Springfield Missouri, R-12

Job Title: Director III, Business Services
Reports to: Deputy Superintendent, Operations
Work Schedule/FLSA Status: 12 months per year, Exempt
Tenure Track: No
Social Security Contribution: Required
Salary: Administrator Salary Schedule - A140

Purpose Statement
The Springfield, Missouri Public School District is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Director III, Business Services. This position will begin July 1, 2020 or earlier, based upon availability.

The Springfield School District is Missouri’s largest public school district and has built a reputation of academic excellence based on the outstanding performance of our students and schools. About 25,000 students attend 36 elementary schools, an intermediate school, 9 middle schools, 5 high schools, and a variety of alternative education and choice programs.

This position is responsible for supervising the preparation and submission of all school system financial reports and budgets to the Deputy Superintendent-Operations; and providing leadership for improving fiscal responsibilities, budget preparation, and financial supervision to the department through cross-departmental collaborations. The Director of Business Services ensures that Federal and State laws and procedures are followed and supported by using best accounting practices and budgetary guidelines. Assignments require analytical thinking and extensive independent judgement. Performs advanced level administrative financial work under executive level direction. Directs and supervises the work of the Business Services team including Debt Management, Investments, Financial Reporting, Budget, Accounts Payable, Cash Receipting, Fixed Assets, Project Accounting, Payroll, Purchasing Card Administration, Audit, Grant Financial Management, Bond Compliance, and supporting the work of school leaders and operations teams.

Essential Job Functions
Develops long-range and short-term objectives while leading and developing theBusiness Services team.
Ensures the uniform, and consistent recording and reporting of all fiscal transactionsin accordance with accepted standards as prescribed by federal and state laws,accounting principles, and regulations prescribed by the Missouri Department ofElementary and Secondary Education. Oversees the preparation of various financialstatements and their dissemination.
Formulates and recommends changes and additions to policies and proceduresrelating to functional activities.
Directs the administration of all functions relating to the operations including cashmanagement, investments, accounts payable, financial reporting and transactions,payroll, fixed assets, grant management, purchasing card program, financialreporting, and audit activities.
Ensures internal controls are established, maintained and documented in compliancewith organizational directives.
 Communicates and collaborates with internal and external personnel (e.g. other administrators, auditors, public agencies, community members, etc.) for the purpose of implementing, enhancing, and/or maintaining services and programs.
 Directs department operations, the maintenance of services and the implementation of new programs and/or processes for the purpose of providing services within established timeframes and in compliance with related requirements.
 Facilitates and/or participates in a variety of meetings (e.g. workshops, inter and intra district committees, community and public agencies, seminars, conferences, etc.) for the purpose of conveying and gathering information regarding a wide variety of subjects required to carry out administrative responsibilities.
 Guides development of systems, procedures and evaluation of programs for the purpose of supporting leaders in meeting the educational needs of students.
 Manages a wide variety of programs for the purpose of ensuring District compliance with established guidelines.
 Monitors budget allocations, expenditures, fund balances and related financial activities for the purpose of ensuring that allocations are accurate, revenues are recorded, expenses are within budget limits and fiscal practices are followed.
 Performs personnel functions (e.g. interviewing, evaluating, supervising, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining adequate staffing, enhancing productivity of personnel and achieving objectives within budget.
 Prepares a wide variety of often complex materials (e.g. plans, budgets, funding requests, reports, analyses, recommendations, procedures, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities and issues, meeting compliance requirements, providing audit references, making presentations, and providing supporting materials for requested actions.
 Presents a wide variety of topics related to administrative responsibilities (e.g. financial information, overviews of programs/services, policies and procedures, etc.) for the purpose of providing general information, training others, and implementing actions.
 Researches a wide variety of topics for the purpose of developing new programs/services, ensuring program compliance with established requirements, securing general information and responding to requests.
 Performs other related duties as required/assigned.


Education and Experience
 Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university.
 School business experience required
 Job experience with increasing levels of responsibility preferred.

Certificates, Licenses and Other Special Requirements
 Must pass a Criminal Background Clearance.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
 Knowledge of algebra and/or geometry; review and interpret highly technical information, write technical materials, and speak persuasively to implement desired actions; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions.
Knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of thejob include: pertinent laws, codes, policies, and regulations; personnel processes;standard business practices; program planning and development; and concepts ofgrammar and punctuation.
Skill to perform multiple, technical tasks with a need to routinely upgrade skills inorder to meet changing job conditions.
Skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job,including: operating standard office equipment including using a variety of softwareapplications; planning and managing projects; and preparing and maintainingaccurate records.
Ability to read technical information, compose a variety of documents, and facilitategroup discussions.
Ability to analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions.
Ability to schedule a number of activities, meetings, and events; gather, collate, andclassify data; and use job-related equipment.
Ability to work with others under a wide variety of circumstances; working with datautilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using definedmethods.
Ability to work with a significant diversity of individuals and groups; work with dataof widely varied types and purposes; and utilize job-related equipment.
Ability to analyze issues and create action plans.
Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with internal and externalstakeholders.
Ability to apply critical thinking/problem solving to improve work processes.

Working Conditions & Physical Requirements
Work environment is primarily inside, where the noise and temperature levels aremoderate.
The work is sedentary and requires exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally ornegligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull orotherwise move objects, including the human body.
Must possess the physical ability to work primarily with fingers, perceive the natureof sounds, make rational decisions through sound logic and deductive processes,express or exchange ideas by the spoken word, substantial movements (motions)with the hands, wrists, and fingers, and discern letters or numbers at a givendistance.
Additionally, the following physical abilities are required: grasping, handling, hearing,kneeling, manual dexterity, mental acuity, reaching, repetitive motion, speaking,talking, and visual acuity.

Interested individuals can go to www.spsjobs.org and apply to be considered.

The School District of Springfield, R-12 is an equal opportunity employer participating in the E-Verify program