Portland Public Schools (PPS) is the largest PK–12 school district in the state of Oregon in the Pacific Northwest with more than 49,000 students. As Oregon's biggest, most diverse urban district, PPS is an integral part of the fabric of our city. If you have experience in financial and business services,and are passionate and confident about public speaking,we would like for you to consider joining as the Director of our Budget Department.
The Budget Director reports to the Chief Financial Officer andwillmanage and coach staff in activities essential to the development, evaluation and administration of the District's budget to include (a) tracking and monitoring budget expenditures and (b) modeling and reviewing potential financial scenarios. The Director will advise senior leaders regarding financial impacts of existing and proposed budgets andprioritize efforts of a long-term financial forecast.
At PPS, every employee, despite having different roles, is an educator. Our mission is to provide rigorous, high quality academic learning experiences that are inclusive and joyful. We disrupt racial inequities to create vibrant environments for every student to demonstrate excellence. We want someone who brings a commitment to racial equity, inclusion, and social justice. If your personal and professional goals align with our district's mission and educator values, we look forward to reviewing your cover letter, resume, and application.
Cover Letter Request:In your cover letter, please provide your experience providing budget presentations and share how your demonstrated skills, strengths and lived experiences have prepared you to lead in this role as theBudget Director at Portland Public School District.
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Screening will occur on December 21, 2021, at 3:00 pm.
A Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or related field
Five years of experience developing, monitoring, analyzing, overseeing budgets in excess of $50 million in a full-service public agency or in the private sector
Two years of supervising professional staff
Preferred but not Required
Experience working in a unionized environment
Experience in and with public speaking to small and large groups
Experience with financial software systems or ERPs in large complex organizations
Experience working with various funding sources requiring different controls/restrictions
Working in a diverse school district or in a culturally & linguistically diverse environment
Certification as a governmental budget administrator through GFOA, ASBO, AABPA, or CPA, or similar
A Master's degree in one of the above-identified fields may substitute for two years of the required experience. Any other combination of education, training and experience which demonstrates the candidate is likely to possess may be considered.