Chief Financial & Operations Officer- Oak Park, MI

Posted By: Aliya Chaney Career Center ,

School District:  Oak Park School District
City/State:  Oak Park, Michigan
Where to Apply:
Position Open Until:  4/19/2021

Job Description:

SALARY: $130,000 - $137,000

BENEFITS: Comprehensive Benefits Package; health, dental, vision, supplemental life, long term disability

SCHEDULE: Full-year work schedule, including 18 paid holidays and 20 paid vacation days

DESCRIPTION: The Chief Financial & Operations Officer (C.F.O.O.) is a Superintendent's cabinet-level/executive leadership position directly responsible to the Superintendent for the overall financial operations of the district, including development and maintenance of annual budget and long-range financial planning. This position is currently named listed on the MDE critical shortage list. The C.F.O.O. has a central role in the district's planning and analysis of current programs, support systems and expenditures as outlined by the District's mission, vision and goals. This position is instrumental in relationship building with a number of directors and operations of multiple third-party partners to create a collaborative and high functioning district. The specific departments that the C.F.O.O. leads and supports are the business office, custodial, maintenance & security (D.M. Burr), facilities, transportation (First Student), food service (Chartwells) and various companies related to capital projects. The Oak Park School District is looking for a C.F.O.O. who is intrinsically motivated; who has a deep desire to grow professionally; who believes children deserve to learn in an environment that is the least restrictive with the highest level of cultural competence; possesses a strong work-ethic; who is committed to providing children with boundless opportunities; and who understands that initiative, rigor and grit are essential to educational leadership and the success of a C.F.O.O. in the 21st Century.

QUALIFICATIONS: Required Education/Certification Bachelor's degree in Business Administration (Accounting/Finance). Master's degree or Certified Public Accountant (C.P.A.) preferred. Possess or be eligible to receive Chief School Business Official Certification. Possess a high degree and history of honesty, integrity, and character. Preferred Experience A minimum of five (5) years of successful administrative and leadership experience in a public education school district in the area of school business, with knowledge and understanding of school finance and laws. Demonstrated skills as a high energy, committed administrative leader. Ability to work effectively with various employee groups. Strong interpersonal skills. Exceptional ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing. Knowledge and experience in use of appropriate technology applications to support finance services and presentations. Experience in supervising and evaluating employees. Ability to resolve problems and address complaints. Ability to draft presentations and effectively present information to administrators, public groups/community and board of education. Demonstrated experience managing a bond and large capital projects from inception to completion.

GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for budget development, administration and long range financial and facilities planning for the District. Assist the Superintendent and staff to analyze financial and educational issues and opportunities and develop strategies to improve daily operations. Prepare and oversee the preparation of District financial reports, ensuring that report formats meet all reporting requirements. Interpret and communicate financial issues of the District to the Board of Education, staff and community. Implement and maintain effective internal controls safeguarding District assets and resources. Develop and oversee the capital improvement plan for all school facilities, building construction projects and all bond projects. Participate on the District bargaining team for all bargaining units. Prepare all bidding documents, tabulations and reports. Supervise the business, construction, transportation, food service, custodial, maintenance, and security operations. Manage the custodial, maintenance, security, transportation, and food service contracts. Manage and evaluate all employees assigned to the Business and Operations Department. Manage the District's risk management insurance programs. Attend all board meetings and prepare reports for the Board of Education. Participate in county and state organizations to stay abreast of school finance reform and other District-related issues. Oversee multi-year oversight of bond opportunities and all capital projects. Remain proactive in the safety and security of district facilities from the security of personnel to building grounds, parking lots and overall facility maintenance.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:  Fiscally support the district to deliver programs that meets the educational needs of each student. Adhere to all state and federal compliance laws as it relates to the Business and Operations Department. Communicate with colleagues and school community members in a manner consistent with Board policy and school expectations. Assist in planning, documenting and managing materials and resources that are consistent with district expectations. Provide employee supervision, which ensures safety (both physically and emotionally) and high expectations for productivity and integrity. Demonstrate time management of multiple projects district-wide. Maintain a physical and emotional environment that is well-organized and focused on the District's mission, vision and goals.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: The Oak Park School District is committed to equal employment opportunities in all aspects of employment, including recruitment, selection, training, promotion, and retention of staff. The Board is committed to maintaining a learning/working environment in which all individuals are treated with dignity and respect, free from discrimination and harassment. There will be no tolerance for discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, genetic information, disability, age, or any other illegal grounds.