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Chief Business Officer CBO at Loma Prieta Joint Union Elementary

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About the Employer

The Loma Prieta Joint Union School District, located in the Santa Cruz Mountains, is a small K-8 public school district with a collaborative team of teachers and support staff who are appreciative of the support of highly involved parents.

Job Information

Date Posted: 6/6/2022 Application Deadline: 6/24/2022 11:55 PM Pacific
Employment Type: Full Time Length of Work Year: 12 months
Salary: $111,058.88 - $155,758.92 Number Openings: (At time of posting) 1
Contact: Julie Haff Email:

Job Summary

Job Summary

Rare Opportunity-- Loma Prieta Joint Union School District serves a semi-rural region between Silicon Valley and the Pacific Ocean. This high performing, community-funded K-8 school district is seeking a motivated leader to join their collaborative team (ADA 450). Under the direction of the Superintendent, the Chief Business Official shall be responsible for all fiscal and business activities and reporting, including budget development and projections and presentations to the board. The CBO supervises the managers of child nutritional services, transportation and maintenance and other classified employees as assigned. Requirements / Qualifications Five (5) years of progressively responsible positions in school business or a related field, strong analytical skills, knowledge of school accounting structures and effective communication skills. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in business administration, accounting or education is preferred but not required. Open until filled with first interviews on June 15, 2022.

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Loma Prieta Joint Union Elementary School District- Position Description


TITLE:  Chief Business Official                                            

CLASSIFICATION: Management                                        

WORK YEAR:  12 Months

 DEPARTMENT:  Business

 REPORTS TO:  Superintendent                                          



Under the direction and supervision of the Superintendent, the CBO performs varied and complex management functions including budget development, monitoring and administration; fiscal and accounting services; grants accounting; public contracts, risk management and attendance reporting.  This job class functions in a visible and independent manner and requires a degree of tact, discretion and judgment. CBO is responsible for all District accounting-financial procedures, reports and records, attends Board of Trustee meetings and performs other duties as directed by Superintendent.



  • Directs and organizes accounts payable and receivable, payroll record keeping and preparation, purchasing, cafeteria accounting and all bookkeeping functions.
  • Prepares all aspects of the budget and financial projections, including position control.
  • Ensures procedures are in compliance with policies, regulations and Education Code requirements and that sound business practices are followed.
  • Develop and present financial reports to management and Board of Trustees.
  • Prepare confidential information for negotiating with bargaining units.
  • Develop and implement purchasing policies and procedures; prepare and administer contracts.  
  • Coordinate property and liability insurance and loss-control.  
  • Prepares state attendance reports.  
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of governmental accounting, auditing and budgeting
  • Principles of supervision and training
  • Provisions of the Education Code and the California School Accounting Manual
  • Maintenance, operation and facilities oversight
  • School Construction
  • Principles of organization and administration as the apply to Basic Aid Community funded schools and business management services
  • Technology

Ability to:

  • Apply the principles, practices and techniques of governmental accounting
  • Develop and maintain fiscally sound budget projections
  • Apply the principles of budgetary preparation and control
  • Assemble and analyze data and make appropriate recommendations
  • Plan, organize and coordinate the work of others
  • Develop and install new, and revise existing methods and procedures
  • Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted
  • Supervise and evaluate staff


  • Three years of increasingly responsible experience as a Chief Business Officer or Business Manager, Including at least three years in a supervisory role, preferably in a school district
  • Knowledge of school accounting structures


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, public administration or business administration including courses in government accounting and computer applications
  • CASBO Certification, ACSAA Business Academy or FCMAT CBO training desirable.




  • Office environment at the District Office
  • Demanding timelines
  • Subject to frequent interruptions and daily contact with staff and public

Physical Abilities:

  • Occasional bending at the waist and stooping
  • Occasional carrying, pushing, pulling or lifting up to 20 lbs.
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate standard office equipment
  • Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone
  • Occasional reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally
  • Visual ability to read, prepare/process documents and small figures
  • Sitting and/or standing for extended periods of time
  • Mobility


  • Extended viewing of computer monitor
  • Working with an around office equipment having moving parts


Approved:  10/13/04



Requirements / Qualifications

Requirements / Qualifications

Resume, cover letter, and three recent letters of reference required.

Resume, cover letter, and three recent letters of reference required.

      Comments and Other Information

      For questions about the position, please contact Julie Haff at or Diane Siri at Thank you for your consideration.


      Application Deadline

      6/24/2022 11:55 PM Pacific

      Date Posted



      Number of Openings



      $111,058.88 - $155,758.92

      Length of Work Year

      12 months

      Employment Type

      Full Time