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Associate Director of Operations (Newark)
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Associate Director of Operations

Uncommon Schools (Uncommon) is a nonprofit organization that starts and manages outstanding urban charter public schools that close the achievement gap and prepare low-income students to graduate from college. Uncommon builds uncommonly great schools by developing and managing regional networks that are philosophically aligned and highly accountable, and by designing and implementing “best-in-class” teacher training.

The K-12 Content Development Team’s purpose is to identify, codify, and disseminate best instructional practices to all Uncommon educators. We support the professional growth of our staff by sharing distinctive knowledge about effective teaching and leading across classrooms, campuses, and regions. Naming and sharing instructor actions that drive student learning is how we ensure all Uncommon students achieve the results that distinguish our network as one of the top-performing CMOs in the country.  

The Associate Director of Operations is a key role that supports the K-12 Content Development Team by:
  • Coordinating all logistics for high-stakes workshops and professional development, ranging from small sessions for 20-30 people to annual retreats for thousands
  • Building and maintaining comprehensive, masterful project plans that ensure all tasks are completed effectively and efficiently, and can easily be communicated to others on the K-12 Content Development Team
  • Prioritizing well-crafted communication with extreme attention to detail before, during, and after professional development events
  • Executing all day-of logistics and ensuring plans are carried out smoothly and efficiently, including day-of ops support, registration, travel arrangements, etc.
  • Engaging in deep levels of reflection to capture success points and areas for growth following all events
  • Working with teammates to ensure all deliverables remain on track and are completed to excellence
  • Seeking out and securing venues and meeting spaces, and ensuring all equipment and AV are set up to meet presenter needs
  • Preparing and distributing all session materials including presenters’ materials, agenda, participant lists, and invitations
  • Engaging in “all hands” needs from the team, including logistics and operations for cross-regional PDs
  • Other projects as needed
  • Performing general clerical duties as needed

  • Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to manage multiple large-scale projects with excellent attention to detail, seamlessly zooming in and out from the to the grandiose
  • Strong team orientation and the ability to work and the ability to communicate well with team members
  • Reflectiveness and openness to feedback with a hunger to always improve and innovate
  • A positive and upbeat attitude with the highest level of service and responsibility
  • The ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Proven history in multi-tasking, event planning, and time management
  • High level of flexibility and the ability to monitor and adjust
  • The ability to create and maintain systems that enhance organizational efficiency
  • Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with multiple stakeholders
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly resourceful and problem-solving team player, with the ability to be extremely effective independently as well

We offer a generous compensation package. All staff members are equipped with the tools needed to succeed, including a laptop computer, email, high-speed internet access, and all necessary supplies.

The foregoing information is requested for mandatory government reporting purposes only. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other category protected by applicable law.

Please note that your application will not be saved until you click “submit” at the end of the application question set. Unfortunately, you will not be able to save your resume or answers as you go along.  Please take this into consideration. You are welcome to open the application, copy and paste the questions into a Word Document, and then copy and paste your answers into our application once they are complete. Additionally, if you leave your application before beginning the question set, you will need to upload your resume again in order to move forward with the process upon returning. Thanks in advance for the time you are taking to apply to Uncommon Schools.

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