Position:      Operations Manager

Team:             Central Office

Status:          Full-Time, Exempt

Duration:    12-Month Employee

Location:     Hertel Campus

Reports to:  Director, Operations


Our Mission

The Elmwood Village Charter Schools provide a stimulating and engaging learning environment that recognizes student capability, fosters their connectedness to their immediate and broader communities, and offers them ways to contribute to school life. EVCS believes that all students can and will learn at high levels when provided with the right learning conditions.


Our Schools

We believe that the social curriculum is as important as the academic curriculum, and children must meet with social success before they can achieve high levels of academic success. To that end:

  • Our students are exposed to a strong academic program that emphasizes social responsibility, arts integration, multiculturalism, and community alliances.
  • Our students experience academic success in an intimate, peaceful, and diverse school community that appreciates different learning styles.
  • At Elmwood Village Charter Schools, students know that they are valued and respected, and each one of them can contribute to school life.


The Opportunity

We are looking for a strategic Operations Manager with great organizational and interpersonal skills to help develop systems processes and procedures that optimize our daily operations.  The person is this role will:

  • Build and implement best-in-class systems and protocols for all facets of school operations from school aesthetics to school health and safety protocols
  • Ensure our campuses are ready for start-up each new school year by ordering furniture, equipment, supplies etc. and ensuring school services are in place and ready for action
  • Manage logistical support for all network level and designated school level events
  • Serve as a liaison with Buffalo Public School District to include troubleshooting food service issues and monitoring day-to-day activities
  • Help develop and maintain an accurate, network-wide inventory and procurement management system
  • Create, review and manage contracts with vendors
  • Develop and ensure strong and consistent implementation of a network-wide comprehensive safety plan
  • Ensure relevant staff are appropriately trained and prepared to implement emergency protocols and basic safety policies and plans
  • Conduct operational internal school reviews of school-based systems and procedures to recognize areas of strength, identify areas for improvement and share best practices
  • Help ensure management of record retention procedures to include ensuring school office teams execute the proper management, collection, dispersal, security, and organization of student records
  • Assist with the charter school re-authorization and reporting processes as needed
  • Partner with the Student Data Coordinator to develop and execute recruitment activities and events that maintain and promote student enrollment across all campuses
  • Identify, codify and ensure implementation of best practices and continuous improvement across the network


What We Look For

We want someone who:

  • Has experience managing individuals to develop and implement systems and processes that increase effectiveness and efficiency
  • Demonstrates a commitment to providing high-quality customer service to all
  • Is highly detail-oriented with excellent follow-up and follow-through
  • Has strong oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrates high responsiveness and resolves issues quickly
  • Is able to build interpersonal relationships with diverse audiences
  • Maintains a positive attitude, even in the face of pressure
  • Is a team player and open to receiving feedback
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment, and is flexible
  • Takes initiative, prioritizes tasks effectively, and can work independently with little direction
  • Maintains confidentiality and exercises discretion in the dissemination of information
  • Has strong organizational, problem-solving and data-gathering skills



  • Four or more years of operations experience in a dynamic environment, preferably within a school setting
  • Bachelor’s degree or commensurate professional experience
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office tools, G-Suite and able to use various apps, programs and software

Apply by using the form at the bottom of the EVCS Careers page, here: http://www.evcsbuffalo.org/careers/.