Network Director of Operations and School Support

Great Oaks Legacy Charter School | Newark, NJ


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Posted Date 11/12/2021
Expiration Date1/31/2022

The Network Director of Operations and School Support is ultimately responsible for ensuring that the school-based Operations teams can excel in their school-based functions, by ensuring compliance with and improvement of our operating policies, procedures, structures and systems.

Through this work, the Network Director of Operations and School Support improves the instructional impact at our schools by regularly monitoring and auditing school-based school operations teams to ensure effective systems, routines, and resources. They also build and codify systems to ensure network-wide visibility to school-based operational functions. The Network Director of Operations and School Support combines a capacity for strategic thinking with keen attention to detail.  

The Network Director of Operations and School Support reports to the Chief Operating Officer , through the following duties and responsibilities:


Managing the professional development of and performance of select Operations Leaders (4-5 employees), and the overall execution of all Operational needs at these campuses, as well as hold primary responsibility for specific areas of School Operations across the full school network. This includes but is not limited to the following areas:

  • SCHOOL OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT: Ensure Operations Managers lead outstanding school operations (e.g., daily school systems, facilities, financial management, food & transportation, student health & safety, enrollment management, etc.)
  • OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE: Hold Operation Managers accountable to performance metrics (e.g., Operations Scorecard, Operational Audits, Mid-Year Evaluations), and support them in improving performance and meeting goals; Publish weekly operational memos
  • TEAM DEVELOPMENT: Build, implement, and monitor cross-regional operations initiatives (e.g. aligned toolkits for State Testing and School Launch; PD session planning and facilitation); Support hiring, on-boarding, management, and evaluation of all operations staff.
  • INSTRUCTIONAL SOFTWARE MANAGEMENT/SUPPORT: Support procurement and roll-out of all teacher-facing and student-facing software platforms, including oversight/reporting structures and professional development as needed. Includes but is not limited to i-Ready, Dean’s List, Scholastic, Typing Instructor, Middlebury Interactive Language, Hepara, Illuminate, EdReflect, and Whetstone.


The Network Director of Operations and School Support is a twelve-month employee with salary to be recommended by the Executive Director and approved by the board.


The Network Director of Operations and School Support reports directly to the Chief Operating Officer.


The Network Director of Operations and School Support is formally evaluated once per year on the basis of essential duties, personal growth, and professionalism.


  1. Bachelor degree required, graduate degree preferred
  2. 5+ years of schools-based and/or professional management experience, particularly in an urban education or non-profit setting
  3. Strong experience with staff, budget, and facility management
  4. Strong experience with project planning and execution
  5. Strong command of Microsoft Office and schools-based technology requirements


The Great Oaks Legacy Charter School is a high-performing, innovative charter public school in Newark NJ, serving students from Pre-K to 12th grade on campuses across the city of Newark. Our mission is to prepare Newark’s students for success in college and beyond. Currently, the historical college matriculation rate for GOLCS is 79% - nearly twice the national average for economically underrepresented students.

Our model is based on the following guiding principles that guide our work daily –

  1. Creating a COMMUNITY that is built upon genuine and meaningful relationships.
  2. Being surgical in our approach to DIFFERENTIATION OF INSTRUCTION AND SUPPORT of ALL students and team members.
  3. Setting and exceeding HIGH EXPECTATIONS for academic growth and character development for all students, in preparation for success in college and beyond.

We accomplish our mission by:

  • Cultivating an environment where all students and staff are known and valued and are provided the support and compassion they need to be successful.
  • Delivering individualized academic support to our students daily, through tutoring provided by AmeriCorps Education Fellowship program.
  • Pairing rigorous curriculum and teaching with intense personal support and high academic expectations for students. Our students, for example, are encouraged to take multiple AP classes before they graduate high school. Our alumni receive intensive support from our college counseling team, while in college.


Our students rise to conquer challenges with the help of individualized, whole-person support from the Great Oaks Legacy Charter School community including educators, tutors, peers, families  and staff.  Our mission is that each child ultimately graduates from college.

The Great Oaks Legacy Charter School ensures its students are ready to take on the world, therefore: 

  1. We give our students the academic skills and socio-emotional support they need to build upon their own strengths and abilities in order to be ready and able to achieve their dreams.
  2. Our employees agree to take responsibility for their part in reversing negative outcomes for students, to work relentlessly to support our efforts to engage each and every student, and to uphold our mission to prepare every student to succeed in college to the extent possible.
  3. It is a given that all staff work very hard. Our employees acknowledge that they will do more than just work hard.  Employees agree to seek – through  feedback, professional development, and coaching – to continue to develop and improve their job performance while employed by the School.  At Great Oaks Legacy, an ongoing quest for improvement is considered essential for all staff members.

As Great Oaks Legacy continues its journey towards anti-racism, we can be certain that our school community is ready for the work. As an organization, we are striving to be more intentional and connected to a larger, clearer mission for an educational experience that empowers scholars to be the change they want to see in the world.



GOLCS is committed to building a talented team that reflects the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our students. Our staff and student population is diverse and culturally rich. We believe that racial justice and equity is critical to our mission of preparing students for success in college and beyond. We strive to be an organization that is diverse, equitable, inclusive, and elevates our student voices in preparing them for life and college. 

Great Oaks Legacy Charter School offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package, including rich health insurance plans, professional development and coaching, and retirement benefits as part of the state pension plan.

Great Oaks Legacy provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.


Great Oaks Legacy Charter School continues to be committed to the health and safety of staff and students. As we’ve done throughout the pandemic, we’re constantly examining and adjusting our existing policies with two goals:

  1. To ensure healthy and safe working and learning environments;
  2. To maintain our educational commitment to GOLCS students and families.

Vaccines are the best way to protect our community’s health and safety against COVID-19, and to maintain our educational commitment to our children. With that in mind, and in review of recent developments, including the full FDA authorization of the Pfizer vaccine, Great Oaks Legacy has made the decision to mandate staff vaccination against COVID-19. By October 15th, all GOLCS staff must have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine. New staff hired after October 15th will be required to submit evidence of at least one dose of a vaccine (Moderna, Pfizer, or Janssen) prior to beginning employment. If applicable (for Moderna or Pfizer), proof of the second dose must be submitted according to the applicable vaccine schedule.

Candidates who believe they qualify for a medical or religious accommodation from this policy, can request the GOLCS Request for Exemption Form by reaching out to


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