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23 Mar 2020

Operations / Administration Chief Operating Officer

Jackson Public Schools
 Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi, United States

Job Description

Are you a visionary leader, ready to shape the academic future of kids in Jackson, MS? 

Jackson Public Schools is seeking a  Chief Operating Officer (COO) to lead the operations office in providing high quality services and support so that students and staff members have maximum opportunity to reach their highest potential. The COO leads the district’s core operations departments including Facilities & Operations, Child Nutrition, Property Accounting, Campus Enforcement, Information Technology and Transportation – to ensure equitable, efficient, and effective service delivery.


  • Leading a culture and strategy of continuous improvement throughout the operations office that parallels similar efforts throughout the district.
  • Providing leadership and clear direction to members of the departments in the operations office.
  • Overseeing transportation, facilities maintenance, nutrition services and security activities to ensure efficient and effective functioning of the district.
  • Ensuring that all activities of the operations office conform to district policies, regulations and procedures and are compliant with state and federal laws and regulations.
  • Initiating consistent standard operating procedures and policies.
  • Communicating effectively with all members of the district and community by preparing various reports to inform students, staff & constituents of the district’s operational performance.
  • Promoting income generating opportunities for the district through relationships with other school districts, related entities, and business and community agencies.
  • Contributing to a culture of collaboration by working interdepartmentally with JPS Central Office leaders.
  • Creating opportunities for central office staff to act in service to schools, thus ensuring alignment of district resources with school needs.
  • Performing other related duties as requested or assigned.

Required Training & Experience

  • Minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in business/operations management and/or business ownership; with experience in operations and operational related functions that significantly include, but not limited to: facilities & grounds maintenance, construction trades, transportation, technology and nutrition services.
  • Evidence of improving conditions and efficiencies in previous work settings.


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Salary Information

Administrative Salary Scale

Days Employed: 246 per school year

Range: $105,000.00 – $155,000.00

Overtime: Exempt


Application Information

Deadline: Until Position is Filled Employment Date: July 1, 2020

All Applicants should (1) complete an online application at and (2) Attach a letter of interest, a résumé, and a copy of your official transcript to the online application.


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About Jackson Public School District

Jackson Public Schools is the second largest school district in Mississippi, serving nearly 24,000 students, representing more than 80 percent of school-aged children in the state’s capital. Jackson Public Schools is an innovative, urban district committed to excellence that will provide every student a quality education in partnership with parents and the community.

Jackson Public Schools does not discriminate in any aspect of employment on the basis of race, color, ancestry or national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or age. For inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies, please contact Sondra Moncure, Senior Staff Attorney at

How to Apply

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Bureaus: -Other-. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Operations / Administration. Salaries: 100,000 and above.