Operations Associate, Redwood City

School Operations Redwood City, California


Description

Position Summary

The Operations Associate will play a critical role in maintaining the systems that support excellent teaching and learning - both in-person and virtually.  S/he will manage the front office and serve as the first point of contact for any students, families, staff, or visitors in the office. They must also passionately believe in the value of a KIPP education and have the ability to enthusiastically share that vision and belief with others. This position is an excellent opportunity for a highly driven self-starter to support a high-performing school. 

The Operations Associate reports to the Operations Manager. This full-time, non-exempt position is available immediately.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience:

  • Minimum 1 years of work experience, 2 or more years strongly preferred

Education:

  • High school diploma required

Knowledge/skills required:

  • Spanish fluency preferred
  • Knowledge of the X neighborhoods 
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to learn and utilize technology necessary to operate in a virtual office environment (i.e. Zoom, Go to Meeting) 
  • Ability to self-direct, prioritize and multi-task among competing goals
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others and build relationships across teams
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with keen attention to detail
  • Unquestioned integrity and commitment to KIPP Bay Area Schools’ mission and values

Essential Functions and Responsibilities  (in-person and virtually)

Manage front office and incoming visitors

  • Own the creation of a welcoming, organized front office that reflects school values and culture
  • Manage inventory of office supplies, student store items, textbooks, uniforms, and other materials
  • Serve as the point person for first aid and student medication
  • Assist with managing the school’s finances, including assisting with school fees, deposits, cash management, and purchasing

Manage student attendance and data

  • Track daily student attendance accurately, including distributing tardy slips, checking records, and compiling attendance documentation
  • Arrange morning calls home to students who are absent, and if needed, coordinate absent students’ homework drop-off and pick-up
  • Support a culture of high attendance by tracking unexcused absences, managing truancy documentation, and scheduling truancy meetings
  • Maintain complete and accurate student records in cumulative folders and in PowerSchool
  • Support with compiling academic data for report cards, transcripts, and other documents

Support student enrollment

  • Support student recruitment activities and school events (e.g. open houses, information sessions)
  • Support management of all incoming applications and enrollment paperwork for new and returning students
  • Help prepare application data and communications for the enrollment lottery
  • Own specific parts of the enrollment process, such as scheduling family meetings or managing all incoming new student enrollment paperwork

Support communications systems

  • Help prepare weekly bulletins in English and Spanish to distribute to team & family
  • Assist in the preparation of all parent communications, including letters and report cards
  • Assist in maintaining updates and newsletters on the school website
  • Manage communication systems with families by sending out mailings and using the SchoolMessenger system for school events

Support school leadership with creating a joyful learning environment

  • Support with furnishing and decorating the facilities to model school values and culture
  • Support with implementing school safety plans and procedures
  • Assist with on-campus and off-campus school events, including student field trips
  • Adhere to KIPP’s health and safety guidelines as outlined by the CDC, CDE, and public health agencies’ recommendations
  • Assist with other tasks and projects as necessary or assigned

Physical, Mental and Environmental Demands 

Physical: Ability to navigate office and school campuses, and hold meetings in different spaces. Ability to access and utilize technology. Occasional lifting/carrying of equipment 1-20 lbs.

Mental: Stress of deadlines and normal work standards, ability to analyze problems and generate alternatives, work with interruptions, concentrate for long periods of time, read, calculate, perform routine math problems, memorize and recall objects and people.

Environmental: Office and/or classroom environment subject to constant interruptions and distractions.  Occasional classroom/school environment and travel. In emergency context (e.g., pandemic) work may be conducted virtually fully or partially for extended periods of time or longer, and the expectation is that the individual will establish a productive, remote work environment (e.g., ability to stay connected through different technology means). It may require remote work as current public health guidelines warrant.

Classification

Full-time, non-exempt position

About KIPP Public Schools Northern California

We are a thriving nonprofit network of 17 free, public charter schools open to all students. At KIPP, we believe all children should grow up free to create the future they want for themselves and that schools can and should be a critical factor in making that vision a reality. Together with families and communities, we create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose—college, career, and beyond—so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world. 

Our student community consists of over 7,000 elementary, middle, and high school students in East Palo Alto, Oakland, San Francisco, San Lorenzo, San Jose, and Redwood City, and Stockton. 79% qualify for free or reduced price lunch, 23% are multilingual learners, and 10% have special needs.  We strive to cultivate a representative team of teachers and leaders that reflect our students’ diversity.

Compensation

We are dedicated to you and your family's well-being! KIPP offers a competitive salary as well as a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and transportation benefits. 

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume by clicking apply on this page.

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