporting, finances, and other daily operations for HLA-Northrop. We passionately believe that smooth and effective operations allow the instructional team to focus on our instructional and community centered program. As a member of the HLA-Northrop school leadership team, this role will work in constant collaboration with the school principal. Candidates that are selected for an interview will receive additional information regarding the specific roles and responsibilities on the senior management team. Responsibilities: People Management and Development * Manage the campus operations team * Collect and analyze operational performance data to facilitate continuous improvement with operations staff * Coach and develop the campus operations team * Contribute actively and productively to the Campus Leadership Team * Serve as a member of the Campus Leadership Team * Collaborate on campus initiatives to facilitate a positive and productive organizational culture for students and staff Financial Management / Procurement * Collaborate with Principal on the management of the campus budget * Oversee all campus contracts and procurement systems from start to finish (ex. transportation, food service etc.) * Prepare all campus invoices and deposits * Maintain accurate records and inventories of all campus purchases * Manage inventory of campus supplies (ex. office, copier, uniforms) Compliance Reporting * Coordinate the campus-based collection of statewide reporting data and entry into online systems and ensure accuracy * Coordinate the submission of all required state and federal reports (MARSS, DIRS, CliCs, transportation, etc.) * Coordinate additional compliance with other agencies (e.g. MDE, MDH, etc.) * Ensure accurate school records are kept for all domains of operations Manage Food Service Program * Oversee entire food service program (staff, vendor, finances, etc.) * Oversee supervision of mealtimes and food Manage School Facilities * Maintain a safe, attractive, and functional physical learning environment for students * Oversee facilities maintenance systems (repairs, lawn care, snow removal, elevators, boilers, etc.) * Manage facility security systems * Maintain facility compliance with city and state regulations Manage and coordinate transportation * Manage all transportation services for the campus * Manage and coordinate school-wide arrival and dismissal systems * Manage transportation vendor relationship and performance * Manage route creation and communication with families Safety and Security * Oversee all school-wide safety planning, training and drills as required by the State of Minnesota * Manage and maintain school security systems, policies, and protocols Recruitment and Enrollment * Sets the campus vision for enrollment in coordination with the leadership team and the Senior Director of Enrollment * Oversees from beginning to end the processes for recruiting and enrolling students * Ensure student recruitment totals are met Manage School Technology and Data Platforms * Manage IT support services and infrastructure * Administer staff and student data platforms (e.g. Infinite Campus, Google, SharePoint, etc.) * Prepare and lead quarterly data analysis and report card process with staff * Implement new technologies and technology services as applicable Assessment Data Management and Analysis * Serve as campus assessment coordinator for all assessments * Manage assessment preparation, training, scheduling, and implementation * Ensure timely submission of all assessment data to the Director of Data and Analytics Human Resources * Complete new hire processing steps in collaboration with the Director of Human Resources * Prepare all staff reimbursements for submission * Manage campus timesheet processing and submission * Manage PTO records systems Other * Regular and reliable attendance on the school site * Manage school wide event planning (ie. parent conferences, orientations, etc.) * Manage systems related to campus volunteers and visitors * Implement other projects as needed from the Principal TO APPLY: Qualified, passionate, and equity driven individuals should apply online &#8211; here<https://nam05.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsforce.co%2F2V1g7lw&data=01%7C01%7Cedpost_web_o365%40stcloudstate.edu%7Cbb70beaa76c845029f1508d6ee921b57%7C5e40e2ed600b4eeaa9851d0c9dcca629%7C0&sdata=ZJF3Kgs9Wf3R42EbR7MoaOnubYdGf1TYK%2B%2FCVRb2H3E%3D&reserved=0>. Perform other duties as required and assigned The Director of Operations must demonstrate knowledge of and support Hiawatha Academies&#8217; mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior. Core Value and Beliefs All Hiawatha Staff must demonstrate a passionate belief in and commitment to the following core values and equity vision: 1) Children are at the center of everything we do. 2) Our mission requires bold thought and action. 3) We choose optimism. 4) We push ourselves to improve. 5) We are stronger together. 6) We create fun and a little weirdness. Equity Vision To honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world. To learn more about our equity vision, click here<https://nam05.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fhiawathaacademies.org%2Fabout-hiawatha%2Fclosing-the-opportunity-gap%2F&data=01%7C01%7Cedpost_web_o365%40stcloudstate.edu%7Cbb70beaa76c845029f1508d6ee921b57%7C5e40e2ed600b4eeaa9851d0c9dcca629%7C0&sdata=xGU9lthP%2Fi7RiwqDZ2E8ZGDhSCyQSiARQ1FUEF4zfw0%3D&reserved=0>. Hiawatha Employment Logistics Hours are subject to change. * Hiawatha Academies elementary students&#8217; school day is from 7:10 am-3:00 pm, Monday-Thursday and 7:10 am-1:15 pm on Friday. * Staff must be present from 7:00 am-3:15 pm, Monday-Friday, or until all duties are completed for the next day. * Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 1:45 pm-3:15 pm. * All Hiawatha Staff are expected to attend and participate in all family events at the school. Skills & Qualifications Required: * Bachelor&#8217;s Degree or equivalent relevant work experience * Exceptional attention to detail and ability to creatively develop and manage systems * Ability to effectively work with a wide variety of stakeholders * Demonstrated problem solving and customer service skills * Excellent communication, interpersonal skills and ability to build trust with colleagues * Self-starter and ability to proactively identify solutions * Ability to exercise excellent judgment in decision-making * Ability to demonstrate flexibility * Ability to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment * Ability to learn and manage the budgeting process, laws, rules, procedures, and programs specifically related to the operation of a Minnesota charter school Highly Preferred: * Master&#8217;s degree * Bilingual or multilingual (Oromo, Amharic, Spanish, Somali, and / or Hmong) * Previous experience in schools Compensation Salary for this position is competitive and based on prior experience. Hiawatha offers a collaborative and committed team of colleagues, and a comprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental, life, and retirement. Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity We believe that diversity is strength, and we are committed to maintaining an inclusive, multicultural network. We are an equal-opportunity employer and welcome all qualified applicants. 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Hiawatha Academies is a growing network of high-performing, K-12 open enrollment public charter schools.  We are driven by our mission that “All Hiawatha Academies scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.”

