DEERFIELDASSOCIATES is pleased to announce a high profile search on behalf of a new client in Gill St. Bernard’s School for aChief Financial Officer. The School, located on a beautiful 208-acre collegiate-style campus in Gladstone, New Jersey, seeks a strategically-oriented and experienced financial and business leader to fill the key position of Chief Financial Officer. This opportunity is available in July 2019. The CFO, who also serves as the COO, will work closely with the Head of School in support of the school’s mission and strategic plan. The CFO is responsible for the organization, management and implementation of comprehensive business, financial, and investment initiatives for the school. The new CFO will be a key member of the senior leadership team that oversees the day-to-day operation of the school as well as the “big picture” issues and ambitious plans that outline the school’s future.
The ideal candidate for this high-profile position is a strategic thinker who has exceptional leadership and critical thinking skills. Our goal is to recruit a seasoned professional who will build on the significant accomplishments of the outgoing CFO (who is retiring in June 2019) and determine what policies, technologies and programs need to be adapted to respond to the needs of the school and its strategic priorities. The candidate will be proficient with accounting systems (Blackbaud is a plus) and in effective data management and analysis to support innovation and efficiency across the organization. The candidate we seek must have demonstrated leadership in implementing change, fostering a high level of teamwork and customer service while embracing technological advancement. Responsibilities include management and strategic leadership of the Business Office to ensure that appropriate financial controls are utilized effectively. Reporting directly to the Head of School, the CFO will manage a team of 7 direct reports, 18 indirect reports, all full-time. The CFO will oversee staff in the areas of finance, facilities and security, budgeting and planning, purchasing, technology, endowment, risk management, legal, housekeeping, human resources, summer programs, food service, health center, school store and school bank, and related interactions with parents, faculty, staff, and administration.
Gill St. Bernard's School is an independent, non-sectarian, coeducational, college preparatory school serving approximately seven-hundred (700) students from preschool through grade 12 from approximately sixty north-central New Jersey communities. This year’s senior class has 91 students. The campus includes the 128-acre Home Winds farm, the school's dynamic liberal arts curriculum offers families a well-rounded program of academics, as well as award-winning arts and athletics programs. The graduates of the class of 2018 were accepted at many of the country's most prestigious colleges and universities, including Chapel Hill, Cornell, Duke, Haverford, Princeton, Vassar, Wake Forest, and UC Davis. The annual operating budget for the School is $27,293,900 dollars. The current endowment is approximately $11 million dollars. For more information and background please visit www.gsbschool.org.
This high visibility senior leadership position will be filled following a comprehensive national search. A full search description including the academic credentials, work experiences and skill sets required may be viewed at: https://deerfieldassociates.com/gill-st-bernards-school/. Gill St. Bernard’s School offers a dynamic and supportive work environment, competitive salaries and a generous benefits package including a retirement plan, paid vacations, and medical insurance.
To explore this superb career opportunity on a highly confidential basis, interested individuals should send a resume, letter of interest (both as WORD documents) and a list of references (which will only be contacted if mutual interest is determined to: Doug Cooney, Executive Search Consultant, DEERFIELD ASSOCIATESExecutive Search, Inc. 572 Washington Street, Suite 15, Wellesley, MA 02482 Telephone: 781-237-2800. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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