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Business Coordinator (Meridian Public Charter School)

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ABOUT MERIDIAN

Meridian is a PreK-8th grade school located in Washington DC’s vibrant U Street Corridor. Our mission is to inspire a passion for learning in our students and to help them build their self-confidence and self-respect through academic achievement. 

Our 650+ students are a diverse mix of African-American, Latino, Asian, African, and White students. Almost 30% of our students are English language learners, and we have one of the largest Hispanic populations in DC charter schools. We are committed to building a community of teachers and staff who reflect the rich diversity of our student body.

Meridian is committed to serving families from our local communities; and one-third of our students live within a half mile of the school. The U Street Corridor was once the heart of black culture in DC and offers a tangible historical archive for our students, and Columbia Heights is one of the most racially and economically diverse neighborhoods in the District. We are also proud of the fact that Meridian is a school of choice for parents— all eight wards of the city are represented among our student population.

Meridian’s strengths include two beautiful and historic campuses, with nearby outdoor and recreational grounds; state of the art technology for students and teachers; updated and aligned curricula; an academic program laser-focused on student growth, achievement, and social-emotional development; extensive professional development and support for teachers and leaders; and a school culture grounded in student achievement, collaboration, and student-centered learning.

Join us as we continue to take Meridian from good to great! For additional information about Meridian visit mpcs-dc.org

ABOUT THE POSITION

The Business Coordinator is primarily responsible over the business functions of the local education agency. Responsibilities include, but not limited to the following core areas of the business operations: Local/State/Federal Compliance, Accounting/Procurement, Operations and Logistics, IT Support Management and other operational duties assigned. This position will report directly to the Director of Operations.

Primary responsibilities include:

Operations Support 

  • Collaborates with the Meridian Management Team in the orientation of new staff as well as in monitoring and supporting them 
  • Support the Operations Coordinator with arrival and dismissal procedures as well as serve as a back up to Operations Coordinator
  • Supports various committees with coordination of set-up and logistical support that may require assistance from other departments
  • Serves as the point of contact for all external substitute companies
  • Ensure substitute coverage is arranged for classrooms and office support
  • Ensures the field trip process is followed through to ensure all items are booked and paid for prior to trip
  • Support School Health Services and Nursing Services as well as serve as the point of contact
  • Provide support to any additional duties for the Operations of the School
  • Must support Out of School Time programs at least 1 day each week

Accounts Receivable and Payable

  • Own procurement and purchasing for both campuses. Work with school leaders to understand needs, place order, inventory items received, handle return/exchanges, etc.
  • Review and verify invoices for all school purchases
  • Create purchase orders for purchases made by various departments
  • Review and reconcile monthly financial reports such as credit card statements, bank deposits and staff reimbursements
  • Manage all supplies coming into the school to ensure everything is accounted for
  • Make weekly bank deposits to local bank

Administrative Support and Compliance Management      

  • Monitors the District of Columbia regulations, Office of State Superintendent of Education, Federal regulations and DC Public Charter School board compliance areas for the school
  • Create and Submit various documents for reviewing to various department managers
  • Review and submit all items to various entities in a timely manner to ensure deadlines are met and compliance is maintained
  • Recommend improvements to stay compliant with the Charter School Laws and regulations
  • Provide support to the procurement policies and procedures to ensure compliance with Charter School requirements
  • Support Business Operation team members with various administrative duties
  • Support the Manager of Auxiliary Services with school safety processes and compliance including administering training and running safety drills. Partner with the school safety team to respond to emergencies.
  • Support the School COVID re-entry plan to the school as well as supporting the POC for COVID related issues

Information Technology

  • With support and guidance from the Director of Operations, support and adhere to all IT policies and procedures
  • Work with related service providers as needed
  • Provide school level management of telecommunications and IT equipment and related services
  • First point of contact for the day to day technology operations along with the contracted provider 

Secondary Functions and Responsibilities

  • Works with the Facility Department and outside contractors to help coordinate minor construction projects 
  • Maintain records for the Director of Operations as it relates to school documents
  • Maintains the Emergency Management systems/drills and performs monthly drills with the manager of auxiliary services for both the elementary and middle school
  • Participates in staff meetings and on various committees
  • Performs other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in Business, Finance or Accounting
  • Minimum of five years of experience working in a non- profit organization in Operations/Business Administration or Finance
  • Bi-Lingual in Spanish (speaking/writing) is a plus, but not required
  • Medication Administration training must be completed within 6 months of employment

Required Core Competencies

  • Excellent communication skills, and the ability to communicate persuasively in positive and negative situations
  • Capacity to accept feedback from others, make decisions, and exhibit sound and accurate judgment
  • Able to work independently or with others in a team approach

Desired Attributes

  • Work comfortably with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Excellent organizational skills and timely completion of tasks
  • Knowledge and experience using Windows, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Applications including Word, PowerPoint, and Google Documents
  • Solid writing skills
  • Math Aptitude: Comfort with numbers and accounts payable
  • Conscientiousness: Understanding that everything going out the door matters to the customer; striving for excellence
  • Customer Orientation: Good customer service skills with internal and external customers, attention to detail
  • Dedication: Being persistent, punctual and dependable, with a positive, can do attitude
  • Sense of Urgency: Understanding the urgency of situations and address matters promptly
  • Flexibility/Adaptability: Open to change and to considerable variety in the workplace
  • Honesty: Trustworthiness with company resources and information

Physical Demands of the Position

These physical characteristics are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job safely. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Mobility sufficient to move about, stand, and/or sit for extended periods, and access all locations in the work environment
  • Manual skill to appropriately control and manipulate objects, tools, materials, and equipment used on the job, including a telephone and a computer
  • Flexibility and strength to reach with hands and arms, bend and stoop
  • Ability occasionally to lift and or move up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to hear and understand speech at normal room levels, and to hear and understand speech on the telephone
  • Ability to speak clearly in audible tones so that others may understand
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, ability to adjust focus and peripheral vision
  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19

SALARY AND BENEFITS

A recent TNTP Insight Survey of our teachers placed our staff’s satisfaction with compensation in the top quartile of all charter schools in DC. We also lead the charter sector in compensation transparency, and publish our salary scales for teachers, apprentice teachers, and dedicated aides here.

Meridian teachers and staff are compensated competitively for their time and have opportunities to earn additional income through leadership opportunities at the school level, offering extracurricular clubs and sports for students, and facilitating tutoring programs.

ABOUT MERIDIAN

Meridian is a PreK-8th grade school located in Washington DC’s vibrant U Street Corridor. Our mission is to inspire a passion for learning in our students and to help them build their self-confidence and self-respect…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    2-Year Degree Required
  • Experience Level
    Intermediate

Location

On-site
2120 13th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009, United States

How to Apply

HOW TO APPLY 

Do you believe that every child deserves the right to a high quality education? Do you want to prepare students for unlimited global opportunities? Apply today! 

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

In accordance with Mayor's Order 2021-109, Meridian Public Charter School requires all staff to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or obtain an approval for exemption due to medical or religious reasons. 

Meridian Public Charter School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The School’s EEO policy prohibits discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, disability, sex, age, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Meridian PCS prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities and will reasonably accommodate applicants with a disability, upon request, and will also ensure reasonable accommodation for employees with a disability. Under this policy, equal employment opportunity is required in recruitment, hiring, training and development, promotion, termination, compensation, benefits, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment as required by applicable law.

HOW TO APPLY 

Do you believe that every child deserves the right to a high quality education? Do you want to prepare students for unlimited global opportunities? Apply today! 

NO PHONE…

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