Friendship Public Charter School

Business Service Manager

Vacancy for School Year
Friendship Chamberlain Campus


Friendship Public Charter School is a thriving network of college preparatory public charter schools. Recognized as a high performing charter organization -- with campuses receiving the highest performance rating offered in the District of Columbia – we serve students across multiple DC communities.


We are looking for thoughtful, visionary and relentless individuals to join our team of professionals.


The Business Operation Manager 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 and reports directly to the Principal.


When you join Friendship, you are part of a family that encompasses your colleagues and the families we serve. You join a group of people who share the same passion for our students’ success and for our collective ability to prepare every student for college completion. You join a group of people who share the belief that every child can achieve anything.




  • 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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