School Business Manager

//School Business Manager

School Business Manager

Summary:  The School business manager oversees school operating finances. It is their job to develop a budget for the school. School business managers strive to ensure that existing resources are used efficiently while identifying resources that are needed and prioritizing expenses. Whenever possible, school business managers look for ways to reduce operating costs. School business managers are also involved with purchasing and making sure that contractors and others are paid for services.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The duties of the School Business Manager includes:

  • Ensure that schools have the money and resources needed to operate effectively.
  • Oversee school operating finances with QuickBooks software.
  • Develop a budget for the school.
  • Provide clear, accurate, and understandable financial reports to the School Board at all of their regularly called meetings.
  • Oversee the management of the School budget, with its component parts, to ensure that the annual comprehensive financial audit is clean with no exceptions.
  • Strive to ensure that existing resources are used efficiently while identifying resources that are needed and prioritizing expenses.
  • Whenever possible, look for ways to reduce operating costs.
  • Involved with purchasing and ensuring that contractors, vendors, and others are accurately paid for services.
  • Encompasses human resources duties. They may be involved with hiring staff for some positions.
  • When people are hired on contracts they will oversee the contract process and consider bids.
  • Overseeing the implementation of school policies. It is their job to ensure that these policies are followed.
  • If the School rents facilities the school business manager will oversee those rentals and they may also be involved in seeking funds for school expenses.
  • In some cases the school business manager may also play a role in marketing school facilities or programs.
  • The duties also encompass human resources duties. They may be involved with hiring staff for some positions. When people are hired on contracts they will oversee the contract process and consider bids. They are also responsible for overseeing the implementation of related school policies.

Position Qualifications:


  • Loves young people, can whole-heartedly engage in working with and for them.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, with coursework in accounting, public administration, business, and/or human resources.
  • Must have strong math skills.
  • Must be experienced in managing finances with QuickBooks software.
  • Ability to identify priorities when they are developing their budget.
  • Analytical skills are needed to identify areas in which spending can be reduced.
  • Organizational skills and time management skills to meet deadlines and they benefit from problem-solving skills so that they can develop solutions to budgetary issues and other matters related to operating a school facility.
  • Willingness to maintain a high level of competence, exercise discreet judgment and honor confidentiality.
  • Ability to interact with and maintain positive working relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds.
  • Compliance with Fort Mojave Indian Tribe drug and alcohol policy.
  • Compliance with federal background check.
  • Must satisfy health requirements as defined by the Tribe/state/federal program standards for care of children:
  1. Successfully pass a pre-employment drug test, upon hire.
  2. Successfully pass a physical exam, upon hire, to meet the physical demands required in the position.
  3. Successfully pass a tuberculosis test, upon hire.
  4. Current immunization verification upon hire see attached immunization requirement (see attached immunization requirements Caring for our Children: Health & Safety Performance Standards).


  • Project an image of service, professionalism, and communication skills with a positive attitude.
  • Interacts easily as an integral part of the faculty and staff.
  • Understanding of the relationship of the Anya itpak Elementary School to the Fort Mojave Indian community, and values and supports the mission of both.
  • Experience, familiarity and the ability to work with the diverse constituencies of Anya itpak Elementary School.
  • A minimum of three years successful elementary teaching experience.
  • Licensed in CPR and First Aid..Computer Skills and Business Equipment
  • Be able to effectively use a computer, with Microsoft Office software.
  • Be able to operate a fax machine, printer, cutter, shape cutter, digital camera, and laminator.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Supervises and provides guidance and direction to teaching assistants, aides, parent volunteers, and summer youth workers. Maintains professional knowledge by attending mandatory meetings, professional development workshops, and conferences.

Physical Demands

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, sit, balance, and taste and smell. The employee must lift and/or move up to 25 pounds or more. Please review occupational hazard (Caring for Our Children: National Health & Safety Performance Standards).

Anya itpak Elementary School offers: Competitive Wage/Salary; Medical/Dental/Vision Benefits; 401(k) Retirement opportunity; paid sick and personal leave, and paid federal holidays; free breakfast and lunch for all students and employees.

The Indian Preference Act will be enforced. FMIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work.  This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it.  The Fort Mojave Indian Tribe reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs.

Sign in
By | 2019-03-22T18:40:00+00:00 March 22nd, 2019|Job Openings|0 Comments