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Regional Director of Operations - Lower Valley (Immediate Opening)

Company: IDEA Public Schools
Location: Brownsville
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Description Position at IDEA Public Schools About IDEA Public Schools:At IDEA Public Schools, we believe in college for ALL and we are committed to ensuring thatallour students graduate from college. IDEA Public Schools has grown from a small school to the fastest-growing network of tuition-free Pre-K-12 public charter schools in the United States sending 100% of our students to college. 50% of our students graduate from college in 6 years - that's 3 times the national rate for students in our communities! IDEA was founded in 2000 as a single school with 150 students in the Rio Grande Valley. When interest exceeded building capacity, to meet the demands, IDEA's co-founders committed to serving more students in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas and beyond. We now serveover 65,000students across Texas and Louisiana. Be on the lookout for IDEA schools opening near you-with continued growth in our current regions and new launches inTampa Bay, FL(2021),andJacksonville, FL (2022)!When you choose to work at IDEA, you are part of our IDEA Team and Family. You will work alongside team members who set and reach ambitious goals every day, are excited to continue to grow with IDEA, and work relentlessly to make college for all a reality.To learn more about IDEA, check out this.About the Rio Grande Valley:Since 2000, IDEA Public Schools has grown from a school of 150 students in Donna, TX, to the fastest- growing family of tuition-free, public charter schools in the United States. In the Rio Grande Valley, we are a nucleus of four counties (Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr and Willacy Counties) that work as one unit to support our children academically and holistically.RGV is home to a population of just over 1.3 million residents. Children across the region truly benefit from IDEA's mission of college for all, as only 1 out of 17 students currently graduate college ready. Our mission holds true as we have over 5,000 IDEA alumni that currently attend, or have graduated from, 300 colleges and universities across the country. Join our passionate team of changemakers in south Texas as we prepare to expand our home region to 55 schools, serving over 38,000 students in 2022.Role Mission: The Regional Director of Operations (RDO) will serve as the operations mastermind for the Lower Valley cohort in the Rio Grande Valley serving campuses from Brownsville to Weslaco and the surrounding areas .S/he is a skilled manager and team leader with exemplary customer service skills. The RDO will support the hiring and development of our Assistant Principals of Operations, in concert with campus principals.S/he is driven by goals and uses data in making decisions, providing in-depth monitoring of regional performance metrics and producing compelling reports to motivate and inspire others totake actionand share investment in achieving operating outcomes. S/he has strong analytical skills and can quickly analyze large amounts of data and identify patterns, problems, opportunities.S/he has a keen attention to detail and can also see the big picture. RDOs will focus on building management capacity and ensure that all San Antonio operational goals are achieved, with aparticular emphasison ADA, Recruitment, Enrollment, Beginning of Year (BOY) planning, Staff Retention, Financial Stewardship and Land Acquisition. The RDO will serve as the liaison between the region and HQ. Accountabilities 100% Projected Enrollment for Academy and College Prep by FDOS

  • Assists in the development and executes regional student recruitment efforts that target families with school-aged children immediately surrounding each school
  • Coaches APOs in their region to recruit new families with specific applicant goals per grade level--3:1 ratio (open grade levels) and 2:1 ratio (closed grade levels) while ensuring applications are high quality and ultimately lead to enrollment
  • Ensures all new families in the region are effectively onboarded and persist through their first year in our schools
  • Complies with all federal, state, and organizational student registration requirements throughout the enrollment process (i.e. transfers, testing, etc.) 97.5% Average Daily Attendance (ADA) for Academy and College Prep
    • Ensures new and existing families across the region know and understand attendance expectations, with aparticular emphasison PreK and Kinder families
    • Coaches APOs on the implementation of standardized accountability frameworks to ensure adherence to the outlined ADA policy at each school (i.e. escalation matrix, official attendance taking time, etc.)
    • Collaborates with VPs of Schools to implement best practices, raise awareness of analysis and leverage tracking mechanisms to positively impact ADA progress toward goals (PTGs)
    • Assists with monitoring of ADA work-flow to comply with all federal and state ADA guidelines by staying abreast of changes in ADA policy and procedures, and ensuring all relevant school personnel is trained 90% new student persistence for Academy and College Prep
      • New families proactively choose IDEA schools through effective onboarding
      • New families participate in a year-long onboarding program
      • Ensures APOs are effectively partnering with Academic Counselors in developing and implementing a school-based student persistence strategy 100% of campuses are safe and operational one week before FDOS
        • Works with local brokers to identify sites for new potential IDEA schools in line with budget parameters, land specifications, and regional growth plans; with land under contract by November 30
        • Responsible for managing all Beginning of Year (BOY) efforts in region to ensure all schools are set up for success by FDOS with a specific focus on the following areas:
          • 100% of positions filled, staff onboarded and in attendance at summer training
          • 3.5 average score on both the parent and staff BOY surveys
          • o ---90 score on BOY quality scorecard 85% Ops Staff Retention
            • Responsible for ensuring top performers occupy every seat across all operations roles in the region
            • Builds the leadership and management capacity of APOs to ensure the success of campus ops teams
            • Works with APOs to implement strategies to effectively lead under a dual management structure
            • Performs in-the-field observations (check-ins, huddles, walk-throughs, etc.) and participates in the APO staff development cycle (attend 2X2s, talent reviews, etc.)
            • Collaborates with principals to develop and implement comprehensive onboarding plans that involve the following: goal related skill-building, day-to-day management of ops team, managing up to two leaders, and overall implementation of best practices
            • Leverages the APO Priorities Calendar, routinely assesses APOs based on progress toward goals as well as principal, HQ, and campus ops teams' feedback; prioritizes support accordingly Achieves Operational and Financial Excellence in Auxiliary Services (cost/sqft, cost/rider, CNP fund balance)
              • Coaches APOs to lead in the areas of Transportation, Child Nutrition (CNP), and Facilities Maintenance
              • Collaborates with HQ and across regions to provide best-in-class customer service, while achieving operational efficiency and financial targets
              • Assists in the development and implementation of new strategic initiatives with a regional or system-wide impact (i.e. pilots, Healthy Kids Here) Lives IDEA's values
                • Believes and is committed to our mission: that all studentsare capable of gettingto and through college
                • Is driven by outcomes and results, and wants to be held accountable for them
                • Has a propensity for action, willing to make mistakes by doing in order to learn and improvequickly
                • Thrives in an entrepreneurial, high-growth environment; is comfortable with ambiguity and change
                • Seeks and responds well to feedback, which is shared often and freely across all levels of the organization
                • Works through silos and forges strong cross-departmental relationships in order to achieve outcomesSupervisory Responsibilities: Direct management of launching APOs until transitioned to foundingprincipals; matrixed (in-direct) management of APOs at campuses in operationQualifications:
                  • Education: Bachelor's Degree required; Master's preferred
                  • Experience: 2+ years of full-time people management required; 2+ years of team leadership; experience with indirect (matrixed) management preferred
                  • Experience: 6+ years of professional experience required
                  • Experience with data inferencing and process management
                  • Understanding and/or personal experience in the K-12 landscape, especially with charters preferredCompensation:
                    • Salary for this role typically fall between $85,962 and $98,341 commensurate with relevant experience and qualifications.This role is also eligible for a performance bonus based on individual and organizational performance and goal attainment.IDEA Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability, in admission or access to, or treatment of employment in its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning the organization's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI of Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), or Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), may contact IDEA Human Resources at (956) 377-8000.

Keywords: IDEA Public Schools, Brownsville , Regional Director of Operations - Lower Valley (Immediate Opening), Other , Brownsville, Texas

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