Director of Finance - DeMatha Catholic High School
Partners in Mission School Leadership Search Solutions
Type: Full Time
DeMatha Catholic High School is a college preparatory institution dedicated to educating young men in the Trinitarian tradition.
For over seven decades, the school’s ongoing mission has been to serve students of differing abilities, interests, and backgrounds from the culturally rich and diverse greater Washington DC Metropolitan area. Its current enrollment of over 800 students comes from over 120 feeder schools. Approximately $1 million in merit and need-based aid is awarded to incoming families each year.
DeMatha Catholic High School cultivates a respect for others that finds its most complete expression in students who become faith-filled gentlemen and scholars. In all their endeavors – academic, music, the arts, athletics, and servant-leadership – students relentlessly strive for excellence.
Experienced faculty and staff include 5 religious and over 70 lay persons that help young men develop a way of life characterized by attention to scholarship, dedication to moral principles, devotion to hard work, and the awareness of the need to serve others.
The college-style campus includes four academic buildings with ample outdoor space and is located less than two miles south of the University of Maryland. In October 2021, the school broke ground for the Cross Center for Engineering, Arts, and Robotics.
DeMatha has been recognized twice by the U. S. Department of Education as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. The school has a 100% college acceptance rate, with graduates accepted into noteworthy colleges and universities. The DeMatha Class of 2023 were offered scholarships and financial aid totaling over $23.6 million. There are over 11,000 proud alumni, many of whom have achieved notable success in arts and entertainment, sports, and various other industries.
Additional information regarding this exceptional school can be found on the school’s website here.
The Finance Director is responsible for ensuring the development and implementation of financial and operational plans to support the overall mission and strategic plan of the organization.
Among other responsibilities, the Finance Director will oversee management of the financial, accounting, business technology, purchasing and contract management, in addition to facilities and human resources activities of the organization. This includes cash management, investment policy, systems integrity, risk management, and compliance.
The Finance Director will provide leadership and guidance to the finance department / business office by presenting highly insightful and usable information and advice to facilitate management’s decisionmaking. He/ she will supervise and analyze the effectiveness of accounting, procurement, and business technology systems while establishing processes and internal controls to maximize and protect the organization’s resources. He/ she will develop policies, guidelines, and procedures for effective financial and risk management while continuously looking for opportunities and identifying areas to improve operations and implement best practices.
The school is on a fast-track to identify and secure its Finance Director. While the position description and detailed search prospectus are being prepared, interested candidates can begin exploring this exciting Catholic school leadership opportunity by immediately contacting Mrs. Aimee Viana at email@example.com. All inquiries and applications will be treated with the highest degree of confidentiality and with the greatest respect.
Candidates are expected to be available to assume the responsibilities of the position in Fall 2023.
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Partners in Mission School Leadership Search Solutions is the retained search division of Partners in Mission, the nation’s leading full-service consulting firm focused exclusively on developing excellence in Catholic school advancement and leadership. As partners among ourselves and with our clients’ missions, we value, understand, and embrace the importance of Catholic education in our personal and professional lives — and remain committed to ensuring its strength and vitality for years to come. Engaged by school communities, pastors, religious communities, boards and dioceses, our team of dedicated search consultants have identified and secured mission-driven professionals to serve in a myriad of diverse Catholic school and diocesan leadership positions from Maine to Hawaii.