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CNP Director Of Finance And Procurement (21-22) Job Openings by IDEA Public Schools in Houston

IDEA Public Schools Recruitment 2021 - IDEA Public Schools offer an opportunity to fill CNP Director of Finance and Procurement 21 22 that will be placed in Houston.

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At , we believe in college for ALL and we are committed to ensuring that all our students graduate from college. has grown from a small school to the fastest-growing network of tuition-free Pre-K-12 public charter schools in the United States sending 100% of our students to college. 50% of our students graduate from college in 6 years – that’s 3 times the national rate for students in our communities!
IDEA was founded in 2000 as a single school with 150 students in the Rio Grande Valley. When interest exceeded building capacity, to meet the demands, IDEA’s co-founders committed to serving more students in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas and beyond. We now serve over 65,000 students across Texas and Louisiana. Be on the lookout for IDEA schools opening near you—with continued growth in our current regions and new launches in Tampa Bay, FL (2021), and Jacksonville, FL (2022)!
When you choose to work at IDEA, you are part of our IDEA Team and Family. You will work alongside team members who set and reach ambitious goals every day, are excited to continue to grow with IDEA, and work relentlessly to make college for all a reality.
To learn more about IDEA, check out this video. Role Mission: The CNP Director of Finance and Procurement leads the finance team, within the Child Nutrition Program, and is responsible for overseeing all areas and functions relating to our program’s budget, procurement for all goods & services and collaborates on departmental strategic planning. This role collaborates with our Business Office, and executive financial leaders, in developing and maintaining of policies and procedures such that we follow all local, state and federal compliance guidelines. Other responsibilities include, but not limited to: preparing the department’s annual departmental budget that drives internal/organizational results, develop and refine stress testing of internal control measures, prepare corrective action plans in response to internal/external auditors, oversee contract management that include adherence to internal/external procurement guidelines, collaborates in strategic planning needed to sustain the growth of our program.
District meets budgeted participation for breakfast, lunch and supper by June 30.
Establishes financial target based on historical trend and develop projections given different financial scenarios
Communicates cost thresholds to functional teams and implements measures as to not have budget exceeded
Monitors cash on hand levels regularly and provides recommendations as to maintain thresholds
Monitors and refines our vendor payment process such that it is compliant, efficient and accurate
Contribute to developing professional development for participation initiatives and best practices for Cafeteria Managers throughout the year
Develop budget management tools that provide data visibility for decision making; develop escalation matrix given different scenarios

Implement sustainable process to ensure accuracy in budget management and adherence to compliance
Prepare, present and monitor the departmental budget; submits budget amendments as needed
Provides strategic leadership in the areas of revenue and expense management, budget tracking, commodity entitlement allocation and depletion, and procurement procedures
Develop and design financial reporting tools that provide CMs, APOs, and RMS a clear and easy to understand report regarding financial performance
Attend local, state and federal trainings & workshops to stay current on changes to compliance and or adopt best practices
Primary point of contact for internal/external auditors during administrative reviews
Entrench practice to document all policies and procedures in an effort to capture institutional knowledge.

Complete Internal Financial Audit for assigned campuses by June 30th.
Develop an internal audit schedule and coordinate with departmental team to perform these as “unannounced”
Direct the Assistant Director of Finance and Compliance to monitor audit results and collaborate on short term and long-term resolutions
Communicates updated processes to departmental functional leaders with a focus on replicating successful operations in new and existing regions
Prepare corrective actions plans when internal or external agencies identify gaps or communicate findings after an audit.
Oversees all contract management components to ensure federal, state and local compliance requirements are met

Meet District meets 85% retention of CNP staff by June 30.
Review our staffing model on a quarterly basis and communicate staffing needs/changes to other departmental functional leaders
Coordinate with IDEA’s compensation team as to benchmarking analysis scheduled throughout the year, in an effort to ensure we are offering competitive hourly pay to our campus teams
Participate in the onboarding experience for CNP HQ and campus managers so they understand our tenets, mechanisms and resources that will help set them up for success in their role(s)
Review departmental job satisfaction survey results and develop strategies for continuous improvement across our headquarters and campus teams to drive higher staff retention; and
Write departmental policies and procedures, with operational context, that align to state and federal guidelines while adhering to IDEA organizational policy.

