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Department of Education
Under the executive direction of the Superintendent of Education, the Chief Financial
Officer is fully responsible for professionally managing the Department of Education’s
budget, accounting, procurement and financial controls systems to serve the needs of
the schools, the school complexes, the central office and department employees.
The Chief Financial Officer plans, directs, develops, implements, administers and
evaluates the department’s budgeting, accounting, procurement, and financial control
programs, policies, procedures and activities through subordinate branch directors.
The ideal candidate:
• must be able to think strategically, plan conceptually and problem-solve
• possesses a collaborative and open leadership style
• possesses the highest moral and ethical standards
• demonstrates/evidences excellent financial skills and strong business acumen
• possesses strong verbal and written communication skills so as to
communicate in a transparent fashion
• exercises good judgment in the midst of much change or ambiguity
• is well-networked and able to build strong business and community relationships
recognizes the challenges of a large governmental agency: its constraints,
union rules, framework
• is able to achieve success under pressure, considering the needs of various
key stakeholders: Board of Education, Superintendent, Legislature,
Governor, DOE leadership team, 257 schools, 178,000 students
The HIDOE recently secured $75 million in ARRA funds with its Race to the Top
application. This presents a unique opportunity for education leaders to aggressively
advance and scale key K-12 strategies, including strategies to evaluate and develop
great teachers and leaders.
This position requires a master’s degree in accounting or financial management
which included coursework in communication, decision sciences and management,
or with specialization in decision sciences or management which included at least
twelve (12) semester hours of credit in accounting courses and coursework in
communication. Must also have twelve (12) years of responsible work experience in
business management including accounting, auditing and/or budgeting, of which
seven (7) years shall have been in a managerial capacity of which two (2) years shall
have been in an education program, agency or system; or any equivalent combination
of training or experience.
Qualified applicants should respond by March 18, 2011 with resume, cover letter and
salary requirements in confidence to:
Hawaii Department of Education
Office of Human Resources
1390 Miller Street, Room 300, Honolulu, HI 96813
Or Mail to:
P.O. BOX 2360, Honolulu, HI 96804
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