Jewish Community High School of the Bay (JCHS) is seeking a resourceful full-time Director of Finance & Operations (DFO) to succeed our current DFO who is relocating to be closer to family in the East. JCHS is a unique college preparatory high school committed to integrating deep learning, universal wisdom, and Jewish values. We empower each student to embrace their Jewish identity, generate empathy and compassion, delight in lifelong education, and improve the world.
The DFO will oversee the school’s financial planning, operations and management practices. The DFO will work directly with the Head of School and support the Board and its Finance Committee. The main areas of focus include accounting, budgeting, credit, investment, and risk management. In support of the overall operation of the school, the Director of Finance also administers the flexible tuition program, manages human resources, and oversees the food service and IT directors. Reporting to the Head of School and a key member of the senior leadership team, the Director of Finance provides administrative leadership, counsel, and strategic financial vision for the school’s future to the Head of School and the Board.
The Director of Finance & Operations will oversee the school’s financial planning, operations and management practices. The Director will work directly with the Head of School and support the Board and its Finance Committee.
Assist Head of School and Board in long range strategic financial planning and provide primary staffing for the Finance, Audit, and Investment Committees
Oversee all financial aspects of the school including operating and capital budgeting, financial reporting, investments, and cash management
Supervise business office staff including those who work in HR or consult on flexible tuition determination.
Oversee all aspects of human resources including employee relations, compensation, benefits, payroll, and employee handbooks
Manage risk through maintaining crisis management plans and administering appropriate liability policies such as general liability, D & O, worker’s compensation, unemployment and coverage for buildings and equipment
Planning and oversight of transportation and food service
Manage financial aid in coordination with the Director of Enrollment Management. Responsibilities include budgeting, reviewing award amounts and determinations, and reporting.
Co-manage educational technology with the Assistant Head of School.
10+ years progressive financial and administrative experience in an educational institution or non-profit organization
Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting or related field. Master’s degree preferred
Experience in human resources desired.
Advanced knowledge of appropriate software tools
Superior organization skills and ability to manage multiple projects/tasks simultaneously; must have ability to work independently and collaboratively, and adapt to changing priorities, manage time and meet deadlines. A good sense of humor and perspective are a plus.
Proven ability to work in a team environment, develop effective interpersonal relationships, provide superior service, and communicate effectively.
Start date is March 1, 2022.
As a pluralistic Jewish high school, JCHS students represent the diversity of Jewish practice and identity in the Bay Area. Faculty commitment to the mission of the school is essential, but religious affiliation is not a factor in hiring. We believe our students learn best from a diverse faculty and extended professional community and welcome people of any race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation and marital status to come work at JCHS.
If this sounds like a school community you would like to join, email a cover letter and resume as one PDF document to: email@example.com with DFO in the subject line.
The Jewish Community High School of the Bay (JCHS) is a co-educational day school providing a rigorous, college preparatory curriculum in general and Judaic Studies. We are committed to an extensive enrichment program, including the arts and athletics. JCHS serves the San Francisco Bay Community and is open to all Jewish students regardless of prior Jewish educational experience. JCHS is guided by the rhythms of the Jewish calendar, Jewish culture and tradition, and by an inextricable link to the land of Israel. Our goal is to provide our students with the education necessary to gain acceptance into the finest colleges and universities and to engage in life-long Jewish learning. Our wish is to enable our graduates to employ the skills and lessons taught within our walls in their lives within both the Jewish and the wider community.