BASIS Independent McLean is seeking qualified candidates for an Operations Director!
Who we are...
The mission of BASIS Independent Schools is to redefine education by raising the levels of student learning to the highest international standards. Every BASIS Independent school provides a joyful learning community where hard work is celebrated and intellectual pursuits result in extraordinary outcomes. In just three years we have established five highly-regarded private schools (PK-12) in some of the world's most dynamic regions: New York City, Silicon Valley, and Northern Virginia, with more campuses opening in the coming years. BASIS Independent is building a team of talented, passionate, and hard-working educators to ensure our students receive the best education in the world. Join us!
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BASIS Independent McLean is looking for an Operations Director to drive development of non-academic programs to support our growing newest Independent School in McLean, VA. This leadership-track position will play a pivotal role in building a robust and highly functional operational infrastructure to support our students, parents and families. You will use your creativity and sound understanding of financial and business practices to expand and improve the quality and efficiency of programs including summer day camps, facility rentals, transportation and catering programs, a textbook marketplace, and more. Your ability to adapt to and thrive in an entrepreneurial environment will constantly be tapped as you look for new ways to improve services and optimize revenue streams. You will drive results through tireless work ethic, meeting deadlines and knowing where the team stands in progressing toward key targets and goals.
Primary Job Responsibilities:
Assist Head of Operations with creating and refining revenue streams and with expense control through budget management
Assist Head of Operations with creating a strategic plan for non-academic programs, and lead its execution
Assist with Operations vendor contracts and management
Manage day to day processing of tuition and fees using our tuition management system and providing reports as requested
Communicate with families regarding Operations inquires including but not limited to tuition fees, transportation, catering and the facility
Improve the operational systems, processes and policies and maintain documentation of policies and procedures
Monitor and execute training and documentation of operational compliance with local, state, federal and BASIS mandates.
To join our team you must...
Have a sound understanding of basic accounting practices
Have a strong customer service-centric approach
Have excellent organization, high attention to detail, and a penchant for process documentation
Have excellent negotiating skills
Have the ability to excel in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial/start-up environment and adapt to changing priorities and needs
Bachelor's degree in finance, business administration or work experience in a related field such as office, facilities or hospitality management
Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills and a collaborative management style.
Ability to look at situations from several points of view and creatively problem solve on the fly
Willingness to work evenings and weekends as needed
Strong work-ethic and desire to help wherever and whenever needed to make the school successful
Must be a self-starter and a supportive team player
Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
Passion for education
Microsoft Office (Word, PPT, Excel, Outlook) skills are essential
BASIS began as a visionary venture in 1998 when Dr. Michael and Olga Block, world-class economics academics, found that students in their classrooms who were educated outside of the United States were not only more prepared for the challenges faced in college than their American counterparts, but were simply "better" at being students. Digging further, they found that low expectations among Americ...an students led to a lack of curricular substance in U.S. classrooms. Creating a brand new school in Tucson, Arizona, they discovered that American students thrived when challenged, rising to and surpassing the best students in the world. Thus the BASIS.ed revolution was born!They developed a formula for success, refined regularly since then, that proves every child can become a great student when presented a rigorous course of study taught by Subject Expert Teachers and supported by a culture of excellence. What began as a single campus in Tucson has grown to become a unique, high-achieving, and unprecedented network of schools - five independent schools in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Silicon Valley, Fremont, and McLean, an international school in Shenzhen, China, and 26 charter schools across the United States.Today, BASIS.ed students have propelled their schools to become the top ranked in the nation and acclaimed world-wide, as noted in Amanda Ripley's book "The Smartest Kids in the World (and How They Got That Way)."How BASIS Schools Graduate The World's Best-Prepared StudentsThe BASIS.ed curriculum and program of study are based on 15 years refinement of a rigorous, challenging, supportive academic experience, ranked among the very best int he world.