BASIS Independent Schools is seeking qualified candidates for a Vice President of Operations at the Scottsdale Central Office!
Who we are...
The mission of BASIS Independent Schools is to redefine education by raising the levels of student learning to the highest international standards. Every BASIS Independent School provides a joyful learning community where hard work is celebrated and intellectual pursuits result in extraordinary outcomes. In just a few years, we have established five highly-regarded private schools (PreK–12) in some of the world's most dynamic regions: New York City, Silicon Valley, and Northern Virginia, with more campuses opening in the coming years. BASIS Independent Schools is building a team of talented, passionate, and hard-working professionals to ensure our students receive the best education in the world. Join us!
What you should expect…
The Vice President of Operations is charged with the oversight of school business operations at each of the campuses in BASIS Independent Schools’ growing network, and establishing business operations at each new campus. He or she will ensure all campus’s financial and academic success through management of Heads of Operations at each campus, strong partnership with academic leadership, and collaboration with leaders of shared business service departments including finance, facilities, human resources, IT, legal, etc. The VP of Operations is accountable for setting and maintaining a culture of excellence and collaboration among school operations teams that enables each school to deliver outstanding classroom instruction and build a thriving community while meeting annual budgetary targets and high standards of customer service.
Manage each of the Heads of Operations
Contribute to new school site selection and real estate development process
Communicate facility, operational, and brand standards to construction and design team to incorporate into new campus designs
Establish business operations at each new campus
Ensure successful new campus handoff from construction team to school operations team
Collaborate with facilities and capital projects team on capital expenditure planning and execution
Act as key liaison with finance team on school budget creation and management
Support all insurance programs and processes for schools
Manage re-enrollment business process
Maintain enrollment business policies and documentation
Establish policies and processes for auxiliary program management including revenue and expense goals
Provide executive-level approval as necessary on purchases, contracts, etc.
Promote innovation and continual improvement of business practices
Establish and maintain onboarding programs for each operational department leadership role
Provide ongoing professional development and leadership mentoring
Demonstrated knowledge of management principles and practices with the ability to act analytically and strategically both for long-term planning and to quickly solve problems
Sound understanding of basic finance and accounting practices and principles
Ability to promote teamwork and a proven record of strong leadership
Excellent computer skills; ability to learn and effectively utilize software tools including purchasing, financial, contract management, and ticketing software in addition to a strong working knowledge of Excel
Excellent negotiating skills
Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills and a collaborative management style
Exemplary organizational skills; ability to establish and manage multiple priorities; ability to work under pressure
Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
Strong communication skills, both oral and written
Desire to work in a role and environment serving children
Ability to exercise excellent judgment and decision making
Willingness to be hands-on in order to ensure that school operational needs are met
Patience, flexibility, and a sense of humor
Highly motivated, entrepreneurial, and creative
Bachelor’s degree in finance, business administration, or similar; master’s degree preferred
5–10 years’ experience in school operations, facilities, business operations, finance, hospitality management, or similar
The Nitty Gritty...
Benefits and Salary: Salary for this position is competitive and dependent on education and experience. BASIS Independent Schools offers a comprehensive benefits package.
Note: BASIS Independent Schools, LLC (BINS) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants for employment and employees are provided equal employment opportunities, including in recruitment, hiring and assignment, without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion and religious creed, sex (including pregnancy and related conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital or familial status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, genetic information, military/veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state or local law. BINS expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee or student harassment or discrimination.
About BASIS Independent Schools
BASIS began as a visionary venture in 1998 when Dr. Michael and Olga Block, world-class economics academics, found that students in their classrooms who were educated outside of the United States were not only more prepared for the challenges faced in college than their American counterparts, but were simply "better" at being students. Digging further, they found that low expectations among American students led to a lack of curricular substance in U.S. classrooms. Creating a brand new school in Tucson, Arizona, they discovered that American students thrived when challenged, rising to and surpassing the best students in the world. Thus the BASIS.ed revolution was born!They developed a formula for success, refined regularly since then, that proves every child can become a great student when presented a rigorous course of study taught by Subject Expert Teachers and supported by a culture of excellence. What began as a single campus in Tucson has grown to become a unique, high-achieving, and unprecedented network of schools - five independent schools in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Silicon Valley, Fremont, and McLean, an international school in Shenzhen, China, and 26 charter schools across t...he United States.Today, BASIS.ed students have propelled their schools to become the top ranked in the nation and acclaimed world-wide, as noted in Amanda Ripley's book "The Smartest Kids in the World (and How They Got That Way)."How BASIS Schools Graduate The World's Best-Prepared StudentsThe BASIS.ed curriculum and program of study are based on 15 years refinement of a rigorous, challenging, supportive academic experience, ranked among the very best int he world.