Office and Operations Manager

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High School




Rooted School – Vancouver


Vancouver, WA



Please click the link in the job description and submit an application.

The Opportunity:

Rooted School Vancouver will be the fourth public school to open in the Rooted School network and the first in Washington state. Southwest Washington projects more than 1,600 job openings in IT and STEM every year without enough local talent to meet that growth. Rooted Vancouver seeks to change that by offering a broad range of Industry Based Credentials and work-based learning opportunities for students during high school. After four years with us, students have a chance to earn a college acceptance in one hand and a job offer in the other.

Overview of the Role:

The Founding Office and Operations Manager (OOM) will direct the school’s front office, and create a set of operational systems and procedures that support community engagement and smooth school functioning. This individual will serve as a key liaison between students, staff, and families, and will be the first person to interact with anybody entering our school. The OOM will report directly to the Executive Director.

Deadline to apply: Until Filled

The Foundation of How We Work Together

  • We want teammates who demonstrate a passion for and commitment to Rooted’s mission

  • We want teammates who have an unwavering commitment to radical transparency and radical open-mindedness (that, regardless of how much you know about something, you could be wrong)

  • We want teammates who thrive in a startup environment (comfort with frequent, focused change and ambiguity, and strong initiative)

  • We want teammates who have experience serving in a low-income or high-needs population or have otherwise demonstrated a commitment to strengthening engagement of a diverse community and skill in communicating with a diverse population

  • We want teammates who are deeply invested in restorative practices for our students and team

Areas of Responsibility Include (but are not limited to):

As a founding member of Rooted’s School Team, the OOM will be responsible for the core set of duties listed below, and will also need to have a “whatever it takes” approach to the work, wearing many hats and diving in to ensure the success of our scholars wherever needed.

Community Engagement and Communications:

  • Serve as a welcoming and engaging first point of contact for anybody entering our school building or calling our school phone number.

  • Draft and send communications to our school community that are aligned with our school values and goals.

  • Manage Rooted’s website to include relevant updates and information for all Rooted stakeholders.

  • Assist with planning and executing events such as back to school nights, awards ceremonies, orientations, open houses, professional developments, parent/teacher conferences, fundraising events, and other events as scheduled.

  • Assist with executing Rooted’s student recruitment, enrollment, and registration plan.

Systems and Processes

  • Execute daily attendance system, including keeping records of late sign-ins.

  • Assist with ensuring all information in our student information system is up to date.

  • Manage incoming and outgoing physical mail, packages, student files, and other deliveries.

  • Maintain main office sign-in systems.

  • Assist with arrival, lunch, dismissal, and emergency management logistics.


  • Experience working with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds with a commitment to valuing diversity, equity, and inclusion.

  • 2-3 years of work experience, preferably in a school or non-profit environment, or in an office management role.

  • Bilingual preferred


Competitive full-time salary commensurate with experience, as well as a comprehensive benefits package

To Apply:

If you’re as excited about this role as we are, please click on the following link and submit an application to our Application Review Committee. If you have any questions please contact us at

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Rooted School Vancouver (RSV) values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBT individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. Rooted School Vancouver is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

The following employee has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:

Steven Carney, Founding Executive Director

Mailing Address: 2005 SE 192nd Avenue, Suite 200, Camas, WA  98607-7475