Charleston Collegiate School (Charleston, SC) seeks a full-time Director of Finance and Operations The School takes pride in hiring dynamic, compassionate, and diverse faculty and staff who are among the finest in their areas of expertise. Charleston Collegiate School is committed to a compensation and recognition structure for faculty and administration in order to compete for the best professionals from across the nation. This position can have a flexible start date, but no later than July 2019.
The school has retained Big Back Pack LLC to execute a national search for its next Director. For more information, contact Steve Mandell at email@example.com.
The new Director of Finance & Operations will oversee all aspects of the School’s finances and operations, working closely with the Head of School, Board of Trustees, and Senior Leadership. S/he must forge strong relationships within the larger school community, and will be asked to manage roles and responsibilities of the Operations Team to maximize service to the mission of the school.
The Director will have direct, managerial oversight of the Facilities and Information Technology functions of the school, in addition to Human Resources. The Director of Finance & Operations is a member of the Senior Leadership Team and reports directly to the Head of School as well as works closely with the Board of Trustees.
Successful candidates will have measurable experience and interest in both finance and operations as well as demonstrated leadership in a strategic role . The School is looking for a person that is intellectually curious and eager to grow.
The School is most interested in candidates who demonstrate the following qualifications and credentials:
Bachelor’s degree required; MBA preferred. Accounting, Finance, Managerial Accounting. A certified public accountant (CPA) now or in the past would be a plus.
10-plus years of financial and operational experience in a non-profit or for-profit organization(s). Direct experience in an independent school is desirable.
Experience on senior administrative teams and working with nonprofit Boards.
Demonstrated experience in measuring and improving organization-wide productivity.
Demonstrated experience in the development of analysis for strategic decision-making, such as key cost drivers, competitive analysis, market analysis, organizational strengths and weaknesses, etc.
Demonstrated ability to take complex subjects, distill them, and then communicate them to varied audiences. Strong hands-on approach and keen attention to detail.
Proven experience in effective cash management and bank relations.
Experience in benefits administration, employee, and payroll procedures.
Experience managing building projects, facilities, and information technology.
In addition, the School hopes to find candidates who embody the following personal qualities:
Ability to thrive in a dynamic environment
Ability to anticipate, absorb, and adapt to new ideas and initiatives
Ability to self-manage, and guide complex projects through to completion
Ability to think strategically about both finances and larger School concerns
Ability to balance and prioritize the needs of the School
Ability to manage and mentor staff, and be a respected, active member of the School and community
Commitment to close management of the diverse aspects and important detail associated with the Finance and Operations functions of the School
Superb communication skills; excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills
A confident team player
Early adopter, forward thinking mindset in regards to technology
Committed to equity and inclusion practices
About Charleston Collegiate School
Nestled under grand, moss-laden live oaks, Charleston Collegiate School offers a thirty-acre campus of vast playing fields and wooded trails. Located only twenty minutes from Charleston's historic district on one side and Kiawah Island on the other, the school stands in the middle of the rural beauty of Johns Island. The school was founded in 1970 to serve local families who valued quality education.
Mission Statement - Charleston Collegiate School's mission is to inspire students to become passionate, lifelong learners by empowering them with knowledge, creativity, and curiosity to mindfully embrace the opportunities of tomorrow.