Chief Finance and Operations Officer (CFO/COO)

Francis Howell School District   Saint Charles, MO   Full-time     Finance
Posted on November 20, 2023
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Chief Finance and Operations Officer (CFO/COO)

The Francis Howell School District 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 are medical & 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 Finance and Operations Officer

The Francis Howell School District is seeking a Chief Finance and Operations Officer to support the execution of the district’s vision and mission by overseeing and aligning critical district administrative functions, processes, and special projects that engage multiple divisions. This executive level position has oversight responsibility for operational areas including budget, finance, debt management, business services, purchasing services, nutrition services, maintenance, custodial and grounds services, auditing, and construction and facility projects. 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.  Click Apply Now to see the official job posting, then click the Job Description attachment on that page.

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 finance and operations 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:

  • Current Resume
  • Three current letters of reference
  • Letter of Interest addressed to: Lisa Simpkins, Chief Human Resources Officer


  • Application deadline – December 17, 2023

Salary commensurate with education and experience. Minimum salary $175,000.