Alliance College-Ready Public Schools

Network Operations Lead

Employment type
Full-Time Temporary
4 months ago
Los Angeles

Alliance College-Ready Public Schools was founded in 2004 based on the belief that all young people––regardless of ZIP code, income, ability, or background–– are capable of achieving at high levels. Alliance is now one of the largest and most successful public charter school networks in the nation, operating 26 high-performing middle and high schools serving 13,000 scholars in Los Angeles communities that have been systematically oppressed. In our 16th school year, Alliance has a proven record of success: though 93% of incoming sixth graders come to Alliance reading below grade level, 95% of Alliance graduates have been accepted to college—including 73% to a four-year university. We strive to truly change the life trajectories of our scholars and communities. Now is the time to join our collaborative community to make long-lasting change across Los Angeles.


This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a high performing, data-driven team working to achieve transformational results for scholars at the largest charter school network in Los Angeles. Alliance is seeking a Network Operations Lead (NOL) to coach and support a cluster of high schools and/or middle schools in implementing operational work streams. Reporting to the Managing Network Operations Leader, Strategy, the NOL will be part of a cohort of NOLs that will work in partnership to garner exceptional operational outcomes across all Alliance schools. The ideal candidate for this position will be an experienced school operations leader with a proven track record of effective leadership with schools, and ability to navigate complex issues and drive strong school performance results.


Oversee a Portfolio of Schools & Coach and Develop School Operations Staff

Advise and support school leaders within a portfolio of schools and network-wide, and contribute to multiple operational and non-instructional works streams that impact these schools (e.g., food service, vendor management, enrollment, attendance, procurement and purchasing, safety/security, finance and budgeting, transportation, facilities, information technology, and human resources); Serve as the main operationally-focused liaison between schools and Home Office for a portfolio of Alliance schools; Develop curriculum and implement trainings for school operations and office staff to maximize efficiency and ensure adherence to compliance requirements; Provide coaching and mentoring to school operations/office staff.

Provide Data Driven Operational Leadership

Conduct local program reviews to ensure compliance to federal, state, and authorizer requirements; Develop and support implementation of operational systems and processes across schools; Perform data analysis to help Alliance schools make sound operational decisions; Identify, codify, and share best practices in school operations; Lead (or co-lead with other Home Office teams) cross functional projects affecting school sites (e.g., school moving from temporary to permanent facility, improving attendance at schools, scholar recruitment); Contribute to the vision and strategy for school operations in partnership with the Managing Network Operations Lead.


  • Commitment to Alliance’s core beliefs and educational philosophy;
  • Knowledge of urban school environments and school culture;
  • A proven track record of effective secondary school leadership;
  • Ability to effectively translate strategic plans into action;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to articulate a clear and compelling vision;
  • Proven strategic planning and project management skills with the ability to coach and develop others;
  • Ability to effectively communicate, motivate, and manage others towards operational excellence;
  • Thoughtfully considers the impact of decisions, and facilitates resolutions that protect the organization’s interests and prioritizes scholar needs;
  • A proven ability to implement strong operations systems that drive high scholar outcomes;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, with the ability to tailor information to various audiences;
  • Comfort in and enthusiasm for using large amounts of data to drive decisions at the school and organization levels;
  • Experience working in a central office role as part of the operations, instructional, curricular, assessment, and/or data teams preferred;
  • Experience supervising, coaching, or mentoring school-based operations staff.



At least 4 years of progressive professional work experience in a related field and A Bachelor’s Degree or higher from an accredited college or university


At least 6 years progressive professional work experience and a high school diploma or equivalent (e.g. GED)


This position is remote and will work virtually in the greater Los Angeles area, with travel to school sites once public health conditions allow. The successful candidate will be given a $400 work from home set-up allowance and receive a monthly stipend of $100.


In alignment with our commitment to equity for our scholars, Alliance is committed to equity and transparency for our team and offer competitive salaries commensurate with experience and education, as well as an employer-sponsored 403b plan annual contribution equal to 5% of regular earnings, and a comprehensive group health benefits package, including medical, dental and vision. This position is exempt. The compensation range for this position is $89,000 - $130,000. 


To apply

Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter at Please note that only candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

Alliance College-Ready Public Schools are tuition-free public charter schools that do not discriminate against any scholar, parent, community member, or staff member on the basis of actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.