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22 Apr 2024

Finance Chief Operations and Chief Financial Officer

Lake County School District R-1

Job Description

Salary Range: $85,000-$100,000, Dependent on qualifications and experience for 240 day contract. Excellent benefit package! FLSA: Exempt  

Work Year: 240 Days; generally follows LCSD Calendar with additional administration days. 

Start date: approx. July 1, 2024

The Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer in Lake County School District is a significant leadership position that is responsible for the success of multiple district functions.  The CFO/COO is responsible for leading a team of managers and directors to oversee the District’s financial and business affairs, human resources, building operations, information technology and systems, transportation, and a variety of student activities and services. The CFO/COO works closely with the superintendent to ensure that schools and the community are being adequately served by the departments under her or his purview.   The CFO/COO will work closely with the superintendent to develop a plan for managing and monitoring the health and success of each of the departments that he or she oversees.


  • Fundamental responsibility for overseeing and ensuring the success of the following support departments and district functions: 
    • Budget/accounting/grants fiscal
    • Respond to various reporting requirements including the Consolidated Application
    • Human resources/payroll & benefits 
    • Student information management
    • Information technology
    • Facilities, operations & maintenance 
    • Food service
    • Transportation
    • Other areas as needed and determined in cooperation with the superintendent
    • Data analysis as appropriate
  • Directly lead, supervise and evaluate the following employees:
    • Director of Maintenance
    • Human Resources Director
    • Accounting Manager
    • IT Managers
    • Food Service Director
    • Transportation Director
    • Custodial Director
    • Financial/Payroll manager
  • Lead budget creation & monitoring 
  • Lead and implement building facility needs and projects (including BEST grants and possible Bond initiatives)
  • Manage assets of the District, including land and other assets
  • Lead long-term capital planning with Superintendent
  • Lead & coordinate grant writing, monitoring & reporting (entitlement and competitive) 
  • Write grants (entitlement and competitive)
  • Lead annual financial audit, with Accounting Manager
  • Lead CDE finance reporting & relationships 
  • Lead finance compliance & finance policy development 
  • Oversee federal programs in cooperation with superintendent/Title I Director
  • Oversee emergency communications systems
  • Lead capital project/maintenance planning
  • Lead technology business planning
  • Oversee contracts and insurance
  • Co-lead employee association relationships and negotiations with Superintendent
  • Work cooperatively with other district leaders
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field required; MBA or similar degree preferred
  • Minimum of three years of experience in business services, related fields or education required
  • A commitment to equity and increasing access for all students and employees
  • Demonstrated skills and knowledge in budgeting, grant writing, communications
  • Demonstrated skills in dealing with a variety of people in complex situations
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a collaborative manner with supervisors, administrators and staff
  • Demonstrated effectiveness as a leader
  • Understanding of employee relations 
  • Ability to work effectively with culturally diverse populations
  • Possess current knowledge/training in the areas of budgeting and communications



  • Commitment to the education of students as the primary responsibility of the district
  • Integrity and reliability in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with district personnel and members of the public
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills with individuals and groups
  • Demonstrated skills and initiative in planning, program development and evaluation
  • Knowledge of all levels of administrative functions
  • Knowledge of current practices and trends in business and operations services
  • Ability to recognize the importance of safety in the workplace
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information
  • Ability to pass all fingerprinting required for school district

This Job Description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with the job. Specific duties may vary based on the needs of the District at the time.

How to Apply

 Please send inquiries and applications to Superintendent Dr. Bethany Massey, at or Kathleen Fitzsimmons, HR Director, at Applications should include a cover letter, resume and three references.  Where the application asks for teacher licenses, please enter any appropriate/relevant licenses.  Email subject line should include CFO/COO.
CFO/COO Hiring Process
May 9, 2024 Screening of candidates for qualifications and selection of candidates to interview.
May 11-13, 2024 [Board selection of new superintendent] Invitations to candidates to interview.
May 20-23 Interview of candidates and narrow to finalists
May 29 or after Selection of new CFO/COO

Bureaus: Colorado. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Finance. Salaries: 80,000 - 100,000.