Regional Schools Coordinator

  • New York, NY, USA
  • Full-time
  • Hiring Start Time: Immediate Start (Home Office)
  • HO Team: K-8 School Management

Company Description

Uncommon Schools is a non-profit network of 54 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

About the Position

The Regional Schools Coordinator (RSC) plays a central role in the management of Uncommon’s 55 schools by providing communications and operations support for two Assistant Superintendents (ASUPs) directly. Uncommon’s Assistant Superintendents develop and manage principals and oversee instructional and academic programs. The duties below represent some of the responsibilities of the RSC. As the work evolves, new responsibilities will be added. We are looking for someone who is excited to help us work more efficiently and effectively through their communication and operations support!

Responsibilities

  • Lead communications with key stakeholders by writing and editing email correspondence and other written materials on behalf of the Assistant Superintendent
  • Ensuring the Assistant Superintendent’s time is maximized by expertly running the ASUP’s calendar through prioritization of appointments, and arranging in-person and virtual meetings
  • Tracking, prioritizing, and holding accountable Assistant Superintendent and principals for tasks and project landmarks to ensure progress to deadlines
  • Leading preparation of meeting agendas, materials, and logistics for key meetings – e.g. check-ins, professional development sessions, and regional principal meetings – involving the Chief Schools Officer, principals, and senior leaders across Uncommon
  • Summer Teaching Fellow recruitment and selection, including:
    • Becoming familiarized with our Applicant Tracking System
    • Supporting with the review of fellow applications
    • Leading the collection and analysis of candidate data
    • Support with prepping for and executing on school-based candidate interview day
  • Perform general administrative duties including photocopying, mailing, and tracking and preparing expense reimbursements, as needed.

Qualifications

  • You get things done and thrive in a fast-paced environment! You have a “whatever it takes” attitude and thrive on getting results through your excellent personal attention to detail and organizational system. You deftly handle your time and multiple, opposing priorities.
  • You are receptive to feedback and have a high bar of excellence—you seek input on how to improve in your work and strive to continuously improve.
  • You are a self-starter who approaches a variety of tasks with enthusiasm—you have experience initiating and moving work at varying levels of complexity forward and feel comfortable identifying and raising/overcoming challenges along the way.
  • You believe that people matter—you find happiness in working on initiatives that would make someone better in their job or made someone else’s life easier. You value the relationships you build with partners and work hard to build trust.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel and PowerPoint, and able to learn new computer systems quickly.
  • Bachelor’s degree required

Additional Information

Uncommon Schools offers salaries commensurate with experience and a very generous benefits and vacation package. All staff members receive extensive professional development, and are equipped with a laptop computer 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 meaningful 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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