Bright Star Schools

Bright Star Schools is a free, publicly funded and open enrollment non-profit organization with seven public charters in urban Los Angeles. Across all of our Bright Star sites, over 90% of our students are eligible for free and reduced lunch.

Bright Star students achieve academic excellence, accept responsibility for their futures, and embrace school as family. We offer students the opportunity to develop their unique talents and ambitions in a supportive, collaborative environment, so they are prepared for college and career, and to lead purposeful, fulfilling lives.

We are people-first as an organization, and we are students-first across all of our school sites. We are collaboratively working to prepare our scholars to be lifelong learners and leaders—to discover ways to create positive change for themselves, their families and their communities. All of our students participate in a program that features rigorous academics and rich life experiences, and the framework to our success is our core operating principles, which are high expectations, attention to detail, clearly defined standards of accountability, and continuous improvement. 

Aug 14, 2019
Office Responsibilities ·      Greeting and signing in all visitors and controlling access to the school ·      Answering phone calls, directing calls, taking messages, placing outgoing calls, and making public address announcements ·      Collecting and maintaining forms and other records, securing missing forms, and ensuring the confidentiality of all student records ·      Ensuring that students leave only with authorized parents or guardians ·      Ensuring student attendance is taken daily and generating weekly/monthly attendance reports ·      Receiving, preparing, and distributing all mail and deliveries ·      Ensuring that the school's physical environment is at all times neat and orderly, including but not limited to the reception/administrative area, teacher center, and supplies closet ·      Processing applications for admission ·      Attending all professional development sessions, as appropriate ·      Maintenance and safe guarding of student cumulative records (including requesting missing documents from students’ previous school) ·      Support student supervision and school wide events. ·      Translation of school announcements and letters Management Supervises and manages all office and custodial staff Oversight of school operations budget codes School Procedures, Events, Activities Oversees pick up and dismissal procedures Order all field trip buses throughout the year Review after school programs regularly to ensure grant compliance Maintains inventory and manages ordering of office and classroom supplies Submit credit card receipts and check requests to accounting department Conduct monthly facility walkthroughs and address trends Collaborate with office staff to ensure completion of annual registration day Works in conjunction with school leaders to schedule events and transportation Organizes LELs/trips per procedures outlined in field trip handbook Responsible for school site help desk tickets Food Program Serve as liaison with food vendor to communicate school schedules and potential changes Monitor and ensure all food programs are in compliance with NSLP Ensure food applications are submitted and completed and monitor student meal payments Compliance and Insurance Organize immunization clinics and vision/hearing screenings as necessary Ensure all students are in compliance with all immunizations required for school entry Review student injury reports and connect with insurance as needed. Process insurance certificate requests School Safety Ensure school has emergency supplies, replenish as needed Organize annual fire alarm testing/replenishment of fire extinguishers Ensure school schedules and completes all required drills Create and maintain emergency signage in classrooms and on/off campus Develop relationships with local law enforcement and emergency response teams on behalf of school Deliver staff emergency trainings.  Coordinate with School Site Councils, first responders, and site administrators to revise School Safety Plans annually  Other Coordinate special projects as needed. Works in collaboration with other operations staff across the organization   Qualification/Requirements: ·      Leadership skills to own departments and see it through with own vision while collaborating with principal ·      Outstanding attention to detail and willingness to get the job done. ·      Able to communicate and interact effectively with multiple stakeholders. ·      Excellent organizational, planning, and implementation skills. ·      Able to multi task and work in a fast paced entrepreneurial environment. ·      Able to meet deadlines with minimum supervision ·      Should be customer service driven ·      Knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) ·      Professional appearance – Business casual   Education/Training/Experience:   ·      High school diploma or GED. Bachelor’s degree, preferred. ·      3+ years of work experience. Charter school experience, preferred. ·      Experience managing adults and overseeing programs ·      Bilingual in Spanish or Korean   Salary and Benefits:   Salary :              Negotiable, DOE Status :              Full Time Location :          Los Angeles, CA Benefits :            Health, dental, vision, life insurance, personal time off (PTO), 403b sponsored plan, holidays.  
