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Operations Coordinator (Newark)
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Operations Coordinator

Uncommon Schools (Uncommon) is a nonprofit organization that starts and manages outstanding urban charter public schools that close the achievement gap and prepare low-income students to graduate from college. Uncommon builds uncommonly great schools by developing and managing regional networks that are philosophically aligned and highly accountable and by designing and implementing “best-in-class” teacher training.
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 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 by:
    • Coordinate all logistics for annual high stakes retreats and professional development
    • Build and draft comprehensive, master project plans
    • Drive and delegate to the wider team to ensure all deliverables remain on track and are completed to excellence through weekly planning meetings
    • 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, travel/hotel arrangements, etc
    • 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 reconciliation process
  • Engaging in “all hands” needs from the team, including logistics and operations for cross-regional PDs
  • 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
  • Proven history in multi-tasking, event planning, and time management
  • 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.

We offer a generous compensation package. All staff members are equipped with the tools needed to succeed, including a laptop computer, email, high-speed internet access, and all necessary supplies.

The foregoing information is requested for mandatory government reporting purposes only. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other category protected by applicable law.

Please note that your application will not be saved until you click “submit” at the end of the application question set. Unfortunately, you will not be able to save your resume or answers as you go along.  Please take this into consideration. You are welcome to open the application, copy and paste the questions into a Word Document, and then copy and paste your answers into our application once they are complete. Additionally, if you leave your application before beginning the question set, you will need to upload your resume again in order to move forward with the process upon returning. Thanks in advance for the time you are taking to apply to Uncommon Schools.

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