Mastery Charter Schools: Job Description

Director of Operations
Mastery Charter Schools is seeking a highly qualified individual to serve as Director of
Operations overseeing the staff recruitment and ongoing operations of all current and future
schools. The Director of Operations will rely on extensive management experience to develop
and implement clear systems that result in schools that operate at the highest levels of
efficiency in functional areas including facilities maintenance, cleaning, finance, security, human
resources, student/staff recruiting, and other operational areas as needed. The Director of
Operations will also oversee all human resources functions. The Director of Operations will
report to the Chief Operating Officer.
About Us
Mastery Charter Schools (MCS) was created to prepare underserved youth for success in postsecondary education and the knowledge-based economy. Mastery’s first school was founded in
September 2001 by a coalition of business and civic leaders. Our mission is to ensure that all
students learn the academic and personal skills they need to succeed in higher education,
compete in the global economy, and pursue their dreams. Student achievement is the reason
we exist. We strive to eliminate the achievement gap between low-income minority students and
other students. Since its inception, MCS has consistently demonstrated strong student
performance, halving the achievement gap in math and reading and eliminating the gap in
In September 2005, Mastery opened a second school in Philadelphia. The school currently
serves 340 students in grades 7-9. Over the next three years, the school will grow to serve 600
students in grades 7-12. In September 2006, MCS opened its third campus in Philadelphia.
The school will grow to serve 650 students in grades 7-12. The long-term goal of MCS is to
successfully operate a five school system serving 3,000 students. Mastery also wishes to
influence the larger education system by operating multiple small urban middle/high schools that
demonstrate how students can excel to meet the highest standards of high school education in
Key Responsibilities
The Director of Operations will be responsible for the following:
 Operations:
o Lead the development and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure the
safe, orderly and efficient operation of schools
o Assist Principals and Operations Managers in overseeing all administrative aspects
of schools
o Ensure facilities are in good working order. Oversee site contractor procurement for
facilities services (management handled by site leadership)
o Lead efforts to open new schools with Principals and Operations Managers
o Developing operations metrics for all departments and functions in the organization
Regulatory Compliance
o Ensure system and site regulatory compliance with all, city, state and federal school
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Staff Recruitment
o Manage and implement employee recruitment efforts for all schools, including
developing and implementing recruitment practices to create a pipeline of highly
qualified, energetic employees
o Supervise the staff selection process and lead the interview process.
o Supervise recruitment support staff and consultants
Human Resources
o Lead and develop a high performing human resources function
o Improve and implement teacher promotion process and structure, salary scales, and
grievance procedures
o Develop and maintain HR Policies
o Oversee benefits administration, HR record keeping and compliance
o Oversee risk management
 Master's degree in related field and management experience of at least seven years
 Solid analytical and problem-solving skills
 Solid communication, influencing, and negotiating skills
 Strong financial analysis and budget management skills
 Ability to work well in a team and enhance cooperative working relationships
 Ability to create, monitor, and maintain systems that enhance organizational efficiency
 Strong leadership skills and a demonstrated capacity to manage people in a work setting.
 Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects and responsibilities
 Ability to train and supervise employees including organizing, prioritizing and scheduling work
 Ability to work with computers, various software programs and other technology
 Knowledge of public education and charter schools highly desirable but not required
Contact Information:
All candidates should be self-starters interested in working in a fast-paced, startup environment
that requires flexible roles.
Interested candidates should email a resume to:
[email protected]
You may also mail a packet to:
Mastery Charter Schools
Attn: Ben Rayer
35 South 4th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
*Must include a working email address. Initial correspondence is done electronically.
35 South 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
[email protected]