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Director of Operations (Meridian Public Charter School)

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Meridian Public Charter School


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ABOUT MERIDIAN PCS

Meridian is a PreK-8th grade school located in Washington DC’s vibrant U Street Corridor. Our mission is to inspire a passion for learning in our students and to help them build their self-confidence and self-respect through academic achievement. 

Our 650+ students are a diverse mix of African-American, Latino, Asian, African, and White students. Almost 30% of our students are English language learners, and we have one of the largest Latinx populations in DC charter schools. Meridian is committed to serving our local community, and one-third of our students live within a half mile of the school. We are also proud of the fact that Meridian is a school of choice for parents— all eight wards of the city are represented among our student population.

Meridian’s strengths include two beautiful campuses with nearby outdoor and recreational grounds; state of the art technology for students and teachers; updated and aligned curricula; an academic program laser-focused on student growth, achievement, and social-emotional development; extensive professional development and support for teachers and leaders; and a school culture grounded in student achievement, collaboration, and student-centered learning.

For additional information about Meridian visit mpcs-dc.org

ABOUT THE POSITION

The Director of Operations at Meridian is responsible for planning, coordinating, and supervising the day-to-day business operations of the school. The Director of Operations oversees all operational processes and functions for Meridian including finance, human resource management, compliance monitoring and reporting, facilities maintenance, security and IT support.

Finance

  • Oversee an outsourced accounting vendor and have ownership of all financial processes including accounts payable, accounts receivable, monthly close out, payroll, general accounting functions, annual audit, grant reporting, and regulatory reporting
  • Manage school budget within Board-approved financial parameters by reviewing monthly financial reports prepared by outside vendor to ensure organization hits financial targets and to adjust when mid-year variances are detected
  • Oversee asset management, including inventories of fixed assets 

Facilities 

  • Oversee all functions related to the physical plant, school property, and school equipment to ensure smooth daily operations 
  • Manage facilities-related contractors and service providers including custodial staff to ensure that school building is clean and well- maintained 
  • Ensure safety and security of the Meridian community, including managing the external security company

Information Technology and Reporting

  • Ensure the ongoing maintenance and updating of information systems and infrastructure, including hardware, software and applications 
  • Manage the IT Manager and external IT vendors 

Human Resources

  • With the HR Manager, oversee benefits plans including managing the employee benefits brokers and ensuring all employee issues are resolved promptly
  • Ensure development of process descriptions and job descriptions throughout the organization and ensure the school’s performance management process is running smoothly
  • Manage HR Manager to ensure payroll is accurate, ensuring that hours and vacation time are tracked as well stipends for before and after school programming

Compliance

  • Ensure school-wide compliance with health and safety laws, charter contracts, state education mandates (including staff fingerprinting), teacher certification, NCLB requirements, and all federal and state workplace regulations
  • Partner with the Head of School to oversee the relationship with the DC Public Charter School Board and staff and other regulatory agencies such as the Office of the State Superintendent of Education, including the compliance and performance monitoring and reporting functions
  • Oversee National School Lunch Program to ensure compliance with rules and regulations as well as managing an internal team and external vendor to provide healthy, tasty meals to students every day

QUALIFICATIONS

Successful candidates will possess the following qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree required, MBA or master’s degree in related field preferred 
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, implement, and manage business systems and processes to support a multi-million-dollar organization, ideally in a senior leadership role for at least three years
  • Demonstrated comfort in IT management 
  • Excellent organizational, project management, and time management skills 
  • Exceptional ability to multitask 
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills 
  • Ability to plan strategically 
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, with ability to communicate well with diverse constituents and staff 
  • Excellent people manager 
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities and guiding decisions involving system structures 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

A recent TNTP Insight Survey of our teachers placed our staff’s satisfaction with compensation in the top quartile of all charter schools in DC. We also lead the charter sector in compensation transparency, and publish our salary scales for teachers, apprentice teachers, and dedicated aides here.

Meridian teachers and staff are compensated competitively for their time and have opportunities to earn additional income through leadership opportunities at the school level, offering extracurricular clubs and sports for students, and facilitating tutoring programs.

ABOUT MERIDIAN PCS

Meridian is a PreK-8th grade school located in Washington DC’s vibrant U Street Corridor. Our mission is to inspire a passion for learning in our students and to help them build their self-confidence and self-respect…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Managerial

Location

2120 13th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009

How to Apply

HOW TO APPLY

Do you embody a love of learning? Do you believe that all students can learn? Do you want to join a collaborative team driving Meridian’s continued growth from good to great? 

Apply to the Director of Operations position! 

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin or ancestry, marital status, veteran’s status, or any other factor, which would constitute a violation of the D.C. Human Rights Act or other applicable laws or court order.

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