Education Associate, Charter School Finance
Reports To: Director of Financial Reform Resources
Date of Employment: On or about February 11, 2013
Closing Date for Application: December 21, 2012
Description of Position:
The Education Associate, Charter School Finance is a member of the Financial Reform Resources workgroup within the Financial Reform and Resource Management Branch.
- Serve as point of contact and liaison for all financial matters concerning charter schools.
- Analyze expenditure and revenue data for all charter schools to determine financial viability. Maintain the automated system used to project future charter school revenues and expenditures.
- Provide financial technical assistance to Charter Schools, including charter school applicants.
- Serve as liaison between charter school financial staff and central agencies, such as the Division of Accounting, PHRST, FSF, OMB.
- Participate in the Charter School Accountability Committee as staff. Provide financial analysis and recommendations to committee on charter applications and renewals.
- Direct the charter school and choice billing processes and calculation of state funds for charter schools.
- Serve as staff to the Equalization committee.
- Conduct financial and data analysis.
- Create and/or coordinate financial reporting and data collection processes.
Essential Qualifications and Skills:
Education: Bachelor’s degree, Master’s Degree preferred in Public or Business Administration, Financial Management or a related field.
- At least 5 years progressive career experience in financial analysis or government financial management.
- Demonstrated experience conducting analysis and research.
- Knowledge of Delaware education finance and operations is preferred.
- Experience with First State Financials preferred.
- Advanced Excel skills are preferred.
- SQL Server database experience is a plus.
- The incumbent for this position will thrive in a fast paced environment and will excel at multi-tasking without sacrificing attention to detail.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Performs responsibilities with minimal supervision
- Capable of setting priorities and working in collaboration with others
- Be able to proactively problem-solve with professionalism
- Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to deal with staff in a tactful, congenial and personal manner
- Discretion and confidentiality are essential.
Salary will be computed in accordance with the educational level and work experience of the individual selected and in accordance with the salary schedules for employees of the Department of Education. Direct deposit of payroll checks is mandatory for state employment, and employees are paid on a lag pay schedule with the first payment made after approximately one month of employment.
A criminal background check is required. This job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. The successful candidate should expect to perform any other related activities needed to deliver the position’s key duties and responsibilities and follow any other instructions as defined by his/her supervisor.
Mary L. Cooke, Esq.
Human Resource Office
Delaware Department of Education
401 Federal Street
Dover, Delaware 19901
The Delaware Department of Education is an equal opportunity employer. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age or Vietnam Era veteran’s status in employment or its programs and activities.