Rio Rancho Public Schools

Executive Director of Finance (21DO0804)

Job Posting

Job Details

TitleExecutive Director of Finance
Posting ID21DO0804

This short term job posting if for the 21-22SY

District Office-Finance Department

240 Day Contract


Job Title:        Executive Director of Finance


Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance, public, or business administration; Master’s Degree or higher preferred, CPA or CMA preferred;
  • Minimum of 10 years’ successful experience in business accounting and/or school finance, with preference given for experience in school district finance/accounting;
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable;
  • Advanced knowledge of applicable computer systems, including word processing, database and spreadsheet software;
  • Strong skills at working both alone and in teams, providing financial leadership and support to both team members and other personnel alike;
  • Extensive interpersonal skills with diverse populations, in person, in writing, and on the telephone;
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written;
  • Flexibility, organization, decision-making and problem-solving skills;
  • Ability to meet deadlines, work on multiple projects and direct the work of others;
  • Organized work habits, project management skills and the ability to take the initiative;
  • Certificate, license, or other legal credentials required: Level Two - Professional School Business Official License from State of NM Public Education Department or must obtain within one year of employment; and
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Chief Operations Officer may find appropriate and acceptable.

Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Plans, organizes, coordinates, directs, and monitors all aspects of the financial operation of the district, including accounting, payroll, financial reporting/system, budgeting, cash management, purchasing, procurement, debt service management for outstanding District bonds and other financial obligations and other finance-related functions;
  • Provides leadership in the administration of the department with a maximum of efficiency, a minimum of waste, and an ever-present and overriding awareness of and concern for the impact of the departments’ contributions to students’ education;
  • Serves upon assignment by the Chief Operations Officer as a resource person to the various department directors in the District;
  • Works cooperatively with leaders of other departments in integrating and coordinating individual efforts into a unified program for the district;
  • Directs audits of the financial and accounting records. Manages the audit by answering questions, providing necessary help, managing the preparation and reconciliation of work papers, and reviewing final reports before they are submitted to the State Auditor;
  • Collaborates with the Chief Operations Officer in assuming responsibility for budget development and assists with long-range financial planning of the district;
  • Directs, manages, and supervises the Finance Department staff, budgets and programs;
  • Attends all Board meetings, Audit Committee meetings, and Finance Committee Meetings, and presents at such meetings on an as needed basis;
  • Communicates to the Chief Operations Officer all requirements and needs of the Finance Department;
  • Conduct staff communications as needed to interpret changes in Board policy or administrative rules, to discuss developments, and to evaluate trends as they pertain to the areas of assigned responsibility;
  • Accepts such responsibilities as the Chief Operations Officer chooses to delegate, and assumes full responsibility for discharging them;
  • Promotes customer service philosophies within a service-oriented organization;
  • Articulates and facilitates the implementation of the mission and values of Rio Rancho Public Schools;
  • Keeps informed and interprets all federal and state laws, regulations, statutes, rules, and policies affecting the department; and
  • Complies with state-approved New Mexico Administrative Code of Ethical Responsibility of the Education Profession and the RRPS Employee Standards of Conduct and upholds and enforces rules, administrative directives and regulations, school board policies, and local, state and federal regulations.

Additional Duties

  • Complies with and upholds and enforces rules, administrative directives and regulations, school board policies, and local, state, and federal regulations;
  • Safeguards confidentiality of privileged information;
  • Maintains professional relationships and works cooperatively with employees, the community, and other professionals;
  • Maintains professional competence through individual and district training, in-service educational activities, and appropriate self-selected professional growth activities;
  • Meets deadlines and works on multiple projects;
  • Attends and/or conducts staff meetings and participates on committees within area of responsibility; and
  • Employee may be assigned other duties based on the needs of the district during the term of employment.


Application Procedure:

The following documents must be attached to complete this application:

  • One (1) transcript from each crediting college or university if not current in personnel file; 
  • Copy of professional license(s); 
  • Resume; 
  • Letter of Interest; and 
  • 3 current signed/dated letters of recommendation.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary Range$115,240.00 - $115,240.00 / Per Year
LocationDistrict Office - COO

Applications Accepted

Start Date08/04/2021

Job Contact

NameTraci KastenTitleAnalyst