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Chief Operating Officer
We are seeking a Chief Operating Officer (COO) to maintain the fiscal stability of the school in the areas of financial, investment, facility, human resource, and risk management. The COO is a member of the senior leadership team and acts as a liaison to the Board of Directors.
The essential functions of this position include:
- Supervise business office employees to ensure execution of accounting, payroll, and other staff duties while maintaining standard operating procedures.
- Prepare the annual operating, capital and maintenance budgets and long-term projections through a collaborative process. Monitor, report, and project performance against budgets.
- Coordinate project management for planned maintenance and capital projects.
- Oversee the annual audit and tax return preparations.
- Monitor the school’s endowed and designated funds, maintain performance records and reports, and manage annual distribution and withdrawals.
- Serve as fiduciary and plan sponsor for the school’s retirement program, to include preparation of the annual Plan 5500 return and annual compliance documents and correspondence.
- Oversee human resource functions, to include hiring process, benefit plans, and personnel management.
- Oversee Informational Technology department.
Qualifications for this position include a bachelor’s degree in a related field (advanced degree, MBA, or CPA is preferred). The ideal candidate will exhibit prior experience managing budgets, working with financial statements, and will display an understanding of accounting principles. Experience managing teams of employees is also required. Independent school or non-profit organization experience is preferred.
The ideal candidate will possess the following skills:
- Proficient in accounting software and all Microsoft Office products, with a focus on Excel spreadsheets.
- Familiarity with multi-modular databases.
- An aptitude for and comfort with technology and an aptitude for implementing and enhancing systems.
- Strong ability to analyze, interpret and present data, including a talent for preparing reports and presentations.
- Strong understanding of investment principles, to include asset allocation, performance evaluation, and fiduciary responsibilities.
- Polished interpersonal skills and the capacity to communicate verbally and in writing to school constituents.
- Ability to think creatively and work collaboratively.
- Effective team building and personnel management abilities, to include being a good listener with a sense of humor.
To apply, submit a resume and letter of interest with three references to firstname.lastname@example.org.