Job Location:
Administration or As Assigned

Position Type:

Administration and Professionals

Date Posted:


Location:Administration or As Assigned

Location: Administration or As Assigned
Reports To: Manager, Financial Systems
FLSA Status: Exempt
Salary Band: 13
Compensation: $ $49,980. – $ 69,972.
Number of Positions: 2


The Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) serves approximately 37,000 students in 100+ schools. Over the past several years, the Greater Cleveland community has united behind the collective goal of ensuring every child in Cleveland attends a high-quality school and every neighborhood has a multitude of great schools from which families can choose. The Cleveland Plan defines CMSD’s approach to the reinvention of public education and holds our community accountable for the success of Cleveland’s schoolchildren.
The Cleveland Plan is supported by Ohio House Bill 525, which provides much-needed flexibility and autonomy for the district and its schools. Our schools have autonomy over human and financial resources in exchange for accountability for performance. The Principal has primary responsibility and accountability for establishing his or her school as a high-quality, high-expectations academic center with a focus on personalized instruction, professional support for teachers, and school-wide practices that lead to measurable results.

The Cleveland Metropolitan School District has developed standards of excellence that the district applies to all parts of the organization inclusive of schools, principals, school leadership teams, networks, and central office. Alignment between Standards of Excellence (SoE) and the district’s Theory of Action helps ensure that principals are able to focus on scholar achievement and that central office supports are timely and effective.

Our Vision for Learning in a Post-Pandemic World:

In our pursuit of a more fair, just, and good system of education, we want each of our learners, both each of our scholars and each of their educators, to be individually and collectively presented with academically / intellectually complex tasks that are worthy of their productive struggle and allow them authentic opportunities to demonstrate their work and their learning of academic content and transferable skills in a joyful and adventurous environment.


Responsible for maintaining, updating, and implementing configurations within Finance systems and tools by providing technical and advisory services and guidance aligning accounting, budgets, purchasing, and/or payroll system requirements with district resources and needs.

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead implementation, development, maintenance, and continuous improvement of Finance tools, systems, and business processes, such as Accounting, OnBase, Payroll, Time Tracking, Absence, eBidding, ePayables, eProcurement, and legacy systems.
  • Primary escalation point for customer-related system issues and work with district end-users to diagnose and resolve Finance functional issues.
  • Manage / coordinate multiple projects and successfully prioritize multiple support tasks, including the external systems that integrate and/or interface with Workday in support of Finance (accounting), Procure-to-Pay, and Payroll functions.
  • Configure, test, and implement system business processes and functions for Procurement, Supplier Accounts, Supplier Portal and Expenses, and/or Payroll, Time Tracking, and Absence modules.
  • Collaborate with IT and Communications departments to maintain and update websites and other communications locations (i.e., SharePoint, INSITE) to communicate with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to ensure that testing scenarios are created and executed for all configuration updates.
  • Assist core users in the preparation, maintenance, and updating of data across multiple systems.
  • Assist Finance functional resources with report development or maintenance and data visualization tools.
  • Escalate issues and risks to team management and district leadership as needed.
  • Employ critical thinking skills and relies on professional experience and judgment to negotiate and execute daily tasks.
  • Conduct or support training for district staff, suppliers and external agencies, as necessary, about Finance systems, processes, and procedures.
  • Participate in efforts to enhance and improve business processes and effectively use available technology in support of District processes.
  • Analyze metrics, reports, and key performance indicators to determine efficiency, cost effectiveness and alignment of Workday functions with District goals.
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Minimum of 3 years in a functional or technical support role in a customer-focused, fast-paced environment. Lesser experience may be considered in combination with education, direct public sector procurement experience and Workday-specific experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, information technology, computer science, or a related field preferred, or additional years of experience in lieu of a degree.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP), and Workday Pro Certifications, and / or other function area / industry certification preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage/coordinate multiple projects and successfully prioritize multiple tasks with good judgment and in an effective and productive manner.
  • Strong creative problem-solving skills and analytical skills.
  • Strong customer service ethic delivering with a sense of urgency.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills including the ability to work effectively across functional areas.
  • Ability to serve as individual contributor whose work requires consistent exercise of discretion and independent judgment.
  • Strong understanding and knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) business processes preferred.
  • Experience updating and testing ERP business processes and functional configurations preferred.

Working Conditions/Physical Demands

  • Expected moving, walking and standing consistent with an office environment and occasionally lifting up to 15 pounds
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk and sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms
  • The employee is frequently required to talk and/or hear.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to a normal office environment
  • Local travel may be required for training/meetings


To Apply

Please submit your resume and application using Workday, our online human capital management system.  Please note that an offer of employment will be subject to the successful completion of an FBI/BCI background check and drug screen.

EEO Statement

We believe that equity and inclusion at CMSD is an essential call to action, a catalyst to ensure value and appreciation among all our employees, so we may be fair and welcoming now and in the future.  CMSD provides equal opportunities for employment, retention and advancement of all personnel by administering all terms and conditions of employment regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, sex, disability or genetic information, age, citizenship status, military status, sexual orientation or expression, socio-economic status, title, other dimensions of identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The District’s Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Discriminatory Harassment, and Sexual Harassment and the District’s Title IX grievance procedures, including information on how to report or file a complaint of discrimination, how to report or file a formal complaint of sexual harassment, and how the District will respond, may be accessed on the District’s Civil Rights Notices webpage, available at ClevelandMetroSchools.org/domain/105. The District’s Title IX Coordinator / Director of Equal Employment Opportunity may be reached at:

1111 Superior Avenue East, Suite 1800

Cleveland, Ohio 44114


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