Deputy Chief of School Operations

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Date Posted November 11, 2021
Industry K-12 Religious/Parochial
Specialty Not Specified
Certification Needed No
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Commensurate With Experience


Independence Mission Schools (IMS) is a non-profit network of schools re-envisioning Catholic education in and around the City of Philadelphia. Located in neighborhoods that have historically been underserved by other schooling options, IMS schools offer a faith-centered and academically rigorous alternative for our families. Since our inception in 2012, our enrollment has grown over 20%, and we have received increasing recognition as a network that successfully integrates faith, character, and academics to create warm, energizing schools that are sustainable for students, staff, and community. Ultimately, IMS recognizes that our students are on track to make their own choices in pursuit of college and career opportunities because they are on grade level academically and enrolled in a high-quality high school. Today, IMS serves over 4,000 pre-K to 8th grade students across 14 schools, our students are outperforming 80% of their neighboring public and charter schools in reading, and our schools play an important role in transforming our communities.

The Deputy Chief of School Operations (DCSO) is responsible for ensuring the IMS central office provides exceptional service to schools and that IMS works strategically toward its priorities, in support of the network’s mission. The role works closely with IMS’ Chief Operating Officer in setting the vision and direction for school operations, and ensuring staff execute on that vision.  In addition, the role works closely with the entire executive leadership team, inclusive of the President, Chief Academic Officer, Deputy Chief Academic Officer, Chief Development Officer, and Acting Chief Financial Officer, who work collectively to ensure that each functional area is aligned toward the most important priorities, that urgent issues are effectively assigned and handled, and that organization-wide culture and management is consistent. 

Key Functions:

School Operations Management

  1. Information Technology - Manage IT Manager to oversee multiple IT vendors and support systems across all 15 schools. By February 2021, provide recommendation to Executive team for long-term IT support plan (e.g., vendor changes, building internal team, etc.)
  2. Enrollment and Tuition - Oversee enrollment and tuition functions – managing Director of Enrollment and Director of Tuition, and their teams to achieve respective goals. Specific goals include:
    • Improving network enrollment by 2% or more for SY21 (October 2019 count compared to October 2020 count).
    • Making a recommendation for a sustainable path forward for IMS enrollment and tuition management to the Executive team by August 2020.


Special projects

 Qualifications: IMS seeks candidates who have a demonstrated track record of the following skills and beliefs:

Educational and Credential requirements

Other Pertinent Information:

EOE: IMS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and celebrates staff diversity. We strive to be and build a diverse team that is representative of our students and the communities in which we serve. If you identify as an individual of color, we highly encourage you to apply!

APPLY: Interested candidates should submit an application through our hiring portal: Candidates must submit all requested materials within the hiring portal in order to be selected for interviews.

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