Everett Public Schools

Chief Financial Officer

The base salary will be in the range of $198,589 - $217,003 including a comprehensive benefits package.

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1.             POSITION

a.             Title:              CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (CFO)

b.             Reports To:  Superintendent

c.             Exempt Employee Group: Executive/Managerial

2.             JOB DESCRIPTION

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Part I: Position Summary

Provides leadership and strategic vision to the District’s financial management program.  Advises the Superintendent and the Board on the financial needs and implications of District programs.  Assures long-term financial health of the District.

Part II: Supervision and Controls over the Work

Serves under the broad guidance and administrative supervision of the Superintendent.  Is held responsible for results in terms of the effectiveness of planning, policies, and programs; and for contribution to and achievement of district goals and objectives.  Work is guided by, and must be in compliance with, federal and state law, policy direction of the School Board, and compliance with state and local regulatory agencies.

Part III: Major Duties and Responsibilities

Program Administration:

1.     Provides leadership in long-range financial planning to include the development of local levy and bond initiatives and strategies.  Manages bonds to assure District maximizes its financial resources in marketing, retiring, and refinancing bond obligations.

2.     Manages the budget and accounting processes; coordinates, plans, prepares and defends the district budget; monitors budget expenditures and accounting/financial reports to ensure compliance and positive financial status.

3.     Performs a variety of revenue forecasts and cash flow analyses to assist in strategic planning; prepares revenue and expenditure projections; invests funds for maximum return.

4.     Compiles data, does research and analysis on specific areas of finance, and presents reports, analysis, and recommendations to the Superintendent, the Leadership Team, and the Board.

5.     Reviews and develops internal control procedures and monitors compliance; provides liaison with State auditors.

Program Leadership:

1.     Planning and Programming: Stays abreast of research on the changing nature of the profession, the field of public education, and changing national, regional and local trends that may impact program areas. Participates in discussions on evolving demands and expectations and the impact those demands and expectations will have on assigned programs. Uses forecasting tools and strategies to predict future needs.  Anticipates and develops strategies and programs that respond effectively to anticipated needs and the changing profession.  

2.     Financial Management and Strategic Planning: Advises the Superintendent and Board on the financial implications of assigned programs. Administers programs within approved budget parameters including allocation of staff resources. Oversees and participates in evaluation of financial reports to assess program implementation and status.  Maintains sound risk management and/or internal control over program assets.

3.     Policy Formulation and Guidance: Recognizes the need for and formulates policies necessary to implement program management goals and objectives and to assure effective operation of assigned programs. Establishes a system for periodic review of policies to determine when modifications are necessary to advance the goals of the department and to serve the overall needs of employees and managers and the organization.  

4.     Labor Relations: Supports the collective bargaining process by providing financial analysis of bargaining proposing and participating in bargaining strategy planning. May participate as a member of the bargaining team.

5.     Program Direction and Staff Supervision: Overseas organizational management in all assigned areas. Assures that functions are effectively structured and work coordination procedures are in place to achieve a high level of integration and synergy across program functions. Approves position structures and operating practices essential to the development and delivery of quality programs and services. Recruits and assigns staff assuring that they possess and practice the values necessary to achieve the level of program delivery and customer service that is essential to a highly effective organization. Assesses, evaluates, and provides for training and professional development of subordinate staff.  Creates communication, collaboration, and coordination processes that assure all staff members are timely and effectively informed of department policies, issues, and guidance that their programs are expected to support.  Establishes an environment in which all staff members are comfortable and forthcoming in sharing their ideas, needs, and concerns, and in which the staff collaboratively works together to seek solutions and resolutions.

6.     Program Evaluation, Analysis, and Feedback: Establishes a system of data collection and analysis that provides for continuous assessment of program effectiveness and/or changing needs.  At least annually, conducts a comprehensive assessment review of all programs to determine their level of effectiveness and contribution to the mission of the department and to identify problem areas, areas of high success, and areas in need of change.  Prepares structured presentations to the Superintendent to share the program evaluation results.

7.     Performs other duties as assigned.

Part IV: Minimum Qualifications

1.     Must have successful experience in working with culturally diverse families and communities or have otherwise demonstrated a commitment to strengthening engagement of a diverse community and skill in communicating with a diverse population.

2.     Master’s Degree or equivalent in assigned or closely related areas of study.

3.     Minimum of five years of program management or leadership experience in financial management.

4.     Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and understanding of client-centered support and services.  

5.     Excellent oral, written, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills.  

6.     Ability to work both independently and cooperatively.

7.     Ability to organize work, set priorities, and meet deadlines.  Ability to establish effective working relationships at all levels of the organization.

8.     Ability to remain calm, deliberate, and tactful in stressful and emotional situations.

Part V: Desired Qualifications

1. Executive level experience in public education

Part VI: Physical and Environmental Requirements of the Position

1.   The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

2.   While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk, lift, carry, move about, hear, and speak.

3.   The employee must occasionally lift and/or move 25 to 50 pounds.

4.   Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

5.   The employee may sit or stand for longer than 2 hours at a time, may lift objects repeatedly, and may undertake repeated motions.


Everett Public Schools is a diverse progressive district with modern, up-to-date facilities and outstanding benefits.

27 schools serve over 20,000 students in Everett's rapidly growing district.

Everett Public Schools offers strong academic performance, collaborative staff, and high employee satisfaction. More than 80% of the Everett Public Schools budget goes to employee salaries and benefits. Join us in Everett where you can work well and live well.

Everett Public Schools' mission is to inspire, educate and prepare each student to achieve high standards, contribute to our community, and thrive in a global society. They will acquire the knowledge, attitudes, and skills to adapt to the emerging needs of a changing world.

Everett Public Schools has more than 2,500 staff who work with almost 20,000 students to ensure an equitable, high-caliber education for each student. Annually, students academically outperform the state average and demonstrate year-over-year improvement in most categories. And, thanks to our hardworking educators, success is within reach for all of our students with an increased emphasis on reading at early levels, strong monitoring and collaboration, and a core focus on climate, culture, systems, and instruction. Our 4-year graduation rate for the class of 2022 is 92.7%. This work is led by the district’s strategic plan and annual operating plans.


March 31, 2023


Annual Contract

The base salary will be in the range of $198,589 - $217,003 including a comprehensive benefits package. Employees with a Doctoral Degree will receive an additional salary of $5,500.

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