Bilingual School Based Operations Manager

Location: Denver, Colorado
Date Posted: 09-08-2017
 Please note, we will only consider candidates that are fluent in both oral and written Spanish for this position.
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 and Responsibilities
  • Ensure smooth school operations beyond instruction and school culture and serve as a contributing member of the campus leadership team.
  • Manage the school-wide administration schedule and coverage schedules when staff members are unavailable, and work around campus facility constraints.
  • Build campus testing schedules and ensure compliance with state and federal guidelines.
  • Oversight of school-based purchasing and cost-savings.
  • Manage and oversee the school’s physical condition.
  • Manage and implement the school’s Emergency Response and Crisis Management (ERCM) plan.
  • Manage DPS food and transportation services.
  • Lead campus administrative team to set campus vision and identify areas of operational project ownership and campus priorities.
  • Demonstrate effective project management skills which includes, but is not limited to: identifying key milestones, designing backwards plans, obtaining investment from all necessary stakeholders, performing effective training, driving projects to completion through thoughtful execution.
  • Act as the Site Assessment Leader (SAL), ensuring standardized testing materials are properly ordered, received, and submitted to scoring, and that standardized test data is reported to school staff and other relevant constituencies.
  • Manage and oversee the school’s physical condition and operational needs.
  • Assess procurement needs and perform campus purchasing
  • Facilitate effective testing environments which include ordering, organizing, and checking out all testing materials and helping to develop testing schedules that meet student and staff needs.
  • Support the Office Manager with front desk coverage, staff translation requests, student health needs, and student pull-outs and communications.
  • Organize student uniform sales and collection of technology fees.
  • Assist in making sure technology is fully functional and available. Work to support day-to-day technology needs at the school.
  • Correspond regularly with families regarding school policies, trips, events, and milestones.
  • Schedule family/teacher conferences, family events, standardized testing, use of A/V equipment, and computer lab/cart.
Our Aspiring Operations Manager:
  • Consciously choose to lead and transform the lives of scholars in urban settings.
  • Proudly hold at least a bachelor’s degree (required).
  • Speak Spanish or have experience working with bilingual students (required).
  • Understand, appreciate and can pull from a minimum of two years operational or related experience (required).
  • 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
What we Offer our Network Staff:
  • Ongoing coaching and professional development.
  • Competitive compensation package and annual performance based raises.
  • Participation in the Colorado PERA retirement program including a PERA 401k contribution option.
  • Funding of 100% of individual medical benefits and a wide range of insurance plans.
This position begins immediately for the 2017-2018 school year.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
STRIVE Prep is an equal opportunity employer.
Visit our Careers Page at to learn more about what to expect in the hiring process and who we need.
Please contact Susan at with any questions
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