Regional Director of Special Projects

  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Full-time
  • Hiring Start Time: August 2019 Start

Company Description

Uncommon Schools is a non-profit network of 53 outstanding public charter schools in grades K-12 across New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts. Our mission is to start and manage outstanding urban public charter schools that close the achievement gap and prepare students from low-income backgrounds for success in college and beyond. We are accomplishing that mission every day, with a college graduation rate that is well above the national average and thousands of stories of our students and alumni achieving their dreams.

Job Description

The Regional Director of Special Projects (DSP) supports the Associate Chief Operating Officer (ACOO) and plays a central role in ensuring there are effective and orderly school systems across the network. In addition to maintaining the school’s administrative systems and routines, the Regional Director of Special Projects must have strong organizational stills and must be able to communicate effectively with students, teachers, families, vendors, and visitors. The position serves the Uncommon region of Boston as a member of the Boston Network team.


  • Managing regional compliance requirements and reporting processes
  • Managing logistics for large-scale projects and events for the network and using project plans to manage logistics
  • Directing student recruitment efforts by building and executing recruitment and enrollment project plans and systems to achieve full enrollment at all schools.
  • Responding to family inquiries during the admissions and lottery process
  • Representing the school at prospective student open houses and other student recruitment events
  • Communicating with community partners and potential families during the student recruitment process
  • Managing positive and effective working relationships with all regional vendors
  • Coordinating the collection and maintenance of accurate student, staff, discipline, and school information
  • Directing all regular state and federal data reporting processes and submissions
  • Overseeing student nutrition (breakfast and lunch) programs
  • Compiling the Annual Report and other reports on behalf of the region
  • Coordinating with Regional leaders, various Uncommon Schools Home Office teams, and state charter authorizer
  • Managing state testing project plans to support computer-based testing at the schools
  • Serving as the schools’ Homeless Liaison
  • Serving as the schools’ Public Records Officer
  • Proactively identifying and taking on new initiatives to improve systems and processes
  •  Meeting deadlines for reports, projects, and other tasks
  • Managing other special projects, as assigned by the ACOO


  • Bachelor’s degree;
  • At least four years of work experience;
  • Strong computer skills, especially with Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills, and strong attention to detail;
  • Positive and collaborative mindset,
  • Strong customer service approach;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Prior experience working in schools and/or urban communities is preferred


Additional Information

Uncommon Schools offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package.  Aside from extensive professional development, all our staff members are equipped with a laptop computer, email, and all necessary supplies.

Uncommon Believes in the importance of being a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization that enables our students and staff to thrive.  We are committed to building a talented team that reflects the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our students. At the same time, we work to ensure an inclusive community through creating a space for important dialogue about issues of race and identity for our staff and students.  As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.

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