Director of Finance and Operations

The Hudson School

About the organization

Our Mission: The Hudson School provides intellectually inquisitive students in grades 5-12 with a rigorous and relevant college-preparatory education that inspires independent thinking and intellectual risk-taking. Our goal is to develop compassionate, responsible, principled citizens who are socially conscious and committed to lifelong learning and service. The school fosters an eclectic and supportive environment that challenges students and faculty to develop their passions and talents through a stimulating, balanced, and creative interdisciplinary curriculum.

The Hudson School promotes equal opportunities for employees and students and prohibits discriminatory practices on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, and socioeconomic status or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


The Director of Finance and Operations reports to the Head of School and oversees all aspects of the school’s finances with the primary responsibilities of accounting, strategic financial planning, budgeting, and financial aid. The DFO also is responsible for all human resources oversight. The DFO serves as a key member of the leadership team. The ideal candidate is a mission-driven strategic thinker who has superb people skills, uncompromising judgment and integrity, and a demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion. The candidate will have the ability to balance and prioritize the competing needs of the school and be fair but firm when necessary.

The Director of Finance and Operations will oversee an operating budget of approximately $4.5 million supported by a reserve of approximately $5 million. The Hudson School faces a number of budget pressures including operating our need-blind admissions process, managing a purchased property contiguous with the school, and balancing competitive salaries while keeping tuition low to continue to attract middle-class families.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to work with conflicting demands in a busy and unpredictable school environment.


Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in accounting required; CPA and MBA preferred.

Five or more years of financial and business leadership in a nonprofit or for-profit organization(s). Work with nonprofit boards is a plus; independent school experience a plus.

Experience developing long-range capital and operational budget planning.

Experience in human resource management, employee benefits, and payroll procedures.

Effective collaboration skills, consistent meaningful contribution to senior leadership teams, and a focus on process as well as outcome.

Exceptional written/verbal communication and presentation skills, including the ability to distill complex topics and then communicate them effectively to varied audiences.

Ability to work independently and thrive in a position with multiple demands and constituencies.



Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

To Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should email a cover letter, résumé, and three reference letters to Holly Walker, Assistant Head of School for Administration (RPCV Moldova 2011-13) at [email protected]

• Dental insurance
• Health insurance
• Retirement plan

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