High School Operations Manager

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Organization: Excel Academy Charter Schools

Job Title: High School Operations Manager

Campus/Location: Excel Academy Charter High School (East Boston)

Reports to: Dean of Operations

Organization Overview

Excel Academy was founded in 2003 with the mission to provide a high-quality education to students in East Boston and Chelsea. Over the years, we have grown from one middle school to a network of four schools with 1,400 students in grades 5 to 12. At Excel Academy Charter Schools, we believe that when a student has the support and tools to pursue a productive post-secondary pathway aligned to their personal identity and values, it can fundamentally change their life trajectory. 

We present our students with educational experiences that allow them to grow and discover their best selves so that when they leave our halls, they can successfully navigate all of the post-secondary options available to them. You can read more about the impact of the Excel Academy model here.

At Excel Academy we learn from our students, families, and staff and make improvements. We have increasingly adapted to provide a holistic education that values our community as collaborators in the learning process, social-emotional support, equity for diverse learners, and fosters identity development. We prioritize an approach that is both rigorous and inclusive. Our team of passionate, intelligent, driven, and loving staff are at the core of the work we do. 

Growth Happens Here.

About the Role

Excel Academy High School, which opened in fall 2015, is seeking a strong Operations Manager who will work closely with the Dean of Operations to manage and oversee all aspects of school operations.The team is seeking a systems-driven problem-solver who will be critical to building and executing on new and existing operational systems. The Operations Manager is a full-time, year-round position that reports to the Dean of Operations and serves as a member of the school’s Operations Team. The Operations Manager provides administrative support, systems-thinking, project management, and vendor relationships skills to ensure the school runs smoothly and manages key aspects of school operations. The ideal candidate for this role will have at least 2-3 years of administrative and project management experience or 1-2 years of teaching experience, preferably in an urban public or charter school setting.

 Duties & Responsibilities

  • Establish and manage vendor relationships (e.g., transportation, custodial, nutrition, facilities);
  • Oversee maintenance of classroom technology (e.g., projectors, document cameras, Chromebooks);
  • Manage daily facility operations including preventative maintenance, minor repairs, and regular fire drills and safety drills, facility organization and cleanliness;
  • Design, manage, and execute on both new and existing operational systems to ensure the school runs and grows smoothly, with support from the Dean of Operations. Examples include, but are not limited to:
  • Maintaining accurate and detailed data systems to drive operational efficiency and student achievement;
  • Managing the operations and quality of the school’s nutrition program;
  • Managing school supplies and storage;
  • Managing purchasing, finances, and bookkeeping;
  • Manage logistics and materials for standardized testing and interim assessments;
  • Planning and executing on logistics of school events (e.g., field trips);
  • Managing transportation (e.g., busing, MBTA);
  • Managing student recruitment and enrollment efforts;
  • Work closely with school leadership to support initiatives and special projects;
  • Serve as a productive member of Excel’s Operations Team; and
  • Serve as a productive member of the Excel Community.


  • A Bachelor’s degree is required;
  • The ability to speak Spanish is preferred, but not required;
  • A minimum of 2 years of work experience, preferably administrative and project management or teaching in an urban public or charter school setting.
  • Systematic and structured approach to project management with a demonstrated ability to carry out multiple projects in parallel;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders including staff, parents, vendors effectively;
  • The ability to focus and thrive in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment;
  • The ability to work effectively in a team environment and the willingness and desire to support others in doing their best work;
  • Fluency in working with Microsoft Excel and Google documents is preferred, but not required;
  • An entrepreneurial spirit that reflects an openness to grow, a willingness to problem-solve, and an interest in developing new ideas & program;
  • A customer-service orientation that creates a supportive environment to students, families, and staff members.

Preference will be given to applicants who also:

  • Have experience in a public or charter school setting;
  • Speak Spanish, Portuguese or Arabic fluently;
  • Can speak to the importance of rigorous classroom instruction and culture.

Organization: Excel Academy Charter Schools

Job Title: High School Operations Manager

Campus/Location: Excel Academy Charter High School (East Boston)

Reports to: Dean of Operations

Organization Overview

Excel Academy was founded in 2003…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    August 2, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required


401 Bremen St, Boston, MA 02128, USA

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