We have demonstrated success in student achievement, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as Beating the Odds Schools.  Hiawatha Academies is proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.


Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Northrop (HLA-Northrop) opened HLA-Northrop, its second elementary school, in the fall of 2013. HLA-Northrop currently serves kindergarten through fourth-grade scholars.

TO APPLY: Qualified, passionate, and equity driven individuals should apply online – here.    

Job Description


The Director of Operations is responsible for setting a powerful vision for supporting student achievement through the management of campus operations. The Director of Operations will manage school technology platforms, volunteer coordination, state reporting, finances, and other daily operations for HLA-Northrop.  We passionately believe that smooth and effective operations allow the instructional team to focus on our instructional and community centered program. As a member of the HLA-Northrop school leadership team, this role will work in constant collaboration with the school principal.

Candidates that are selected for an interview will receive additional information regarding the specific roles and responsibilities on the senior management team.

Responsibilities:


People Management and Development

  • Manage the campus operations team
  • Collect and analyze operational performance data to facilitate continuous improvement with operations staff
  • Coach and develop the campus operations team
  • Contribute actively and productively to the Campus Leadership Team
  • Serve as a member of the Campus Leadership Team
  • Collaborate on campus initiatives to facilitate a positive and productive organizational culture for students and staff


Financial Management / Procurement

  • Collaborate with Principal on the management of the campus budget
  • Oversee all campus contracts and procurement systems from start to finish (ex. transportation, food service etc.)
  • Prepare all campus invoices and deposits
  • Maintain accurate records and inventories of all campus purchases
  • Manage inventory of campus supplies (ex. office, copier, uniforms)


Compliance Reporting

  • Coordinate the campus-based collection of statewide reporting data and entry into online systems and ensure accuracy
  • Coordinate the submission of all required state and federal reports (MARSS, DIRS, CliCs, transportation, etc.)
  • Coordinate additional compliance with other agencies (e.g. MDE, MDH, etc.)
  • Ensure accurate school records are kept for all domains of operations


Manage Food Service Program

  • Oversee entire food service program (staff, vendor, finances, etc.)
  • Oversee supervision of mealtimes and food


