Operations Managers are highly disciplined, efficient, and organized. They develop and implement systems, structures, and plans for site operations in a way that brings order and a sense of stability to the team and program participants. The Operations Manager’s role is to be nimble, encompassing the ability to remain focused and composed in the face of shifting and competing demands and ambiguity while balancing student/family support and monitoring with traditional administrative, operations, and facilities management. Working in concert with the Site Director, Operations Managers exercise judgment and confidence to identify and elevate potential barriers to site success while leveraging influence and organizing capacity to mobilize collaborative action, achieve goals, foster cooperation, and promote compliance.
- Lead and Manage Site Operations: Successfully manage the day-to-day site operations, including office management, technology, facilities, event coordination, site safety, and vehicles. Direct and manage part-time and volunteer operations staff. Coordinate with full-time staff, part-time staff, and volunteers across program departments. Manage front desk administration and facility projects, including overseeing the inventory of supplies. Serve as the central point of contact for technology inventory and work with the IT consultant to address technology needs. Also, manage the use of College Track vehicles for transporting students home and to field trip destinations.
- Manage the Administration of Finance, Human Resources, and Payroll: Support the Site Director with finance and accounting by gathering, analyzing, and reporting necessary data. This includes tracking and processing invoices and reimbursements for staff and vendors. Support site supervisors with employee onboarding by orienting them to site-wide policies and acting as an HR and payroll liaison for all employees and volunteer staff.
- Oversee Data Monitoring and Reporting: Manage the tracking and reporting of student recruitment and enrollment. Update student contact and attendance records on an ongoing basis using student databases. Synthesize data to elevate insights and trends.
- Manage Student Scheduling and Attendance: Coordinate across departments to conduct planning meetings and complete workshop and enrollment templates. Implement and maintain schedules within Salesforce by partnering with site leadership and students. Train staff and students on attendance policy and procedures, holding them accountable to org-wide expectations and providing individualized/site-wide interventions when necessary.
- Support Student Recruitment: Partner with Site Director in the annual student recruitment process by delivering presentations to identify and recruit prospective students and oversee the record-keeping process.
- Student and Family Engagement: Foster productive relationships with students and families. Support enrollment and student success by ensuring that attendance policy is enacted site-wide, executing intervention and incentive processes, and analyzing sitewide attendance trends to identify the potential needs for program change.
- New/Special Projects: Additional projects, including event planning logistics, as assigned by the Site Director.
Skills, Experience, and Characteristics Required
- Four-year college degree (preferred); high school diploma or equivalent required with relevant experience
- Ideally, five years of experience managing the operations of an organization, program (ideally youth-serving), or school
- Written and verbal Spanish language fluency required
- Demonstrated ability to create, implement and evaluate systems that support efficient operations and program delivery
- Demonstrable success using influence, vertically and across an organization, to manage outcomes
- Interpersonal and communication skills that engender trust and facilitate relationship building with students, families, and other community stakeholders, and the desire to connect and engage
- Basic aptitude and a strong appetite to learn data and technology systems. Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, and Excel, in particular, required. Experience with Salesforce or other databases, Google Suite, and budget software such as Adaptive preferred
- Focuses on delivering outcomes despite obstacles, seeks out challenges as opportunities to grow, takes unexpected setbacks in stride, and can galvanize self towards goals and impact
- Understanding of the Southwest Denver community and/or background working with low-income, first-generation students, preferred
- Able to work 10:00 am –6:00 pm (virtually) or 11:00 am –7:00 pm (in-person) Monday through Friday, and occasionally on weekends, as program necessity requires
- Valid driver’s license and clean driving record required and ability to pass College Track’s driver’s clearance process
College Track requires that the holder of this position be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as defined by the CDC. College Track will require proof of vaccination from each current and future employee.
Compensation & Benefits
Full Salary Range: $48,500 - $73,000
College Track offers a competitive salary based on the organization’s compensation philosophy, which is grounded in market data. We also offer comprehensive health & welfare benefits and top-of-the-market paid time off.
Please upload a PDF resume and thoughtful cover letter with your application. We will only contact candidates chosen for further consideration. No phone inquiries, please.
College Track works to remove barriers for first-generation college students on their journey to college completion. Our commitment to removing barriers for first-generation college students doesn't stop when college ends. While we hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, we especially encourage applicants who identify as first-generation college graduates to apply for open opportunities on staff.
College Track is an equal opportunity employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. College Track does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.