Area Coordinator

State of Ohio Jobs - Columbus, OH3.9

Primary Location: United States of America-OHIO-Franklin County
Work Locations: Ohio Department of Education 25 S Front St Columbus 43215-4104
Organization: Education
Classified Indicator: Unclassified
Bargaining Unit / Exempt: Exempt
Schedule: Full-time
Compensation: $37.11
Unposting Date: Oct 28, 2018, 10:59:00 PM
Job Function: Accounting and Finance

Area Coordinator (1800050Q)

Job Duties

Strong organizational skills and an expertise in local school district finance and operations make you a great candidate for the position of Area Coordinator in the Office of School Finance. The opportunity is to work with a team of staff that assists school districts and community schools in the areas of school finance programs including school funding, transportation, tuition, and funding for nonpublic schools. The position serves as a representative of ODE and as resource to support local education agencies.

Counties served: Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Knox, Licking, Madison, Morrow, Pickaway and Union

Major Responsibilities & Duties:
Advises and assists school districts with policies, procedures, and/or guidelines related to state funding programs (e.g., auxiliary services program; student eligibility guidelines; nonpublic funding procedures; data collection guidelines) on behalf of the Office of Fiscal – School Finance:
Reviews program or financial data;
Analyzes and/or clarifies state program or funding policies and procedures;
Interprets and disseminates information regarding laws and regulations;
Conducts formal complaint process (e.g., fact-finding transportation, district of residency change);
Assists districts with understanding fiscal payment and calculations;
Reviews programmatic data, conducts fact finding, and writes reports as necessary (i.e., FTE reviews);
Plans, develops and delivers school finance program training for local entities.
Assists with implementation and maintenance of financial recovery plans and/or materials;
Works directly with local educational entities to maintain fiscal integrity within budget process (e.g., assists treasurers and superintendents with making budget projections and establishing budget priorities and ensures projected expenditures are within budget);
Provides technical assistance for district five-year forecast.

If school district(s) is under fiscal emergency, may perform the following:

Serves as chairperson or secretary/monitor to an assigned Financial Planning and Supervision Commissions on behalf of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (pursuant to Section 3316.05; 3302.10 ORC).
Prepares materials for the Financial Planning and Supervision Commission (FPSC);
Recommends approval/disapproval of proposed expenditures and budget revisions;
Develops, implements, and redesigns financial recovery plans and/or materials.


Bachelor's degree in finance or accounting; 7 years experience in applicable area of public/school finance.

OR Master's degree in finance, economics, public administration, educational administration, or other similar field; 5 years experience in applicable area of public/school finance.

OR School Treasurer License; 5 years experience in applicable area of public/school finance.

OR Superintendent License; 1 year experience in applicable area of public/school finance

Preferred Qualifications:
School administration experience
Experience with EMIS reporting
Intermediate level Excel experience
Development/monitoring of projects and contracts
Development of tools and technical assistance related to fiscal procedures and requirements
Excellent communication, interpersonal, and team-building skills
Strong problem-solving skills

Knowledge: (1) Administration & Management; (2) Education & Training; (3) (4) Public Relations; (5) Human Relations; (6*) Agency Policies & Procedures: Program Handbooks; (7*) Law & Government (e.g., ORC 3313, 3314, 3317; OAC 3301); (8) School Financial Management; (9) Customer & Personal Service.

Skills: (10) Monitoring; (11) Software Applications (i.e., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint); (12) Active Learning; (13) Communication (e.g., oral, written, active listening); (14) Critical Thinking/Judgment & Decision Making; (15) Comprehension (e.g., oral, written, reading); (16) Coordination; (17) Systems Analysis.

Abilities: (18) Problem Sensitivity/Problem Solving; (19) Resource Management (e.g., financial, time, material).

  • Developed after employment.
Compensation for this position is nonnegotiable at $37.11 hourly/$78,188.80 annually.

The final applicant for this position will be required to submit urinalysis to test for illegal drug use prior to an appointment. The State will decline to extend a final offer of employment to any applicant with a verified positive test result. Also, an applicant with a positive test result will not be considered for any position with the State of Ohio for a period of one year.

Background Check Information

The final candidate selected for this position will be required to undergo a criminal background check as well as other investigative reviews. Criminal convictions do not necessarily preclude an applicant from consideration for a position, unless restricted under state or federal law or federal restrictions. An individual assessment of an applicant's prior criminal convictions will be made before excluding an applicant from consideration.