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Crossroads School is a vibrant, urban school with a founding commitment to the “greater community.” Started in 1971 and taking inspiration from the civil rights, anti-war and feminist movements, Crossroads was founded to be not just a school, but also a movement for positive social change in the world. This ambitious charge is part of the very DNA of Crossroads. Not only do our students engage in meaningful service learning and community service projects, but Crossroads as an institution considers serving the greater community a cornerstone of our mission.
Key institutional service programs in Crossroads’ history include:
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Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences is seeking an accomplished Director of Finance and Operations (DFO). Reporting to the Head of School, the Director of Finance and Operations serves as a member of the senior management group (APC - Administrative Planning Committee) and oversees all financial and operational activities related to the School’s $62 million budget. In partnership with the Head of School, the Director of Finance and Operations serves as the School’s strategic administrator and provides leadership and managerial oversight, supervising a team of 4 key managers across the following areas: finance, human resources, facilities, and auxiliary services.
Alongside the Head of School, the Director of Finance and Operations establishes, cultivates, and maintains excellent working relationships with a wide network of trustees, consultants, advisors, faculty, and colleagues within the community, and local agencies and organizations externally. This position will be an integral part of the School’s efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, including helping strengthen impactful distance education as well as the planning and process surrounding the opening of the physical campus. This includes providing financial guidance, forecasting, and leadership in City/County-waiver processes and potential phased opening across different campuses and sites.
Provides the Head of School and Board of Trustees with financial and other pertinent information necessary for making key policy and operational decisions. Attends meetings of the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee, serving as liaison to the following committees: Finance, Audit, Investment, Real Estate, Facilities and Revenue, and supporting both the Head Compensation Committee and Executive Committee as assigned.
Administration & Management
The Director of Finance and Operations will be a strategic and results-driven leader with a track record of success in similar roles of progressively greater responsibility. They will have a strong finance and operations background, excellent relationship-building capabilities, and impeccable communication skills. A strong complement to the Head of School, the DFO will be relied upon for their good business judgment, analytical mindset, great capacity for flexibility and adaptability to shifting priorities or needs, and sound and influential decision-making abilities.
The ideal candidate will have at least 10 years of financial leadership experience at an organization of similar size; finance executives with corporate, nonprofit, or higher education experience who are mission-driven and passionate about education will also be considered. The DFO will have both financial and operational experience, and ideally a management background in human resources, information technology, and/or facilities. They will have a service mindset along with business savvy and good judgment to establish the necessary trust and credibility with the Head of School, Board of Trustees, faculty, colleagues, parents, students, and external partners. A bachelor’s degree is required, and an MBA or CPA is desired.
Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences has engaged Koya Leadership Partners to help in this hire. This
search is being led by Michelle Bonoan and Medelene Beasley. Please submit a compelling cover letter
and resume here, or email Michelle and Medelene at the following:
Michelle R.S. Bonoan
Vice President and Associate
Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences commits to being a community where individuals of differing cultural backgrounds, identities, abilities and life experiences bring their whole selves; where we value and honor the contributions and talents that each person brings; and where everyone realizes a fulfilled life – a life of well-being that is filled with purpose, financial security, civic identity, strong relationships, and health. These commitments are at the heart of our decisions.
Crossroads School does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, gender or gender identity, age or sexual orientation.
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