Manzano Day School is an independent non-profit elementary school serving pre-k through 5th grade in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Founded in 1938, Manzano Day School is dedicated to innovative child-centered education, excellence in teaching, and Joy in Learning®. We enroll over 450 students from diverse backgrounds. We are accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS). For more information about Manzano Day School visit www.manzanodayschool.org.
The Director of Finance and Operations (the Director) is the school’s chief financial officer and is a full-time, exempt employee of the school. The Director reports to the Head of School. The Director oversees the budget, directs all accounting functions, provides expertise on Human Resource issues and provides analyses for management decisions. The Director serves on the Board of Trustees’ Finance and Facilities committees.
In addition to other tasks and projects as assigned, the Director supervises the following departments;
Maintenance. Three full-time employees perform custodial and groundskeeping tasks during the day. In the evening, a crew of two full-time employees and three outsourced employees clean all classrooms and offices. The Director plans summer maintenance activities and hires, with the Head of School’s approval, outside contractors to perform major projects.
Lunch. The Lunch Coordinator is a part-time employee who records lunch orders and works with the food vendor to serve student and staff lunches. The Director Supervises the Lunch Coordinator and the food vendor.
Bus and Vehicles. The Director manages two buses that run morning and afternoon routes throughout the city. Each bus has a driver and a bus monitor. The Director is responsible for the bus maintenance as well as the maintenance of three carry-all vehicles.
Fenton Ranch. The school owns Fenton Ranch in the Jemez Mountains where outdoor education and environmental education programs take place. The Director is responsible for hiring and supervising a caretaker for the property. All maintenance, repair, and preservation activities at Fenton Ranch are the responsibility of the Director.
Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance from an accredited college or university required.
Demonstrated success in analyzing and advising stakeholders regarding financial information.
Knowledge of the principles and best practices of effective and efficient asset/facility management
Five or more years of related professional experience.
Experience in the non-profit or education sector is preferred.
Current CPA certification or MBA preferred
Experience in nonprofit accounting and financial reporting standards and tax compliance issues.
Exemplary written and oral communication skills.
Must be able to work with flexibility, diplomacy, and enthusiasm in a team environment while exhibiting leadership and professionalism.