The Lasallian District of San Francisco New Orleans is seeking a Director of Sustainability. This leadership position provides support and services to the Brothers and apostolates of the District of San Francisco New Orleans to enhance their financial and mission sustainability.
A member of the District Leadership Team, the Director’s primary duties include Trustee service as a member of the Lasallian Education Corporation (LEC), joint membership of the District Finance and Education Office teams, and the ongoing support of School Leadership (Trustees and Administrators) and School Finance Directors. The Director will lead the District’s continued implementation of the Sustainability, Accessibility and Inclusion initiatives from the 2016 Mission Assembly.
The Director will be a dynamic leader committed to providing a human and Christian education to the young, especially the economically poor and marginalized. A bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or a related field is required (MBA preferred). A minimum of five years in a senior finance managerial position in a high school setting is also required. Professional accounting designation (CA, CMA or CPA) is preferred. This position requires the ability to travel frequently, with remote work capabilities depending upon the Director’s geographic considerations. This person will be a team player who possesses excellent listening skills and is a self-starter.
A visionary leader is sought, one who is committed to the Lasallian Catholic educational mission and who can effectively represent the charism of the De La Salle Christian Brothers to various constituencies.
Commencement: January 1, 2019 preferred; July 1, 2019 at the latest.
Salary/Benefits: Competitive salary with full benefits.
Application: Applications accepted through April 15, 2018. Applications will be received in confidence, with references contacted following an initial interview.
Please email résumé, letter of intent demonstrating qualifications for the position, and three references with complete contact information to:
Griselda Aranda, PHR
Human Resources, Payroll & Benefits Coordinator De La Salle Institute email@example.com
PRIMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION:
The Director of Sustainability provides support and service to the Brothers and apostolates of the District of San Francisco New Orleans to enhance their financial and mission sustainability.
MAJOR DUTIES OF POSITION: Lasallian Education Corporation (LEC) Trustee - Reviews school audits and auditor communications - Reviews school capital and operating budgets - Reviews agreements related to school financing and/or real estate transactions - Assists with helping board trustees understand their fiduciary responsibilities District Leadership Team Member (DLT) - Conducts periodic visits to schools and assessments of school financial health and sustainability - Creates and maintains database for all schools, including financial data and other Office of Education-related data - Assists with DLSI planning for assistance to schools with particularly fragile financial situations Finance/Office of Education Team Member - Participate in regular team-wide planning, meetings, retreats and other activities - Support the collaborative efforts of the Finance and Education Departments School Finance Directors - Provides proactive advice and consultation on financial issues - Assists finance directors and/or presidents of schools, especially those from “fragile ministries” o Performs assessments of financial health, financial policies and procedures and business office staff o Assists with multi-year strategic plans and cash flow forecasts o Assists with hiring of business office personnel - Co-coordinates District Finance Director meetings with District Chief Financial Officer Sustainability, Accessibility and Inclusion - Coordinates effort to identify key drivers of school sustainability in the short, medium and long term - Identifies, evaluates and develops school models with less reliance on tuition and/or with alternative expense structures - Researches, develops and shares non-tuition revenue source ideas and alternatives - Researches, develops and shares models of financial aid for low and middle income families - Manages and interprets school financial and demographic metrics - Oversees District Data Initiative in coordination with statistician
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS: • Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook • High level of skill in handling sensitive and confidential situations and information with the demonstrated ability to maintain strict confidentiality • Excellent grammar and writing skills • Excellent organization and analytical skills • Exceptional listening skills • Ability to tactfully communicate and problem-solve • Self-starter; ability to manage time and meet deadlines with little supervision • Ability to multi-task while maintaining proficiency and accuracy • Ability to adjust to changing priorities • Willingness to grow in understanding of the Lasallian mission and heritage • A collaborative team player actively contributing to building community