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Operations Manager - Remote – posted 7/28/22, updated 8/30/22

 

Note: as of 9/16/22 we have put our hiring process for this role on hold.  We will reach out to applicants who may be a good fit for this or any future roles.

 

About District Public

At District Public, we think of ourselves as data coaches for school leaders.  We don’t just want to tell school leaders how their students are doing, we want to help them figure out how to improve. We facilitate inquiry, analyze data, and develop tools to help school leaders and teachers improve teaching and learning, communicate with families, staff, and administration, and save time.  Our analyses and tools are customized to meet schools’ unique needs.   

We’re a team of professionals with deep experience in classroom teaching, principal coaching, inquiry facilitation, and data analysis who are passionate about serving students in underserved communities. We specialize in working with low income, high needs New York City public schools, and have worked with more than 100 NYC district public schools over the past 8 years.

You can learn more about us on our website at www.district-public.com.

Job Overview

As the remote operations manager, you will be responsible for managing, streamlining, and in some cases building internal systems for executing processes,  including bookkeeping, invoicing, website updates, requesting files from clients, managing files, and tracking progress on client projects.  The ideal candidate has experience managing operations for a small but growing professional services company or in a K-12 educational setting.  Strong organizational skills, comfort with technology, problem solving abilities, communication skills, flexibility, and attention to detail are critical. 

District Public is a small but growing company (currently five team members) and all employees work remotely -- this position is a remote-only position.  As such, you will be comfortable working both independently and in collaboration with team members, as well as communicating remotely via phone, email, videoconference, and other communication channels.  

This is a great opportunity for a highly organized and tech-savvy problem solver to put those skills to use helping to grow a mission-driven company.  You will have the opportunity to take on more responsibility over time.  Join our team!

Compensation

This is a part time, hourly position.  We estimate 10-20 hours per week, with potential to increase the hours and scope of responsibilities over time.  Hourly wage is $30-$40/hour depending on experience.  

 

Responsibilities and Duties

The person in this role is responsible for:

  • Managing, streamlining, and in some cases building internal systems to execute the processes below:

    • Soliciting files from clients needed to conduct analyses, keeping track of which and when files are received, and following up with clients

    • Billing and invoicing to clients including tracking purchase orders, sending and following up on contracts, creating and sending invoices and supporting documentation

    •  Paying bills, managing vendor relationships, bookkeeping, and running payroll

    •  Data entry

    • Scheduling

    • Updating website and marketing materials

    • Managing and cleaning client data 

  • Executing administrative tasks

Requirements

  • Experience managing operations for a small but growing professional services company or in a K-12 educational setting

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Tech-savvy

  • Creative problem solver

  • Strong communication skills

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and Google products·       

  • Flexible and adaptable

  • Self-motivated

  • Collaborative

Preferred Qualifications

  • Project management experience

  • Familiarity with Quickbooks, Gusto, Jira, Wix and other office management systems

  • Experience with SQL, R, Google Workspace tools

  • Experience working in K-12 public education, particularly NYC Department of Education schools

  •  Interest in public K-12 education

 

 

District Public is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. We are a diversity-forward/inclusive company. People of all genders and races are encouraged to apply.

Note

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities are subject to change. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.

Reports To

You will report to Luke Davenport and will work collaboratively with other members of the District Public team.   

​A practice assignment and screening test requiring up to 1 hour to complete will be given to assess the applicant’s relevant abilities.

​Please send a cover letter and resume to Luke Davenport at luke@district-public.com to apply.  Thanks!

 

 

 

Senior Analyst- posted 10/20/21  - This position has been filled

About District Public

 

District Public is a small and growing business whose mission is to help high needs K-12 public schools in New York City analyze and make more effective use of their data.  We work with about 50 NYC district K-12 schools, primarily in the Bronx.  We are a values-guided business whose goal is to improve outcomes for students.

