Memphis Delta Prep is a public, tuition-free, open-enrollment, K-5 school in Memphis, TN. The mission of Memphis Delta Preparatory (MDP) Charter School is to support and grow productive and well-rounded citizens who will succeed in college and beyond. We will work tirelessly to ensure that all of our students are prepared to reach, attend, and graduate from highly selective colleges and universities. A completed course of study at a top-tier college will allow our students to build and support healthy and happy families, empower and improve their Memphis neighborhoods, and enjoy a rich intellectual life.
MDP opened its doors in August of 2016 and currently serves 380+ students in grades K-5. In at full capacity, MDP will serve 480 students in grades K-5. MDP is committed to closing racial and economic achievement gaps in a meaningful way – not only as measured through elementary and secondary standardized test scores, but more importantly, through post-secondary degree attainment.
At MDP, we believe that excellent teaching is by far the most significant in-school factor driving student learning. To achieve the results we seek for all of our students, we have an intensive focus on highly-effective teacher coaching, so that every teacher at MDP is providing a world-class education for our students. We know that when teachers are getting better, at an ever-accelerating rate, our students can consistently achieve at unprecedented levels.
The Director of Operations will work closely with the Executive Director and Managing Director of Academics to implement efficient systems and structures to support a strong school culture and promote academic excellence. Operational quality is a determinate factor in the success of MDP and our students, and the Director of Operations is instrumental in implementing the vision for all school operations. The Director of Operations will ensure that the physical space and environment facilitates and enhances excellent teaching and learning; that obstacles to academic achievement are anticipated and avoided; and that staff, students, and families are able to focus on learning and growth in every moment. The Director of Operations is responsible for many of the essential non-human resources at MDP: space, materials, systems, and external relationships. The Director of Operations will work with the Executive Director to create, implement, and refine systems to maximize the power and efficiency of these resources in the service of our mission. The Director of Operations reports directly to the Executive Director.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Manages school’s physical condition.
Ensures that school is neat and clean and that minor repairs are completed quickly.
Ensures books, materials, furniture, and equipment are properly inventoried, stored, and accessible.
Is responsible for overall visual impression of school and ensuring all building decorum is maintained and reflects the MDP brand.
Performs daily, weekly, and monthly building walk-through; prioritizes items to be addressed and takes required action steps.
Manages relationship with custodial staff and maintenance vendors.
Receives deliveries, transports boxes to appropriate building, unpacks and inventories supplies as required.
Oversees inventory and maintenance of technology equipment to ensure all teachers and staff members have fully functioning technology.
Works closely with technology consultant to address issues.
Monitors instructional technology to ensure that technology issues do not interfere with instruction.
Manages relationship with transportation vendor.
Ensures dismissal lists are updated daily and all students get home safely.
Coordinates arrival and dismissal procedures.
Assists Executive Director in onboarding new staff.
Works to create a positive staff culture and teaching environment.
Finance and Purchasing
Processes invoices and ensures timely payment of bills.
Makes regular supply purchases and understands overall supply budget.
Works with Executive Director to develop, refine, and implement school safety procedures.
Coordinates with outside organizations to provide additional health and safety services for students.
Assists with student and family enrollment process and family orientation; facilitates parent involvement.
Participates in student registration process from recruitment through enrollment.
Responds to non-academic issues that may arise during the school day
Completes individual ad-hoc projects and all other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree or higher required
2+ years experience in an urban school or community organization highly preferred
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Ability and willingness to learn quickly on the job
Excellent communication skills
Excellent data management and analysis skills; experience managing and manipulating complex data sets with Excel
Demonstrated and documented ability to execute daily systems with efficiency and fidelity
Comfort and willingness to actively participate in school community and school activities, including teaching electives, tutoring students, leading events for and with families, and chaperoning field trips
Ability to lift and move boxes/furniture with use of a hand truck
Evidence of self-motivation and willingness to be a team player
Belief in and alignment with MDP’s mission
Drive to improve the minds and lives of students in and out of the classroom
Salary commensurate with experience, along with benefits