Episcopal High School, located in Alexandria, Virginia, is pleased to announce a national search for a talented and experienced financial leader to serve as the School’s next Chief Financial Officer. The Chief Financial Officer reports to the Head of School and is responsible for providing financial and operational direction and oversight for the School. As an officer of the Corporation, leader of the School’s Business Office, and member of the Senior Administrative Team, Episcopal’s CFO works collaboratively with the Board of Trustees, faculty, and staff to develop and implement key financial initiatives in advancement of the educational mission of the School. The successful candidate will be a proven strategic thinker with strong business acumen and a deep understanding of the complex array of factors that can affect an institution's financial strength and long-term sustainability. She/he will join the strategic and visionary leadership of a highly functioning and well-resourced institution, poised to strengthen its position among the nation’s most prestigious independent schools.
Episcopal High School, also known by its 5,000 devoted alumni as The High School and The Holy Hill, was founded in 1839 as a 100% boarding school located in Alexandria, Virginia. Episcopal’s 130-acre (53-hectare) campus includes state-of-the-art academic and athletic facilities, on-campus faculty housing, and dormitories for 440 residential students from 20 countries, 28 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. In 2023-24, the School’s annual budget is $39.7 million which is supported by an endowment which totaled $308 million on June 30. There are 180 administrators, faculty, and staff as well as outsourced groups overseeing food service and housekeeping functions. In 2023/24 approximately $8.9 million in financial aid was awarded to 35 percent of the student body. Ninety percent of faculty live on campus and 80 percent hold advanced degrees. As one of only four fully residential boarding schools with more than 300 students in the United States, Episcopal is the only one located in a major metropolitan area. Capitalizing on the School’s proximity to Washington, D.C., Episcopal’s faculty create and lead learning experiences that are impossible to replicate elsewhere and are a point of distinction for the School’s academic program.
Working closely with the Head of School and the Board Chairs of the Finance, Investment, and Buildings & Grounds Committees, the CFO is responsible for managing and overseeing the School’s financial management practices and short and long-term financial planning and investment strategies with a high degree of efficiency, effectiveness, integrity, and compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. With a focus on the School’s financial objectives and business operations, the CFO provides direct oversight over the Controller, Director of Human Resources, Director of Campus Operations, Director of Campus Safety and Security, Director of Technology, General Counsel, and the Director of Auxiliary Programs and Services which is a new position for the 2023/24 school year.
Episcopal High School offers a dynamic and supportive work environment, competitive salaries, and a generous benefits package including a retirement plan, campus housing, generous paid time off (PTO) policy, and the full complement of health and welfare plans. Episcopal High School provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, marital status, familial status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, disability or any other protected category in accordance with applicable Federal, State and local laws.
The School encourages its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and reserves the right to require its employees to receive the COVID-19 primary series and booster vaccinations, subject to the limitations of federal and state law, employee eligibility, and the availability of the vaccine.
The opportunity is available in July 2024 and will be filled following a comprehensive national search. For more background on Episcopal High School, please visit: www.episcopalhighschool.org
To explore this career opportunity on a confidential basis, please send your resume including a postal mailing address, a letter of interest and a list of 5 references (which will only be contacted if mutual interest is determined) to: Doug Cooney, Executive Search Consultant, DEERFIELD ASSOCIATES Executive Search, Inc. 572 Washington Street, Suite 15, Wellesley, MA 02482 Telephone: 781-237-2800. Email: email@example.com