Greene Street Friends School is a dynamic and cutting edge organization where you can make a real impact in the lives of children. Its commitment to equity makes it unique among schools. The Director of Finance and Operations is a vital role because…even in a place where the mission is to do good…fiscal responsibility and operational excellence are what allow the magic to happen. If the School’s mission resonates with you, then this could be the greatest job you’ve ever had!
The School has experienced tremendous growth over the last decade, and is healthy in terms of enrollment, academic program, facilities and finances. The expansion has dictated that a new strategy and build-out of financial reporting be implemented for the School’s increasingly complex financial picture, and that additional attention be focused on facilities. The Director of Finance and Operations will own these challenges. Make no mistake … this will be hard work and a true test of your business acumen to pull it together. But the rewards are plentiful!
For more information, please visit www.greenestreetfriends.org
About the Position
The Director of Finance and Operations will set the financial strategy, lead a high performing operations team, and engage with all constituencies of the School. This critical role reports to the GSFS Head of School and is uniquely positioned to advance the School’s work during a time of growth and innovation.
Manage cash flow and forecasting; direct financial, project-based and departmental accounting
Oversee and manage the annual audit
Manage related aspects of business operations – facilities, contracts, insurance, security, food service, transportation, safety
Requirements for Candidates:
Embrace the School’s mission.
5+ years of business experience in the education, nonprofit, or management consulting sectors
Strong accounting and technology skills; experience with Blackbaud’s Financial Edge desirable
Experience searching, negotiating, hiring and managing service providers
Team player willing to jump in and work with others in a flat organization
Communication and presentation skills that are strong and clear but low key
Project and operational management skills
Maturity in handling delicate situations with parents, employees, and other constituencies
Compensation: Competitive compensation based upon experience
The position begins July 1, 2019. Applicants may email resumes and cover letters to
Dr. Edward W. Marshall
Head of School
Greene Street Friends School is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to create and maintain a diverse community.
About Greene Street Friends School
Founded in 1855, Greene Street Friends School has operated continuously in central Germantown section of Philadelphia. The school’s curriculum emphasizes Quaker values, academic strength, and cultural competence. Greene Street graduates attend the top private and public magnet high schools, the largest percentage attending Central High School. Since the mid-1960’s the school has implemented a mission-based business model that prioritizes financial accessibility, with an enrollment of 45% - 55% students of color. Over the past twenty years, the school has doubled both in enrollment and campus size. Current enrollment is 307 students on a campus of three acres. The annual budget is $5M, no debt.