The Chief Business Officer (CBO) provides district-wide leadership in the following areas:
Plans, organizes, manages and directs the activities and operations of the Business Services division.
Prepares and monitors the annual district budget consistent with district goals and objectives; applicable laws, codes and ordinances; and, professional accounting standards.
Analyzes new State and Federal legislation to determine impact on new or existing programs.
Prepares financial forecasts, reports, and recommendations to the Superintendent and Board of Trustees, including comprehensive financial data covering all aspects of school finance.
Plans for and supervises the long and short-range building and construction needs of the district; and supervises the acquisition, development and disposition of district real properties.
Provides advice and counsel to the Superintendent, Board of Trustees, Cabinet, Leadership Team, site administrators and others on all matters relating to business services functions of the district.
Reviews all contracts, agreements and negotiations for legal form and maintains records covering insurance policies and programs of the district.
Serves as a resource in the collective bargaining process.
The successful candidate will have:
A bachelor's degree or equivalent training in business, public administration or an appropriate field; advanced business degrees are preferred.
Five years of increasingly responsible experience in business administration, preferably in a public or school environment.
An understanding of basic school district accounting and administration.
A knowledge of planning and organization of business, finance and capital construction functions of a school district.
Exemplary communication skills and a demonstrated ability to write and verbally present clear and concise financial and related reports.
A sound knowledge of school finance, school law, contract law, and budget development/forecasting.
Knowledge of the application of data processing techniques.
A proven competence in facilities planning and management.
Experience which demonstrates an ability to anticipate courses of action and to make clear recommendations to the Superintendent and Board of Trustees based on sound educational and fiscal consideration.
Strong interpersonal skills demonstrated by the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships.