Delaware Valley Friends School is a national leader educating bright students in grades 1-12 with reading, writing, and other related learning differences. The school attracts students from across the Philadelphia area and is in the midst of several years of program expansion and enrollment growth. Students receive a comprehensive, research-based, college preparatory curriculum, individualized instruction, cutting-edge assistive technologies, and successful college placement, with an emphasis on metacognition and self-advocacy within a community based on Quaker values.
About you and the role
The DFO will join a collaborative and growth-minded leadership team and report directly to the Head of School. The DFO is responsible for managing the financial operations of the school and the human resources, facilities and grounds, information technology, and auxiliary services functions. The DFO sets the school’s financial direction while also being an active participant in, and driver of, the organization’s overall strategy, working closely with the Board of Trustees and its committees.
Here’s a taste of what you’ll do:
Provide clear, timely, and accurate financial reporting and analysis to the leadership team, Head of School, and Board of Trustees.
Direct the annual budgeting and planning process.
Partner with the Head of School and other senior administrators on operational and strategic issues as they arise.
Manage human resources, including employee relations, benefits and compensation, and safety for employees.
Ensure that the school manages risk effectively by maintaining the right insurance coverages, modeling financial scenarios, negotiating contracts, working with the school’s outside counsel when appropriate, and serving on the school’s safety committee.
Oversee facilities and grounds and engage with the Board to complete the school’s master planning process.
You'll be the right person for this job if:
You want to work for an organization that improves kids’ lives alongside people who share that motivation.
You’re not new to financial and operations leadership and are energized by the idea of bringing your experience to a growing organization in a challenging market.
You understand generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and have extensive experience with accounting systems.
You know yourself well, faults and strengths, and approach others with empathy and generosity of spirit.
You’re good at building trust with external and internal stakeholders and have a strong customer service orientation.
Data is the air you breathe, and you are great at figuring out the best ways to share its insights with others.
You'll benefit from:
A robust health insurance plan, including a school contribution that covers the employee cost and a portion of the cost for a partner and dependents.
Generous time-off policies, including 21 vacation days and 14 holidays a year.
Employer match of retirement plan contributions up to 6% of salary.
DVFriends has partnered with Applied to ensure an application process that is equitable and free of implicit bias. Review of candidates will commence on or about March 5. Interested candidates are encouraged to complete their applications before that date. To start your application, please CLICK HERE.
We are an equal opportunity employer
DVFriends is working to create a community that recognizes the strength of diversity and aspires to create an inclusive, respectful, and just community. We welcome people of any race, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, sexual identity, gender, gender identity and expression, age, military or veteran status, family structure, marital status, disability, citizenship status, and socioeconomic status to join our community. DV does not discriminate on the basis of these characteristics in our policies or practices.
About Delaware Valley Friends School
Delaware Valley Friends School is a national leader educating bright students (grades 1-12) with reading, writing, and other learning differences. Students receive a comprehensive, research-based, college preparatory curriculum, individualized instruction, cutting-edge assistive technologies, and successful college placement, with an emphasis on metacognition and self-advocacy within a community based on Quaker values. DVFriends is the first school program in the region accredited by both the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) and the International Multi-sensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC) - the leaders in multi-sensory structured language instruction. Established in 1986, the school attracts students from across the region. Located on the Philadelphia Main Line, in Paoli, Pennsylvania, the school is 45 minutes by train from Center City.
Delaware Valley Friends School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity, age, disability or marital status in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other sc...hool-administered programs, or in hiring, use of volunteers or board membership. Diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.