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Director of Business Services


Position Open Until: Jan-01-1970

St. Michael-Albertville ISD 885
Albertville, Minnesota

11343 50th Street NE
Albertville, Minnesota
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Director of Business Services

260 day exempt position reporting directly to the Superintendent


St. Michael Albertville School District is located in the northwest Minneapolis suburban area and is a system of approximately 6,500 students comprising the communities of St. Michael, Albertville, Hanover, Otsego and Monticello. As the largest employer in Wright county, the school district employs more than 700 dedicated employees and maintains eight beautiful building while sustaining a small-town feel for the students and families of this great school community. The District is seeking a dynamic and dedicated exceptional leader who will work in partnership with the superintendent and others to provide leadership and vision in the area of business services. The qualified individual will have a large influence on the finances and business functions and play a significant role as a strategic partner in accomplishing the mission of the District.

Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three (3) years of demonstrated and applicable leadership experience in a management-level position is required. Major field of study in finance, accounting, business administration or a related field. Prior experience in public school and/or government business affairs is strongly preferred.


The successful Director of Business Services will be an individual who…

… has demonstrated and believes in

highly effective communication practices with all stakeholders which includes maintaining accessibility and visibility in the organization
strategic leadership defined by partnership and understands the importance of designing, delivering, implementing, and refining identified integrated practices and processes for the best possible outcomes of the district’s finances and business functions of the organization
transparent decision-making and a highly effective approach to solution finding, spending little amounts of time admiring the problem
being an ambassador of the District by attending various district and community functions, at state and local organizations, and as a liaison to various partners by demonstrating professional demeanor and confidentiality

Other Important Responsibilities of the Position

Participates in the development of the strategic plan and manages financial resources to align with the District’s missions and strategic priorities.
Develops and leads implementation of District’s long-range financial planning process including the District’s financial management strategy.
Directs the District’s budget planning, development and implementation process.
Creates the district annual comprehensive financial report and all year-end financial statements of the district including the management of the district audit.
Provides technical financial advice and counsel to directors, managers and school board on all financial matters.
Maintains a system of controls and record keeping, ensuring that expenditures are within the limitations of the approved budget.
Ensures compliance, accuracy, timeliness and clarity in financial reporting.
Provides all necessary financial information to support operating or capital levy campaigns.
Contributes to effective school board functioning by meeting with the school board members, designing and facilitating school board work sessions, writing memos to the Superintendent and to the Board, and making school board presentations pertaining to area of responsibility.
Oversees the essential business/finance department functions including accounting, enrollment, payroll and purchasing, providing supervision including formative feedback and timely performance evaluations.
Responsible for monitoring and evaluating enrollment data on an ongoing basis and incorporating this data and/or projections into budget forecasting and reporting to District stakeholders, government agencies, and the public as directed.
Plans, schedules and directs the work of others, delegating tasks and authority appropriately to meet deadlines.
Convenes and facilitates the District Finance Advisory Committee.
Works closely and collaboratively with the Director of Administrative Services and Human Resources to identify and facilitate internal workflow processes specifically aimed at improving the efficiency and effectiveness of central District operations.
Performs other related duties as assigned or directed by the Superintendent.
Salary and Benefits Information

Salary will be determined based on the candidates qualifications and market competitiveness accompanied with an excellent benefit package.

Application Process

This position will be open until filled. Dr. Ann-Marie Foucault, Superintendent of Schools, invites and encourages confidential inquiries. She can be reached at [email protected]

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

The St. Michael-Albertville School District is an equal employment opportunity employer who applies veteran’s preference during hiring in accordance with applicable laws and district policy. The STMA District does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, marital status, sex, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation, age, family care leave status or veteran status.