Director of Operations

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Director of Operations

  • Location : Academy for Global Citizenship Charter School
  • Position title : Director of Operations
  • Deadline : 2017-08-07
  • Contact : Jenn Moore
  • Phone : 7735821100
  • Email : kelmerdewitt@agcchicago.org
  • Website : www.agcchicago.org
This is director-level role within a small administrative team, leading accounting, HR, and operations in our unique single-site charter school. The Director of Operations leads the "business" of our school

The Academy for Global Citizenship (AGC) is a non-profit Chicago public charter school, located on the Southwest side. Our mission is to develop mindful leaders who take action now and in the future to positively impact their communities and the world beyond. Our innovative and holistic approach aims to foster systemic change and inspire the way society educates future generations. AGC values:
Director of Operations
The OD is responsible for all leadership and management issues related to the ‘business’ of The Academy for Global Citizenship, including but not limited to finance, human resources, facility, advocacy, board governance, compliance, and development.
The OD works alongside the principal in leading and representing AGC to ensure a high quality education for our students and efficient and productive operations.
Finance
Manages, reviews, and oversees the Operational and Capital budgets, quarterly and annual financial statements for the school
Manages all banking business and technology related vendor relationships, flows of funds, procurement, etc., and ensures an effective system of internal control is present.
Leads and reviews Chicago Public School compliance and public funding reporting
Oversees all transactions and reporting related to tax credit financing
Manages annual audit for the school
Provides accounting and reporting for all gifts, grants and donations.
Maintains QuickBooks data entry.
Creates monthly reviews of the school’s financial condition and performance relative to financial objectives for the principal, BoD and ED.
Manages financial and accounting policies.
Implements business processes to ensure adequate financial and cost controls.
Facility
Supervises maintenance and security staff
Manages maintenance systems and procedures to ensure efficiency and cost-effectiveness
Identifies, analyzes and coordinates all capital projects
Oversees annual maintenance projects with internal staff and outside vendors
Human Resources
Oversees and effectively implements all policies and procedures related to hiring and terminations
Stays abreast of changes in HR laws and updates the HR policies accordingly, in conjunction with the community
Manages relationships with business partners for benefit plans and legal advisors for general HR issues
Oversees all policies and procedures related to payroll, including tracking absences and reasons for absences
Manages relationships with the Chicago Teacher Pension Fund and 403(b) management representatives
Governance
Serves on the Finance, Facility, and Development Committees of the Board of Directors (BoD)
Leads the Finance and Facility committee meetings
Prepares and delivers reports to the Board on school operations including, but not limited to, Finance, Facility, Advocacy and Human Resources
Ensures adherence to BoD bylaws and legal compliance requirements
Acts as FOIA Officer (responds to all FOIA requests)
Ensures updated board roster, contact information and other board records
Advocacy
Participates in CPS, Charter and Garfield Ridge neighborhood advocacy groups as assembled
Represents AGC in INCS meetings and legislative advocacy, with the support of the Principal
Keeps board informed on advocacy issues
Development
Manages relationship with third-party contractor for development initiatives
Represents AGC in donor cultivation and relationship management activities
We are looking for staff who…
Have a big heart to match a big brain
Are bilingual in English and Spanish
Want their work to define best practice
Have a high level of self-awareness
Respect and thrive in a dynamic, changing, and growing environment
Know extraordinary things can happen when people work hard together
Want to participate in a laboratory for innovation in education
Have a positive attitude, pleasant demeanor, professional etiquette, and helpful orientation
Demonstrate solutions-based judgment and initiative
Are problem-solvers and a team player
Are 10 degrees off center
Working at AGC means…
Being surrounded by thoughtful, inquisitive students and hard-working, like-minded colleagues
Thinking outside of the box to do what is best for our students
Being held to high standards for continuous personal and school improvement, and being given the time and support to do so.
Promoting student profile qualities of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (PYP): inquirers, thinkers, communicators, risk takers, knowledgeable, principled, caring, open-minded, well-balanced, and reflective
Having high academic expectations for every student in the school everyday
Getting your hands dirty in our school garden
Enjoying 100% organic, scratch made meals prepared by our on-site chef
Working in an environmentally sustainable school culture
Required Skills and Experience
Familiarity with CPS compliance reporting, as well as state and federal program reporting
Minimum of 5 years experience managing financial reporting and budgets for non-profit or educational institutions
Fully versed in accounting principles, balance sheets, and financial statements
Experience managing the audit process for non-profit
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Experience with operations and facility management
Supervisory experience
Experience with a charter school or a charter network preferred
Education Requirements
Master’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or related field
CSBO endorsement, school business management, or human resource credentials preferred
Compensation
Competitive salary based on experience and level of education with full benefits, free breakfast and lunch, wellness fund, and professional development funds offered.
Application
To view up-to-date grade level vacancies and to submit an online application, please visit:
http://www.applitrack.com/agcchicago/onlineapp/
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age national origin, or disability.