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The Athenian School fosters an atmosphere of intellectual, artistic, and physical challenge within the warmth of a nurturing community, developing students’ confidence and skills required to meet the complexities of their future. Their lush 75-acre oak covered campus is home to incredible student diversity from 20 countries. Despite Covid, they are at full enrollment and enjoy a robust waitlist. Financially, they operate with a $24M budget, $60M+ in assets, a $9M endowment, multimillion dollar reserves, and clean audits managed by a strong and experienced Controller. This role offers a competitive salary of $225K, excellent benefits, and tuition discount for children of employees.
The CFO / COO assumes a key leadership role in managing operational, financial and strategic aspects of the School. Areas of responsibility include overseeing the administration of the financial operations of the school, Human Resources, Plant/Facilities operations, Security, facilities planning – including all construction and renovation projects, and risk management. This role oversees management of contract facilities services and food service operations and third-party services. S/he is responsible for safeguarding the assets of the School and ensuring that the financial and operational needs of the School and its constituents are met following best practices. This role reports to the Head of School and is a non-voting officer of the Board of Trustees.
The successful candidate for this position is a strategic and critical business and organizational thinker, with an understanding of, and commitment to, the mission of The Athenian School. S/he holds a record of successful managerial leadership, experience in a broad range of complex business matters including financial management, facilities management and human resources as well as capital project development and management, and a proven ability to both listen to and communicate well with constituencies inside and outside of the School. This position requires a hands-on professional who is prepared to grapple with and resolve issues in real time as needed.
This retained search is managed by Mary Law of Armanino
Mary Law,Senior Manager, Executive Search
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