Based in Fort Worth, Texas, All Saints’ Episcopal School was founded in 1951 as a neighborhood preschool. Since then, the School has experienced transformational growth from a modest parish day school to a premier early childhood through college preparatory community serving 3-year-olds through 12th grade. Its mission statement is to promote academic excellence in a nurturing, Christian environment and to uphold the Anglican tradition of worship. Its stated outcome is a graduate of All Saints’ Episcopal will exercise genius within, through developing a relationship with God, by engaging the world and by serving others.
All Saints’ Episcopal School is situated on 147 acres in west Fort Worth and is one of the largest EC-12th grade Parish-independent Episcopal day schools in the country. And while the face of the School has changed over the years, the foundation and rich tradition has remained the same. Graduates attend a wide variety of selective colleges and universities. The School is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest and the Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and the National Association of Episcopal Schools.
The Chief Financial Officer (hereinafter referred to as the CFO) reports directly to Head of School Dr. Tad Bird (in his twenty-third year at All Saints’) and is a member of the senior administrative team. This position works in close and regular collaboration with the Head, Board of Trustees, and senior administrators to ensure adequate resources—human, financial, and operational—are available to support the excellence of the program and its people, providing strategic direction and overseeing all matters related to finance, budget, facilities, life/safety, legal affairs, risk management, and related policies and procedures. Direct reports to the CFO include the Director of Finance, Facilities Manager, Manager of Life/Safety, Information Technology, Dining Services. The Business Office includes the Director of Finance, Human Resources, Accounts Payable, Receivable, and Purchasing. Overseeing the Human Resources Function and serving as the liaison to the Board Finance, Facilities and Investment Committees will be essential.
The CFO is responsible for the financial integrity of the school and will be responsible for the management of the financial operations, business contracts, procurement, and employee benefits. The CFO will serve as a sounding board to the Head of School as well as the Board of Trustees and will be expected to explore non-traditional revenue streams for the school. The CFO directs the preparation of all fiscal reports and prepares, presents, and interprets reports for the Head of School, the Finance and Executive Committees, as well as the Board of Trustees.
The CFO must be an effective leader who can manage information, people, and processes. As such, she/he must be skillful in dealing effectively with a wide variety of issues, situations, and problems in collaboration with leadership, the Board, employees, and parents. The CFO must be able to produce consistently high-quality work, inspire, and motivate others to work toward school goals.
All Saints’ Episcopal School is a strong School community. The strength of our program is built on generations of cultivating and sustaining relationships. Community is the operative word. Therefore, this position includes balancing significant professional acumen with effectively managing interpersonal relationships, including the School’s volunteer leadership.
Work closely with the Head of School and other senior staff in short- and long-term strategic planning; establish and maintain strong relationships with staff so as to identify their needs and seek full range of business solutions.
Partnering with the Head of School and Board of Trustees to develop financial strategy and scenarios, the annual operating budget and maintain long-range financial model.
Leading the financial relationship with Board committees (Finance and Facilities) and Foundations committees (Investment). Work closely with the committees and provide them with independent perspective on the organization’s finances, facility needs, budgeting, and strategic planning.
Attend Board meetings and prepare financial reports for Finance and Board meetings. Active participation in the planning and staffing of these meetings is required.
Evaluate long-range economic trends and develop projections for future enrollment; research and provide analysis of opportunities for best use of campus, possible campus expansion, and alternative revenue strategies to strategically enhance financial performance.
Administrative control and supervision of all business and financial operations of the school. Develop, plan, and recommend practices and procedures for proper financial and operational controls.
Directly manage cash flow and banking relationships including negotiation and utilization of credit facilities and cash management processes.
Operate and supervise the Business Office, information technology, building and grounds, food services, the school store, and health services. Serving a key role in the employee and vendor contract processes as well as in legal matters, insurance, and employee benefits.
Work closely with Enrollment Management to develop a financial aid strategy and funding; Serve as a member of the Financial Aid committee.
Manage the preparation of monthly and annual financial reports, including the annual audit.
Manage development of roadmap for information technology to support the School’s Education Technology plan and programs.
Serve as a liaison in connection with construction projects in process; assist in planning and managing all future capital improvement projects. Serve as liaison to public agencies, city, county, and state for issues of institutional concern.
Assume other assignments as determined by the Head of School.
BBA in Accounting or Finance from an accredited four-year institution.
CPA is required; MBA is highly desirable.
Seasoned and mature leader with at least 10 plus years of broad finance and operations related experience; background in an educational institution or not-for-profit is preferred.
Public accounting experience is not required but is preferred.
Creative, strategic, and forward thinker with experience in major institutional capital improvement projects highly desirable; ability to provide sound financial expertise so as to position the school for continued growth.
Excellent written and oral communication skills; strong organizational ability. Assured public presence and comfort level with faculty, staff, Board of Trustees, parents, and high-level donors. Ability to communicate the case for support in lay terms to trustees and other stakeholders.
Demonstrated leadership ability, team management, and interpersonal skills.
Strong analytical/problem solving skills and the ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analyses.
Demonstrated ability to deal with unexpected events, uncertainty, and change management. Ability to manage multiple projects across functions and timely resolution of issues.
Excellent budgeting and financial reporting background; knowledge of not-for-profit accounting and regulatory reporting.
Strong management skills and the ability to work closely with diverse groups of people, including employees at all levels, vendors, suppliers, and other outside professionals with whom the organization deals with on a regular basis.
High level of integrity, dependability, and sound judgement.
All Saints’ Episcopal School of Fort Worth is an equal-opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, gender, veteran or marital status, age, national or ethnic origin. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, veteran or marital status, age, or national and ethnic origin in administration of all phases of the employment relationship, including recruitment, advertising, hiring, promotion, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay, and all other forms of selection, training, and compensation.