Executive Director of Operations (EDO)

    • Job Tracking ID: 512680-820234
    • Job Location: New Orleans, LA
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: May 27, 2022
    • Years of Experience: 5 - 7 Years
    • Starting Date: July 1, 2022
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Job Description:

The Opportunity:

New Orleans College Prep is adding a full-time Executive Director of Operations. The EDO is a senior, campus-based leadership role that oversees all operations functions necessary to run an exemplary learning community. The EDO ensures New Orleans College Prep meets high standards of operational excellence and enables instructional leaders and staff to focus on driving strong academic outcomes for all of its students. In addition to leading the Operations team, the EDO will collaborate closely with the CEO and other New Orleans College Prep staff to build capacity via people-centered systems to scale towards strategic goals across the organization and city.


  • Board Governance

  • Engage with the Board collaboratively and productively to promote rigorous board-management discussion to solve critical challenges and realize New Orleans College Prep’s mission

  • Communicate information transparently and promptly to the Board

  • Strategic/Cultural Leadership

  • Serve as a member of the school's Executive Leadership Team (ELT)

  • Work with CEO/Principal to ensure that operational policies, practices, and procedures are in place to ensure compliance and maximize organizational effectiveness

  • Assist in developing, refining, and executing New Orleans College Prep’s next strategic growth plan

  • Work alongside other school community members to develop a Continuous Improvement Plan (CIP) and monitor progress toward named priorities and goals.

  • Establish, support, and manage the school operations team

  • Widely and regularly champion and inspire people with the organization's vision, goals, plans, results, and success stories

Planning & Preparation

  • Finance

  • Work with the ELT, school-based leaders, and finance support vendor to establish a budget that ensures resources are utilized efficiently and effectively to meet the organization's needs and goals

  • Manage relationship with finance support vendor to manage financial operations in the areas of accounting, reporting, banking, budgeting, procurement, and compliance *

  • Actively managed schools' budgets by leading monthly budget meetings with the finance vendor and CEO/Principal to review budget variances and monitor spending.

  • Work with development consultant and CEO/Principal to develop grants and solicit other funding sources to supplement the budget. Support the management of all federal grants, including all applications, budgets, PERs, and reimbursement requests

  • Work with the finance vendor and other key staff to prepare for the annual audits

  • Technology

  • Oversee staff and strategies for planning, implementation, and support of all technology required for New Orleans College Prep to achieve its educational and business goals

  • Directly support the Technology Coordinator and Technology Specialist to ensure that students and staff have safe and reliable access to New Orleans College Prep’s network, devices, and other resources identified as part of the New Orleans College Prep’s IT plan.

  • Facilities

  • Ensure our buildings are clean, safe, well maintained, and efficiently operated

  • Oversee the effective management of New Orleans College Prep’s food services programs

  • Transportation

  • Ensure school-based staffing, systems, and equipment are in place for the transportation programs with timely, reliable, safe, on-budget, and fully compliant delivery of services

  • Directly support the School Operations Manager to ensure the effective management of New Orleans College Prep’s transportation

  • After School Programming

  • Support management of the afterschool program

Data-Driven Instruction

  • Data Systems

  • Define operations excellence for New Orleans College Prep and develop and utilize existing data dashboards to manage network and school-based operations

  • Work alongside operations team members and data partners to manage information systems and state reporting

  • Assessments

  • Oversee district test coordination Student Culture & Community Involvement

  • Family and Community Relations

  • Work with the CEO/Principal to design and implement highly effective communication systems that positively impact organizational effectiveness and customer service

  • Work to ensure that New Orleans College Prep’s volunteer program is safe and compliant, positively impacts our students, and provides a valuable experience for our volunteers

  • Student Recruitment

  • Provide oversight to the student recruitment, enrollment, and onboarding systems, with a solid commitment to customer service and educational equity

  • Student Attendance

  • Work alongside the leadership team to monitor the implementation of the attendance plans

  • Adult Culture

Human Resources

  • Manage the relationship with HR vendor to ensure that all HR systems, including hiring and onboarding of staff, benefits selection and management, employee payroll data, maintenance of HR records, and staff handbook, are practical and efficient

  • Personnel

  • Hold team members accountable for professional responsibilities and goals while providing opportunities for professional development

  • Ensure that personnel information is handled and organized effectively, maintaining confidentiality Qualifications

High School Athletics Oversite

  • Serve as the athletic director.

  • Guide high school assistant athletic director.

  • Prepare budgets and allocate spending on items such as coaches' salaries, team travel, equipment purchases, and facility upkeep with the CEO or designee

  • Collaborate with LHSAA districts and leagues about scheduling issues

  • Review all varsity sport LHSAA eligibility folders to ensure student-athlete eligibility for successful competition seasons

  • Mediate any disputes between athletes and coaches or between coaches

  • Observes varsity teams during competition and practice to determine individual or team improvement needs.

  • Follows state, regional, and district regulations governing the athletic program.

Alumni Relations

  • Lead the strategic direction and operations of Alumni Relations

  • Be available to Cohen alumni, parents, donors, and officials to discuss any facet of Walter L. Cohen.

Experience and Skills:

Supervisory Responsibilities

Recruit, hire, develop, support, supervise, and evaluate assigned staff including but not limited to facilities manager, athletic coaches,and operation team members.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Credential and/or Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor's required, advanced degree in business, public administration, or related field preferred

  • Minimum 5 years experience in a senior-level position in Education finance/operations or a comparable position in a related field

  • Experience managing diverse teams and complex organizations

  • Experience managing an annual budget of $10M+ preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Knowledge of and skills in using various computer programs including, but not limited, to Google Suite Software

  • Skills in finding ways to solve problems and improve systems

  • Skills in learning quickly, demonstrating ability to quickly and proficiently absorb new information

  • Ability to work well in a team

  • Ability to possess a strong willingness to work hard and long hours to get the job done

  • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively (verbally and in writing) with other professionals in a team setting

  • Ability to operate a computer and the skills to learn and utilize software and other technology

  • Ability to interact positively and effectively with parents, students, staff, and administrators

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

  • Ability to organize materials in a logical and compelling manner

  • Ability to follow directions and work unsupervised on multiple projects and meet deadlines

Other Requirements:

  • Full Vaccination against Covid 19



We offer a competitive compensation package, including generous retirement contributions and comprehensive health benefits.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

NOCP encourages individuals of all identities and backgrounds to apply for this position. We are an equal opportunity employer fully committed to hiring a talented and diverse group of individuals. NOCP does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, national origin or ancestry, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other category protected by applicable law. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. Being authorized to work in the U.S. is a precondition of employment. 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.