Director of Operational Strategy

    • New York, NY

Join our mission
At Zeta, we pursue an unprecedented combination of high academic achievement and social-emotional development. We insist that every child receives a world-class education while fostering a love for learning. We are changing the public education landscape for all of New York City’s children, and we are uncompromising in our mission.

To achieve our vision, we are searching for a stellar Director of Operational Strategy with a Bachelor's Degree and 2-5+ years of work experience in finance, management consulting, or scale-up of growing organizations who is fueled by a passion for team success and continual improvement. MBA is preferred, but not required. Ideal candidates have a creative, problem-solving mindset, disciplined focus on scalable processes, and interest in education.

Deliver incredible results
As the Director of Operational Strategy, you drive our organizational strategy and build scalable processes across multiple functional areas as we scale up through:

  • Providing high-level strategic visioning and project management for critical initiatives to support the network’s growth plans, including but not limited to private facilities acquisition, design, and development

  • Designing and implementing seamless, effective, and scalable operational processes, including procurement and inventory, data management, and people management

  • Identifying areas of improvements across the organization and using data, experience, and best practices to provide creative solutions

  • Wearing multiple hats as a part of a lean start-up team, supporting the work of others on the team and taking on new projects and tasks as needed

Become a part of our world-class team
Our Zeta team is comprised of top talent with incredible schooling and private sector experience. We need team members who are passionate about our mission, vision, and core values. You will make a tremendous team member at Zeta if you bring a mindset of growth, flexibility, and openness to feedback. You are hungry and determined to not only meet your goals, but surpass them at all costs. You are highly skilled at effectively communicating with your team members, both in good times and bad.

We maintain an unrelenting focus on team, so you must be humble, willing to put the team’s needs ahead of your own, and committed to contributing to a collaborative work environment. At Zeta, your voice will be valued. As part of a lean start-up, we expect all our teammates to wear multiple hats and have a can-do attitude about overcoming any hurdle!

We want lifelong learners who live with child-like joy and passion. At Zeta, we need you to bring your passion for learning, disrupting the status quo, and tackling problems with creative solutions. Bring your whole self to Zeta.

Apply Now
Currently, Zeta operates two schools, one in upper Manhattan and one in the South Bronx. We have big growth plans because the educational crisis is massive and requires big solutions. We plan to open two schools each year starting in 2020. Join our growing team today, and change the landscape of public education in New York City. If you can’t wait to get started, apply now!

Work authorization is required (candidate must have permanent authorization to work in the U.S.). Zeta is an equal opportunity employer and has a strong commitment to diversity. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


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