Director of Finance

Position Description: 


Director of Finance for Maple Street School

To begin July 1,2021 or earlier

Maple Street School is an independent K-8 day school in Manchester Center, VT. Maple Street School is a joyful academic community that cultivates personal and social responsibility. We nurture intellectual and creative growth through an engaging curriculum. Our culture of respect inspires confident learners.

Maple Street’s DOF will play a strategic role in the daily responsibility for planning, implementing, managing, and controlling all financial and business aspects of the school The DOF reports to the Head of School and serves on the school’s leadership team. Maple Street is a small school, and all the adults in the building are considered educators; the DOF is warmly invited to be an active participant in the life of the school.

The DOF is a full-time position with a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.

Primary duties and responsibilities: 

Manage the Business Office

  • Design and implement a budget that supports the school’s mission and values
  • Daily fiscal management, including: management of the operating fund, investments, tuition billing and collection, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and human resources 
  • Provide Monthly and quarterly financial reports
  • Administer the annual budget and quarterly forecasting, maintaining all accounts related to budget 
  • Prepare for annual audit 
  • Manage Enrollment and Financial Aid in partnership with the Head of School and admissions team 
  • Administer and maintain regulatory reporting and compliance
  • Collaborate with the Board of Trustees and the Finance Committee
  • Review, negotiate, and approve vendor contracts
  • Serve as primary liaison with banks and financial institutions
  • Compile and file all reports and applications for maintaining tax exempt status and not-profit status
  • Work with insurance agencies to provide appropriate and cost-effective liability, property, and workers’ compensation coverage

Human Resources

  • Establish and maintain employee benefits programs
  • Collaborate with and assist the Head of School in hiring and salary negotiations; provides information to Head of School for salary comparisons, both internal and external
  • Prepare employment agreements
  • Maintain thorough and secure employee files

Student Enrollment

  • Manage all aspects of the accounts receivable process
  • Participate in financial aid decisions and communicate with families throughout the process

Please send a cover letter and resume to Cricket Mikheev, Head of School,

School Type: 
Grade Level: 
K - 8
Maple Street School


Submit Applications to: 

Please send a cover letter and resume to Cricket Mikheev, Head of School,