Details: Excel provides a competitive compensation package that includes benefits and is commensurate with experience.
401 Bremen Street
Organization: Excel Academy Charter Schools
Job Title: High School Technology, Data, and Operations Manager
Campus/Location: Excel Academy High School (East Boston)
Excel Academy Charter Schools is a network of tuition-free, public charter schools serving the Massachusetts communities of East Boston and Chelsea. It was founded to address the severe academic underperformance and low college matriculation rates of the student populations in these neighborhoods. Our founders envisioned a free, public school alternative where all students would be held to the highest academic and behavioral expectations, and college would become a reality. As a true public school, Excel is defined not by whom we exclude but by whom we include in our community. We are proud of the fact that we serve many students with special needs.
The network’s first school opened in fall 2003 in East Boston and now serves 224 students, grades 5 through 8. Excel Academy Chelsea, the 2nd school in our network, opened in fall 2011. Our third school, Excel Academy Orient Heights, opened in August of 2012. And our first high school, Excel Academy Charter High School, opened in fall 2015. Excel now educates 1100+ students in grades 5-11. At full scale in 2019, Excel will enroll a total of 1,350 students in grades 5-12.
About the Role
Excel Academy High School, which opened in fall 2015, is seeking a strong Technology, Data, and Operations Manager who will support the complex needs of this growing program. This position oversees school data systems, ensuring data integrity for the school’s information systems and assessments as well as analyzing and preparing data reports. This Manager will ensure quality of student and classroom technology in the school facility, troubleshooting, researching solutions, and implementing new technology systems as necessary. The Manager is also charged with managing the needs of the state-of-the-art school facility newly constructed in 2016.
The team is seeking a systems-driven problem-solver who will be critical to building and executing on new and existing systems. The Technology, Data, and Operations Manager is a full-time, year-round position that reports to the Dean of Operations. The ideal candidate for this role will have a passion for working with data and technology and 1-2 years of project management, data/technology management, or teaching experience, preferably in an urban public or charter school setting.
Duties and Responsibilities
Manage Quality of School Data Systems
o Manage the school’s Student Information System and ensure quality and accuracy of data;
o Prepare and analyze data reports as requested by school leadership;
o Manage logistics and materials for standardized testing and interim assessments;
o Maintain accurate and detailed data systems to drive operational efficiency and student achievement;
o Manage the operations and quality of the school’s nutrition program;
Manage Student and Classroom Technology
o Create and uphold systems for maintaining classroom technology (e.g., projectors, document cameras,
o Troubleshoot technology needs; research, propose, and implement new technology systems as needed to support
the academic program;
Manage School Facility
o Establish and manage vendor relationships (e.g., transportation, custodial, nutrition, facilities);
o Manage daily facility operations including preventative maintenance, minor repairs, and regular fire drills and
safety drills, facility organization and cleanliness;
o Managing school supplies and storage;
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:
o Managing purchasing, finances, and bookkeeping;
o Planning and executing on logistics of school events (e.g., field trips);
o Managing transportation (e.g., busing, MBTA);
o 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 passion for working with data and technology and ability to independently research and learn about technology systems;
- Fluency in working with Microsoft Excel and Google documents is strongly preferred;
- 1-2 years of work experience, preferably project management, data/technology 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;
- 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;
- A commitment to working with underserved urban youth; and
- An unwavering commitment to and belief in the mission of Excel Academy Charter Schools, including Excel’s values and educational model.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Please visit http://www.excelacademy.org/join-our-team/ to learn more about working at Excel, and/or visit http://jobs.jobvite.com/excel to view a current list of career opportunities and submit an application. Applications will be reviewed as they are received; candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
Excel Academy Charter Schools do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, ancestry, athletic performance, special need, proficiency in the English language or a foreign language or prior academic achievement.