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“What a student learns in any subject should connect to other parts of their lives, personal and academic, both because we learn more deeply that way but also because such connections make life richer.”

- A Waring Teacher.

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Director of Finance

Mission:  Waring School is a progressive, co-educational, college preparatory day school in Beverly, MA consisting of 160 students in grades 6-12. Waring’s mission is “To create and sustain a community of lifelong learners who are working together for the individual and common good.”  

At Waring, we are committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community that affirms individual voices and promotes anti-racist education. Waring encourages candidates of color and of underrepresented groups to apply for our positions as well as teachers/staff from public schools. 

Summary: The Director of Finance is mission-focused, passionate about working in a learning community, and strategically oriented.

Reporting to the Head of School, and partnering with school leadership and the board, the Director of Finance is responsible for the business, financial management, human resources management, and financial aid programs of the school. The Director of Finance , as a member of the Administrative Leadership Team, helps determine the strategic direction of the School, developing and executing plans to meet both short- and long-term goals. Waring School’s financial make up includes a gross revenue of ~ $5.5 million, an endowment of ~ $7 million, and net assets of ~ $14 million. 

Key Responsibilities include: 

  • Responsible for all business office operations (e.g. accounting, human resources, financial aid). Partner with the Head of School and Board of Trustees on strategic issues, and provide counsel regarding finances, debt management, budget preparation, long-term financial planning, facilities planning and development, compliance, human resources, information technology, and risk management
  • Coordinate and manage annual and long-term financial planning, including the operating and capital budgets, projected cash flows, and debt planning
  • Prepare and present financial reports, metrics and dashboards to the Head of School, Board of Trustees, and Committees; serve on and support the Finance Committee; coordinate and oversee the annual audit
  • Supervise Business Office personnel ensuring that all Business Office procedures are efficient and adhere to best practices
  • Serve as Financial Aid Manager
  • Serve as Human Resources Manager in the implementation and development of the School’s employment practices and policies; provide support and guidance to the Head of School and administrators around decisions involving HR policies and practices; administer the employee benefit plans, including the School’s pension plan
  • Partners with and provides support for other administrative areas (Admissions, Advancement, B&G, etc.) as appropriate
  • Represent Waring School at various regional, state, and national associations

Qualifications/Skills:

  • Significant experience in a comparable role (e.g. Business Manager).
  • Strong background in finance, financial modeling, financial reporting and accounting standards, regulatory compliance, cash management, and budgeting
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and delegate effectively
  • Excellent analytical and strategic thinking skills, with the ability to think broadly about the institution as a whole
  • Experience with capital projects and financing
  • Excellent judgment and decision-making abilities

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Higher Certification (e.g. MBA or CPA) preferred

Overview: Time/Days

  • 5 days, 40 hours/Full-Time 
  • 6 weeks annual vacation, plus holidays on Waring’s academic calendar
  • Attends various ancillary aspects of the school/admin program (e.g. HR orientation for faculty, Board meetings as appropriate, etc.)
  • Attends weekly Faculty Meeting (currently on Wednesdays from 3:30-5:30PM.)
  • Reports to the Head of School or designee

Salary is commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits package included, including retirement plan with match, health, dental, vision and life insurance, and Waring 50% tuition remission for dependent children after one year of service. Paid vacation time includes winter break, spring break, and the summer.

Application Process:

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to Tim Bakland, Head of School, by May 15, 2021. 

Email: positions@waringschool.org

Waring School

35 Standley Street

Beverly, MA 01915

Waring School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We actively seek to increase the diversity of our faculty and student body, and do not discriminate in employment practice with regards to gender, gender identity or expression, race, color, disability status, sexual orientation, genetic information, religion, or national and ethnic origin. 


Performing Arts Chair/Music Teacher 

Mission: Waring School is a progressive, co-educational, college preparatory day school for a student population of 160, grades 6-12 in Beverly, MA. Waring’s mission is “To create and sustain a community of lifelong learners who are working together for the individual and common good.” 

Waring is committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community that affirms individual voices and promotes anti-racist education. Waring encourages candidates of color and of underrepresented groups to apply for our positions as well as teachers/staff from public schools. 

Summary: The Performing Arts Chair brings a passion for the musical and theatrical arts. Our ideal candidate is a music practitioner and teacher, experienced teaching music classes, leading groups and ensembles (e.g. Choruses, instrumental ensembles) serving as Music Director for theatrical Musical performances, and has administrative experience (oversight of staff, budgets and schedules, etc.). 

The Performing Arts Chair is a part of the Administrative and Academic/Area Chairs teams, and reports to the Head of School or their designee. 

Key Responsibilities include

  • Oversight of the Music and Theater programs and Performing Arts staff, including special programming (such as field trips, outside performances, hosted performances, etc.)
  • Coordination, scheduling and oversight of the private Music Lessons program
  • Retention, evaluation and hiring of PA staff
  • Overseeing Performing Arts budget and its parts: program, materials, instrument maintenance, theatre licenses/materials, etc.
  • Serving on the Administrative and Area Chairs teams of the staff
  • Coordination of musical performances: Soirées Musicales, Winter/Spring Concerts
  • Oversight of Theater program/schedule (led and managed by the Theatre Director)
  • Teaching:

○ Teaching of Music classes 

○ Musical Direction of Theatrical Musical 

○ Leading ensembles (e.g. Chorus) 

○ Private Music Lessons 

Job Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree (advanced degree preferred) 
  • 5 years related experience 
  • Experience as a practitioner of music (and theater preferred) 

Overview: Time/Days 

  • Part-time (60-80% depending on course load) 
  • Teacher Vacation Schedule
  • Attends various ancillary aspects of the school program (Program Night, All-School Meeting) as agreed upon and as a reasonable for the work %. 
  • Attends weekly Faculty Meeting 
  • Reports to the Head of School or designee 

Note: Those interested in a part-time position with some of these responsibilities are encouraged to apply, since this role could potentially be shared between two part-time employees. 

Salary is commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits package included, including retirement plan with match, health, dental, vision and life insurance, and Waring 50% tuition remission for dependent children after one year of service. Paid vacation time includes winter break, spring break, and the summer. 

Application Process: 

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to Tim Bakland, Head of School, by June 15. Email: positions@waringschool.org 

Waring School 

35 Standley Street 

Beverly, MA 01915 

Waring School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We actively seek to increase the diversity of our faculty and student body, and do not discriminate in employment practice with regards to gender, gender identity or expression, race, color, disability status, sexual orientation, genetic information, religion, or national and ethnic origin.

At Waring, we are committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community that affirms individual voices and promotes anti-racist education. Waring encourages candidates of color and of underrepresented groups to apply for our positions as well as teachers/staff from public schools. Waring School actively seeks to increase the diversity of its faculty and student body, and does not discriminate in employment practice with regards to gender, race, color, disability status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, religion, or national and ethnic origin. Waring offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits.