Dean of Operations in Residence

Opportunities for 2024-2025: Rhode Island Providence, Rhode Island


Organization Overview  

Excel Academy was founded in 2003 with the mission to provide a high-quality education to students in East Boston and Chelsea Massachusetts, communities that are predominantly low-income and Latinx and historically have faced significant social and educational barriers. Our success in Massachusetts is proof that the opportunity gap can be closed. At Excel Academy Charter Schools, we believe that when a student has the support and tools to pursue a productive post-secondary pathway aligned to their personal identity and values, it can fundamentally change their life trajectory.    

At Excel Academy we learn from our students, families, and staff and make improvements. We have increasingly adapted to provide a holistic education that values our community as collaborators in the learning process, social-emotional support, equity for diverse learners, and fosters identity development. We prioritize an approach that is both rigorous and inclusive. Our team of passionate, intelligent, driven, and loving staff are at the core of the work we do.   

Growth Happens Here.  

About the Role   

Excel Academy Charter Schools is seeking a strong Operations Leader in Residence who will work as a member of the Rhode Island Team, responsible for implementing and overseeing our rigorous and inclusive academic or culture programming.  This role is designed for experienced teachers or school-based operations staff who are looking to make the transition into operational leadership as an administrator. This residency is designed to be a one-role with the possibility of a successful Operations Leader Fellow being promoted to a long-term leadership role within the network. The salary range for this position is expected to be $75,000- $95,000 commensurate with experience.  

Your Impact  

  • Support with school-based Operations staff extended leaves and coverage needs
  • Support with administering staff-facing programming such as New Staff Orientation, Summit, Network Awards, and Professional Development days
  • Support with project managing school-based standardized assessments
  • Support school-based Deans of Operations in a flexible and responsive way
  • Advance network priorities and work collaboratively with other network teams
  • Serve as a member of the Operations Department, and support professional development and training of school-based operations staff
  • Do whatever it takes to ensure the mission of the network is upheld 


  • Experience managing projects including creating systems and engaging with stakeholders to achieve project outcomes
  • Interest in working with technology, including technology and database administration
  • Strong attention to detail and an ability to self-organize and prioritize
  • Experience in an educational organization preferred
  • Strong interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills
  • Hunger for feedback and ability to effectively incorporate feedback

Preference will be given to applicants who share points of intersection with our students, such as speaking Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, or a language commonly spoken by our students and families at an advanced level, being first generation college graduates, or having grown up low-income.   

Mission Alignment  

  • You share a commitment to and belief in all students and the mission of Excel Academy Charter Schools, including Excel’s values and educational model;
  • You are committed to addressing racial and economic inequity in education;
  • You work effectively in a team environment and have a willingness and desire to support others in doing their best work; and
  • You are open to change, are willing to problem-solve, and seek feedback for your own professional growth and improvement.


Excel Academy Charter Schools do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, ancestry, athletic performance, special need, proficiency in the English language or a foreign language or prior academic achievement.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.