Blueprint Schools Network

Part-Time Finance and Operations Assistant

US-MA-Newton
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Opportunities Within Blueprint

Overview

Position: Part-Time Finance and Operations Assistant

Location: Newton, MA (on-site parking available)

Schedule:  Up to 20 hours a week (flexible schedule available, including the possibility of some remote/at home work)

 

Overview

Blueprint Schools Network (Blueprint) is a nonprofit organization based in Massachusetts. Our work with schools around the country has shown that positive change is possible when five core strategies for school improvement are implemented together as a comprehensive package. These strategies include:

  1. Ensuring every student has an excellent teacher and a school leader committed to their success; 
  2. Setting clear, consistent standards for academic achievement and establishing a school-wide focus on preparing all students for college; 
  3. Increasing instructional time; 
  4. Providing daily, small group tutoring to students using highly qualified and well-trained instructors; and
  5. Collecting assessment data frequently to monitor each student’s academic progress and tailoring instruction to meet the needs of all learners.

We are currently working with public school districts in Oakland (CA), East St. Louis (IL) and Leadville (CO) to plan, implement and monitor rigorous school improvement initiatives.

Executive Summary


Reporting to the National Director of Finance and Operations, the Finance and Operations Assistant will provide bookkeeping and accounting support, including assisting in financial record keeping and posting transactions. The assistant will also support with administrative, technological, office and operations responsibilities for the Blueprint headquarters. The Finance and Operations Assistant will be based out of our Newton, MA office with the possibility of at home/remote work.

Responsibilities

Financial Responsibilities

  • Assist with accounts payable and receivable, month-end accounting entries, and travel and business expense reimbursement processing
  • Assist in maintaining financial filing systems
  • Assist with special projects and conduct research

Operations and Office Management Responsibilities

  • Support the day-to-day operations of the Blueprint office
  • Maintain office supply inventory
  • Support with the coordination of organization-wide events and facilities management 

Other Responsibilities

  • Assist with other projects, as needed

Qualifications

  • Must be eligible to work in the United States
  • Student applicants must have completed their sophomore year prior to the start of the position (i.e. you must be a rising college Junior or Senior)
  • Must have strong oral and written communication skills, and be able to work effectively and build relationships with others
  • Must have good organization and planning skills, and be able to demonstrate effective project coordination, facilitation, and implementation based on past work or school experiences
  • Must possess deductive reasoning skills and be able to analyze and synthesize information for problem solving
  • Experience and/or interest in K-12 Education and/or Urban Education preferred but not required
  • Must have attention to detail and the ability to multi-task

To Apply

To apply for the Part-Time Finance and Operations Assistant role, please visit the careers page on the Blueprint website at www.blueprintschools.org to submit your application. The application deadline is September 22, 2017; however, applications will be reviewed upon receipt on a rolling basis. Therefore, interested applicants are encouraged to apply for immediate consideration.

 

Blueprint Schools Network and all applicable school districts are Equal Opportunity Employers and do not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, cultural heritage, ancestry, political belief, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability or veteran status.

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