MIS is a school community that lives by its promise that no one waits to learn. The Director of Business Services is critical to ensuring that students and teachers have resources to fulfill their various and unique potentials. The Director of Business Services reports to the Head of School. Responsibilities include the following:
To keep an accurate, continuous record of the cash and financial position of the school and manage the financial operation of the school so that the institution remains financially healthy;
To supervise the work of the school’s accountant/bookkeeper and use standard accounting and bookkeeping procedures to keep an accurate, continuous record of the cash and financial position of the school and manage the financial operation of the school so that the institution remains financially stable;
To prepare and present weekly operating reports and monthly financial statements for the Head of School;
To be the front face of the business side of the school for parents and the community, including support with tuition questions, managing receivables and payables, and liaising with vendors.
To provide a monthly report of expenditures for use of each individual budget center within the school;
To establish a plan and schedule for the preparation of the annual budget that will permit the setting of the succeeding year’s tuition at a Board of Trustees meeting in December;
To secure an annual, independent audit of the school’s financial records and financial positions, and supporting the auditors in their research and requests;
To oversee all school purchasing, procurement, financial investments, banking activities, taxes, payroll, and benefits programs;
To support school growth with evaluation and deployment of new back-office software and policies as needed;
To provide staff support, in conjunction with the Head of School, to the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees.
To manage risk at the school to ensure the safety of personnel and students in their use of the facilities and to maintain appropriate levels of insurance to protect the property and to cover the liability of the school;
To oversee school transportation, including transportation routes, schedules and contracts and to assess the performance of the transportation companies;
To supervise, evaluate, and coordinate the work of the facility staff, contractors, and support staff;
To ensure the effective management of the school store, after school programs, the food-service operation, and any other auxiliary enterprises of the school;
To assist the Head of School with decisions regarding salaries and benefits for all personnel;
To represent the school at various regional, state, and national associations relative to the role of being the business manager;
To perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School;
To support the school and its leadership.
Education and Skills
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or business required. MBA preferred.
Salary based on experience, education, and board-approved compensation tables, to be no less than $70,000.
Skills: clarity in communications; positive, supportive, all-in attitude; capable of seeing the big picture while remaining committed to day-to-day task effectiveness; collaborative, creative, fearless team player; demonstrates eagerness to understand and implement priorities of the school; able to manage a variety of personalities; embraces an entrepreneurial spirit.
Midtown International School serves gifted and academically superior students who thrive in small class environments. The globally-minded curriculum and problem-based instruction create a community of engaged global leaders dedicated to the values of respect, responsibility, citizenship, and justice.
The school immerses students in a diversity of viewpoints that transcend national, ethnic, and... socio-economic boundaries. Problem solving and critical thinking are the foundation of our integrated curriculum, developing inquisitive, flexible, and collaborative thinkers who will be successful in a knowledge-driven global society.
MIS ignites the educational and social learning of gifted students through advanced instruction in science, math, and technology; arts integration across the curriculum; development of student leadership and peer collaboration; strategic community partnerships; and international travel for all upper elementary and middle school students.