Operations Process Manager

Location: Denver, Colorado
Date Posted: 08-02-2017
About STRIVE Preparatory Schools:
Founded in 2006, STRIVE Preparatory Schools (STRIVE Prep) is a Denver-based community of free, open enrollment, public charter schools committed to providing every student with an excellent, college-preparatory education. We believe that students from all backgrounds deserve a college preparatory education regardless of race, economic circumstance or previous academic achievement. We are committed to preparing all students for educational success from kindergarten through college and career by challenging them to realize their full potential through high expectations in a safe, rigorous, and compassionate learning environment with shared accountability among students, families and staff.

Our teachers, leaders, faculty and staff clear a path for all families to have access to a high-quality school that’s just down the street, not across town.  By building great schools in Far Northeast, Northwest and Southwest Denver, we will create depth of impact and long-lasting community change.

At STRIVE Prep, transformation is a choice that has led to:
  • The opening of 11 free, public charter schools within Denver Public Schools (DPS) throughout Far Northeast, Northwest and Southwest Denver.
  • A shared vision of making a college prep education for all students in our community the norm, rather than the exception, by growing from 11 schools serving 3,500 students to 17 schools serving 7,500 students by the year 2022.
  • A commitment to serve all students from the neighborhoods in which we operate, whereby approximately 97% of STRIVE Prep students identify as students of color, 87% of students qualify for free or reduced lunch, 49% are English Language Learners and 13% receive Special Education services.
  • 92% of seniors from the network’s first graduating class in 2016 were accepted to a 4-year college or university. 
  • The welcoming of any scholar from kindergarten through twelfth grade who desires to STRIVE for college. Because STRIVE Prep participates in the DPS SchoolChoice process, enrollment is open to any student in the communities we serve regardless of race, economic circumstance or previous academic achievement.
 Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Serve as the Denver Public Schools liaison for core services provided by the district, including:
    • Facility maintenance, repairs & emergencies
    • Major construction projects
    • Shared space negotiations
    • Food (meal) management
    • Transportation
    • Nursing
    • Pest Control
    • Safety & Security services (campus agreements, system functionality, and installations)
  • Management of external vendors & contractors
    • Copier/Printing support
    • Water coolers/purifiers
    • Movers (furniture and large items)
    • Charter bus & transportation rentals
    • Furniture and Fixture Acquisition & Installations (through DPS approved contractors)
    • School Uniforms & Apparel
  • Implementation of procurement systems
    • Implementation of Spring Procurement process
    • Initial exploration of new vendors and gathering of quotes
    • Approving and processing POs
    • Purchasing agent for all centrally-coordinated orders
    • Lead and coordinate relevant RFP initiatives
    • Subject matter expert on using network purchasing system(s)
    • Oversee network asset management system
  • SAL (Site Assessment Leader) oversight and support
    • Central lead for ACCESS
    • Central lead for Student & Parent Surveys
    • Support in execution of CMAS
Our Aspiring Process Manager:
  • Holds a Bachelor’s Degree or higher (required)
  • Has experience managing contractors and holding them accountable to commitments (required)
  • Has at least two (2) years of experience working in school operations (preferred)
  • Has experience working within or around Denver Public Schools, specifically their administrative offices (preferred)
  • Has experience procuring items in a commercial setting using both credit cards and purchase orders (preferred)
  • Believes that all students should have an excellent education, regardless of background.
  • Is an excellent communicator, both verbally and in writing.
  • Is skilled at leading focused, action-oriented, and professional meetings with multiple stakeholders
  • Sets high expectations for their work and regularly holds themselves accountable to those expectations
  • Is receptive to and comfortable delivering direct feedback
  • Has a clear, well-defined personal organization system

This positions begins immediately.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
STRIVE Prep is an equal opportunity employer.
Visit our Careers Page at http://www.striveprep.org/join-our-team/teach-at-strive/ to learn more about what to expect in the hiring process and who we need.
Contact Susan at sandersen@striveprep.org with any questions.
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