Area Operations & Finance Manager

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $88,000
Maximum: $98,000
Details: The annual salary range for this position is $88,000 - $98,000, commensurate with experience.




Los Angeles
United States


Area Operations & Finance Manager

Reports to: VP of Operations and Finance

Classification: Full-time, Salaried, Exempt

Start Date: as soon as possible                

Location: Los Angeles, CA




Green Dot Public Schools is a non-profit charter management organization driven by the mission to transform public education so that ALL students graduate prepared for college, leadership, and life. Green Dot operates 30 public schools in historically disadvantaged communities in Los Angeles, Tennessee and Washington. As one of the three largest charter management organizations in the nation, Green Dot schools consistently achieve outstanding academic outcomes through innovative college-preparatory curriculums, collaborative and personalized teaching methods, and strong support systems for both students and staff.


Outside of the classroom, Green Dot schools provide a rich array of after-school programs and services for students so that they have safe, educational and enjoyable opportunities after the bell rings. Additionally, Green Dot strongly believes in community empowerment. Schools regularly organize events that bring together students, parents, educators and political leaders to advocate for active civic engagement and unity. Since 1999, Green Dot has been a celebrated leader in closing discrepancies in access to high-quality educational opportunities, regardless of race, ethnicity or socioeconomic status.



Green Dot is seeking an Area Operations & Finance Manager to oversee operations, budgeting, and forecasting for a cluster of schools in and around Los Angeles. We need a problem solver who will own operational challenges so that principals and teachers can focus on educating students. There is always room for system improvements, and we want someone who will not just put out fires, but also identify ways to make operations more efficient and improve the effectiveness of our school services. This is a fast-paced, on-the-ground position, requiring strong analytical and communication skills. If you have the skills and a passion for transforming public education, we want to hear from you.



Serve as the “COO” for a number of schools, typically five to seven

Support Area Superintendent in running day-to-day, non-academic operations (e.g. finance, plant, IT, security, transportation)

Assist principals in managing school budgets, analyzing year-to-date results, and forecasting end-of-year performance

Serve as liaison between Home Office departments and schools to ensure implementation of best practices in school operations

Develop and implement trainings for school site staff to maximize operational efficiency

Lead special projects (e.g. school moving from temporary to permanent facility; improving attendance across schools)

Assist the VP of Operations and Finance and management team on special projects and initiatives as necessary


This job operates in a professional office environment, is largely sedentary, and utilizes typical office equipment (computers, phones, photocopiers, etc.). Normal business hours are 8:30am – 5:30pm, Monday-Friday (although these hours may vary and may require occasional evening and weekend work based on organizational needs). Minimal or no travel required, other than visits to local school sites (as needed).



Bachelor’s degree required, MBA preferred

4+ years of experience in a fast-paced, highly analytical professional environment. Ideal candidate will have 2-3 years of experience managing school operations; charter school experience highly preferred

2+ years of experience managing others in a professional environment

Strong financial acumen

Experience designing and facilitating differentiated professional development sessions

Ability to build collaborative, coordinated, and supportive relationships

Ability to impact and influence stakeholders both inside and outside of the organization

Can demonstrate flexibility and innovation when faced with ambiguity

Can demonstrates creative problem solving skills

Tenacity and a willingness to do whatever it takes to achieve our mission

> Dependability, humility, sense of humor, and a rock-solid commitment to Green Dot’s mission and the communities we serve

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


The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to perform the job.



We offer a comprehensive benefits plan including (but not limited to) medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and retirement options. We also provide generous time off to support 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.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

We require all candidates to complete an online application at Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted. We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible.


Green Dot Public Schools is a fair chance and equal opportunity employer. As such, Green Dot is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants, 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.