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Published 11 days ago

Culture Operations Associate, Brooklyn, New York

In-Person Work Required

This is a non-exempt position and is eligible for overtime.

WHO WE ARE

Explore Schools is a network of public charter schools providing 2,000 students in Brooklyn with the outstanding education they deserve. Our goal is to provide students with curriculum and instruction that is both standards-aligned curriculum and culturally responsive. Our approach is designed to provide the conditions to nurture students as critical thinkers and natural problem-solvers. As an organization we are committed to engaging in work that disrupts and roots out systems and structures that perpetuate white supremacy. We intentionally seek to build and maintain a diverse and talented team that reflects the backgrounds and experiences of our students and creates an inclusive environment for all employees.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

We believe that all children can learn when immersed in a rich environment full of high expectations, rigorous academics, and caring, committed adults. We believe equity and excellence are not mutually exclusive—we can meet the needs of all students in our schools, while actively engaging parents and driving toward excellent academic results. We believe it is both our privilege and responsibility to help close the opportunity gap in the Brooklyn community.

WHO YOU ARE

Explore Schools seeks a dedicated school professional to join our team as a Culture Operations Associate. This critical role, liaising between the operations and culture teams, requires flexibility and the ability to wear many hats to help the school meet its cultural and non-instructional goals and objectives. Our ideal candidate will have strong organizational skills and a demonstrated track record of navigating challenging demands swiftly, thoughtfully and in a detailed manner. This is an extraordinary opportunity for new and experienced school personnel who are committed to teamwork and strong communication

  • Dedicated to working in communities that have historically been underserved and under-resourced
  • Committed to thoughtfully engaging in identity work necessary to take a culturally responsive approach to pedagogy and relationship-building with students and colleagues
  • A willingness to go above and beyond to support our mission
  • Strong technical computer skills
  • A steadfast commitment to collaboration and teamwork
  • Professional integrity, flexibility, and a reflective attitude
  • The ability to execute tasks efficiently and with a sense of urgency and attention to detail
  • The ability to work with and manage others up, down and sideways.
  • The ability to execute and communicate in a direct and sensitive fashion
  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferred
  • Prior related experience, preferred
  • Spanish or Haitian Creole fluency, a plus
  • Familiarity with Crown Heights, Canarsie, or Flatbush neighborhoods, a plus

WHAT YOU’LL DO

Explore Schools is seeking a Culture Operations Associate who will ensure the smooth operations of the school’s Culture Office, with an emphasis on data entry, creating data reports, logistical support, parent/guardian communication, and general Culture Team support. The Culture Team is responsible for the oversight and implementation of all school-wide student culture initiatives and activities. The Operations Team is responsible for all non-instructional tasks and activities and provides support to the Program and Culture teams. The Culture and Operations Associate will serve as a liaison between the Culture and Operations teams.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

Key Responsibilities

  • Tracking and reporting on culture data; will involve regular data entry into our Student Information System on items including, but not limited to: infraction slips, merits/ demerits, suspensions, and detentions.
  • Managing scholar incentive systems and community-building events to positively impact school culture and learning, e.g. Class of the Week, Respect Corps, Honor Society, Student Council, Spirit Week and Field Day.
  • Owning attendance tracking and follow-up, which will incorporate monitoring excessive tardiness and absences, tracking suspension attendance, scheduling attendance meetings, and implementing initiatives to improve school-wide attendance.
  • Coordinating parent/guardian communication regarding behavioral expectations, our uniform and attendance policies, consequences and interventions implemented for scholars who do not meet expectations and special events such as field trips.
  • Coordinating staff communication around school culture, including composition/ distribution of procedure updates and roll-outs, scholar disciplinary notifications, information regarding school events and expectations, and changes to the arrival/ lunch/ recess/ dismissal procedures.
  • General support of the school, main office, and culture office including, but not limited to: coordinating and creating materials for weekly student assemblies; scheduling and planning for meetings and events; creating, printing, and distributing materials; monitoring arrival/ lunch/ recess/ dismissal/ detention.
  • De-escalating student behaviors through picking them up or returning them to class, 1:1 conversations, student mediations, and information gathering.
  • Assisting the school dean and other school leadership team members with various tasks and student-related needs.

