The regional operations team is seeking a Director, Operations to provide critical support to the Strategy & Operations wing as we drive organizational direction to enable regions to spend time on what matters most to achieve their local vision. This individual will manage the operations for two sections of our work: Executive Learning & Development and Regional Strategy & Operations, as well as provide high level support to the Vice President, Strategy & Operations. This person will manage the Manager, Strategy &Operations and Senior Associate, Strategy & Operations.
This position provides a unique opportunity to integrate regional and national initiatives to help our team maximize Teach For America's current impact and future growth in 46+ regions while gaining an in depth knowledge of the organization at large. This is a new and evolving team and will require reacting to ongoing organizational changes. Due to the sensitive nature of the material and data this individual will manage, the Director, Operations must demonstrate exceptional judgment, professionalism and respect confidentiality at all times.
Regional Operations Team
Teach For America partners with 46 urban and rural communities and counting. Each region has its own unique challenges and opportunities. Our team works with districts, community members, alumni, and other supporters to set the vision and direction for TFA in each region, in order to help that community expand educational opportunity. On Regional Operations, we're constantly challenging one another to push our team - and all of our regions - to be their best.
Our Director of Operations will lead and collaborate on multiple projects concurrently, depending on their intensity and duration. This individual's work will fall into two major categories:
Learning & Development
Managing operations and logistics for Executive Director Leadership Retreats, including collaborating with VP, Strategy & Operations on vision and direction
Managing operations and logistics for new Executive Director training and onboarding, including working with partner teams across the organization
Partnering with VP, Strategy & Operations to create and maintain additional resources to support Executive Directors and their leadership teams
Serving as a liaison to functional partners to ensure seamless delivery of all professional development content
Strategy & Operations
Partner with VP, Strategy & Operations on biweekly team calls, proposing timely topics and pulling together partner teams
Engage with partner teams to ensure alignment of priorities and deliverables for Regional Operations
Partner with Chief of Staff to COO on annual strategic planning
Maintains oversight of annual planning initiatives and cadence of major organizational events that affect regions
Through Manager, Strategy &Operations and Senior Associate, Strategy & Operations, maintain central resource hub, progress to goal performance tools, team budget, and other operations-based projects
Jumping in and quickly take on work when urgent needs arise, as well as planning and executing special projects and as needed
Candidate Profile and Experience Prerequisites
At least 4 years professional work experience
Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Outlook
Additional experience we'd like to see:
Teach For America staff experience, specifically on a regional team
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Demonstrates deep commitment to Teach For America's mission, core values, and our commitment to diversity and inclusiveness
Ability to be flexible and take an optimistic approach to work with an orientation towards being proactive, solutions-focused and helpful
Exceptional communication skills, including written communications
Exceptional planning and project management skills, with a keen attention to detail
Influences others toward outcomes through an understanding of relationships, an adaptable approach, and a compelling manner
Makes informed and timely decisions, and uses sound judgment to prioritize actions
Manages workload effectively and follows through on execution to meet deadlines
Application Requirements and Process
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please submit your resume and one-page cover letter with your application.
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