Employment

Schools for Children, Inc. offers a rewarding workplace for those interested in a broad range of careers in education from teaching to counseling to administration and more. A diverse workforce with a variety of talents and perspectives, we share a commitment to the dignity of every student and the idea that the best learning is never one-size-fits-all.

We offer a competitive compensation package, a lively group of colleagues, and opportunities to make a real impact in the lives of students and our communities. 

Current Openings

Schools for Children, Inc. is seeking a Chief Financial Officer

The Chief Financial Officer will report to the Executive Director at Schools for Children, Inc.

Job Summary              

We seek an experienced, dynamic and performance-driven Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to manage the accounting, finance, audit, financial reporting, human resources, investment, and budgeting functions for our non-profit organization. The CFO will:

  • Provide expert fiscal management services to all our programs and proactively develop and implement effective processes, procedures and systems.
  • Provide oversight in the area of facilities and physical plant.
  • Continuously assess and improve the management services we offer our programs and develop new ones.
  • Deliver useful information and analysis and support decision-making and short- and long-range planning.
  • Work with the Executive Director and the Board to assess the financial dimensions of new opportunities.
  • Play an important role in shaping the future of Schools for Children, Inc.

Responsibilities           

The CFO manages a staff of four (4) and reports to the Executive Director. In addition, the Director may interface with the Board members, including the Treasurer and the Board’s Audit and Finance Committee. The responsibilities of the CFO include:

Financial Management

Duties include management responsibility for annual and monthly financial statements, budgets and forecasts, A/P, A/R, cash management, payroll, benefits administration, accounting policies, processes, and procedures, insurance, banking relationships and other professional services, annual audit support, tax-related reporting and filing, MIS, as well as the planning, direction and preparation of full, accurate and timely accounting records and reporting for SFC, including required communication or filings with multiple government agencies.

Fiscal Analysis

Provide leadership in developing financial modeling and scenario planning and update functional and program management planning assumptions. Provide leadership and participation in the analysis of new opportunities. Develop and maintain performance indicators, metrics and benchmarking. Develop analytical tool and processes. Assure analysis and understanding of cost drivers. Provide reports and advice to SFC’s Executive Director and Board of Trustees. Incorporate research and findings into long-range planning and analytics.

Financial Services Development

Provide proactive leadership with respect to process improvements. Develop and/or enhance, and implement, accounting policy, procedures and systems, and internal controls and standards. Develop strong, high-value MIS. Develop new financial services offerings for SFC and our programs.

Physical Plant/Facilities

Provide management, planning, direction and coordination of new construction, ongoing maintenance and major improvements to SFC’s facilities and physical plants.

Other

Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director of SFC

Key Competencies      

The successful candidate will have experience leading and managing the financial affairs of a large, complex organization, and the demonstrated ability to drive change and results. The ideal candidate should have a record of professional accomplishment and achievement commensurate with a senior financial officer at a public or private corporation and/ or nonprofit organization. S/he should also have a deep passion for education and for making high-quality educational opportunities accessible to all kinds of learners. This challenging position requires the highest integrity, sound judgment, administrative experience, and strong communication skills.

  • Superb technical skills and deep knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Proven expertise in financial reporting, internal control, audit, budgeting, revenue and cost analysis, human resources and benefits administration, and financial modeling
  • Demonstrated leadership, supervisory and people skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and comfort interacting at the Board level
  •  Strong financial modeling and analysis skills
  • Proven abilities in evaluating, recommending and deploying new tools and methodologies
  • Strong focus on performance

Qualifications             

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Degree in finance or accounting preferred
  • CPA certification and/or MBA highly desirable
  • 7 to 10+ years of progressively responsible experience at the leadership level in finance and accounting required
  • School business administrator certification preferred
  • Experience with Senior Systems G/L package a plus
  • Experience with state and local government, esp. OSD/UFR involvement, a plus
  • Experience with capital projects and capital markets a strong plus
  • Strong skills in problem-solving, decision making, leadership and committee management; facility with Microsoft Office Suite, spreadsheets, and excellent verbal/ written communications skills required
  • A background that combines experience in the not-for-profit sector and for-profit sectors.
  • Experience working with a chief executive officer, a varied senior management team and a board of directors

Compensation

Competitive salary commensurate with experience, within a range of $125,000 to $145,000.

Strong benefits package.                                  

 

Schools for Children, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from diverse populations.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to Executive Director Paul Stein, pstein@schoolsforchildreninc.org.