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Marion City Schools Treasurer Search

The Marion City School District is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Treasurer. The Board of Education seeks an effective and experienced leader in education and administration. It is preferred that the new Treasurer will begin by August 1, 2023.

Community Information about Marion

Marion City is a diverse community, and we take pride in the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion work in our district. Our county has approximately 36,000 residents of which about half reside within our district borders. Marion is located 45 miles north of Columbus in north central Ohio. Founded in 1821, Marion was the hometown of our 29th President, Warren G Harding. Marion offers the benefits of a small-town atmosphere while providing personal, cultural and recreational opportunities. It is a
city that enjoys a location that offers convenience and proximity of a major metropolitan area. We also have a strong manufacturing base that includes major employers such as Whirlpool, NUCOR and Wyandot.

Marion has become a cultural hub for our region in our downtown area for the visual and performing arts. The historic Marion Palace Theater is listed on the National Register for Historic Places, and showcases national performers, local talent and films. In 2021 Marion opened the Harding Presidential Library and Museum. We are also home to Mary Ellen Withrow, who was the first person ever to hold the office of treasurer at the county, state, and federal levels of government.

We have strong community partnerships with businesses and organizations such as Ohio Health, Ohio State University, Marion Technical College and well-established relationships with Marion Public Library, YMCA, Marion City Police and Fire Department, Tri-Rivers Career Center, and Marion Area Workforce Acceleration Collaboration. These entities play a vital role in the success of our students.

About Marion City Schools

Marion City Schools is fortunate to be in a community that supports the education of our youth and believes in a free, public education. In 2020 our renewal levy was passed, and our buildings are updated and are state-of-the-art in terms of space and technology.

The District's appropriations for FY23 are $88,416,391, which includes federal grant dollars (non-food service) of $16,773561, and excluding ESSER, grant dollars of $10,668,863. General fund appropriations are $60,000,000, with revenue 20% Local and 80% State. The District currently manages 32 federal/state program grants.

Additionally, the District utilizes PowerSchool products. eFinance software is used for the budgetary and payroll systems, along with SFE for attendance, Professional Learning for professional development, Records for onboarding, contracts and communications, and Perform for staff evaluations. META Solutions supports the financial software.

The District's Four Pillars follow distinct themes including Leadership, Learning, Literacy, and Legacy. We want our students to leave high school with not only their diploma but also acceptance into a two- or four-year college, an adult training program, the military, or a high-paying, in-demand job.
  • Leadership: By 2024, MCS will reduce staff turnover and improve open enrollment ratio by 10%.
  • Learning: By 2024, MCS will maintain a 'C' or better on all components of the Local Report Card and MCS will improve the school environment as measured through a reduction in discipline days (expulsion, out-of-school, in-school suspensions) to less than 2,800 total days.
  • Literacy: By 2024, district reading performance index score will meet state standard of “C” or better on Local Report Card.
  • Legacy: By 2024, MCS will improve Prepared for Success component on the Local Report
    Card to a “C” or better.

Mission

Inspire a Community of Achievement

Leadership Criteria & Qualifications/Responsibilities

Our Treasurer shall be able to demonstrate:
  • The ability to work with the Superintendent and Board of Education members to provide the financial leadership to support the strategic goals and vision of the District and to participate actively in the development of such goals and vision;
  • Communication as a chief financial officer that will keep the Superintendent and the Board fully informed and current with financial matters about the District including the effect current or future legislation may have and forge a strong partnership with both based on mutual trust and respect;
  • The ability to communicate effectively and openly while demonstrating a willingness to collaborate with internal stakeholders;
  • The ability to establish and manage sound fiscal practices to support the educational process and to manage district financial accounts including cash, budgetary, debt service, and revenue;
  • Knowledge of best practices for managing grants and compliance with federal and state standards for the financial management and governance of grants;
  • Knowledge of the District's financial software or the ability to learn.
  • The ability to communicate effectively with external stakeholders, especially parents and parents groups such as boosters and PTOs;
  • Decisive and innovative financial leadership with a strong background in accountability and transparency;
  • The ability to develop, supervise, and support staff responsible to the Treasurer/CFO; and
  • High ethical standards and the knowledge and skill to comply with federal, state and local laws, regulations and policies.
The application submission deadline has passed.

Timeline*

March 20, 2023 | Announcement of Vacancy
April 10, 2023    | Application Deadline
April 24, 2023    | Interviews Begin
May 1, 2023      | Second Round of Interviews
May 15, 2023    | Board Action to Employ
August 1, 2023  | Preferred Start Date
*Timeline subject to change

Applicant Criteria

The Marion City School District Board of Education is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Treasurer. It is expected the new Treasurer will begin by August 1, 2023. Training work prior to August 1, 2023 with current Treasurer is highly recommended.

Terms of Employment & Compensation

The Board will provide a competitive and negotiable compensation package. A multi-year contract with provisions for annual review and evaluation will be offered. The actual salary and benefits will be commensurate with the education and experience of the candidate.

Contact Us

For information regarding the position, please contact:
David Varda
Treasurer/CFO
614.542.4136 or [email protected]