Mon, 01/07/2019 to Wed, 01/09/2019
Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel
250 Market St
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Director of Finance and Operations

Position Description: 

Sant Bani School seeks an experienced and collaborative professional to lead the Finance and Operations functions of our vibrant independent school community. Reporting to the Head of School, the Director of Finance and Operations maintains the school budget, accounting systems, compliance with federal, state, and local requirements, facility and human resource needs, and ensures that the school’s exposure to risk is properly managed.



  • Support the mission, vision, and strategic direction of the school
  • Collaborate with a variety of stakeholders to develop strategies that will increase organizational viability and sustainability
  • Collaborate with the Director of Advancement to develop a strong team-based approach to the school’s revenue
  • Collaborate with the Director of Curriculum & Program to appropriately budget for and support the academic program

Financial Management

  • Create, monitor, and sustain high standards of financial management and oversight including budgets, cash flow statements, expenditures, revenues, payroll, and taxes
  • Oversee all financial investments and banking activities
  • Ensure compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and any additional applicable standards
  • Manage the bookkeeping services for the school to keep an accurate continuous record of the cash and financial position of the school
  • Serve as the steward of the School’s 501(c)(3) status and ensure compliance with IRS regulations and reporting requirements
  • Oversee compliance with all federal and state financial reporting requirements
  • Prepare and complete the annual audit
  • Develop financial reports for the Board of Trustees and attend Finance Committee meetings
  • Supervise Business Office personnel

Human Resources

  • Ensure compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements with respect to labor, benefits and human resource issues and required employee policies and training
  • Administer the School’s benefit programs, maintain the benefits policy plan and oversee vendor selection
  • Evaluate and provide information with respect to new benefit regulations, programs and opportunities
  • Prepare employment contracts and oversee the employment contract process

Risk Management & Compliance

  • Oversee risk management to ensure the safety of staff and students and to cover the liability of the school
  • Maintain a risk management program for the School including recommending and securing proper levels of insurance coverage, maintenance of health and safety policies and forms, ensuring Safety Committee operates effectively, overseeing the Emergency Preparedness Plan, and ensuring appropriate liability waivers are used
  • Act as the legal liaison for the School
  • Participate in weather-related school closing decisions
  • Provide information to federal and state agencies as required by law
  • Conduct regular review of relevant employee, student, and family policies and ensures compliance with industry standards and best practices

Facilities & Operations Management

  • Oversee facilities, transportation, health services, front office, and technology infrastructure
  • Manage the bidding and contracting process for facility development
  • Coordinate the purchase of goods and services for the school
  • Supervise the school transportation program, including maintenance of the school’s fleet, creation of transportation routes, schedules and outside transportation contracts, parent bus contracts, and assuring adequate safety trainings
  • Supervise Facilities, Health Services, Front Office, and Technology personnel

Enrollment & Financial Aid

  • Oversee the administration of the financial aid process
  • Serve as a member of the Financial Aid Committee
  • Generate student enrollment contracts, administer online payment portal, and work with families to ensure timely tuition payments

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, management or accounting required; Master’s Degree preferred
  • Demonstrated strength in financial management; non-profit accounting experience preferred
  • Management experience required; independent school management experience preferred
  • Solid analytical, technical, organizational and planning skills with excellent attention to detail
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in collaborative leadership and management
  • Comfort with multitasking and prioritizing projects
  • Knowledge of best practices in Financial, Human Resources and Facilities management
  • Flexibility, adaptability, sense of humor and a desire and ability to be a role model to faculty, staff, students, parents and other stakeholders

For immediate consideration, please email cover letter, resume, and three current letters of recommendation to Hans Mundahl, Head of School:

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

School Type: 
Grade Level: 
Sant Bani School
Required Education: 
4 Year Degree


New Hampshire
Submit Applications to: 

For immediate consideration, please email cover letter, resume, and three current letters of recommendation to Hans Mundahl, Head of School:

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.