Bright Star Schools Los Angeles, CA, USA Programs
Aug 09, 2019
The Talent Director is responsible for overseeing instructional recruitment and hiring, leading the Talent Team in executing on the full recruitment to hiring cycle for instructional staff in order to onboard high quality, excellent individuals to support Bright Star Schools, and ultimately support student achievement. The Talent Director supports with various mission centered projects within Talent and HR. The Talent Director works to ensure an effective, equitable, and efficient hiring process for all roles, and ensures processes are completed with quality, professionalism, and fidelity. S/he will effectively collaborate with school leaders, teachers, Support Staff, and external stakeholders to work towards the Talent Team mission, vision, and goals and fulfill the mission and vision of Bright Star Schools   ABOUT US: Bright Star Schools is a free, publicly funded and open enrollment non-profit organization with seven public charters in urban Los Angeles. Across all of our Bright Star sites, over 90% of our students are eligible for free and reduced lunch. Our mission is to provide holistic, inclusive support for all students to achieve academic excellence and grow their unique talents so that they find joy in higher education, career, and life. Bright Star students will become leaders who act with integrity and champion equity to enrich our communities and the world. The framework to our successis our core operating principles, which are Integridad, Ubuntu, Kohyang (고향), and Growth. Bright Star Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, pregnancy, or veteran status. Qualifications: ●     Bachelor's degree ●     2 + Years of experience in K-12 public education ●     2 + Years of teaching experience with a proven track record of effectiveness (Preferred) ●     2 + Years of recruitment and/or hiring experience (Desired) ●     Master’s Degree (Desired) ●     Strong commitment to Bright Star Schools’ mission and the communities we serve ●     Ability to work with multiple stakeholders ●     Strong communication skills ●     Ability to source, select and “sell” recruits to join Bright Star Schools ●     Exemplary customer service skills ●     Strong public speaking skills ●     Impeccable organization skills and ability to develop organizational systems ●     Ability to maintain positive relations with colleagues at all levels ●     Ability to develop new processes and systems, to quickly recognize inefficiencies in current systems, and to generate sound solutions ●     Ability to synthesize complex information into recommendations ●     High level of personal responsibility and drive to set and meet ambitious and measurable goals ●     Strong sense of integrity, high standards, and drive to achieve and grow ●     Ability to travel within Los Angeles   Duties and Responsibilities (include but are not limited to the following): RECRUITMENT ●     Lead teacher recruitment vision, strategy, and goal-setting ●     Lead outreach and cultivation strategy for educator candidates ●     Develop, maintain, and strengthen relationships with external stakeholders who are part of producing high quality, diverse teacher pipelines ●     Collaborate with Senior Manager of Marketing & Communications and Talent & Credential Manager on teacher recruitment strategy and execution ●     Lead teacher referral campaign, with support from Vice President of People Development, Talent and Credential Manager, and Bright Star Schools staff ●     Collaborate with Instructional Leadership Team to cultivate high priority candidates ●     Attend select job fairs and recruitment events ●     Develop and maintain job descriptions for instructional related positions ●     Create and maintain a pipeline for Instructional Assistants to teach at Bright Star Schools ●     Create and maintain a pipeline for student teachers to work at Bright Star Schools and eventually be retained and trained through the organization ●     Communicate professionally with candidates through phone, e-mail, and in-person communication ●     Ensure the day to day recruitment needs such as, but not limited to: the posting of open positions, scheduling interviews, attending job fairs, corresponding with candidates, screening and sending resumes, etc. HIRING ●     Oversee teacher and instructional leadership hiring processes and execution ●     Facilitate any training on hiring process for all school leaders involved in hiring teachers ●     Collaborate with a fast-paced, goal-driven team to develop strategies, policies, processes and tools that are sustainable and replicable to support and facilitate the hiring of qualified candidates ●     Oversee and execute internal transfer process for instructional positions ●     Conduct select interviews for Teacher and Instructional Leadership Positions ●     Continuously evaluate and refine our selection model and implement changes that produce efficient results of bringing in top talent from across the country ●     Develop and oversee centralized instructional assistant hiring process ●     Communicate effectively with potential and current teacher and instructional leadership applicants ●     Efficiently track and assess candidate movement within the hiring process ●     Collaborate with school leaders to cultivate new teacher hires after accepting their offer and communicating with them from the time of hire until BOYPD HUMAN RESOURCES (CREDENTIALING SUPPORT) ●     Collaborate with and support Human Resources and Talent & Credential Manager on projects