Director of Finance and Operations

Area : Memphis, TN

Description : Our client is a leading charter school organization dedicated to transforming the face of public education in historically under-served areas. They are seeking a mission-driven Director of Finance and Operations (DFO) with a strong background in budget management, operational systems, continuous improvement and team management. This position will partner with the organization's support departments to set up processes and systems to support the finances and operations. The ideal candidate has proven leadership experience in a fast-paced environment and is a self-starter with strong attention to detail.


- Support the Executive Director in running day-to-day non-academic operations 

- Act as the primary liaison with the organization's National departments

- Support all of the organization's campuses in all aspects of finance and operations, working closely with each Director of School Operations to ensure efficient and effective processes and compliance with local, state, and federal requirements

- Responsible for managing budget development, budget actuals, and forecasts.

- Manage procurement and vendor relationships

- Drive improvement and innovation in critical areas of school operations by increasing efficiency and effectiveness

- Develop and implement trainings for school site staff to maximize efficiency within school offices

- Support schools in recruiting and enrolling students and families

- Perform special projects (e.g., improving attendance across schools; renovations of school facilities; modernization of technical infrastructure)

- Help develop and set the strategy for regional growth and expansion

- Ensure processes are in place to monitor compliance to federal, state and local regulations/requirements for financial and school operations (e.g., Free and Reduced Lunch, Special Education, ESSA, student immunization compliance)

- Ensure processes are in place to ensure accurate and compliant data collection/reporting


- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required; Graduate degree (MBA, MPP, etc.) preferred

- 4+ years of work experience in a fast-paced, highly analytical professional environment

- Prior finance experience in education, required 

- Experience in management consulting, financial services, corporate strategy, operations or a successful start-up, highly preferred

- 2+ years of experience managing others in a professional environment

- Knowledge of and comfort with complex financial data and building financial models 

- Strong project management and facilitation skills

- Experience with change management and talent management, with emphasis on training and coaching others  

- A demonstrated passion for improving K-12 public education; experience in public education

Published : Nov 14, 2022

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