Chief Financial Officer @ Community Day School

Chief Financial Officer

Position Overview

Community Day School in Pittsburgh invites applications for the role of Chief Financial Officer. We seek a proven leader who establishes and maintains cooperative working relationships, thinks critically and creatively, possesses strong organization and time-management skills, takes initiative, and is a collaborative problem solver.

The ideal candidate will be able to oversee all aspects of the school’s finances with responsibilities for strategic financial planning, budgeting, accounting, and reporting. The CFO is also responsible for oversight of human resources, facilities and operations, health and safety, security, and food services. The CFO reports to the Head of School and serves as a key member of the senior leadership team and several Board of Trustees committees, and will play a crucial role in shaping the school’s culture and strategic vision for the future.

We invite applications from candidates who will approach the endeavor with enthusiasm, a sense of humor and a growth mindset, and who will embrace being part of our vibrant, dynamic learning community, where kindness, innovation, and teamwork are fundamental to our daily life.

This position offers a competitive salary and benefits and generous time off, including Jewish holidays.


-Bachelor's degree required. CPA and/or MBA preferred.
-Ten or more years of experience in financial management and operations with increasing levels of job responsibility, including a minimum of three years as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer or similar position. Independent school experience is a plus.
-Proven leader and team player who inspires others and leads by example.
-Strong sense of fiduciary responsibility.
-Ability to think strategically as well as model and analyze the business and financial impact of strategic proposals in order to make recommendations based on costs and benefits.
-Self-motivated with excellent analytical and organizational skills.
-Proactive with strong leadership and proven supervisory skills.
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
-Strong computer skills including Google Workspace and Excel and ability to learn and use accounting software (Blackbaud).

For additional information, please request the complete CFO Job Description from Executive Assistant, Stacey Parker by emailing

Community Day School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, tuition assistance and scholarship programs, athletics, or other school-administered programs. Community Day School is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic community and strongly encourages applications from people of color, LGBTQ candidates, and women.

Our campus is tobacco-free.

About us: Community Day School is Pittsburgh’s only pluralistic, egalitarian, independent, co-ed Jewish day school for students in Early Childhood through Grade 8, distinguished by an exceptional academic program rooted in Jewish values that inspires children to become their best selves. Located on a six-acre wooded campus in the heart of Pittsburgh’s iconic Squirrel Hill community, and educating a socioeconomically and Jewishly diverse and enthusiastic student body of 275 students, we are a compelling choice for someone looking to make our beloved school their labor of love.

Since its inception in 1972, Community Day School has welcomed and embraced Pittsburgh’s socio-economically and Jewishly diverse families. As the only school of our kind in western Pennsylvania, we play a critical role in the rich diversity and sustainability of Jewish Pittsburgh and the region at large, transforming the lives of our students today so they can make a positive difference in the world for generations to come.

Application Instructions

Applicants apply directly to Employer.
Interested and qualified candidates should submit electronically in one email and as separate documents (preferably PDFs) the following materials to Stacey Parker, Executive Assistant to Mrs. Avi Baran Munro, Ed.M., Head of School: Email: [email protected] Cover letter expressing interest in this specific position -Current resume -Cover letter -A list of five professional references with contact information with name, phone #, and email address (we will only contact with candidate’s permission)
[email protected]

Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits: paid vacation, sick leave, parental leave, medical, vision, dental, 401(k) or 403(b) plans, kosher food option available
  • Preferred Experience: Senior Professional (10+ years)
  • Preferred Degree: Bachelors
  • Job Posted: 2021-05-20
  • Times this job has been viewed: 515 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Human Services
  • Organization Type: Education & Schools
Job Location
Community Day School
6424 Forward Avenue
Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania 15217


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