The Assistant Superintendent for Business serves as district’s Chief Financial/Operating Officer. The person in this position provides ongoing management of business and operational service functions; is responsible for management of the district’s insurance, transportation, food service, and purchasing programs; and serves as the Board of Education's chief negotiator in bargaining with the district’s organized employee groups.
Location: District-Wide responsibilities
Reports to: Superintendent
Supervises: Director of Business Services, Physical Plant Services Managers, Director of Technology
Compensation: Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Starting Date: Beginning with the 2013-2014 school year with possibility of earlier transition period.
· Master’s degree in school business management, business administration, or accounting
· Valid Illinois State Board of Education Administrative Certificate (Type 75) with Chief School Business Official endorsement
· Minimum of five years experience as a chief school business official
1. Directs the fiscal planning and budgeting process by the preparation of the legal budget and by monitoring the district’s performance against the budgetary plan. Prepares the district’s revenue and expenditure budgets.
2. Coordinates, through the Director of Business Services, the tasks of business record keeping and the operations of business services including payroll, benefit programs, accounts payable, accounts receivable, budgetary reports, student fees, student activity funds, and related management information and data processing systems.
3. Reviews and directs, in cooperation with the Director of Technology, the various data processing aspects that relate to the business and human resource operations of the district.
4. Conducts, with the aid of the Director of Business Services, the duties of Treasurer as provided by Board Policy and statutes, which include care and custody of all district funds and securities and all fiduciary responsibilities of the district, including management of investments.
5. Administers all areas of procurement involving bidding for and/or purchasing of supplies and equipment for use within the district.
6. Directs the district’s capital equipment acquisition and planning process, as well as all major capital projects, including the financing of same.
7. Directs the district’s transportation services by evaluating alternatives for providing transportation, monitoring contracts with transportation companies, and directing the general administration of transportation-related matters.
8. Represents the district in matters dealing with food service vendors, including the selection of vendor, approval of pricing, monitoring of financial operation and working with campus administrators on food service-related problems.
9. Directs the operation of the New Trier Scholarship Trust Fund, the New Trier High
School Foundation, and the Alumni activities.
10. Administers the district’s insurance programs, both those paid by district monies as well as those paid by contributions from individual employees or students. Serves as district representative in all insurance cooperatives.
11. Leads the Board’s management team in collective bargaining negotiations with the New Trier Educational Association, the Education Support Personnel Association and the Physical Plant Services Association, and prepares detailed staff cost information as needed in such negotiation processes.
12. Assists in the administration of contract compliance with provisions of the collective bargaining agreements serving as primary interpreter of all contract provisions.
13. Acts as the district’s primary representative in matters dealing with lawsuits and state/federal investigations.
14. Serves as the district’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Officer.
15. Consults with employees anticipating retirement benefits through TRS, IMRF or FICA and serves as resource for retirement planning for all employee groups as requested.
16. Serves on the Superintendent’s Council and participates in Administrative Team meetings. Participates in hiring decisions for certified and non-certified personnel, as needed.
17. Collaborates with legislative and professional associations regarding significant educational issues at the local, state and national levels.
18. Oversees the Director of Physical Plant Services in the legal, contractual, and operational functions relating to all facilities, including the work of all outside consultants.
19. Oversees the Director of Technology in the legal, contractual, and operational functions relating to district technology services, including the work of all outside consultants.
20. Prepares annual short-range and long-range enrollment and financial forecasts for the district.
21. Completes special projects as assigned by the Superintendent.
22. Attends Board meetings and prepares such reports for the Board as the Superintendent may request.
The purpose of New Trier High School is to commit minds to inquiry, hearts to compassion, and lives to the service of humanity. New Trier enrolls approximately 4,200 students on two campuses serving the communities of Glencoe, Kenilworth, Northfield, Wilmette, Winnetka, and parts of Glenview and Northbrook. The Northfield campus serves freshmen and the Winnetka campus serves sophomores, juniors and seniors. New Trier encourages student achievement through collaborative learning and supports student access to a wide variety of co-curricular and extra-curricular programs. The district encourages and actively supports professional growth and staff collaboration. Learn more about New Trier at www.newtrier.k12.il.us.
New Trier Township High School District 203
385 Winnetka Ave.
New Trier High School, located 16 miles north of downtown Chicago, is an exemplary high school district of 4,200 students on two campuses serving the communities of Glencoe, Kenilworth, Northfield, Wilmette, Winnetka, and parts of Glenview and Northbrook. The Northfield campus serves freshmen and the Winnetka campus serves sophomores, juniors and seniors. The school emphasizes academic rigor, encourages individual achievement and supports student access to a variety of co-curricular and extra-curricular programs. The district encourages and actively supports professional growth and staff collaboration.
To commit minds to inquiry, hearts to compassion, and lives to the service of humanity.®
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