Greene Street Friends is a Quaker school that inspires its student body, who represent the diversity of Philadelphia at large, to be world changers and seekers of knowledge, equity, and social justice.
Since the 1960’s, the School has implemented a mission-based business model that prioritizes financial accessibility, with an enrollment of 45% - 55% students of color. Over the past twenty years, the School has doubled its enrollment and campus size. Its graduates attend the top public and private magnet high schools. Current enrollment is 328 students on a campus of three acres. The School recently constructed a $9M multipurpose building. The annual operating budget is $5M.
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About the Position
This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and visionary individual to lead the business operation of the school. The Business Manager will set the financial strategy, lead a high performing operations team, and engage with all constituencies of the school. This critical role reports to the GSFS Head of School and is uniquely positioned to advance the organization’s work during a time of transition and innovation.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Strategic Thinking & Vision Setting
Provide vision, direction, and oversight for the business operation of the school to maximize its impact over both the short and long term
Establish and maintain organization-wide annual financial goals that are both ambitious and realistic, and aligned with the strategic vision
For special situations, conduct financial analysis and projections, cost identification and allocation, and revenue/expense analysis; provide recommendations
Serve as a thought leader within the broader independent school community; share best practices and key insights from GSFS with other schools
People & Operations Management
Manage the business and operations staff of six
Manage cash flow and forecasting; direct all financial, project-based and departmental accounting
Oversee all related aspects of business operations – facilities, contracts, insurance, security, food service, transportation, safety
Design the processes, systems and protocols needed to ensure operational excellence
Candidates should possess the following:
5+ years of business experience in the education or nonprofit sector with management and strategic-planning capability
Strong accounting and technology skills; experience with Blackbaud’s Financial Edge software
Initiative and ability to work independently; highly organized; high competence with both detailed and big picture tasks
Experience designing operational processes and systems
Discipline and high energy level, with the ability to execute ambitious plans across all functional areas
Commitment to the GSFS mission, purpose, and values, and to its history, culture, programs, people, and constituencies
Entrepreneurialism and resourcefulness, with the ability to deliver results
Experience recruiting staff, managing employees, and creating cohesive teams; strong interpersonal and time management skills and a collaborative working style
Compensation: Competitive compensation based upon experience
The position begins July 1, 2019. Applicants may email resumes and cover letters to
Dr. Edward W. Marshall
Head of School
Greene Street Friends School is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to create and maintain a diverse community.
About Greene Street Friends School
Founded in 1855, Greene Street Friends School has operated continuously in central Germantown section of Philadelphia. The school’s curriculum emphasizes Quaker values, academic strength, and cultural competence. Greene Street graduates attend the top private and public magnet high schools, the largest percentage attending Central High School. Since the mid-1960’s the school has implemented a mission-based business model that prioritizes financial accessibility, with an enrollment of 45% - 55% students of color. Over the past twenty years, the school has doubled both in enrollment and campus size. Current enrollment is 320 students on a campus of three acres. The annual budget is $5M, no debt.