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Director of Finance & Business Services

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Windward School, a grade 7-12 college-preparatory, independent day school in vibrant West Los Angeles, is seeking an experienced Director of Finance & Business Services to join our Business Office.

A nationwide leader in educational models and practices that excite students about learning, Windward is committed to building a nurturing, inclusive culture. We welcome teachers and staff members who bring skills, qualities, and experiences demonstrating an understanding of and ability to support our work fostering a diverse school community.

At Windward, we are dedicated to cultivating an environment that encourages and supports growth and belonging amongst all community members. Windward teachers, parents, and administrators work together to inspire our students to be responsible, caring, well-informed, ethical, prepared, and well-balanced young adults.

For more information on what Windward has to offer, please visit windwardschool.org/about/careers.

Primary Responsibilities include:

●        Budget Management Partnership

o   Partners with the Director of Finance & Treasury on all key budget management tasks.

●        Financial Analysis & Reporting

●        Long-range Planning

●        Loans

o   Interface with FRB/JP Morgan Chase & other financial institutions.

●        Investments

o   Review and monitors & reconcile Goldman Sachs statements

●        Purchasing

o   Implement Purchasing Guidelines & Protocols

●        Insurance

o   Partners with COO on General Liability Annual Renewals

o   COI’s and Auto Renewals

o   Monitors Health Benefit Insurance

●        Transportation Program

o   Oversees transportation program, bus activity, and communications with parents/guardians.

o   Develops annual cost-effective routes

o   Supervises Drivers and Compliance

o   Requirements of Windward owned vehicles (Buses & SUV’s)

●        School-wide Contract & Waiver Support

o   Partners with Operations on legal review and vendor contract

o   Partners with Admissions on School Enrollment Contract

●        Property Management

o   Oversees the City of Santa Monica Lease and Payments

o   Partners with Operations on CUP and City of Santa Monica Lease Compliance

●        Committee Participation (as requested)

o   Finance & Operations Committee

o   Investment Committee

o   Audit & Risk Management Committee

●        Partner with the Director of Finance & Treasury to ensure GAAP standards and best practices (meeting or exceeding NBOA Guidelines) are implemented across all sectors


●        Bachelor’s degree is required, Master’s degree preferred, in a relevant field

●        Minimum of 5-10 years of related business/finance experience in the sector; independent school and/or non-profit experience preferred

●        Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Office; willingness to learn new systems and techniques

●        Excellent organization, time management, and analytic skills.

●        Ability to be self-directed, handle multiple tasks and priorities, solve problems and demonstrate leadership skills within a team environment.

●        Outstanding oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.

●        Ability to use discretion with confidential information.

●        Proven ability to work as a positive, enthusiastic member of a team

This is a great chance to be part of a dynamic, close-knit, independent school culture and community.

We offer competitive compensation and benefits, including:

●          Medical, dental, vision insurance

●          Paid Holidays, Vacation and Wellness days

●          Retirement Plan, including up to 6% employer match

●          School-paid Life and Disability Insurance

●          Flexible Spending Account Plans

●          Annual $2,000 FlexCheck

●          Annual $2,500 Lunch Allowance

●          MetLife Group Home & Auto Group Discount

●          Access to Peak Performance Center to promote physical and mental health

●          Wellness Initiatives, including Chair Massages, free Wellness Coaching, Self-Care Reimbursement, and much more!

●          Employee Assistance Program

●          Tuition Remission

●          Nurturing, supportive and inclusive community

●          And much more!

Salary Range: $175-225k, depending on experience.

To Apply: All interested candidates should send a resume and a cover letter via the Application link.


To apply for this job please visit recruiting.paylocity.com.

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