Camino Nuevo Charter Academy

  • Vice President of Operations- Home Support Office

    Location US-CA-Los Angeles
    Posted Date 3 months ago(11/27/2018 6:26 PM)
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  • Overview

    Vice President of Operations



    The Organization


    Camino Nuevo Charter Academy (CNCA) is a network of charter schools serving students across the PK-Post Secondary continuum in the Greater MacArthur Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. Pueblo Nuevo Education Development Group (PN-EDG) is CNCA’s resource development and capacity building arm.   PN-EDG invests in young people to foster personal transformation and generational social change.  PN-EDG staff support and build capacity for CNCA schools in achieving their vision.  The organizations are grounded in the beliefs that public education is a civil right and all students deserve an excellent education that will prepare them for success in life. At CNCA/PN-EDG, we recognize that lower income and immigrant communities often face institutional and cultural barriers that create impediments to students’ success, and that an excellent education must eliminate these barriers. We integrate a strong focus on progressive, research-based academics with a holistic, place-based approach to serving our students. Since opening its doors in 2001, CNCA has grown to 8 schools and nearly 3,500 students.  Our goal is that by 2022, 2,000 CNCA graduates will be equipped with the skills, knowledge, and worldview necessary to be literate, critical thinkers and independent problem solvers. As a result of this success, 90% will have been accepted to, 80% will have attended and 60% will have graduated from a 4-year college within 6 years.


    Organizational Leadership Capacities


    We believe that every individual who works at the Camino Nuevo Charter Academy Home Support Office must embody key mindsets and possess foundational skills to contribute to the organizational leadership of the organization.



    • Commitment to and belief in CNCA’s mission and vision
    • Belief in and embodiment the CNCA Anchors in all aspects of the work
    • Commitment to the vision of a progressive, socially-just education and is able to inspire others towards that vision
    • Solution orientation and belief in supporting others to be the same
    • Commitment to an asset-based, capacity-building approach
    • Commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion



    • Ability to support an inclusive, positive and high performing culture
    • Ability to take ownership in the day-to-day and overall success of the organization
    • Ability to think critically, use sound judgment and problem solve
    • Ability to work independently and proactively and to seek support and guidance when appropriate
    • Strong organizational and time management skills, with an ability to prioritize competing projects in a fast-paced, fluid environment
    • Effective collaboration with individuals at all levels of the organization
    • Respect, humility and discretion to work effectively with all stakeholders, including colleagues, CNCA families and members of the community
    • Strong self-awareness and ability to reflect


    The Opportunity


    The Vice President of Operations (VPO), in partnership with the Chief Finacial Officer, sets the vision for high quality, equity-focused and innovative operations across PN-EDG and the CNCA network. The VPO works strategically at a systems level to ensure that standards and systems are in place for operational excellence.  The ideal candidate is adept at big picture thinking while simultaneously able to ensure the execution of critical details and establish a culture of information transparency.


    Strategy and Vision Setting Responsibilities

    • Lead the Operations Team, including IT, Knowledge Management, and Compliance, and serve as a member of the Senior Leadership Team, contributing to the overall vision and strategy of the organization.
    • Research and develop a cohesive plan for the Operations Team to proactively establish organizational standards of excellence
    • Develop strategic plan, including annual goals and priority strategies for supporting the ongoing success of the organization in collaboration with the Chief Finacial Officer  and team members
    • In collaboration with CFO and team members, develop structures and processes for the Operations Team to increase the efficiency, effectiveness and level of expectation across the entire organization, including eight school sites and the home office
    • Monitor the effectiveness of Operations Team goals and priorities through the use of key metrics to inform continuous improvement and strategic decision-making
    • Elevate challenges that arise within scope of the Operations Team and the larger organization and work with CFO and Operations Team members to inform and improve work
    • Understand and navigate as well as advise team on the political, social, economic, legal, and cultural context facing urban charter schools and the students they serve

     Team Leadership and Performance Management Responsibilities

    • Under the direction of the CFO, oversee, manage, and evaluate the Operations Team 
    • Provide ongoing coaching to and developing of the Operations Team including annual goal setting processes, periodic step backs and retreats, and consistent coaching meetings
    • Collaborate to develop and facilitate long-term, substantive, coherent professional development plans that support standards of excellence for organizational operations across schools and the CNCA home support office
    • Set ambitious personal and professional goals and model relentless effort toward these goals


    Administrative Management and Compliance Responsibilities

    • Ensure that the Operations Team budget is managed effectively
    • Ensure coordination within the Operations Team as well as between the Operations Team and other teams
    • Facilitate the effective operation of Cross-Functional teams, appointing members and leading when appropriate
    • Ensure that all Operations Team functions and projects, including but not limited to information technology systems, data compliance and operational performance, contract management, risk management, facility procurement and maintenance, government operational requirements and programs, are effectively managed and that team members are held accountable to high expectations
    • Ensure compliance related to organizational contracts, local, federal, and state reporting, facilities standards, RFP processes and safety protocols
    • Prepare and present regular status reports for the Executive Leadership Team and/or the Board of Directors related to technology and information systems distribution and utility, compliance requirements, contract management, facilities and progress toward organizational goals
    • Establish relationships with outside agencies to provide on-going support and gain new best practices that will serve CNCA students
    • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
    • Other duties as assigned



    • Bachelor Degree necessary; master degree or higher preferred
    • At least 5-7 years in an operations related leadership position
    • Proven success as a leader as evidenced by multiple proof points
    • Experience building, managing and developing teams as well as working across teams



    Location:   Home Support Office

    Supervisor: Senior Chief Operations and Strategy Officer

    Position:   Full Time, Exempt

    Work Periods: 12 Month





    CNCA and PN-EDG are equal opportunity employers.


     To apply please send resume and letter of interest to:


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    * Camino Nuevo Charter Academy and PN-EDG intends that all qualified persons shall have equal opportunities for employment and promotion.



    Camino Nuevo Charter Academy prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying in educational programs, activities, or employment on the basis of actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, parental, pregnancy, family or marital status, military status or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Camino Nuevo Charter Academy requires that school personnel take immediate steps to intervene when safe to do so when he or she witnesses an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying.


    Questions or complaints of alleged discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying, equity or title IX equity and compliance concerns should be directed to Margarita Domingo at (213) 417-3410 or 3435 W Temple St. Los Angeles, CA 90026   



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