School business managers oversee the administration and allocation of budgets and resources in a variety of public and private learning institutions. School business managers typically work during regular office hours on weekdays. Their work is both independent and collaborative, as they may have to work with other faculty members and give presentations, as well as perform a number of independent tasks. The tasks involved in the school business manager's position include helping meet organizational goals related to management and budget, preparing and executing quarterly and annual budgets, organizing and executing fundraisers, and completing recordkeeping related to these campaigns.
The skills needed for a successful school business manager are the ability to work independently, give effective presentations, and collaborate when necessary, as well as the ability to identify and assess budgets. These professionals should have strong organizational skills, the ability to work well under deadlines, experience with basic computer software such as the Microsoft Office suite, and excellent mathematical skills. Some educational facilities may cater to special needs pupils, and school business managers may need additional skills and information to succeed in this environment.
Requirements for school business managers typically include at least a bachelor's degree in business management or a related field, as well as at least two years of experience in budgeting, education, finance, investments, and/or related fields.
School Business Manager Tasks
Provide overall management of financial operations, practice growth, marketing and administration.
Drive business functions and ensures employee efforts support organizational goals and objectives.
Manage business and financial affairs related to the administration of business unit or department.