PRIMARY FUNCTION: Plans, organizes and directs the financial accounting, purchasing and operations of Food Services, Technology Services, Maintenance Department and general business functions of the District. Assists in the planning, coordination and supervision of all District operations. Develops and implements the District’s Facilities Master Plan, including developing and supervising construction projects that implement the plan. Database manager for the school district.
DIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE TO: Superintendent or his/her designee.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Plans, organizes and supervises work of the Business Services and Fiscal Division. Including budget preparation, controlling records, payroll record keeping and preparation. Accounts payable and receivable, purchasing, cafeteria accounting and all bookkeeping functions. Coordinates all aspects of the budget. Prepares proposed, tentative and final budgets. Provides salary data studies and analysis for both certificated and classified personnel. Makes estimates of revenues and expenditures. Works with the school principals, department heads and the Board of Education. Plans, organizes and directs the work of the Business Division. Ensures that procedures used are in compliance with District policies, regulations and Education Code requirements and that sound business practices are implemented. Directs all fiscal aspects of federal and state reimbursable projects. Develops budgets, issues memoranda on procedures, discusses and resolves issues with project developers and supervises preparation of related financial reports. Provides training for Business Division and Fiscal Services personnel in use of equipment and procedures. Maintains and oversees Food Services, Maintenance, Operations and Transportation, and Construction projects. Develops plans, including interim housing, for all phases of building renovations, repairs and construction. In both existing and new facilities, ensures District technology infrastructure, telecom and data connections are able to meet the demands of rapidly expanding demand for bandwidth. Makes maximum use of State, Federal and other technology funding including grant, e-rate, California Teleconnect Fund and other sources of funded projects. Responsible for monitoring district funds spent on workers’ compensation, employee benefits. Manages and, as appropriate for reporting or other purposes, integrates all District databases, including financial, student information, special programs (such as special education, migrant student tracking, and early childhood education). Performs other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of budgetary, accounting and fiscal procedures, policies and methods of a school district, including business law, basic financial analysis and research procedures and public finance administration. Knowledge of principals of management and supervision, office organization, equipment and procedures. Knowledge of computer systems. Ability to plan, organize, direct and coordinate financial program of the school district. Ability to conduct financial analyses, prepare complete and clear financial reports and prepare complete school district budget. Ability to instruct, train and supervise bookkeeping and clerical personnel. Ability to work closely with auditors in developing and maintaining accounting and business office procedures. Experience and knowledge in the area of real estate acquisition and pupil housing. Five years of increasingly responsible professional accounting or business management experience, involving the preparation of financial reports; preferably with a governmental agency. Two years experience in a cabinet or Director level supervisory capacity in a school district. Baccalaureate Degree in Business Administration or Accounting. Ability to work with the Department of the State Architect (DSA) and the Office of Public School Construction (OPSC). DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Graduate degree in Business Administration or Accounting. Understanding of state level funding for facilities under The Williams Settlement, Hardship and/or a combination of funding sources.
PHYSICAL EFFORT/WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Physical strength to perform the tasks that may be required of a ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE SUPERINTENDENT OF BUSINESS & OPERATIONS. These physical requirements include:
Physical and mental stamina to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position.
Manual dexterity sufficient to write, use the telephone and business machines.
Vision sufficient to read printed materials and computer screens.
Hearing sufficient to communicate in person and hold telephone conversations.
Speaking ability in an understandable voice with sufficient volume to be heard in normal conversational distances on the telephone and addressing groups.
Physical ability to push/pull, squat, twist, turn, bend and to reach overhead.
Physical mobility sufficient to move about the work environment (office, district, school site to site), drive an automobile and to respond to emergency situations.
Physical strength sufficient to lift 25 pounds.
Ability to sit for prolonged periods of time.
Mental acuity to collect and interpret data, evaluate, reason, define problems, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, make valid judgments.
Additional Salary Information: ASSOCIATE SALARY RANGE: $154,530- $180,432 Annually
ASSISTANT SALARY RANGE: $146,664- $166,835 Annually
(Plus a Master’s Degree or Doctorate Degree stipend)
(Plus a Master’s Degree or Doctorate Degree stipend)
Internal Number: Job No. 2122-464
About Alisal Union School District
The Alisal Union School District (AUSD) serves just under 8,300 students in twelve neighborhood K-6th grade schools (including preschool programs). Many of our over 400 certificated and 300 classified staff members are from the community and proudly serve it. The District is situated in East Salinas, California. Salinas has a large agricultural base with a significant number of farmworker and immigrant families who do their best for their children and families, working long days to also feed our city, state, and nation. Our demographics include:
94% LCFF Unduplicated Count
<1% each: African American, Asian, Filipino, Pacific Islander, two or more races
85% Qualify for Free/Reduced-Priced Meals (although All of our students get free meals)
75% English Learners
10% Students With Disabilities
100% amazing students/our country's future leaders
Because of our demographics, equity and cultural responsiveness are at the heart of what we do. Apart from a plethora of other rigorous academic programs and foci, we currently offer several forms of bilingual program offerings in nine of our schools, including a distri...ctwide dual immersion program. Our district's motto is "AUSD, cultivating the whole child for a world-class education." This simple but highly meaningful and aspirational statement acutely honors our community and speaks to our goal to meet, not only the academic needs of our students but, also, whatever social-emotional and other needs they have that will facilitate their ability to succeed in school and in life. To this end, we created a new district-level division at the start of the 2018/19—Whole Child Education—to help us better focus on serving the whole child in support of high student achievement.
In addition to our twelve schools, we offer three family resource centers whose staff endeavors to assist families to empower themselves to be healthy and self-sufficient via a multitude of direct and referral services. At our schools, in addition to our dedicated office, custodial, cafeteria, and playground staff, teachers and principals, each school is also supported by their own Counselor, Library Specialist, Instructional Coach, and assistant principal. Additionally, every school is further supported by districtwide Psychologists, School Nurse and LVNs, and Speech Therapists.
Lastly, as part of our whole-child efforts, we offer seasonal sports (flag football, volleyball, basketball, soccer) at each of our schools, music (including our amazing Alisal All-Star Drumline and Colorguard/Tall Flags and Mariachi Juvenil Alisal), folklórico dance, and after-school and weekend academic support and enrichment, including NASA STEM Academy and Intro to Coder Dojo.
AUSD, cultivating the whole child for a world-class education!