Director of Operations, Finance, and Analytics, Bank Street Education Center (the Ed Center)
Bank Street College of Education
Internal Number: 1372
Position Vacancy: Director of Operations, Finance, and Analytics, Bank Street Education Center (the Ed Center)
Summary Position: Bank Street Education Center (the Ed Center), a division within Bank Street College of Education (the College) created to support the College’s work with school districts and external partners, is currently seeking a Director of Operations, Finance, and Analytics to supervise and execute financial, operational and analytical projects related to budgeting, contract and grant management, operational management, and human resources across the Ed Center division.
Key relationships: The Director of Operations, Finance, and Analytics will report to the Vice President (VP) at the Ed Center and work closely with the Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Human Resources Officer and other operational staff associated with the College as well as Ed Center senior leadership.
Responsibilities: In collaboration with the Ed Center’s leadership team and the College’s Strategy & Operations team, the Director of Operations, Finance, and Analytics will be responsible for ensuring that all operational aspects of the Ed Center are functioning at a high level in alignment with College-wide practices.
Participate in weekly meetings as a member of the Ed Center Leadership team, and represent the Division as a participant in College-wide Divisional Operations point meetings
Support operations staff member across Ed Center teams
Partner with leaders of Bank Street College Strategy & Operations teams, including Facilities, IT, Business Office, and HR
Support the initiatives of the Vice President more broadly across Ed Center and College, including business development, staff development, communications, implementation strategy, etc.
Provide thought leadership and collaboration on the College’s Strategic Plan development and budget sustainability
Make recommendations and support decision-making across divisions with leadership connected to strategic budgeting decisions that are often driven by funding requirements and constraints
Understand the programmatic and cultural strengths, values, traditions, and opportunities of Bank Street in order to support smooth operational functioning
Partner and liaise with Strategy & Operations to support the Ed Center staff in understanding the organizational policies, processes, and structures of the institution and collaborate with the teams to adapt and/or develop policies or processes needed
Draft, create and refine policies and procedures for the Ed Center in relation to budget, human resources and operations
Lead projects that require cross-functional engagement within the Ed Center, across the College and with external partners
Support the development of reports or updates for a range of constituents in a range of formats for board members, Office of Communications, the Division of Development and Alumni Relations, and other key stakeholders
Collaborate with Human Resources to support hiring, onboarding and reemployment processes as well as ongoing HR workflows
Budget & Finance
Develop and monitor the annual budgets across the Ed Center
Provide thought leadership with key team members across the Ed Center and Strategy & Operations around effective approaches and systems to ensure financial sustainability in the Ed Center’s portfolio of partnerships
Partner with divisional and College leadership to develop potential project and team budgets aligned to the mission of the Ed Center as well as the Ed Center’s and the College’s strategic plans
Design and refine systems to monitor spending and track grant and contract funds appropriately
Partner with Grants Accountant for project invoicing systems to external constituents
In collaboration with the Business Office and relevant team members, oversee and generate financial reporting for grants, contracts, and potentially other funding sources like endowment funds
Work with the Business Office to support the administration payroll
Support in collecting, synthesizing, and analyzing impact data across the work of the Ed Center in support of a divisional analytical vision
Undertake research, tracking trends, creating statistical models, and preparing presentations to support the strategic priorities of the Ed Center
Compile pertinent background materials for key meetings and initiatives, as needed
Skills & Knowledge
Strong relationship-building and collaboration skills, as well as the ability to work effectively as part of a team and with personnel at all levels of the organization
Ability to design and manage complex team and divisional budgets
Strong verbal and written communication skills in both virtual and in-person settings
Problem resolution and organizational skills including ability to manage multiple projects, navigate ambiguity, and set priorities for oneself and the team in a fast paced, dynamic environment
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; familiarity with quantitative and qualitative analytic strategies and programs
Demonstrated ability to lead the implementation of an organizational change strategy; ability to design systems or processes to solve a problem
Advanced skills using Google suite and Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, specifically, advanced formulas, pivot tables and charts
At least five years of professional experience supporting operations and/or project management work in a non-profit or education-focused organization
Experience planning and managing complex projects towards results
Experience in organizations funded through grants and contracts
An intersectional, anti-racist lens and strengths-based approach to racial equity and identity work, team collaboration, and leadership
Strong personal leadership qualities, integrity, and follow through
Flexibility in an ambiguous, fast-paced environment of quickly changing priorities and tight deadlines
Salary Range: $95,000 - $115,000
After June 2023, this position is contingent upon the availability of additional funds
In your cover letter, please include where you came across this job posting
BANK STREET COLLEGE OF EDUCATION IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, SEXUAL ORIENTATION ETHNIC ORIGIN, SEX, OR DISABILITY IN ITS EMPLOYMENT POLICIES AND OTHER COLLEGE ADMINISTERED PROGRAMS.
The mission of Bank Street College is to improve the education of children and their teachers by applying to the educational process all available knowledge about learning and growth, and by connecting teaching and learning meaningfully to the outside world. In so doing, we seek to strengthen not only individuals, but the community as well, including family, school, and the larger society in which adults and children, in all their diversity, interact and learn. We see in education the opportunity to build a better society.