The School is an all-girls middle school in the Bay Area.
The School is committed to a challenging and inspiring academic program that encourages each girl to recognize and meet her potential through individualized attention, cooperative learning, and the guidance of expert teachers.
We are dedicated to the intellectual, creative, social, and emotional growth of girls during their critical middle school years. Our goal is to provide educational opportunities and positive role models not fully afforded girls in coeducational institutions.
The faculty have developed a detailed curriculum and subject areas are taught using a project based, interdisciplinary approach, designed when possible to integrate disciplines that have traditionally been separated. The relational model is core to what we do and therefore cooperative learning, creative expression, and valuing each girl is emphasized. In academic classes, girls are engaged in explorations of culture, as well as environmental, economic, and ethical issues.
We believe girls should graduate with a deep sense of social responsibility. The program nurtures each girl’s compassion and sense of social justice in every area of school life. Weekly advising check-ins and activities, cross-graded groupings called Families, all-school assemblies, along with SEL classes, develop girls’ personal and social awareness, teaching them to empathize, to give support within a community, and to tackle the complex moral issues that arise during adolescence.
Central to the Mission is the commitment by every member of the community, including students, parents, guardians, faculty, and staff, to do her/his part in creating a positive, respectful, and supportive community.
Title:Director of Finance
Date Modified: January 2018
FLSA Classification: Exempt
Supervisor: Head of School, Member of the Administrative Team
To provide leadership and management of all aspects of the School’s business functions
To support the Head of School, Board of Trustees and all faculty and staff in pursuit of the school’s mission
Planning and Budgeting
Prepare the annual school budget
Prepare long range financial plans in conjunction with the Head of School and Finance Committee
Provide periodic budget reports to faculty
Monitor spending and ensure budget controls
Complete Cal-ISBOA and NAIS annual surveys
Maintain General Ledger and all subsidiary ledgers using generally accepted accounting principles, including G/L account reconciliation, bank reconciliations, and gift reconciliations
Prepare all monthly and yearly financial statements reporting directly to the Head of School and Board of Trustees
Prepare, or oversee preparation of, all county, state & federal tax returns
Prepare for and oversee the annual audit
Prepare and collect student Enrollment Contracts, student billings, accounts payable
Serve as a member of the School’s Flexible Tuition Committee
Analyze family financial data to inform decisions of the Flexible Tuition Committee
Supervise all financial duties of the Development and Finance Associate
Serve as a member of the Finance Committee of the board
Support the Audit Committee of the board
Attend monthly board meetings
Attend the annual board retreat
Support the strategic planning process
Meet regularly with the board Treasurer
Legal and Risk management
Annually analyze and secure appropriate coverage for liability, property, and worker’s compensation insurances
Keep informed of all school legal matters
Work with Head of School, the Board of Trustees and the Leadership Circle to regularly analyze and update school policies for potential legal risks to the School
Work with the Custodian to identify and mitigate safety risks
Supervise the Custodian
Manage all site construction projects
Distribute and track school keys
Annually analyze benefits plans, especially health insurance, to choose the best option for employees in consultation with the Head of School
Administer and maintain employee benefits, including medical, dental, and life insurance, retirement plan, flexible spending plan, workers’ compensation insurance, and attendance records
Research and recommend compensation for faculty and staff to the Head of School
Prepare annual faculty and staff contracts
Administer bimonthly payroll
Assure all faculty and staff have current fingerprinting, CPR, first aid and TB tests
Supervise all human resources duties of the Development and Finance Associate
Master’s degree or post-graduate work in business or accounting preferred or relevant experience or a minimum of 5 year’s business management experience, preferably in a school environment