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Director of Operations - rootEd Missouri

Apply now Job no: 494109
Work type: Missouri
Location: Missouri
Categories: Staff, Full-Time Staff/Administration

JOB TITLE:  DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS – ROOTED MISSOURI                                       

DEPARTMENT:   STRATEGIC PLANNING & GRANT DEVELOPMENT

SALARY RANGE:  $80,000-$90,000                                                                            

FLSA:  EXEMPT

 

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:  Executive Director – rootEd Missouri

SCHEDULE DETAILS:  Full-time/12 month/This is grant-funded with a limited term appointment.

 

Program Summary

rootEd Missouri is a statewide initiative designed to improve postsecondary outcomes for students from Missouri’s rural communities. rootEd will support districts' dedicated college and career advisors through a partnership with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). Through this partnership, advisors will be placed in over 135 rural Missouri high schools. These advisors will work alongside school counselors and district leadership to ensure every student graduates with a postsecondary plan and to grow the number of students that enroll in a postsecondary option.  

Ozarks Technical Community College (OTC), sponsored by rootEd, will work with DESE to set the vision and direction of this program, provide training and ongoing support to school-based advisors, collect data to evaluate the success of the program, and build and execute a growth strategy. 

 

Position Summary

The Director of Operations will be responsible for implementation and coordination of the rootEd Missouri program. The position will serve in a key leadership role through operationalizing the program vision by implementing priorities, developing the program’s operational framework, and establishing measurement and evaluation tools. The Director of Operations will lead a team to ensure all elements of program design and implementation are executed. This is a full-time position, reporting to the rootEd Missouri Executive Director.

 

Essential Job Duties 

  • Builds and sustains the rootEd Missouri operational infrastructure to effectively scale the program statewide
  • Manages program data, training, and supportive services to assure program impact
  • Oversees the design, development, management, and presentation of onboarding training programs and continued professional development for rootEd Missouri Advisors, staff, and stakeholders
  • Ensures effectiveness of training and professional development through regular assessment and alignment with program needs
  • Provides leadership and oversight on all program research and data needs for rootEd Missouri, including data systems, collection, analysis, and reporting to facilitate a data-focused approach across the initiative
  • Directs and shares analytical studies to support the goals and functions of rootEd Missouri programs and services
  • Provides oversight of technical assistance to enable advisors and regional directors to meet the needs of students and partner districts
  • Coordinates and facilitates conference planning and supportive services for the program
  • Travels regularly to provide training and technical assistance to partner districts
  • Exhibits exemplary attendance and punctuality
  • Complies with college policies and procedures
  • Performs other duties as assigned, including attending college functions, serving on committees and attending community events

 

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning
  • Demonstrated commitment and passion for increasing opportunities for rural high school students
  • Three years of experience in program implementation, project management, research analysis, or grant writing
  • Demonstrated ability to write and present clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals
  • One year of leadership and supervisory experience
  • Proven track record of project execution and attainment of performance goals 
  • Self-starter with entrepreneurial experience successfully solving complex problems, handling multiple priorities, and working in a deadline-driven environment with limited support staff or supervision
  • Exemplary attendance and punctuality
  • Ability to travel
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to use information technology for professional productivity (such as Microsoft Office Suite)

 

Preferred Knowledge Skills & Abilities

  • Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning
  • Three years of experience leading, supervising, and managing a team
  • Experience with college and career advising
  • Proficiency with data collection and reporting software
  • Prior experience launching and managing a cross-sector, grant-funded initiative

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT: (The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.)

Environment: Work is performed primarily in a standard office setting with frequent interruptions and distractions.  Requires extended periods of time viewing computer monitor or standing; may require adjustment of schedule to include some evening and/or weekends; may encounter occasional exposure to inclement weather during travel. 

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard. 

***OZARKS TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY, INTERPRET, OR APPLY THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IN ANY WAY THE INSTITUTION DESIRES.  THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IN NO WAY IMPLIES THAT THESE ARE THE ONLY DUTIES, INCLUDING ESSENTIAL DUTIES, TO BE PERFORMED BY THE EMPLOYEE OCCUPYING THIS POSITION.  THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IS NOT AN EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT, IMPLIED OR OTHERWISE.  THE EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP REMAINS “AT-WILL.”  THE AFOREMENTIONED JOB REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE TO REASONABLY ACCOMMODATE QUALIFIED DISABLED INDIVIDUALS.

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