Under the direction of the Superintendent, this position is responsible for managing and integrating broad, comprehensive business and financial services for the District, directing the activities of department heads responsible for developing District policies, procedures, defining goals and objectives, establishing priorities, and training and reviewing the work of subordinates in their respective departments. The Business Services Division includes Budget/Finance, Payroll/Accounting, Purchasing/Warehouse/Graphics, Risk Management/Insurance, Facilities/Maintenance and Operations, Transportation and Food & Nutrition Services.
The ideal candidate for this position will be able to plan, organize, direct and administer the activities of the Business Services Division. They will be able to develop long and short-range financial plans and budgets, provide advice and counsel to the Superintendent and Board of Education, as well as develop and implement innovative plans to modernize and streamline processes and procedures. This candidate will have exemplary verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to develop and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with stakeholders.
Education and Experience
Any combination of education, training and/or experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field and five years of school business administration experience, comparable government or private sector experience, and/or administrative accounting experience involving the review, analysis, maintenance and adjustment of various budgets, funds and accounts.
Salary: Competitive and Negotiable.
Our benefits include:
Insurance: premiums paid 100% by the District (includes employee and eligible family members). Choice of PPO or HMO, Dental and Vision
Vacation: 22 days per year
Holidays: 15 paid holidays per year
Illness Leave: The District provides for 12 days of illness leave per year, with unlimited accumulation for unused days.
Retirement: Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) and Social Security
Located in the City and County of Ventura, California, the District has approximately 18,000 students attending its 27 schools including K-5 elementary schools, K-8 schools, 6-7-8 middle schools, 9-12 high schools, an Opportunity/ Continuation High School, an Independent Study High School and an Adult Education Division. The total area of the District is 165 square miles.
The Community of Ventura, which originated as the mission settlement of San Buenaventura, is an ocean-side city of approximately 109,000 residents, located 31 miles south of Santa Barbara on the blue Pacific Ocean overlooking Anacapa and Santa Cruz islands. It is close enough to enjoy the advantages of the metropolitan Los Angeles area, yet far enough away to avoid the disadvantages of a big city. Ventura combines the vibrancy of careful growth with the community identity, pride and involvement that come from stability. The City is known for its wonderful weather, which averages 70 degrees with only a 20-degree variance year round.
Within the city there are visual galleries, theater companies, a symphony orchestra, music ensembles, dance groups and individual artists who are presented in concert througho...ut the year. In addition to the wonderful events, recreational facilities include: parks, golf courses, a pleasure boat harbor, tennis courts, and a fishing pier. Also, one can enjoy the local beaches year-round as well as being close to the mountains and deserts.