March 5, 2019
Negotiable Director of Finance and Operations – Way of the Shepherd Catholic Montessori School, Blaine
Job DescriptionEfficiently manage the school financial business operations and regular business operations.
Manage human resources functions for the school.
Supervise work of administrative staff
Manage the school’s facilities, including improvement projects. Oversee the selection and supervision of contractors for facilities projects.
Manage and oversee all external support services, including banking relationships, contracts and relationships with vendors and other non-employee service providers.
Maintain thorough knowledge and ensure compliance of all applicable regulatory and legal, requirements including employment rules (Human Resources), nonprofit status, and facilities and safety. Direct activities, as needed, to maintain compliance.
Work with the Head of School to administer personnel, facilities, safety, security, and other operational procedures.
Manage the administrative portion of the admissions process to maintain student enrollment.
Oversee and manage audit preparations and ensure compliance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States.
Write grants and track grant-restricted funds.
Coordinate interactivities with the local school district.
Oversee purchasing for the school.
Prepares financial reports as requested by the Board of Directors
Ensure the school maintains all necessary records for financial operations, students, personnel, and other entities ensuring compliance with all laws, regulations and certification requirements.
Maintain positive relationships within the school and surrounding community.
Employment by The Way of the Shepherd Catholic Montessori School is substantially different from secular employment. The Way of the Shepherd employees must conduct themselves in a manner that is consistent with and supportive of the mission and purpose of the Catholic Church. Their behavior must not violate the faith, morals or laws of the Church or the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, such that it can embarrass the Church or give rise to scandal.
Hours align with school-day hours. There is opportunity for reduced office hours and working remotely during scheduled breaks, including summer.
Job QualificationsBachelor’s Degree and 5+ years’ experience in business management and proficiency using financial accounting software required. Working knowledge of nonprofit organizations appreciated.
Be a practicing Roman Catholic
Demonstrated experience in preparation of financial statements in conformance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States.
Demonstrated experience in preparation of budgets and regular comparisons of budgeted and actual results.
Experience with financial accounting software and grant writing.
Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.
Excellent leadership with strong oral and written communication skills.
Proven analytical, organizational, supervisory, and general management skills.
Demonstrated ability to manage and deliver administrative services in a timely manner.
Established financial management skills
Experience with Google Suite for internal document creation and management and Microsoft Office suite
Institution DescriptionThe Way of the Shepherd Catholic Montessori School is a licensed and accredited Pre-K through eighth grade school located in Blaine, MN. We provide a nurturing learning environment personalized to each child and centered on God, helping them grow in holiness and become contributing members of society for God’s greater glory.
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