Woodlands Academy is seeking a Chief Finance and Resource Officer. The Chief Finance and Resource Officer reports to and works closely with the Head of School, is a member of the Leadership Team, and serves as administrative liaison to several committees of the Board of Trustees. The Chief Finance and Resource Officer is responsible for all financial aspects of the school, oversight of the physical plant and operations, and thoughtful and strategic leadership in support of the mission of the school. The Chief Finance and Resource Officer should possess the ability to balance attention to detail with a view of the larger picture, patience, a sense of humor, creative problem-solving skills, the ability to manage multiple projects at one time, and a commitment and desire to serve in a Sacred Heart school.
Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart is one of 24 Sacred Heart schools in the United States and Canada. Sacred Heart education at Woodlands Academy is distinctive and emphasizes best practices for the education of girls and innovative practices for academic excellence. Established in 1858, the school forms global citizens and transforms young women through a dynamic of relationships that responds to the dignity of each member of the school community.
Manage and supervise Business Office operations and personnel
Actively participate in Business Office operations including accounting, audit, payroll, risk management, benefits, and investments
Formulate and manage the school operating budget
Oversee human resources, physical plant, food service, technology, security, and transportation
Serve as a member of the Financial Aid Committee
Prepare and maintain statistical, financial, endowment, and investment reports
Keep abreast of information relative to legal, regulatory, and personnel issues, as well as best practices as they apply to schools
Responsibilities also include, but are not limited to, supporting the goals of the Head of School, Leadership Team, and Board of Trustees, and other responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.
Requirements and Qualifications:
An advanced degree required
CPA designation preferred
Minimum 10 years’ experience working in finance
Technology skills including advanced Excel, Word, and Outlook. Knowledge of Senior Systems or Blackbaud a bonus
Ability and desire to support, implement, and model the Goals and Criteria for Sacred Heart Schools
Ability to manage a variety of projects with minimal supervision
High professional and ethical standards for handling confidential information
Available to work nights, weekends and extended days as needed
Why you should join our community:
We offer generous health/dental/vision plans, life and long-term disability insurance, voluntary life and short-term disability, paid vacation, sick and personal time, 403(b) with 5% employer contribution of annual salary, and flexible spending account
Opportunity to lead and influence the financial and operational functions of the school
Opportunity to collaborate in charting the future vision and pathway of the school
Opportunity to impact the lives of young women
How to apply:
Please complete the application materials listed on the Employment web page of the school’s website at https://www.woodlandsacademy.org/about/employment. All applicants must submit an application, cover letter, resume, and Personal Reflection on the Sacred Heart Goals and Criteria.
Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart is an all-girls, Catholic, college preparatory day and boarding school in Lake Forest, IL. Visit the school’s website at www.woodlandsacademy.org and the website of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools at www.sacredheartusc.education to learn more.
Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart is an equal opportunity employer. It does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion*, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, genetic information, age, disability, status a veteran or being a member of the Reserves or National Guard, or any other classification under state of federal law.
*The School reserves the right to use religion as a hiring criterion for selected positions and nature of a school as a faith-based institution as permitted by law.