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    Organization: Across the Bridge Foundation / Downtown College Prep Position: Chief Business Officer Location: San Jose, CA Downtown College Prep (DCP) is a
    Message 1 of 1 , May 31, 2005
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      Organization: Across the Bridge Foundation / Downtown College Prep
      Position: Chief Business Officer
      Location: San Jose, CA

      Downtown College Prep (DCP) is a public charter high school in San
      Jose, California with the mission of preparing underachieving urban
      students to thrive at four-year colleges and universities. DCP
      currently serves 400 students at a single campus in downtown San
      Jose. It is DCP's goal to replicate its school model in San Jose and
      the greater Silicon Valley.

      DCP is seeking a Chief Business Officer (CBO) to be the fiscal
      leader of the organization and to coordinate all business
      operations, including development of financial models pertaining to
      school replication. The CBO will direct the financial affairs of
      Across The Bridge Foundation and will report to the organization's
      Executive Director.

      Summary

      Downtown College Prep (www.downtowncollegeprep.org) is a public
      charter high school in San Jose, California with one mission: to
      prepare underachieving urban students to thrive at four-year
      colleges and universities. DCP targets middle school students with a
      GPA below 2.0 who will be the first in their family to go to
      college, and provides them with a small, focused academic
      environment tailored to their needs. DCP is a small college prep
      school for those who can afford it the least, and need it the most.

      DCP currently serves 400 students at a single campus in downtown San
      Jose. It is DCP's goal to replicate its school model in San Jose and
      greater Silicon Valley. By 2010, the Across the Bridge Foundation —
      the fiscal agent of Downtown College Prep — hopes to operate at
      least three more school sites.

      DCP offers a chance to be a part of a committed, passionate
      professional team that prides itself on its ethic of collegial,
      collaborative work. From a broader perspective, staff has the
      opportunity to be part of a community transformation that is already
      underway, where the families of downtown San Jose are beginning to
      expect college success. We serve a community where currently less
      than one in 100 students goes to four-year college; it is the work
      of the Across the Bridge Foundation that will change that statistic
      drastically and permanently, and provide a model for other cities
      seeking to close the achievement gap.

      Chief Business Officer

      The Chief Business Officer (CBO), a new position within the
      organization, will be the fiscal leader of the organization and will
      coordinate all business operations, including development of
      financial models pertaining to school replication. The CBO will
      direct the financial affairs of Across The Bridge Foundation and
      will report to the organization's Executive Director.

      The Chief Business Officer will have the following responsibilities:

      * Work with the Executive Director to set economic objectives,
      financial and accounting policy, and other fiscal policies and
      practices as necessary.
      * Develop financial models for school replication.
      * Maintain the financial accounting system and all management
      information databases.
      * Prepare annual and monthly financial statements consistent with
      non-profit and government generally accepted accounting principles.
      * Represent the organization with regard to financial matters to
      interested parties including school funders, representatives of the
      San Jose Unified School District, County and State Government,
      banking officials, the school's outside accounting firm, and the
      Board of Directors.
      * Prepare the annual budget, monitor adherence to the budget, and
      prepare forward cash flow projections.
      * Prepare and maintain the payroll system.
      * Administer all insurance requirements.
      * Assure compliance with all applicable State and Federal laws and
      regulations as they pertain to financial matters.
      * Manage Human Resources functions related to finance and financial
      accountability.
      * Oversee the operation of all facilities including safety and
      security needs.

      The Chief Business Officer must have the following skills and
      qualifications:

      * Entrepreneurial thinker with exceptional leadership skills and a
      desire to effect broad change in public education.
      * The proven ability to communicate clearly, perform at a high level
      under pressure, and work efficiently as a team member and as a
      leader.
      * Strong knowledge of educational policy and California public
      education financial requirements.
      * A thorough knowledge of non-profit and governmental generally
      accepted accounting principles.
      * Be familiar with California Public Education financial
      requirements.
      * Be computer proficient and experienced with Microsoft Word, Excel,
      Power Point, and QuickBooks.

      Apply for the Position

      Please send a resume, cover letter, and 2 letters of recommendation
      that address your skills/qualifications for the position. Please
      email and send hard copies of application to:

      Jennifer Andaluz
      Executive Director and Principal
      Downtown College Prep
      355 West San Fernando
      San Jose, CA 95100
      jandaluz@...

      * Salary will be determined commensurate with experience; financial
      rewards and incentives offered.
      * This position offers exceptional growth opportunities, including
      collaboration with locally and nationally renowned leaders in the
      field of public education.
      * Medical and dental benefits included.
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