Director of Finance and Operations at Tenacre Country Day School
Full-Time Exempt Position; reports to Head of School
At Tenacre, students and staff make a commitment to each other to work hard, to find joy, and to be kind. We strive to nurture and challenge each child, every day, and we endeavor to be a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and just school where all members of the community are celebrated. Through small, flexible groupings, we get to know each child’s strengths and growing edges, and we design lessons and activities across the curriculum to support positive learning outcomes. All of our students experience broad curricular offerings including science, Spanish, art, music, P.E., technology, and library in addition to their core homeroom experiences. Homeroom teachers work in close partnership as a grade-level team to coordinate curriculum and plan lessons. Collaboration and professional development across the staff fosters a passion for teaching. Dedicated to the elementary years, Tenacre is a vibrant school full of the energy and excitement of young children learning.
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in finance or accounting preferred or demonstrated equivalent experience
Experience in senior finance and administrative positions preferred
Knowledge of business office practices and procedures, budgeting, cash management, accounts payable and receivable, employee benefits required
Knowledge of excel and accounting software
Ability to communicate articulately and effectively with a wide variety of people
Familiarity with legal documents and contracts is preferred
Familiarity with an elementary school setting is beneficial
Prepare operating Budget for submission to and approval by the Board of Trustees; manage the budget in conjunction with the Assistant Director of Finance/Controller.
Work collaboratively with the Head of School and Director of Enrollment on financial aid awards.
Coordinate the annual audit and filing of annual tax returns and subsequent forms including but not limited to 5500’s/990 and implement any resulting audit recommendations.
Review the school’s financial position, including the endowment and building reserve funds (PPRRSM), and prepare periodic financial reports for the school’s administration and Finance Committee
Oversee risk management issues including insurance, emergency management plan, liability and safety concerns as well as compliance with local, state, and federal regulations applying to school and summer programs.
Coordinate the school's Human Resource function in conjunction with the Director of Human Resources & Administration, by managing salaries and benefit programs, writing policies and job descriptions, interacting with personnel regarding all aspects of employment and benefits implementation, including the annual update of the Faculty and Staff Handbook.
Oversee the financial and operational functions of Tenacre’s MidDay, After-School, and Summer programs.
Oversee the School’s Director of Facilities and the management of physical plant and grounds, including custodial care, cleaning, maintenance, safety, and compliance with regulations, including preparation of and maintenance of a facilities report.
Oversee the food service operation at the School through an independent food service contractor.
Negotiate key contracts and expense agreements with vendors, including, but not limited to, insurance contracts, facilities maintenance contracts, staff benefit programs and auxiliary program agreements.
Perform related work as required.
Tenacre seeks and welcomes candidates who will add to our community’s diversity in all ways, including but not limited to racial, ethnic, religious, gender, ability, socio-economic, and LGBTQIA identity.
About Tenacre Country Day School
Tenacre School is a small, co-educational day school for children in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade Six. Our mission is to "nurture and challenge each child, every day." Tenacre enrolls 194 students in Pre-Kindergarten through 6th Grade, and has a teaching staff of 35, including special subject teachers for science, Spanish, art, technology, library, music, P.E., and Spanish. Tenacre also has resource teachers for reading and math to maintain small group learning. Supporting the operation of the school are the academic, admission/enrollment, business, and development offices.
Tenacre has a warm, welcoming work environment. All staff are encouraged to participate in a variety of activities throughout the year, from community service projects with students, or acting in an annual faculty/staff play, to talking with the students about a hobby or trip during an assembly, or even attending "tadpole graduation" with third graders in the spring! Everyone on the staff works to enhance the learning experience of the children from direct teaching, to maintaining the facilities, to providing a nutritious lunch each day. All staff are considered valuable members of the Ten...acre community.
The following are some of the benefits offered by Tenacre:
Health insurance - Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Pension - John Hancock with a match of 7-10% based on years of service, Dental, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, Flexible Spending Account for medical and dependent care expenses, and Professional development opportunities and graduate work assistance
Equal Opportunity Employer
We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any non-job related physical or mental disability. We welcome candidates who will increase our diversity, and we encourage candidates of color to apply.