DEERFIELDASSOCIATES is pleased to announce a high profile search on behalf of a new client in Rumsey Hall School, located in scenic Washington, Connecticut, for aChief Financial Officer. Rumsey Hall School is an independent Junior Boarding (5-9) and Day School (K-9) with an enrollment of 330 Students (137 Girls/193 Boys). The Lower School has 87 students; 84 day students and 3 boarders. The Upper School enrolls 243 students, 141 of whom are boarders and 102 who are day students. The School demographics include: 26 local communities, 12 states and 11 countries. There are 58 full & part time Faculty; which includes 30 women and 28 men, 40 of whom reside on campus and 51% with Advanced degrees. For more background on Rumsey Hall School please visit www.rumseyhall.org
Rumsey Hall School seeks a strategically-oriented and experienced financial manager with strong leadership and operational skills to fill the key position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO). This opportunity is available in July 2019. The CFO will lead a team of professionals in the Business Office, Facilities and Technology departments, Health Center, and Auxiliary Programs, including eight direct reports. He or she serves as a collaborative member of the senior administrative team and works closely with the Headmaster and the Board of Trustees’ finance and investment committees to advance the School’s mission, vision, and strategic financial priorities.
The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Rumsey Hall School reports directly to the Headmaster and is responsible for a range of services, programs, and projects within the School, including the functional areas of finance/accounting, facilities and security, information technology, risk management, legal, human resources, employee benefits, food service, health center, endowment, and the school store. The CFO has direct involvement in all business transactions, negotiating contracts, and developing important school policies. The CFO works in partnership with the Headmaster, senior administrative team, and Board of Trustees.
The Physical Plant is situated on a beautiful, rural and scenic campus, valued at $60 million dollars, and includes 230 acres and 32 buildings. The School’s current endowment is approximately $18 million with annual giving generating an average of $1.3 million dollars for the past three years. The School has no long-term debt. Financial Aid awarded in 2018-2019 was $1.127 million dollars and this year’s annual operating budget of the School is $13.6 million dollars.
Alumnus Matthew S. Hoeniger '81 was appointed as the ninth Headmaster effective July 2016. Mr. Hoeniger first came to Rumsey as a Vth Form (7th Grade) boarding student in 1978 and was an impactful member of the faculty and administration for 27 years as an effective ambassador and face of the School. His leadership as Director of Admission for 19 years, and as Assistant Headmaster for 10 years, has been instrumental in attracting families from around the world, perpetuating the School’s culture of Effort, Family and Community.
This high visibility senior leadership position will be filled following a comprehensive national search. A full search description including the academic credentials, work experiences and skill sets required may be viewed at: https://deerfieldassociates.com/rumsey-hall-school/. Rumsey Hall School offers a dynamic and supportive work environment, competitive salaries and a generous benefits package including a retirement plan, paid vacations, and medical insurance. Rumsey Hall School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
To explore this superb career opportunity on a highly confidential basis, interested individuals should send a resume, letter of interest (both as WORD documents) and a list of references (which will only be contacted if mutual interest is determined) to: Doug Cooney, Executive Search Consultant, DEERFIELD ASSOCIATESExecutive Search, Inc. 572 Washington Street, Suite 15, Wellesley, MA 02482 Telephone: 781-237-2800. Email: email@example.com
About Rumsey Hall School
Rumsey Hall School is an independent co-ed junior boarding school (Grades 5-9) and day school (Grades K-9), located in Washington, CT. The School’s population is currently comprised of 335 students from 26 local communities, 12 states, and 12 countries. There are 78 full time faculty and staff members.