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Job Opening: School Manager for Charter School in Oakland

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  • Joelle
    SCHOOL MANAGER †ENVISION ACADEMY, OAKLAND Envision Schools is seeking an energetic, flexible and highly organized School Manager to oversee the
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 2, 2011

      Envision Schools is seeking an energetic, flexible and highly organized
      School Manager to oversee the operations of a busy Charter High School
      in downtown Oakland. This position requires a self-directed,
      team-oriented individual with a strong attention to detail and excellent
      technology skills. The School Manager is responsible for overseeing the
      schools’ compliance reporting, facilities, student data, and the
      student-testing program; and will provide administrative support and
      complete special projects to support the school and the Administration.
      The person in this role is the “face” of the school and
      interacts with students, parents, families and other external partners
      on a regular basis and reports to the Vice Principal of Operations.

      • Manage student records including updating daily attendance in
      Power School and monthly attendance reports. Work with Envision Schools
      Support Office staff to create reports to support meeting state and
      federal compliance requirements.
      • Administer procedures for accounts payable, monthly timesheets
      for payroll, and other financial activities. Provide budget tracking
      support for Principal.
      • Maintain student, office and accounting files and assist with
      faxing and copying.
      • Assist in special projects such as enrollment events, school
      Exhibitions, Spirit Week events, Community Meeting activities, and
      fundraising efforts.
      • Supervise custodial and security services and ensure the
      facility is clean, well maintained, and safe on a daily basis.
      • Keep school Web site up to date with helpful school information.
      • Send out weekly email communications to families, staff and
      • Collaborate with the HR Dept in the Envision Schools Support
      Office to ensure a smooth on-boarding process for new staff members,
      volunteers and part-time temporary support.
      • Provide oversight to volunteers, interns and administrative
      assistant to complete office projects and ensure smooth office
      • Interact regularly with students, parents, prospective families,
      and visitors in a friendly, professional and informative manner.
      • Provide other administrative support as needed including
      maintaining school and Principal’s calendar.
      • Manage phone coverage, including answering phones directly and
      managing volunteer staff
      • Assist in developing a strong school culture for students and
      adults alike.
      • Participate in weekly meetings of office staff.

      • A Bachelor’s Degree and 2-5 years’ directly
      related experience in an educational setting, or a non-profit
      • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment is
      • Ability to work independently and as a team member is required.
      • Must like and feel comfortable working with urban teenagers and
      • Strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills,
      accuracy, discretion, and a willingness to learn are essential.
      • Must have proven attention to detail and time-management skills.
      Must be organized, detail oriented and able to multi-task.
      • Experience supervising other staff is a plus.
      • Bilingual (English/Spanish) proficiency is strongly preferred.
      • Strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office
      (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) - are necessary. Experience with PowerSchool
      or another student database system is preferred.
      • Experience in, and commitment to, urban education and working
      with low-income youth of color is preferred.

      Salary: Competitive based on experience, with paid time off. Strong
      medical/dental benefits, 403b optional plan with Envision Schools match,
      Flexible Benefits plans, commuter benefits and optional
      acupuncture/chiropractic plan.


      To apply, submit an online application via www.envisionschools.org/apply
      For more information, check out our website at www.envisionschools.org

      Emailed applications WILL NOT be accepted


      Envision Schools was founded as a 501(c)(3) charter school management
      organization in 2002 to bring high quality college preparatory education
      to communities with the greatest need. Envision Schools targets students
      who will be the first in their families to attend college, with the goal
      of 100% college admission and success for all Envision graduates.
      Envision’s schools are academically rigorous and integrate art
      and technology across the curriculum to instill the critical thinking,
      life experience and
      creative skills necessary for students to be successful in college and
      beyond. Today, Envision Schools operates four schools in the Bay Area
      â€" two in San Francisco, one in Oakland, and one in Hayward.

      As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to identifying and
      developing the
      skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds. We encourage
      all qualified
      candidates to apply.
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