Director of Finance and Operations (Search reopened)
George Stevens Academy, a town academy in Blue Hill, Maine, of 320 students, seeks a Director of Finance and Operations (DFO) to oversee all aspects of the school’s finances, with the primary responsibilities of strategic financial planning, budgeting, accounting, and reporting; the DFO also oversees the physical plant and food services operations and is responsible for all human resources oversight. The DFO reports to the Head of School and serves as a key member of the senior leadership team and several Board of Trustees committees. The DFO works closely with the Head of School, trustees, and the leadership team. Whoever takes this position will be part of a reimagining of the workings of the office, and how best to allocate financial duties with a half-time assistant (a newly created position). The ideal candidate is a mission-driven strategic thinker who has superb people skills, uncompromising judgment and integrity, preferably experience in an independent school, and a demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion. The candidate will have the ability to balance and prioritize the competing needs of the school and be fair but firm when necessary.
Interested and qualified candidates should email a cover letter, résumé, and three letters of reference to Gail Strehan, Executive Assistant to the Head of School, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
George Stevens Academy is a town academy on the coast of Maine. Founded in 1852, we are the high school for nearly all students from the seven towns in our rural community. We also enroll private-pay day and boarding students from around the world. Our students’ interests, talents, and aspirations reflect the diversity of the communities from which they come.
GSA provides a comprehensive and challenging education for all students, for those who will build futures in surrounding communities and for those who will make lives elsewhere in the world. Our many academic and experiential programs foster a love of knowledge, inspire creativity, instill self-confidence, encourage good character, and prepare each graduate for a purposeful life in a changing world. (Approved by the Board of Trustees on April 25, 2019)