Job Summary: Reporting to the Head of School, the Chief Financial Officer is an integral part of the senior leadership team and is responsible for managing the financial, physical, and human resources of the school, providing or obtaining guidance and direction on a variety of matters including legal issues, school policies and risk management, and supporting the Board of Trustees and committees.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Work closely with the Business Office Staff to:
Develop, oversee, and ensure implementation of financial policies, procedures, and internal controls to safeguard assets, protect confidential information, and ensure accurate financial reporting
Oversee business functions, including: student enrollment, tuition billing and collections issues, accounts payable, contracting, payroll, human resources, hiring, accounting and reporting, regulatory reporting and compliance, investments, insurance, and other business administration activities
Administer the annual budget and multi-year forecasting process to align with the School's goals and mission and maintain account records related to the School’s budgets
Provide financial reports to School leadership and the board
Ensure that human resource policies and practices are clearly articulated, consistently applied, and conform to legal requirements
Oversee major construction projects and work closely with the Director of Facilities to manage the plant budgets, oversee regular maintenance and repairs to the buildings, grounds, and equipment
Serve as a key strategic advisor to the Head of School, senior administrative leaders, and the Board of Trustees to ensure the development and implementation of appropriate policies for the long-term management of the school
Supervise, mentor and support the Business Office Staff, and Directors of Facilities and Information Technology
Review, revise, and develop school policies and handbooks for students, families, and employees.
Participate in the development of school strategy, providing recommendations, financial analysis, projections, and other data to inform the process
Understand the culture and climate of the School, Virgin Islands community, and the wider educational environment
Model and foster high ethical standards, integrity, and respect for all internal and external stakeholders in conducting the School’s business.
Maintain the highest confidentiality and rights to privacy applicable to individuals and institutional records
Manage the school’s resources in a prudent manner by establishing appropriate financial controls and procedures
Communicate clearly and enthusiastically to all staff and stakeholders
Remain current with business management trends and cultivate professional standards and development by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks, and participating in local, regional, and national professional organizations
Minimum of a bachelor’s degree, with a related advanced degree preferred
Five years of experience in nonprofit management, preferably in an independent school
Proven success in a senior administrative role, preferably working with a board
Demonstrated leadership qualities – organizing people and processes
High ethical standards and integrity
Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to foster positive relationships
Excellent oral and written communication skills
The ability to work collaboratively with coworkers and other school community members
Keen analytical skills and a detail-oriented work style
Strong digital financial literacy and a knowledge base of recent financial technology applications and digital platforms
About Antilles School
Antilles School is an independent coeducational day school located on St. Thomas, in the US Virgin Islands. Antilles enrolls approximately 500 students in a toddler program through grade 12. Antilles occupies a distinct place in the culture and the history of the larger Virgin Islands community.
Excellence, Diversity and Community are the guiding principles for each day at Antilles.
Antilles School is committed to the pursuit of educational excellence and a purposeful life. We foster a sense of community, embrace diversity and creativity, seek to develop the whole child, and prepare students for success in college and beyond.
Successful employment candidates will have an understanding of, and a commitment to, a culturally, socially, and ethnically diverse population.