POSITION: Business Manager (Nonprofit & Schools)
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full-Time Equivalent
CLASS CODE: 2006
Tzicatl Community Development Corporation (Tzicatl) was founded in Los Angeles in 2002. Our mission is to advance the rights of Indigenous Peoples, through the reparation of community and advocacy for healthy ecosystems to cultivate Indigenous education and culture in relation to ancestral lands. Tzicatl Community Development Corporation is an Indian organization recognized by the US Department of Education. A legally established, independent 501(c)(3) organization in the state of California, our purpose includes the advocacy for and promotion of Indigenous education. Our bylaws reflect this purpose and our governing Board is majority Indigenous including tribally enrolled members of state and federally recognized tribal nations. Tzicatl cultivates and supports Indigenous education as a key partner and sister organization to Semillas Sociedad Civil (Semillas), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit Indigenous educational organization, which operates the Anahuacalmecac International University Preparatory of North America (Anahuacalmecac) charter school.
Budgeting, accounting, and financial record keeping; assuring the fiscal integrity and efficiency of the business services department; providing highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Executive Director; working with Development Director to determine fiscal needs in the short and long term health of Tzicatl; and serving as an integral member of the leadership team.
• Oversees all aspects of business operations to ensure the accuracy of cash management, accounts payable, payroll, retirement reporting in a timely manner.
• Manages policies and procedures for business services functions for the purpose of achieving established requirements of policies and procedures of the school.
• Monitors assigned programs and/ or department activities to ensure that performance objectives are met within the budget, meet financial obligations, and assure the fiscal solvency.
• Advises the Executive Director and Governing Board concerning fiscal matters.
• Collaborates with the Executive Director, Director of Education, and external entities including the back office service provider and Certified Public Accountants as necessary to ensure compliance with financial operations and program management.
• Reviews and interprets highly technical information.
• Analyzes and disseminates financial information to the Executive Director and Director of Education.
• Provides assurance and reporting requirements for grants, entitlements, and other sources of revenue.
• Advises the Director of Development on matters of fiscal growth and fundraising.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
• Best business practices of public organizations
• Principles and practices of organization, management, public administration, budget preparation and expenditure control
• Administrative principles and methods, including goal setting, programs, and budget development and implementation
• Review and assurance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, familiarity with SACS school coding, and the planning and tracking of the various grants, entitlements, and other resources awarded to the school.
• Collaborative problem-solving methods school organization, operations, policies, and objectives
• Principles of collective bargaining and employee relations
• Principles of public relations
• Collective bargaining law, labor agreement negotiations, and merit-system personnel Federal, state, and local legislation as it applies to all functional areas of responsibility
• Plan, organize, and direct complex technical operations involving coordination of efforts of multiple specialized units
• Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of plans, policies, programs, and organizations
• Analyze complex problems, identify solutions, and implement plans to solve problems
• Produce results and quality work personally
• Resolve conflicts and promote cooperation
• Provide leadership to multiple, complex divisions
• Communicate effectively orally and in writing with persons at various levels of understanding
• Establish and maintain effective relationships with elected officials, and those of other public and private organizations, and employees
Under the direction of the Executive Director will provide support to the fiscal management process. The Business Manager will have specific responsibilities for directing the overall delivery of business services to meet educational needs of the school through planning, organizing, and managing school-wide fiscal and business services department.
Education: Graduation from a recognized college or university, preferably with a major in business or public administration, school business administration, or a related field.
Experience: Four years of business or operations experience at the executive or management level that included multiple business functions. Experience is required in a variety of the following areas: accounting; budgeting; contract administration; data processing; food services; personnel administration; procurement of material; transportation; and warehousing.
Documents required upon hire:
Completed CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Card
Pass background check
TB test clearance
Work Conditions: Hybrid remote and in-person on site
Salary: $6,123 – $8,876 (based on experience and qualifications)
Disclaimer: The statements in this description represent typical elements, criteria, and general work performed. They are not intended as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for the job.