North Cross School in Roanoke, Virginia seeks a new Assistant Head for Finance & Operations (Business). The school has retained Big Back Pack LLC to execute a national search. North Cross School is an independent, day/boarding, non-sectarian, college preparatory school located in Roanoke, Virginia, that serves children from early childhood through twelfth grade. The new Assistant Head for Finance and Operations (Business) will oversee all aspects of the School’s finances and business operations, working closely with the Head of School, Board of Trustees, and Senior Leadership. The Assistant Head will have direct, managerial oversight of Human Resources and Risk Management. The School is looking for a person that is an outstanding financial professional, effective communicator, and true team player.
The School is most interested in candidates who demonstrate the following qualifications and credentials:
Bachelor’s degree required; MBA preferred. Accounting, Finance, Managerial Accounting. A certified public accountant (CPA) now or in the past would be a plus.
10-plus years of financial and operational experience in a non-profit or for-profit organization(s). Direct experience in an independent school is desirable.
Experience on senior administrative teams and working with non-profit Boards.
Proven interest and measurable experience in all aspects of Human Resources is critical, including benefits administration, employee, and payroll procedures.
Experience with the Blackbaud platform, including Financial Edge and Smart Tuition is a plus.
Demonstrated experience in the development of analysis for strategic decision-making, such as key cost drivers, competitive analysis, market analysis, organizational strengths and weaknesses, etc.
Demonstrated ability to take complex subjects, distill them, and then communicate them to varied audiences. Strong hands-on approach and keen attention to detail.
Proven experience in effective cash management and bank relations.
An interest in and experience with the implementation of investment policy.
Interested and qualified candidates should submit electronically in one email and as separate documents (preferably PDFs) the following materials:
A cover letter expressing their interest in this particular position
A current résumé
A one-page statement of professional philosophy and leadership practice
An annotated list of five professional references with name, phone number, and email address (references will be contacted only with prior candidate approval). Must include past employers that are immediate supervisors.