Operations Manager


South Bronx Community Charter High School is a high school borne out of the Young Men’s Initiative in New York City, committed to dramatically increasing the educational opportunities and outcomes for young men and women in the South Bronx. South Bronx Community fosters deeper learning and promotes social justice in a culturally responsive and competency-based learning environment. 

Key Learning Model Elements:

Some notable elements of our school model include the following principles and practices:

We are competency-based: SBC organizes teaching and learning around a critical set of skills that students need for academic, career and life success. Teaching involves making learning targets explicit, providing students with the time and support required to reach their goals, and a process of continuous feedback. We use a mastery-based approach to grading so that students have a clear understanding of what they know and are able to do. On progress reports, students see the skills they are working on and their proficiency levels, rather than course titles and letter grades.

We are culturally responsive: At SBC, strong relationships between staff and students are at the core of our learning model. We implement an advisory and rites of passage program that helps to strengthen relationships throughout all aspects of the school including our pedagogical approaches, routines and practices. Group mentoring takes place for an extended block of time every week.

We are human-centered and adaptive: At SBC, we encourage the development of all members of the school community and provide opportunities for sharing strengths and talents to enhance individual and collective performance. Significant time is built into all staff schedules for collaborative planning and tuning of curriculum, supported by improvement science methodology and protocols. 

We are holistic in terms of integrating academic, social and emotional and professional skills: SBC integrates social and emotional learning into our competency framework. We strive to make all learning experiences interdisciplinary and inclusive of these skills so that students are prepared for college, careers and community. Being able to manage your relationships and demonstrate leadership can be just as important to success in life as many academic and technical skills.

Key Staff Qualities:

SBC seeks talented professionals with demonstrated desire and capacity to:

Work in community every day – All learning experiences are interdisciplinary and so staff must be motivated to co-facilitate and co-plan with their colleagues.

Practice social justice – Design, facilitate and participate in experiences and conversations that relate to race, gender, class, & sexual identity in ways that empower students and foster community. 

Be open to new roles – All staff co-lead group mentoring sessions every week with a small group of students that they support through all four years of high school.

Fail forward – We try new approaches to achieve breakthrough results. All staff contribute to, and learn from, these experiences.

Lead through uncertainty – In order to achieve dramatically better outcomes for young people, sometimes there is no precedent for the strategies we employ. We need staff that can demonstrate leadership in uncharted waters.

Operations Manager

The role of the Operations Manager is to support school operations and facilities. SBC is opening a new custom designed 50,000 square foot private facility beginning in the 2021-22 school year. The Operations Manager will promote and maintain a positive and effective school climate by ensuring that all interactions with staff, students, parents, state and city agencies, and the public at large including neighbors, community organizations, vendors and others are prompt, efficient, helpful and service oriented. 

Building Management/Facilities

  • Manage and oversee the school’s physical condition 
  • Manage all communication, requests, and complaints with Custodial staff specific to new location
  • Coordinate the use of parking permits for any location with reserved parking spaces
  • Oversee all aspects of school facilities maintenance and janitorial; nutrition services and food service operations; and inventory and procurement of supplies and materials - ensuring the school operates a fully compliant contracting and purchasing program
  • Serve as the main owner of school safety processes and compliance, including administering training, running drills, conducting safety audits and partnering with the Executive Director to respond to emergencies. 

Building Security

  • Manage the work hours and contracts for school security staff
  • Manage and monitor processes for student arrival and dismissal, visitor check-ins

SchoolFoods and Food Services

  • Manage and monitor school foods program
  • Obtain food handler certification

Support Staff 

  • Supervise the Senior Operations Coordinator and Operations Coordinator and staff the Main Office when Coordinators are unavailable or not present, and ensures the smooth operation of the main office, including mailings, attendance reporting, office machine maintenance, etc.

Core Competencies:

  • Must have the ability to manage multiple projects while working with definite interruptions
  • Must be highly, detail oriented and accuracy driven to meet deadlines and set priorities
  • Must possess excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Written and verbal communication skills, fluency in Spanish or French is a plus
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Must have the ability to be flexible in order to simultaneously communicate and meet with multiple departments/diverse groups/vendors while maintaining confidentiality

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in area of specialty
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience as a charter/independent school Operations Manager
  • Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures for charter schools

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South Bronx Community Charter High School is a high school borne out of the Young Men’s Initiative in New York City, committed to dramatically increasing the educational opportunities and outcomes for young men and women in the…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
  • Start Date
    August 16, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    August 6, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level


$53,000 - $73,000commensurate with experience


health, dental, optical, 403b matching program

health, dental, optical, 403b matching program

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish proficiency a plus

Spanish proficiency a plus


1110 Washington Ave, Bronx, NY 10456, USA

How to Apply

Apply using the link above. Please submit a cover letter and resume.

Apply using the link above. Please submit a cover letter and resume.

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