Director of COVID Re-entry Operations

  • School Operations and Support
  • Washington DC
  • Jun 28, 2021

Website CapitalCityPCS Capital City Public Charter School

An award-winning EL Education School in Washington, DC

Capital City is looking for innovative, experienced, and passionate staff members!


At Capital City, we challenge the status quo every day. Our staff are skilled, compassionate, solutions-oriented, and unwavering in their commitment to give children of all ages, all backgrounds, and all abilities the education they need to thrive. If you want to help prepare the next generation of changemakers, apply today!


This role is a 12-month position, which is exempt and therefore not eligible for overtime pay under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.


Why work at Capital City?

Work hard and achieve results, together! At Capital City, staff members work on collaborative teams that grapple with challenges, celebrate successes, and support and learn from one another.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion aren’t just buzzwords. We believe the diversity of our staff and the students we serve is our greatest asset. We take seriously the responsibility to achieve equity for our students and build a culture where staff engage in dialogue about race and work to build an inclusive culture.


About the Director of COVID Re-Entry Operations Position


The Director of COVID Re-entry Operations is a critical position for the functioning of the school as we plan for re-entry and recovery during the 2021-2022 school year. The Director of COVID Re-entry Operations reports to the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and works closely with the Director of Operations. The Director of COVID Re-entry Operations is responsible for continuous compliance with all aspects of the school’s reopening plan.


Capital City educates approximately 1,000 students from pre-kindergarten through high school.  Our Lower School, Middle School and High School are all located in our single building. Each school has its own principal and administrative team and is supported by centralized operations.


The Director of COVID Re-entry Operations is the primary point of contact for all employees, students and their families related to the identification of positive COVID-19 cases and is responsible for subsequent communication. The Director of COVID Re-entry Operations and their team are also responsible for answering questions from students, faculty, staff, and parents or legal guardians of students regarding the COVID-19 public health emergency and plans implemented by the school.


This will involve handling time-sensitive duties and tasks, as listed below, and ensuring all COVID re-entry safety policies are up-to-date, communicated and enforced. This job description provides an outline of the duties of the position, but there may be additional responsibilities as assigned by the COO.


Capital City considers this position to be crucial for our transition year from full distance learning in SY2020-21 through the re-entry and recovery expected in SY2021-22.  We do not expect this position to continue beyond the 2021-22 school year.


Responsibilities will include:


COVID Safety Operations Planning

Refine and implement the school’s COVID safety protocols for re-entry and recovery.  This will include, but not be limited to: building access controls (arrival and dismissal), classroom setup, transitions through the building, meal service, cleaning, COVID testing, isolation room management, contact tracing, and communications.
Review all available guidance from DC Department of Health (DC Health) and the DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) regarding K12 school reopening and stay up to date on any changes.
Ensure all mandatory reopening requirements are met.
Assist in quantifying and communicating trade-offs between risk mitigation measures and access to in-person learning.


COVID Safety Operations Team Management

Hire and manage a team of five Bilingual COVID Re-entry Operations Associates.
Coordinate with the Director of Operations to ensure all custodial and maintenance assignments are identified and completed.
Coordinate with the Director of Operations to ensure all personal protective equipment (PPE), cleaning supplies, and other relevant inventory is ordered and maintained.


Building Access Controls and Movement

Work with our three school principals to coordinate and understand student schedules (arrival, dismissal, meals, etc.) and to ensure scheduling complies with and supports safety guidelines.
Coordinate with Director of Operations, Out-of-School-Time Director, and three school principals to ensure a safe, socially-distanced arrival and dismissal system is properly staffed.
Oversee the arrivals team, ensuring social distancing is maintained outdoors and en route to classrooms.
Implement arrival time student symptoms identification health check (ASK, ASK, LOOK).
Implement a system to verify students entering the building are scheduled to be there that day and time, and that there are no health exclusion reasons for them to be denied entry (e.g., during a required quarantine period).
Ensure daily staff and visitor health screening is completed.
Ensure all necessary safety signage is in place.
Maintain excellent relationships with employees, students and their families.


Building Systems and Safety

Coordinate with Director of Operations to ensure:
Classrooms are arranged in compliance with social distancing guidelines.
Security team assignments are clear and implemented.
Cleaning and disinfecting procedures are followed.
PPE and hand-sanitizing equipment is reliably available in all rooms and at entrances.
HVAC system is operating as designed in all classrooms and offices.
Work with all staff to ensure everyone in the building follows mask wearing, social distancing and hygiene protocols.
Provide necessary COVID safety training sessions and materials for all staff.


COVID Testing Oversight & Management

Lead implementation of asymptomatic COVID-19 testing of students and staff as determined by Capital City, to be carried out by Bi-lingual COVID Re-entry Operations Associates.
Coordinate with the Compliance Manager and Registrar to collect all necessary COVID testing consent forms and track student eligibility for testing.
Respond to any reports of symptomatic students or staff, including use of Bi-lingual COVID Re-entry Operations Associates to staff isolation rooms.
Report any positive cases to DC Health and implement school’s contact tracing.
Coordinate with Family Engagement and Communications teams to implement communications protocols related to COVID-19 incidents.


Other duties as assigned


Desired Qualifications:


Minimum required qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree required.
Candidates must be highly organized, demonstrate meticulous attention to detail and display the ability to prioritize and multitask projects.
Experience should reflect at least five (5) years in direct leadership roles with a proven track record of successful project management and team leadership.
Logistics experience preferred.
Must be flexible and able to adjust to unexpected schedule changes, occasionally take on tasks outside of your normal routine and be able to quickly shift gears.
Candidates should be friendly, professional, and comfortable interacting with a variety of people including vendors, adults, parents or guardians, and students.
Strong and professional oral, written and email communication skills are required.
Prior office experience, including familiarity with office systems such as Google Suite, student databases, Microsoft Excel, and word processing is essential.
This position frequently requires the ability to lift and move heavy objects up to 50lbs.


Project management, logistics and team management experience required.  Spanish language skills preferred.


In addition to the above requirements, staff members must meet the requirements of all hires at Capital City including a criminal background check and a negative TB test.


About Our School

Capital City was founded in 2000 and currently serves a diverse population of nearly 1,000 students across PK-12th grade. We have been recognized as a model for social, emotional and academic development. Our program emphasizes a commitment to diversity and equity, a strong inclusion model and the integration of arts into the curriculum. We are a credentialed EL Education Mentor School ( in the national network of over 150 schools. Through this model, teachers craft long-term learning expeditions that connect learning to the real-world and incorporate projects, research, fieldwork, and service to support students in meeting rigorous standards. Learn more at


Capital City is an equal-opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, marital status, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, disability, or any other protected status. All employment decisions will be made solely on the basis of the individual’s qualifications as related to the requirements of the position being filled.
Compensation and Benefits:

Capital City offers a competitive salary and benefits package.


Competitive compensation.  The annual salary for this position is expected to be between $75,000 and $90,000 based on experience.


Benefits. Capital City invests in a comprehensive benefits package to support the happiness and well-being of staff at all stages of career and life. Benefits include the option of 100% of health insurance covered for full-time employees, up to 6% in retirement contributions paid by Capital City, preferred student admission for children of staff living in DC, and support for you and your family when needed.

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