The Covenant School seeks an Assistant Head of School for Finance and Operations for the 2021-2022 academic year. The Assistant Head of School for Finance and Operations will be a key member of the senior leadership team, reporting to the Head of School.
The Assistant Head of School for Finance and Operations will oversee all aspects of the School’s finances and operations and will work with and evaluate the performance of the Directors of Facilities, Security, and Technology, the Business Manager, Office Manager, and Lead School Nurse.
Successful candidates will have experience and interest in both finance and operations as well as demonstrated leadership in a strategic role. The School is looking for a person that is a skilled financial professional, effective communicator, and team player with supervisory experience.
The Covenant School is committed to attracting and retaining exceptional faculty and staff to carry out our mission. We seek talented, dedicated, experienced professionals to join our team.
The incumbent must develop an understanding of and commitment to the mission, goals, educational philosophy, and activities of The Covenant School.
The successful candidate has/is:
Ability to thrive in a dynamic environment -- prepared to anticipate and adapt to new ideas and initiatives.
Ability to self-manage and guide complex projects through to completion.
Ability to set priorities, organize, and work independently. Strong delegation skills.
Ability to think strategically about both finances and larger School concerns, while working to balance and prioritize the current needs of the School.
Interest in being a life-long professional learner in response to the changing landscape of independent school education as well as the greater world.
Ability to manage and mentor staff and to build trust and mutual respect.
Ability to communicate complex financial information to a broader audience.
Growing understanding and appreciation of the School’s history and community.
Authentic commitment to excellent customer service and caring for all families and members of the School community.
Approachable and accessible. A calm and confident professional.
High level of integrity, an extraordinary work ethic, and an interest in being a positive role-model.
Ability to lead, influence, and hold others accountable to upholding high standards of operational excellence.
High level of comfort with financial oversight and budgetary tracking.
Ability to be calm under pressure, especially in difficult conversations with parents and staff.