Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart | Lake Forest, IL | Chief Finance and Resource Officer

Woodlands Academy is seeking a Chief Finance and Resource Officer. The Chief Finance and Resource Officer reports to and works closely with the Head of School, is a member of the Leadership Team, and serves as administrative liaison to several committees of the Board of Trustees. The Chief Finance and Resource Officer is responsible for all financial aspects of the school, oversight of the physical plant and operations, and thoughtful and strategic leadership in support of the mission of the school. The Chief Finance and Resource Officer should possess the ability to balance attention to detail with a view of the larger picture, patience, a sense of humor, creative problem solving skills, the ability to manage multiple projects at one time, and a commitment and desire to serve in a Sacred Heart school.

Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart is one of 24 Sacred Heart schools in the United States and Canada. Sacred Heart education at Woodlands Academy is distinctive and emphasizes best practices for the education of girls and innovative practices for academic excellence. Established in 1858, the school forms global citizens and transforms young women through a dynamic of relationships that responds to the dignity of each member of the school community.
Responsibilities include:
  • Manage and supervise Business Office operations and personnel
  • Actively participate in Business Office operations including accounting, audit, payroll, risk management, benefits, and investments
  • Formulate and manage the school operating budget
  • Oversee human resources, physical plant, food service, technology, security, and transportation
  • Serve as a member of the Financial Aid Committee
  • Prepare and maintain statistical, financial, endowment, and investment reports
  • Keep abreast of information relative to legal, regulatory, and personnel issues, as well as best practices as they apply to schools
Responsibilities also include, but are not limited to, supporting the goals of the Head of School, Leadership Team, and Board of Trustees, and other responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.

Requirements and Qualifications:
  • A Master’s Degree and CPA
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience working in finance
  • Technology skills including advanced Excel, Word, and Outlook. Knowledge of Senior Systems or Blackbaud a bonus
  • Ability and desire to support, implement, and model the Goals and Criteria for Sacred Heart Schools
  • Ability to manage a variety of projects with minimal supervision
  • High professional and ethical standards for handling confidential information
  • Available to work nights, weekends and extended days as needed

Why you should join our community:
  • We offer generous health/dental/vision plans, 403(b) with 5% contribution of annual salary, and flexible spending account
  • Opportunity to lead and influence the financial and operational functions of the school
  • Opportunity to collaborate in charting the future vision and pathway of the school
  • Opportunity to impact the lives of young women
Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart is an all-girls, Catholic, college preparatory day and boarding school in Lake Forest, IL. Visit the school’s website at www.woodlandsacademy.org and the website of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools at www.sacredheartusc.education to learn more.

Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart is an equal opportunity employer. It does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion*, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, genetic information, age, disability, status a veteran or being a member of the Reserves or National Guard, or any other classification under state of federal law.

*The School reserves the right to use religion as a hiring criterion for selected positions and nature of a school as a faith-based institution as permitted by law.

How to Apply: Please complete the Staff application materials listed on the Employment web page of the school’s website at https://www.woodlandsacademy.org/about/employment/applicationformstaff. All applicants must submit a Staff Position Application, cover letter, and resume. We also strongly suggest applicants to submit three written references.

Link to Full Description: https://www.woodlandsacademy.org/about/employment/job-postings-detail/~board/employment/post/chief-finance-and-resource-officer
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Schools of the Sacred Heart share in the educational mission of the Society of the Sacred Heart as articulated in the Goals and Criteria. The structure supporting Sacred Heart education in Canada and the United States includes the Conference of Sacred Heart Education and the Network of Sacred Heart Schools.  Together they provide services and programs to ensure vitality of mission for the member schools sponsored by the Society of the Sacred Heart.