DIRECTOR OF FINANCE AND OPERATIONS EVERGREEN COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL- 1036 El Rancho Road, Evergreen, CO 80439 REPORTS TO: Head of School JOB DESCRIPTION: The Director of Finance and Operations (DFO) reports directly to and serves as a strategic partner to the Head of School and is a member of the Senior Administrative Team. The DFO serves on the Board of Trustees Finance Committee, as well as other committees as directed by the Board (currently on Facilities Committee, Trusteeship Committee, and Master Campus Planning Committee). The DFO is responsible for strategic financial planning, budgeting, accounting, and reporting, overseeing all school operations and the supervision, coordination, and administration of all aspects of the Business Office, Facilities, Food service operations, risk management, employee management, and policy management. The DFO maintains relationships with banks, professional accountants, legal counsel, human resource professionals and insurance companies. To apply:
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ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE: • Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred. • 10+ years of financial and business leadership including work with non-profit boards; independent school experience a plus. • Strong, collaborative, high-energy leader, and experienced strategic thinker. • Demonstrated experience in the development of analysis for strategic decision-making, including key cost drivers, competitive analysis, market analysis, etc. • Experience developing long-range capital and operational budget planning. • Experience in strategic pricing to drive enrollment and meet market demand and expertise in optimizing financial aid. • Experience in determining alternative revenue sources in a non-profit setting. • Ability to lead strategic initiatives to completion while anticipating issues and identifying effective solutions across the school. • Experience in human resource management, employee benefits and payroll procedures. • Demonstrated experience in measuring and improving organization-wide productivity. • Effective collaboration skills, consistent meaningful contribution to senior leadership teams, and a focus on process as well as outcome. • Exceptional written/verbal communication and presentation skills, including the ability to distill complex topics and then communicate them effectively to varied audiences. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: • Manage, develop, and direct the annual operating budget. Plan and prepare forecasts of the financial condition of the school. Reports to the Head of School, Finance Committee, and the Board of Trustees on the results of the present operations of the school, and pro forma projections for future operations. • Establish an effective financial modeling system for strategic planning to aid the administration and the Board of Trustees in making strategic decisions. • Provide the financial information and planning that builds trust among faculty, administration, and Board of Trustees. • Manage and perform the day-to-day operations of the business office including payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable, student billing, bank reconciliations, collections, and all other accounting functions. • Perform annual audit, Forms 990 and 5500 tax filings, property tax exemption reports, charitable organization filings, DASL reporting for NAIS, ACIS dashboard reports and continuing disclosure reports as required for bank financing. • Maintain compliance with government regulations and changing regulatory environments. • Establish policies, procedures, standards, and strategies for areas of responsibility and provide appropriate internal controls and strengths to safeguard the school’s assets. • Oversee the risk management functions and purchase property, casualty, liability, and workers compensation insurance. • Manage human resources including employee relations, benefits and compensation, and safety for employees. • Oversee and direct implementation and administration of employee benefit programs including health and dental insurance, supplemental benefits, workers compensation, employee assistance and retirement plans. • Manage financial aid process, including preparation of materials, compilation of data for financial aid committee, record keeping, notification and follow up. • Supervise the Director of Facilities and oversee the physical plant and grounds functions. Serve as liaison to the Head of School and Board of Trustees on all facilities planning initiatives. With the Director of Facilities, manage all construction projects on campus. • Directly oversee relationships with business service providers (e.g. banks, auditors, attorneys, insurers, investment managers, food service and consultants). Secure the highest level of quality products and services for the school’s business functions, including measurements of cost effectiveness. • Oversee the food service program and manage the relationship with the outside vendor providing the program. • Oversee all short and long-term facility use partnerships with community organizations and individuals. • Support and mentor Director of Admissions, Director of Advancement, Director of Community Support, and Auxiliary Program Coordinator, all of whom are new to their roles. • Collaborate with and support the Head of School in all school operations.