Operations Associate (2024-25)

$35,000 yearly
  • United Schools Network
  • Columbus, OH, USA
  • Jul 03, 2024
Full time Education

Job Description

School Year: 2024-25

Position: Operations Associate

Campus: Columbus Collegiate Academy - Main St.

Grade(s): 6th-8th Grade

Reports to: Dean of Family & Community Engagement

The United Schools Network (USN) is a nonprofit organization in Columbus, Ohio. After founding its first school in 2008, it has worked together with incredible leaders to open three more schools in the span of ten years. Each USN school is an open enrollment, public charter school that works diligently to close the opportunity gap in Columbus. Moreover, the mission of all USN schools is to transform lives and our communities through the power of education, while maintaining our vision: For every child, an open door. 

USN currently operates two high-performing elementary schools (K-5) and two high-performing middle schools (6-8) that serve more than 800 students. We strive to provide students with a rigorous academic experience in a joyful learning environment, and we work hard to ensure that students of all levels grow and succeed by focusing on intentional student support and continual improvement. 

Position Description

The Operations Associate (OA) holds both operations and community engagement responsibilities and is a great opportunity for personable and detail-oriented individuals. Operations tasks include supporting student attendance through reviewing absentee data and notifying affected students and their families, assisting with the creation of student records, keeping transportation information current in the student information system, and completing daily administrative tasks in support of the operations and instructional team. Community engagement tasks include supporting student recruitment campaigns and events, following up on enrollment leads, helping families through the enrollment process, and assisting with data collection and high school enrollment of 8th grade students. The OA also manages the school’s family resource center by ensuring it is organized and stocked for use by students and families. 

Joining Our Team

USN Core Traits:

  1. Mission-Driven. USN team members believe deeply in the mission of United Schools Network: to transform lives and our communities through the power of education.
  2. Growth Mindset. USN team members believe in their ability, and the ability of all students, to grow and improve.
  3. Relationship-Driven. USN team members get proximate to students, families, and colleagues to develop authentic relationships that inform work in the classroom.
  4. Conscientiousness. USN team members are professional, reliable, diligent, and pay attention to detail. 
  5. Emotionally Constant. USN team members maintain a sense of calm while addressing a number of priorities.


  • Holds an Associate’s degree or Bachelor’s degree (preferred).
  • Has prior experience working in urban schools and/or communities (preferred).

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Is open and committed to implementing frequent feedback from team members.
  • Communicates effectively with students, families, and colleagues.
  • Working knowledge of Google Sheets and Google Documents.
  • Comfortability with navigating online platforms such as PowerSchool Enrollment and PowerSchool Student Information System.

Work Environment

  • Operates in a professional school office environment using standard office equipment.
  • Occasional need to lift and move heavy objects of up to 25 lbs. 
  • Comfortability with medication administration and assisting injured or sick students.

Terms of Employment

  • Although this position will begin July 15, 2024, applications will be considered immediately. 
  • This is a full-time position. 
  • UPDATED 7/3/2024: Report times are typically Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., although some job-related tasks can be expected outside of these hours.
  • Salary: The starting salary for a new Operations Associate is $35,000. The starting salary for other applicants will depend on professional experience and education level.
  • Benefits: 
    • Medical, dental, vision, life, and disability coverage 
    • Employees are eligible to participate in the State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio (STRS) or the School Employees Retirement System of Ohio (SERS).
  • All USN schools are Equal Opportunity Employers.