Chief Operating Officer needed
Reporting to the Principal, the Chief Operating Officer (COO) is accountable for the school's business operations including strategic planning, finance, human resources, compliance, technology, vendor negotiations, student and staff recruitment, facilities management, and the day-to-day operations. FLI is looking for a skilled and strategic minded leader with experience leading a successful operations team, while maintaining a culture of high performance. The COO will have the talents, thoughtfulness, and confidence to support and empower each member of the operations team. The COO is a critical member of FLI's leadership structure.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Strategy/ Board Interaction
With the Principal, strategically plans for the school concerning all business functions such as financial, operations, technology, human resources, and overall school management.
Works as part of FLI's leadership team in making managerial decisions.
Ensures that the operations team is held accountable to the highest standards.
Works with Principal in providing assistance and information to the Board of Trustees regarding operational, HR and governance matters.
Participates in and prepares for all monthly board meetings and committees when appropriate.
Human Resources Management
Establishes HR policies and practices, including annual update/dissemination/signature of Employee Handbook.
Manages all benefits programs offered by the school including health, retirement and disability while complying with laws related to hiring and records management.
Ensures that all personnel files are updated to include employment contracts, job descriptions, and performance evaluation instruments.
Manages the onboarding process of all new staff.
Ensures that performance evaluations are conducted and are completed according to the CBA.
Familiarizes and adheres to the CBA's for all staff.
Works with counsel and Board of Trustees on HR legal matters.
With the principal, works directly with finance consultant in overseeing that FLI's accounting and finance needs are met.
Works with finance consultant and outside accountants to ensure compliance with all federal and local laws.
Supervises and monitors the operations team in the areas of purchasing, cash flow statements, revenues, expenditures, etc.
Assists the Principal with the development of the organization's annual budget.
Maintains a detailed awareness of the financial affairs of the organization by monitoring revenue and spending.
Makes recommendations to the Board of Trustees and Principal regarding financial decisions, operational procedures and best practices.
Oversees payroll and benefits payments.
Educates faculty and administrative staff regarding acceptable procurement practices.
Manages key operations processes including admissions (applications, lottery, enrollment), meal service, transportation, student records, safety, main office operations, office supply management and shared space maintenance.
Ensures all compliance reporting is accurately completed and submitted (BEDS, VADIR, Annual Report, etc.).
Manages and executes all service contracts including the federal free and reduced lunch program and transportation.
Ensures main office is organized to efficiently and effectively meet parent and student daily needs.
Ensures all student data is accurate in ATS and other databases.
Responsible of overseeing the technology infrastructure of the school.
Acts as the direct liaison to the technology consultants.
Qualifications & Experience:
Strong commitment to FLI Charter School's mission, vision and organizational success.
Significant business leadership experience with a demonstrated commitment to operations and financial excellence and the use of data analysis to drive decisions.
Proven track record of success in senior management position, leading an organization undergoing significant change and growth.
Five+ years of experience at the senior management level (as part of an executive team), with success in employee management. Experience reporting to a Board of Trustees preferred.
Strong operations, financial and accounting management skills.
Motivational leader with a demonstrated ability to build a strong culture, lead by example and drive individuals to succeed.
Advanced degree and experience in operations/finance.
How to apply?
Please send resume and cover letter to:
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