Ravenswood City School District, Chief Business Officer

Ravenswood City School District - East Palo Alto, California - Full time


Ravenswood City School District is located south of San Francisco, in East Palo Alto, CA. The district serves 2,100 students in grades TK-8 in six schools, including a traditional middle school, a dual immersion academy and four schools covering grades TK-5. Of the district’s students, 79% identify as Latinx, 10% as African American, and 9% as Asian/Pacific Islander. Superintendent Gina Sudaria was appointed to serve as the interim leader by the school board earlier this year. She has a long history in Ravenswood, including serving as the head of HR and a principal and has a compelling new vision for the future of the district. 

For more information about Ravenswood City School District, please visitwww.ravenswoodschools.org/. 


With the departure of the district’s current Chief Business Officer (CBO) this summer, Superintendent Gina Sudaria is seeking a seasoned leader who has overseen finance, budget, and other fiscal operations for a similar sized school organization. This individual will be able to lead the district’s systems for finance and budgeting, accounting, facilities, fiscal compliance, and maintenance operations. This person will also be a creative yet analytical problem solver who can develop and support new plans for revenue generation, manage bond program expenditures, and ensure the soundness of short- and long-term financial projections. The ideal CBO will have knowledge of California school finance and funding systems. They will also be able to balance the short term needs of overseeing the current budget with the ability to develop a strategy to deal with the longer-term demands of aligning future revenues to expenditures.


Key Responsibilities of the Chief Business Officer include:

  • Finance and Budget: Develop and manage the district’s financial planning and reporting, including fiscal oversight for the district and individual departments and leading the annual budgeting process with the board, senior leaders, and other district personnel.
  • Accounting: Ensure that the district’s systems for accounting are accurate, current, and effectively provide clear reports to senior leaders, the board, and external stakeholders.
  • Facilities Management: Supervise and oversee construction related to the district’s bond program; develop a long term strategy for how to utilize surplus property; also provide support to maintenance and operations as needed.
  • Board and Community Communication: Work closely with the Superintendent and school board to provide them with clear and accurate information about the current state of district finances as well as future projections; serve as a thought partner in their decision-making process.


In order to fulfill these responsibilities, the ideal Chief Business Official candidate will be:

  • An accomplished leader with 10+ years of success in the education sector, especially with experience in school finance and/or operations, with a particular preference for knowledge of California laws and regulations.
  • Committed to the vision and mission of the Ravenswood City School District to transform educational outcomes and provide life opportunities for a diverse student population.
  • Culturally competent and a self-reflective leader who understands the effects of race, class, ethnicity, income, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, and other issues of difference in society and is able to lead direct conversations about them.
  • A builder of authentic relationships with community partners, policymakers, funders, and other supporters; able to engage with a variety of individuals to explain the district’s budgeting practices and financial health.


This position offers a competitive salary range and a market-aligned benefits package. More details can be provided upon request.


Please submit a resume online at https://careers.edgilityconsulting.com/#/jobs/149. For additional questions about this position or to speak with someone about your interest, please contact Kevin Bryant at kbryant@edgilityconsulting.com or at 704.488.8115.

Ravenswood City School District is an equal opportunity employer and an organization that values diversity. Recruiting staff to create an inclusive organization is a priority, and we encourage applicants from all backgrounds. Candidates are evaluated solely on their qualifications to perform the work required.

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