Director of Finance and Operations

TalentED Advisors - Los Angeles, California - Full time


This is an onsite opportunity, serving as part of Green Dot California’s home office team. Offices are located on South Hill St in Los Angeles, CA.

Eligibility to Work

Eligibility to work at a Green Dot location is contingent upon proof of vaccination status.

About Green Dot California

Green Dot Public Schools California is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help transform public education so ALL students graduate prepared for college, leadership and life. Unique in the nation for a major non-profit charter management organization, Green Dot is proving it can achieve better student outcomes with the same student population, lower per pupil funding than the district and a unionized workforce across our schools in Los Angeles.Green Dot Public Schools was founded in 1999 in direct response to the poor state of public high schools in the Los Angeles area. Traditional high schools were not graduating over 50% of their students, and those that were making it through were rarely prepared for college. 

The vast majority of the students failing out of the system were children from low-income families. Green Dot had a vision of creating small, successful public schools and in doing so, demonstrating to the school district and the public-at-large that there was a more effective way to provide public education in low-income and historically underserved areas. The U.S. Department of Education has featured Green Dot as a national leader in school turnarounds. To learn more about Green Dot Californiaplease visit our website.

About the Opportunity

As Director of Finance, you are responsible for developing and implementing GDPSC’s financial strategy. The Director of Finance will work closely with the Chief Business Officer to lead the organization on a long-term path of financial sustainability. The Director will also manage a team of four Operations and Finance Managers and will leverage the team to execute GDPSC’s financial strategy and operational goals. The Director’s team will be hyper focused on meeting GDPSC’s goal, goals such as meeting each school’s annual budget and enrollment targets. The Director of Finance will be a thoughtful collaborator who is mission-oriented, self-driven and has the ability to develop team members, is data-driven, has a high-level of personal accountability and can balance competing priorities at once, while bringing joy to the work.

What You’ll Do

The Director of Finance is responsible for the following in addition to any other projects as determined by their manager, the Chief Business Officer:

Financial Strategy

  • Work with the Chief Business Officer to develop and execute GDPSC’s long term financial strategy
  • Become an expert at California charter school funding
  • Manage GDPSC’s annual budget process by providing guidance, expertise and training to Chiefs, home office department heads and school principals
  • Review monthly financials, analyze trends, and provide senior management with financial updates on a monthly and quarterly basis
  • Develop monthly forecasts and present quarterly updates to GDPSC’s Board of Directors
  • Develop and maintain financial dashboards and provide up to date financial data and information to all CA stakeholders.
  • Manage GDPSC’s long term forecasting process (5 years)
  • Develop facility finance models and work with GDPSC’s partners to develop and finance school facilities

Operations and Team Management

  • Manage a team of four Operations and Finance Managers, leading team in achieving operational and financial goals
  • Lead team through budget and forecasting process
  • Coach and develop the team with an emphasis on implementing operational best practices at school sites
  • Guide team through the development and coaching of school site operational teams
  • In collaboration with the Director of Operations, develop and implement plans to meet GDPSC enrollment goals
  • Establish plans for continuous improvement at both the home office and school sites by codifying practices, automating where possible and utilizing feedback and reflection to consistently improve the performance and service of the finance and operations team
  • Develop and implement KPIs to measure and track team performance


  • 8 - 10 Minimum years of work experience in finance and operations.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, MBA preferred.

Why Work with Us

Together with families and communities, we create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose—college, career, and beyond—so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world. Working at Green Dot means that you will have:

  • Access to health care when you need it most. Whether it be medical, vision, dental, disability or life insurance, we’ve got you covered and offer a bevy of benefits to ensure that you and your family are taken care of during these uncertain times.
  • Support to plan for your future. Team members have the option to participate in a 401K retirement plan.
  • A community of learners. We are a community of learners who are dedicated to reflection and continual improvement. We are passionate about our content, committed to refining our practice, and incorporate curiosity and a love for learning in our classrooms.
  • A competitive compensation package. The salary range for this position is between $125,000- $135,000 and is based on experience.

Green Dot is an equal opportunity employer providing for employment or advancement without discrimination because of race, color, religion creed, political association, ancestry, gender, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, domestic violence or stalking victim status, national origin, citizenship, age, veteran status, pregnancy, handicap disability, genetic, genetic characteristics, or other protected status.

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K12 School Operations

Experience Level

Mid Level

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