The Army and Navy Academy (the “Academy”) is a military boarding school for young men, grades 7-12. It is one of just a handful of all-boys military schools in the United States, and it enjoys a 106-year rich history of educating, mentoring, and developing good character and leadership in young men. In addition to high standards of academic, athletic and military leadership programs, the Academy builds virtuous young men. Our leadership training is grounded in moral values to produce men who not only do well but live well. We are not the outdated, popular culture version of a military boarding school. Parents and boys conclude that other public and private school options do not meet their needs and choose The Academy for the transformational experience it presents. All of this is delivered by a committed and passionate faculty and staff on a spectacular beachfront campus in Northern San Diego County, CA. The Academy also offers a popular and robust non-military Summer Program.
The unique educational opportunity of the Academy is its blend of a boy-focused education system that infuses both a military component and boarding school component. We do not operate in this manner because of historical preservation, we do it in the belief it produces the best results for our young men. That being said, most of our graduates do not move directly into a military career— 97% move on to college or university. Strong academics coupled with our proud Army and Navy Academy military focus result in a transformational experience — boys become confident, thoughtful, and virtuous young men. Academics, leadership, and character development form the “whole cloth” of the Academy experience. For more information on The Academy, visit our website at www.armyandnavyacademy.org. For more information on the compelling science of why boys learn differently, visit https://GurianInstitute.com.
The Chief Operations Officer (COO) reports directly to the President, Major General Arthur Bartell. The COO is the key day-to-day liaison between the President and Finance, Human Resources, Marketing and Advancement. The COO is responsible for the planning and day-to-day supervision of all Academy operational functions, including Facilities, Information Technology, Food Services and Cadet Store. The COO also interfaces with the Dean of Academics, Cadet Life Commandant, and Athletics Director. The COO leads special project work and works closely with the President on a wide variety of administrative and executive duties and initiatives involving the President’s office and its priorities. The COO, with the support of the Executive Assistant, coordinates the execution of Academy-wide projects undertaken by the President – including campus beautification and construction – and handles questions, concerns, issues and requests on the President’s behalf.
Oversee internal staff and external vendors to manage operations in the areas of Facilities, IT, Food Services, Cadet Store, and Procurement including careful management of permits and compliance.
Ensure facility and IT solutions and plans are in place and consistent with the Academy’s growth, mission and available funds.
Ensure staffing, systems, and vendors are in place for food programs with timely, reliable, safe, on-budget, and fully compliant delivery.
Facilitate strategic management processes, provide expertise and program management for specific initiatives out of the President’s office that are critical in meeting the Academy’s strategic planning goals.
Interface with Directors across the Academy to ensure institutional alignment and synergy with the strategic plan.
Act as a liaison to the Board of Trustees on key executive matters as delegated by the President.
Coordinate and play a lead role in community relations with the President’s office and the Academy.
Participate in key meetings with faculty, administrators, and others as needed and directed by the President. Accurately represents the President’s position in internal meetings and discussions to help drive understanding and move decision-making forward. Visible in campus events and ceremonies.
Education & Experience Required
Bachelor’s degree in related field (MBA preferred).
Proven track record planning, leading and managing staff to work collaboratively and achieve individual, team and organizational goals.
Minimum 10 years of progressively increasing operational, financial, administrative, and strategic planning experience preferably from private education; however, possibly from a transferrable role in the nonprofit or for-profit sector.
Familiarity with the nuances and specifics of multi-year construction projects.
Strong analytical and data-driven mindset that translates into successful leadership and improved results.
Excellent demonstrated judgment and diplomacy in working with diverse groups to address complex issues.
Ability to inspire employees to perform up to their potential and optimize their productivity.
Understands the organization’s financial performance.
Positively motivates the team.
Tracks and measures staff performance.
Creates a positive learning environment.
Maximizes staff utilization.
Ensures highest of standards.
Exhibits sincere belief, commitment, enthusiasm and pride in organizational values and mission.
Highly professional but with a reasonable sense of humor.
Business Savvy - Understands a broad array of business functions, how they interrelate to drive efficiency, growth, and "profit" in a nonprofit organization.
Stakeholder Relationship Building - Champions the interests of all stakeholders in a balanced manner - trustees, parents, faculty, staff, cadets, vendors and community.
Achievement Orientation - Constantly raises the bar and presses the organization towards a higher level of achievement.
Efficiency Orientation - Gets the most out of limited resources while achieving quality results.
Operational Management - Continually stays focused on business operations in order to maximize ongoing performance.
Flexibility - Responds to change and others’ ideas comfortably.
Mature Confidence - Approaches others assertively, responsibly and supportively.
Integrity - Demonstrates honesty and strong values through consistent action.
Energy and Stamina - Focuses a high level of energy on the business and manages stress effectively.
Additional Salary Information: Please direct confidential inquiries to:
Dennis M. Boyer
Chairman, PrestonClarke and Company
Laguna Niguel, CA