Location: Hunting Valley, Ohio
Type: Full Time
University School, located in Cleveland, Ohio, is conducting a national search for a new talented and experienced Chief Financial Officer to lead the School’s Business Office, manage school finances, and work collaboratively with the Board of Trustees, Senior Administration, Faculty, and Staff to advance the educational mission of the School. The opportunity is available in July 2023 (our client is open to consideration of a start date sooner if preferable to the candidate of choice).
University School in Cleveland is a nationally-recognized Jr. K – 12 independent school that specializes in the education of boys. University School teaches boys of all ages the important tenets of becoming young men: responsibility, loyalty, and consideration. At University School, our students are set up for success both in and beyond the classroom. The University School mission is to inspire boys of promise to become young men of character who lead and serve. University School is located in two campuses. The Shaker Heights campus is approximately 32 acres and was built in 1925. Originally built for K-12, in 1970 the high school moved to the 220-acre Hunting Valley campus which is six miles from the Shaker Heights campus. Current enrollment at the Jr.K – 8 campus is 447, with 404 additional students at the 9-12 Hunting Valley Campus. The school’s annual budget is $32 million, and the endowment is $100 million. To learn more about us, please visit: https://www.us.edu/explore https://www.us.edu/admission/welcome
The Chief Financial Officer is a member of the Head of School’s Directors’ Group. The Chief Financial Officer attends all Board of Trustee and Executive Committee meetings and is the primary staff member responsible on the Finance and Investment committees of the Board. The CFO is also a member of the Human Resources Task Force as well as the Retirement Advisory and the Building and Grounds committees of the Board. The CFO is responsible for the planning, control, account and reporting of income, expense, contributed and invested funds of the school. The CFO manages all activities designated as Business Office responsibilities including physical plant and grounds; risk management and insurance; transportation; compensation and benefits budgets; facilities leasing; and city, state, and federal government compliance.
The University School offers a dynamic and supportive work environment, competitive salaries and a generous benefits package including a retirement plan, paid vacations and the full complement of health and welfare plans. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at University School will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities as required by law. University School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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To explore this superb career opportunity on a highly confidential basis please send a resume, letter of interest, five references including contact information (which will only be contacted if mutual interest is determined) to: Doug Cooney, Executive Search Consultant, Deerfield Associates Executive Search, Inc., 572 Washington Street, Suite 15, Wellesley, MA 02482 Telephone: 781-237-2800 firstname.lastname@example.org
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About University School
Website: https://www.us.edu Type of School: Junior Kindergarten-12th grade, 860 students, all boys, day Since its founding in 1890, University School has established itself as one of the pre-eminent all-boys independent schools in the country. Guided by a mission to “inspire boys of promise to become young men who lead and serve,” US is deeply committed to the well-being of boys and prides itself on being a supportive, diverse and inclusive community where “each boy is known and loved.” The school’s motto of Responsibility, Loyalty, Consideration is honored, respected, and prominent in the daily life of all members of the school community. University School currently enrolls 860 students in grades K-12 on two campuses, Shaker Heights (K-8) and Hunting Valley (9-12 on 221 acres), 5.5 miles apart and East of downtown Cleveland. A new Junior Kindergarten program was launched in the fall of 2018. The campuses are extremely attractive and well maintained with a broad array of indoor and outdoor learning spaces ideally suited to the needs of boys. The faculty of University School numbers 137, 118 of whom have master's degrees, 18 have doctorate degrees, three have J.D.s, and one has a M....D. University School believes that students learn their most formative and enduring lessons through exposure to and experience with a broad range of perspectives. The school recruits and supports faculty whose backgrounds and training bring local, national, and international perspectives to the school. US admits and supports students who represent economically, culturally, and racially diverse communities within Northeast Ohio. $4.5 million of need-based financial assistance is awarded annually. Students have broad ranging opportunities to explore their talents and develop their skills in new contexts, in academics, athletics, and the arts. Each student is encouraged to discover both his responsibility to others and his purpose in the world. Over the past 128 years, University School has been led by a dedicated, loyal, and generous Board of Trustees, most of whom are alumni. The school enjoys truly superb facilities created largely by a culture of philanthropy that has been consistently cultivated since the school’s founding. With an operating budget of $28 million and an endowment of $88 million, University School enjoys excellent financial health.