The Bement School seeks a Director of Finance and Operations to join our school community in July 2018. Serving as a senior administrator and reporting to the Head of School, the Director will exercise significant responsibility and oversight for the school’s finance, accounting, business office, human resources, operations, and compliance functions.
Founded in 1925, The Bement School serves a locally and globally diverse student body of 220 boys and girls in grades kindergarten through nine. Serving both day students from the Pioneer Valley and southern Vermont and New Hampshire, as well as boarding students from many different international locations and US states, Bement has long provided a rigorous, yet warm, learning environment for our students.
Bement is experiencing significant growth to its enrollment and operations. The incumbent will work to provide a professional, excellent point of service for our families and other stakeholders, while providing precise and proactive oversight of the various functional areas within the Director’s purview. The new Director will serve as a vital part of the school’s leadership team, where collaboration to solve the school’s ambiguous challenges is expected and encouraged. This position is a significant opportunity to lead change in a vibrant and growing independent school with an active and engaged administration, faculty, and staff.
The Director of Finance and Operations supervises the work of the business office staff of two, as well as the Director of Food Services, Director of Buildings and Grounds, and Director of Housekeeping, as well as exercising oversight over auxiliary programs, transportation, technology, and other services. A full job description will be available as part of the interview process.
Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or management required; Master’s Degree preferred
5-7 years’ experience with progressive responsibility in management or accounting, preferably in an academic setting
Managerial and supervisory experience, particularly in an independent school and/or nonprofit setting
A working knowledge of nonprofit accounting and finance essential
Desire to build considerable expertise in the financial accounting, reporting, and modeling relevant to independent schools
Knowledge of human resources best practices as they pertain to hiring, supervision, and evaluation processes
Desire to become a key part of a vibrant community
Ability to handle unexpected challenges as they occur with gracious confidence
Comfortable with multitasking and prioritization of large and important projects
Strength of character, flexibility, adaptability, sense of humor, and desire and ability to be a role model to faculty, staff, students, parents, and other stakeholders in a highly visible position
The Bement School offers a competitive compensation package, including salary and benefits. On-campus housing may be available.
To apply, please forward a letter of interest, resume, and list of 3-5 professional references to the attention of Toni Costa, Executive Assistant, The Bement School at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bement is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and candidates who represent diversity for the school are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Bement School is a coeducational day/boarding school serving students in grades K through 9, with an enrollment of 220+ students. Located on Old Main Street in Deerfield, MA, the school occupies a unique relationship with a beautiful and historic community.
We hope you'll find the The Bement School a warm and supportive school community in which to put your commitment to young people to us...e. We add new faculty and staff each year. We enjoy giving new educators their first classroom, and we cherish the history and ballast that our forty-year veterans provide. Bement is an equal opportunity employer, and candidates who represent diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.