The Learning Project is an intentionally small K-6 school committed to financial
accessibility, diversity, highly competitive faculty salaries, academic excellence and
character development. The School has a $3.3 M budget and an endowment of $6.5M.
While there is no plan to grow enrollment, the school is seeking additional space for its
current programs and may be embarking on a significant renovation program.
The Director of Finance and Operations is the Chief Financial Officer of the school and
manages or oversees all aspects of finance, human resources, facilities and technology. The
Director of Finance and Operations reports to the Head of School, is a member of the Senior
Administrative Team and supports the Board, the Finance Audit and investment,
Personnel, Financial Assistance and Planning Committees. The Director of Finance and
Operations will be committed to the Mission of the school and be guided by its principles in
all aspects of his or her work.
Areas of Responsibility
• Manage all Business Office operations including budgeting and accounting, financial
analysis, payroll, human resources, risk management, and benefits administration.
• Ensure compliance with all applicable accounting procedures and standards and
overseeing the annual audit process.
• Ensure that the school is in compliance with all laws and regulations that govern its
programs and operations.
• Manage all aspects of plant management and any building renovations.
• Ensure the provision of all technology hardware, software and services for the
school including internet services and an internal network.
• A bachelor’s degree, accounting or finance.
• Experience in finance/accounting preferably in an independent school.
• Experience overseeing the implementation and management of technology.
• Proven success in a senior administrative role, preferably working with a Board.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Keen analytical skills and a detail-oriented work style.
• Ability and willingness to engage in high level strategic thinking and problem
solving while also managing the hands-on aspects of the job.
The Learning Project seeks candidate who will reflect and enhance the racial, ethnic,
cultural and gender diversity of the school community.
Application instructions and additional information are on the website:
The Learning Project is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis
of age, race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, creed,
national or ethnic origin
MFM 550 W. Frontage Road Ste. 3600 Northfield, IL 60093
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