Business Manager

Briya is committed to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) within our organization and the communities we serve. We seek to bring diverse candidates to our school because we value a diversity of experiences and ideas in our workplace.

To begin your application, please send your resume and cover letter to

Position Summary

Reporting to the Director of Finance, the Business Manager will work closely with the Director of Finance and the Director of Operations to manage financial procedures, daily financial operations, employee records and benefits administration at Briya Public Charter School— a leading two-generation education program serving immigrant parents and their young children in Washington, D.C. Briya is a Tier One Public Charter School, consistently achieving the highest educational outcomes through its innovative, family-centric programming.

This is a full-time hybrid position located in Washington, D.C.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Business Administrator position may include, but is not limited to, the following tasks and responsibilities:  

Human Resource Coordination:  

  • Oversees and manages the process for Briya hourly employee payroll. Issues engagement letter and employment contracts and onboarding documentation for hourly employees, as well as 1099 annual contractors.
  • Monitors time-sheet approval using the ADP Payroll software Sends reminders of time-sheet due dates and communicates with employee supervisor as necessary to obtain payroll approval.
  • Supports Finance Administrator to insure that hourly employee files are complete and up to date and properly filed
  • Responds to any payroll related inquiries from employees or
  • Assists other departments creating employee data reports as
  • Implements and updates human resource manual and policies for Briya hourly employee and volunteers with the support and approval of the Director of Finance

Budget and Grant Management: 

  • Assists with tracking budgetary spending by department and issues department budget reports Assist in meeting with department directors as needed to review department budget reports
  • Works as a liaison between the directors and departments on financial issues or other inquiries
  • Assists Director of Finance in assembling program and annual budget
  • Reviews and reconcile monthly budget vs actual grant reports from government and private foundations including Mary’s Center finance department
  • Monitors timesheets and expense tagging in QuickBooks to assure accurate allocation to grant projects.
  • Monitors grant budget expenditures for grants and update Director of Finance on changes necessary to control costs and meet project objectives.


  • Assists Director of Finance with PCSB, OTR and DC compliance requirements
  • Works as a liaison between the directors and departments on financial issues or other
  • Supports Finance Administrator and Early Childhood team with the NSLP annual application process and audit as needed.
  • Supports school operations staff with acquisition of permits and licenses as
  • Takes minutes at the board finance committee meetings
  • Other duties and responsibilities related to the Finance department may be added as


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies: 

  • Financial Management – Show accountability for implementation of internal control policies with each department to ensure that daily actions and behaviors drive fiscal success for Briya, e.g., support of student retention and recruitment efforts, oversight of careful departmental budgeting, cost conscious decisions.
  • Teamwork – Contribute to building a positive team spirit; Put success of the team above own interests; Support everyone’s efforts to succeed; Work well in multidisciplinary team setting.
  • Interpersonal Skills – Focus on solving conflict in cooperative manner instead of blaming, keep emotions under control.
  • Communication skills – Understand cultural and linguistic barriers to education. Have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Culturally Sensitive – Has a strong commitment to diversity, with respect and sensitivity to cultural and educational differences.
  • Ethics – Treat people with respect.
  • Organizational Support – Follow policies and procedures.
  • Professionalism – Treat others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position.
  • Safety and Security – Observe safety and security procedures; report potentially unsafe conditions; use equipment and materials properly.
  • Attendance/Punctuality – Be consistently at work and on time (work schedules are pre- determined between the employee and the person(s) to whom they report).
  • Dependability – Follow instruction and respond to management direction; Take responsibility for own actions; Commit to long hours of work when necessary to meet the needs of the participants.
  • Flexibility – Be flexible with work schedule and willing to participate in weekend and/or evening events as necessary.


Education and/or Experience –  

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business, Administration or related field
  • Minimum of three years of related experience
  • Advanced skills in MS Excel, MS Access, and excellent verbal and written presentation skills
  • Excellent time-management, problem-solving, analytical, and organizational skills.
  • Bilingual Spanish/English preferred

To begin your application, please send your resume and cover letter to