Director of Operations

Digital Pioneers Academy - Washington, DC - Full time


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The Director of Operations will be responsible for managing the start up functions and daily operations for Digital Pioneers Academy. This is a full time position. We are looking for a leader in organizational management with a successful track record. There will be special consideration for those who are motivated to work for an educational reform institution. The ideal candidate will have experience working in education operations, preferably for a charter school.

The Director of Operations will:

  • Work with the school Principal and CEO to develop and manage the school’s budget
  • Oversee all financial and accounting activities, prepare periodic reports on the financial status of the school, including charter, legal and regulatory compliance.
  • Maintain accurate records of financial transactions and submit them for processing
  • Collaborate with the CEO and principal to create and monitor an annual organization budget.
  • Develop and ensure the timely implementation of all items on the workplan
  • Liaise with leadership to make decisions for operational activities and set strategic goals
  • Collaborate with the board finance committee and an independent auditor to develop accurate and timely public audits for the organization.
  • Manage critical operations functions, including transportation, food service, and related subcontractors.
  • Manage relationships/agreements with external partners/vendors
  • Oversee contracted agents for the organization including lawyers, recruiters, bankers, real estate brokers, marketing consultants, public relations professionals, etc.
  • Prepare DPA for start up mission critical functions for Fall 2018
  • Provide oversight of the planning and execution of school special events, 
  • Ensure compliance with all state, federal, and local regulations
  • Manage the school’s facilities.
  • Maintain the school’s technology infrastructure.
  • Make procurement decisions for hardware and software, in partnership with the leadership team
  • Provide technology support to new staff members
  • Oversee student enrollment and the school’s relationship with My School DC

Candidate Requirements:

  • Proven experience as Director of Operations or equivalent position
  • Excellent organizational and leadership abilities
  • Outstanding communication and people skills
  • Knowledge of legal rules and guidelines in education
  • Working knowledge of data analysis and performance/operation metrics
  • Comfort with technology; moderate to advanced skills in navigating computer hardware and software.
  • Familiarity with MS Office and various project management software
  • BSc/BA in business administration or relevant field; MSc/MA will be a plus
  • Demonstrated passion for improving educational outcomes

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Experience Level

Mid Level

Digital Pioneers Academy

The mission of Digital Pioneers Academy (DPA) is to develop the next generation of innovators.

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