Reporting to the President of the Academy, the Vice President for Finance & Operations understands and promotes the mission, standards, and policies of the Academy, supporting the primary goal of ensuring a high quality educational experience for every student.
The VP for Finance & Operations (VPFO), works strategically with the President of the school and the Board of Trustees to develop and implement appropriate policies for the long term viability of the Academy. (The VPFO is a member of the Academy’s Leadership Team and provides strategic and managerial leadership to ensure the long term sustainability of the financial operations of the school and its facilities.)
This position is responsible for all Academy Operations functions; Business Office (including Human Resources) investments, facilities, technology, health office, food service program and other school auxiliary functions.
Maintain high ethical standards and integrity in daily work with all constituencies and promote same standards for all operational oversight personnel
Provide direction to each operational area to ensure that goals are established which tie directly to the Academy’s strategic plan and that progress toward goals remains steady
Supervises and mentors the direct reports in each of the assigned operations areas and provides oversight in order to develop professional capacity and to establish internal controls within the various functions
Long-range financial planning & forecasting
Preparing the annual operating and capital budgets (in conjunction with the various program directors, department heads and principals) for Board approval and any additional reports necessary to assist them with their review of the budget
Managing the approved budget and preparing periodic financial reports
Manage banking relationships and the cash position of the organization
Support the Investment Committee of the board in the oversight of the school’s investment portfolio
Manage all aspects of the human resources/personnel function ensuring that policies and practices are clearly articulated, consistently applied, and conform to legal requirements
Manage Academy risk; general liability, fiduciary, cyber, campus safety, insurance, claims and related areas
Ensure coordination of systems across the academy to reduce redundancy
Interact with governmental entities, licensing, and professional organizations
Oversee the annual and major capital projects of the school
Represent the school at various regional, state and national associations relative to the role of Vice President
Point of contact for neighbor relations and engagement
Founded in 1857 by the Daughters of the Heart of Mary (DHM), Nardin Academy is the oldest independent Catholic school in Buffalo, consisting of a co-ed Montessori (toddlers, early childhood, including Montessori kindergarten, and grades 1-3); a co-ed elementary school (grades K-8); and a high school for young women (grades 9-12). For over 150 years, Nardin has provided academic excellence alongsid...e a strong moral foundation for its students. Nardin is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and National Catholic Educational Association and all three schools are accredited by the Middle States Association. Nardin's Montessori program, the oldest in Western New York, is accredited by the American Montessori Society (AMS). Located in the heart of the Elmwood Village, the main campus on Cleveland Avenue is on approximately four acres and houses the elementary and high schools, as well as the primary grade Montessori classrooms. The Montessori campus on West Ferry Street is on one acre and houses toddler, early childhood, and kindergarten classrooms and facilities. Across the three schools, which have a combined enrollment of 924 students, Nardin is a vibrant community with a dedicated faculty, an engaged student body, and state-of-the-art facilities.