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 nonprofit network of high-performing charter public schools that are closing the academic achievement gap and preparing students from historically underserved communities for success in college and beyond. Uncommon currently manages 55 schools serving more than 20,000 students in six cities: Boston, Camden, New York City, Newark, Rochester, and Troy. Uncommon graduates persist in and graduate from college at rates far higher than their peers. We believe that every child deserves an outstanding education, and we are committed to working beyond the walls of our schools to achieve that goal through our professional development workshops, books, and district partnerships. 

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 (ops) 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 ops support!

Responsibilities

  • Lead communications with key partners by writing and editing email correspondence and other written materials on behalf of the Assistant Superintendent
  • Ensuring the Assistant Superintendent’s time used efficiently 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
  • 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
  • Conduct analysis of student achievement data and staff survey results
  • Perform general administrative duties including photocopying, mailing, meeting support, and supervising and preparing expense reimbursements, as needed.
  • Occasional travel to schools or offices in Newark, NJ and New York, NY once it is safe to travel

Qualifications

  • You get things done and thrive in a fast-paced environment! You have a “whatever it takes” demeanor and flourish with 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 verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite, especially Outlook, 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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