The Director of Business Operations will report to the Chief Operating and Financial Officer and will be a key leader of the school’s 55-person operations team. The Director of Business Operations will be responsible for leading the business office, dining operations, facility rental and extended year (summer and after school) programs. Experience in school financial and operational functions is essential to lead these areas.
Buckingham Browne & Nichols School operates on three academic and one administrative campus, and prioritizes the need to build connections across the Lower, Middle, and Upper School programs. Visibility of key operations staff is an important component to building these connections. The Director of Business Operation will be an important leader in contributing to the development and strengthening of the diverse, inclusive, positive, and supportive BB&N community and climate .
BB&N is in a period of transition with a new Head of School, Chief Operating and Financial Officer, and other leadership team members. Operationally, there is a desire to build on the strong existing processes to create more efficiencies and further implement best practices and systems. The Director of Business Operations would collaborate with multiple teams on these projects. Additionally the school is working to finalize its strategic plan over the summer of 2019 and a campus master plan at the end of the 2018-2019 school year. The work to support and implement the outcomes of these initiatives will be an important part of the school’s leadership. The Director of Business Operations will have a key implementation role in these efforts. The Director of Business Operations is a new role at BB&N necessary due to the increasing complexity of the organization and need to support best practice financial, governance and operational excellence.
The ideal candidate will be a seasoned and proven school leader with deep experience in all aspects of business office, dining and school auxiliary services operations. BB&N strives to hire people committed to the school’s mission and values. The following qualifications are sought in the ideal candidate:
A collaborative team member who works well with many individuals and personalities within a school context
A strategic thinker who stewards collaborative work and progress toward goals.
Requires superior oral and written communications skills. Ability to communicate effectively and interact with all personality types and levels of management.
Effective relationship builder, preferably with local, regional, and national connections.
At least 7-10 years of direct experience in school business operations and, specifically, fund and non-profit accounting
Experience in managing large teams and programs.
Master’s Degree in Business Management or related field strongly preferred
About Buckingham Browne & Nichols
BB&N, a coeducational day school in Cambridge, MA, was established in 1974 by the merger of two independent schools, the Buckingham School and the Browne & Nichols School, founded respectively in 1889 and 1883. Located on multiple campuses, we work as one School in pursuit of excellence. We celebrate the diversity of our community, which enriches our daily experience. At BB&N we foster intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and a deep concern and respect for others.
BB&N’s mission is to promote scholarship, integrity, and kindness in diverse, curious, and motivated students. The School prepares students for lives of principled engagement in their communities and the world. We value a diverse and inclusive community that fosters respect for the identities and perspectives of all.