Chief Financial Officer

Kent Place School , located in Summit, New Jersey, is pleased to announce a national search for a new Chief Financial Officer . This high-profile position calls for a highly experienced, strategically oriented and experienced finance and business operations professional who will work closely with the Head of School and the Trustees. The new hire will report directly to Jennifer Galambos, the Head of School. This opportunity is available in July 2024, and the search will be completed following a comprehensive national search and the identification of the candidate of choice. Kent Place School seeks a dynamic and experienced financial and business leader with superb financial, strategic, and operating skills to fill the key position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The new hire is directly responsible for all financial functions and transactions as well as health services, facilities, security, construction, and food services. The Chief Financial Officer is responsible for setting the strategic direction, organization, management and implementation of a comprehensive business, finance, and investment function for the School. The CFO serves on the Leadership Team and the Strategic Advancement Team, the Head’s direct reports. The CFO is the liaison to the Board’s Audit and Risk Management, Finance, and Investment committees. Responsibilities include management of the central business office to ensure that appropriate financial controls are effectively utilized. Staff areas of responsibility include finance/accounts receivable, facilities and security, budgeting and planning, endowment, risk construction management, human resources, dining/food service, and health services. The CFO manages a team of seven direct reports and oversees 10 professionals and support staff. The CFO supervises the Director of Operations who is directly responsible for security, health services and food services. The position requires active interaction and teamwork with the Head of the School, faculty, students, staff, parents, and the Board of Trustees. The Chief Financial Officer works closely with the Head of the School, the Board of Trustees, and other senior administrative staff and faculty. Kent Place School is a Kindergarten through Grade 12, independent college-preparatory day school for girls with a coeducational Preschool. The students at KPS are brave and brilliant girls and young women who are eager to learn, excited to lead, and ready to advance the world. The school is fully enrolled. The only nonsectarian school for girls in New Jersey, Kent Place offers a robust and challenging academic program balanced by a sharp focus on student physical, mental, and emotional health for 669 students in Preschool through Grade 12. The beautiful, 26-acre campus draws families from more than 74 communities. Fifty-four percent of the students identify as people of color. The student to faculty ratio is 7:1. Kent Place’s dynamic curriculum offers many perspectives, inspiring students to think with ethical and interdisciplinary lenses. The annual operating budget of Kent Place School for 2023–24 is $34 million, and the School’s endowment is currently valued at approximately $16 million. In 2022–23, Kent Place School raised $1.96 million in annual giving. There are approximately 3,000 alumnae. For more information about the school, please visit www.kentplace.org . For a full search description of this high profile opportunity, please visit: https://deerfieldassociates.com/kent-place-school-chief-financial-officer/ Kent Place School offers a dynamic and supportive work environment, competitive salaries, and a generous benefits package with a retirement plan, paid vacations, and medical insurance. Kent Place School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We seek candidates who support the development of a school community that is culturally competent, a working environment that is affirming and inclusive, where each member feels safe and valued, as described in our Diversity statement . To explore this superb career opportunity, on a highly confidential basis, send your résumé and a letter of interest, along with a list of five (5) reference contact information (who will be contacted only if mutual interest is determined), to: Doug Cooney, Executive Search Consultant DEERFIELD ASSOCIATES Executive Search, Inc . 572 Washington Street, Suite 15 Wellesley, MA 02482 Telephone: (781) 237-2800 Email: jobs@deerfieldassociates.com
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