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Project Manager, Budget Planning and Analysis

Date Posted: Jun 10, 2022

Job Description

Job Title

Position Title: Project Manager, Budget Planning and Analysis

Location: Office of Finance

Salary:  $55,000.00 – $80,000.00

Reports to: Senior Executive Director

Bargaining Unit: N/A

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Position Summary:

The Project Manager position facilitates several key initiatives for the District including preparation of monthly financial statements and Board documents, costs assessments for District initiatives, and long-term budget projections. The Project Manager position will report to the Senior Executive Director of Budget and Planning. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in business or appropriate area a plus.
  • Experience working with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.
  • One to two years’ experience in finance or budget preferred.
  • Strategic thinker who can support alignment of initiatives to strategic plan
  • Exceptional communicator who can clearly communicate district priorities and requirements
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple assignments concurrently
  • Work effectively within a cross-functional team
  • Delivering results within time constraints
  • Demonstrate effective communication both verbally and in writing
  • Experience with forecasting/reporting process, conventions, and standards
  • Strong analytical, critical-thinking and organizational skills
  • Able to take care of customer needs while following company procedures

 Essential Functions:

  1. Work with department heads and budget teams to scope out the full long-term financial impact of District initiatives and programs
  2. Regularly update the five-year budget projection report
  3. Complete monthly financial packets for Financial Review Committee and School Board
  4. Complete ad hoc financial analysis requests
  5. Prepare issue-to-issue, quarter-over-quarter, budget performance, and year-over-year schedules to support analytical requirements and senior management reviews
  6. Gathers and compiles source data from various DPSCD departments to ensure financial budgets are aligned with actual expenses
  7. Implements forecast process improvements to improve accuracy and robustness of profit/cash flow forecasts
  8. Prepare presentations for management review and reporting to department heads and members of Cabinet
  9. Complete other duties as assigned and required for effective operations of the finance department

Security Clearance:  

Internal Applicants  

If you are a current Detroit Public Schools Community District employee, you do not have to submit to a new security clearance, unless your new role requires a different type of criminal background check.  

External Applicants  

In alignment with Michigan law, if you are hired to fill a position, you will be required to submit to a Detroit Public Schools Community District criminal background check. Information regarding required background checks will be shared at point of hire.  

Method of Application:  

Applicants must apply through the online application system. Only applications submitted through the online application system will be considered for any posted position and all applications require a resume to be considered.  

Successful candidates are required to submit official transcript(s) at point of offer to hire. Teaching service outside of the Detroit Public Schools Community District must be verified by the applicant's prior employer(s) prior to hire. It is the applicant's responsibility to provide all documentation (including copies) as requested.  

Applicants requesting assistance during the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email at [email protected] or phone at (313) 873-6897.  

DPSCD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, transgender identity, disability, age, religion, height, weight, citizenship, marital or family status,  military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category, in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admissions opportunities. Contact the Civil Rights Coordinator for more information at (313) 240-4377 or [email protected] or 3011 West Grand Boulevard, 14th Floor, Detroit, MI 48202.

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