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Manager of Operations

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NYC Kids RISE | Queens, NY
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About NYC Kids RISE 

NYC Kids RISE is a nonprofit organization working to expand economic opportunity and equity by providing families, schools, and communities with a way to work together to save for their children’s education. NYC Kids RISE manages the Save for College Program in partnership with the NYC Department of Education and the City of New York. The Save for College Program is a scholarship and savings program designed to make college more accessible and achievable for all NYC public school students, starting with all kindergartners in School District 30 in Queens—regardless of their family’s income or immigration status. By providing upfront scholarships to every student, tools and information for families to develop their own college savings plan, and a platform for communities to save together, the Save for College Program empowers families to begin saving and planning for college from their child’s very first days of school. 


NYC Kids RISE launched the Save for College Program in School District 30 in Queens in Fall 2017, the first year of a three-cohort pilot that aims to enroll approximately 10,000 kindergartners. (School District 30 includes the neighborhoods of Astoria, Ditmars, East Elmhurst, Hunter’s Point, Jackson Heights, Long Island City, Sunnyside and Woodside.) Following this pilot, NYC Kids RISE hopes to expand the Save for College Program to all NYC public schools.


Learn more about NYC Kids RISE and the Save for College Program at nyckidsrise.org


Manager of Operations 

NYC Kids RISE Save for College Program is in the middle of the third year (the final year) of a three cohort pilot and is poised for significant growth as the Save for College Program expands to additional school districts. NYC Kids RISE seeks an entrepreneurial, highly organized, detail-oriented and seasoned Operations Manager to play a pivotal role in solidifying and expanding essential organizational infrastructure to support this growth.Reporting to the NYC Kids RISE Chief of Administration and Finance, the Manager will support six key areas: (1) Financial Management, (2) Human Resources and Performance Management, (3) Overall Operations of the NYC Kids RISE Save for College Program, (4) Information Technology and cyber security operations, (5) Facilities Management, (6) Organizational Compliance with applicable laws and agreements. The ideal candidate will be someone who is passionate about partnering with communities to build wealth and opportunity and who is willing to roll up their sleeves, operate at various levels and with diverse partners, and juggle multiple projects and deadlines.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to

  • Maintain financial systems including accounts payable, budgeting and reporting. 
  • Assist with financial analyses, modeling and resource planning process
  • Oversee the procurement and inventory process for equipment, supplies and program related materials; Manage requisite purchase approvals and quality control for ordered goods
  • Liaise with vendors, consultants and other service providers
  • Coordinate annual financial audits and tax filings
  • Manage human resources tasks, including managing payroll, managing staff benefits, tracking staff schedules and time off, maintaining electronic and paper personnel files, including leading the hiring processes of new hires, documentation for on-boarding and tracking performance evaluation of employees
  • Maintain quality IT capabilities and equipment, including relationship and contract with managed IT services firm, technology consultant, and other technology-related vendors;
  • Manage facilities, planning and oversight ensuring ongoing maintenance of quality work spaces and equipment; Assist with facility plans for organization as it grows;
  • Support logistics for the execution of various stakeholder engagement events including Families and Schools
  • Support internal and external compliance processes including scheduling, development of training presentations and materials 
  • Along with all NYC Kids RISE employees, maintain, and support other staff and volunteers to maintain, strict adherence to NYC Kids RISE data security and privacy policies; remaining vigilant on the ways in which NYC Kids RISE can continue to protect Confidential Information (including Student and Family Data); identify vulnerabilities, and proactively problem solve to improve controls and practices; and
  • Along with all NYC Kids RISE employees, participate and share in the organization’s work to advance racial equity and anti-oppression in the organization’s and program’s operations and practices; proactively identify opportunities to advance the development of an anti-racist organization; share and solicit ongoing feedback and conversations to advance this work.

Qualifications include:

  • At least 3-5 years of financial, human resources, compliance or project management experience preferred; ;
  • Highly organized, attention to detail, good sense of judgment;
  • Experience maintaining digital platforms for human resources and financial information preferred;
  • Experience implementing organizational policies based on legal obligations and organizational best practices;
  • Experience supporting IT infrastructure and facilities management via external vendors;
  • Experience ensuring organizational and/or policy compliance preferred;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; excellent Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel skills;
  • Bachelor’s degree or applicable work experience; 
  • Experience in a startup setting preferred.

About NYC Kids RISE 

NYC Kids RISE is a nonprofit organization working to expand economic opportunity and equity by providing families, schools, and communities with a way to work together to save for their children’s education. NYC Kids RISE…

Details at a glance

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

How to Apply

To apply, submit cover letter and resume to jobs@nyckidsrise.org and list the name of the position, “Manager of Operations,” in the subject of the email. Salary based on experience.

To apply, submit cover letter and resume to jobs@nyckidsrise.org and list the name of the position, “Manager of Operations,” in the subject of the email. Salary based on experience.

Location

Queens, NY

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