Chief Financial / Operating Officer

Francis Howell School District   Saint Charles, MO   Full-time     Finance
Posted on May 10, 2023
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Chief Financial / Operating Officer

The Francis Howell School District is the second largest school district in St. Charles County. It is a great place to live, work and go to school. FHSD is committed to the recruitment and retention of top-notch employees with the determination and drive to create a positive and effective 21st century learning environment for our students.

The District offers a generous and comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees and their eligible dependents. There is a choice of three medical and four dental plan options, vision coverage, employee assistance program, district-paid employee basic life insurance of $75,000, voluntary employee life insurance, voluntary dependent life insurance and voluntary accidental death and dismemberment coverage.

Chief Financial/Operating Officer
The Francis Howell School District is seeking a Chief Financial/Operating Officer to serve as a part of the Executive Cabinet leadership team. The Chief Financial/Operating Officer will provide strategic vision, leadership and direction for the business and data processing functions to ensure continuous improvement and support to schools. This position will work to establish general accounting procedures, report periodic financial results, and prepare the annual budget. The CFO/COO will supervise the accounting, purchasing and employee benefits functions. Depending on skill, the position may oversee multiple areas including technology, facilities, and food service. The selected candidate will provide district-wide leadership, coordination, accountability, and management to accomplish the district’s mission of being responsible stewards of people, time, and financial resources. The job description explains the responsibilities of the position more fully.

Francis Howell School District
801 Corporate Centre Drive
O’Fallon, MO 63376


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related area required (Master’s degree in Business Administration preferred)
  • Successful experience working in Missouri school or Governmental finance (minimum five years, required)
  • Experience in leadership roles of increasing responsibility including decision making, management, and long-range planning required
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Budgeting and financial reporting knowledge and leadership experience
  • Strategic planning and action plan implementation experience
  • Ability to problem-solve and collaborate with a diverse group of stakeholders including teachers, parents, community members, and administrators
  • Excellent management and supervision skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Proven problem-solving abilities

Application Materials:
Please complete the administrator application via the Francis Howell School District website. In addition, please attach the following items to your application:

  • Letter of Interest addressed to:

         Lisa Simpkins, Chief Human Resources Officer
         Francis Howell School District
         801 Corporate Centre Drive
         O’Fallon, MO 63376

  • Current Resume
  • Three current letters of reference



  • Application deadline – June 11, 2023


Salary commensurate with education and experience. Minimum salary $154,000.