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February 22, 2019
Director of Finance & Operations
Crane Country Day School, a K-8 elementary school on 12 beautiful acres in Montecito, California, is accepting applications for a new Director of Finance and Operations. The Director of Finance and Operations provides fiscal management of the school and is responsible for its non-academic operations. The Director of Finance and Operations provides the Head of School and Board of Trustees with financial information for making operational decisions and establishing policies. This position is a broad and sophisticated job with a wide variety of tasks, which include but are not limited to, developing and implementing budgets, preparing reports, overseeing the school’s lunch program, collections, insurance, benchmarking, and monitoring regulatory requirements.

Crane has a healthy annual budget of $7.0M, a $6.5M endowment, no debt, a staff of 62 employees, and is at full enrollment with 252 students. Crane’s business office is well staffed, with one full-time accounting manager and a full-time business office associate.

• Bachelor’s degree required; MBA in Business or Accounting or CPA certification preferred
• At least five years experience in non-profit accounting
• Extensive experience at a managerial level, preferably in an academic environment
• Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
• The ability to work independently, as well as with committees
• Strong computer skills with an expert-level background in Excel and QuickBooks
• The ability to be calm and proactive with multiple deadlines and complex situations

This is a full-time position with benefits. Salary is competitive and is commensurate with education, experience, and skills. Crane Country Day School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and at least two letters of recommendation to Elizabeth Keadle, Assistant to the Headmaster, at: [email protected]

Crane Country Day School believes that learning is most powerful when intellectual rigor and creative expression are balanced. Every day, our teachers challenge our students to think critically, to find their voices, and to care for one another and the world around them. Originally founded in 1927-28, ninety years of success has taught us that experiential education leads to a love of learning. At Crane School we like to say that rigor and joy go hand-in-hand. Crane is a happy and supportive place to work – a rich environment where our staff finds enthusiastic cooperation, healthy relationships with their colleagues, and an active culture of professional development. Please learn more about Crane on our website at: www.craneschool.org.
Elizabeth Keadle
[email protected]

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