JobID 1091 : Chief Operating Officer (#1832494)
Title: Chief Operating Officer
The Chief Operating Officer is responsible to the Superintendent of Schools. This person provides leadership and directs all aspects of the district’s operations related to finance, facilities, food services, transportation, school residency and school safety and security.
- Work collaboratively with members of the management team to oversee, direct and facilitate the operations of various work units within the Board of Education.
- Communicate (interface) effectively with various diverse constituencies, both internal and external.
- Provide dynamic leadership to manage and solve complex programs and systems’ issues.
- Provide innovative leadership and vision in the Board of Education’s overall strategic goals and initiatives.
- Analyze and recommend new or revised policies and procedures as they relate to operations.
- Assist in the development and administration of school programs consistent with school district goals and objectives.
- Direct the development process of the district budget informed by the guidelines that are set by the various boards within Town government.
- Promote a school environment that is safe and conducive to student learning.
- Continue to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars.
- Encourage staff to continue to grow professionally.
- Supervise departments as assigned.
- Assist in the budgetary and financial affairs of the school consistent with school district policies.
- Participate in the collective bargaining process.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Thorough knowledge and ability to use workplace technology, preferably those that relate to financial systems and student information systems (MUNIS).
- Strong analytical skills.
- Thorough knowledge of laws and regulations relating to the operations of a public school district as determined by Federal, State and local agencies.
- Ability to present technical information in a clear and concise manner to various constituencies.
- Ability to supervise professional and technical staff.
- Ability to conduct oneself in an ethical self-motivated manner.
- Knowledge of best practices in administration, program evaluation and staff supervision.
- Knowledge of data information systems data analysis and the formulation of action plans.
- Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed.
- Effective verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to develop and implement projects.
- Ability to communicate effectively with staff and community.
- Ability to organize multiple tasks and conflicting time constraints.
- Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to leadership,
- As assigned by the Superintendent.
- May be assigned to District and/or organizational committees as appropriate.
- Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.
- Eligible for Connecticut State Intermediate Administrator Certification (092) and/or School Business Official Certification (085).
- Driver’s license required.
- Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in School Business Leadership.
- Experience as a supervisor preferred.
- Experience in K-12 educational environment is preferred but not required.
- Demonstrated successful experience or high aptitude in/with Finance.
- Experience with some of the following preferred:
- Food Service
- Bus Transportation
- Standard administrator work schedule including attendance at Board meetings and other meetings as needed.
- Carries out his/her professional responsibilities to the extent required by the operational programs of the Greenwich Board of Education.
- Salary and fringe benefits as set forth in the applicable individual employment contract.
Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.