Stuart Hall School, a college-preparatory, Episcopal school founded in 1844 and located in Staunton, Va., is seeking a Chief Business Officer. Stuart Hall offers a coeducational day program for students in grades Pre-K-12 and a national and international co-ed boarding program for students in grades 8-12. The School has two campuses and enrolls approximately 300 students. The School is one of six schools under the ownership of Episcopal Church Schools in the Diocese of Virginia
The next Chief Business Officer will oversee an operating budget of $6 million supported by an endowment of $5 million and substantial alumni support. The Chief Business Officer reports to the Head of School and supervises the business office staff of two full-time staff and a part-time Controller, as well as the Director of Facility Services and the Director of Information Technology. Responsibilities include the following:
Supervise the work of the school business office personnel in use of standard accounting and bookkeeping procedures to keep an accurate continuous record of the cash and financial position of the school in accordance with GAAP.
Prepare a monthly operating statement for the head of school and the board of governors.
Work with budget managers in developing an annual budget and monitor their compliance. Ensure budget managers receive timely budgetary reports.
Oversee the management of all facilities, buildings and grounds and related projects, including construction and renovation.
Partner with the Director of Enrollment Management in recommending tuition rates and in setting annual enrollment goals. Serve on the financial aid committee and approve all awards.
Provide for the securing of an annual audit of the school’s financial records and financial positions.
Oversee the administration of the payroll and benefits program and the HR policies and practices of the school by the Payroll and Benefits Specialist.
Oversee all accounts receivable (student billing and collections) and all accounts payable operations for the school.
Manage risk at the school to ensure the safety of personnel and students in their use of the facilities and to maintain appropriate levels of insurance to protect the property and to cover the liability of the school.
Oversee school transportation, including transportation routes, schedules and contracts.
Oversee all school purchasing, financial investments and banking activities.
Ensure the effective management of the bookstore and any other auxiliary enterprises of the school.
Ensure the effective management of the food-service operation.
Ensure the effective management of the technological infrastructure of the school and assist in setting priorities.
Assist the head of school with decisions regarding salaries and benefits for all personnel.
Provide staff support, in conjunction with the head of school, to the Finance Committee and the Executive Committee of the Board of Governors, and to the school’s Foundation board.
Represent the school at various regional, state, and national associations relative to the role of being the business manager.
4-year degree, with CPA or MBA preferred.
A minimum of five years of business management experience in an educational setting.
Strong knowledge of non-profit accounting needed. Experience with Blackbaud preferred.
Excellent communication, interpersonal, managerial, presentation and organizational skills.
Proficient in computer skills and applications.
Sensitivity to cultural and ethnic diversity.
The Chief Business Officer position is full-time, starting July 1, 2017, and offers a competitive salary and full benefits package. To apply, submit a resume and cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position.