Deputy Director of Operations
Deputy Director of Operations
Lee Montessori Public Charter Schools seeks a highly skilled leader and manager to serve as the Deputy Director of Operations. The Deputy Director of Operations reports to the Managing Director of Talent and Operations and works closely with campus-based leaders to build and maintain operational systems. This position is an amazing opportunity for a highly organized problem solver and multitasker who is committed to getting the job done. The ideal candidate will thrive in an environment where they have the ability to build sustainable systems that serve our students, families, and teachers. The ideal candidate will confidently navigate the potential opportunities and challenges stemming from the need to balance school-level autonomy and the benefits of network-wide scale. Lastly, the ideal candidate must be proactive and willing to manage multiple projects simultaneously and with attention to details.
Student Enrollment & Admissions
Ensure timely and proper enrollment and attendance reporting and the timely and accurate collection of public funds;
Maintain the school's waiting list for admission and enrolls new students in compliance with the charter law and other regulations;
Maintain all student records using the school management software and ensure compliance with student confidentiality laws.
Support student recruitment efforts, applications, lottery, enrollment, and waiting list throughout the school year
Support prospective parent tours and open houses
Oversee Office Administrator/Manager to track and maintain accurate student enrollment numbers
Ensure that the new student enrollment process is performed in compliance with the My School DC guidelines
Play a critical role in ensuring the creation and maintenance of complete and accurate student files and supervise school nurse in collecting and maintaining student health records
Campus Operations & Facilities
Maintain and track inventory for all non-academic campus supplies
Assist campus teams with the creation of day-to-day campus school operations and logistics plans (student arrival, dismissal, lunch and emergency protocols). Cover day-to-day campus- based work as absences may require
Support academic and engagement teams with coordination of school events and logistics (preparation, set-up and breakdown)
Oversee the school’s facilities, physical condition, and grounds
Coordinate with facilities contractors
Ensure building alarms are in working condition (security, fire)
Ensure compliance with all citywide building and fire safety regulations
School Food & Nutrition
Support Managing Director of Talent and Operations with managing compliance with National School Lunch Program (NSLP) requirements
Assess family needs for the free and reduced lunch program
Health, Safety & Security
Ensure the timely collection and management of all student immunization records
Oversee regular school-wide safety procedures, including but not limited to: EpiPen/Allergy, CPR/AED, Lockdown, bus and fire safety drills
Technology & Systems Infrastructure
Oversee school-wide technology distribution and management of systems
Maintains staff technology, in coordination with outside contractor
Partner with technology vendor to ensure smooth operation of network, systems and software
Special Projects & Other Duties as Assigned
Plan and facilitate internal meetings and committees as needed. Examples may include assisting with the annual staff orientation, DEI committee, and employee engagement meetings.
This position is broadly intended to support the operations team’s capacity. As such, additional duties may be assigned as needed.
A minimum of three (3) years of school operations or operations related experience.
Experience managing high-performing teams with a proven history of exceeding goals.
Exceptional reliability, integrity, and ability to responsibly handle confidential information with discretion.
Ability to make recommendations to effectively resolve problems or issues by using sound judgment that is consistent with policies, procedures, regulations or federal and state laws.
A demonstrated commitment to advancing equity and proficiency at spotting and addressing issues of race and identity.
Knowledge of federal and state employment laws and other government compliance regulations is required.
Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
A drive to implement new and innovative technology solutions to help solve issues and improve the employee experience at Lee Montessori.
Ability to listen, influence and execute through others while coordinating across a broad and diverse group of stakeholders.
An obsessive dedication to improving the organization of data and resources so that they are ever more easy and intuitive to access.
Highly proficient computer skills with demonstrated knowledge and practical application of Google Docs, Sheets, and other software programs.
The salary range for this position is $60,000-$70,000.
Competitive salary based on relative experience. Lee Montessori will provide salary information to applicants invited for the first round of interviews. Comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, & vision coverage, company funded HRA plan; 401K retirement, life insurance, generous vacation, etc.