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Purpose Preparatory Academy

Operations Coordinator Assistant

Purpose Preparatory Academy


Job Summary


About Purpose Prep

Purpose Preparatory Academy Charter School is an academically challenging, disciplined, and joyful elementary school in Nashville, TN. Through rigorous curriculum, high-quality instruction, and positive character development, Purpose Preparatory Academy ensures that all Kindergarten through grade four students achieve the academic skills, knowledge, and ethical foundation to be set on the path to college. 


Be the Operations Coordinator Assistant at Purpose Prep. 

Change the World. 

We are seeking an Operations Coordinator Assistant who believes strongly in our mission and vision and whose actions demonstrate high expectations for scholars, families, and colleagues. The Operations Coordinator Assistant is entrusted with advancing critical priorities within the areas of school operations, human resources, financial processing, student and teacher recruitment, fund development, and community relations to support the school’s success. The Operations Coordinator Assistant will be held accountable by the Operations Coordinator and Head of School  in regards to his/her performance and growth.

Job Responsibilities



School Operations

  • Assists with the coordination of all safety procedures, including the communication of the school’s safety and emergency plan, school entry and exit transitions 
  • Operates informational technology systems (i.e. Enrollment, Student Scheduling, Family Information) 
  • Assists with the creation of school policies & procedures and implements it with fidelity 
  • Assists in the coordination of tracking, managing, and distributing of student medication 
  • Supports with logistical planning for school-wide operational processes (i.e. testing, transportation) and events (i.e. school field trips, staff retreat and events) 


Human Resources

  • Coordinates with MNPS and the TN Department of Education to assist staff with benefits and credentialing procedures 
  • Assists with staff onboarding and exiting procedures 
  • Maintains organized staff documents and files 



  • Submits regular financial reports timely and accurately 
  • Assists with banking procedures (i.e. check deposits)
  • Monitor expenditures in relation to the Board-approved budget and to assure that fiscal activities comply with federal, state, and local agency requirements


Required Reporting

  • Completes assigned local, state, and federal reports accurately and timely 


Student Recruitment 

  • Attends student recruitment events to spread awareness about Purpose Prep throughout the community 
  • Conducts tours of Purpose Prep for prospective families
  • Crafts marketing materials and parent documents 
  • Updates the website with pertinent information for families 
  • Analyzes student recruitment data and supports to implement an action plan that ensures the school meets it enrollment goals annually 


Staff Recruitment 

  • Organizes and attends teacher and staff recruitment events to secure a mission aligned, diverse team
  • Supports to implement a recruitment strategy that ensures strong visibility of the Purpose Prep brand by prospective candidates
  • Coordinates with teacher preparation programs and universities to develop a robust staff pipeline
  • Crafts staff marketing materials that provide information to recruits
  • Updates the website to ensure interest from candidates and to provide relevant information about Purpose Prep
  • Analyzes teacher recruitment data and supports to implements an action plan that ensures the school meets it hiring goals annually 
  • Supports the school’s staff retention plan


Community Relations and Fund Development 

  • Drafts communication to stakeholders per various needs
  • Updates the school’s social media pages and website to ensure community engagement and interest
  • Updates the donor database daily, maintaining a comprehensive, centralized, database of all contacts
  • Supports the school in identifying grants, initiating grant officer relationships, and drafting grant applications
  • Supports to organize and execute fund raising events
  • Sources potential sponsorships with businesses and corporations in the community
  • Helps to executes the fund development cultivation strategy



  • Communicate effectively with students, families, and colleagues
  • Collaborate with other staff members and actively participate in training, professional development and learning activities
  • Work to continuously improve effectiveness in all instructional practices.
  • Use feedback to make productive changes in performance
  • Complete all administrative requirements by given deadlines
  • Participate in additional activities including field trips and other required programs as needed throughout the year




Purpose Prep has launched an urgent search for a committed, intelligent, hard-working Operations Coordinator Assistant. We will consider candidates who: 

  • Embodies Purpose Prep’s mission, vision, and RISE with Purpose values (Purpose, Respect, Integrity, Self-Determination, Excellence)
  • Believes that there is not a more urgent task than providing an outstanding academic and character education to students from urban backgrounds
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Experience in education, marketing, recruitment, business development, and/or donor-relations role preferred
  • Strong organizational abilities
  • Detail oriented
  • Experience in clear, respectful communication with both adults and children.
  • Preferred experience working in urban settings
  • Knowledge of office equipment and services including computers, printers, copiers, fax machines, phones, and software
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office, especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Proven ability to network and engage a diverse set of stakeholders and rally them toward a common mission.
  • Open to feedback, willingness to take personal responsibility

Additional Information


Provided by Metro Nashville Public Schools

How to Apply

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  • Date Posted: June 16, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Accounting / Financial Management
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Start Date: 07/13/2022
  • Working Hours: 7-4