Denver, CO, US
Jun 12, 2019

Traditional 235 work days - PROTECH/ADMIN

F TE (Full Time Equivalency): 1.00

Salary Range: $70,079 - $87,599/year

Essential Functions and Objectives:

Responsible for maintaining the operational and transactional responsibilities of the department. Manages the coordination of day to day activities of a specific business function. Primary emphasis is achieving results by building engagement and empowering their teams. May have exposure for district wide initiatives.

K ey Responsibilities:

- Manage the work of 4 financial staff as they provide financial support and reconcile financial data for budget owners.

- Review and provide feedback to financial team on all financial information presented to ensure that the analysis is rigorous, relevant and provides a high level of information.
- Review and approve all journal entries and budget transfers prior to submission, ensuring they appropriately record financial data for the various departmental budgets and grants.
- Develop and document processes and procedures, implement process improvements and retain documentation as required. Train financial staff. Develop and implement goals, objectives and work standards for the financial team and Meal Benefits supervisor.
- Manage the work of the Meal Benefits Department including ensuring the completeness and accuracy of FRL reports, and compliance with CDE and USDA rules and regulations.
- Prepare the profit-and-loss statements for the kitchen operations on a monthly basis. Meet with the area supervisors to review financial performance of their assigned operations. Prepare the budget to actual reports for the various department budgets.
- Ensure that the finance and meal benefits teams are operating in an efficient and effective work environment and are demonstrating enhanced productivity and achieving team objectives.
- Operational excellence: manage and work with respective teams to implement policies, procedures, programs and initiatives that pertain to their functional unit. Set clear goals, organize work plans, and divide work accordingly. Assure adherence to daily operational items, such as budgets, schedules, and performance.
- Program management: apply managerial thinking and decision making to deliver results and ensure project/team success. Provides leadership to teams in their area of responsibility:
- Problem analysis: solve for problems, including defining, tackling and mitigating issues or situations. Map or assess situations, formulate options and provide guidance within a defined latitude.

- Measure success: establish targets, analyze performance and follow up to ensure achievement plan is attainable.
- Process improvement: analyze past trends, identify gaps, and understand district to provide recommendations.
- Complexity & discretion: work on issues that require thorough analysis; apply discretion for decisions that could impact short term goals. Uses set guidance, policies and procedures to make decisions and address operational challenges.
- Communication: collaborate with other functions, peers and teams. Gain credibility and cooperation across the organization. Convey progress and goal results with functional areas. Conduct trainings, present findings & materials and other deliverables.
- Team management: improves team performance through coaching, feedback and mentoring. Entrust and motivate direct reports by providing direction, and facilitate skill building.

Skill Requirements:

- Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations

- Strong organizational and analytic skills and strong attention to detail

- Self-starter/leader who can anticipate department needs in a proactive (versus, reactive) manner

- Ability to develop and interpret data and manage resources

- Ability to motivate and influence others

- Ability to effectively lead a team

- Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel and Outlook

- Ability to multi-task and juggle management of several high-priority projects in parallel

- High degree of integrity in handling confidential information

- Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, including the ability to lead a high-performing

C redential Requirements:

- 2 or more years of project management, or,

- 2 or more years of people management required

Education Requirements:

- Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance required

- Master's degree preferred

Other information:
The COO Office has a dynamic team of highly experienced people working to maintain the integrity of Denver Public Schools and the accountability of what we do as a team. We strive to meet all of the needs of our schools, Administrative buildings and constituents. The operations team encompasses Facilities, Enterprise Management, Transportation, Technology, School of Choice, Planning and Assessment, Safety and Security, Program Management, Operations Outreach and Engagement, Finance and Operations Support Services. We are the building blocks of the operations side of Denver Public Schools. We stand on our core values Integrity, Accountability, Equity, Collaboration, Fun and of course Students First. There are a lot of opportunities for anyone looking to work in an innovative, caring, and fast paced, growing entity. Come and check out Team DPS.

About Denver Public Schools:

Denver Public Schools is committed to meeting the educational needs of every student with great schools in every neighborhood. Our goal is to provide every child in Denver with rigorous, enriching educational opportunities from preschool through high school graduation. DPS is comprised of nearly 200 schools including traditional, magnet, charter and alternative pathways schools, with an enrollment of more than 90,000 students.

Under the leadership of Superintendent Susana Cordova and guided by the tenets of The Denver Plan, DPS has become the fastest-growing school district in the country in terms of enrollment and the fastest-growing large school district in the state in terms of student academic growth. Learn more at

Denver Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.

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