Oct 11, 2021

Regional Operations Manager

  • Rocketship Public Schools
  • Washington, USA
Full-time Operations and Facilities

Job Description

At Rocketship Public Schools, we believe in the infinite possibility of human potential. We believe that every student deserves the right to dream, to discover, and to develop their unique potential. And it is our responsibility and our privilege to unleash the potential inside every Rocketeer we serve. Our non-profit network of public elementary charter schools propels student achievement, develops exceptional educators, and partners with parents who enable high-quality public schools to thrive in their community. We are a collective of parents, teachers, leaders, and students working together to transform the future for underserved communities across our country. At Rocketship Public Schools, we are unleashing potential.

The Position

The Regional Operations Manager position is responsible for an array of projects and coordination geared toward planning, supporting and executing the non-academic work streams for COVID-19 preparedness and effectiveness in SY22 . This role is an excellent opportunity for teachers or other school-based staff with 2+ years of experience, a vision for building strong team culture and organizational scalability, incredible attention to detail, an impeccable record with accountability, and demonstrated leadership ability. Candidates should be proven leaders at their school sites, or have commensurate experience that demonstrates their knowledge of K-12 schools, and their ability to lead complex projects or programs.

Essential Functions
    • Regional Operations Manager will be a main conduit connecting COVID Leads and staff to up-to-date information about Rocketship DC COVID protocols and plans. The Regional Operations Manager will also plan, implement, and monitor school wide system processes across the region.

Create a Recess Playbook based on regional vision Create and lead Operations PD• Manage school-based COVID LeadsSupport with school-based systems management and oversight (Arrival, Dismissal, Lunch, Recess, Safety)Support with the logistics and compliance for state-mandated health testing administration, including Hearing and Vision, or Physical Fitness Testing.Other school-based operations support as needed by the school throughout the yearRegional-

Execute central Procurement processes, especially for start up schools if needed Conduct special research projects to support regional business, e.g. bidding out regional charter bus vendor contracts in order to save schools time and money• Plan and execute for audits • Draft templates for school operations staff, e.g. peer coaching resources for BOMs and OMs, Support Staff Onboarding Plans, etc.Other regional operations support as needed by the region throughout the yearCOVID-

Support COVID work stream leads directly (when needed): Help build documentation / processes / timelines with work stream leads. Support individual work stream in any immediate execution needs, Act as an advisor to work streams leads - pressure test assumptions and plans, bring in secondary research, and build in new perspectives from other stakeholders (i.e., external, academic, etc.) Assess what's working / what's not across functions and communicate across teams to problem solve. Specific priorities to be defined by the ADO (example: support projects could include, but are not limited to:effective space planning based on academic needs and health guidelines, cross-functional plan for communicating with parents on remote learning needs, technology, and access to food, Process flow for daily symptomatic monitoring, including roles/responsibilities, timelines, and PPE requirements
    • Minimum 2 years of relevant, school-based experience
    • Minimum 2 years of experience managing a dynamic program, office, or project, with complex stakeholders and competing priorities
    • Displays maturity and ability to work independently
    • Personally accountable and responsible for own actions
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and meet tight deadlines
    • Excellent interpersonal communication skills across diverse audiencesCultural awareness
    • Team-player attitude and strong customer-service orientation
    • Demonstrated ability to be detail-oriented, organized, and resourceful
    • Ability to treat sensitive issues with respect and empathy and maintain strict confidentiality where required
    • Passion for Rocketship's mission, matched with a strong work ethic
    • Belief that all students can achieve academic success

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and communicate with both adults and children. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally climb ladders. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is moderate to high.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent health and welfare benefits, 403b retirement plan, flexible spending account (FSA), and generous paid time off.

Rocketship Public Schools provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Rocketship Public Schools complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Rocketship Public Schools expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Rocketship Public Schools' employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated. Click here for our Sexual Harassment Policy and here for our Title IX Policy . For questions, concerns, or complaints, please contact Equity/Discrimination Title IX Compliance Officer, Address: 350 Twin Dolphin Drive, Suite 109, Redwood City, CA 94065. Phone: 877-806-0920 ext. 115.

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