Position Title: Director of Finance & Operations (Full-Time)
FLSA Classification: Exempt
Reports to: Head of School
Date Modified: June, 2018
Frederica Academy lives the mission: To maximize each student’s potential and prepare him/her for college and adult life through the development of mind, body, and spirit. Employment at Frederica is more than a job. It is an opportunity to join a community of learners who seek challenge, commitment, and strong relationships. We serve as advocates for our students. Because we are a dynamic, forward-thinking independent college preparatory school, much is required of our administrators, faculty and staff. We challenge and inspire each student to fulfill his/her promise and to better the world. In a highly competitive school landscape, our emphasis on the whole child and our legacy of excellence in teaching set us apart. The work environment is noted for being family-friendly and flexible. The feeling in the school is encouraging, collaborative, and innovative. Our curricular philosophy emphasizes community-based, interdisciplinary and experiential learning. Collaboration and reflective practices are key to pedagogy at Frederica Academy. The school is committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body.
Director of Finance & Operations to oversee Accounting, Investments, Human Resources, Facilities, Information Technology, Front Office and all financial aspects of the school. The main focus of this position is financial and operational.
The Director of Finance works with and reports directly to the Head of School of Frederica Academy and assists with the oversight of the day-to-day operations of the school, including finance, maintenance, personnel, investments, and other capital assets. Under the direction of the Head of School, the Director also works closely with the Chair of the Board of Trustees, Chairs of the Finance, Investment, Audit, Buildings and Grounds Committees of the Board of Trustees, and other Committees charged with general oversight of the school’s operations as listed herein.
Participate as a key member and contributor to the administrative team.
Oversee the cash position and investment portfolio position of organization.
Prepare board level reports and provide recommendations to board committee members.
Manage risk including liability insurance, claims and other legal risks.
Supervise accounting, human resources/payroll, facilities, information technology, front office and food services.
Work closely with the Booster Club and Parent Association leadership to coordinate the organization’s financial matters, and advise them on all other relevant issues.
Work closely with the Head of School to develop and implement annual and long range budgets and plans.
Manage third-party contract for food services, which is responsible for providing a well-balanced, nutritional lunch for all students, staff and faculty every day that school is in session.
Coordinate the Information Technology needs of the school for school infrastructure as well as classroom activities with the various parties responsible.