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Job Opening: Chief Financial Officer, Envision Schools (Bay Area)

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    CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER Envision Schools seeks an experienced professional committed to the academic success of underserved students who has a proven track
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 18, 2006
      Envision Schools seeks an experienced professional committed to the
      academic success of underserved students who has a proven track
      record of strong financial management through periods of rapid
      organizational and financial growth.

      Major responsibilities:
      • In a highly entrepreneurial and dynamic environment, manage
      financial growth and reporting through 2008 and beyond—Envision will
      grow from 500 students and $6M in revenue in 2005 to 1,200
      students and $11M in 2006. By 2008 Envision will serve 3,000
      • Manage our financial staff.
      • Transition our accounting function from outsourced to in-house.
      Key tasks include hiring and managing staff, launching a new
      accounting system, and creating and supporting financial systems at
      our schools.
      • Manage all of Envision Schools' accounting, budgeting, and cash
      management functions.
      • Comply with all government, foundation, and school district
      financial reporting requirements.
      • Create and maintain excellent relationships with the CFOs of the
      school districts where we operate and with the CFOs of our funders.
      • Create financial reports and analyses for internal and external
      • Oversee annual financial audit.
      • Inspire principals and school leaders to be sound fiscal agents.

      The ideal candidate has significant experience and demonstrated
      success in:
      • Financial analysis, financial modeling and operations, preferably
      for an educational non-profit.
      • Strategic planning/organizational development.
      • Non-profit or school district management.
      • Technical knowledge of school finance and charter school finance
      in particular.
      • Familiarity with state and federal education funding mechanisms,
      funding sources, or policy is a plus.
      • Experience with start-up or early-stage organizations is a plus.
      • Operations experience is a plus.
      Minimum qualifications:
      • Bachelor's degree in related field; master's degree strongly
      • A minimum five years of relevant experience (A/P, A/R, G/L,
      growth), preferably in nonprofit/education sector.
      • Excellent, demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
      • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse people and
      • Ability to work well independently and within a multi-disciplinary
      team environment, managing multiple projects and priorities, and
      working cooperatively to meet internal and external requests.
      • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to listen
      and be responsive to partners, professional advisors, philanthropic
      partners, Envision staff and Board of Directors.

      Salary and working conditions:
      Salary: Competitive, with health, vacation, sick, and pension
      Work year: 12 Months/Full Time

      Hiring Process:
      Please submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae via e-mail to
      Envision Schools to jobs@...

      About Envision Schools:
      Based on an award-winning model, Envision Schools develops small,
      innovative, high-performing public high schools serving diverse
      students. Envision, a nonprofit, has a deep commitment to students
      who would be the first in their family to graduate from college.
      Envision's First Generation College Bound (FGCB) students' college
      graduation rate will quadruple that of comparable students.
      Currently we operate three schools, two in San Francisco and one in
      Novato. We will open another school in the East Bay in August 2006.
      In three years we raised $7.5 million from the Bill and Melinda
      Gates Foundation, Irvine Foundation, Stuart Foundation, San
      Francisco Foundation, New Technology Foundation, Koret Foundation,
      and the California Department of Education. Other strategic partners
      include the Low Income Investment Fund, Stanford University, and the
      Small Schools Project. Envision is grateful for the pro bono support
      of Cooley Godward LLP and Stone Communications. In 2005 our first
      school had the fifth highest Academic Performance Index growth of
      California's 550 charter schools. Envision strives to make our
      Support Office and schools exciting places to work, teach, learn,
      create and innovate by actively fostering an environment where all
      staff are part of a professional learning community and a larger
      student and parent community that honors: respect, trust, risk-
      taking and openness to learning.
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