Job Opening: Chief Financial Officer, Envision Schools (Bay Area)
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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.
In a highly entrepreneurial and dynamic environment, manage
financial growth and reporting through 2008 and beyondEnvision 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
Manage all of Envision Schools' accounting, budgeting, and cash
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
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
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.
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
ENVISION SCHOOLS STRONGLY ENCOURAGES CANDIDATES OF COLOR TO APPLY.
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.