Main Office

  • Ensure the safety of students at all times
  • Assist with non-instructional supervision of students, as needed, such as arrival/dismissal, hallway monitoring, substitute teaching, lunch & playground duty, or supervision of detention/ extracurricular activities
  • Assist in moving students to proper locations during fire drills, and sports or arts program
  • Keep accurate & organized records of student information
  • Collaborate with colleagues throughout the Explore Schools network
  • Actively engaged in identity work and necessary conversations in order to dismantle white supremacy culture

BENEFITS AND PERKS

Explore Schools staff members receive a competitive salary, paid time off including network shutdown days, considerable matching of retirement contributions, and more. Additionally, you can expect:

  • Comprehensive benefits package including three health plans to choose from, two dental plans, and visión insurance. We also offer flexible spending accounts for health, dependent care and transit.
  • Flexible and reflective leadership: dedicated to staff development, team cohesion, and shared responsibility for decision-making, development, and team-wide priorities
  • Driven and passionate colleagues who contribute to a professional and collaborative work environment
  • Opportunities to sit on various committees and participate in initiatives central to key organizational decisions and strategic planning
  • Our school-based staff also receive:
  • Professional development: weekly PD, year-round retreats and trainings, and ongoing coaching by professionals
  • Continued education support: staff are eligible to receive scholarship funds towards qualifying certification costs or higher education tuition
  • Our ESI Staff also have the opportunity to seek out and attend professional development, have a supervisor committed to their growth and development, and are eligible to apply to our staff scholarship program.

LOCATION AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Explore Schools is a network of 8 charter schools located in Canarsie, Crown Heights, and Flatbush communities of Brooklyn, NY. Our schools are currently operating fully in-person. For this position:

  • In-person work is required
  • This is a non-exempt position and is eligible for overtime.
  • The standard workweek is 45 hours, though at times you may work more. For non-exempt roles, employees are eligible for overtime for any work over 40 hours.
  • This role requires that you be able to stand for at least 5 hours a day, take multiple trips up and down the stairs in a day, and be able to move quickly in an emergency.
  • This role also requires that you be able to lift up to 15 pounds.
  • As this is an in-person role in a DOE building, all staff members are required to follow the COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Please reach out to humanresources@explorenetwork.org if you'd like to see a copy of the mandate.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

As discussed in our Who We Are section, Explore Schools is an equal opportunity employer. It is important to us that all staff members have a place of employment that is free of discrimination of all kinds and where staff can bring their authentic selves to work. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran, or military status. If any employee or applicant believes they have been discriminated against, they should let Rachel Modica-Russell or Tiffany Williams know immediately.

Culture Operations Associate, Brooklyn, New York

In-Person Work Required

This is a non-exempt position and is eligible for overtime.

WHO WE ARE

Explore Schools is a network of public charter schools providing 2,000 students in Brooklyn…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required

Benefits

Explore Schools staff members receive a competitive salary, paid time off including network shutdown days, considerable matching of retirement contributions, and more. Additionally, you can expect:

  • Comprehensive benefits package including three health plans to choose from, two dental plans, and visión insurance. We also offer flexible spending accounts for health, dependent care and transit.
  • Flexible and reflective leadership: dedicated to staff development, team cohesion, and shared responsibility for decision-making, development, and team-wide priorities
  • Driven and passionate colleagues who contribute to a professional and collaborative work environment
  • Opportunities to sit on various committees and participate in initiatives central to key organizational decisions and strategic planning
  • Our school-based staff also receive:
  • Professional development: weekly PD, year-round retreats and trainings, and ongoing coaching by professionals
  • Continued education support: staff are eligible to receive scholarship funds towards qualifying certification costs or higher education tuition
  • Our ESI Staff also have the opportunity to seek out and attend professional development, have a supervisor committed to their growth and development, and are eligible to apply to our staff scholarship program.

Explore Schools staff members receive a competitive salary, paid time off including network shutdown days, considerable matching of retirement contributions, and more…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Brooklyn, NY
Associated Location
Brooklyn, NY, USA

How to Apply

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