About Chelsea Public Schools:
The Chelsea Public Schools (CPS) is a gateway school system that welcomes and educates all students and families. In CPS, we believe all children are capable of achieving their personal best by ensuring a safe and supportive environment for school and classroom environments. The school system educates over 6,200 students in 11 schools, including a pre-K-1st grade school, 4 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, a virtual school, and 2 high schools. CPS is a culturally responsive school district. We believe that students learn best when they are engaged in meaningful relationships that fosters and promotes high expectations and risk taking. We are a district of multilingual students where languages are an asset to student development and growth. More information about CPS can be found on our website at www.chelseaschools.com/cps.
Statement of Duties
Position is responsible for administering the business affairs of the District, including, but not limited to, developing and managing the annual budget, supervising revenue and expense administration and payroll, and overseeing purchase requisitions. Employee is required to perform all similar or related duties.
The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various type of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
Bachelor’s degree in business administration or a related field and from three up to five years of experience in school finance or municipal finance or any equivalent combination of education and experience required.
Licensed as School Business Manager by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, or eligible for licensure. Certification as Massachusetts Certified Public Purchasing Official (MCPPO) required within three years of date of hire.
Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of public accounting and auditing principles, practices and procedures. Thorough knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) standards, and applicable Massachusetts General Laws, regarding finance and procurement. Knowledge of District budgetary functions. Knowledge of best practices in grants management. Thorough knowledge of District policies, procedures, and operations.
Abilities: Ability to analyze and interpret financial data and to present findings clearly. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with District and City management and staff, funding agencies, vendors, and other governmental representatives. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Ability to respect and preserve confidentiality. Ability to train and supervise employees effectively. Ability to resolve conflict in a calm and constructive manner. Ability to develop or revise policies and procedures to improve District operations. Ability to act in a collaborative manner when working and making decisions.
Skill: Excellent skills in the use of personal computers and software including financial software, word processing, and spreadsheet applications in support of District operations. Excellent organizational, time management, and analytical skills. Strong commitment to excellence in customer service. Analytical skills to assess current performance and improve processes. Attention to detail.
Terms: This is a non-union position, 40 hours per week, year round position, and 215 days work year.
To Apply: Submit all applications materials via TalentE.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
Chelsea Public Schools 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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