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Operations Team Lead

Posted: 10/04/2021

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LEANLAB Education envisions a world where all children have access to effective and excellent educational solutions and are well-equipped for the future. To realize this vision, the following is necessary: 

  • The invention of visionary, new solutions for public education.

  • Deep and productive partnerships with school communities—students, educators and administrators.

  • A process that elevates community voices in the co-creation of new solutions and the measurement of their effectiveness.

LEANLAB Education believes the attainment of educational outcomes for all students will be accelerated when those most impacted by education issues—parents, students, and educators—become active participants in the design and innovation process, working hand-in-hand with entrepreneurs and researchers to identify, influence, and launch breakthrough educational innovations in the form of technologies and services.  

Our mission is to launch breakthrough education solutions while building a dynamic, community infrastructure required to support the scale of effective innovations. To realize this mission, LEANLAB Education facilitates research pilots between schools (school partners) and education startups (entrepreneur partners) to engage in the co-design process, actively testing solutions and collaboratively working toward creating new solutions that accelerate student outcomes. 


LEANLAB Education is searching for a Lead for its Operations Team. This position will focus on managing the organization’s finances, human resources, office management, and overall infrastructure for LEANLAB Education’s programmatic teams.

Ideal candidates will be familiar with flat/distributed/nimble organizational structures and creating dynamic work processes and cultures for high performing organizations.

Candidates must be willing to work in a fast-paced startup environment, exhibit humility and be able to toggle between strategic high-level work and detail-oriented tasks. The ideal candidate will have the ability to serve as the leader of an Operations Team. Specific job duties include the following:


Human Resources

  • Serve as liaison to e2E, organization’s contracted HR service provider

  • Organize and lead team retreats

  • Support for staff professional development

Financial Management

  • Serve as liaison to e2E, organization’s contracted CFO service provider

  • Communicate with staff to facilitate expense reporting, budget tracking, revenue projections

  • Review and disseminate financial reports to staff and board

Board of Directors Support

  • Oversee completion of monthly board meeting packets and presentations 

  • Schedule and coordinate regular board meeting check-ins

Program Team Support

  • Staff IT/technology support

  • Day to Day management of organization’s hybrid work environment

  • Event planning and travel scheduling as needed

  • Facilitator of cross-team communication



The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Qualifications Needed

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent

  • Successful management/oversight experience required with demonstrated ability in non-profit agency management and knowledge of the field of education.

Attributes Needed

  • Approachable personality who works well with colleagues

  • Experience in the nonprofit sector and a passion for educational opportunity

  • Calm and level-headed problem solver who gathers and analyzes information skillfully, works well in group problem solving situations, and uses reason even when dealing with stressful situations

  • Openness to others’ views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit

  • Able to self-direct; accomplish established daily tasks and long-term goals; takes initiative

Skills Needed

  • Strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, compliance, and reporting

  • Human Resources experience, including employee onboarding and supporting a positive work culture

  • Event planning skills

  • Effective communication skills

  • Marketing, branding, and communications knowledge

  • Strong administrative abilities and excellent attention to detail

  • Effective interpersonal and problem-solving skills

  • Strong technology skills

  • Strong project coordination skills


Job Type: Full Time

Salary Range: $30,000 - 49,999,$50,000 - 74,999