Chief Business Officer for a Leading Charter School Organization

Area : Memphis, TN

Description : Our client is a leading charter school organization dedicated to transforming the face of public education in historically under-served areas. They are seeking a Chief Business Officer to lead all non-academic operations within the organization. The candidate will ensure the delivery of high-performance operational services and capacity building required to support the organization's operational and financial goals.

This is an in-person position located in Memphis, Tennessee. 

Responsibilities:
- Lead operational excellence in non-academic operations (e.g., facilities, finance, IT, safety, transportation, after school programming, compliance, purchasing, risk management)
- Coach and develop 16 direct reports in IT/Facilities and Operations
- Ensure processes are in place to monitor compliance to federal, state, and local regulations/requirements for financial and school operations (e.g. authorizer requirements)
- Work with school administrators, staff members, and department heads to develop and maintain school and home office budgets
- Manage procurement and vendor relationships
- Drive improvement and innovation in critical areas of school operations by increasing efficiency and effectiveness
- Solve organizational and school-level financial and operational issues
- Partner with the local district on financial and operational initiatives and requests
- Develop and execute the organization’s long term financial strategy
- Plan, organize, and direct budget development and control of school funds; ongoing budget analysis, monitoring, and reporting of categorical programs and special projects, including grants
- Actively collaborate with the Organizational Leadership team to shape the future success of the organization
- Ensure effective operation of systems for data collection/reporting (e.g., student information systems, attendance tracking, asset management, special programs tracking, payroll, HRIS, contacts database)
- Produce regional budget reports that highlight monthly, quarterly, and annual financial performance and forecast regional financial projections
- Develop and implement KPIs to measure and track team performance
- Lead region-wide management of legal affairs, insurance, and other risk management strategies

Requirements:
- 8+ years of work experience in a fast-paced, highly analytical professional environment.  The ideal candidate will have a track record of success in charter school management, management consulting, financial services, corporate strategy, operations, or a successful start-up company
- 4+ years of experience managing and leading high-level projects in a professional environment
- Bachelor’s degree required; Graduate degree (MBA, MPP, etc.) preferred
- A demonstrated passion for improving K-12 public education; experience in public education preferred
- Knowledge of and comfort with complex financial data and building financial models
- Experience with change management and talent management, with emphasis on training and coaching others
- Strong project management and facilitation skills
- Ability to develop and implement internal systems and processes to increase effectiveness and efficiency across multiple functions
- High level of personal responsibility and drive towards ambitious goals
- Humility, sense of humor, and a rock-solid commitment to the organization’s mission and the communities they serve

 

Published : May 13, 2022

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