Position: Director of Operations
Part-time (75- 80%) position for 17/18 school year, likely full-time starting 18/19.
Reports to: Head of School
Direct reports: Director of Facilities, Director of Technology, School Health Assistant.
About Stanley BPS: For over 40 years, Stanley classrooms have been filled with engaged learners guided by inspired teachers. We carefully blend an academic program grounded in a whole-child approach with an attention to each child’s social/emotional development. Our British Primary philosophy promotes the simple notion that when students enjoy what they’re doing and take an active role in their education, learning truly becomes a joy and a lifelong endeavor. SBPS is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive school community. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Position Description: The Director of Operations is responsible for ensuring the school runs in a manner that promotes the safety and well-being of our students and staff. Towards this end, the Director oversees many non-academic systems and departments throughout the school including facilities, technology, off-campus events, and certain personnel functions in collaboration with the Director of Finance and the Head of School. The Director of Operations is also responsible for addressing risk management and compliance issues for the school. In collaboration with the Director of Finance, the Director of Operations manages the budgets for the programs in his or her areas of responsibility.
Key responsibilities include the following:
- Human Resource Management
- Collaborate with the Director of Finance on the development of and training related to the Stanley Employee Handbook
- Serve as point of contact for all personnel regarding questions or concerns regarding Employee Handbook policies and procedures, and any risk compliance or reporting concerns
- Collaborate with the Head of School and Director of Finance on the execution and management of all independent contractors
- Student and Faculty Safety and Well-Being (Risk Management)
- Manage the following staff: Director of Facilities, Director of Technology, and school health assistant with an ethic of transparency and service
- Maintain the school’s risk management plan and conduct annual risk identification and assessment to create triage plans to address risk factors in order of priority and in alignment with available resources
- Create and implement policies and procedures to ensure student and faculty safety and well-being on and off campus
- Lead the school’s regular review of safety incidents, improvements and emergency procedures and coordinate regular safety drills
- Ensure the school’s programs are operated in accordance with best practices and in alignment with relevant compliance requirements
- In collaboration with the Head of School, Director of Finance, Finance Committee, and legal counsel, ensure the school has adequate liability insurance, and reasonable deductibles
- As necessary, support the Head of School in arranging for professional development, training, or other similar support for faculty and staff related to student safety or other compliance related issues (such as reporting as required by the Colorado Department of Health and Human Services)
- Facilities Planning
- Oversee the school’s long-term plan for campus repair and improvements, including the development of a campus master plan and the management of major construction projects
- As necessary, support and advise Board or parent committees focused on buildings and grounds, facilities, and/or capital construction
- Support the Director of Facilities in delivering service to faculty and staff, addressing concerns or suggestions from school constituents, and in managing independent contractors, vendors and project budgets.
- Technology Management
- Support senior management in developing an all-inclusive technology plan for the school
- In collaboration with the Director of Finance and the Director of Technology, evaluate the forecast of technology expenses, and support the school in evaluating the most impactful investments in technology, based on desired outcomes for students, and productivity goals of faculty and staff
- Ensure technology use policies are current and being implemented; support the Director of Technology in educating/training faculty, staff and students, troubleshooting technology related problems, and compliance with technology use policies, procedures and practices
- Non-profit experience as a Business or Operations Manager
- Degree in Management, Accounting, or related field
- Previous experience in school administration
- Strong communication skills
- An inclusive and diverse community
- Lifelong learning
- Positive and constructive communication
- Creativity, flexibility, and resourcefulness
- An understanding of children and childhood
- Commitment to making a positive difference in the world
Equal Opportunity Employer
Stanley BPS is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. This policy covers all programs, services, policies, and procedures of Stanley BPS, including admissions, employment and access to services and programs.
To initiate an application:
Please send a letter of interest and resume to
Susan Farr, Executive Assistant