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Senior Manager of Operations

Inspira Futures

Inspira Futures

United States
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

About Inspira Education

Inspira Education is one of the fastest-growing edtech startups in the US. As the world’s leading network of top admissions consultants in medical, legal, business, and college studies, we’re building software and services in one place—disrupting long-entrenched institutions with products and experiences that strive to provide an equal platform for candidates from diverse backgrounds worldwide. We help college applicants and parents with the highest quality content, tutoring, and advising services for their college and graduate school applications.

We believe that diversity drives learning. To meet our mission, we encourage, support, and celebrate different ideas, perspectives, and backgrounds. As a fully distributed (remote) team, we challenge one another to find the most effective way to empower learners, teachers, and parents. Your name, race, religion, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and age are not barriers; they are why we want to work with you. We invite talented and creative candidates who value the importance of nurturing a student’s boundless curiosity to join us on this journey.

We operate globally across five brands - Inspira Futures, Inspira Advantage, Quad Education, Juris Education, and Foundation Learning. As one of the fastest growing edtech firms in the world, we are backed by some of the leading venture capital firms and investors in the world including Craft Ventures, Jeff Fluhr (Founder of Stubhub), David Sacks (Former COO of PayPal and Founder of Yammer), Kygo (World renowned DJ), among others.

The Role

The Senior Manager of Operations at Inspira Education plays a crucial and strategic leadership role, overseeing the operations of acquired companies and contributing significantly to the M&A due diligence process. This role demands strong oversight, operational excellence, and effective leadership to ensure the successful integration and management of newly acquired entities. The Senior Manager of Operations will collaborate closely with diverse teams to provide guidance, and coaching, and foster performance growth and efficiency across the organization. This role can be located anywhere in the United States or Canada.


  • Lead the execution of operational strategies across acquired companies, ensuring alignment with Inspira’s overall strategic objectives
  • Participate in the due diligence process for mergers and acquisitions, evaluating potential acquisitions and integrating them into the Inspira framework
  • Develop and implement processes to ensure high standards of operational efficiency, quality, and regulatory compliance across all managed entities
  • Provide exceptional leadership to operational teams, promoting Inspira’s culture, values, and behaviors to drive improvement in client satisfaction and employee engagement, retention, and performance across the organization
  • Oversee and manage various projects to enhance operational performance, collaborating with finance, HR, and marketing teams as needed
  • Continuously assess current processes and identify opportunities for improvement to enhance departmental functions and overall efficiency
  • Utilize systems, analytics, and data to track and improve performance, driving commercial outcomes and measuring the impact of initiatives.


  • Experienced multi-site operator responsible for managing acquired small businesses within the education sector. Proven track record of delivering high-quality services in a regulated environment
  • Bachelor's degree in a related academic discipline required, or additional related work experience (Master's degree preferred)
  • 6+ years’ of related work experience in operations or comparable management and supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated ability to drive customer, client, and employee satisfaction while achieving year-over-year growth
  • Confident decision-maker with a proven ability to support change and drive innovation. Secure understanding of the complex relationship between business, commerce, and service excellence within regulated educational organizations
  • Ability to develop and implement guidelines and integrate effectively to achieve success
  • Skilled in planning and delivering strategy, utilizing systems and analytics, digital technology, and data to identify actions to turn around and improve performance
  • Capable of driving commercial outcomes and measuring the impact of initiatives and work-streams
  • Experience in developing high-performing teams, with a successful track record of supporting effective regulatory compliance, quality improvement, innovation, and service excellence
  • Strong communication skills, capable of building relationships both internally and externally and maintaining trust and collaboration
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and willingness to go above and beyond to achieve organizational goals

Why you’ll love Inspira

  • Amazing people with a great vision and values
  • Remote-first team across the US and Canada
  • 100% coverage on health, vision, and dental coverage
  • Flexible Paid-time Off
  • Learning and Development Budget for Employees
  • Retirement Savings Plans
  • Diversity and inclusion programs that promote employee resource groups like OWN (Outreach Women's Network), AAPI, Rainbow (LGBTQIA+), Gender+, LatinX, Black Excellence, Disability Community, and Veterans

Interested in learning more about Inspira Education, please visit https://www.inspiraeducationgroup.com/.

Inspira Education Group does not discriminate based on race, sex, color, religion, age, national origin, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other reason prohibited by law in providing employment opportunities and benefits.