|Director of Business Operations|
Founded in 2010, Eskolta School Research and Design, Inc., is a non-profit organization that helps urban public schools improve results for their most vulnerable youth. We consult with teachers, school principals, and school district staff to interpret existing data and research, use this to launch and share practices in their schools, test those practices in order to improve and adapt them to their student needs, and help them to disseminate learning so that more educators can learn from their experience. We complement this site-based work with coaching to school district staff and research on school-based work to better understand how change occurs in public schools.
Since Eskolta’s founding, we have helped 1,000 educators reach 20,000 underserved students—in schools where 84 percent of students are black or Hispanic and 84 percent are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch. Our impact data shows that 92% of educators report improvement on how they design teaching materials focused on rigorous academic skills; 82% report improvement on how they provide actionable individual feedback to students to promote learning mindsets; and 84% of students report improvements in how they take and monitor steps to improve skills. We have produced research helping the NYC Department of Education to better understand how they leverage teacher leadership and continuous improvement to help all students learn.
Working with Eskolta is a unique opportunity to join an organization that is at the forefront of the effort to turn around the dropout problem through innovative education reform. We are dedicated to supporting a healthy work/life balance for everyone we work with by supporting a talented team while building a flexible workplace. To learn more, visit http://www.eskolta.org.
Eskolta encourages individuals of all backgrounds to apply for this position, and we do not discriminate on any basis prohibited by applicable law. We celebrate the diversity of our nation and communities, and we seek to build a team that reflects that diversity. We welcome and encourage all qualified applicants who share that same vision, as we want to engage all those who can contribute to our work and this mission.
To help manage current and future growth, Eskolta is hiring its first Director of Business Operations. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Business Operations will be responsible for creating and enhancing internal processes and infrastructure that will allow Eskolta to continue its support of urban school districts and expand its impact to new geographies. Overseeing a team of 2-3 direct reports and working closely with all members of the organization as a member of the management team, the Director of Business Operations will play a critical role in overseeing a variety of functions central to Eskolta’s ability to fulfill its mission.
Your Responsibilities will include:
Financial Management and Oversight
Your Skill Set:
As the incoming Director of Business Operations, you will possess many, though perhaps not all, of the following characteristics and qualifications:
Benefits & Eskolta’s Commitment to Work/Life Balance
Eskolta is committed to supporting a flexible, results-oriented work environment. To that end, we are able to offer:
How to join our team
Please upload a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this opportunity, both in Word format, addressed to Michael Rothman, Executive Director at the link below
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