The Heritage School in Newnan, Georgia seeks a new Director of Finance & Operations. The school has retained Big Back Pack LLC to execute a national search for its next Director. For more information, contact Steve Mandell at email@example.com.
The new Director of Finance & Operations will oversee all aspects of the School’s finances and operations, working closely with the Head of School, Board of Trustees, and Senior Leadership. S/he must forge strong relationships within the larger school community, and will be asked to manage roles and responsibilities of the Operations Team to maximize service to the mission of the school. The Director will have direct, managerial oversight of the Facilities and Information Technology functions of the school, in addition to Human Resources.
Successful candidates will have measurable experience and interest in both finance and operations as well as demonstrated leadership in a strategic role. The School is looking for a person that is an outstanding financial professional, effective communicator, and true team player.
Core Qualifications and Credentials:
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 nonprofit Boards.
Demonstrated experience in measuring and improving organization-wide productivity.
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.
Experience in benefits administration, employee, and payroll procedures.
Experience managing building projects, facilities, and information technology.