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Job Title: Chief Financial Officer
Location: Hartford, CT United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2019
Expire Date: 11/12/2019
Job Categories: Education, Financial Services, Executive Management
Job Description
Chief Financial Officer
The Hartford Public Schools is a pleased to announce the search for a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to oversee our Office of Finance & Budget Operations, who has demonstrated experience in implementing new financial management information systems for an organization of significant size. Extensive (over 10 years) relevant work experience, and knowledge of all aspects of corporate accounting, taxation, and financial management, as well as, a bachelor’s degree in finance or related area, and a School Business Administrator certification (085) or eligibility to apply for and attain certification is required.

Our new CFO will have a deep understanding of the urban school system environment and a laser focused commitment to improving student achievement. Working directly with the Superintendent, the CFO will develop strategic projects and planning relevant to enrollment growth, data analysis, research and evaluation, and strategic leadership. The selected candidate will passionately believe that all students can achieve at high levels and demonstrate cultural competence with a deep understanding of, and empathy for, issues facing urban families. The CFO will have a service orientation toward supporting schools, the Superintendent, and the City of Hartford, and will work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders at all levels, including district personnel, students, families, communities, and advocacy groups.

The ideal candidate thrives in an achievement-oriented and fast-paced environment, while skillfully navigating existing political structures and systems. He/she will use their strong execution and project management skills to take initiative and solve problems. The CFO will be an articulate and persuasive communicator, both orally and in writing, and have excellent interpersonal, leadership, and organizational skills, which are vital to success in this role. He/she will be a born leader skilled at re-envisioning, building, and managing a team, while also providing guidance, direction, and feedback for growth. The CFO will have the ability to train, supervise, and evaluate staff from different cultural backgrounds and skill sets, and also be able to build consensus among peer professionals unfamiliar with financial management. The CFO will lead, inspire, and move other adults to action to achieve the ambitious goals of the district.

Hartford Public Schools is a diverse community of educators and over 20,000 students attending more than 40 distinctive magnet, neighborhood, and community schools. We are committed to being a leader in innovative urban education by focusing on cultivating equity and excellence for all of our students, aiming at closing the achievement gap, and readying students for college and life. Our district is dedicated to recruiting a diverse team of talented, high performing educators who are passionate about urban education and committed to developing each student’s individual, academic, social, and emotional capacities and growth within the classroom and beyond.

The screening process for this position is immediate and ongoing. Interested and highly qualified candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as only strong candidates will be contacted. For complete posting details, job description and requirements, and/or to apply, please visit http://www.applitrack.com/hartfordschools/onlineapp. Additional inquiries may be directed to Nancy Williams, Senior Talent Recruiter, at nwilliams@hartfordschools.org.

Qualifications & Requirements
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• Bachelor’s degree in finance or related area; advanced degree preferred; CPA preferred; FFMC preferred
• Extensive (over 10 years) relevant work experience and knowledge of all aspects of corporate accounting, taxation, and financial management required
• Demonstrated experience in implementing a new financial management information system for an organization of significant size
• Proven ability to oversee staff and build consensus among peer professionals unfamiliar with financial management
• Service orientation toward supporting schools, the Superintendent, and the City of Hartford
• Excellent communication, interpersonal, leadership, and organizational skills vital
• Demonstrated skill as an articulate and persuasive communicator, both orally and in writing
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Website:http://www.applitrack.com/hartfordschools/onlineapp
Company Description:
Hartford Public Schools (HPS) is a vibrant and diverse community of educators and scholars. We have 20,000 students who attend close more than 40 distinctive magnet, neighborhood, and schools of choice. We are committed to being a leader in innovative urban education by focusing on cultivating equity and excellence for all of our students, aiming at closing the achievement gap, and readying students for college and the global workforce. HPS is committed to recruiting a diverse team of talented educators who are committed to developing each student’s individual, academic, social, and emotional capacities and growth within the classroom and beyond. We continually seek talented and high-performing teachers for current and future opportunities with the district. Highly qualified candidates with a passion for urban education, a commitment to our Hartford students, families and community, and who would like to be considered for current and future opportunities within the district, are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information about the district, please visit our website at www.hartfordschools.org.
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