PAVE Schools

  • Director of Operations

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    PAVE Schools, Inc. (PAVE) prepares Kindergarten to 8th grade scholars to thrive in competitive high schools and four-year colleges. PAVE provides its scholars with a rigorous academic program and a community built on the organization’s core values of Perseverance, Achievement, Vibrance, and Excellent Character (PAVE).PAVE supports the operation of:


    • PAVE Red Hook (PAVE RH), a Kindergarten – 8th grade public charter school in Red Hook, Brooklyn. In 2018 – 2019, PAVE Red Hook will educate 490 Kindergarten – 8th grade scholars.
    • PAVE Southeast Raleigh (PAVE SE), a Kindergarten – 8th grade public charter school in Raleigh, NC. PAVE SE opened in August 2015 with 120 Kindergarten and 1st grade scholars. In the 2018- 2019 School Year, PAVE SE will serve 400 Kindergarten through 4th graders, scaling to a 750-student, Kindergarten through 8th grade school by 2023.


    Reporting to the PAVE SE Senior School Leader, the school-based Director of Operations (DOO) oversees all non-instructional components of PAVE SE. The DOO is responsible for ensuring the overall operational efficiency of the school providing day-to-day oversight of the following: budgeting, purchasing, facilities, food services, transportation, technology, student recruitment, student data, regulatory compliance, human resource administration, and academic operations support. The DOO serves as a key member of the School Leadership Team (SLT), and works in close partnership with the Director of Network Operations.


    Our Core Values

    Perseverance: We believe that reflection and refinement is key towards continuously growing and improving. We give and receive direct feedback and hold each other accountable.  We are solutions minded, positive and allow ourselves to be vulnerable as we persevere to get better.


    Achievement: We set ambitious goals and work relentlessly to attain them. We understand the key to student academic growth is great teaching; we obsess over the art and science of teaching timeless content well. We use data to drive all our decisions and measure our success.


    Vibrance: We share gratitude with our colleagues, students and families. We recognize that complaining saps our collective strength and remain optimistic in the face of challenges. We focus on the joy of our practice and recognize the accomplishments of others. We believe that good humor and generosity of spirit are key to a positive culture.


    Excellent Character: We always assume the best and take concerns to the source. We maintain emotional constancy and disciplined language in all situations. We treat all in our community with honesty


    Facilities & Maintenance

    • Oversee systems and processes for facilities maintenance and capital improvements, as well as building growth plan
    • Ensure adequate building security measures and access controls
    • Manage school’s asset and supply inventory, including purchasing of furniture, equipment, supplies


    Student Services

    • Manage and operationalize logistics of student arrival, dismissal, and transitions
    • Oversee all planning and logistics of onsite and offsite school events such as field trips, report card nights, performances, etc
    • Manage and operationalize parent and family communication


    Finance and Purchasing

    • In close partnership PAVE Schools Network Finance Team, serve as point contact in the annual budget planning process
    • Support budgetary tracking of school expenses to support growth
    • Ensure clear purchasing processes and systems are adhered to by all staff members
    • Ensure all vendors are paid accurately and timely


    Technology and Equipment

    • Manage technology procurement/inventory process in concert with PAVE Schools Network
    • Ensure student technology is sufficient to support instructional goals
    • Troubleshoot hardware and software requests from teachers and staff
    • Manage user accounts and system security
    • Manage student technology lab to ensure its full functionality
    • Coordinate user training programs to ensure effective and efficient use of technological resources


    Student Information and Testing

    • Manage oversight of all student record data (enrollment, attendance, disciplinary actions, demographic data, immunization records, emergency medical information, special education) to ensure it is up to date and accurate in the student information system (PowerSchool), including auditing for data integrity
    • Serve as testing coordinator to manage all logistics of student test administration, including ordering materials, scheduling, and classroom set up for North Carolina State Exams and PAVE Interim Assessments
    • Work with Instructional Leadership Team to generate student report cards and progress reports


    Student Recruitment and Enrollment

    • Coordinate student recruitment events, including open houses, tours, and information sessions
    • Manage recruitment marketing strategy
    • Serve as point person to run the student lottery
    • Manage new student and returning student registration


    Risk Management, Compliance, and HR Performance Management

    • Create, update and maintain building safety plan
    • Plan and conduct all school-wide safety drills
    • Maintain adherence to all employment laws and policies in partnership with Network
    • Create and manage systems for all mandated reporting to NCDI and federal agencies
    • Manage maintenance of staff records, employee files and certifications


    • A strong commitment to PAVE’s mission and vision
    • An uncompromising belief that all students can learn
    • A relentless work ethic, a high degree of patience, and grit to push through difficult challenges
    • High energy with the ability to multi-task and execute quickly
    • Proven emotional constancy (i.e. ability to remain poised under pressure)
    • Proven systems oriented thinking (i.e. ability to create and implement systems)
    • Proven strong time and task management (i.e. ability to plan, schedule, and execute)
    • Proven strong leadership skills (i.e. takes initiative and influences others)
    • Strong judgment, initiative, and decision making
    • A willingness to be held accountable
    • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a team
    • Outstanding communication and writing skills
    • Technological expertise and adaptability
    • Excellent organizational skills
    • The desire and humility to grow as a leader
    • A minimum of 5-7 years of experience with a proven track-record in operations
    • Experience working in an urban public school or charter school setting preferred
    • Bachelor’s Degree required, Masters preferred


    PAVE Schools, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.


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