Director of Finance and Operations, CSBO

Website Evergreen Park School District 124

TITLE  Director of Finance and Operations, CSBO
DEPARTMENT  Administration
LICENSURE  Bachelors or Masters Degree in Business or Education with related experience
                             Professional Educators Licensure (PEL)
ENDORSEMENT  Chief School Business Official (CSBO)
CONTRACT  12-Month
REPORTS TO  Superintendent
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES  Director of Building and Grounds, Director of Food Service, Payroll Manager, Business Office Specialist
PRIOR EXPERIENCE  Experience in a similar position preferred or experience in business accounting preferred
EVALUATION  Evaluated Annually by the Superintendent of Schools

Under general supervision, the employee assists the Superintendent in the fiscal administration, organization, safety, supervision and
educational leadership of the District.

The criteria indicated below are intended to describe various types of work that may be performed. The exclusion of specific
responsibilities does not prohibit them if the work is similar, related, or a logical task of the position.


  • Directs the fiscal planning and budgeting process by the preparation of the legal budget and by monitoring the district’s performance against the budgetary plan. Prepares the district’s revenue and expenditure budgets
  • Coordinates the tasks of business record keeping and the operations of business services including payroll, benefit programs, accounts payable, accounts receivable, budgetary reports, student fees, student activity funds, and related management information and data processing systems
  • Reviews and directs the various data processing aspects that relate to the operations of the district
  • Conducts the duties of Treasurer as provided by Board Policy and statutes, which include care and custody of all district funds and securities and all fiduciary responsibilities of the district
  • Administers all areas of procurement involving bidding for and/or purchasing of supplies and equipment for use within the district
  • Directs the district’s capital equipment acquisition and planning process, as well as all major capital projects, including the financing of the same
  • Directs the district’s transportation services by evaluating alternatives for providing transportation, monitoring contracts with transportation companies, and directing the general administration of transportation-related matters
  • Administers the district’s insurance programs, both those paid by district monies as well as those paid by contributions from individual employees or students. Serves as district representative in all insurance cooperatives
  • Represents the Board’s management team in collective bargaining negotiations with the District’s collective bargaining groups, and prepares detailed staff cost information as needed in such negotiation processes
  • Administers contract compliance with provisions of the collective bargaining agreements
  • Acts as the district’s primary representative in matters dealing with lawsuits and state/federal investigations
  • Consults with employees anticipating retirement benefits through TRS, IMRF or FICA and serves as a resource for retirement planning for all employee groups as requested
  • Participates in hiring decisions for certified and non-certified personnel, as needed
  • Collaborates with legislative and professional associations regarding significant educational issues at the local, state and national levels
  • Oversees the Building & Grounds Department in the legal, contractual, and operational functions relating to all facilities, including the work of all outside consultants
  • Oversees the Food Service Department including staffing, determination of reimbursement and daily operations in coordination with the Director of Food Service
  • Oversees the District’s technology operations in legal, contractual, and operational functions, including the work of all
    outside consultants
  • Oversees the District’s security app aligned to staff and student safety
  • Oversees the District’s online payment portals and makes necessary changes as needed
  • Prepares annual long and short-range enrollment and financial forecasts for the district
  • Completes special projects as assigned by the Superintendent
  • Attends Board meetings and prepares such reports for the Board as the Superintendent may request
  • Perform all other duties and responsibilities as required by the Board and Superintendent

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