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Campus Operations Manager

Phalen Leadership Academies
Washington, DC, United States

Job Details

The Opportunity: PLA's School Operations Managers (SOMs) are excellent at providing oversight of non-instructional functions such as campus safety, maintenance, food services, etc. The SOM will lead the implementation and maintenance of clear operational systems and a supportive school environment that allows the school leadership team to focus on instruction and teachers to focus on families.

The Details:

Key Deliverables:
  • Acts as the operational partner to each Principal in assigned territory
  • Leads and coordinates non-instructional initiatives at a campus to deliver great support and partnership
  • Manages, trains, and evaluates non-instructional campus personnel
  • Oversees and coordinates all non-academic school operations, including maintenance, grounds, security, custodial services, technology, school safety, school nutrition, transportation, and fixed assets for a group of schools to help remove obstacles to teaching and learning
  • Researches and implements region and campus-based policies and procedures to make decisions collaboratively with the Regional Director of Campus Operations, School Leaders, and Regional Directors of Academics

Experience and Education Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree or 3-8 years of experience working in a K-12 setting
  • Facilitates and building maintenance experience highly preferred
  • At least 3 years managing a small team or multiple large projects
  • Strong willingness to serve in a strategic operations leadership role with PLA
  • High level of comfort with financial oversight and budgetary tracking
  • Strong project management skills, with the ability to juggle multiple and competing priorities

The Network:

PLA is a transformative education nonprofit changing communities across the country by providing a depth of resources not found in the traditional education model. In addition to serving as one of the country's best turnaround school operators and successfully launching charter school start-ups, PLA also provides our school communities with a successful, research-based summer learning program (Summer Advantage), a successful Reading and Math Intervention program (Reading and Math Advantage), and a workforce development program (PLA University) that provides expanded opportunities for our high school graduates, along with the family members of our current staff and students. This menu of programs and services is unique to our network, sets us apart from other organizations, and provides expanded opportunities for our staff through career advancement opportunities, and expanded income opportunities.

Campus: Hope Community PCS - Tolson is a public charter school in Washington, D.C. that was founded in 2006 and recently joined the PLA network in 2022. We serve about 250 scholars from PK - 8th grade with a school population that is reflective of the strength and diversity of the community in which we are privileged to serve. We pride ourselves on our STEAM-focused learning that results in scholars taking risks, engaging in learning, and having ownership of their education. Our vision is centered on having a growth mindset to encourage our scholars to develop their immense potential and continue to be active contributors to their communities. We believe that by providing a world-class education in an empowering school environment, all scholars are able to flourish and achieve more than they thought possible.

Compensation and benefits:

PLA's School Operations Managers receive a base salary that is competitively aligned to the market. In addition to salary, you will receive:
  • Competitive Compensation
  • Benefits - Healthcare, vision, and dental insurance
  • Monthly professional development opportunities including participation in our annual Leader Institute
  • Opportunities to collaborate and brainstorm with other School Leaders in the network
  • Incentive and bonus opportunities

PLA is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristics as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

Please read carefully.

Phalen Leadership Academies (PLA) is an equal opportunity employer. PLA does not discriminate in employment on account of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, age, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status or unfavorable discharge from military service.

By completing this application you understand that neither the completion of this application nor any other part of my consideration for employment establishes any obligation for PLA to hire me. If hired, I understand that either PLA or I can terminate my employment at any time and for any reason, with or without cause and without prior notice. I understand that no representative of PLA has the authority to make any assurance to the contrary.

You attest by applying to this position that you have given PLA true and complete information on this application. No requested information has been concealed. I authorize PLA to contact references provided for employment reference checks. If any information I have provided is untrue, or if I have concealed material information, I understand that this will constitute cause for the denial of employment or immediate dismissal.


  • PLA is non-profit network founded in 2013
  •  Currently serves over 10,000 scholars at 22 schools across the country
  •  Our model is specifically designed to raise the achievement of historically underserved students by providing a rigorous, personalized, and well-rounded educational experience for all students
  •  Successfully transformed six F-rated schools into A-rated schools.
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