Associate Director, Operations

Achievement First - Multiple Locations - Full time

At five of its schools, Achievement First, a non-profit charter school management organization in NY, CT, and RI, runs an innovative school model called Greenfield: a redesign of middle and high school with the goal of dramatically increasing college persistence. The Greenfield schools provide high-quality instruction within a nurturing school community focused on developing self-motivated learners, problem-solvers and leaders.

The Associate Director of Operations role is an extraordinary opportunity for a former educator and/or professional with operations experience to work closely with a high performing, innovative team. The Associate Director will play a critical role in managing the operationalization of our curriculum, assessment and academic reporting as well as supporting the operations of other Greenfield projects and new initiatives to help create and codify strategies for the team. The right candidate will spike across key operational functions, be an excellent project manager who is able to see projects through from start to finish, navigating through ambiguity to reach clarity across stakeholder groups. The position will require cross-functional work with several Network Support teams; a collaborative spirit and outcomes orientation is a must. 

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Manage the Curriculum Development Strategy to ensure that resources are produced and shared with Greenfield schools.
    • Oversee and manage the curriculum process to ensure resources are delivered to schools without errors and in a format that can be administered with consistency across all schools.
    • Lead the feedback collection, analysis, and review cycles throughout the year to gather input from schools and support Team Greenfield in responding to that feedback.
    • Partner with other members of the Greenfield team to analyze the success of the strategy in the current school year and use that information to revise the strategy for the future school year and beyond.
  • Serve as the liaison to schools to make sure they can execute on our curriculum:
    • Manage a calendar of instructional resource publication dates and provide ongoing updates to schools about the availability of resources.
    • Develop consistently clear communication to school leaders and school based operations leaders sharing changes to our instructional resource strategy, deliverables, and scope of work.
  • Coordinate across curriculum developers and schools to ensure the team’s effectiveness.
    • Serve as the primary project manager for curriculum publishing workflow throughout the year, ensuring that decisions are made and products are delivered on time.
    • Communicate key decisions and timelines to Team Greenfield
    • Facilitate communication and coordination across multiple stakeholders and teams including, Team Teaching & Learning, Team Special Services, Team Systems & Data, and Team Operations both proactively and as challenges arise.
    • Play a critical role in improving knowledge management practices across the team.
  • Communicate and coordinate around the implementation of our assessment strategy.
    • Manage the development of weekly quizzes and interim assessments across our schools, including overseeing the assessment development and administration process, the integration with the reporting platform, and the structures for analyzing the data across the network.
    • Work with the AF network assessment team to deliver monthly communication to school leaders to clearly articulate critical information about our internal assessments, as well as state assessments.
    • Serve as the main point of contact for schools and the team when questions arise.

See the job description for additional details and application instructions: http://bit.ly/opsassociatedirector. 

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Locations

Brooklyn, New York
Providence, Rhode Island
New Haven, Connecticut

Role

K12 School Operations

Experience Level

Mid Level

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