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Partnership for Los Angeles Schools - Operations Coordinator role

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    Position/Title: Operations Coordinator Organization: The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools Organization Description: The Partnership for Los Angeles
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 4 2:42 PM
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      Position/Title: Operations Coordinator

      Organization: The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools

      Organization Description: The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools
      ("The Partnership") is a new nonprofit organization committed to the
      transformation of Los Angeles public schools so that all children in
      Los Angeles graduate from high school prepared for college and
      careers. Started by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, The
      Partnership will work with a wide cross-section of groups and
      individuals that represent the varied interests of Los Angeles to
      develop and implement new education reforms that will lead to
      remarkable increases in student achievement.

      The Partnership's work is structured around "families of schools,"
      ideally including all of the schools in a particular feeder
      pattern. A feeder pattern consists of a high school, its feeder
      middle and elementary schools and may include related pre-K schools,
      continuation schools and adult schools. The Partnership currently
      serves and supports three families of schools in East LA and South
      LA with close to 20,000 children.

      Position Description and Responsibilities: The Partnership for Los
      Angeles Schools is seeking a talented early-career professional to
      help lead portions of The Partnership's school-based and home office
      operations. School-based operations include services provided to
      schools such as HR, budgeting, IT, a fee-for-service model for
      operational services, transportation, food services and data
      systems. These services will be dramatically redesigned under The
      Partnership model and the Operations Coordinator will help support
      this process with the Director of Operations and Chief Operating
      Officer. The role will also lead the management of The
      Partnership's home operations with the Chief Operating Officer,
      including financial management, human resources, Board management,
      IT and other areas.

      This role is very important to the mission and success of The
      Partnership and the position will help document lessons learned to
      help improve all LAUSD schools at a broader scale. The position
      will have exposure to public leaders across the City, region and

      Key job duties include:
      • Support development of plan for how services in key operational
      areas will be delivered to schools, principals, teachers, parents
      and students by The Partnership, LAUSD and other service providers.
      Operational areas might include school-based budgeting tools, HR,
      IT, maintenance, a fee-for-service system, school-based data
      systems, transportation, food services, and other key non-
      pedagogical services provided to schools.
      • Perform analysis to develop key recommendations for managing
      operational performance of The Partnership's home office and school
      • Develop profiles of best practices nationally in key operational
      • Work closely with divisions of LAUSD across all key functional
      areas to ensure that services are provided to schools sites in an
      efficient and effective manner.
      • Support the development of the strategy and implementation plan
      for how services will be changed under Partnership schools beginning
      in the 2008-09 school year and over the long-term.
      • Conduct research to inform performance expectations and metrics
      for success.
      • Support development of clear accountability system in each service
      area, including an operational "dashboard" to assess performance;
      collect data to measure operational performance.
      • Work closely with LAUSD and external consultants to help define
      operational strategies.
      • Support the implementation of new operational capabilities for
      Partnership schools (e.g., refined financial management tools).
      • Serve as a "rapid response" service team to immediately take care
      of service needs at school sites.
      • Profile and manage key compliance requirements for The Partnership
      and Partnership schools.
      • Manage all logistical elements of Partnership's home office,
      including payroll, insurance, financial management, grant
      accounting, technology, receivables and payables, and other areas.
      • Regularly brief The Partnership's senior management team on

      • At least 2-3 years of professional experience in operations,
      nonprofit management and/or strategic planning.
      • Excellent interpersonal, data analysis and writing skills.
      • Strong analytical and writing skills.
      • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills.
      • A proven track record of consistently exceeding goals.
      • Education industry and/or legal experience a plus, a passion for
      improving public education is a must!
      • Commitment to the core values of The Partnership for Los Angeles
      • Knowledge of best practices in the field of operations a plus.
      • Candidates should be self-starters who are capable of developing
      and executing strategic and implementation plans in conjunction with
      other partners.
      • Experience and comfort working in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial
      environment a plus.
      • Strategic thinker with intense focus on performance and proven
      ability to execute effectively against strategy.
      • Must be reflective and open to new ideas and opinions.
      • Undergraduate degree required.

      Salary: Compensation will be highly competitive and commensurate
      with demonstrated skills and work experience.

      Please send inquiries and applications (cover letter and resume) via
      email to:
      Manish Jain
      The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools
      200 N. Spring Street, Room 303
      Los Angeles, California 90012
      Direct: (213) 978-0765
      Fax: (213) 978-0655

      We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse

      This position is exempt from civil service requirements.
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