About Tilton School: As Tilton celebrates its 175th anniversary this year, our focus for creating an environment where our students reach their potential in real and lasting ways has not waivered. A Tilton School education provides a powerful sense of purpose that ensures our graduates will have the essential skills and motivations to meet the challenges and opportunities of a changing world.
The School’s beautiful, rural campus, located in the heart of the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, encompasses over 140 acres and 38 building structures. Tilton School’s operating budget is $11 million with an $750,000 Annual Fund. Our endowment is currently valued at $16 million.
We seek a Director who can help the school develop and move forward in innovative ways while remaining hands on in the day-to-day operations.
Function: The Director of Finance and Operations is responsible for schoolwide financial and risk management, as well as operational management for the school’s facilities, human resources, and health services groups. Reporting to the Head of School, the position serves as a strategic partner, providing fiscal and operational analysis and support. As a member of the senior Leadership Team, this position works collaboratively to ensure that the school’s finances and operations support Tilton School’s mission, core values, and strategic direction. The Director of Finance and Operations serves as a staff liaison to the Board of Trustees Finance, Audit and Plant and Technology Committees and is a member of the Safety Committee, and other key teams and task forces.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide timely and accurate financial information and planning that builds understanding and trust among employees, leadership, Board of Trustees, alumni, and families.
Forecast the financial condition of the School.
Report to the Head of School, Board of Trustees, and Finance Committee on present and future operations results, including the long-term financial model.
Prepare annual operating and capital budget for review and approval by the Board of Trustees.
Ensure compliance with all applicable accounting procedures and standards per Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and the rules of the Financial Accounting Services Board (FASB).
Implement the investment decisions of the Investment Committee of the Board of Trustees.
In collaboration with the Controller and Audit Committee, provide for an annual audit of the School’s financial records and financial positions.
With the Controller, prepare operating statements for the Head of School and the Board of Trustees. Provide timely budget reports to budget managers; highlight budget variances that suggest potential issues.
Manage banking relationships and required reporting and compliance.
Closely manage and forecast cash needs of the school.
Assist the Director of Facilities in planning and supervising construction and capital projects.
Assist the Director of Human Resources in administering the employee benefit programs
Oversee the School’s purchasing and contracts, banking activities, payroll, benefits program, and financial investments, including the endowment.
Supervise and mentor key staff, including the Controller, the Director of Facilities, and the Director of Human Resources. Provide oversight of non-academic service centers, including the Health Center and Dining Services.
Supervise the business office including but not limited to accounts payable and receivables, general ledger, monthly and annual reporting.
In concert with the Director of Advancement, ensure proper receipt, accounting, and spending of designated gifts.
Approve facilities use and rental agreements with non-school personnel
With the Controller and Director of Facilities, liaise with the Head of School to manage fixed assets, facilities planning initiatives, and construction in progress.
Research and report data to and from school associations (NAIS, AISNE, NBOA, etc.).
Represent the School to associations, officials, municipalities, and third-party task/study groups, in the role of Business Manager.
Manage legal, financial, and operational risk at the school and promote the safety of employees and students in their use of the campus facilities and equipment.
Maintain appropriate levels of insurance to protect the property and to cover the liability of the school.
With the Director of Human Resources, ensure compliance and risk mitigation with all federal and state laws concerning human resources management, benefits, payroll, wage and hour, and personnel (including but not limited to ACA, FLSA, FMLA, PFMLA, EFMLA).
Review and execute legal contracts on behalf of the School.
Identify opportunities to connect with the Tilton School Community through some limited participation in student-facing programs and events.
Be available to serve as a duty team member for special or schoolwide events.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School.
Bachelor’s Degree required; CPA or MBA preferred
5 years financial management experience
Proven track record in developing and executing cross-functional operational plans.
Ability to bring strategic perspective into the management of short-term, practical solutions.
Experience developing long-range capital and operational budget planning.
Experience in gathering, synthesizing, and analyzing data to guide prudent decision making.
Strong communication and presentation skills, including the ability to distill complex financial concepts and communicate them effectively to laypersons.
Experience supervising other personnel and managing multiple projects and programs.
A high level of integrity, confidentiality, and work ethic.
Ability to integrate effectively into the culture of a not-for-profit independent school while implementing strategies and tactics necessary for successful operations of the business.
Familiarity with tax-exempt bond financing and compliance that is required.
Ability to multitask in managing competing demands, especially during peak work periods and to change direction quickly to respond to market and school priorities.
Interested candidates should provide a cover letter, resume and three professional letters of recommendation.
At Tilton School, all persons shall have the opportunity to be considered for employment without regard for race, religion, natural origin or ancestry, citizenship, age, disability, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, or any other category protected by state or federal law. The School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, or any other category protected by state or federal law in the administration of employment practices or procedures, promotion, or application of employee policies and benefits. For more information about Tilton School, please visit our website.
About Tilton School
Founded in 1845, Tilton School is a leader among independent secondary schools and is known for creating an environment where our students reach their potential in real and lasting ways. A Tilton School education provides a powerful sense of purpose that ensures our graduates will have the essential skills and motivations to meet the challenges and opportunities of a changing world. As lifelong learners, Tilton alumni go on to experience fulfilling lives by contributing significantly to the world at large.
A Tilton School education provides a powerful sense of purpose ensuring that no matter how the world changes, students have essential skills and motivation to contribute as lifelong learners. Tilton School approaches teaching, learning and living through the Mastery Approach. The Mastery Approach is a customized learning process that incorporates the best educational practices using authentic, purposeful investigations, guided self-reflection, and honest, thoughtful feedback designed for a student to assess and grow their aptitudes, skills, interests, and strengths. It is not a one-size-fits-all model. Nor does it occur just in the classroom, but in every aspect of life at ...Tilton.
The school’s beautiful, rural campus, located in the heart of the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, encompasses over 140 acres and 38 building structures. Tilton School’s operating budget is $12.5 million with an $885,000 Annual Fund. Our Endowment is currently valued at $17 million.