Orange East Supervisory Union

Bradford , Vermont

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Job Description

Orange East Supervisory Union welcomes applications for the position of Chief Operations Officer/Business Manager. Experience with Vermont public school finance and the ability to work with others are highly desired. The OESU Central Office and board are hoping to find that special person who can bring both interpersonal and professional skills into our welcoming work place and they are committed to providing a compensation package that acknowledges the significant contribution the described candidate will bring to our organization.

Job Purpose
The Business Manager administers, manages, and maintains the financial and logistical affairs of school districts and the OESU so as to provide the best educational support services within available resources. The Business Manager acts as an advisor to school board on all matters relating to business and financial affairs and provides oversight and direction. The Business Manager ensures that the business and financial practices of the Supervisory Union and member schools are in compliance with State and Federal laws and regulations as well as local policies.

Essential Job Functions
Budget Development
  • Responsible for the overall budget formulation and long-range financial planning. Develops statistical, financial, and management information for use in planning and decision making.
  • With input from the School Principals, Program Directors, Human Resources Director and the Superintendent, formulates District budgets which are focused on students and keep within Board guidance.
  • Presents budgets to the school boards for their consideration and approval.
  • Explains per pupil spending, tax rates, and any applicable spending penalties to the Boards.
  • Assists the Board Chairs with the development of presentations for Informational Hearings.
  • Participates in all budget related Board meetings.
  • Collaborates with OESU personnel and school districts, as needed, to assure efficient, accurate and effective accounting practices in accordance with Federal and State laws.
  • Responsible for acquisition, installation, and maintenance of fiscal management software and hardware.
  • Establishes and maintains efficient procedures and effective controls for all expenditures of school funds in accordance with adopted budgets, district policies, and State and Federal regulations.
  • Collaborates and coordinates financial affairs with OESU administration team (Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources Director, and Director of Student Services).
  • Collaborates and supports an OESU comprehensive Risk Management system.
  • Provides the skills needed to apply for and administer grants.
  • Responsible for management of business office personnel.
  • Responsible for the oversight of the annual audit process.
Contract Management
  • Responsible to establish annual contracts for financial audits, tax anticipation notes, workers compensation, unemployment and liability and property insurance for school districts.
  • Responsible for the effective and efficient procedures in formulating and negotiating financial and property service contracts with vendors and consultants
  • Acts as purchasing agent for school boards and establishes procedures for the purchase of goods and services for school districts.
  • Job Category : Administrator > Business/Finance
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Orange East Supervisory Union is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

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