Director of School Finance
Diocese of Allentown
The Diocese of Allentown has an immediate opening for a Director of School Finance within the Secretariat for Catholic Education. The Director of School Finance is responsible for sound financial strategies and management to help our schools flourish. This position will work with the Chancellor of Education to meet the pastoral, strategic and financial priorities and objectives set by the Bishop of the Diocese of Allentown. Strong strategic, operational planning and financial management skills are required.
The Director will report to the Chancellor of Catholic Education with dotted line reporting to the Chief Financial Officer/Secretary for Temporal Services. This position does not manager a team, but will work closely with the Office of Education, including those responsible for marketing and enrollment, scholarships and development. Because of the tight link between diocesan schools and parishes, it will also be necessary for the Director of School Finance to collaborate with our central development, accounting and office support team and our Vicar for Pastoral Planning. This position will assist Pastors and School Boards of Limited Jurisdiction in evaluating and establishing functional and developmental goals and objectives. Other key interfaces include the Diocesan Board of Education and the Diocesan Finance Council. Scope of support includes 33 elementary schools, 6 high schools and 3 special learning centers across 5 counties – Lehigh, Berks, Northampton, Carbon and Schuylkill.
The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to the mission of Catholic Education.
This position requires the ability to promote a culture of high performance, collaboration, and continuous improvement which includes a commitment to the success of the individual schools and the Catholic education system as a whole.
Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance or related field; or equivalent combination of education with 5-7 years of progressively responsible and relevant experience in the accounting/finance field which includes establishing and maintaining positive relationships is required.
Application materials will be reviewed promptly, as submitted, and will continue until the position is filled. For immediate consideration applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, references and salary requirements to:
Diocese of Allentown
Human Resources Office – DOSF
P.O. Box F
Allentown, PA 18105-1538
All applications submitted will be held in strict confidence.
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