North Adams Public Schools

North Adams , Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 2879268
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : January 3, 2018
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Job Goal: The Business Manager is responsible for managing and controlling the financial affairs and selected ancillary service functions of the School District. As required, he/she is expected to prepare and present pertinent financial information to the School Committee for their active consideration in their policy making role.

Supervision: Reports to Superintendent.

This is a salaried position commensurate with experience and qualifications and is regionally competitive.

Performance Responsibilities:

1. Responsible for maintaining all business and financial records according to District policy/requirements, in compliance with Massachusetts state laws and, when applicable, federal regulations.
2. Manages the financial affairs of the school system, including the handling of all funds, payroll, purchasing, accounting, budget development and implementation, the monitoring and control of expenditures, insurance and administrative technology.
3. Be knowledgeable of new developments and trends, State and Federal programs, and legislation applicable to education and personnel management and employee relations.
4. Responsible for generating budgets for the School Committee's approval for the operation of the District.
5. Functions as purchasing agent for the District. As purchasing agent, is responsible for developing proper purchasing procedures, preparing required specifications, compliance with State Procurement regulations and executing contracts on behalf of the District.
6. Responsible for approving all invoices for payment and assuring, where appropriate, that all such invoices are properly processed in accordance with the applicable regulatory requirements.
7. Supervises the accounts payable and payroll offices and other Central Office functions as deemed necessary by the Superintendent.
8. Responsible for the auditing of internal accounts on an annual basis. Also responsible for compliance to Single Year Audit requirements.
9. Responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate and appropriate business and data records.
10. Responsible for the Administrative technology as it applies to overall administrative functions such as Financial Management System and administrative office technology.
11. Responsible for preparing and, where appropriate, presenting any financial reports or information data on any aspect of business operations for the Superintendent and/or the School Committee.
12. Participates with the administrative team in the development and promulgation of Personnel Policy and Regulations of the District.
13. Responsible for monitoring and auditing all expenditures for the purpose of reducing any unnecessary expenditure (even though they may have met all other criteria for approval).
14. As required, provides proper guidance to administrative personnel in the fundamentals of sound fiscal management and budgetary controls.
15. Monitors and oversees the employee benefit program.
16. Serve as the school department’s prime liaison in the administration of business matters with the City departments.
17. Assist the Superintendent of Schools in the development of long-range plans for the maintenance, construction, and renovation of school buildings.
18. Performs such other tasks as may from time to time be assigned by the Superintendent and/or the School Committee.

The Committee's policy of nondiscrimination will extend to students, staff, the general public, and individuals with whom it does business; No person shall be excluded from or discriminated against in admission to a public school of any town or in obtaining the advantages, privileges, and courses of study of such public school on account of age, race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or homelessness.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Administrator > Business/Finance
  • Welcome TO North Adams Public Schools!

    The mission of the North Adams Public Schools is to help every child learn every day in every classroom and empower all students to recognize and optimize their full potential. As part of a multi-year district improvement strategy, the district and school administration have identified four priority areas for implementation in 2016-2017, including:

    Curriculum and Instruction
    Assessment and Use of Data to Inform Instruction
    Family and Community Engagement
    Improving Communication and Professional Collaboration

    North Adams Public Schools consists of three elementary schools and a comprehensive high school.

    The newest remodeled school is Colegrove Park Elementary School, which opened in January of 2016. This school was remodeled to maintain its rich historical character while also creating educational spaces for student collaboration, independent work and study. The mission of Colegrove Park Elementary School is to promote high expectations for student achievement with instruction designed to meet the needs of all learners.

    Brayton Elementary School promotes student learning of values, knowledge and skills to meet 21st Century academic and behavioral expectations. This preparation for the future by students at Brayton occurs in partnership with families. Brayton staff, students and families support and are supported by the Golden Rule:
    "Treat others the way you want to be treated."

    Greylock Elementary School seeks to promote a love of learning that develops into a lifelong pursuit of new knowledge. Through deep understanding, students can apply their knowledge to solve complex problems for improving the community. At Greylock students are expected to “Give their best.” It is stressed that students come to school every day ready to learn.

    At Drury High School, the entire school community facilitates a student-centered learning environment characterized by equity, personalization, collaboration, and engagement. Drury High School is a comprehensive college preparatory school program including fine and performing arts, advanced Mathematics, Science, English language arts, Social Studies, early college credit opportunities at regional institutions of higher education, work based and service learning, a full competitive athletics program, and health and physical education programs to promote lifelong wellness.

    North Adams Public Schools offers a Prekindergarten Program located at Johnson School in North Adams. Our program is integrated with special education students as well as typical students. The Program includes arts and crafts projects, themed units, fine and gross motor skill development, whole group and small group academic activities, singing, dramatic play and social skill development.

    The educational opportunities in North Adams Public Schools afford all students a rigorous curriculum and innovative learning experience to prepare your child to achieve their future goals. Learn more about us...

    Job Requirements

    • Required: Bachelor degree in Business Administration or higher and (10) years experience in finance, preferably some in a school or municipal setting. Licensed by DESE as a School Business Administrator.

      Posting shall remain until filled.

      Please submit a district application (found on our website on the employment page) along with cover letter, resume, transcripts, letters of recommendation and any other documents you feel necessary to:
      North Adams Public Schools
      Attn: Charlene Volff
      37 Main Street, Suite 200
      North Adams, MA 01247
      You may also fax your documents to 413-776-1685 or email to
    • Citizenship, residency OR WORK VISA IN United States required

    Contact Information

    • Charlene Volff , Office Support Specialist
    • 37 Main Street
    • Suite 200
    • North Adams, Massachusetts 01247
    • Phone: 413-776-1458
    • Fax: 413-776-1685
    • Email: click here

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