Operations Manager
Elementary Schools

Harlem Village Academies
Harlem Village Academies is a community of educators working to build an urban K-12 school model based on the principles of progressive education. Located in Harlem, HVA is also the demonstration site for the Progressive Education Institute
Harlem Village Academies is transforming the lives of children in Harlem by providing them with an excellent education. HVA sets high standards for students’ academics and conduct and engenders in students a love of learning, a spirit of community, and dedication to excellence. The results have been extraordinary, and Harlem Village Academies has achieved national prominence as one of the highest performing urban schools in the country. 
At HVA, we believe that instructional staff at our schools should be free to focus on providing our students with a high-quality education. The operations teams at HVA support schools by maintaining efficient systems and removing obstacles, ensuring that our teachers and principals can concentrate on educating our students.
As Operations Manager, you ensure the efficient functioning of the team that provides operations support to our schools. You provide immediate solutions to schools’ issues, help the Principal with third party requests and compliance requirements, and cultivate relationships with the schools and other stakeholders. You ensure seamless logistics for all network-wide events. You manage our systems for maintaining technology inventory and tracking purchases. You make sure in myriad ways that our schools are supported to do the work of educating students as well as possible.
Our ideal candidate is a smart, motivated high performer, with superlative organization skills, attention to detail, a strong sense of urgency and a customer service focus. You care about students receiving the best possible education and you want to grow in the education field. You connect with people quickly and effortlessly. You get around any obstacle in order to accomplish ambitious goals. You thrive as part of a dynamic, fun and committed team.
  • Work closely with the Principal in all operations areas including: technology, data analysis, compliance, human resources and special projects
  • Plan and coordinate large scale events for school operations team
  • Provide seasonal support to school improvement and relocation projects
  • Support facilities and security management
  • Manage food service operations including meal benefit applications, federal and state reimbursements, lunch bills, and compliance.
  • Manage inventory and deployment systems for technology, mobile devices and supplies
  • Manage purchasing and vendor relationships for schools
  • Provide administrative support to school operations team including, but not limited to ordering supplies, filing expense reports, organizing files and data, planning team activities, etc.
  • Complete other managerial and administrative tasks and special projects as assigned
The ideal candidate will be a highly intelligent, driven individual with a passion for operations and ensuring customer satisfaction.
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Minimum 2 years of work experience required
  • Self-motivated, resourceful, detail- and deadline-oriented
  • Highly organized with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Fine-tuned analytical skills with strengths in attention to detail, problem solving, and logical reasoning
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with an ability to communicate to various constituencies and work effectively with a variety of staff at all levels within and outside the organization
  • Strong team player, with willingness to be hands-on and do whatever it takes to support the success of Harlem Village Academies
All staff members are expected to be committed to the mission, vision and values of Harlem Village Academies, have a positive and professional attitude, exhibit a very strong work ethic and possess an inner drive for personal and professional excellence.  The ideal candidate will thrive in an entrepreneurial and results-driven environment.

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