Chief Procurement Officer

  • Company: Los Angeles Unified School District
  • Location: Los Angeles, California 90017 United States
  • Salary: $177,814 to $221,537
  • Date Posted: May 4, 2023
  • Closing Date: June 2, 2023


LAUSD’s vision is to be a progressive leader in education by providing a dynamic and inspiring learning experience where all students graduate ready for success. The Los Angeles Unified School District (approx. 572,000 students), the nation’s second largest public school system, is recruiting for a proven strategic, collaborative, and innovative executive to direct the district’s Procurement Services Division. The selected executive will report to the Deputy Chief Business Officer and lead a division with a dedicated team of approximately 500 members, with an annual operating budget of $76 million, and a $2.5 billion-plus annual procurement and contracting enterprise. The Los Angeles Unified School District seeks a proven executive leader who is willing to promote a culture of procurement best practices. A dynamic leader who is an open minded visionary and possesses an inclusive and thoughtful approach to managing an impactful procurement team. The ideal candidate will be adept at systems management and facilitating a strong, positive, and healthy work environment. An ability to navigate in a high-profile complex organization is required.


Successful candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in business or public administration or a closely related field. A master’s degree in business or public administration is desirable. Procurement industry certifications would be helpful. At a minimum, experience should include six years of responsible management experience in procurement and contracting, including experience with large, multi- year construction contracts and bond programs preferably within large, urban school districts or other large complex governmental organizations. Three of those years should be at an executive level with responsibility for a major procurement business operation.

Application Process

The recruitment is being conducted by The Hawkins Company (search consultants) and interested individuals are invited to submit a resume and cover letter expressing their interest electronically to: Application materials received by 6/2/2023 will receive first consideration. The position will be open until filled. Confidential inquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Ms. Yonnine Hawkins Garr at 323-252-1655, or Ms. Adrienne Montgomery at 310-995-3884,

Contact Info

Name: Yonnine Hawkins
Phone: 323-252-1655
Closing Date: June 2, 2023