Oct 09, 2020

2020-21 Assistant Superintendent for Business Operations

  • TrulyHired
  • Phoenix, AZ, USA
Full-time Administrative

Job Description

Assistant Superintendent for Business Operations

Location: District Administrative Center

Salary Range: $137,540.00 - $153,452.00

Plus Stipends: Car Allowance, Cell Phone and TSA

Start Date: 4/5/2021

Purpose Statement

The job of Assistant Superintendent for Business Operations is done for the following purpose/s; providing information and serving as a resource to others; achieving defined objective by planning, evaluating, developing and implementing and maintaining services in compliance with established guidelines; and serving as a member of the leadership team.

This job reports to Superintendent.

Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

SKILLS are required to perform multiple, technical tasks with a need to occasionally upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: operating standard office equipment including using a variety of software applications; planning and managing projects; preparing and maintaining accurate records; and possessing strong written and oral communication skills.

KNOWLEDGE is required to perform accounting and budgeting; review and interpret highly technical information, write technical materials, and/or speak persuasively to implement desired actions; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions. Specific knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: accounting, pertinent laws, codes, policies, and/or regulations; personnel processes; standard business practices; risk management, program planning and development; concepts of grammar and punctuation; safety practices and procedures; and conflict resolution.

ABILITY is required to schedule a number of activities, meetings, and/or events; routinely gather, collate, and/or classify data. Flexibility is required to work with others in a wide variety of circumstances to analyze data. Ability is also required to work with a significant diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with data of widely varied types and/or purposes; and utilize specific, job-related equipment. Independent problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data frequently requires independent interpretation of guidelines. Specific ability based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adapting to changing work priorities; communicating with diverse groups and individuals; meeting deadlines and schedules; setting priorities; working as part of a team; and working with detailed information/data.


Responsibilities include: working independently under broad organizational guidelines to achieve objectives in the areas supervised; managing a department; utilization of resources from other work units is often required to perform the job's functions.

Work Environment

The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 80% sitting, 10% walking, and 10% standing. This job is performed in a generally clean and healthy environment.

Education: Masters degree in administration or certified public accountant preferred.

Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field required

Essential Functions

Provide direct supervision and support to the Finance, Purchasing, Nutrition & Wellness, Transportation and Facilities Services directors;

Prepare, plan, and monitor the district budget;

Preparation and presentation of all reports as required by Federal, State, and local Governments, the U.S.F.R., and the Governing Board;

Provide training in budget and financial procedures and practices to the Governing Board, Employee and Parent Groups;

Direct investment of idle district funds as appropriate;

Serve as the district representative on the district selected insurance trust;

Serve on the negotiations team on behalf of the Governing Board in annual collaborative negotiations with the Paradise Valley Education Association;

Implement strategies for Business and Support Services as indicated in the Long Range Plan;

Attend Governing Board meetings and attend and serve as a member of Superintendent's Cabinet;

Facilitate and make recommendations regarding school plant needs, the acquisition of school sites, construction and maintenance, and cleanliness and upkeep of school facilities and property;

Provide leadership in the development of short and long-range plans for business services and support services departments;

Develop recommendations for facilities and school boundaries;

Provide leadership in the development of research related to the division;

Keep informed of and interpret laws, regulations, rules, and policies affecting the division;

Prepare reports for the Superintendent as requested;

Other Functions

Perform other tasks as may be assigned by the Superintendent for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.

Supervises : 1. Facilities

2. Finance

3. Nutrition and Wellness

4. Purchasing

5. Transportation

Experie nce :

  • Job related experience within a specialized field is required.
  • At least five years of successful school district business official experience in a public K-12 educational setting including experience in areas related to job responsibilities;
  • Experience with property and casualty insurance programs and self insured trusts;
  • Experience and knowledge of employee benefit programs and compliance with IRS regulations;
  • Experience and knowledge of modern managerial processes and collaborative approaches to problem solving;
  • Working knowledge of personal computer software for spreadsheets, word processing and presentations;
  • Experience and knowledge of financial computer systems software;
  • Knowledge and ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form;
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Governmental Accounting Principles and USFR requirements;
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Governing Board may find appropriate and acceptable.

E quivalency :

Required Testing Certificates and Licenses

Appropriate Administrative Credential

Continuing Educ. / Training Clearances

Maintains Certificates and/or Licenses Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance

FLSA Status Approval Date Salary Grade


  • Position Type: Full-time
Job Category: Administrator > Assistant/Deputy Superintendent
Contact Information
  • Cheryl Lozier
  • 15002 N. 32nd St.
  • Phoenix, Arizona 85032

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