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Chief Financial Officer

  • The Shipley School
  • Bryn Mawr, PA

The Shipley School, a Pre-Kindergarten through 12 coeducational day school located in Bryn Mawr, PA, invites applications and nominations for the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO).  Shipley School currently enrolls a diverse student body of approximately 780 students in three Divisions – Lower School (PreK – Grade 5), Middle School (Grades 6-8), and Upper School (Grades 9-12). One hundred percent of Shipley graduates go on to attend an impressive range of prestigious colleges and universities.  Shipley is committed to multicultural, ethnic, and economic diversity, reflected both in the composition of the student body and the efforts to make the School a welcoming and nurturing environment for all its students.

Reporting to the Head of School, the CFO provides leadership, oversight, and stewardship for all aspects of Shipley School’s financial resources while ensuring absolute institutional integrity on fiscal matters and promoting best practices in finance and administration.  The CFO supports and works closely with the Head of School and Board of Trustees and, as a member of the School’s Senior Leadership Team, plays a key role in determining the strategic direction of the School; developing and executing plans to meet the School’s short-and long-term goals; and recommending financial and administrative objectives, policies, programs, and practices that ensure a sound financial structure for the School.  The CFO provides counsel regarding finances, debt management, budget preparation, long-term financial planning, facilities planning and development, compliance, human resources, information technology, and risk management.

View and download the full position description here.

Nominations, inquiries, and applications (including curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing interest, leadership philosophy, and commitment to diversity, and the names of five references) should be directed electronically in confidence to ShipleyCFO@divsearch.com.

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