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Director of Finance and Operations

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Green Dot Public Schools
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Los Angeles, CA
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Published 21 days ago

Director of Finance and Operations

Reports to: Chief Business Officer

Classification: Full-time, Exempt

Start Date: Immediately                              

Location: Los Angeles, CA


ABOUT GREEN DOT CALIFORNIA

Green Dot Public Schools California is a non-profit network of public charter schools helping to transform the public education system so that ALL students graduate prepared for college, leadership, and life. Our schools are founded on an unwavering belief in the potential of all students, and there are four key elements to our school model that help us unlock the inherent potential in every student we serve: quality teaching and instruction, a college-going culture, a focus on fostering leadership and life skills, and a focus on eliminating barriers to learning. We have 19 schools and over 11,000 students across Los Angeles. Our schools are located in some of the most underserved communities that have been denied access to high-quality educational opportunities, and we seek to prove that it is possible to close the access and opportunity gap that exists between low-income students and their more affluent peers.

 What differentiates Green Dot California is our intense focus on truly serving ALL students, our collaboration with reform-minded unions, our work focused on large-scale turnarounds of schools formerly run by the districts, and our ability to take on the toughest challenges with the same public funding received by traditional district schools but accomplishing very different results. Green Dot California’s results are undeniable. Nine of our high schools have been ranked among the top schools in the country. We have three California Distinguished schools and 3 California Gold Ribbon schools, and several of our schools have been recipients of the CORE Districts’ Academic Growth Awards, which honor schools having the greatest impact on student achievement. Additionally, Green Dot’s first turnaround, Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory Academy, was named Charter School of the Year by the California Charter Schools Association in 2019.

OPPORTUNITY

As Director of Finance, you are responsible for developing and implementing GDPSC’s financial strategy. The Director of Finance will work closely with the Chief Business Officer to lead the organization on a long-term path of financial sustainability. The Director will also manage a team of four Operations and Finance Managers and will leverage the team to execute GDPSC’s financial strategy and operational goals. The Director’s team will be hyper focused on meeting GDPSC’s goal, goals such as meeting each school’s annual budget and enrollment targets. The Director of Finance will be a thoughtful collaborator who is mission-oriented, self-driven and have the ability to develop team members, is data-driven, has a high-level of personal accountability and can balance competing priorities at once, while bringing joy to the work.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Financial Strategy

> Working with the Chief Business Officer to develop and execute GDPSC’s long term financial strategy

> Become and expert at California charter school funding

> Manage GDPSC’s annual budget process by providing guidance, expertise and training to Chiefs, home office department heads and school principals

> Review monthly financials, analyze trends and provide senior management with financial updates on a monthly and annual basis

> Develop monthly forecasts and present quarterly updates to GDPSC’s Board of Directors

> Develop and maintain financial dashboards and provide up to date financial data and information to all CA stakeholders.

> Manage GDPSC’s long term forecasting process (5 years)

> Develop facility finance models and work with GDPSC’s partners to develop and finance school facilities

Operations and Finance Team

> Manage team of four Operations and Finance Managers, leading team in achieving operational and financial goals

> Guide team through budget and forecasting process

> Coach and develop team with an emphasis on implementing operational best practices at school sites

> Guide team through the development and coaching of school site operational teams

> In conjunction with the Director of Operations, develop and implement plans to meet GDPSC enrollment goals

> Establish plans for continuous improvement at both the home office and school sites by codifying practices, automating where possible and utilizing feedback and reflection to consistently improve the performance and service of the finance and operations team

> Develop KPIs to measure and track team performance

QUALIFICATIONS

As an ideal candidate, you will

> have a minimum of 8-10 years of work experience 

> have a Bachelor’s degree (MBA is preferred)

> have experience driving strategic decisions with a mix of financial and operational data analysis

> demonstrate skill and comfort in building financial models and extracting actionable data

> be creative and thoughtful about how to manage financial behavior

> be able to maintain positive relations with colleagues at all levels—including central office staff and school-site administrators and staff

> be able to simultaneously manage multiple projects while maintaining a firm grasp of individual project details

> possess excellent strategic thinking skills, including setting and evolving a strategic plan and prioritizing tasks

> have a high level of personal responsibility and drive towards ambitious goals

> have a strong sense of integrity, ethics, and drive to achieve and grow

> be dependable, humble, have a sense of humor and a rock-solid commitment to Green Dot’s mission and the communities we serve

> have a valid driver’s license

> be able to pass a TB test and background check at time of offer

>be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (submission of proof of vaccination will be required)

Director of Finance and Operations

Reports to: Chief Business Officer

Classification: Full-time, Exempt

Start Date: Immediately                              

Location: Los Angeles, CA


ABOUT GREEN DOT CALIFORNIA

Green Dot Public Schools California is a non-profit…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Managerial

Salary

At least USD 125,000The starting salary for this position is $125,000 based on experience. We are also offering a one-time $7000 signing bonus for new hires, subject to change

Benefits

We offer a comprehensive benefits plan including (but not limited to) medical, dental, vision, life insurance and retirement options (visit https://www.mygreendotbenefits.com/ for more information). We also provide generous time off to support an overall work-life balance, while giving employees the opportunity to impact a growing, mission-driven organization that is committed to the success of all students.

We offer a comprehensive benefits plan including (but not limited to) medical, dental, vision, life insurance and retirement options (visit https://www.mygreendotbenefits.com/ for…

Location

On-site
Los Angeles, CA, USA

How to Apply

We ask that you complete an online application at http://careers.greendot.org/.

Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted and we are looking to fill this position immediately.


Green Dot Public Schools has embedded a diversity, equity and inclusion lens in our organizational culture, as well as in our educational and talent practices. We are committed to hiring those who reflect the diversity of our communities, and we recruit, employ, support, compensate and promote employees, without regard to their actual or perceived race, religious creed (including religious dress or grooming practices), color, national origin or ancestry (including native language spoken), physical or mental disability (including HIV or AIDS), medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status (including registered domestic partnership status), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), gender (including gender identity and expression), parental status, age (forty (40) and over), sexual orientation, Civil Air Patrol status, military and veteran status, citizenship, immigration status or any other consideration protected by federal, state or local law. Please note that we are unable to sponsor H1-B Visa applicants.

 

We ask that you complete an online application at http://careers.greendot.org/.

Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted and we are looking to fill this…

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