Scituate Public Schools
Employment Opportunities


Administrative Office
Scituate Public Schools
Scituate, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 4125096 Application Deadline: February 17, 2023
Posted: January 13, 2023 Starting Date: July 1, 2023

Job Description
Job Summary

The Director of Business and Finance shall be directly responsible to the Superintendent for general direction and supervision. He/she shall function as the immediate representative of the Superintendent in matters relating to the financial and business administration of the school system and to the school system’s physical plant. He/she shall work within the policies of the School Committee for the purpose of facilitating and promoting the economical use of all resources under the jurisdiction of the School Committee. In addition, he/she shall maintain an effective relationship between the system’s business operations and the objectives and needs and the system’s services and educational program.

Up to $160,000 plus benefits based on experience & qualifications

Responsibilities and Duties

• Direct long-term fiscal planning in terms of the community’s financial needs; utilize systems analysis, and include the concept of planning-programming-budgeting-evaluating systems to all aspects of financial planning, in order to provide the district with the best educational experience for each dollar spent or resource used.

• Construct budget documents and responsible for their implementation.

Purchasing and Supply Management

• Responsible for all purchasing, including equipment and supplies for new buildings as well as for existing buildings; consider the educational implications associated with each purchasing decision, and prepare suitable specifications and standards and use good purchasing principles and procedures.

• MCPPO Preferred

• MSBA Core Program Experience Preferred

• Supervise the operation of the school bus fleet to ensure safe, economical transportation for pupils.

Operation and Maintenance of Plant
• Responsible through the Facilities Manager for operating and maintaining facilities which will assure maximum educational utility as well as a healthful, comfortable and safe environment for pupils, teachers and the public.

• Work with Scituate’s Building Commission on new construction and renovations to existing school buildings as well as equipping these facilities.

Accounting and Reporting
• Establish and supervise the accounting system necessary to provide school officials, administration and the School Committee with accurate financial facts as the basis for formulating policies and decisions.

• Experience with MUNIS preferred

Office Management
• Establish procedures for recordkeeping and maintain all records for the Business Office

• Supervise clerical personnel in the Business Office

• Responsible for the supervision of the payroll system

• Responsible for the proper completion and submission of state and federal reports

• Experience with supervision and evaluation of personnel

Food Services
• Responsible through the Head Manager, Food Services for the operation of the school food service, by providing nutritional menus, sanitary facilities and efficient management in the operation of the school lunch programs

Community Service
• Schedule the school facilities for community activities

Maintenance of Grounds
• Work with the Department of Public Works to ensure the proper upkeep of school buildings and grounds

• Participate as a representative of the School Committee in negotiations with all school employee bargaining groups

Business Operations Manual
• Develop, implement and maintain a School Business Operations Manual

• Perform such additional responsibilities and duties as designated by the Superintendent of Schools
• Reports to the Superintendent of Schools.
• Provides direct supervision for the Facilities Manager, Transportation Coordinator, Food Service Director and the Business Office staff
• 3 – 5 years relevant experience preferred.
• Salary to be determined.

• Bachelor’s Degree required with a substantial background in business administration

• MCPPO Preferred

• Massachusetts Certification as a School Business Administrator

• Competency in establishing office routines; ability to work well with others; and understanding and appreciation for the education process

• Knowledge of budgeting and budgeting practices; basic knowledge of building construction; familiarity with maintenance and the ability to establish maintenance programs

• Knowledge and experience with data processing systems and how they relate to school business management—ie. budget, financial reporting, attendance, grade reporting, scheduling, payroll, inventories, etc.

• Experience with MSBA Core Program Preferred

• Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the School Committee may find appropriate and acceptable

• Employment based on a successful completion of a CORI background check.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1
Salary: Up to $160,000 Per Year

Equal Opportunity Employer
The Scituate Public Schools have a commitment to maintaining an educational environment and workplace where bigotry and intolerance, including discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, homeless status or disability are not tolerated and where any form of intimidation, threat, coercion and/or harassment that insults the dignity of others and interferes with their freedom to learn or work is unacceptable.

Job Requirements
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Master degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
    This employer has requested that all applicants answer the following questions. It is highly recommended that you type any essays in a word processing program, save them, and then paste them on the proceeding job application page.
    1. Do you currently hold or are you eligible for a Massachusetts DESE School Business Administrator License?
    Brief Response (Answer limited to 200 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information
    William Burkhead, Superintendent
    606 Chief Justice Cushing Hwy
    Scituate, Massachusetts 02066
    Phone: 781-545-8759
    Fax: 781-545-6291