Business Services Director – Whitewater, WI

April 24, 2024
Application ends: May 31, 2024
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Job Description

Whitewater Unified School District is seeking a Director of Business Services beginning on July 1, 2024, with a base salary range expected to be $130,000 to $140,000 (based on experience); other benefits to be negotiated. The Director of Business Services is responsible for managing and overseeing the District’s Business Services to include accounting, purchasing, and payroll. All in alignment with the District mission, the policies of the School Board, and directive of the Superintendent.

Whitewater Unified School District has elements of rural and suburban communities. The City of Whitewater has a population of approximately 14,500. Whitewater is located in southern Wisconsin, approximately 45 miles west of Milwaukee, 45 miles east of Madison, and 100 miles northwest of Chicago. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, with an enrollment of over 10,500 students, offers residents a variety of cultural and educational opportunities. Whitewater is a vibrant, diverse community with a growing population of multilingual families. WUSD believes that all students can succeed. Every Student, Every Day, in a Unified Way.

The district serves 2000 (PK-12) students, in three elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. Whitewater Unified School District is committed to a focus on educational excellence for its students, professional staff and entire community. The Whitewater Unified School District School District consists of 200 square miles. The District has 350 employees, and a general fund budget of $29.6 million.

Mission – Whitewater Unified School District inspires and empowers students to achieve excellence in a safe, innovative educational environment.

Vision – Every Student, Every Day, in a Unified Way.

Inclusionary Statement – The Whitewater Unified School District celebrates and values community. We support and are inclusive of all students, staff, families, and community members. All are welcome and safe in our schools. We take seriously our responsibility to provide safe, nondiscriminatory, and inclusive environments for all people. We will continue to staunchly protect the rights of all people. All children will be safe and loved in our schools…Every Student, Every Day, in a Unified Way.

Core Values

  • Students as our #1 priority
  • High expectations for student achievement
  • Respect for and appreciation of human diversity
  • Excellence in teaching, leadership, and service
  • School, community and family partnerships
  • Responsible planning and management of resources
  • Education as the foundation of a strong community

District Highlights

  • 2024 Best Communities for Music Education
  • 2024 Herb Kohl Teacher Fellowship Award
  • WHS Robotics Team World Championship Qualifier
  • Implementation of Science of Reading
  • Improving DPI State Report Cards



  1. 3-5 years of related management experience in government or corporate settings, with preference for K-12 experience.
  2. Excellent leadership and self-direction skills, good judgment in handling difficult situations, and good organizational, time management, and conflict resolution skills.
  3. Demonstrated ability to build relationships with key stakeholders, lead diverse work teams, and develop strategies for organizational excellence.
  4. Strong verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking.
  5. Strong interpersonal communication skills required.
  6. Advanced analytical skills, including operational data analysis, quality management, and budgetary/financial management.
  7. Valid motor vehicle operator’s license
  8. Bachelor’s degree in a related field is preferred.
  9. Completion of or willingness to become certified with School Business Official (#5008) Wisconsin DPI License.



  1. Budget development and long-range financial planning
  2. Develop financial reports
  3. Complete claims for state and federal funds
  4. Oversee employee benefit programs
  5. Manage the district’s insurance program


Please email one continuous PDF document using the same order as below.

  1. Cover letter (stating interest and unique qualifications for the position)
  2. Full resume/vitae
  3. Three letters of recommendation
  4. Three names and contact information for three references (must be different names than the letters of recommendation).
  5. You may add up to five additional pages of material at the end of your application document (news articles, press releases, testimonials, letters, events, awards received, presentations etc.) to support your candidacy.


Completed application materials should be emailed to Mike Richie at and have Whitewater Unified School District – Director of Business Services Application in the subject line. Deadline to apply is May 31, 2024. Screening interviews begin as applications are received. Interviews to begin in early June, 2024.