Director, Grant Reporting and Funded Programs

Cleveland, OH, US
Aug 13, 2019
Position Type:
Administration and Professionals

Date Posted:

Location: Administration or As Assigned

Department: Finance
Full /Part time: Full time
Reports to: Executive Director, Strategic Planning, Financial Services & Grants
FLSA Status: Exempt
Salary/hourly rate: Band 15: $73,440-$102,816
Location: Central Office/As assigned

CMSD seeks a full-time Director, Grant Reporting and Funded Programs. The Director, Grant Reporting and Funded Programs provides fiscal management that facilitates the allocation and delivery of services and resources to eligible public and nonpublic students in keeping with federal, state and local laws and regulations, for the purpose of improving the quality of instruction and learning in alignment with the CMSD Transformation Plan. He/she oversees the utilization of Title I-V federal funding and the implementation in alignment with the CMSD Transformation Plan. He/she will be responsible for assisting the Chief Financial Officer in supporting a more strategic management of the Districts' financial resources to support programmatic changes in schools. The Director Grant Reporting and Funded Programs will report to the Executive Director, Strategic Planning, Financial Services and Grants Management.

Who we are:

CMSD serves 40,000 scholars, their families, and communities across the Cleveland Metropolitan area. In 2012, we implemented the Cleveland Plan, an ambitious vision for transforming education. We have since opened innovative new schools, expanded access to early childhood education, raised graduation rates significantly, and attracted talented educators from across the country to continue our movement for educational excellence.

We are looking for talented staff who have diverse backgrounds and experiences, are inspired by the Cleveland Plan, and are highly motivated to change children's lives through education. We want strong team players who are willing to do whatever it takes. You'll be right at home here if you enjoy solving problems, cultivate strong relationships, value and, equity and diversity, and push yourself, your work and the people around you to the next level.

  • Provides fiscal and operational oversight of all Title I-V and Auxiliary Services Education programs. Interfaces with the Chief Academic Officer (or her designees) regarding needed educational oversight
  • Establishes Title I-V monetary allocations for public and nonpublic schools using District and State poverty data in accordance with established guidelines.
  • Provides information and assistance to public and nonpublic schools regarding the development and implementation of Title I-V and Auxiliary Services programs. Reviews funding, personnel allocations and payrolls for assigned staff.
  • Recommends and implements needed budgeting, purchasing and accounting procedures for public and nonpublic schools, to ensure adequate control over spending and to assure fiscal compliance with all Title I-V and Auxiliary Services program regulations.
  • Analyzes and interprets Every Student Succeeds Act and other legislative/regulatory guidelines to determine the financial impact on the District and any needed District action.
  • Coordinates budgeting activities with the Senior Financial Support Analyst Budgets and the Senior Financial Support Analyst Funded Programs to ensure a comprehensive approach to financial decision-making.
  • Prepares and supervises the preparation of budgetary analyses, financial forecasts and required state and federal fund reporting.
  • Provides school administrative personnel with the necessary financial reports to manage their areas of responsibility effectively.
  • Establishes and maintains liaison with Title I-V and Auxiliary Services state and federal agencies.
  • Maintains liaison with the Diocesan Education Office and other nonpublic chartered schools and responds appropriately to their needs.
  • Oversees District mobile/modular classroom unit acquisitions, and operations and maintenance.
  • Manages/coordinates special projects involving budgetary analyses and related management activities.
  • Responsible for the monthly preparation of grant/gift board resolutions and recommendations for increases in board appropriation updates.
  • Monitors expenditure run-rate and makes proactive recommendations.
  • Provides fiscal oversight of all funds (general, debt, capital, grants, student activities, etc.) by ensuring adherence to all district, local, state, and federal appropriations, requirements, and best practices.
  • Ensures schools and departments are in compliance with district, local, state, and federal policies and procedures, understand their expectations as financial managers, and have the information and resources needed to manage their business.
  • Oversees revenue collection, management, and recording, including collecting the full value of the state funding formula, Medicaid reimbursement, excess costs, and other accounts receivable; optimizing investments and cash flow management; and forecasting future revenue.
  • Oversees expense management, including position control, purchasing practices, payroll, budget development, forecasting, accounts payable, paying suppliers, and health care spending.
  • Ensures Finance Department divisions are operating at high levels by measuring their performance against key metrics and working with their leadership to improve practice.
  • Coordinates the development of professional growth plans and pathways to build and expand the technical and functional knowledge, skills, and abilities of the Finance Department staff.
  • Develops, or ensures the development of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial analyses and reports, such as audits, CAFR, Board reports, and investment analysis.
  • Documents operating procedures and guidelines.
  • Leads special projects.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: The successful candidate should be willing to do whatever it takes to advance CMSD's transformation work, and must have:
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance required; Master's degree in Business or CPA preferred.
  • 5-7years' experience in planning, budgeting or financial management and analysis, preferably in a large private or government organization.
  • Ability to plan, organize and manage projects and work.
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate issues and recommend and implement solutions.
  • Experience analyzing legislation/regulations to assess their financial impact.
  • Strong problem solving and financial analysis skills, PC literate.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, ability to interact with people of all levels
Working Conditions/Physical Demands:
  • Expected moving, walking and standing consistent with an office environment and occasionally lifting up to 15 pounds
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk and sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee is frequently required to talk and/or hear.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to a normal office environment.
  • Local travel may be required for training/meetings.


To Apply
Please submit your resume and application using our online Workday system.
It's in your best interest to apply as soon as possible. Please note that an offer of employment will be subject to the successful completion of an FBI/BCI background check and drug screen.

At CMSD, we believe that diversity makes us stronger and challenges us to think differently every day. CMSD provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status or disability.

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