Celebrating 100 Years of Excellence, Roycemore School is a diverse, vibrant preK-12 independent, coed, day school in the heart of Evanston offering student-centered, differentiated educational opportunities across all grade levels. With 100% of graduates gaining college acceptance, Roycemore is committed to inspire and nurture excellence and prepare each student for success in higher education in a dynamic and complex world.
Roycemore School seeks a Director of Finance & Operations to begin immediately who will support the ongoing growth and development of the school. The successful candidate will oversee a team of three direct reports and will create, map, communicate and implement short- and long-term strategies to address the financial needs of the school in collaboration with the school’s leadership. The Director will be an experienced manager, creative leader and effective communicator who respects and honors Roycemore School’s traditions while recognizing opportunities to move forward boldly with new approaches that will improve the school. This position is responsible for ensuring that all work within its scope is aligned with the mission and core values of the school. The position reports directly to the Head of School.
Responsibilities include the following:
To supervise the work of the business office personnel and use standard accounting and bookkeeping procedures, to keep an accurate continuous record of the cash and financial position of the school and manage the financial operation of the school so that the institution remains financially stable.
To prepare a monthly operating statement for the Head of School and the Board of Trustees.
To provide a monthly report of expenditures for use of each individual budget center within the school.
To establish a plan and schedule for the preparation of the annual budget that will permit the setting of the succeeding year’s tuition at a Board of Trustees meeting early in the calendar year.
To provide for the securing of an annual audit of the school’s financial records and financial positions.
To oversee all school purchasing, financial investments, banking activities, payroll and benefits program.
To provide staff support, in conjunction with the Head of School, to the Finance Committee and the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees.
To manage risk at the school to ensure the safety of personnel and students in their use of the facilities and to maintain appropriate levels of insurance to protect the property and to cover the liability of the school.
To oversee and coordinate the work of three direct reports, including a receptionist, a systems coordinator, and a maintenance staff person.
To ensure the effective management of the food-service operation and any other auxiliary enterprises of the school.
To assist the Head of School with decisions regarding salaries and benefits for all ?personnel, including the evaluation of support staff.
To perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School.
The School is most interested in candidates who demonstrate the following qualities and qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree required; MBA preferred.
3-plus years of financial and business leadership.
Experience on senior administrative teams and working with non-profit boards; independent school experience a plus.
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 a varied audience.
Demonstrated management experience in a complex organization. In addition, the school hopes to find candidates who embody the following personal qualities:
High energy – brings a sense of urgency to the organization
Strategic thinker who sees the larger picture
Ability to understand and embrace Roycemore School’s mission
Ability to balance and prioritize the needs of the school
Ability to manage and mentor staff
Superb people skills; compassionate
A strong, team player
Excellent communications skills
Demonstration of the School’s core values.
To Apply:No phone calls please. Interested and qualified candidates should submit electronically, in one email (preferably as a single PDF document), the following materials:
Cover letter expressing your fit with the specific values and needs of The Roycemore School
List of five references with name, phone number, and email address of each to:
Roycemore School is a college preparatory, co-educational day school located in Evanston, IL which serves roughly 270 students ranging from Pre-Kindergarten (age 3) through Grade 12. Our mission is to inspire and nurture excellence and prepare each student for success in higher education and in a dynamic and complex world. Read more at www.RoycemoreSchool.org.