Friendship Public Charter School

Business Services Manager

Vacancy for School Year
Friendship Public Charter School

Company : Campus Specifics

Why Woodridge International?


College success begins with a great foundation. That’s why Woodridge International Elementary and Middle develops inquisitive, knowledgeable, and caring students who are motivated to discover more about their community and world.

Woodridge Elementary pre-K3-4th grade students follow an International Baccalaureate program that uses observation, questioning, and creative scenarios to build the skills and character traits necessary for lifelong learning. With an emphasis on Spanish language study, students explore core subject areas such as reading and mathematics with an emphasis on expression and relating to others.

Woodridge Middle students in grades 6-8 develop a deeper understanding of core content with a focus on critical analysis and college exposure. All students follow a rigorous and culturally diverse curriculum in eight areas: English and language arts, foreign language (Spanish), mathematics, science, social studies, humanities, art, and technology. Advanced Placement skills are embedded in prerequisite courses to ensure readiness for Friendship’s college-preparatory high schools.

One of the few D.C. campuses with an in-house library, Woodridge incorporates classic and contemporary books, art, and music as part of the daily school experience. A Blue Ribbon Schools nominee, Woodridge’s exceptional student outcomes have earned special visits from 43rd U.S. President George W. Bush, First Lady Laura Bush, and former U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings.


Friendship Public Charter School operates a thriving network of college preparatory public charter schools. Headquartered in Washington, DC., Friendship serves over 4,800 students in preschool to grade 12 and guides a growing network of alumni to college completion annually.  Our mission is to prepare students to become ethical, literate, well-rounded and self-sufficient citizens by providing a world-class education that motivates students to reach high academic standards, to enjoy learning, to achieve success, and to contribute actively to their communities. For 25 years, with the support and guidance of our exceptional faculty, our students have risen to the challenge with high graduation rates, college acceptances and unparalleled success academically and socially.


Friendship is looking for responsible, confident, respectful, caring, committed, persistent and patient professionals to join our family. Friendship Public Charter Schools is committed to the idea that each and every child can make it to and through college. If you share that belief, please apply. 


For more information about our schools please visit the following Social Media pages: YouTube, Linkedin, Facebook, Instagram & Twitter!


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

FPCS’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, veteran status, status as a special disabled veteran, or any other protected criteria as established by federal, state, or local laws.  This policy applies to recruitment and hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfer, layoff, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment.  Employment decisions at FPCS are based solely upon relevant criteria, including an individual’s capabilities, qualifications, training, experience and suitability.


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