[2021-22] Director of Operations Fellow

Position Details

  • Job Title: [2021-22] Director of Operations Fellow
  • Department: School Operations
  • Job Category: Director of Operations

The Opportunity

Harlem Village Academies is a community of educators working to build an urban school district based on the ideals and tenets of progressive education.  HVA is the lab school for the Progressive Education Institute.

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.

 

Qualifications

  • 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

 

Organizational Culture

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.

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