Job Title : School Operations Manager
About SPARK Schools
SPARK Schools is a network of affordable private schools implementing Africa’s first blended learning model for primary school students in South Africa.
SPARK Schools is a high growth, mission driven, and innovative organisation looking for ambitious people to join our team.
Position Purpose :
The School Operations Manager drives student achievement in the SPARK Schools network by ensuring that their school operates smoothly, efficiently, and to a consistent standard of excellence.
The School Operations Manager is integral to the SPARK Schools culture and our commitment to rigorous, engaging learning experiences for our scholars.
Implement school wide systems and procedures (for example, arrivals, dismissals, timetables) that facilitate student achievement and align with SPARK Schools network wide best practice.
Facilitate professional development for the operational staff on the implementation of school wide systems, as well as personal and professional competencies This includes designing and facilitating regular group sessions and individual one-
on-one meetings, as well as arranging for individual professional growth opportunities.
Oversee the office manager’s administration of the student information system and student records.
Line manage school site operational staff (office manager, facilities and maintenance staff, supervisors, and security guard), including regular professional evaluations
Serve as primary liaison to SPARK Schools Support for school operations, including the reporting of student and staff attendance, parent volunteer hours, facilities maintenance, procurement, IT, security, and budgeting.
Manage all school inventory, including fixed assets (technology and furniture), stationery, cleaning supplies, and other resources.
Oversee the maintenance of the school facility, including coordinating efforts amongst facilities and maintenance staff, outside vendors and suppliers, and security services.
Maintain a regular schedule of facilities and grounds walk-arounds and observations.
Participating in the selection of new school-based staff.
Understand and enforce network-wide policies and compliance requirements.
Understand and implement SPARK Schools crisis management strategy.
Attend to sick or injured children and liaise with parents / guardians about their children.
Attend to sick or injured staff and liaise with emergency contacts.
Collaborate with instructional school leaders (principal, assistant principals).
Participate actively in staff development opportunities as a member of the SPARK Schools team.
Conduct self in a professional manner at all SPARK Schools events and to all stakeholders.
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications :
Experience Preferred : experience managing or working with primary school-aged children Preferred : experience in operations, administration, procurement, project management, or facilities management Preferred : Previous experience leading a team Required : Experience and practice with labour laws
Required Qualifications English language fluency Police clearance certificate Grade 12 certificate 3-4 year degree
Grit : Persistence through challenges.
Excellence : A track record of high expectations personally and professionally.
Mission and Vision Alignment : Understanding of and passion for the SPARK Schools mission to provide excellent education at an affordable cost.
Self Reflection : Finding the capacity to bring your best self to challenges and opportunities.
Values : Service, Persistence, Achievement, Responsibility, Kindness
Commensurate with experience
Position Type : Full Time
Gauteng Johannesburg- Maboneng
Benefits : Group Life Cove
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