Friendship Public Charter School

Business Services Manager

Vacancy for School Year
Friendship Public Charter School

Company : Campus Specifics

Why Southeast?

At Southeast Elementary and Middle, every student is nurtured in an individually paced learning environment. Guided by the award-winning Every Child Ready instructional model, pre-K3-4 teachers work through academically centered themes such as Family and Community, Not All That Different, and Space and Astronomy to instill the skills necessary for lifelong learning. No matter the student’s academic, social or emotional development, Southeast teachers meet each learner at his or her level to ensure growth and school readiness.

Students in grades K-5 follow a challenging and culturally diverse curriculum that develops strong foundations in English and language arts, mathematics, science and social studies while developing character traits such as hard work, critical thinking, and teamwork. One of the few D.C. campuses with an in-house library, Southeast empowers students to explore classic and contemporary books, art and music as part of their daily school experience.

Friendship Southeast Middle nurtures young dreamers who will design and build our future.

By providing a rigorous academic curriculum that rewards innovative thinking and integrates STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) experiences into daily instruction, Southeast instills in students the foundations not only for college readiness but for lifetime STEM excellence.

Friendship opened Southeast in 2005 on the site of a former charter school. Following a $15 million investment, the new Southeast campus emerged complete with new classrooms, a gymnasium, a student dining hall, an interactive library and a technology-rich SmartLab.


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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