Community Day School in Pittsburgh invites applications for the role of Chief Financial Officer effective July 2021. We seek a proven leader who establishes and maintains cooperative working relationships, thinks critically and creatively, possesses strong organization and time-management skills, takes initiative, and is a collaborative problem solver.
The ideal candidate will be able to oversee all aspects of the school’s finances with responsibilities for strategic financial planning, budgeting, accounting, and reporting. The CFO is also responsible for oversight of human resources, facilities and operations, health and safety, security, and food services. The CFO reports to the Head of School and serves as a key member of the senior leadership team and several Board of Trustees committees, and will play a crucial role in shaping the school’s culture and strategic vision for the future.
We invite applications from candidates who will approach the endeavor with enthusiasm, a sense of humor and a growth mindset, and who will embrace being part of our vibrant, dynamic learning community, where kindness, innovation, and teamwork are fundamental to our daily life.
This position offers a competitive salary and benefits and generous time off, including Jewish holidays.
Bachelor's degree required. CPA and/or MBA preferred.
Ten or more years of experience in financial management and operations with increasing levels of job responsibility, including a minimum of three years as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer or similar position. Independent school experience is a plus.
Proven leader and team player who inspires others and leads by example.
Strong sense of fiduciary responsibility.
Ability to think strategically as well as model and analyze the business and financial impact of strategic proposals in order to make recommendations based on costs and benefits.
Self-motivated with excellent analytical and organizational skills.
Proactive with strong leadership and proven supervisory skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Strong computer skills including Google Workspace and Excel and ability to learn and use accounting software (Blackbaud).
Community Day School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, tuition assistance and scholarship programs, athletics, or other school-administered programs. Community Day School is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic community and strongly encourages applications from people of color, LGBTQ candidates, and women.
Our campus is tobacco-free.
About us: Community Day School is Pittsburgh’s only pluralistic, egalitarian, independent, co-ed Jewish day school for students in Early Childhood through Grade 8, distinguished by an exceptional academic program rooted in Jewish values that inspires children to become their best selves. Located on a six-acre wooded campus in the heart of Pittsburgh’s iconic Squirrel Hill community, and educating a socioeconomically and Jewishly diverse and enthusiastic student body of 275 students, we are a compelling choice for someone looking to make our beloved school their labor of love.
Since its inception in 1972, Community Day School has welcomed and embraced Pittsburgh’s socio-economically and Jewishly diverse families. As the only school of our kind in western Pennsylvania, we play a critical role in the rich diversity and sustainability of Jewish Pittsburgh and the region at large, transforming the lives of our students today so they can make a positive difference in the world for generations to come.
Check out our website for more information about our school at comday.org. If this sounds like an exciting role and you feel that Community Day School could be your home for a rewarding career, we would like to hear from you! Please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
About Community Day School
Community Day School is a Jewish day school that has a long tradition of outstanding education in general and Jewish Studies. We offer a warm, nurturing, and enriching Jewish community for students, families, and staff. Our students come from Conservative, Reform, Orthodox, Reconstructionist, and unaffiliated families. Our staff is culturally and religiously diverse and we welcome the best applicants regardless of religion.
Community Day School is strongly committed to serving a wide range of students, from the intellectually gifted to those in need of extra academic support. Our philosophy of Differentiated Instruction reflects our commitment to keep each child challenged, at his or her level, with the goal of preserving and nurturing a lifelong love of learning. Community Day School graduates are accepted into their desired high schools, take leadership roles wherever they go, and rank among National Merit Scholars and valedictorians in the high schools they attend. Many continue with Jewish learning and Jewish community involvement through high school, college, and into their adult years, returning to Pittsburgh to enroll their own children at the school.
Located in Weste...rn Pennsylvania, the Greater Pittsburgh area is home to a vibrant and active 40,000 person Jewish community that supports a full range of Jewish institutions. Pittsburgh boasts strong arts, cultural, medical and educational opportunities, along with diverse neighborhoods and communities. Google, Rand Corp., and other world-class companies choose to make Pittsburgh their home. Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh, and numerous other colleges and universities populate Pittsburgh with ever youthful, engaged, and vital academic learning communities. Pittsburgh as a city has weathered the recession well with stable real estate values, urban development, and a growing job market.
Nestled in the heart of Squirrel Hill, Community Day School’s seven-acre campus is the perfect environment for learning and spiritual growth. The focal point is a beautiful and historic stone building that houses classrooms, state of the art science and technology labs, performing arts spaces, a gymnasium, an art studio, and a music room. Surrounding the building are safe, state-of-the-art playgrounds, our multi-purpose field, a vegetable garden, and most importantly, room for expansion. Community Day School blends traditional architecture with contemporary facilities.
We are affiliated with the Schechter Day School Network, the Pittsburgh Consortium of Independent Schools, the Pittsburgh Jewish Day School Council, and the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and we are accredited by the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools. We are a beneficiary agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh.