Welcome To Rooted School Las Vegas - Applying For The Director of Operations Position

In your role, you will work directly with our Founding Executive Director, Board, and other members of our statewide and national network to co-lead Rooted School’s launch in Las Vegas, Nevada by fall 2023. Specially, you will manage and oversee all aspects of Rooted’s operational systems and procedures to fulfill our school-wide vision for grades 9-12.

Above all, you will help us determine how we will fulfill the Rooted Promise. This work will be challenging, collaborative, and inspiring. It will require a commitment to every student’s potential to lead their learning and to succeed within our innovative career and technical high school.

The foundation of how we work together:

  • We want teammates who demonstrate a passion for and commitment to Rooted's mission, radical transparency, and radical open-mindedness (that, regardless of how much you know about something, you could be wrong

  • We want teammates who value and commit to contributing to an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment

  • We want teammates who can thrive in a startup environment (comfort with frequent, focused change and ambiguity + strong initiative)

  • We want teammates who have experience managing operations or systems and basic financial procurement in a school or business setting (at least three years of experience preferred)

  • We want teammates who have strong project management skills (the ability to manage lateral colleagues towards outcomes)

  • We want teammates who have extensive experience using various Google and Microsoft platforms

  • We want teammates who crave a customer service environment, focused on service to our students, teachers, and families

  • We want teammates who thrive in a multi-faceted role, switching often between skillsets and task types

  • We want teammates who are obsessive about their personal growth, willing to put the team’s mission above their personal one and have a reputation of being someone who’s aligned to our values

Areas of responsibility include (but are not limited to):

  • Manage school-wide data gathering and office personnel–a small yet critical team in a school environment like ours

  • Manage vendor relationships and contracts–holding service providers accountable to Rooted Schools’ standards and obligations

  • Develop and maintain systems of effective and efficient internal controls and reporting to safeguard and track financial assets of the organization

  • Coordinate the annual operating budget and planning processes, in conjunction with Rooted School–Clark County’s Board Chair, School Leader, and fractional CFO

  • Collaborate with our local school district–Clark County School District (CCSD)–and the State Public Charter School Authority (SPCSA) regarding all compliance matters

  • Oversee safe management of school facilities, including preventative maintenance contracts, emergency procedures, fire marshall and DHH annual inspections, and technology infrastructure

  • Oversee all supplies in a timely and cost-efficient manner

  • Oversee and collaborate with the School Leader regarding enrollment procedures and student registration processes, along with compliant maintenance of student files and information systems

  • Work closely with Rooted Schools’ COO to maintain (and/or improve) effective operational systems

  • Oversee transportation vendor management to ensure the timely and safe delivery of student services when required by curriculum and/or safety needs

  • Oversee food service management to ensure compliance requirements are met, including proper food reimbursement processes, including DHH inspection preparation

  • Assist the School Leader in collecting, logging, and communicating truancy data to school leadership and families

  • Work closely with Data Manager and instructional leadership to ensure accurate and compliant data processes are in place

  • Work directly with  landlord to ensure Rooted is a safe and compliant space for students, staff, and families

  • Manage custodial expectations and work with custodial team members around general expectations and special events

  • Actively establish and offer ongoing service to Rooted’s culture among students, partners, and the community-at-large

  • Customized Professional Development: Through our approach to running a  Deliberately, Developmental, Organization.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience working with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds with a commitment to valuing diversity, equity, and inclusion

  • Project management experience

  • 3+ years in a school-based operations role, and/or,

  • 5+ years experience in the business sector in a similar or adjacent role

  • A post-secondary degree from an accredited college or university would be welcomed dependent upon experience, though not required


Competitive full-time salary commensurate with experience, as well as comprehensive benefits package

To Apply:

If you’re as excited about this role as we are, please email the following to our Application Review Committee at workrsn@rootedschool.org:

1.    Cover letter that includes answers to the prompts below:

  • Explain what prompted you to apply for this role at Rooted School Clark County and what interests you most about the opportunity to join our team.

  • Tell us about a time you had a measurable (i.e. quantitative) impact on a job or an organization.

  • Share your biggest area for growth. Describe how, if you improved in a particular area, it would have a significant impact on your next professional chapter.

2.  Resume that tells the story of your impact (i.e. the more specific you are using numbers the better).

3.  At least three references who fit the profile below:

  • Someone who’s coached/managed you for at least one year

  • Someone who you’ve coached/managed for at least one year

  • Someone who you consider a peer, or lateral to you on a team you’ve been on for at least one year.  

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