Aug 13, 2019

O365/SharePoint Manager - YES Prep System Office (IMMEDIATE OPENING)

$57,423 - $74,650 yearly
  • YES Prep Public Schools
  • YES Prep Public Schools, South Loop East Freeway, Houston, TX, USA
Full-time Technology

Job Description

POSITION: O365/SharePoint Manager

REPORTS TO: Director of Business Analysis & Adoption

LOCATION: Houston, Texas

COMPENSATION: $57,423 - $74,650

THE CHALLENGE & OPPORTUNITY

Across the nation, only half of all students from low-income communities’ graduate from high school and only 10% earn a college degree. Even though 84% of their students are economically disadvantaged, YES Prep provides evidence that different outcomes are possible. Ninety-four (94%) of YES Prep alumni matriculate to college within one year and alumni like Eddie Zapata are earning their college degrees at four times the rate of their peers with similar socioeconomic backgrounds. How do they do this? Each of YES Prep’s 19 campuses serves 6th-12th graders like Monique Bowie. Students typically enter YES Prep one or more grade levels behind but quickly find themselves on a different life trajectory as a result of transformative relationships with teachers and leaders and access to excellent educational opportunities.

As the first minority-majority city, Houston’s schools cannot keep up with demand from students like Eddie and Monique. Houston is the 4th largest city (on track to become the 3rd), and this booming population translates into 7,000 families on YES Prep’s waitlist. YES Prep’s student enrollment is estimated to grow 31% between now and 2023 (from 11,600 currently to 17,000).

THE OPPORTUNITY

YES Prep needs a dynamic and inclusive O365/SharePoint Manager to make our mission a reality. The O365/SharePoint Manager manages all aspects of the Office 365 environment, including availability, reliability, performance, monitoring, and security of the portal. This position plays an integral part in the development of strategies for optimal use of SharePoint, Teams, and other collaborative tools within the Office 365 environment. [RW3] [TC4]

THE PERSON

We seek staff with diverse backgrounds, talents, interests, and ideas to meet the needs of our growing body of students. Certain traits consistently shine through for our most successful employees: a passion for the mission, drive for results, care for students, resilience, and humility. 

The successful candidate must have exceptional problem-solving skills, strong business judgment, and demonstrated experience engaging cross-functional teams. The O365/SharePoint Manager must have the ability to execute both strategically and tactically, and someone who is excited to take on new, ambiguous projects that will be industry defining. This position requires a solid technical background, and the candidate should be customer-focused with a passion for information technology.

The O365/SharePoint Manager will increase the organization’s digital dexterity and efficiency by doing the following:

  • Gaining a deep understanding of customer experience, identifying and filling gaps utilizing O365 Admin Center to conduct necessary actions to support, administering, and troubleshooting O365 issues;
  • Developing, configuring and maintaining document libraries, enterprise lists, and site collections. Performing typical system administrative activities such as site creation, user training, restoring and issue resolution;
  • Providing guidance and support to the organization, training, policy recommendations, and enabling our teams to deliver scalable end-to-end O365 resources onboarding and support services (i.e., ensuring smooth, quick, and efficient onboarding experience to Office 365).
  • Delivering direct training to new hires and provide train-the-trainer support to enable a scalable approach to empower teams; this might include the collecting, creating, and curating of training collateral in various formats;
  • Providing End User support with Office 365 issues;
  •  Reviewing, analyzing, monitoring and improving the current Office 365 SharePoint environment;
  • Acting as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) to users;
  • Knowing how to use Microsoft Office 2016 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote), Microsoft Teams, and One Drive for Business;
  • Willing to provide support in other areas as needed.

THE MUST HAVES

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year educational institution
  • Previous experience creating and managing site creation in a SharePoint environment with Office 365 or SharePoint 2016.
  • At least one-year experience configuring and working with a SharePoint Online environment in Office 365 or SharePoint 2016.
  • Evidence of producing great work products on quick timelines
  • Ability to lead and follow
  • Strong writing skills and aesthetically pleasing work product delivery
  • Belief in and commitment to the mission and core value of YES Prep Public Schools
  • Openness to giving and receiving frequent feedback
  • Demonstrated ability to work on a team
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and initiatives at once
  • Initiator, problem-solver, and creative thinker
  • Ability to maintain emotional control under stress
  • Frequent prolonged and irregular hours of duty, including evenings and weekends

THE BONUS POINTS

  • Technical background /degree
  • Postgraduate degree
  • SharePoint Certification(s)
  • Teaching experience in either Primary/Secondary or Higher Education

FEW NOTES FROM THE HIRING MANAGER:

  • I will screen applications daily with a few members of the interview team, so early birds may get the worm.
  • I love educational equity, camping and hiking with my dog (Pedernales State Park is a favorite), trying new recipes, listening to audiobooks and podcasts (anything by the McElroy Family), and solving problems. I’m looking for someone who also loves to dive into a complex problems just for the joy of finding a creative solution.

THE PERKS

  • Compensation – This position is an exempt salaried position; salary offers commensurate with experience.
  • Health and Supplemental Insurance –  A $0.00 medical option that includes $600 towards a Health Savings Account, in addition to a variety of supplemental benefits including Dental, Vision, Short and Long-Term Disability, Pet Insurance, Life, etc.
  • Retirement Plans – Participation in Teacher Retirement System of Texas and a 457 Retirement Plan
  • Paid Time Off – 15 days of Paid Time Off in addition to the system closures of our Academic Calendar
  • Paid Leave Programming – In the event you need to be out due to medical needs (including maternity and paternity leave), YES Prep offers up to 12 weeks of full paid leave
  • Professional Development - YES Prep values longevity and performance over time through our Commit to Five program. We invest in developing leaders through high-quality programs, effective coaching, and ongoing professional development.
  • Award Winning Culture – The strong cultures of our campuses and Home Office are just one of many reasons we were named Houston’s Best Place to work in 2018. We won the 2012 Broad Prize for Excellence in Urban Education and were a 2016 finalist as well.

WE ARE DEEPLY COMMITTED TO EQUITY & DIVERSITY

YES Prep strives to recruit a diverse team of leaders. We believe there is a transformative academic and social benefit for students when their teachers and leaders reflect a diversity of backgrounds. Ninety-seven percent (97%) of staff members agree that the organization provides a welcoming environment given their background and identity according to our latest system survey.

YES Prep is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or parenthood.

THE NEXT STEPS

If you are not sure this opportunity is for you, are simply curious, or know someone who would be perfect, please reach out to our Talent Acquisition team to be connected to a recruiter at talent@yesprep.org.


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