Position Purpose: The CFO is responsible for overseeing all financial operations of the school. They assist the head of school in preparing the annual budget, setting the school’s tuition, and developing both short and long-term financial plans. They provide administrative support to the board of trustees, specifically the budget and finance committee and the investment committee.
Prepares the school’s annual and multi-year budgets that reflect the long-term goals of the school.
Oversees the preparation of financial statements on a quarterly basis, and presents them to the board finance committee.
Provide organization and management for student billing, purchasing, accounting, cash management, and sound business practices.
Oversees all banking, cash management, and investment activities of the school.
Oversees preparation of loan documents and compliance with all covenants therein.
Oversees preparation of an annual audit and 990 tax return.
Oversees the allocation and distribution of tuition assistance, and serves as a member of the tuition assistance committee.
Assesses tuition assistance effectiveness using a net tuition revenue model.
Selects and maintains appropriate insurance to protect school property and cover the liability of the school, its employees, and its trustees.
Serves as a member of the school’s safety committee
Takes a leadership role in managing the risk of the school’s operations, ensuring the safety of personnel and students in their use of the facilities and the programs of the school.
Manages the coordination of communication and safety protocols for off-campus school sponsored activities.
Government and Legal
Oversees filing of all reports—as required—to city, state and federal agencies.
Provides leadership to the school in regards to legislation that affects the school
Assists the head of school and board of trustees in long-range and strategic financial planning for the school.
Performs other duties as assigned by the head of school.
Represent the school at regional, state, and national associations as it relates to the role of Business Manager.
Facilitate the generation and maintenance of a PPRRSM budget.
A graduate degree in finance, administration, non-profit management, or a related field.
Minimum of 3 years professional financial and administrative leadership experience, preferably in a school or non-profit organization.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Proven leadership and mentoring skills, as well as the ability to work collaboratively with many different groups within the school to advance the institution’s future and stability.
A track record of good judgment and sound integrity.
Technical skills and knowledge of databases, Quickbooks, Excel, Word, Powerpoint, and the Google Apps suite.
Ability and desire to work collaboratively with student leadership.
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Lisa Lee, Director of Human Resources
Additional Salary Information: This position is approximately 10-15 hours per week at a rate of $100-$150 per hour, depending on experience.
About Kirby Prep School
Kirby School provides an education of the highest quality in both academics and the arts. Kirby prepares middle and high school students to succeed in college, to become informed and engaged citizens, and to lead active, healthy lives of on-going inquiry. Our distinguished Faculty challenges students through rigorous coursework while cultivating an enthusiasm for learning within a friendly, caring, and safe environment. The School recognizes students as unique human beings and fosters an inclusive and diverse educational community based upon mutual respect.
Georgiana Bruce Kirby is an independent, co-educational day school for grades 6 through 12 and is a member of, and is accredited by, the California Association of Independent Schools, the National Association of Independent Schools, and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Kirby’s CEEB Code is 053290. Established in 1994, Kirby was named for a Santa Cruz pioneer who devoted her life to education, freedom, and enfranchisement. The School was founded on the belief that students who are respected and encouraged will exhibit great enthusiasm for learning and achieve at the highest ...levels.
Sixty-two percent of Kirby’s 45 faculty members hold advanced degrees, including 8 Doctorates and 20 Masters Degrees. Fine and performing arts teachers have augmented their formal degrees with extensive professional experience.
Kirby enrolls 273 students: 100 in the middle school (6-8) and 173 in the high school (9-12). The graduating Class of 2017 had 44 students. Kirby’s average class size is 12. The school admits students on their ability to be successful in a rigorous academic environment without regard to race, color, creed, gender, sexual orientation, religion, physical disability, national origin or other legally protected status.