Auxiliary Services, Finance, Housing/Residence Life
The COO will serve as the school's operational, financial and administrative leader responsible for managing the full range of school operations including: finance, HR, technology, facilities and construction, security, foodservice, transportation and boarding. There will be six direct reports that lead these functions. This position will report dually to the group COO and to the Head of School. The COO will manage and develop the internal organization processes and infrastructure to allow the school to continue to flourish and fulfill its mission.
The COO will work collaboratively with the Head of the School and campus directors responsible for pedagogy to ensure the continuation of the organization's rigorous academic and extra-curricular standards.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
Recruit and retain key department heads consistent with the school and organizational budget and plan.
Lead financial management, reporting, procurement and planning including the organizational budgeting process.
Ensure compliant human resources administration systems and procedures are designed and implemented.
Oversee risk management and legal activities, including letters of agreement, contracts, leases, and other legal documents and agreements.
Manage real estate and facilities and assist in facilities planning, including all real estate acquisitions, construction and renovation projects.
Manage site-based technology and information systems.
Oversee the administrative functions and day-to-day operations of the campus, including school and boarding activities.
Identify, solicit, select, and manage school service providers, e.g., health services, foodservice, transportation, security, custodial, maintenance, and groundskeeping.
Perform other duties as directed by the Head of School and Group COO related to the operational and administrative functioning of the school.
The ideal candidate may have experience as a COO, or Head of Operations or Finance, in a college or university. To perform the job successfully, they should demonstrate the following competencies:
University degree with Masters preferred.
5+ years of senior administrative responsibility with a proven track record.
Strong academic credentials with personal experience of an excellent educational experience.
Proven administrative and personnel management skills including a record of attracting, retaining and developing excellent faculty and staff.
Assertive leadership in conflict and challenging situations.
Highly adaptable and able to work with diverse constituencies including parents, faculty, staff, world headquarters.
Ability to motivate, delegate to and empower staff.
Leader who can build teams with emphasis on teamwork, innovation and results.
Excellent communication skills.
Additional Salary Information: Very competitive compensation package.
G30 is an ambitious project to modernize K-12 education and build the world’s best physical and connected environment for human learning and development. We will open 30 preK-12 schools -- designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano and led by education entrepreneur Chris Whittle – in the world’s most vibrant cities over the next ten years. Our team is comprised of innovators in sci...ence, design, technology, and human learning, all applying their diverse talents to engineer education from the ground up. Our focus is on the science of learning, personalized curriculum, global experience, and holistic human development.
In the fall of 2019, The G30 Project (a working name) will open its first two campuses in southern China and on the east coast of the U.S. By 2025, the organization will expand into a network of 30 campuses located in the world’s leading cities. The campuses will accommodate learning for a diverse student body primarily comprised of day students and boarders.