Director of Business Operations

Sycamore Community Schools

Announcement of Vacancy
Director of Business Operations

 Sycamore Community Schools

 Cincinnati, Ohio

 Sycamore Community Schools is located northeast of Cincinnati and includes the municipalities of Blue Ash and Montgomery as well as portions of Sycamore and Symmes townships. The district celebrates its cultural and international diversity. We invite you to visit and experience Sycamore Community Schools on the district’s website:


The role of the Director of Business Operations is to assist the Superintendent by overseeing the operation of the district’s physical plant, transportation, food service, and other business-related services. Other responsibilities include the development, analysis, and revision of system operations for effectiveness, efficiency, and cost containment strategies.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

Oversee all business departments and business operations including the Directors of Child Nutrition, Maintenance/Custodial/Support Services, and Transportation.
Oversee the plant management to ensure a quality physical environment for the educational program of the school district and within the limits of budgeting parameters.
Oversee construction, renovation, and capital improvement work.
Work collaboratively with the Treasurer to design an operational building budget, monitor and determine staffing costs, and ascertain proper insurance coverage, relevant revenues, and expenditures.
Assist in the development of specifications for construction, capital work, and renovation, and solicit quotations in accordance with Board policy. Evaluate bids and make recommendations to the Superintendent.
Oversee purchasing process and supply management.
Serve as Title IX Investigator.
Coordinate and supervise efforts for updating, implementing, and reviewing the district emergency response plans.
Oversee requests for solicitation for the district.
Review and approve facility usage and rental.
Work with Board and Superintendent on review and development of policy and regulations.
Seek opportunities for shared services.
Make personnel recommendations to the Superintendent.
Serve as a purchasing agent for the district.
Perform all other tasks as assigned.



Directly supervises employees, performing supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the district’s policies and negotiated agreements. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees, planning, assigning and directing work, appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees, addressing complaints, and resolving problems.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  


Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, colleagues, and administration.  Ability to read, analyze and interpret testing and survey results, financial reports, and legal documents.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from students, parents, agencies, teachers, or members of the school community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conforms to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to administration, staff, public groups, and/or Board of Education.


Valid certificate/license as issued by the Ohio Department of Education


Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory based on school objectives. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, peers, parents, and community. Ability to speak clearly and concisely in written or oral communication. Ability to use computers where applicable. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk or hear. The employee occasionally is required to use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. 


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position.  Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

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