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NYOS Charter School

Austin, Texas (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 4175952
  • Application Deadline: April 7, 2023
  • Posted: March 9, 2023
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Chief Operating Officer

About NYOS
NYOS Charter School—Not Your Ordinary School—is a free public charter school that was founded in 1998 by a group of parents who wanted more out of education for their children. It is through a commitment to our students, our staff and our academic excellence that we have been able to grow to serve more than 1,600 students in PreK through 12th grade.

At NYOS, we educate the whole student. We foster a collegial Pre-K – 12 program that challenges each learner with rigorous academics, innovative strategies and expectations for civic engagement.

Position Overview
The combination of strong academic results, operational excellence and the continuous demand from more families led us to grow. In the summer of 2021, we expanded our campus to provide students with improved resources and opened our doors to more new students than ever before.

To support our recent growth, we created a new role, a Chief Operating Officer (COO), to oversee finance, operations and business services. The COO serves as a member of our executive leadership team and reports to and serves as a thought partner to the Executive Director. The COO directly manages a team of three, including Directors of Operations, Director of Finance, and Director of Business Services, and a total team of 32.

Primary responsibilities include:
Organizational Leadership
Serve as a thought partner and collaborate with the leadership team on organizational planning, strategic initiatives, financial stewardship, and operational and business services management
Serve as primary liaison with external stakeholders for day-to-day matters, including Texas Education Agency, Texas School Safety Center, Texas Department of agriculture, auditors, financial institutions and funders
Promote a culture of high performance, excellence and continuous improvement grounded in our core values

Culture and Team Leadership
Serve as an exceptional role model as a leader and manager, investing deeply in supporting the Director of Operations, Director of Finance, and Director of Business Services
Oversee the hiring, onboarding, and evaluation of the finance, operations and business services staff; grow their capacity to learn and contribute to the success of the organization
Develop a team culture that incorporates a strong customer service orientation

Finance, Operations and Business Services Management
Establish a definition for excellence; develop and implement strategies to drive high performance with clear metrics of success
Lead finance (budgeting, long-term planning, reporting, accounting, audits, payroll, insurance, internal controls, policies), school operations (facilities, IT/IS, food service, nursing and transportation) and business services (human resources, communications & community outreach, front office, and student information systems). Align team goals and outcomes with organizational goals
Collaborate with the Chief of Schools and school principals to deliver high quality services and insightful reporting as they deliver transformational educational outcomes for students
Lead the execution of sustainable, scalable, cost-efficient systems, processes and services. Codify and refine existing practices to successfully operate our school
Lead high quality compliance including timely reporting with federal, state, authorizer, and local agencies regulations and mandated practices
Develop and implement strategies to ensure vendors meet the needs of the organization and their contracts align with regulatory standards

The ideal candidate brings a minimum of 10 years of professional experience and has overseen or progressed through leadership roles across finance and operations
Bachelor’s degree is required; advanced degree preferred
Previous charter school experience a plus but not required

The COO must possess the following characteristics:
Strong business acumen, with a track record of leading finance, operations and business process/systems initiatives
Strategic and systems thinker with an entrepreneurial spirit
Demonstrated ability to analyze complex problems, and develop and implement solutions despite ambiguity or incomplete information
Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to develop strong relationships, build consensus, and influence others
Track record of leading, motivating, coaching and developing adults and high performing teams that deliver results
Solid organization and time-management skills, including the ability to advance numerous competing priorities while solving problems independently
An ability to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment and a capacity to remain calm and focused when faced with unexpected challenges

Compensation and Benefits:
The salary range for the COO is $125,000-$140,000. We also provide a comprehensive benefits package including:
Health, dental, and vision insurance
Short and Long-term disability
Participation in the Texas Teacher Retirement System
403b and 457 investment plans
Health Savings Accounts
9.5 days Paid Time Off
Discounted Health Club Membership
A culture of continuous learning with opportunities for professional development

NYOS Charter School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, or disability, in hiring or providing education or access to benefits of educational services, activities, and programs. The Executive Director has been designated to coordinate compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements of Title IX. The Director of Special Services has been designated to coordinate compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements of Section 504 of the RehabilitationAct. Both can be reached at 12333 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78753, 512-583-6967. Fingerprinting and background checks are mandatory for all applicants

How To Apply
NYOS has engaged DGW Consulting Group to lead the search for our COO. To apply, please complete the application here by April 7, 2023.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Salary: $125,000 to $140,000 Per Year
  • Job Category: Administrator > Business/Finance
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    NYOS Charter School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • At least 10 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

    Contact Information

    • Matthew May, Assistant Director of HR
    • 12333 N Lamar Blvd
    • Austin, Texas 78753
    • Phone: 512-583-6967 ext 3171
    • Fax: 512-359-7993
    • Email: click here

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