OVERALL OBJECTIVE AND SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Assistant Superintendent or designee the Director plans, directs, manages and oversees activities and operations in their assigned department(s) as directed; supervises direct reports; and provides responsible and complex administrative support to the Assistant Superintendent or designee.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Support the implementation of Natomas Unified’s Vision, Core Beliefs and Commitments, and Theory of Action.
Direct, develop, expand, support, and oversee activities and operations related to assigned department(s) as directed; supervise and evaluate direct reports; recommend updates to policies and procedures ensuring compliance with state and federal laws and regulations and collective bargaining agreements.
Direct, control and monitor appropriate work flow, office procedures and protocols, priorities and work assignments to meet the needs of the District and the community.
Monitor, direct, sustain and assist others in the development of specific plans to meet identified targets; be accountable and hold others accountable for high quality services to increase student achievement; value risk taking and innovation in support of performance improvements throughout the District.
Assist in the implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for assigned department(s).
Provide technical and intellectual expertise to the Assistant Superintendent or designee regarding assigned functions; formulate and develop practices and procedures.
Provide leadership and direction for the effective and efficient day-to-day operations. ? Ensure dissemination of information and promotes effective departmental communications. ? Observe, consult with, and assist staff in implementing district programs
Supervise, train, motivate and evaluate assigned personnel and provide clear expectations for professional growth; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; discipline subordinates as appropriate. Director – Continued
Promote teamwork by sharing knowledge and providing cross-training for employees.
Lead, direct and assist with the preparation and maintenance of a variety of narrative and statistical reports, records and files.
Analyze and use data to develop long and short-range plans to improve systems and processes.
Upon direction, attend Board meetings; prepare and present information at Board meetings as requested.
Attend and participate in professional development opportunities to stay abreast of changes and new developments in education.
As required, assist Principals in the development of school programs.
Communicate and collaborate with other administrators, district personnel and contractors to coordinate activities and programs; resolve issues and conflict; present draft proposals to the Assistant Superintendent or designee.
Oversee execution of assigned budgets as directed.
Lead work that is typically more complex than a Coordinator; and may be more specialized.
Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.
QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of:
Technical aspects of field specialty.
Management skills to analyze programs, policies and operational needs.
Conflict resolution strategies and team building principles and techniques.
Principles and practices of program development and administration.
Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.
Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration.
Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations and the district’s collective bargaining agreements.
Education code related to assigned department(s).
Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
Record keeping, office organization and clerical skills.
District organization operations, policies, goals and objectives. Ability to:
Apply an exemplary work ethic directed at continuous learning and improvement.
Be deeply committed to learning and to teaching others.
Be self-motivated and approach problem solving proactively.
Demonstrate character and honesty. Demonstrate loyalty and high ethical standards
Demonstrate and prize integrity.
Show self-control, especially under pressure.
Exercise discretion and confidentiality.
Be willing to go the extra distance for the organization; believe that individual success is the byproduct of placing the organization first.
Assist in implementing systems, structures and protocols for clarity.
Direct the operations, services and activities related to assigned department(s).
Assist in the administration of department goals, objectives, and procedures.
Plan, organize, direct and coordinate the work of direct reports.
Set clear, realistic, time-bound, and measurable objectives and goals.
Plan and organize work to meet schedules and deadlines.
Supervise, train, motivate and evaluate assigned personnel.
Give corrective feedback in a manner that inspires accountability among direct reports.
Assist in the preparation of clear and concise administrative and financial reports as directed.
Assist in the administration of large and complex budgets as directed.
Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and make recommendations in support of goals.
Review and analyze complex issues, make decisions, develop implementation strategies, and bring plans to completion.
Relentlessly seek improvement through our Cycle of Continuous Learning and Improvement.
Interpret and apply Federal, State and local policies, laws and regulations.
Read, interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures; exercise. judgment/discretion in interpreting and applying rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing using tact and diplomacy.
Demonstrate respect for each person in the organization.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Maintain professional relationships with the Board of Trustees, Superintendent, members of cabinet, parents, community members, colleagues, staff and school-related outside agencies.
Work collaboratively and build positive relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders.
Maintain consistent and punctual attendance. Maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception for:
Communicating with others
Reading and writing
Operating assigned equipment
Maintain mental capacity which allows the capability of:
Making sound decisions
Demonstrating intellectual capabilities
PHYSICAL ABILITIES With reasonable accommodations, if necessary, hear and speak to make presentations, and exchange information in person and on the telephone; dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard; see to read, prepare documents and reports, and view a computer monitor; sit or stand for Director – Continued extended periods of time; bend at the waist, reach overhead, above the shoulders, and horizontally to retrieve and store files; lift light objects. Please see corresponding duty statement for additional physical ability requirements, if applicable.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities could qualify someone for this position. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Education: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university with major in education, education administration, public administration or a related field that would be applicable to assigned department(s).
Experience: Minimum five years of increasing responsible experience in in related field, including two years of supervisory or administrative responsibility, preferably in a public school system. Experience should demonstrate innovative leadership and vision. Please see corresponding duty statement for additional education and experience requirements, if applicable.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES
Valid California driver’s license
Valid administrative Services Credential and/or Teacher’s Credential may be required based on assignments and/or area(s) of responsibility Please see corresponding duty statement for additional licenses and certificates requirements, if applicable.
Natomas Unified School District is proud to be one of the most diverse districts in the nation. Natomas Unified is seeking a Director of Budget and Accounting with high motivation and strong leadership skills to ensure effective and efficient use of District resources to support and improve the educational program. Under the direction of the Deputy Superintendent, the Director of Budget and Accounting will: * Perform a wide variety of budget and fiscal analysis of the district-wide financial operations * Direct, plan and organize all fiscal activities including budgeting, accounting, payroll, accounts payable, purchasing, associated student body and attendance accounting in accordance with Federal and State law, Board Policies and Administrative Regulations * Be responsible for creating a culture of customer service from the business office to departments, school-sites and staff
Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a B.A. or B.S. (Masters Degree or CPA preferred) in business, economics, accounting, finance or a related field. Five years of progressively responsible experience in financial accounting and budgeting or a related field, including at least two years in a supervisory capacity, preferably in a public school system.
Letter of Introduction
Letter(s) of Recommendation (Three Recent Letters of Recommendation)
Internal Number: 1330002
About Natomas Unified School District
Natomas Unified School District (NUSD), named the second most diverse school district in the nation in a 2016 New York Times study, is located just minutes north of downtown Sacramento and the State Capitol in California’s Central Valley. Sacramento is the largest city in California and has been cited as one of the ten “most livable” regions in America.
An exciting district on the move, NUSD has exemplary staff preparing students for college and career, thousands of new kids expected over the next ten years, and top-notch educational programs – including International Baccalaureate (IB), AP Capstone, and Career Technical Education (CTE). Our vision is that “All NUSD students graduate as college and career ready, productive, responsible, and engaged global citizens.”