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Come work for one of the most interesting and exciting nonprofits in New York. As the premiere provider of mind-blowing professional development in New York City (and perhaps the world), the Academy has created a community of passionate, like-minded teachers from public, charter, and private schools. We're growing fast and need creative, strategic, hard-workers to take us to the next level. A great perk of the job is taking part in our intimate events with brilliant intellectuals, leading scientists, incredible artists, and inspiring teachers. Applicants must live in the metro area.


Director of Strategy and Operations

We're looking for a Director of Strategy and Operations with administrative vision and experience guiding a small organization's growth, creating budgets, and overseeing staff and operations.

The job is (often) remote, with occasional evening and weekend responsibilities. The Director of Strategy and Operations is part of the Academy’s leadership team, responsible for day-to-day operations, including budget, database operations, human resources, legal affairs, and IT. The role ensures that the organization’s operations are based in well-grounded business and financial practices, and supported by strong management and control systems. The role translates strategies into action plans, efficient procedures, and sound policies that support the demands of The Academy for Teachers—today and into the future.

The ideal candidate is smart, positive, and fun, with solid experience in budgeting, project management, executive-level advising, and a proven track record for building happy teams and strong processes.

Primary responsibilities:

▴ Work with the President to set strategic priorities, create and oversee budgets, and establish efficient processes.

▴ Develop and execute a vision and plan for the Academy’s systems and processes.

▴ Work collaboratively with the staff to create a positive company culture.

▴ Oversee the annual budgeting and financial forecasting process.

▴ Provide leadership and direction of IT function.

▴ Management of Salesforce database and all other platforms.

▴ Maintain and update website.

▴ Ensure organizational compliance with all regulatory, tax, and audit requirements, as well as adherence to fiscal policies and procedures.

▴ Deliver financial and operating reports to the President and the Board of Directors, appraising the organization’s financial position on a continual basis.

▴ Provide strategic recommendations and advice to the President and Board of Directors regarding the organization’s business and financial strategy.

▴ Direct Human Resource functions that support the recruitment, retention, and development of diverse, talented staff.

▴ Oversee annual compensation planning and benefits program design.

▴ Maintain all required insurance coverage and legal registrations.

▴ Ensure adherence to best practices regarding nonprofit governance and negotiate and maintain contractual relationships with funders, partner institutions, and consultants.

▴ Help support Academy programs (classes and events), as needed.

Other requirements:

▴ Passion for the Academy’s mission

▴ Responsible and organized—a doer who takes initiative.

▴ Strong analytical skills and technical acumen—able to track what goes wrong and fix it.

▴ Stature and confidence to gain credibility and respect of leadership, internal staff, and the Board of Directors.

▴ Technical knowledge: Intermediate/Advanced knowledge of Google Drive (Docs, Sheets, etc.), Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), and collaboration tools (Zoom, Teams).

▴ Enough comfort with technology to learn how to use our database (Salesforce) and other platforms (FormAssembly, Mailchimp, etc.).

▴ A collaborative nature.

▴ Proven management, supervisory, and coaching skills.

▴ Must live in the NYC metro area.

Minimum education/experience required:

▴ Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) and at least five years related experience with a proven ability to multitask, manage staff, find solutions, and create a positive company culture.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary will be competitive based on experience, with great benefits, including:

▴ Three weeks paid vacation.

▴ Thirteen additional paid holidays.

▴ 401K with a generous 6% employer contribution.

▴ Medical, dental, and vision insurance (80% employer contribution).

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The Academy for Teachers seeks to hire staff who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. All positions are filled without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. All are encouraged to apply.