Foothills School of Arts & Sciences
Business Director (Full-time)
Located in Boise, Idaho, Foothills School of Arts and Sciences is a Pre-K through Grade 9 independent day school. Since its founding in 1992, Foothills has been committed to providing a progressive learning environment that suits the developmental learning needs of children and adolescents. A project-based program integrated with visual and performing arts helps students develop independent perspectives, academic competencies, social-emotional skills, and a sense of civic responsibility. Annual trips take advantage of Boise’s location in the Intermountain West. Foothills places a high value on maintaining a collegial and collaborative atmosphere among employees. There is an expectation of continuous growth and improvement for all employees and support for professional development inside and outside the school.
Business Director Position
Foothills School of Arts and Sciences seeks a full-time Business Director to begin in December 2018. Candidates should have business and accounting experience. The school seeks a well-rounded Director who can also oversee benefits, student enrollment contracts, insurance, human resources, as well as oversee the facilities of the school. The Director is responsible for selecting and overseeing the school’s vendors for retirement, health and dental coverage, and HRA/FSA accounts, as well as overseeing the annual open enrollment. This position is also responsible for the school’s financial aid. The school seeks candidates who are comfortable working in a non-profit environment including work with a finance committee of a board of trustees.
The Business Director reports to the head of school. Responsibilities include the following:
To use standard accounting and bookkeeping procedures to keep an accurate, continuous record of the cash and financial position of the school and manage the financial operation of the school so that the institution remains financially stable
To prepare a monthly report of expenditures and projections for the head of school and the board of trustees
To establish a plan and schedule for the preparation of the annual budget that will permit the setting of the succeeding year’s tuition
To oversee an annual audit of the school’s financial records and financial positions
To oversee all school purchasing, financial investments, banking activities, payroll and benefits program
To provide support, in conjunction with the head of school, to the finance committee and the board of trustees
To manage risk at the school to ensure the safety of personnel and students in their use of the facilities and to maintain appropriate levels of insurance to protect the property and to cover the liability of the school
To oversee the physical operation of the entire school and its programs
To create and oversee the careful maintenance and cleaning programs that keep the school’s appearance in good condition
To create and oversee an ongoing equipment replacement program and develop a PPRRSM budget
To perform other duties as assigned by the head of school
To support the school and its leadership
Desired Professional Background·
Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting or related field
Experience with accounting and payroll (non-profit preferred)
Expertise in benefits and human resources
Proficiency in operating computer programs such as Excel, Word, G-Suite, Outlook and comfortable with new and customized software
Organized and able to manage multiple tasks
Commitment to professionalism and excellence
Commitment to continuous growth and improvement
Sense of humor, energetic, optimistic, gregarious
Effective communicator, orally and in writing
Foothills School of Arts and Sciences is an equal opportunity employer.
Non-discrimination Policy: Foothills School of Arts and Sciences does not discriminate on a basis of age, race, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or other classifications protected by law, in all of its operations.
Candidates will be considered on a rolling basis. To apply for this position, please email a letter of interest and resume to: Nick Cofod, Head of School (email@example.com)
At Foothills School of Arts and Sciences, we ignite a passion for learning through a progressive approach to education. In this vibrant learning community, education is an active and collaborative experience. Through a challenging inquiry-based curriculum, Foothills students explore their ideas and develop curiosity, creativity, critical thinking, and confidence. Embracing each individual's unique strengths and contributions, we guide children to know themselves and to understand their role in a global community.