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Education Is Freedom Published: June 1, 2017


Chief Operations Officer

Education is Freedom - Dallas, TX

Education is Freedom (EIF) (www.educationisfreedom.com), a college and career access program, is looking for a Chief Operations Officer to manage the day-to-day operations of the organization and build partnership relationships. We are looking for a mission-focused, seasoned, strategic, and process-minded leader. The ideal candidate will have direct experience in scaling an organization, leading an executive management team, and developing a performance culture among a group of diverse, talented individuals. We are centrally located in Dallas, our staff is super friendly, and we have a flexible work environment. We look forward to having you join the team!

Reports to: CEO
Supervises: EIF Staff (indirect supervision of Fund Development team), Interns, Volunteers, and Consultants
Essential Responsibilities:

Day-to-Day Operations

  • ‪Work collaboratively with the CEO to create and implement the strategic plan
  • Coordinate the annual operations plan and budget
  • Build and maintain meaningful relationships with key stakeholders at the school campus and district levels.
  • Lead the performance management process that measures and evaluates progress against goals for the organization
  • Manage EIF executive staff; Provide guidance and support to the Board of Director’s committees as appropriate

General Operations

  • Remain current on research, legislation, and ethical practices pertaining to education
  • Direct, plan, and coordinate the work of the staff, including supervision and evaluation, training, and team building
  • Participate in staff meetings, community events, and other activities that contribute to strengthening the deep roots within our community

Essential Qualifications

  • A minimum of 5 years of direct operations experience with a results-proven track record of exceeding goals and a bottom-line orientation.
  • Experienced in ‪strategic development and planning, budgeting, business analysis, information systems, human resources, fundraising, and marketing
  • High level of business acumen including successful P&L management; the ability to balance the delivery of programs against the realities of a budget; problem solving, project management; and creative resourcefulness
  • Ability to effectively build organization and staff capacity, develop a top-notch workforce, and support the processes that ensure the organization runs smoothly
  • Experience working with communities of color and grassroots organizations
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends
  • Must be able to pass a background check, as required by local school districts

Compensation and Benefits

  • Salary based on experience with an organizational performance incentive structure
  • Full-time, exempt position
  • Accrued PTO, organizational holidays, compensatory days, and a flexible family-friendly schedule
  • Medical insurance

Hiring process and timeline

  • We will review applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled. In mid June, we will conduct phone and in-person interviews. We plan to select the final candidate by late July.

EIF is an equal opportunity employer.

***To apply please send your resume along with a cover letter to vrojas@educationisfreedom.org

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