Academic Operations Manager

    • Brooklyn, NY

An Invitation to Apply for the Position of

Academic Operations Manager

Coney Island Preparatory Public Charter School

Brooklyn, New York

What is the Role?

Coney Island Prep is looking for an amazing, dedicated Academic Operations Manager to join us for the 2020-2021 school year! The mission of the school’s Operations Team is to make teaching better and easier by directly supporting the academic program. The Academic Operations Manager (AOM) position is integral to the success of this mission, as they will directly interface with the Academic Leadership team and provide the best and most meaningful information with which to make programmatic decisions.  

The AOM will implement and manage clear systems, revising them as necessary or needed, so that Coney Island Prep runs smoothly on a day-to-day basis. He or she will work to ensure all staff can focus on students rather than paperwork.  They will oversee the academic reporting and data analysis necessary to support the highest level of academic achievement and will be primarily responsible for ensuring that programmatic guidelines for reporting and implementation are properly followed.  The AOM will be hired by and report to the Director of Operations. 

What You’ll be Asked to do (includes, but not limited to)

Data Management and Compliance

-Oversee creation and distribution of all student, parent and staff-facing academic reports 
-Coordinate, administer and ensure compliance of all internal and external testing
-Collaborate with and create weekly analytical reports for Principals, Vice Principals, Deans of Students, the Director of Data and other staff around academic and behavioral data
-Create ad hoc academic reports and/or data to support the Leadership Team
-Support the academic program by analyzing purchasing needs and ordering as necessary

Student and Staff Technology

-Oversee all student information systems to ensure academic school data is current and accurate
-Train and support all staff in using student information systems to make their work better and easier
-Help create daily schedules both for traditional and altered school days
-Create and distribute weekly staff newsletter
-Maintain student technology hardware and sign-out systems to ensure all staff have easy access to iPads, Chromebooks, etc. when needed

Operational Support

-Assist teammates in planning and executing all student and family events, including family conferences, field trips, etc.
-Help oversee arrival, lunch, dismissal, transportation and other whole-school systems (specific duties will vary by campus)
-Oversee classroom-based academic systems such as the library system
-Create a welcome main office environment for families by providing top notch customer service
-Support student needs as necessary including health needs
-Additional support at the request of the Director of Operations

What You’ll Need

-Ability to analyze and report on academic data to support school leaders in making programmatic decisions
-Passionate dedication to Coney Island Prep’s mission, with a steadfast belief that all students deserve preparation for the college and career of their choice
-Detail and solutions-oriented
-Maintains professionalism through excellent organizational skills, timeliness, regular communication, and meeting deadlines 
-Ambition and desire to develop as a leader
-An entrepreneurial spirit, who embraces the opportunity for creativity and hard work 
-At least 2 years of operational/analytic work experience in a fast-paced, demanding work environment (charter school experience preferred)
-Strong experience with Excel
-The ability to differentiate between urgent and important
-Bachelor’s degree required
-Spanish, Cantonese, or Russian proficiency a plus

Who are you?

You’re all in.  You believe there is no more urgent task than to educate students from low-income backgrounds, so you are committed to the core.  Our work is high-energy, fast-paced, tiring and sometimes all-consuming, and you wouldn’t have it any other way. You own your work and when you reach your goals, you reach higher.  You work incredibly hard, and are inspired by the urgency of what we do. You aren’t afraid to ask for help, feedback, and support; you’re equally eager to give all of the above. You’re driven by personal accountability, data, and results, and you’re not above doing whatever’s asked.  You make friends at work, smile through hectic days, and add a little levity along the way. You have the opportunity to work with students, and there’s always someone who’s got your back from coaching you through a challenging day to helping you grow professionally. And while the environment can be fast paced and ever-changing, you’ll have all of the technology and caffeine you need to get the job done.

Who are we?

Coney Island Prep is a college preparatory public charter school in Brooklyn, New York. Merging growth, performance, and commitment, the Coney Island Prep community takes its responsibility to prepare students for the college and career of their choice very seriously, but not ourselves. We balance our sense of ownership and responsibility with humility and levity and support each other every step of the way. Coney Island Prep currently serves over 1,000 scholars across its three schools, including:

300 scholars in kindergarten – fourth grade at the elementary school
360 scholars in fifth – eighth grades at the middle school
350 scholars in ninth-twelfth grade at the high school

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Coney Island Prep is committed to building a team that collectively reflects the various backgrounds, experiences, and identities of our scholars. We recognize and respond to different points of access, so that everyone maximizes their highest potential. We also recognize that because of institutionalized racism and systemic oppression, historically marginalized groups are at a disadvantage when it comes to most application and hiring processes. We want to ensure that all candidates, regardless of their identity, are able to demonstrate their qualifications and are not limited by a lack of opportunity or access. We are also committed to creating a space where everyone feels like all aspects of their identity are acknowledged, respected, and welcomed. We are intentional about creating an environment where people feel comfortable being their authentic selves at work by constantly examining our organization culture and challenging our traditions.

Benefits and Compensation

-Employees at Coney Island Prep are provided with a generous salary and an annual retention bonus after their first year. Our salaries are highly competitive, set through a lens of equity, and based on an individual’s skills and experiences relevant to the role. Starting Operations salaries range from $65,000-$75,000, based on experience.
-As a regular full time employee of Coney Island Prep, you will be eligible for benefits that include medical, dental, vision, and life insurance as well as a 403(b) retirement benefit package with match and Paid Family Leave.
-Staff are provided with a MacBook Air and access to all the necessary technology, resources, and hugs needed to succeed in their role.

Are you “All In?” Our Operations role start in May/June 2020. To apply, head to our Careers Page!

Coney Island Preparatory Public Charter School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, national origin, citizenship or disability. We want Coney Island Prep to be a place where students and staff of all backgrounds, experiences, and identities feel as though they feel valued and can excel.

Coney Island Prep prepares every scholar to succeed in the college and career of their choice.

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