Delbarton School is a Benedictine Catholic school for young men in grades 7-12 that seeks a strategic, highly innovative finance and operations leader to support its mission and serve as its Chief Financial & Operations Officer (CFOO), effective July 1, 2020.
Reporting directly to the Headmaster and working closely with the Board of Trustees, the CFOO will play a crucial role in shaping the School’s strategic vision for the future.
The CFOO is the School’s principal finance and business officer, charged with the effective stewardship of the school’s financial resources, ensuring efficient resource deployment in support of the School’s mission and strategic goals. The CFOO is responsible for all of Delbarton School’s financial functions, including budgeting, accounting, long-range financial planning, treasury management, investments, asset management and liability management.
The CFOO also oversees the school’s overall non-academic operations, including facilities and grounds, educational technology, food services, safety and security, summer programs, and auxiliary services. Additionally, s/he will establish and direct a human resource department and the School’s Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) committee.
As a critical member of the Headmaster’s leadership team, the CFOO serves as a key partner and advisor to the Headmaster and Board of Trustees, including serving as the chief staff liaison on the following board committees: Finance and Audit, Investment, and Buildings and Grounds. To further this work, s/he will utilize expertise in strategy, establish community partnerships, identify new opportunities for revenue, and develop solutions that inspire both financial vitality and improved organizational performance.
The CFOO will embrace a culture of mentorship, improvement practice, and professional learning and growth. S/he will embody the School’s Catholic and Benedictine values and mission as described in the School’s Foundation Documents (available at delbarton.org/about/our-mission). Above all, the CFOO will be dedicated to excellence in all s/he does.
A strong strategic orientation and track record of effective partnership with diverse teams;
Demonstrated expertise in strategic financial planning, investment management, debt financing and management;
Proven track record in implementing innovative processes and systems;
An established background in campus or facilities master planning;
Proven track record building a culture of analytics for data-driven insights; a change agent committed to excellence
Change Management Skills
Experience leading organizational transformation and managing change;
Experience recruiting, developing, and retaining a high-performing team;
Organized, with the ability to implement systems and processes while retaining the flexibility required to manage effectively in an organization that is undergoing growth and change
Highly self-motivated and self-managed—requires little direction outside of goals;
Leads by example; as an individual contributor and inspirational leader;
Not willing to settle for conventional wisdom versus optimally effective solutions;
Is able to bring the best out of employees and colleagues;
Excellent communications skills, including negotiation, influence, and presentation skills;
Sense of humor
Bachelor’s degree (Required)
Master’s degree (Preferred)
Full-Time; Year-Round; Exempt
Salary is competitive with area independent schools and commensurate with experience. Excellent health and retirement benefits are part of the employment package. Lunch is included daily. Funding exists for continuing education and professional development.
Delbarton School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, gender, age, or disability. Our campus is tobacco-free.
About Delbarton School
Founded in 1939, Delbarton School is an independent, Benedictine, Catholic college preparatory school for young men located in Morristown, New Jersey. Delbarton School is guided by the Benedictine monks of St. Mary’s Abbey and their lay colleagues. Delbarton is rooted in the Catholic and particularly Benedictine monastic traditions of a strong liberal arts education.
The Delbarton community comprises a faculty of eighty-five men and women and 609 young men in grades 7-12. Delbarton welcomes students of every background who wish to contribute to the Delbarton community and to be nourished by it.
Delbarton seeks to enroll young men of good character who have demonstrated scholastic achievement and capacity for further growth. In turn,our faculty and staff strives to support each young man's efforts toward intellectual development and to reinforce his commitment to help build a Christian community of mutually accountable persons.
Additional Salary Information: Excellent health and retirement benefits are part of the employment package. Lunch is included daily. Funding exists for continuing education and professional development.
About Delbarton School
Delbarton is a Roman Catholic school for boys, grades 7-12, operated by the Benedictine Monks of St. Mary's Abbey. Delbarton School is founded on the 1500-year tradition of Benedictine learning which, based on the fundamental values that spring from the Judeo-Christian tradition, seeks to develop the whole person, both as an individual creature of spirit, mind, and body, and as a member of a community.