Director of Operation

Job Description:

The Director of Operations will work  alongside the Principal, partnering to ensure your students receive an exemplary education.

We want teammates who demonstrate a passion for and commitment to Rooted’s


• We want teammates who have an unwavering commitment to radical transparency and

radical open-mindedness (that, regardless of how much you know about something,

you could be wrong)

• We want teammates who thrive in a startup environment (mainly comfort with change

and ambiguity, strong initiative)

• We want teammates who have at least three years’ experience in operations with a track record of outstanding results.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Operations Leadership

  • Leads all aspects of school operations, including facilities, food and transportation services, school schedules, rosters, student information database, visitors, payroll, and benefits;
  • Manages operations staff and ensures the smooth operation of the main office;
  • Ensures school-wide compliance with health and safety laws, charter contracts, state education mandates, teacher certification, and federal and state workplace regulations;
  • Leads student recruitment efforts to ensure fiscal solvency of the school;
  • Ensure a fully functioning technology infrastructure;
  • Creates and oversees the school’s budget, finances, and relationships with outside vendors;
  • Ability to use data to drive improvements in systems and operations.

School Culture

  • Builds a joyful and rigorous school culture;
  • Supports the Principal in fostering consistency in academic and behavioral expectations;

Family & Community Engagement

  • Communicates regularly with families about their children’s performance, school policies, trips, and events;
  • Builds and fosters relationships with community leaders and organizations, including maintaining a robust database of community organizations.


  • Passionate commitment to improve the minds, characters, and lives of students both in and out of school;
  • Ability to think strategically and innovatively, in order to continuously improve school operations;
  • Proactive, strategic problem-solver who is able to work successfully in a fast-paced environment, often while balancing competing priorities;
  • Grit, personal responsibility, and a dedication to continual professional growth;
  • High quality communications skills with multiple audiences including teachers, students, families, vendors, and colleagues;
  • School-based or other educational experience preferred;
  • Experience managing others preferred;
  • Required experience:
    • 4 or more years of work experience;
    • Project planning experience, with proven ability to see large projects through to completion;
    • A Bachelor’s degree.