Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Operations - Washington School District

District: 
School District of Washington

POSITION SUMMARY

The Assistant Superintendent is responsible for the administration of overall business operations of the District respective to their area, assigned departments, and community functions. The Assistant Superintendent serves as a member of the Superintendent’s Executive Team with a central role in District planning, analysis, efficiency efforts, and long-range planning. This role has a significant impact on the services provided by the organization.

SPHERE AND SCOPE OF INFLUENCE

The Assistant Superintendent assumes a leadership role representing the District in its efforts. The supervisory scope of the position includes evaluation responsibilities for individuals employed in the Assistant Superintendent’s department and leadership roles within the departments assigned to this role. The ability to collaborate with others is essential when developing short and long range plans to effectively and efficiently organize District operations and resources. The role of the Assistant Superintendent requires professional integrity, awareness of policy functions, and equitable procedural practices to ensure business is conducted in a professional and legal manner.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • ●  Maintains confidentiality of information gained through the performance of the position.
  • ●  Oversees and monitors the district budget.
  • ●  Analyzes, plans, organizes, and administers the District’s business affairs.
  • ●  Compiles necessary statistical data for the preparation of the fiscal budget.
  • ●  Develops and implements financial plans of action that assure compliance with district regulations and procedures, as well as State and Federal law.
  • ●  Oversees bidding procedures, transportation (contracted service), maintenance operations, and food service operations.
  • ●  Works closely with Human Resources to manage the District’s benefit and deduction programs (health, dental, life, disability, 403B, 457, and cafeteria plans)
  • ●  Ability to develop short and long-range plans and effectively organize and administer District support operations.
  • ●  Aligns resources with district goals and priorities through budget development and management.
  • ●  Assists in conducting studies on building capacity, enrollment, staff projections, staff utilization, and budgeting for needed personnel and other purposes.
  • ●  Directs the development of a comprehensive plan for the maintenance and renewal of District facilities.
  • ●  Assures that all bidding and business affairs are conducted in a legal and professional manner.
  • ●  Responsible for development and implementation of comprehensive plans for pupil transportation, procurement, food service operations, safety and business services.
  • ●  Assists with the development of levy and bond issues by providing financial information and supporting details to the superintendent and developing processes, information and materials related to such issues.
  • ●  Directs and supervises the district’s property and casualty insurance program to ensure the district’s assets are adequately insured.
  • ●  Manages the investment of District funds in a prudent manner that ensures maximum returns.
  • ●  Preparation and presentation of business services’ agenda items to the Board.

    OTHER DUTIES

  • 1. Additional duties necessary to supervise students, monitor events, or assist in an emergency situation.
    2. Attend and/or host events designed to bring the public into the District and/or educate stakeholders.
    3. Occasional or sporadic duties such as participating on an interview committee, covering a duty of a colleague, attending District events, etc.
    4. Participate in professional development activities and/or related work outside of the typical work day and/or school calendar.
    5. Report suspected abuse, neglect, discrimination, harassment, etc. as directed by Board Policy and otherwise required by law.

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

    Supervise students and or employees as required by the essential components of this position
    Supervision of office and department staff as well as assigned department leadership.

  • QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS ​(​Minimum educational requirements, licenses, skills and experience required as well as preferred options)
  • Specialist Degree or higher in educational administration or related
    Experience with building, departmental, and/or executive level school leadership Valid Missouri Superintendent’s Certification

    DISTRICT EXPECTATIONS

    All employees of the District are expected to adhere to the policies and regulations of the Board of Education, maintain appropriate certification and competencies necessary for the position, complete required training annually, and demonstrate the values of the District at all times. For information regarding policies, regulations, and values of the District, visit​ h​ ttp://www.washington.k12.mo.us/

    PHYSICAL, MENTAL, AND VISUAL DEMANDS

    The candidate should be able to move in and around the office, building, District buildings, and campus locations. The candidate needs to maintain consistent attendance in accordance with the attendance policy unless otherwise required by law. General functioning includes the ability to perform highly complex tasks and meet changing job conditions. This includes but not limited to, maintaining confidentiality as appropriate, clear communication both orally and in writing, utilization of District resources including District issued technology, and meeting multiple demands from people while interacting with students, staff, and the public are required to fulfill the essential job duties.

    ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

    Typical office environment

    This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. The work conditions and environment described is representative of those that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. The School District of Washington is an equal opportunity employer.

    Note: Critical features of this job are described above. They may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.