EdOps specializes in the finance, student data and operations work of leading schools. Our mission is to minimize the financial, operational, and compliance demands of running a school and to support education leaders with data-driven insights to improve student outcomes. Our range of services includes finance & accounting, grants management, student data analytics & management, human resources, strategic consulting, and facilities finance support.

With a rapidly growing team of 60+ education professionals around the country, EdOps works with a range of schools and networks in multiple states to ensure operational excellence in support of student achievement. We are quickly growing and always hiring! Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, and start dates are flexible. To apply, please send resume and cover letter to dan@ed-ops.com.

 

OPEN POSITIONS


Charter School Finance Specialist


The charter school finance specialist position is ideal for an individual looking to apply business, analytical, and finance/accounting skills to the social sector.

Key Responsibilities:

Serve as an outsourced CFO for a portfolio of charter schools, advising these schools’ leaders and Boards on matters pertaining to financial and operational policies, strategic decisions, and long-term financial planning

Oversee all financial aspects of the schools, including accounts payable, payroll, grants administration, and financial compliance

Maintain accounting books and prepare monthly financial statements and accompanying Board presentations

Lead the annual budgeting process in partnership with school leadership

Serve as schools’ primary contact during annual financial audits and 990 preparation

Analyze, model, and solve problems on a wide range of business issues

Liaise with the schools’ Boards, the state education authority (SEA), and the charter authorizer as needed

Qualifications:

MBA, MPP, MPA, CMA or other advanced degree with analytical focus

At least 2 years of work experience, preferably in a related field (finance, accounting, or K-12 education); additional work experience may be substituted for an advanced degree in some cases. We welcome former teachers seeking to transition into an operations role.

Strong MS Excel skills and financial modeling experience (familiarity with accounting software a plus)

Exceptional quantitative analysis, strategic thinking, and problem-solving skills

Strong client communication and interpersonal skills

Commitment to education and knowledge of charter schools a major plus

Ability to occasionally travel within D.C. and work non-standard hours to attend evening board meetings


Charter School Finance Analyst


The charter school finance analyst position is ideal for an individual looking to apply business, analytical, and finance/accounting skills to the social sector.

Key Responsibilities:

Support all financial aspects of several schools, including accounts payable, payroll, grants administration, and financial compliance

Collaborate with EdOps finance specialists to maintain accounting books and produce monthly financial statements and accompanying Board presentations

Support finance specialists with the preparation of materials during schools’ annual financial audits and 990 filings, and respond to auditor requests

Analyze, model, and solve problems on a wide range of business issues

Liaise with school staff as necessary

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university

Previous work experience in a related field (finance, accounting, or K-12 education) is appreciated. Applicants with significant related work experience but without a Bachelor’s degree will also be considered.

Knowledge of MS Excel (familiarity with accounting software a plus)

Strong client communication and interpersonal skills

Commitment to education and knowledge of charter schools a major plus

Ability to occasionally travel within D.C.


Student Performance Data Specialist


The student performance data specialist role is ideal for an individual looking to apply analytical skills in a growing company working to improve public education. 

Key Responsibilities:

Conduct statistical analysis of school clients’ student achievement data

Summarize and analyze information for statistical reports to school leadership

Maintain and utilize core functions of school clients’ student information systems

Identify and implement means for schools to more efficiently utilize their student information systems to support overall student and organizational performance

Ensure that school is meeting all compliance requirements related to student data

Advise schools on student accounting procedures and regulations

Qualifications:

Strong quantitative skills.

Experience with student information systems

Strong client communication and interpersonal skills

Thorough, detail-oriented and quality-conscious individual who can balance multiple assignments

Commitment to education and knowledge of charter schools a major plus

Ability to travel within D.C. occasionally

 

 

WHY WORK HERE?

 

Making EdOps an enjoyable and rewarding place to work is something that we always have and always will remain focused on. Below is an articulation of how we strive to support our team.


PURPOSE-DRIVEN WORK


Impactful WorkEdOps provides an opportunity for you to do what you do best while furthering the mission of improving student achievement through operational excellence. We are supporting the management of schools through a combination of direct service and analysis of their data-intensive functions, as well as creating and communicating insights that schools can understand and use to improve academic achievement.

Providing PerspectiveWe believe that understanding the complexities of the broader education landscape will make us better able to serve our clients and more connected to the outcomes of our work. We know that staff have varying levels of experience with education. For all of us to continue learning together, EdOps hosts Lunch & Learn discussions and maintains a curated library of educational books.


PROFESSIONALLY SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT


InnovationThe underlying theme of everything we do is constant improvement. We believe in encouraging employees to test out new ideas and reward those who come up with successful ones.

AutonomyOur goal is for you to be (and to be viewed as) the subject-matter expert for your schools. Work is not performed by one person and then claimed by another. Additionally, we aim to minimize internal reporting requirements to allow you to devote as much energy to the needs of your schools as possible.

CoachingManagement’s role is to support you in growing your skills, accomplishing your tasks and becoming that key partner to your schools.

LearningWe eagerly share ideas and resources with each other and work as a team to solve problems and serve our schools’ interests. We provide regular opportunities for structured professional development through internally developed trainings based on our in-house expertise, supplemented with external opportunities when the knowledge-base is not sufficient within the organization.


PERSONALLY SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT


FlexibilityWe have implicit trust in you and will not micro-manage how you are spending your days. We are concerned with measuring the work product, not the work effort. Consequently, we provide the flexibility to work away from the office to allow for a better balance between your work and home lives.

Time AwayWe provide unlimited paid time off to ensure you have opportunities to take breaks and unwind when needed. We have an eight-week parental leave policy to allow for increased time and bonding with your new child.

EngagementDuring your time at the office, we host and sponsor regular activities to make your time more engaging, including game nights, happy hours, organized trips and volunteer events.


FAIR REWARD FOR CONTRIBUTIONS


High ExpectationsYou are expected to possess technical and analytical acumen, coupled with the communication skills and “polish” to fill the role of management-level positions at our schools.  We expect staff to be independent problem solvers and strategic thinkers who require relatively little “entry level” development.

Financial CompensationThose who rise to meet these high expectations are fairly rewarded for their contributions.  EdOps offers relatively competitive starting salaries and provides significant annual increases to staff who meet the bar we have set. In addition to base compensation, EdOps maintains an equity incentive plan to provide additional upside participation in the growth of the company as a whole.

Career GrowthIn addition to being rewarded financially, top performing staff are promoted into roles of increasing responsibility and authority. Although we have historically been an intentionally flat organization, as we grow, we have developed and will continue to develop customized career paths to aid retention and ensure we are leveraging our top performers to support EdOps’s goal of becoming the leading national provider in terms of QUALITY of data-intensive school services.