ICON Arts Academy

Director of School Operations

School information:

ICON Arts Academy is a performing arts boarding high school located in downtown Iowa City, Iowa. Our mission is to provide students with a safe, interdisciplinary, and holistic arts education with a focus on designing a path specific to each learner’s personal artistic goals.

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We are building a team of innovative educators, artists, and leaders to guide our students’ daily learning.

At ICON, we are seeking a Director of School Operations to oversee the daily functioning of the high school in order for all educational and artistic systems to operate efficiently while keeping our students safe and on track to reach their artistic learning goals.

General Job Description:

We are looking to design and implement a system that fits the needs of our learners, with a strong problem-solver and refiner in the central office. The DSO is supported by the COO of Nolte Companies and reports directly to the CEO, supporting a team of leaders to realize best practice and to foster an environment that keeps students aligned with their learning goals, graduation goals, and daily living.

As DSO of ICON, you are part of the ICON Leadership Team (ILT) along with the Artistic Director (AD), Student Life Director (SLD) and Curriculum and Instruction Director (CID) to ensure all students are receiving what they need at school. You lead a team of operations staff, including an office manager, custodian, and nurse.

You are responsible for coordinating and supervising the day-to-day business operations of the school office, including facilities, class and student schedules, class rosters, student information database, visitors, payroll, and benefits. You ensure a smooth operation in the main office and provide support to the AD, CID, and SLD in all administrative details.

You also manage the admissions process and help to set audition tours and guide student registration; your efficient work helps support the goal of the school to recruit students and maintain fiscal solvency of the school.

You are in charge of receiving and taking care of all applications, emails, questions, enrollment/admissions/office needs. You set up audition trips/scheduling of auditions and interviews, and help the SLD in coordinating arrangements for boarding students. You work with the Communications Director (as applicable) and technology infrastructure team to ensure that admissions, enrollment, and advertising processes are functioning properly.

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As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.