100% of programmed schools in operation with CNP campus staff hired, menu, and kitchen ready by the first day of school Provides staffing models and budget allocations to CNP Operations team in an effort to have 100% of programmed schools launch CNP campus staff hired
Review state program applications prior to submittal to ensure accuracy and completeness
Ensure that food and non-food contract vendors are set with appropriate terms and conditions to ensure the suppliers are in place for the first day of school
Collaborate with our business office so all purchasing aligns to internal organizational policy
Communicates purchase order expectations, help develop professional development and support integrating IDEA culture to our campus CNP teams

We look for Team and Family who embody the following values and characteristics:
Believes and is committed to our mission and being an agent of change: that all students can get to and through college
Has demonstrated effective outcomes and results, and wants to be held accountable for them
Has a propensity for action, willing to make mistakes by doing in order to learn and improve quickly
Works with urgency and purpose to drive student outcomes
Thrives in an entrepreneurial, high-growth environment; is comfortable with ambiguity and change
Seeks and responds well to feedback, which is shared often and freely across all levels of the organization
Works through silos and forges strong cross-departmental relationships in order to achieve outcomes
We believe in education as a profession and hold ourselves to high level of conduct, professionalism and behaviors as models for our colleagues and students

Supervisory Responsibilities Supervise and evaluate performance of the CNP finance team that includes accounts payable and procurement staff
Indirectly supervises CNP campus managers with respect to departmental finance operations

Competencies Mission Focus- focuses on IDEA’s core purpose of getting all students to college
Record of Results – holds high expectations for self and others to achieve and surpass intended goals
Manage Others to Deliver Results-leverages relationships to build and reinforce IDEA's culture and invests others in big goals
Problem Solving – able to synthesize, analyze, and prioritize data and opportunities to develop strategies for achieving quantifiable goals
Coaching & Developing – develops team through formal and informal methods; makes professional development a top priority
Communication – effectively conveys information using a variety of channels and techniques
Continuous Improvement – proactively identifies opportunities to improve and consistently reflects on past actions to guide future decisions

Qualifications: Education: Bachelor Degree in accounting or finance, Master’s Degree preferred
Experience: a minimum of five (5) years' experience in a leadership role that is/was directly related to budget preparation, budget monitoring and budget subject to internal & external auditing
Licenses or Certifications (if applicable): Advanced Excel Course from accredited agency

Knowledge and Skills: Knowledge for managing USDA food service programs: School Breakfast Program, National School Lunch Program, and Child and Adult Care Food Program, and the Community Eligibility Provision
Knowledge of state audit processes (internal, external, single audits and state audit reviews) and corrective action planning
Business awareness with working knowledge of methods, materials, equipment, and processes used in the food industry & management
Able to lead, motivate, develop and retain a diverse group of individuals across multiple regions
Strong mathematical and accounting skills with ability of converting raw data into meaningful analysis and recommendations
Strong computer literacy in the Microsoft Office suite with the ability to write advance Excel formulas
Works well under pressure in an effort to meet deadlines with a high degree of accuracy
Ability to follow verbal and written instructions
Demonstrate flexibility, adaptability and is self-motivated
Strong organizational, communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills
Demonstrate high level of emotional awareness
Able to work irregular hours during peak times and available for 20% travel throughout IDEA network

Salaries for people entering this role typically start between $82,000 and $100,900, commensurate with relevant qualifications and experience. This role is also eligible for a performance bonus based on individual and organization goal attainment.

Should you meet the qualifications required, please register and apply to IDEA Public Schools website with link as follow :

Notes :
  • All applications are appreciated and will be treated confidentially.
  • Only short-listed candidates will receive responses.

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