Compliance Operations Coordinator

Higher Ground Education
July 28, 2022
Jacksonville, FL
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About Higher Ground Education

At Higher Ground Education , we're driven by a deep desire to bring about widespread change in education today. To meet the needs of today's students and to bring about true progress in the world around us, we need an education model that fosters independence and develops competent, capable, action-oriented thinkers and change agents. We believe that the key to international education reform lies in modernizing and mainstreaming the hugely impactful Montessori pedagogy.

Since our founding in 2016, we have opened over 100 beautiful schools across the U.S. serving students from birth through high school. We have also launched an innovative training organization to fuel our growth. We're on track to open 30 schools in the next 12 months, and plan to continue opening 20+ per year.

About the Role

Higher Ground is bringing on a Compliance Operations Coordinator to help define and support our compliance operations as we grow and quickly expand to new states. This is a critical role on our team, and we're looking for an individual who is knowledgeable and experienced in topics related to Compliance, Health and Safety and someone who is operations oriented and effective at creating processes and systems that ensure ongoing compliance. If you're excited about working in an entrepreneurial environment and solving problems to drive widespread change in education, this role is for you.

The Compliance Operations Coordinator will work directly with our Vice President of School Operations and our Compliance Operations Manager to ensure all schools remain in good standing and follow critical health and safety practices. This individual will:

  • Build relationships with school leaders and local licensing officials
  • Provide ongoing compliance support to schools across the country serving children ages 0-18
  • Conduct regular audits and internal reviews to ensure existing schools are well prepared for regulatory inspections
  • Respond to licensing enforcement actions and work directly with campuses to resolve
  • Meet ambitious deadlines and execute compliance related processes and follow through on all licensing requirements for things like change of directors, annual license renewals, waiver requests, and new classroom openings
  • Stay apprised of all changes in licensing requirements and provide research and guidance on state and local regulations
  • Define, create resources, and operationalize key health and safety practices for schools at all program levels
  • Lead small and large group trainings on topics related to compliance, health and safety

Our Ideal Candidate Will Possess:

  • 3+ year's experience in a school leader role in a licensed child care or preschool or similar experience
  • Extensive experience managing compliance topics for a school
  • Extensive experience managing health and safety related topics for a school
  • Ability to own projects independently and meet deadlines
  • Excellent writing skills, particularly related to developing processes and guidelines
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to build relationships outside the organization
  • Customer service mentality and positive outlook
  • Excited to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Passion for and alignment with our mission

We'd really love to talk to you if you have...

  • Experience working with both 0-6 years and elementary, middle and high school populations in the realm of health and safety
  • Previous experience working within a state child care licensing office or similar role
  • Expertise in Oregon regulations


We offer:

  • Fully remote work based in or around the central time zone
  • A competitive salary
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Paid time off and paid holidays
  • 100% tuition discount for two children at any school within our network
  • A network of supportive peers and mentors who regularly share best practices
  • Career growth and promotion opportunities

Want to get to know us better? Check out:

  • The Higher Ground Story:
  • The Higher Ground Mission:
  • Facebook: highergroundeducation
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