At HVA, we know running exceptional schools takes more than great instruction—it also takes exemplary operations! Our operations teams work relentlessly to ensure that our faculty maximizes time and energy on student achievement. We design, implement, and refine systems that anticipate the needs of our school community. As service-oriented leaders, we tackle problems, share standard methodologies across campuses, and respond to urgent needs. We partner to build an academic and cultural environment which supports our ultimate goal: ensuring that every student will earn a college degree.
The Director of Operations Fellowship is a year-long, full-time program that prepares you to become a Director of Operations (DOO) of a Harlem Village Academies school. As DOO, you work alongside your Principal to ensure your students receive an exemplary education.
Throughout the year-long Fellowship, the DOO Fellow will be placed at an existing HVA school with a Host DOO and serve as full-time members of the school's operations team. They engage in operations work at their host school, tackle HVA-wide operations projects, and conduct observations and analysis of operational systems. The DOO Fellow will be responsible for completing a variety of pre-determined deliverables designed to provide active learning that supports the development of their leadership.
Passionate commitment to improve the minds, characters, and lives of students both in and out of school
Strong critical thinking skills
Demonstrated grit and personal responsibility
Ability to think strategically and innovatively, in order to continuously improve school operations
High quality written and verbal communications skills with multiple partners including teachers, students, families, vendors, and colleagues
Ability to have difficult conversations in a respectful manner
Dedication to continual professional growth
Strong organizational skills; careful attention to detail and follow-through
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment; flexible, able to work autonomously as well as take direction as needed
Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office, Word, Excel and Access
Strong time management skills; ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and meet tight deadlines
Ability to maintain a calm, professional attitude in the face of challenging demands and external pressures
Our team is passionately committed to the vision and values of Harlem Village Academies; have a positive mindset; a very strong work ethic; and an inner drive for excellence. The ideal candidate will thrive working within an entrepreneurial and results-driven environment.
Harlem Village Academies is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to diversity among our staff. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.