The Diener School in Rockville, MD is a non-public school serving students in K through 8th grade with learning differences. We are grounded in providing a high-quality education that considers the whole child. Our incredibly talented staff brings energy, creativity, and compassion to the classroom and beyond every day. The collaboration amongst teachers, therapists, parents and outside professionals is what makes Diener a school like no other. The Diener School invites applications for a full-time, Operations and Finance Manager. The Operations and Finance Manager will work closely with the Head of School, Director of Development and Board of Trustees to oversee the day-to-day activities and ensure the school is performing efficiently and effectively.
Work with the Head of School and the Board of Trustees to determine operating budget on an annual basis
Ensure all required licensure and certificates are up to date and organize inspections as needed
Assist with database management system
Complete all Bookkeeping tasks such as: Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Reconciliations, Investment Accounts, Paypal/Venmo and Annual Audit
Perform other duties as necessary
Human Resources & COVID-19 Liaison:
Employee Onboarding: Payroll/Tax Forms, Health Insurance and 403B and Background Checks
Manage the 403B Retirement Plan for school and individual employees
Oversee and implement the COVID-19 policies by keeping up to date with state and county mandates, recommendations, etc.
Serve as liaison to Health Insurance and Commercial Insurance agent
Required Professional Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
One -to-three years successful independent school or non-profit experience
One-to-three years experience with budgets, payroll, bookkeeping, and Quickbooks Online
Ability to handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines
Ability to work collaboratively and independently
Ability to use and learn new technology and software programs
The Diener School provides a developmental, educational, and therapeutic environment for students requiring smaller class sizes and individualized attention. Students will learn experientially, with much repetition, through a variety of multi-sensory, collaborative approaches. The cornerstone of The Diener School, the "Diener Pyramid of Learning for the Whole Child", provides our students with a holistic approach that promotes academics, cognitive functions, constructive social, language and sensory experiences and real life organizational skills. The faculty, in concert with experts in all disciplines will work collaboratively to create a nurturing yet challenging environment empowering children to think independently and have a strong sense of self and spirit. The Diener School's academic curriculum follows the Maryland State Voluntary Curriculum. Our therapeutic curriculum includes social skills, speech and language, sensory, movement and the arts. The Diener School believes strongly in the connection between movement and learning. During our fitness classes, our fitness instructor emphasize skills such as visual motor coordination, motor planning, sensory activities and hand-ey...e coordination, through creative and fun activities! Our movement also includes sports skills such as lacrosse, t-ball, soccer, and basketball. Our holistic curriculum incorporates all of the arts to provide our students the opportunities for creativity and reflection. Students participate in weekly art classes which emphasize fine arts and art history. We seamlessly integrate our therapeutic strategies within this curriculum. Our therapists and academic tutors meet with teachers regularly to discuss academic goals, themes and lessons. Therapists are in classrooms infusing sensory, language and motor exercises within our academic periods. Our classrooms are small and have a full time special education teacher and full time assistant in each room.