Director of Business and Operations

 

Reports to: School Director

12 month position
 

Job Summary:

The Director of Operations is a school-based role that will oversee all finance and operations functions of SKTCS: budgeting, purchasing, facilities, transportation, purchasing of technology, school safety, and regulatory compliance. 

 

The Director of Operations serves as a member of the Admin Team and enables instructional leaders and staff to focus on student achievement. 

 

 

Job Responsibilities: 

School Operations 30% 

  • Proactively problem solving and developing systems where needed 

  • Leads the school’s strategic plan in regards to budget, facilities, and campus-wide operations planning.

  • Manages vendors and their contracts ensuring that projects are completed to ultimate efficiency and within the scope of the contract. 

  • Oversees transportation, including campus arrival and dismissal procedures

  • Facilitates all logistics (e.g. transportation, lodging, meals, staffing plan, etc.) of professional development.

  • Leads the campus opening/start up process each year to ensure that doors are ready to open by ordering furniture, equipment, and instructional supplies are ready to go 

  • Manages the school’s supply and asset inventory (e.g. computers, textbooks) 

  • Manages Special Events Committee to organize, advertise, set-up, and break-down special events (i.e. - concerts, assemblies, dances, etc.)

Budget, Finance, & Purchasing 50% 

  • Works closely with the School Director to develop the school’s annual budget and actively maintains the school budget throughout the year to ensure the fiscal health of the school. 

  • Manages the campus purchasing process by establishing clear systems for staff to request items, placing orders with vendors, tracking delivery, and coding and submitting purchase orders, invoices, and reimbursement requests; approves school purchases under a specific financial threshold 

  • Initiates and completes annual audit

  • Ensures that school’s non-profit status remains current

  • Completes all backoffice processes ensuring that school’s accounts are paid in a timely manner. 

  • Interacts with Savannah Chatham County district staff to ensure that school is given proper allocations and portions of federal, state, and local funds as determined by the law.

  • Manages district-level budget line

  • Manages grants and restricted funds 

Facilities & Maintenance 10% 

  • Oversee maintenance contracting, managing staff/vendors, custodial staff, shared space agreements, and campus security. 

  • Regularly conducts facilities walkthroughs and liaises with custodial staff/vendors to ensure that the facility looks clean, professional, warm and inviting

  • Ensures that the main office is neat, organized, welcoming and has all important parent facing materials.

Risk Management, Compliance, and HR Administration 10%

  • Partners with School Director on the new hire process (e.g. interviews, new hire offer letters, onboarding) 

  • Ensures all visitors and personnel interacting with students have appropriate background checks on file; and schools comply with all areas of legal compliance (e.g. HR, FERPA, etc.) Completes the exit form for terminating employees and plans any action items surrounding the exit logistics o Manages time-off data to ensure accuracy and assess leave trends

  • Partners with School Director on leave needs and critical dates, and facilitates employee leaves 

 

 

Candidate Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree required; graduate degree preferred 

  • 5 years minimum work experience, preferably in education and/or business or operations management 

  • 2 years minimum work experience managing a team and large projects 

  • 2 years minimum work experience with financial oversight and budget management 

  • Strong project and time management skills and ability to handle multiple priorities with attention to detail

  • Strong strategic and analytical skills

  • Sense of humility, urgency, and customer-service mindset 

  • Strong ability to proactively solve problems and make decisions quickly 

  • Team player with strong interpersonal and stakeholder management and relationship building skills 

  • Ability to lead, influence, and hold others accountable to high standards of operational excellence 

  • Ability to be calm under pressure, especially in difficult conversations with parents and staff 

  • Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communication skills 

  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Excel 

  • Familiarity with finance platforms such as Blackbaud, Sage, etc. 

 

 

Compensation: 

Salary for this position is commensurate with experience and come with full benefits. 

 

Physical requirements: 

This job is physically demanding and may require standing and walking for extended periods of time and lifting heavy objects up to 40lbs. 


 

TO APPLY

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to hr@sktcs.org. Review of resumes will begin immediately. SKTCS reserves the right to close the recruitment at any time; candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as all materials can be compiled. Questions about the position may be directed to hr@sktcs.org.

 

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

It is the policy of Susie King Taylor Community School to provide educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, citizen status, age, marital status, disability, prior record of arrest or conviction (except as provided by law), sexual orientation, gender (sex), and to maintain an environment free of discriminatory harassment, including sexual harassment, or retaliation as required by civil rights law.

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