Chief Financial Officer

Department/Agency of position: 
Hartford Public Schools Office of Fiscal & Budget Services
Location of position: 
Hartford, CT
$150,000 - $160,000
Date Posted: 
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Closing Date: 
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Job Description: 

The Hartford Public Schools (Connecticut) is a pleased to announce the search for a Chief Financial Officer (CFO), who has demonstrated experience in implementing new financial management information systems for an organization of significant size. Extensive (over 10 years) relevant work experience and knowledge of all aspects of corporate accounting, taxation, and financial management, as well as, a bachelor’s degree in finance or related area, and a Connecticut School Business Administrator certification (085) or eligibility to apply for and attain certification is required.

Our new CFO will oversee the Office of Fiscal & Budget Operations and will have a deep understanding of the urban school system environment and a laser focused commitment to improving student achievement. Working directly with the Superintendent, the CFO will develop strategic projects and planning relevant to enrollment growth, data analysis, research and evaluation, and strategic leadership. The selected candidate will passionately believe that all students can achieve at high levels and demonstrate cultural competence with a deep understanding of the issues facing urban families. The CFO will have a service orientation toward supporting schools, the Superintendent, and the City of Hartford and will work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders at all levels, including district personnel, students, families, communities, and advocacy groups.

The ideal candidate thrives in an achievement-oriented and fast-paced environment, while skillfully navigating existing political structures and systems. He/she will use their strong execution and project management skills to take initiative and solve problems. The CFO will be an articulate and persuasive communicator, both orally and in writing, and have excellent interpersonal, leadership, and organizational skills, which are vital to success in this role. He/she will be a born leader skilled at re-envisioning, building, and managing a team, while also providing guidance, direction, and feedback for growth. The CFO will have the ability to train, supervise, and evaluate staff from different cultural backgrounds and skill sets and also be able to build consensus among peer professionals unfamiliar with financial management. The CFO will lead, inspire, and move other adults to action to achieve the ambitious goals of the district.

Hartford Public Schools is a diverse community of educators and over 20,000 students attending more than 40 distinctive magnet, neighborhood, and community schools located in the capital city of Connecticut. We are committed to being a leader in innovative urban education by focusing on cultivating equity and excellence for all of our students, aiming at closing the achievement gap, and readying students for college and life. Our district is dedicated to recruiting a diverse team of talented, high performing educators who are passionate about urban education and committed to developing each student’s individual, academic, social, and emotional capacities and growth within the classroom and beyond.

The screening process for this position is immediate and ongoing. Interested and highly qualified candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as only strong candidates will be contacted. For complete posting details, job description and requirements, and/or to apply, please visit Additional inquiries may be directed to Nancy Williams, Senior Talent Recruiter, at