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Business Manager

Wilmington Montessori School

September 14, 2018
Job location:
Wilmington, Delaware


Part Time - Administration
Job Category:
Business Management
Required suitable education
4 Year Degree


The Business Manager supports the mission and strategic goals of WMS through the effective management of the financial resources, and ensures that the institution is financially reliable as stipulated through the guidelines set by the WMS Board of Directors and Head of School. The Business Manager supervises the school’s Business Office and is the chief financial spokesperson for the organization. This position reports directly to the Head of School and assists with all strategic and tactical matters as they relate to budget management, cost-benefit analysis, forecasting needs and the securing of new funding.

Key Responsibilities
Management of the Business Office:
   » Provide leadership abilities to the Business Office.
   » Manage/supervise the financial operations of the school, ensuring accurate and timely reporting of data to the Board and Head of School, as well as services to the parents and employees of the school.
   » Manage the annual audit.
   » Develop and manage the annual operating budget.
   » Accountable for the monthly preparation and review of the operating statement.
   » Maintain the school’s long-term financial model. Assumptions are developed in collaboration with the Head of School and Finance Committee.
Oversight & Risk Management:
   » Manage financial risks.
   » Ensure the safety of personnel and students and maintain appropriate levels of insurance to protect the property and cover the licapability of the school.
   » Provide financial and accounting services including oversight and analysis of the financial investments, banking activities, benefits programs and debt services with recommendations for action to the Head of School and Board of Directors.
   » Develop and monitor outside contracts as to quality, price and budgetary adherence.
   » Ensure that the school is following all legal, licensing and accreditation guidelines.
Strategic Planning:
   » Advise and provide financial, strategic and risk information to the Head of School and Board of Directors.
   » Provide and interpret cost/expense analysis of programs within the school to be used as a basis for decision-making.

Other Professional Job responsibilities:
   » Provide leadership abilities, guidance and administrative support for key Board committees.
   » Liaison with the school’s attorney, banks and other contracted professionals in conjunction with the Head of School.
   » Attend Finance Committee meetings monthly.
   » Address parent and/or employee escalations.
   » Provide detailed Capital/Comprehensive Campaign fundraising and spending reporting, and reconcile activity with Director of Advancement & Communications.


The ideal candidate will possess the following:
   » Commitment to WMS’s mission and core values
   » Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication expertise
   » Professionalism and discretion
   » capability to collaborate with a team as well as work independently when necessary
   » Proficient with Blackbaud Financial Edge software
   » Strong technology expertise and familiarity with Google Drive application


   » Bachelor’s degree in Business; master’s degree preferred
   » 5-7 years of financial practice and management practice with the day-to-day financial operations of an organization of at least 50 staff members (Business Manager or Controller practice a plus)
   » Non-profit accounting business/financial practice in conformity with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

Note: This is a 12 month position working 20-25 hours/week.

Please send a cover letter, resume and income requirements to

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About Wilmington Montessori School
Wilmington Montessori School is a collaborative learning community rooted in Montessori principles, inspiring the joyful discovery of self and a passion for learning and independent thinking. We empower children to be expertiseable and responsible contributors to the global community.

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