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Special Projects Manager

Brooklyn, NY | Full Time
15 Days Ago

Job Description

Brooklyn Prospect Charter School is seeking a Special Projects Manager to join our Elementary School team at our Downtown Elementary campus!

This is an ideal position for someone who is passionate about education and is knowledgeable about the charter movement. They would have a background in operations and project management in a fast-paced environment. The candidate must be highly interested in school operations & project management and committed to growing in our organization as we expand.

About Us:

Prospect Schools is a K-12 college preparatory community where excellent teachers prepare a diverse student body to have a positive impact on society and a lifelong passion for learning. Find more about who we are and what we believe by checking out our Prospector Principles.

Our Core Values are:

  • Curiosity: Develop sound judgment and intellect by asking questions confidently and thinking critically
  • Care: Support others by grounding every action in empathy while championing equity and inclusion in our work
  • Persistence: Grow and learn by solving problems with determination, creativity and tenacity
  • Passion: Succeed by approaching challenges with excitement, enthusiasm and self assurance

About the Role:

Reporting to the Director of School Operations, the Special Projects Manager will help keep the academic and personal success of our students as a core focus, while striving to grow professionally and support a positive school community. 

As Special Projects Manager, you will be responsible for:

Special Events Planning & Management

  • Plan and execute all logistics & communications for school events, such as field trips, picture day, end of year ceremonies, etc.
  • Serve as the Operations Team support person for any additional family or staff culture events led by the student culture team.

Finance & Procurement

  • Serve as school’s finance & procurement owner
  • Manage all teacher & staff purchasing requests using Certify, the Network’s centralized procurement system
  • Complete all supply orders on behalf of the school
  • Ensure payment of all school invoices in a timely manner

Student & Staff Technology

  • Manage the distribution of assigned student technology (ie, Chromebooks)
  • Maintain main office systems for tracking borrowed & returned student devices
  • Serve as primary support for classroom technology concerns, escalating to the Prospect Schools IT Team as needed.

Visual Culture

  • Manage the visual aesthetics of the school’s hallways, including bulletin boards, posters, and school signage.
  • Create & execute new initiatives to beautify school spaces to maximize the staff and student experience.

School Systems Support

  • Support with the execution of daily school systems, such as arrival, lunch, dismissal, etc. as designated by the Director of School Operations

General School Operations Support:

  • Plan and implement trainings and workshops for faculty and staff on operations areas of ownership
  • Collaborate regularly to support and obtain support from the Operations team
  • Contribute toward the development of standard operating procedures in all areas of influence, and continue to find new ways to improve quality and efficiency
  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal laws
  • Assist with other duties and provide general support of the BPCS mission in whatever way possible

*The critical features of this role are described above but not all encompassing*

About You:

  • Bachelor’s degree required (minimum)
  • 3 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Experience with and commitment to working with a diverse community of students
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office and Mac OS
  • Strong organization, prioritization, and project management skills
  • Ability to develop and implement strong systems
  • Consistent follow-through
  • Able to independently advance work towards goals without significant oversight from manager
  • Collaborative spirit and a team oriented player
  • Spanish proficiency is a plus

To Join our Team:

Please submit your resume and cover letter, including how you learned about the position, and the position for which you are applying.

Applications are reviewed as they are received. Please note that due to the high volume of applicants, we will only notify those who meet our selection criteria.

Brooklyn Prospect is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates of diverse backgrounds.

Company Overview

  • Website brooklynprospect.org
  • Headquarters BROOKLYN, NY
  • Size 100 - 200
  • Founded
  • Type Private
  • CEO JIM SAUNDERS
  • Revenue $10M - $50M
  • Industry Edu., Gov't. & Nonprofit
  • About prospect schools
  • Brooklyn Prospect Charter School is a K-12 college preparatory community where excellent teachers prepare a diverse student body to have a positive impact on society and a lifelong passion for learning. We're dedicated to diversity. Building a truly inclusive community for educating children is our most important goal, our hardest challenge, and the driving force behind everything we do. We have been champions of diversity from the outset, and attribute 100% of our success to having a team of educators, leaders, and staff who come from all walks of life and benefit from that difference. Learni ... ng never stops. Students aren't the only ones learning at Brooklyn Prospect. We push ourselves to continuously improve our craft and get better at what we do, inside and outside of the classroom. Our system of dedicated professional development sessions, substantial resource sharing, classroom observations, regular 1:1 meetings, professional reviews, and parent/student surveys all combine to make sure the learning never stops. Your curiosity counts. We encourage team members to bring new strategies and tactics to the table because many minds are always better than one. We're tackling some of the toughest challenges in public school education, and empowering our team to be creative problem solvers is essential to our continued success. At Brooklyn Prospect, diversity is more than demographics ' its diversity of ideas, too. More

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