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Assistant Head of School for Finance and Operations

Jackson, MS 39211

Posted: 07/09/2024 Industry: Accounting Pay Rate: DOE

Job Description

Educational Institute is seeking an Assistant Head of School for Finance and Operations.

  • Enhance and/or develop, implement, and enforce policies, procedures, and strategic goals and priorities in partnership with leadership to ensure implementation of the strategic plan and the future sustainability of the school and to improve the overall operation and effectiveness of the organization.
  • Supervise the directors of the following departments and oversee the following functions of the organization: Business Office, Facilities, Auxiliary Programs, Information Technology.
  • Manage all outsourced services and maintain vendor relationships.
  • Negotiate and sign contracts on behalf of the organization.
  • Present to the Board of Trustees and various committees and task forces of the Board various reports as needed.
  • Engage other members of the Senior Leadership Team to facilitate collaboration and ensure that all financial functions support the current strategy and mission of the organization.
  • Plan, develop, organize, implement, direct, and evaluate the organizations fiscal function and performance.
  • Analyze and present financial reports in a timely manner to various constituencies.
  • Prepare the annual budget and meet with budget managers in conjunction with the controller and maintain a strategic planning forecast to be used in budget preparation.
  • Ensure the business office maintains proper controls and records, prepares financial records in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, and monitors the use of all funds.
  • Optimize the handling of the organization's banking and investment manager relationships.
  • Oversee the annual benchmarking reports for INDEX and attend the annual meeting.
  • Project with the director of facilities long-term financial needs regarding facility needs and improvements.
  • Serve on the financial aid committee and work closely with the committee to review tax returns and aid applications as needed.
  • Work with the business office on collection issues.
  • Represent the organization as a leader at various organization functions and events.
  • Represent the organization at various regional and national conferences.
  • Position Type/Expected Hours of Work: This is a full-time, twelve-month position. Travel and frequent weekend and evening work will be required.

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or business required. Master’s degree preferred.
    CPA preferred.
  • At least ten years of related experience at a non-profit or school preferred.
  • Demonstrates a deep understanding of effective fiscal management.
  • Involvement in strategic planning and vision setting preferred.
  • High degree of cultural competency and demonstrated success in working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to handle multiple, simultaneous, and complex projects.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suite required.

Meet Your Recruiter

Kelly Webb Collum
Professional Recruiter

Meet Kelly Collum, our seasoned Professional Recruiter at Staffers since January 2000. However, she has been in the industry over 32 years alongside our President, Beth Henry. Kelly thrives on making a meaningful impact on people's lives. When not matching talent with opportunity, Kelly enjoys Spinning and has been a Reformer Pilates instructor for 27 years. In her downtime, she cherishes moments with her husband, adult children, and adorable first granddaughter. Kelly's favorite escapes? The beach and tropical islands, where relaxation meets adventure. At Staffers, Kelly finds immense reward in helping individuals secure a better future—it's truly life-changing! 

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