CFO/Business Manager - Whitfield School
Position: CFO/Business Manager
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Director of Finance and Operations
Job Location: Whitfield School
Beginning: Jul 01, 2024
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Whitfield School
St. Louis, MO 63141
Telephone: 314-415-1229
Job Description:
Whitfield School, an innovative educational institution for students in grades 6-12, announces an opening for a Director of Finance and Operations.

Whitfield School is seeking an energetic and entrepreneurial individual to lead and oversee the School’s finances and operations. At the broadest level, the director of finance and operations (DFO) directs all financial activities of the School, including facilities and operations. This person is responsible for the planning, control, account and reporting of income, expenses, and contributed and invested funds of the School. In addition, the DFO manages all activities designated as Business Office responsibilities, including physical plant and grounds; risk management and insurance; transportation; compensation and benefits budgets; food service; human resources; facilities leasing; and city, state, and federal government compliance. 

The DFO reports to the head of school; serves on the administrative leadership team; supervises the director of security, the director of maintenance, and all Business Office personnel; attends board meetings; and serves as the primary administrative liaison to the board’s Finance and Investment Committee and Building and Grounds Committee. 

For full job description, please visit Whitfield's website here.

Qualifications and experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree required, M.B.A., and/or a master’s degree in a related field a plus;
  • Eight to ten years of financial and business leadership in a non-profit or for-profit organization;
  • CPA professional accreditation is a plus but is not required;
  • Experience in human resource management, employee benefits, and payroll procedures;
  • Knowledge of business and not-for-profit accounting policies, procedures, best practices, and software programs;
  • Knowledge and experience in setting up effective financial controls and proven financial modeling and forecasting skills;
  • Experience in an independent secondary school, college, or university setting is preferred, but not required;
  • Experience working on a senior leadership team and with boards.

Competitive compensation based on experience. The position begins July 1, 2024. Interested candidates should submit the Whitfield Application for Employment form (click here) which includes submitting two PDF files through the application: 
  1. Cover letter as introduction to search committee
  2. Resume detailing experiences and qualifications
Whitfield actively seeks to forward the equity and diversity of our community in our admissions, programming, policies, and hiring. We do not discriminate on the basis of race or color, religion, age, nationality, ethnicity, economic background, disability status, protected veteran status, sex, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. Whitfield School is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage all candidates to apply. 

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.