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About the Organization

Greene Street Friends School is a dynamic and cutting edge organization where you can make a real impact in the lives of children.  Its commitment to equity makes it unique among schools.  The Director of Finance and Operations is a vital role because…even in a place where the mission is to do good…fiscal responsibility and operational excellence are what allow the magic to happen.  If the School’s mission resonates with you, then this could be the greatest job you’ve ever had!

The School has experienced tremendous growth over the last decade, and is healthy in terms of enrollment, academic program, facilities and finances.  The expansion has dictated that a new strategy and build-out of financial reporting be implemented for the School’s increasingly complex financial picture, and that additional attention be focused on facilities. The Director of Finance and Operations will own these challenges.  Make no mistake … this will be hard work and a true test of your business acumen to pull it together.  But the rewards are plentiful!

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About the Position

The Director of Finance and Operations will set the financial strategy, lead a high performing operations team, and engage with all constituencies of the School. This critical role reports to the GSFS Head of School and is uniquely positioned to advance the School’s work during a time of growth and innovation.

People & Operations Management

  • Manage the business and operations staff of six
  • Manage tuition receivables, payables, vendor relations, investments
  • Manage cash flow and forecasting; direct financial, project-based and departmental accounting
  • Oversee and manage the annual audit
  • Manage related aspects of business operations – facilities, contracts, insurance, security, food service, transportation, safety
Applicant Requirements:

Requirements for Candidates:

·         Embrace the School’s mission.

·         5+ years of business experience in the education, nonprofit, or management consulting sectors

·         Strong accounting and technology skills; experience with Blackbaud’s Financial Edge desirable

  • Experience searching, negotiating, hiring and managing service providers
  • Team player willing to jump in and work with others in a flat organization
  • Communication and presentation skills that are strong and clear but low key
  • Project and operational management skills
  • Maturity in handling delicate situations with parents, employees, and other constituencies

Compensation: Competitive compensation based upon experience

The position begins July 1, 2019.  Applicants may email resumes and cover letters to

Dr. Edward W. Marshall

Head of School

Greene Street Friends School is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to create and maintain a diverse community.

Job Posting Expiration Date: 06/28/2019
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School Name:  Greene Street Friends School
Street Address: 5511 Greene Street
City: Philadelphia
State: PA
Zip Code: 19144
Head Of School: Edward W. Marshall
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Day / Boarding: Day Only
Age / Grade Levels: PreK-8
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Admissions Contact: Leanne Clancy
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08/03/2017 5511 Greene Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144

5511 Greene Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144 School

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