Friendship Public Charter School

  • Business Manager

    Vacancy for School Year
  • Overview

    Friendship Public Charter School is the area's largest non-profit public school, serving nearly 8,000 students from grades pre-school to 12th, on eleven schools.  Friendship operates public charter and partnership schools with Baltimore City and DC Public Schools.  Since its inception in 1997, Friendship has enabled thousands of students in underserved communities to become serious achievers.   The Friendship Team proudly applies its unique educational model with winning results to improve academic performance, educate the "whole child," and offer families support services with the goal of preparing 100% of its students to enter and complete college. 


    The Business Manager (BSM) is a key member of the campus based leadership teams. The Business Manager contributes a variety of business relevant skills and experience. This individual is accountable for managing the daily business operations of their campus base and balances a variety of related tasks and responsibilities. The Business Manager reports directly to the Principal.




    • Manages and documents banking, petty cash, collection of cash, purchasing, payables, and fixed assets for the school
    • Follows all employment processing procedures as established by Human Resources
    • Gathers, interprets, adjusts and disseminates short-term and long-term budget information
    • Determines budgetary constraints, parameters for financial expenditures, and allocation of funds
    • Must participate in discussion of management estimates
    • Writes reports

    Business Administrative

    • Orders, receives and distributes  supplies
    • Follows payment procedures
    • Maintains vendor relationships
    • Acts as a liaison between school staff and the community office, including, but not limited to Site Services (security, food services, facilities maintenance, and copy services), Finance, Accounting, Human Resources, Extended Learning, Technology, Sponsored Programs, Health Services, and Academics
    • Reports any workers compensation, property, or liability claims to the appropriate party
    • Assists with employment processing including onboarding, leaves of absence and separations
    • Responsible for booking travel for school staff and students
    • Oversees inventory of curriculum materials
    • Walks the school daily to observe, discuss and report any maintenance or security issues
    • Enters any facilities service requests into School Dude software
    • Coordinates submission of requests and collection of information/payments from internal and external groups to use the school facilities



    • Provides regular professional development and briefings to school staff and leadership regarding business processes and procedures
    • Meets regularly with the school's leadership team to determine how best to meet supplies, services, and personnel needs within budgetary constraints
    • Shares leadership skills and knowledge with other Business Managers during regular Finance Department meetings
    • Interacts with school's leadership team to assist with developing or revising school policies and procedures
    • Serves as a point of reference on inquiries and problems associated with the business operations of the school
    • Helps develop policies that enhance the operations of the school


    • Bachelor's degree required. M.P.P., M.B.A., or J.D. preferred
    • 3-5 years of relevant experience required
    • Knowledge of employment practices
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Outstanding attention to detail
    • Ability to manage relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
    • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and challenging environment
    • Commitment to providing every child a world-class education
    • Ability to use Microsoft Office products required


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