CFO/Business Manager - Highville Charter School
Position: CFO/Business Manager
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Business Manager
Job Location: Highville Charter School
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Highville Charter School
New Haven, CT 06511
Telephone: 203-287-0528
Job Description:
Highville Charter School is a public charter school located at 1 Science Park, New Haven, Connecticut that serves 500 students and their families.  Highville is currently seeking applicants for a School Business Manager to start immediately.  

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited secondary institution required
  • Certification as School Business Manager (085) preferred
  • Minimum of three years' experience as a School Business Manager, or in a position with similar responsibilities
  • Strong background in budget preparation and management
  • Effective staff leadership skills
  • Familiar with Connecticut legislative process and procedures of the State of Connecticut Department of Education
  • Familiar with Connecticut legislative process and procedures of the State of Connecticut Department of Education Turnaround Office as are applicable to public charter schools
  • Preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual corporate financial reports
  • Knowledge of applicable federal 501(c)3 not-for-profit agency requirements
  • Ability to write, oversee and report on grants
  • Demonstrated success with capital campaigns
  • Knowledge and experience of management of school facilities
  • Experience negotiating service contracts and vendor databases and relationships
  • Experience working with external auditors and familiarity with financial auditing processes and procedures
  • Knowledge and experience with all accounting functions necessary to sustain a not-for-profit educational institution
  • Possess excellent oral, written, and interpersonal relationship skills
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Responsible for the development and management of Highville annual budget
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements and reports
  • Prepare and file required quarterly reporting to Bondholders
  • Prepare and report on other financial and operations reports as requested by Board of Directors
  • Participate in annual financial audit and provide all necessary support to auditors
  • Responsible for developing, maintaining, and managing all contracts as required by vendors or organizations associated with Highville
  • Responsible for procurements of all supplies and equipment necessary for all operations of the organization
  • Solicit bids and negotiate all policies of insurance, including building, personal property, liability, employment practices, worker’s compensation, health, dental, short term disability and long term disability
  • Ensure that Highville facilities meet educational, state, local, and federal requirements
  • Attend all meetings of the Board of Directors
  • Work collaboratively with academic leaders to plan for operations that support the instructional program, promote harmonious staff relations and secure a safe physical environment for pupils and staff
  • Sit-in on regularly scheduled meetings with school administration to ensure that operations support an optimal school environment for students and staff
  • Assure that all state and federal reports related to finance, operations, facilities, food service programs and staffing are completed in an accurate and timely manner
  • Advises and helps develop policies necessary to meet state and federal requirements including those necessary for ongoing school operations
  • Other duties as defined by Executive Administration
 All interested candidates should email the following items for consideration:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Copy of 085 Certification (if applicable)
  • College Transcripts
  • 3 Letters of Reference
Please email all requested documents to:

Highville Charter School, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status or sexual orientation.

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.