Manage School Facilities

  • Maintain a safe, attractive, and functional physical learning environment for students
  • Oversee facilities maintenance systems (repairs, lawn care, snow removal, elevators, boilers, etc.)
  • Manage facility security systems
  • Maintain facility compliance with city and state regulations


Manage and coordinate transportation

  • Manage all transportation services for the campus
  • Manage and coordinate school-wide arrival and dismissal systems
  • Manage transportation vendor relationship and performance
  • Manage route creation and communication with families


Safety and Security

  • Oversee all school-wide safety planning, training and drills as required by the State of Minnesota
  • Manage and maintain school security systems, policies, and protocols


Recruitment and Enrollment

  • Sets the campus vision for enrollment in coordination with the leadership team and the Senior Director of Enrollment
  • Oversees from beginning to end the processes for recruiting and enrolling students
  • Ensure student recruitment totals are met


Manage School Technology and Data Platforms

  • Manage IT support services and infrastructure
  • Administer staff and student data platforms (e.g. Infinite Campus, Google, SharePoint, etc.)
  • Prepare and lead quarterly data analysis and report card process with staff
  • Implement new technologies and technology services as applicable


Assessment Data Management and Analysis

  • Serve as campus assessment coordinator for all assessments
  • Manage assessment preparation, training, scheduling, and implementation
  • Ensure timely submission of all assessment data to the Director of Data and Analytics


Human Resources

  • Complete new hire processing steps in collaboration with the Director of Human Resources
  • Prepare all staff reimbursements for submission
  • Manage campus timesheet processing and submission
  • Manage PTO records systems


Other

  • Regular and reliable attendance on the school site
  • Manage school wide event planning (ie. parent conferences, orientations, etc.)
  • Manage systems related to campus volunteers and visitors
  • Implement other projects as needed from the Principal

TO APPLY: Qualified, passionate, and equity driven individuals should apply online – here.    

Perform other duties as required and assigned

 

The Director of Operations  must demonstrate knowledge of and support Hiawatha Academies’ mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.


Core Value and Beliefs

All Hiawatha Staff must demonstrate a passionate belief in and commitment to the following core values and equity vision:


1) Children are at the center of everything we do.

2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3) We choose optimism.

4) We push ourselves to improve.

5) We are stronger together.

6) We create fun and a little weirdness.


Equity Vision

To honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world.  To learn more about our equity vision, click here.


Hiawatha Employment Logistics

Hours are subject to change.

  • Hiawatha Academies elementary students’ school day is from 7:10 am-3:00 pm, Monday-Thursday and 7:10 am-1:15 pm on Friday.
  • Staff must be present from 7:00 am-3:15 pm, Monday-Friday, or until all duties are completed for the next day.
  • Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 1:45 pm-3:15 pm.
  • All Hiawatha Staff are expected to attend and participate in all family events at the school.

Skills & Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent relevant work experience
  • Exceptional attention to detail and ability to creatively develop and manage systems
  • Ability to effectively work with a wide variety of stakeholders
  • Demonstrated problem solving and customer service skills
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills and ability to build trust with colleagues
  • Self-starter and ability to proactively identify solutions    
  • Ability to exercise excellent judgment in decision-making
  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Ability to learn and manage the budgeting process, laws, rules, procedures, and programs specifically related to the operation of a Minnesota charter school


Highly Preferred:

  • Master’s degree
  • Bilingual or multilingual (Oromo, Amharic, Spanish, Somali, and / or Hmong)
  • Previous experience in schools


Compensation

Salary for this position is competitive and based on prior experience. Hiawatha offers a collaborative and committed team of colleagues, and a comprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental, life, and retirement.


Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

We believe that diversity is strength, and we are committed to maintaining an inclusive, multicultural network. We are an equal-opportunity employer and welcome all qualified applicants.

TO APPLY: Qualified, passionate, and equity driven individuals should apply online – here.    




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Michelle Dyer 

Director of Talent Recruitment

(gender pronouns:  she, her, hers)

 HiawathaAcademiesColorH

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Michelle Dyer 

Director of Talent Recruitment

(gender pronouns:  she, her, hers)

 HiawathaAcademiesColorH

www.hiawathaacademies.org l facebook l Join our Team!