We work collaboratively with school teams to understand their challenges, and build tools and analyses that are tailored to their needs.  Our tools and analyses help them to make more informed choices, focus instruction, and save time.  We pair our tools and analyses with high quality professional learning and coaching. 

We are hiring a data analyst to help us handle a growing demand from schools, both in terms of the number of schools and the depth of support we provide them.  You will have an opportunity to help shape and grow our business.  It’s an exciting time to join our team! We maintain a friendly, inclusive, and collaborative working culture, and share a commitment to diversity and equity internally and in our work with schools.

You can learn more about us on our website at www.district-public.com

Job Overview

 

You will be responsible for working collaboratively with the team to adapt existing tools and analyses, or designing and building new ones, to meet client needs.   In some cases, you will work from the direction of a District Public partner or other team member.  In other cases, you will be working directly with school teams and must be comfortable presenting to school leaders and teachers.  Experience working in K-12 public education is critical.  The ideal candidate has experience directly supporting schools and school teams with data analysis and management.  Strong presentation, communication, and interpersonal skills are a must. 

You will be able to build, understand, error check, and troubleshoot complex models that translate raw data into graphically appealing, easy-to-read, and insightful analysis (for example, taking item level data from interim assessments and translating them into colorful, easy-to-read tables and charts).   Tools and analyses are built primarily in Google Sheets and Microsoft Excel – advanced skills in these programs are critical.  Knowledge of Microsoft Access, MySQL, Python, Tableau, R, or any other data storage, analysis, or visualization platform is helpful. 

District Public is a small company (currently four employees and partners) and all employees work remotely.  As such, you will be comfortable working both individually and in collaboration with team members, as well as communicating remotely via phone, email, videoconference, and other communication channels.  You will work primarily remotely, but must be able to travel within New York City to visit schools multiple times per week. You must be comfortable juggling multiple projects simultaneously, and be flexible and adaptable to changing circumstances.  We frequently work under tight deadlines, so you must be organized, efficient, and able to carefully prioritize your work.  All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. 

This is a great opportunity for an agile, creative, tech-savvy problem solver with significant analytical experience and strong communication skills to help put those skills to use supporting public K-12 schools in New York City.  You will have the opportunity to grow with time and experience as the business grows. Join our team!

 

This is a full time, overtime exempt position with competitive salary and benefits.

Responsibilities and Duties

 

The person in this role is responsible for:

 

·Updating and improving existing analyses using Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets

·Presenting analysis to school teams and teachers and coaching them on how to effectively use tools

·Building new analyses

·Error checking analyses

·Improving, standardizing and documenting workflows and processes

·Guiding and supporting projects

·Creatively applying new solutions to solve client problems

·Connecting with clients via phone and email

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Requirements

 

·Experience in K-12 public education

·High level of skill and sophistication in Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets

·Experience in building and maintaining complex spreadsheets

·Strong presentation, communication, and relationship management skills

·Ability to work remotely and travel to/within New York City multiple times per week

·Flexible and adaptable

·Self-motivated

·Creative problem solver

·Detail oriented

·Organized

·Collaborative

 

Preferred Qualifications

 

·Data visualization and graphic design skills

·Experience with MS Access, MySQL, Python, Tableau, R, or other database, data visualization or analysis programs.

·Knowledge of improvement science, action research, or experience in a consulting or training role

·Bachelor’s degree

·Two years of experience directly supporting schools and school teams with data analysis and management.

 

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities are subject to change.

 

District Public is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. We are a diversity-forward/inclusive company. People of all genders and races are encouraged to apply.

Salary and benefits

Salary range is $70,000-$90,000 annually, plus QSEHRA health insurance reimbursement benefit and home office reimbursements.

 

Note

 

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.

 

Reports To

 

You will report to Luke Davenport and Som Pati, Partners, District Public, and will work collaboratively with other members of the District Public team.   

A practice assignment requiring up to 3 hours will be given to assess the applicant’s presentation abilities and skill level in Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets.

Please send a cover letter and resume to Luke Davenport at luke@district-public.com to apply.  Thanks!