Coordinator - Goodwin University Magnet Schools
Position: Coordinator
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Operations and Special Project Coordinator
Job Location: Goodwin University Magnet School System - East Hartford, CT
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Goodwin University Magnet Schools
East Hartford, CT 06118
Telephone: 860-434-4800
Job Description:
Goodwin University Magnet School System is seeking a passionate and talented Operations and Special Projects Coordinator to join our team. Under the supervision of the Director of Magnet School System Operations, the Operations and Special Projects Coordinator, will be at the heart of our operations, responsible for ensuring smooth day-to-day activities, managing special projects, and driving operational excellence across the organization. 
The Operations and Special Projects Coordinator serves as a support to the schools and district to expedite and streamline processes. This role requires a collaborative and strategic mindset, strong leadership skills, the ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment and a commitment to continuous improvement and excellence. Additionally, the Operations and Special Projects Coordinator will perform various complex clerical and statistical record-keeping duties related to the enrollment and withdrawal of students, including those in special programs, according to established policies and procedures. 
The following statements of duties and responsibilities are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual assigned to this position. Please go to our website for a more detailed description and to apply . 
General Responsibilities:
  1. Support and manage the daily operations of Goodwin University Magnet School System, ensuring efficiency, productivity, and seamless collaboration across schools in the areas of transportation, facility, enrollment, procurement, and financial reporting and analysis. 
  2. Develop and maintain operational procedures, constantly looking for opportunities to enhance workflow and streamline processes.
  3. Collaborate with cross-functional teams, such as Finance, IT, Special Education, and Human Resources, to prioritize tasks, allocate resources, and meet objectives.
  4. Identify and assess operational risks and implement effective mitigation strategies to maintain a safe and secure work environment.
  5. Lead special projects from initiation to completion, including scoping, planning, execution, and evaluation.
  6. Drive operational excellence by implementing performance metrics, analyzing data, and identifying areas for improvement that support the magnet school compliance.
  7. Foster a collaborative and inclusive work culture, promoting effective communication, teamwork, and employee engagement.
  8. Monitor external school district trends and program advancements to identify opportunities and potential strategic partnerships.
  9. Liaise with internal stakeholders, external vendors, and partners to ensure smooth project execution and maintain high-quality standards.
  10. Partner with district leadership to conduct periodic evaluations of operational processes, identifying key challenges and recommending innovative solutions.

Transportation & Event Management
  1. Receive transportation data and collaborate with partners to ensure requests align with policies and practices to provide routes to families, while keeping school staff or departments abreast of development.  
  2. Manage, track, and maintain field trips and school-based activities, including building and vessel use/request in conjunction with Goodwin University. 
  3. Support with planning and logistics for staff outings, retreats, and other activities. 
* Perform other related duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position, and the ability to periodically work nights and weekends. 
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Operations, Management, Finance, Education or a related field preferred. Preferred qualifications: BA/BS degree. Consideration may be given to candidates with extensive tenure as an Operations Manager or similar role within a school district.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in an education or business setting supporting operations, program management, system development or finance.
  • Proven track record of leading and managing special projects, demonstrating strong project management skills.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a data-driven approach.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence and motivate cross-functional teams.
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritize and multitask effectively.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic start-up like environment.
This position will remain open until a qualified applicant accepts an offer of employment.  EOE


** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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