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Director of Finance and Operations - Trinity High School

Location: Manchester
Posted on: May 21, 2023

Job Description:

The Bishop of Manchester is the visible principle and foundation of unity in the particular diocese entrusted to him. In a unique and visible way, he makes Christ's mission present and enduring as Shepherd of the Christian Community. In order to fulfill his mission, the Bishop employs suitable, chosen collaborators (clerics, religious, or lay people). He shares with them the apostolic mission and entrusts various responsibilities to them.
Each position employed in the Diocese helps to extend the ministry of the Bishop in particular ways as outlined in the position description. All employees of diocesan entities assist the Bishop of Manchester in serving the parishes, schools, and institutions of the Catholic Church in New Hampshire.
The Director of Finance and Operations is accountable to the President, Trinity High School and St. Joseph Junior High School, and works collaboratively with the management team to achieve successful results.
The Director of Finance and Operations provides leadership and support for the strategic and operational initiatives of the schools, particularly as they relate to finance, operations, facilities, and school vitality. The Director works in unification with the President, Principals, Director of Advancement and Dean of Student Success in the execution of daily essential duties and strategic initiatives, assisting in the formation of school-level goals and the management of projects to fulfill school-level missions and growth plans. He/she leads the development and implementation of standard and consistent operational structures, programs, and processes. Inherent in the position are the responsibilities to ensure excellence in the Catholic culture, best practices in business operations, capital planning and development, budgeting, reporting, auditing, financial aid administration, staff support management, technology advances, facility oversight and cultivating/managing vendor relationships.

  • Develop, execute and supervise all facets of the business operation of the school
  • Prepare and monitor the annual operating budget and quarterly reporting, as well as long-range financial planning
  • Interpret the budget and other matters of school business operations to management, governance and the public as necessary
  • Supervise and manage annual audit/review process and interface with third party firm for timely and successful completion
  • Assist school leadership through the audit/review process and address any deficiencies
  • Work with multiple stakeholders and professional advisers/consultants in facility organization and maintenance, contracting and growth plan management
  • Interact with and inform Diocesan management where appropriate on all associated business activities, plans and policies
  • Recruit and manage personnel for positions in the area of school financial management functions, facilities oversight, technology and administrative staff support
  • Manage the bookkeeping services relationship and activities (including payroll) with designated staff support and/or contracted party
  • Supervise the benefits and insurance programs of the enterprise
  • Direct the tuition management program and the consistent application and communication/implementation of financial aid decisions to school families
  • Manage appropriate plans for safety and security, technology developments and overall compliance with applicable codes and regulations
  • Advise the President and governance board on the status of legal matters involving business and financial services involving the school
  • Review contracts and negotiate/manage relationships with third party vendors
  • Other duties as assigned by the President

    • Bachelor's degree in business, finance, accounting, non-profit management or related field
    • Passionate about and committed to the Mission of the Diocese of Manchester and the pursuit of growth and success of Catholic schools
    • Minimum 5-7 years of leadership in management/administration in a business, education or non-profit setting
    • Staff recruitment and management experience
    • Excellent leadership, planning, execution, written and oral communication, financial management and analytical skills
    • Capacity to manage multiple responsibilities and activities simultaneously
    • Proficiency in accounting style software
    • Ability to form and maintain positive relationships with all customers and stakeholders
    • Demonstrated effective organizational and time management skills
    • It is required that the incumbent be a practicing Catholic by being in good standing with the Church and actively participating in parish life


      • Office environment - clean, well-lit, environmentally comfortable
      • Minimal exposure to chemicals related to copier equipment and general office solvents
      • Minimal requirement to reach at or above shoulder level; occasional reaching below shoulder level required
      • Frequent grasping and manipulation of equipment and controls
      • Ability to travel throughout the diocese.
      • Ability to work a flexible schedule, which may include nights and weekends.
      • Ability to tolerate prolonged sitting and/or standing and to lift up to approximately 25 pounds to waist high level whenever necessary
      • Mobility includes regular sitting, some standing and walking

Keywords: TRINITY HIGH SCHOOL, Manchester , Director of Finance and Operations - Trinity High School, Accounting, Auditing , Manchester, New Hampshire

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