EDGE Operations Management Associate
Employment Type: Full-Time
The mission of Success Academies is to reimagine public education. From the classroom to the halls of government, this means finding profoundly different approaches to how we structure, implement and support schooling. To realize our radical vision, we reconceive every aspect of school design, from writing rigorous new curricula to drawing regularly on the advances in technology, business and social/civic practices that are transforming every sector except education.Over the past decade, Success Academies has grown faster than any charter network in the nation, building a vibrant network of 45 elementary, middle and high schools. Our 17,000 children - mostly poor and minority - are out-performing students at top city and suburban schools across New York State. With our oldest scholars having just graduated from 12th grade and admitted to some of the countries top universities, we are fast approaching the irrefutable proof point that zip code does not determine destiny.Our goals for our second decade are even more ambitious: to grow to 100 schools and to educate 50,000 children across New York City in a uniquely holistic K-12 system. At 100 schools, Success Academies will be one of the larger school districts in the country - on par with Atlanta or Boston - ensuring that the charter sector is large enough in New York that it cannot be turned back. At 100 schools, we will graduate 3,000 scholars each year who are prepared to enter, persist and graduate from college and eventually to lead in business, government and civic realms.To further position the organization for this rapid growth, Success Academies must reimagine the way work is done across both the enterprise and our network of schools -- valorizing simplification, efficiency and effectiveness. To help the organization make these necessary shifts and radically improve enterprise-wide performance, Success Academies is creating the Success EDGE Office that will establish, promote and facilitate the implementation of proven continuous improvement methods and tools, and thereby root out inefficiencies and wasteful work. The EDGE Operations Management Associate will report to the Director, EDGE Methodology, Consultation and HSLA Lead and be responsible for:Implementation and Promotion of Enterprise Continuous Improvement Methodology:Success Academies enjoys a partnership with Danaher, a global science and technology innovator committed to helping its customers solve complex challenges and improve the quality of life around the world. Committed to continuous improvement, Danaher's extraordinary success is the direct result of its Danaher Business Systems that is a philosophy, set of values, and a series of management processes and tools. The EDGE Operations Management Associate will be expected to:* Develop mastery in Danaher Business Systems' processes and tools with emphasis on Problem Solving Process, Visual and Daily Management, and Transactional Process Improvement;* Roll out these processes and tools within Success Academies as the standard enterprise continuous improvement methodology;* Facilitate Success Academies' embrace of this standard methodology through application; and* Promote and facilitate the diagnosis of work flow impediments and other wasteful energies throughout the enterprise.Operations Management:It is through the execution of well-defined and appropriately resourced projects and trainings that the Success EDGE Office will have a direct impact on the enterprise performance of Success Academies. Guided by the roadmap, the EDGE Operations Management Associate will be expected to?* Establish EDGE training scope and sequence for all DBS Foundational tools;* Manage and maintain EDGE course catalogue and EDGE library;* Develop standard work for EDGE Office processes;* Manage training and event communication, registration, logistics & operations; and* Manage EDGE master calendars and meeting agendas.The EDGE Operations Management Associate must work closely with a broad base of constituencies across Success Academies and will be expected to exhibit:* Teamwork and collaboration;* Strong communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate in both written and verbal forms;* Results orientation;* Influence skills in order to drive understanding and adoption;* An ease to challenge thinking and assumptions; and* An eagerness to learn and take feedback to grow and achieve full potential.We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We actively seek applications from people of all backgrounds to strengthen our community and the perspectives needed to flourish in a multicultural world. Success Academy offers a full benefits program and opportunities for professional growth.Learn more about our philosophy, benefits, and team at
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