related to credential analysis and tracking, some of which include the following (but not limited to): ○     Support with reviewing and analyzing documentation on current employee and new hire credentials ○     Support with evaluating employment transcripts, education units, credentials, and other records to assess certificated applicant’s eligibility and placement ○     Build an individualized credential plan for every incoming employee or current employee that has a deficit with their credential ○     Create and manage tracking system for exams and CTC application expenses OTHER ●     Supervise Talent and Credential Manager ●     Lead Talent Team in data analysis, benchmark setting, and progress to goals ●     Lead annual Talent Team Step-back and reoccurring Talent Team check in meetings ●     Co-lead annual teacher retention analysis and support team to develop goals and action plans as a result of the analysis ●     Develop and implement evaluation metrics to measure recruitment and hiring achievements and to help us refine processes ●     Collaborate with Finance Team on open position approval process ●     Recruit and implement Language Development Program for Bright Star Schools employees ●     Manage Applicant Tracking System (and onboard new ATS if one if needed) ●     Collaborate with Alumni Support College Success Team to build pipeline of alumni interested in a career in education ●     Propose, create, and/or support any other new talent initiatives and projects as appropriate ●     This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.   Salary and Benefits: Salary: BSS salary is based on experience and education Status: Full Time; Expected Start Date: September 2019 Location: Los Angeles, CA Benefits: Health, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, optional 403b plan, sick and vacation paid time off, and holidays.
Bright Star Schools Los Angeles, CA, USA Human Resources
Jul 26, 2019
The Attendance Coordinator helps and supports the operations of the school by leading and executing student attendance procedures. The Attendance Coordinator will be responsible for collecting and maintaining student attendance information at the assigned site; meeting district, state and federal requirements relating to attendance processes including parent notification; preparing and distributing attendance reports and materials; providing clerical support at school site; and communicating various information regarding activities. As an integral member of the office team, the Attendance Coordinator also assists the Office Manager, Dean of Operations, and other site leadership as needed. Attendance Coordinator Duties (may include, but not limited to the following) ● Ensure student attendance is taken by teachers within the first 5 minutes for all class periods during the school day ● Ensuring student attendance is taken daily and generating weekly/monthly attendance reports ● Call parents or guardians to verify student absences ● Record and reconcile student absences in student information system ● Review, enter, and file all attendance notes submitted to the office ● Generate weekly/monthly attendance reports ● Maintain master student attendance binder ● Assist with campus communication (answer phone calls, direct calls, take messages, place outgoing calls, and make public address announcements) ● Lead implementation SART & SARB protocols; schedule and facilitate attendance interventions ● Update Deans List with attendance information ● Effectively communicate with Students, Parents, Teachers, Connectors, Dean's team, Office Staff to improve school-wide and individual student attendance ● Proactively find solutions to cases of extended absences for a student ● Advise the school on strategies to promote the regular and punctual attendance of all students and assist with the implementation of the strategies ● Collaborate with Counselors and other school staff to support student attendance and serve as a resource regarding attendance programs, interpretation of policies/laws, and record-keeping requirements. ● Establish and develop a professional service to support the school in raising attendance, investigating persistent absences, and improving punctuality ● Conduct home visits as needed to support student attendance ● Any other duties as assigned by the Dean of Operations to support the successful functioning of the school QUALIFICATIONS ● Educational Requirement 48 College Semester Units (Bachelors Degree and Bilingual in Spanish desired) ● Leadership and collaboration skills to own department with follow-through while collaborating with school leadership ● Outstanding attention to detail and willingness to get the job done ● Able to communicate and interact effectively with multiple stakeholders ● Excellent organizational, planning, and implementation skills ● Able to multi-task and work in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment ● Able to meet deadlines with minimum supervision ● Customer-service orientation in working with students, families, and staff ● Strong oral and written communication skills including advocacy skills; fluency in Spanish highly desired ● Ability to connect and build relationships with students and their families ● Ability to facilitate connections with students and faculty, and to work with tracking systems (organizational skills required) ● Knowledge of Google Suite, Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, Outlook), and other technology tools ● Professional appearance and conduct
Bright Star Schools Los Angeles, CA, USA Programs