The Episcopal School of Knoxville seeks a hands-on strategic thinker to manage the financial and physical resources of the school. The position requires knowledge and experience in assessing and managing financial, accounting, and physical plant operations. The Director of Finance and Operations works closely with the Head of School, and will assist in the execution of the school’s strategic plan and mission objectives.
The Director of Finance and Operations is an important member of the administrative team. The director manages all activities designated to the business office including budgeting, financial analysis and reporting, purchasing, physical plant and grounds operations, facilities leasing, risk management and insurance, employee benefits, and personnel policies. The finance director oversees personnel in the business office and works directly with outside auditors, contracted service providers, the buildings and grounds staff, and the Board of Trustees’ Finance Committee.
ESK is a relatively young school that is positioned well for exciting growth and expansion. The school operates in tandem with a comprehensive strategic plan developed by the Board of Trustees, Head of School, and constituencies of ESK. The next 5-year plan will launch in 2017. In 2013, the school also developed a master campus plan, which provides a long-term vision for ESK’s facility expansion. The master campus plan has recently been supplemented with a landscaping plan that captures the aspects of the school’s mission, and provides outdoor educational opportunities for the students. The next Director of Finance and Operations will have the opportunity to play a strategic role in helping the school develop the financial action plans for the school’s objectives.