The Iron County School District Board of Education is seeking qualified candidates for the position of:

Business Administrator

Please forward all required application materials and information to:

Richard C. Stowell, Executive Director Utah School Boards Association
860 East 9085 South
Sandy UT, 84094
Phone: 801-566-1207
Fax: 801-561-4579

All applications and other materials must arrive at the Utah School Boards Association offices no later than 4:00p.m., Friday, November 8, 2019 for first review.

The position is open until filled with first review of applications the week of November 11, 2019.

Salary and Benefits
Salary will be competitive with similar-sized Utah school districts and will be determined by the Board based on qualifications, education and experience.

Benefits include:
  • Group health insurance through EMI
  • Term life insurance
  • Utah State Retirement System including 401K
  • Payment of professional dues in approved professional associations
  • Earned vacation and PTO
Duties of the Business Administrator
Subject to the direction of the district superintendent of schools, the district business administrator shall:
  1. Attend all meetings of the board, keeping an accurate recording of its proceedings, and having custody of the seal and records;
  2. Be custodian of all district funds, be responsible and accountable for all money received and disbursed, and keep accurate records of all revenues received and their sources;
  3. Countersign with the board president all warrants and claims against the district as well as other legal documents approved by the board;
  4. Prepare and submit to the board each month a written report of the district’s receipts and expenditures;
  5. Use uniform budgeting, accounting, and auditing procedures and forms approved by the Utah State Board of Education, which shall be in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles or auditing standards, and Title 63J, Chapter 1, Utah Budgetary Procedures Act;
  6. Prepare and submit to the board a detailed annual statement for the period ending June 30, of the revenue and expenditures, including beginning and ending balances;
  7. Assist the superintendent in the preparation and submission of a tentative budget required by law, and statistical and fiscal reports as required by the State Board of Education;
  8. Insure that adequate internal controls are in place to safeguard the district’s funds; partnership with district administrators in fiscal management, providing service, support, data analysis, input and assistance;
  9. Provide general supervision for accounting, payroll, purchasing, inventory, transportation, custodial, food service, maintenance and construction;
  10. Manage the districtʼs benefits, including, but not limited to, health insurance, state retirement and investment products, life insurance, long term disability, voluntary products and ancillary products; and
  11. Perform other duties as assigned by the board and/or superintendent
Application and Selection
  • Candidates must submit a formal application that includes the following:
    1. A letter of interest
    2. Application available at
    3. Resume listing professional and job-related experience
    4. Transcripts
    5. Three letters of recommendation
    6. Written response for each of the following items:
      • What is your personal philosophy of the role of a Business Administrator?
      • What is your experience and approach to forecasting models?
      • What is your experience and approach to zero base budgeting for school finance?
      • What would be your approach to facilitating the provision of resources that will support the Districtʼs mission, vision and goals?
  • The Board of Education will review the application materials of all qualified candidates and may gather additional information on a candidate if they choose to do so. Together, they will select those candidates who will be extended an invitation for an interview.
  • The Board of Education will interview candidates and conduct additional background checks and gather other information as required. The Board will then select the candidate of its choice for the position of Business Administrator.
  • No application materials will be returned.
The Iron County School District Board of Education is seeking a Business Administrator who:
  • Has at minimum a Bachelorʼs Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or other related field. Additional consideration will be given to applicants with a CPA, MBA or Masterʼs Degree in Accounting or other related field, or previous experience in school district finance and business.
  • Has or will develop a comprehensive understanding of school district budgets, revenue sources, obligations, services and programs.
  • Is an even-tempered individual who maintains an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect.
  • Is a good listener and effective communicator who is accessible and works collaboratively with others.
  • Is a visionary, creative thinker, decisive and self-confident leader who builds confidence in others.
  • Is a goal setter and long-range planner.
  • Is able to perform a full range of school district financial and supervisory duties including:
    • performing complex tasks using spreadsheets, databases, and word processing applications;
    • analyzing and interpreting data; and
    • having a working knowledge of and/or record of sound investment strategies and is bondable.
The Iron County Community
Iron County is the ideal home base for a national park adventure located in the center of Zion, Bryce Canyon, Cedar Breaks and Kolob Canyons. Also, our I-15 access makes it easy getting here; just two and a half hours from Las Vegas and four hours from Salt Lake City. Air travel is also easy with daily jet service into the Cedar City Regional Airport through the Salt Lake City based Delta Connection.

A community surrounded by National Parks, Iron County (Cedar City, Enoch, Parowan and Paragonah) offers visitors, friends and residents the opportunity to experience a wealth of variety. One can enjoy the Tony Award Winning Utah Shakespeare Festival in the summer and fall, or ride the fresh powder of Brian Head Ski Resort during the winter months. The Frontier Homestead State Park Museum is open year-round in the heart of Cedar City. The Heritage Center presents an assortment of plays, symphonies, ballets, art shows and a multitude of cultural events and entertainment.

Cedar City, Utah has earned the distinction of being Festival City, USA due to the incredible theatrical and cultural offerings, like the Utah Shakespeare Festival, Neil Simon Festival, Groovefest, and the Cedar City Livestock and Heritage Festival to name just a few. In Cedar City you will discover a unique small city complete with world-renowned theatricals, astounding beauty, and unbelievable outdoor recreation.

The Larry H. Miller Utah Summer Games comes to Cedar City annually where over 10,000 athletes participate in a variety of events.

Iron District has phenomenal support from its patrons. Great numbers of volunteers regularly participate in school processes, programs and events.

Additional information regarding the Cedar City area and Iron County may be found at
Board of Education
  • Stephen Allen – President
    • Precinct 3
  • Michelle Lambert – Vice President
    • Precinct 4
  • Michelle Jones – Member
    • Precinct 1
  • Mary Ann Kemp – Member
    • Precinct 2
  • Dale Brinkerhoff – Member
    • Precinct 5
Statistics & District Facts
ICSD current assessed valuation $4,556,203,892
General Fund Per Pupil Expenditure for Fiscal Year 2019 $7,405
Student Enrollment 9,587
Certified Employees 554
Classified Employees 717
TOTAL Employees 1,271
ICSD Mission: Reaching Higher:
Creating a Better Tomorrow for ALL
ICSD Vision:
Empowering ALL to learn at high levels through systematic district- and school-wide support.
ICSD Collective Commitments:
  1. We will actively promote and support the Districtʼs mission, vision, values and goals.
  2. We will contribute to the success and productivity of high- functioning professional learning communities at every level of the district system.
  3. We will hold high standards and expectations for student and educator success through self-reflection and collective inquiry regarding best practices.
  4. We will focus our efforts on student and educator learning to promote and realize increased student achievement as identified in the six foundational components of the ICSD school improvement framework.
  5. We will commit to a high level of mutual support and trust among all members of the learning community at all levels of the district system.
  6. We will manage the Districtʼs resources in a manner that addresses the needs of the community, establishes community partnerships, and builds community support.
  7. We will recognize and celebrate the individual and collective efforts and achievements of the Iron County School District community.
District Budget for 2019-2020
General Fund $72,374,153
Student Activity Fund $2,277,500
Capital Projects Fund $5,395,639
Food Services Fund $3,830,000
Debt Service Fund $7,755,393
Non - K-12 Programs Fund $1,548,357
Tax Rate Levied by District
Basic State Levy .001661
Voted Leeway Levy .000800
Board Local Levy .001163
Debt Service Levy .001588
Capital Projects Levy .001000
TOTAL .006212