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Position: School Operations Manager
Location: New York, New York
Type: Full-Time


About The Partnership

The Partnership is a pioneering school management organization that is shaping the next generation of urban Catholic education. Granted operational management in 2013 of six long-standing Prek to 8th schools in the South Bronx and Harlem, The Partnership is committed to provide students in historically underserved neighborhoods with the academic preparation, values, and skills they need to excel.

The historic success of urban Catholic schools stems not only from a rigorous tradition of academic excellence, but also from an emphasis on developing self-worth, moral character, a love of learning, and a sense of civic responsibility—all part of our long-standing commitment to educating the whole child. The Partnership is unique in knitting this tradition together with lessons from high-achieving public, charter, and independent schools, all in service of serving students in our network.

For more than twenty years, The Partnership has raised and invested over $200 million in urban Catholic Schools. Today, as a School Management Organization (SMO), The Partnership is intensifying its efforts to break the cycle of poverty and close the achievement gap across our network schools.

· The Partnership currently serves 2,100 students across the network
· 100% of our students are a part of the free and reduced-lunch program
· 99.4% of the students are minority
· 65% of the students are Catholic
· 33% speak English as a second language

At the Partnership, we believe all children can achieve at the highest levels.


School Operation Manager

The Partnership manages six Operations Managers in six different inner-city schools located in Harlem and the south Bronx.

Each of these Operations Managers has dual reporting responsibilities to their school Principal and the Chief Operations Officer of the Partnership. The School Operations Manager oversees the ongoing operations at the school and ensures the implementation and maintenance of clear systems that improve effectiveness and efficiency and allow the Principal and teachers to focus on student achievement in the classrooms. As of the 2013-2014 school year, this is a new position at all six schools and, as such, is a tremendous opportunity to provide Principals with vital support and to play an essential and groundbreaking role in developing this network of schools.

This is an ideal role for someone who is passionate about the goals and mission of the
Partnership to build a network of high-performing Catholic schools for low-income students. This person must be ready to seek out opportunities for leadership and greater responsibility and must be proactive, competent, an excellent problem-solver, and ready to “do what it takes” to build an excellent school.


1. Oversight of all school operations and administration

2. Finance management

a. Oversee budgeting, bookkeeping, checks payable and accounting in conjunction
with CFO and COO
b. Tuition and fee collection
c. Purchasing
d. Payroll

3. Facilities

a. Oversee the maintenance of school facilities including cleaning, trash removal,
recycling, in conjunction with parish where applicable
b. Coordinate school based capital repairs and renovations
c. Vendor management

4. Technology and information systems

a. School-based IT systems, infrastructure, hardware and software
b. E-rate applications
c. School websites

5. Enrollment, registration and student records

a. School marketing
b. Enrollment
c. Scholarships
d. Student information systems and other data records including attendance, school reports, health records, etc.

6. Programming

a. Manage school’s enrichment programs, after-school programs and partner

7. Other tasks as necessary


Skills and Characteristics
· Careful attention to detail coupled with the ability to think and act strategically
· Strong organizational skills and follow-through
· Excellent analytical skills and demonstrated resourcefulness in problem-solving
· Exceptional communication (written and oral) and negotiation skills
· Experience managing teams to develop and implement systems and processes to increase effectiveness and efficiency
· Ability to work independently, collaboratively, and/or under the direction of senior
management, as needed
· Flexible and able to multi-task coupled with the ability to set priorities and follow through with results
· Experience and enthusiasm for working with a small team in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
· Commitment to the Partnership’s mission to help low income students break the cycle of poverty
· Post-graduate degree preferred; bachelor’s degree required
· Minimum 5 years work experience

Compensation will be commensurate with experience. Additionally, the Partnership offers a comprehensive benefits package.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume with “School Operations Manager” in the subject line to