Jan 13, 2020

Child Nutrition Program Business Analyst (Immediate Opening)

  • IDEA Public Schools
  • Weslaco, TX, USA
Full-time Executive Leadership

Job Description

Position at IDEA Public Schools

About IDEA Public Schools

At IDEA Public Schools, we believe in college for ALL and we are committed to ensuring that all our students graduate from college. IDEA Public Schools has grown from a small school to the fastest-growing network of tuition-free Pre-K-12 public charter schools in the United States sending 100% of our students to college. 50% of our students graduate from college in 6 years - that's 8 times the national rate for students in our communities!

IDEA was founded in 2000 as a single school with 150 students in the Rio Grande Valley. When interest exceeded building capacity, to meet the demands, IDEA's co-founders committed to serving more students in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas and beyond. We now serve nearly 53,000 students across Texas and Louisiana. By 2022, IDEA will serve 100,000 students. Be on the lookout for IDEA schools opening near you-with continued growth in our current regions and new launches in Houston (2020), Permian Basin (2020), and Tampa Bay (2021)!

When you choose to work at IDEA, you are part of our IDEA Team and Family. You will work alongside team members who set and reach ambitious goals every day, are excited to continue to grow with IDEA, and work relentlessly to make college for all a reality.

To learn more about IDEA, check out this video .

Role Mission: The CNP Business Clerk is part of the CNP Team and is responsible for overseeing the administrative wellbeing of cafeteria operations nationally. The Business Clerk will be the financial steward of their assigned kitchen operation which would include managing all aspects including inventory management, purchases, administrative duties for regional managers, payments for goods for a budget between $150,000 to $1.4 million. They will develop annual operating management systems as well as forecasting and creating cost analysis to formulate balanced and accurate funding levels. The CNP Business Clerk will develop plans and reports to provide recommendations on all administrative related issues, provide trainings and develop process improvement initiatives. They will understand and internalize the organizational objectives that allows them to generate project information, action items to address long term strategic initiatives.


1 Achieve financial excellence in CNP through supportive services of CNP team goals

  • Maintains and oversees equipment warranty agreements
  • Prepares, prints, distributes, and tracks purchase orders for equipment and repair services
  • May make arrangements or obtain bids for repairs and services.
  • May inspect merchandise for quality and compliance with specifications
  • Reviews and maintains accounting records of purchases, assigns inventory numbers to items, and monitors inventory and stock control records following loss prevention and agency guidelines.
  • Locate and scan 100% of campus capital assets and 90% of inventory items by the provided deadline.
  • Tag all new assets with a per unit cost greater than $1,000 with the correct label Perform buying duties
  • Maintain fixed asset information in compliance with regulations.
  • Coordinates, schedules, and conducts inventories on stock and merchandise; reviews inventory control records and reports; and reviews and maintains inventory databases

Provide operational support to CNP staff
  • Manages current budget, informs CNP Finance Director regarding financial state of their assigned kitchen operations
  • Reconcile negative discretionary budget accounts by the 8th business day every month.
  • Enter 100% of requisitions in Tyler Munis within two business days of the initial request from campus staff
  • Assist CNP leaders in delivering training sessions to kitchen operations staff regarding procurement policies and procedures, including staff travel for field reviews, ambassador travel, and strategy meetings.
  • Complete an annual physical inventory.

3 . We look for Team and Family who embody the followingvaluesand characteristics:
  • Believes and is committed to our missionand being an agent of change: that all students are capable of getting to and through college
  • Has demonstrated effectiveoutcomes and results, and wants to be held accountable for them
  • Has a propensity for action, willing to make mistakes by doing in order to learn and improve quickly
  • Works with urgency and purpose to drive student outcomes
  • Thrives in an entrepreneurial, high-growth environment; is comfortable with ambiguity and change
  • Seeks and responds well to feedback, which is shared often and freely across all levels of the organization
  • Works through silos and forges strong cross-departmental relationshipsin order toachieve outcomes
  • We believe in education asa professionand hold ourselves to high level of conduct, professionalism and behaviors as models for our colleagues and students.


Education: Bachelor's Degree in Business, Public Administration, Economics, Finance, Accounting or related field.

Experience: 2-3 years of analytical experience that included data analysis, evaluating business processes, anticipating requirements, uncovering areas for improvement, and developing and implementing solutions.

Preferences: Master's Degree and experience in Project management, Change management and Process Improvement

Knowledge and Skills:
  • Manager various projects that include the areas of budgeting, asset inventory, purchasing, travel, projections, and commodity management
  • Understand business objectives to generate project information, action items, schedules and deliverables to the team
  • Work with Cost Price Analysis and Commodity Management Groups to formulate negotiation plans.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills complemented with highly effective presentation, interpersonal and consulting skills in working across all aspects of the business levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrate flexibility, adaptability and be self-motivated.

  • Salaries for this role typically fall between $48,600 and $60,800, commensurate with relevant experience and qualifications. This role is also eligible for a performance bonus based on individual and organizational performance and goal attainment.

IDEA Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability, in admission or access to, or treatment of employment in its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning the organization's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI of Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), or Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), may contact IDEA Human Resources at (956) 377-8000.

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