Associate Superintendent of Administrative Services
Muskegon Area ISD
Location: Muskegon, Michigan
Type: Full Time
Salary: Y Scale, $105,319-138,626/yr
Internal Number: ASAS
MUSKEGON AREA INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT JOB DESCRIPTION
MAISD weblink JOB TITLE: Associate Superintendent of Administrative Services CLASSIFICATION: Administrative REPORTS TO: Superintendent SUPERVISES: Administrative Services staff and others as assigned by the Superintendent
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: All candidates must apply online at www.muskegonisd.org/jobs/.
TERMS: This position is a 260 total paid days position offering single subscriber medical, dental, and vision benefits. Dental, vision, and life insurance are paid by the district at no cost to the employee. Vacation, personal business days, holidays and sick time paid. Retirement through the Office of Retirement Services (Pension Plus or Defined Contribution).
GENERAL JOB FUNCTION: The Associate Superintendent oversees assigned departments and assumes responsibility for the MAISD’s fiscal concerns via efficient management of the District budget; accurate transaction and accounting of District business affairs; management of District facilities; and the provision of financial and procedural expertise to constituent districts
Understands the meaning and implications of key financial indicators, integrates quantitative and qualitative information to draw accurate conclusions
Making Complex Decisions
Considers all relevant factors and uncovers root causes to difficult problems
Understands internal and external stakeholder requirements, expectations and needs, and can prioritize the use of resources in an equitable manner
Considers cultural and ethical factors in the decision-making process
Readily takes action on challenges
Identifies and seizes new opportunities
Building Collaborative Relationships
Gains the confidence and trust of others easily
Provides affirmation, recognition and celebrates success
Keeps confidences and builds trust
Provides clear expectations and appropriate feedback
Encourages diverse thinking to promote and nurture innovation
Intervenes as needed to remove obstacles
Attentively listens to others
Articulates messages in a way that is broadly understandable
Adjusts communication content and style to meet the needs of diverse stakeholders
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Develops, establishes, maintains, and constantly refines the day-to-day and long-term objectives and activities of the Administrative Services departments.
In cooperation with other departmental administrators, prepares District budgets for administrative and Board approval.
Manages the annual utilization of adopted District budgets.
Establishes, maintains, and utilizes an acceptable system of accounting and bookkeeping for the District.
Prepares and submits various reports related to the financial condition of the District for the State Department of Education, the Board of Education, and the District administration.
Provides consultation, financial expertise, and other business-related resources to constituent districts.
Acquires and maintains a thorough knowledge of all laws, rules, regulations, and policies pertaining to the financial affairs of the District. Interprets such information for the Board, administration, and constituent districts.
Stays abreast of current financial planning, investment, property management and other business-related technologies to ensure that District operations are up-to-date and as efficient as possible.
Attends Board meetings and presides over such meetings, committees, and functions as the Superintendent designates.
Manages all property, vehicle, liability, and other forms of insurance required for District operations.
Manages the care, maintenance, and utilization of District buildings and grounds.
Oversees the conduct of the annual student membership audit.
Ensures the conduct of all required District financial audits.
Supervises the inter-district mail delivery system.
Supervises and evaluates Administrative Services staff according to Board policy.
Performs such other tasks and assumes such other responsibilities as the Superintendent may assign.
NOTABLE PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The Associate Superintendent maintains a very demanding schedule which requires consistently good health and a degree of physical stamina.
TYPICAL WORK ENVIRONMENT: This position is based at the Muskegon Area Intermediate School District administrative office building. Most work is accomplished in a general office environment.
EVALUATION: Employees in this classification are evaluated according to current Board policy.
OPPORTUNITY FOR ADVANCEMENT: This is an executive-level position. Advancement would only be possible to the Superintendent/Deputy Superintendent positions.
TRAVEL EXPECTATIONS: Some travel is necessary as meetings may be scheduled in Lansing or other locations both locally and around the state.
PAY STRUCTURE: This position is on Grade Y of the MAISD salary scales.
No physical or mental restrictions that would, with reasonable accommodation, prevent performance of the essential job functions and responsibilities.
Appropriate maintenance of administrative continuing education requirements.
Possession of a Master’s degree or better in school administration, business administration, or a related field.
A minimum of five years successful experience in the administration of school finance.
Planning/Organizational Skills – This position demands excellent planning and organizational skills. An ability to retain a global view of operations, while still dealing with details of the position, is imperative.
Interpersonal Skills – This position requires well-developed and refined interpersonal skills. There is extensive interaction on a regular basis with school administrators, agency executives, vendors, employees, and others.
Supervisory Skills – A wide-range of staff are directly supervised by the Associate Superintendent. This requires exceptional supervisory skills and sensitivity to different types of motivational strategies.
Other Requirements – This position requires an ability to organize tasks and time very efficiently; to work well under pressure; and to think creatively.
Two or more years experience as an assistant superintendent within a K-12 or ISD environment.
Successful experience in the supervision and management of school district operations.
A comprehensive knowledge of computerized accounting systems, and other educational technology systems.