About Philadelphia Hebrew Public Charter School

Hebrew Public Charter Schools for Global Citizens. Hebrew Public is a national network of diverse-by-design public charter schools that teach children of all backgrounds to become productive global citizens. Our schools are models of racial and economic integration, academic excellence, and foreign language learning.

Hebrew Public’s network currently contains thirteen schools in four states and the District of Columbia, serving more than 2,500 students. In New York City, we serve as the Charter Management Organization for schools in Brooklyn and Harlem.

The network’s first school in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Hebrew Public, opened in 2019, serving 156 students in kindergarten and 1st grade. The school will expand to 4th grade in 2022-23 and will add a grade level each year until it ultimately serves grades K to 8 in the 2026-27 school year. PHP provides students with a sophisticated core curriculum in English Language Arts, mathematics, Modern Hebrew, the sciences, social studies, art, music, and physical education.

Job Description

Join a remarkable community of educators and social changemakers who are passionate about meaningful integration and global education and are relentlessly committed to ensuring students from all backgrounds attain high levels of academic achievement. We select individuals who share our vision and are willing to put in the hard work to achieve it. We are seeking an operational mastermind to play a critical role in leading and supporting Philadelphia Hebrew Public with operational excellence in pursuit of our bold vision.

The successful candidate will possess a track record of complex project management, people management, and systems thinking. Most importantly, the Operations Manager needs to have an unwavering commitment to creating the conditions teachers and staff need to thrive. Reporting to the Executive Director with matrixed reporting to the Head of School, the Operations Manager will be support the school’s Leadership Team.

Duties and Responsibilities

Operations Management

  • Creates an office space and culture that is customer service-oriented, welcoming, organized, and accessible to all stakeholders including staff, learners, families, and partners
  • Leads and supports the operations team, particularly the office staff
  • Responds to general school inquiries via phone, in person, and email with urgency and thoughtfulness;
  • Coordinates daily systems and procedures to ensure seamless execution of all school operations, including, parent communication, student transportation, data reporting, attendance, school food, school safety plans and facilities management
  • Manage school coverage including deployment of substitute teachers
  • Train school staff on daily procedures by ensuring operational systems are implemented with fidelity by all staff members and by giving feedback to stakeholders when systems are not meeting school needs
  • Use an operational lens and expertise to develop long-term operational strategy and carry out the leadership team’s school goals and vision
  • Manages the student record keeping systems in line with state rules and regulations, including health and safety laws, teacher certification, city and state mandates, and all state and federal workplace regulations
  • Manages student transportation including arrival, dismissal, and field trips
  • Manages the school’s food services program and emergency exit and lockdown procedures and protocols; scheduling of fire drills in accordance with state law
  • Establishes and maintains successful relationships with all members of the schools, builds partners to drive the goals of our school community
  • Advocating for all policies, procedures, and communications across the school community to drive student outcomes
  • Establishing and maintaining successful relationships within all members of the school and building partners to drive the goals our school community

 

Student and Family Engagement

  • Build and manage relationships with key stakeholders (families, staff, students, Charter School Office, vendors, organizational partners, and Hebrew Public network team)
  • Collaborates with Leadership Team in creating effective and efficient communications to all stakeholders, and creating smooth and efficient in-school systems
  • Key partner in planning and executing school-family events and involvement, including family nights
  • Manages student enrollment process including application, lottery, waitlist, transfer, withdrawal process, and monitoring of accurate student records;

 

Finance, Procurement and Technology

  • Responsible for site level procurement of supplies, materials, equipment and inventory management.
  • Oversee on-site technology activities in alignment with school’s operational goals and budget

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors preferred
  • 3 or more years of school operations experience
  • Prior charter school experience preferred, but not required
  • Attention to detail: Thinks critically about the details of a task at hand
  • Flexibility: Ability to adjust expected tasks and schedule to the updated priorities
  • Independence: Can work independently, be assertive, and make thoughtful decisions about projects
  • Collaborative: Works with teammates and is responsive to feedback. Willingness to go above and beyond the requirements of the job to be innovative and support the organization

 

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:

Salary and benefits will be highly competitive and commensurate with experience.

 

QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS, PLEASE APPLY:

To be considered, interested applicants must submit a resume and detailed cover letter through our website: https://hebrewpublic.org/careers-at-hebrew-public/.

 

Hebrew Public is committed to building a diverse staff team that reflects the communities we serve and encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply. 

Job Function

Operations

Job Type

Administrator

School Type

Public Charter

Grade

Multiple-Grades-Elementary-School

Education Level

4- Year Degree

Term

2022-2023