BASIS Independent Brooklyn is seeking qualified candidates for a Head of Operations!
Who We Are
BASIS Independent Schools is a network of PreK–grade 12 private schools raising the standards of student learning to the highest international levels. In five years, we have established five leading private schools in some of the world's most dynamic regions, including New York City, Silicon Valley, and Northern Virginia, with more campuses opening in the coming years. BASIS Independent Schools is building a team of talented, passionate, and hard-working educators to ensure our students receive the best education in the world. Join us!
What We're Looking For
The Head of Operations is charged with the comprehensive responsibility for all business functions of the school and ensuring its financial and academic success through strong partnership with the Head of School. The Head of Operations is accountable for helping to build and maintain a culture of teamwork and support among the staff and enabling the faculty to deliver outstanding classroom instruction while meeting annual budgetary targets. He or she manages the school facilities and information technology infrastructure, oversees all outside services and procurement, and provides on-site human resources management. The Head of Operations also works closely with the academic team to ensure high standards of customer service for our parents.
Your Primary Responsibilities
Acts as the business leader of the school, responsible for day to day operation of its facility and services, its culture and sense of community, and its customer service centered approach
Performs budget management in conjunction with the central Finance department including bookkeeping and inventory; tuition and fee collection; purchasing, procurement and contract execution
Develops RFPs for new services and manages existing contracts and relationships for all services and supplies including student meals, student transportation, facilities maintenance, cleaning and security; classroom materials; and administrative supplies.
Collaborates on creation of robust auxiliary and summer programs, oversees their budget creation, and ensures associated revenue targets are met
Serves as a consultant to all staff and faculty in matters of human resources and manages all associated on-site functions including payroll review, hiring & onboarding, leave coordination, performance management documentation, terminations etc.
Coordinates with central Human Resources department on employee related needs and matters
Facility & IT Management
Oversees the physical operation of the school facility including maintenance, repairs and renovations; safety and security; waste management and janitorial; supply procurement
Manages technology infrastructure and systems (with the help of on- and off-site support at all levels) including the school’s data network, laptop and tablet devices, CCTV and VOIP systems, access controls, and classroom display technologies
Develops, maintains and reports all required environmental, health, safety and maintenance standards required by law and/or central policy
Oversees the activities of the Facility Manager, Directors of Operations and Auxiliary Programs, information technology and safety coordinators, and meets regularly with them to ensure quality of infrastructure and services
Provides strong leadership and direction and maintains high morale
School & Workplace Community
Ensures an environment in which a world-class academic program can be achieved through a school climate that is supportive and high morale
Conducts regular meetings with staff to exchange information and ideas
Ensures that the students and faculty needs are met promptly and within budget through a strong working relationship with the Head of School
Enrollment & Admissions
Works collaboratively and proactively with the admissions team by providing logistical support for prospective information meetings, family meetings, and select community events to ensure that the school meets annual recruitment goals
Works collaboratively with the marketing team to ensure proper brand and marketing efforts are facilitated in the school and within the community
Demonstrated knowledge of management principles and practices with the ability to act analytically and strategically to quickly solve problems
Sound understanding of basic finance and accounting practices and principles
Ability to promote teamwork and a proven record of strong leadership
Excellent computer skills; ability to learn and effectively utilize software tools including purchasing, financial, contract management and ticketing software in addition to a strong working knowledge of Excel.
Excellent negotiating skills
Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills and a collaborative management style
Exemplary organizational skills; ability to establish and manage multiple priorities; ability to work under pressure
Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
Strong communication skills, both oral and written
Desire to work in a role and environment serving children
Ability to exercise excellent judgment and decision making
Ability to work independently with diverse constituents while maintaining high professional standards
Willingness to be hands-on in order to ensure that school operational needs are met
Patience, flexibility and a sense of humor
Highly motivated, entrepreneurial, and creative
Bachelor’s Degree in finance, business administration or similar; Masters preferred
5-7 years’ experience in facilities, operations, hospitality management or similar
The Nitty Gritty
Benefits and Salary: Salary for this position is competitive and dependent on education and experience. BASIS Independent Schools offers a comprehensive benefits package.
Getting to Campus: School is accessible by NYC ferry, subway, bus or car.
Note: BASIS Independent Schools, LLC (BINS) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants for employment and employees are provided equal employment opportunities, including in recruitment, hiring and assignment, without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion and religious creed, sex (including pregnancy and related conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital or familial status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, genetic information, military/veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state or local law. BINS expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee or student harassment or discrimination.
About BASIS Independent Brooklyn
BASIS began as a visionary venture in 1998 when Dr. Michael and Olga Block, world-class economics academics, found that students in their classrooms who were educated outside of the United States were not only more prepared for the challenges faced in college than their American counterparts, but were simply "better" at being students. Digging further, they found that low expectations among American students led to a lack of curricular substance in U.S. classrooms. Creating a brand new school in Tucson, Arizona, they discovered that American students thrived when challenged, rising to and surpassing the best students in the world. Thus the BASIS.ed revolution was born!They developed a formula for success, refined regularly since then, that proves every child can become a great student when presented a rigorous course of study taught by Subject Expert Teachers and supported by a culture of excellence. What began as a single campus in Tucson has grown to become a unique, high-achieving, and unprecedented network of schools - five independent schools in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Silicon Valley, Fremont, and McLean, an international school in Shenzhen, China, and 26 charter schools across t...he United States.Today, BASIS.ed students have propelled their schools to become the top ranked in the nation and acclaimed world-wide, as noted in Amanda Ripley's book "The Smartest Kids in the World (and How They Got That Way)."How BASIS Schools Graduate The World's Best-Prepared StudentsThe BASIS.ed curriculum and program of study are based on 15 years refinement of a rigorous, challenging, supportive academic experience, ranked among the very best int he world.