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Director of Finance for the Department of Catholic Schools - Diocese of San Jose

The Department of Catholic Schools located at the Chancery Office in San Jose, CA is seeking a Director of Finance - Department of Catholic Schools. This position will report to the Superintendent of Catholic School with a dotted line to the CFO.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Establish standards for strategic financial plans and standards for Catholic schools in collaboration with colleagues in the Department of Catholic Schools
  • Prepare and review school business plans, budget, audited financial statements, cash flows and proformas to assist school leadership in creating sustainable financial models using per-pupil cost and multi-year planning strategies
  • Recommend and present financing proposals to appropriate audiences for review and approval of local school debt financings
  • Participate in school audit processes of the Diocese of San Jose
  • Initiate school visits to engage pastors, presidents, advisory boards and business managers in addressing fiscal challenges, key metrics, cash flow and development of a multi-year planning approach
  • Work closely with the groups that support Catholic education to leverage support and resources that will strengthen the impact of Catholic education in the Diocese of San Jose
  • Build relationships with community leaders and business groups, as well as local and state government entities to promote Catholic education in the Diocese of San Jose
  • Work with Diocesan leaders on future schools in the Drexel and Diocesan models
  • Any other duties as needed by the Superintendent of the Diocese of San Jose

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Background in accounting and school finance
  • Understanding of Catholic Schools, their governance and their relationship to parishes and the Diocese of San Jose
  • Extensive experience collaborating with and communicating with Catholic schools
  • Demonstrated exceptional communication and interpersonal skills including the proven ability to engage with and inspire a wide range of stakeholders
  • Possesses critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated awareness of and commitment to the Catholic traditions of education service and social justice
  • Possess the credibility to lead and represent the Diocese of San Jose with integrity and to work harmoniously with diverse learning communities
  • Experience with Finance/Accounting and tuition management software (QuickBooks, Navision, FACTS) with the ability to apply it as part of financial planning processes
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or related field required
  • Master’s Degree (preferred) from an accredited institution of higher learning and a minimum of five years’ experience in the field

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit cover letter and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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