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Assistant Business Manager


Job posted by: Freire Charter School

Posted on: June 3, 2014

Job description

An innovative, successful and expanding Charter School in Center City Philadelphia is seeking an Assistant Business Manager. Responsibilities are varied and include but are not limited to:

  • Analysis of monthly financial statements
  • Creating ad-hoc financial reports
  • Assist with preparing annual budgets
  • Assist with audits and handle all record-keeping
  • Purchasing, accounts payable, maintaining vendor relationships
  • Payroll and benefits administration
  • State reporting and database mining

This 12-month position requires excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills as well as superior attention to details and accuracy. The ideal candidate supports the mission of the school, is a self-starter and is comfortable working independently.

Preferred candidate qualifications:

  • BA/BS (business major not required)
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Patience with combing through data and manipulating it
  • Sets priorities, plans ahead and remains proactive
  • Offers solutions to problems; presents new ideas
  • Willingness to perform various tasks as needed in support of the extended Freire
  • community
  • Willingness to work extended hours as needed to meet deadlines
  • Strong Excel skills a must

This position comes with a salary of $45,000, a superb benefits package and the opportunity for advancement in responsibilities and salary. Although the work is business-oriented, a business degree is not required. Freire will train the right candidate on the business aspects of a charter school.

How to apply

To apply, email the following documents to with "Assistant Business Manager" in the subject line: Cover letter, resume, and a narrative (no more than one page) describing a situation where you proposed a new process or procedure which you believed would improve current workflow or operations.

Paper applications will not be accepted. No phone calls, please. You can learn more about Freire by visiting


2027 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19103, US


Start date
August 13, 2014
Education requirements
Employment type
Full time
Professional level
None specified
Salary range (annual, U.S. $)
45,000 - 45,000
Job function
Owner's areas of focus