Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school of 1,130 students in grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades produces graduates who “believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it.” The mission of Ransom Everglades is to provide an educational environment in which the pursuit of honor, academic excellence and intellectual growth is complemented by concern for the physical, cultural and character development of each student. The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student’s sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.
The school is a diverse, inclusive and welcoming community that takes pride in a long tradition of honor and excellence and shares a deep commitment to service and community building.
About the Position
The CFO reports to and is a crucial advisor to the Head of School. In addition, the CFO is an important member of the School’s Leadership Team and the Board of Trustees’ Finance and Audit, Investments, and Buildings and Grounds Committees. The CFO participates actively in the execution of the School’s strategic plan and ensures that the School’s current and future projects are well-funded and well-managed and aligned with both the mission of the School and its long-term financial sustainability. In addition to overseeing all of the School’s banking and investment activities, capital and building projects, and risk management, the CFO supervises Accounting, Human Resources, Facilities, Security, Facilities Rentals, Bus Services, the Bookstores (2), and Food Services. Not including the employees of contracted services, the CFO oversees approximately 34 employees and a $53.8 million budget. In addition, the School has a $50 million endowment fund and is completing a $75 million capital campaign.
Bachelor’s degree minimum requirement, MBA or similar degree preferred
5 years of financial leadership experience at an independent school
Ideal candidate likely has additional certifications