The Managing Director of Operations & Compliance will join the team at KIPP Northern California during an exciting phase of growth and organizational development, as we scale from 17 to 20+ schools in the Bay Area and Stockton. This is a senior leadership role that will partner with the Chief Operating Officer in setting and executing on our vision for operational excellence in our schools, grounded in the belief that strong operations is the foundation for joyful, academically excellent schools. They will partner closely with leaders across the organization to ensure that operational systems are built to last, and that organizational goals are aligned and supported by regional and school operations teams.
The Managing Director of Operations & Compliance will oversee two departments, Regional Operations and Public Accountability & Compliance, as well as our temporary Pandemic Operations team. They will manage 3-5 direct reports, with an overall central team of approximately 10 FTEs. Their leadership and impact will extend to our network of 75 school-based operations staff, including close partnership with our Directors of School Operations (DSOs), who lead operations at each school site.
The Managing Director of Operations & Compliance will report to the Chief Operating Officer and work from our downtown Oakland office (blend of in-person and remote work), with occasional travel to our schools and local communities throughout the Bay Area and Stockton. The role is available immediately.
Education & Experience:
Knowledge & Skills required:
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
Effectively Manage Operations and Compliance Departments
Oversee Regional Operations & Vision for Operational Excellence
Oversee Public Accountability & Compliance
Oversee COVID-19 Health & Safety
Disrupt Racial Inequities
Physical, Mental and Environmental Demands
Physical: Ability to navigate office and school campuses, and hold meetings in different spaces. Traditionally, much of the day involves sitting. Ability to access and utilize technology. Occasional lifting/carrying of equipment 1-20 lbs.
Mental: Stress of deadlines and normal work standards, ability to analyze problems and generate alternatives, work with interruptions, concentrate for long periods of time, read, calculate, perform routine math problems, memorize and recall objects and people.
Environmental: Office environment subject to constant interruptions and distractions. Occasional classroom/school environment and travel. In an emergency context (e.g., pandemic), work may be conducted virtually fully or partially for extended periods of time or longer, and the expectation is that the individual will establish a productive, remote work environment (e.g., ability to stay connected through different technology means). It may require remote work as current public health guidelines warrant.
Full-time, exempt position based on regional support office calendar and time-off policy.
About KIPP: Together with families and communities, KIPP’s mission is to create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose -- college, career and beyond -- so they can lead fulfilling lives and create a more just world. Our vision is that every child grows up free to create the future they want for themselves and their communities.
About KIPP Northern California: KIPP Public Schools Northern California is a nonprofit network of 17 open-enrollment, high-performing, public charter schools that prepare all students for fulfilling lives. We currently educate over 6,500 students in grades TK-12 in East Palo Alto, Oakland, San Francisco, San Lorenzo, San Jose, Redwood City, and Stockton. Building on a 20-year track record of success, we are expanding into Stockton to launch 5 new schools, and evolving our model to be more equitable, responsive, and impactful in supporting the needs of our students. This includes an emphasis on social-emotional learning and restorative practices, deeper community engagement and advocacy efforts, and an organizational commitment to becoming antiracist.
Our Commitment to Equity: At KIPP NorCal, we have committed to embed equity into the core of who we are and what we do. We believe equity is achieved by actively pursuing anti-racism and by taking action to ensure that everyone has what they need to thrive, be empowered and reach their potential. We will hold ourselves accountable to continuous learning and improvement as we work together to implement our vision with courage and humility.
We are dedicated to you and your family's well-being! KIPP offers a competitive salary as well as a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and transportation benefits.
The Managing Director of Operations & Compliance will join the team at KIPP Northern California during an exciting phase of growth and organizational development, as we scale from 17 to 20+ schools in the Bay Area and…