Operations Coordinator

  • New York, NY, USA
  • Full-time
  • Hiring Start Time: Immediate Start (Home Office)
  • HO Team: K-12 Content Development

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

Uncommon will be widely recognized as one of the top-performing CMOs in the country, in large part because of our ability to support the professional growth of our teachers and leaders.  The Home Office's K-12 Content Development Team’s purpose is to identify, codify, and disseminate best instructional practices to all of our schools. We will continue to develop distinctive knowledge about how to teach and lead in ways that make a difference in students’ learning. 

The Operations Coordinator is a key role that supports the K-12 Content Development Team through operations and administrative support:

  • Coordinate all logistics for annual high stakes retreats and professional development
    • Craft and scaffold communication with extreme attention to detail
    • Search and secure venues and meeting spaces and ensure all equipment and AV are set-up
    • Prepare and distribute all session materials including the presenter’s materials, agenda, participant lists, and invitations
    • Execute all day-of logistics and ensure plans are carried out smoothly and efficiently, including day of ops-support, registration, and travel/hotel arrangements.
    • Engage in deep levels of reflection following all events
    • Sweat the details in the preparation process to ensure all events run as smoothly as possible
  • Perform general clerical duties, including, but not limited to, photocopying, faxing, mailing, filing, preparation of expense reimbursements, and maintaining contact lists
  • Process credit card reconciliations
  • Engaging in “all hands” needs from the team, including logistics and operations for cross-regional Professional Developments
  • Other projects as needed



  • Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail
  • Strong team orientation and ability to work and communicate well with team members
  • Reflective and open to feedback with a hunger to always improve and innovate
  • A positive and upbeat attitude
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • High level of flexibility and ability to monitor and adjust
  • 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
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion, to be adaptable to various competing demands, and to demonstrate the highest level of service and responsibility.
  • Bachelors Degree
  • While this position will be based in our Manhattan Home Office, it will require frequent to Newark and potentially Brooklyn

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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