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SY20-21 Rise Prep High School Director of Operations (3687)

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TitleSY20-21 Rise Prep High School Director of Operations
Posting ID3687
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SY20-21 Rise Prep High School Director of Operations

Grade Level: 9-10

Start Date: July 2020 (anticipated)

 

 

About Rise Preparatory Academy High School

 

Rise Prep welcomed its founding 9th grade class in the 2019-20 school year, and will grow to serve 9th-10th graders in the 2020-2021 school year. Rise Prep is a small high school with a focus on preparing students for college or other post-secondary opportunities. Rise Prep offers a challenging, college preparatory curriculum, including English, math, science, history, and foreign language courses. Students will have the opportunity to take honors courses, Advanced Placement courses, and courses for college credit. Students also have the opportunity to participate in elective offerings, extracurricular activities and after school sports. 

 

Because of the small class size, Rise Prep students receive individualized attention and benefit from close relationships with staff. Students and families receive individualized support to plan for post-secondary education and opportunities, including one-on-one assistance with college applications and financial aid applications. Our goal is for 100% of students to graduate high school with a post-secondary plan that supports their life goals. Rise Prep is open to all interested students, with preference given to students currently attending Rise Academy or Van Sickle Academy.

 

 

Director of Operations Responsibilities

 

The Director of Operations is responsible for ensuring that the school is able to run smoothly so that students and other staff members have a great learning environment. Specifically, the Director of Operations is responsible for the following:

 

  • Creating the school master schedule and all individual student schedules
  • Ensuring compliance with all SEZP, Springfield, state, and federal requirements
  • Supporting the principal and other staff with financial matters (e.g., budget, payroll, processing of purchasing, contracts)
  • Managing the school’s physical plant
  • Coordinating with SPS personnel regarding any physical plant challenges/problems
  • Overseeing transportation, food services, health, and safety
  • Managing technology in the building and coordinating
  • Leading event logistics (for assemblies, field trips, etc.)
  • Coordinating visitor procedures
  • Working closely with SEZP, SPS, and others to ensure effective communication and timely completion of all logistical matters
  • Leading professional development training on positive school culture, effective classroom management, and other topics
  • Working closely with school leaders to help insure a positive staff culture; addressing challenges in staff culture positively and assertively
  • Developing positive relationships with family members and the community
  • Serving as a representative of the school to the community; working with staff members to insure that families are well-informed about what is happening in school and have other opportunities to interact positively with the school
  • Supervise public areas (such as hallways and other public spaces) when appropriate to reinforce school behavior expectations

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university preferred
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience or 1+ years of experience in a management capacity preferred

 

If you meet some of the qualifications above, we encourage you to apply or to reach out for more information. We know that historically marginalized groups – including people of color, women, people from working class backgrounds, and people who identify as LGBTQ – are less likely to apply unless and until they meet every requirement for a job. Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities.

 

We encourage you to reach out to SEZP@springfieldempowerment.org if you have questions about the role or your qualifications. We are happy to help you feel ready to apply!

 

 

Benefits

 

SEZP offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience. Staff in SEZP qualify for benefits (personal/sick days, retirement, health insurance, etc.) offered to other employees in the Springfield Public Schools.

 

In addition, there are several opportunities unique to SEZP schools to increase earnings above base salary. While not guaranteed, those opportunities currently include, but are not limited to:

  • Annual stipends for Capstone Projects associated with national-level professional development opportunities, following an application and selection process
  • Empowerment Academies: Intervention and instruction opportunities we implement during February, April, and summer breaks, following an application and selection process

Positions will be filled on a rolling basis; applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. Please contact sezp@springfieldempowerment.org with any questions.

 

About the Springfield Empowerment Zone Partnership

 

While Massachusetts is consistently ranked as one of the top states for education results in the country, we have one of the highest and most persistent opportunity gaps. The Springfield Empowerment Zone Partnership (SEZP) - established in 2015 as a collaboration between Springfield Public Schools (SPS), the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), and the Springfield Education Association (SEA) – seeks to improve the longitudinal life outcomes of the more than 5,000 students in our eleven middle and high schools.

 

As a “zone” of schools within the city of Springfield, SEZP’s approach draws on a deep and embedded partnership with the school district and local teachers’ union, while harnessing the flexibility and innovation found in autonomous school models. As a result, each school within SEZP is accorded significant school-based autonomies - in curriculum, talent, calendar, schedule, and budget – while being held accountable for realizing achievement gains for historically marginalized students. In all of our work, SEZP is in pursuit of equity and anti-racism – acknowledging the systemic oppression our students and families encounter daily and working to disrupt these provision gaps urgently and courageously.

 

 

Nondiscrimination Statement

 

The Springfield Public Schools does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, age, disability or military service or marital status. The Springfield Public Schools does not discriminate in admission to, access or treatment in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation, disability or homelessness.

 

 

Title IX Notice of Nondiscrimination

 

Springfield Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex in admission, administration of its educational programs or activities or employment. Springfield Public Schools is required by Title IX and its implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 not to discrimination on the basis of sex in admission, administration of its educational programs or activities or employment. The Senior Administrator of Human Resources, Kathleen O’Sullivan, Springfield Public Schools, 1550 Main St. Springfield MA, 011103, 413-787-7100, ext. 55428, has been designated as the employee responsible for coordinating Springfield Public Schools efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title IX. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 to Springfield Public Schools may be referred to Kathleen O’Sullivan or to U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 400 Maryland Ave., SW Washington, DC 20202-1100, telephone 800-421-3481.

 

Shift TypeFT - Full Year
Salary RangePer Year
LocationRise Academy

Applications Accepted

Start Date04/01/2020

Job Contact

NameAnna BreenTitlePrincipal
Emailbreena@springfieldpublicschools.comPhone