Shelby County Schools

  • Business Manager – Business Operations

    Posted Date 1 month ago(4/20/2018 10:38 AM)
    Location Name
    Business Operations Admin
    Salary Min
    USD $72,235.00/Yr.
    Salary Max
    USD $94,989.00/Yr.
    Central Office
    # of Openings
    Close Date
  • Purpose and Scope

    Works under the Chief of Business Operations to assist in planning and organizing department projects and key initiatives. Provides program management of strategic projects, including consolidated reporting, commitments, and alignment of outcome with the organization’s overall department goals.

    Essential Job Functions

    1. Develops and monitors assigned projects within the Business Operations Department. Advises the Chief of Business Operations on project progress, potential issues, obstacles, conflicts, and/or challenges.
    2. Serves as a member of the Leadership Team and works closely with the Chief of Business Operations to facilitate communication and ensure implementation of stated objectives in a timely, efficient manner.
    3. Coordinates and supports special projects related to financial planning, budget processes, and expenditure reporting as required for internal management of Business Operations for conformance to District financial policies.
    4. Serves as a liaison to the Human Resources department to coordinate and support special projects related to Human Resources request, including Business Operations organizational changes.
    5. Ensures appropriate protocols are understood and followed pertaining to Board policies and procedures; directs and oversees the preparation of drafts of administration procedures needed.
    6. Manages strategic planning processes and delivery of projects and outcomes assigned. Develops business plans to align with department goals.
    7. Program manages special projects on behalf of the Chief of Business Operations, which will frequently involve members of the Superintendent’s Leadership Team.
    8. Collaborates with Business Operations’ Leadership Team to program manage cost savings, process improvements, and productivity improvement projects.
    9. Develops and manages Business Operations dashboard.
    10. Acts as Department conduit for Smart Goals.
    11. Performs other related duties as assigned or directed.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, or related field of study; Plus, five (5) years related professional, managerial/supervisory experience; OR, an equivalent combination of related education, training, and/or experience totaling nine (9) years. (PROOF OF EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND/OR EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED).


    Degree Equivalency Formula:

    Bachelor’s Degree= 4 years plus required years of experience.

    Master’s Degree= 2 years plus required years of experience. Where Master’s degrees are required, years for Bachelor’s Degrees must be included. 

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Strong analytic and problem-solving skills with the ability to swiftly and accurately understand complex data and perform analysis.
    • Skills in developing data-supported solutions using fact-based logic.
    • Ability to translate complex analysis in easy-to-understand manner and present to a broad audience.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
    • Outstanding Operations Management skills; ability to understand triggers of operational productivity and relationship- to-cost efficiency.
    • Experience in leading and optimizing operations.
    • Knowledgeable in financial management, budgeting, and forecasting.
    • Experience in process improvement and re-engineering.
    • Knowledgeable in program management and project execution.
    • Strong ability to operate in a matrix environment.
    • Experience interfacing with Finance and HR departments to drive and manage financial and organizational matters, projects, and core business processes.

    Physical Requirements and Working Environment

    Physical Demands: Requires sedentary work involving standing or walking for brief periods, exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular basis; and some dexterity in operating office equipment; must be able to use hands and fingers for sign language.


    Unavoidable Hazards:  The position is exposed to no unusual environmental hazards.


    Sensory (ADA) Requirements: The position requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing and speaking abilities.



    SCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  SCS provides reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.


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