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Financial Controller

La Reina High School & Middle School has an immediate opening for a full time Financial Controller.  Established in 1964, La Reina High School & Middle School is a private Catholic college preparatory school for girls in grades 6 through 12.  The school, sponsored by the Sisters of Notre Dame, is located in Thousand Oaks, California. It is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the Western Catholic Education Association. 

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES
The Controller is responsible for directing the organization's overall financial practices and policies. The position will direct and have overall responsibility for internal controls, budget, forecast, financial reporting, credit, tax, accounting and payroll. The Controller will prepare financial reports, interpret and present findings and recommendations to Head of School and Finance Committee.
•Prepares and presents the annual budget to the Finance Committee.
•Exercises accounting control to ensure that budgeted expenditures do not exceed amounts authorized without proper approval.
•Generates timely and accurate financial and management reports on a consistent basis. 
•Interprets operating results as they affect the financial aspects of the organization, and makes specific recommendations for cost reduction and/or profit improvement.
•Participates in Finance Committee meetings.
•Processes payroll and assists with employee questions/issues when necessary.
•Develops accounting policies to comply with generally accepted accounting principles, tax requirements, and management reporting requirements.
•Prepares for and participates in the annual audit.
•Assumes responsibility for accounting classifications of all expenditures and documents.
•Establishes formal internal control policies and procedures.

RELATIONSHIPS
The Controller will report to the Head of School and will serve as a member of the Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees.  The Controller will support the Board of Trustees in its role of fiduciary responsibility.  The Controller manages the business office staff in addition to others as designated by the Head of School. 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
A bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance is required.  A minimum of six years accounting and financial experience is required, preferably with two years functioning in a Controller capacity.   Excellent skills are required in Microsoft Office and written/verbal communication skills are critical. Some non-profit finance experience is desirable. A CPA license, and/or MBA,  QuickBooks, and/or Blackbaud knowledge are a plus, not required

QUALIFICATIONS

  • The Controller will have confidence and leadership skills focused on adding value to La Reina High School & Middle School, not simply focused on historical results.
  • Candidates should have excellent organizational skills and process/project management abilities, with a strong attention to detail.
  • The position requires effective communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with administration, faculty, staff, the Board of Trustees, parents, and vendors. 
  • Skilled in budgeting and planning and responsible for the annual budget process.
  • Strong interpersonal skills required in dealing effectively with human resource issues, outside auditors, bankers, and Finance Committee and, when necessary, Board of Trustees and/or Board of Members.
  • A strong work ethic.


SALARY
Salary is dependent upon experience, ranging from $85K-$95K annually. Comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401K, short and long term disability insurance, vacation and sick time are available.  Also includes paid time off for Christmas and Easter school breaks.

Department of Justice and Tuberculosis clearance are required for employment.

Qualified individuals are asked to submit a resume with a cover letter to tguevara@lareina.com.  Please do not call the offices regarding employment inquiries.


Part Time Spanish II Instructor


La Reina High School & Middle School is currently seeking a part time high school Spanish II teacher beginning in August. Established in 1964, La Reina High School & Middle School is a private Catholic college preparatory school for girls in grades 6 through 12.  The school, sponsored by the Sisters of Notre Dame, is located in Thousand Oaks, California. It is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the Western Catholic Education Association. 

The experienced  teacher will enhance student involvement to maintain  student interest and maximize  learning.   The ideal candidate will have a strong background in the Spanish  language with the ability to utilize technology within  their teaching  strategies.  The teacher  should  be  able to provide differentiated activities and employ a variety of instructional  strategies  including  visual,  audio, and tactile  lessons  in order to actively engage students  in their  learning.

Requirements:
La Reina High School & Middle School seeks a teacher who is collaborative with colleagues and students and has experience with innovative teaching strategies. This position requires experience teaching in a high school environment, Bachelor's degree in Spanish, (Masters preferred), teaching credential, experience with and use of instr uctional technology, and good classroom management skills.

To learn more about La Reina High School & Middle School, visit our website at www.lareina.com. Please submit your resume and cover letter on line to Ms. Anne Coffey Rog arog@lareina.com, and put the job title in the subject line. La Reina High School & Middle School is an equal opportunity employer .



Part Time Website Coordinator

La Reina High School & Middle School has an immediate opening for a part time website coordinator, to work up to 20 hours per week.  Established in 1964, La Reina High School & Middle School is a private Catholic college preparatory school for girls in grades 6 through 12.  The school, sponsored by the Sisters of Notre Dame, is located in Thousand Oaks, California. It is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the Western Catholic Education Association. 

The website coordinator will work closely with the Advancement Department to manage all aspects of La Reina’s online presence.  This dynamic individual should be self-motivated, with experience and skills in web content management, writing and editing for the web, graphic design, social media and site management. Strong communications skills and attention to detail are needed.  The website coordinator is in charge of publishing content, maintaining continuity of themes, designing layout, streamlining navigation and increasing online presence to potential clients. This position reports to the Associate Director of Communications.

Responsibilities:

•Create, develop and manage content for La Reina’s web presence (working with the Advancement and Admissions departments)
•Play a key role in the redesign of La Reina’s current website
•Ensure all website content accurately reflects and reinforces La Reina's Catholic identity and the spirit and mission of the Sisters of Notre Dame
•Work with La Reina’s brand guidelines to maintain consistent branding standards and manage day-to-day updates on the La Reina website
•Edit and proofread all web content
•Track website analytics and prepare reports for administration
•Ensure support for the publication of video, slideshow and photographic content on the school website
•Gather information from all departments, athletics, extracurricular, and clubs to publicize on the website
•Assist in the development of, and maintain, the master calendar for public, faculty/staff, and LRHS constituents
•Support production of all electronic communications, including a weekly electronic newsletter
•Assure web-based information is archived for future needs and reference
•Report technical problems to La Reina’s website provider (Finalsite)
•Provide support and training to parents, faculty and staff as needed

Qualifications:

•Three to five years work experience in website management
•Fluent in search engine optimization (SEO) tasks and best practices in website management
•Strong time-management skills, and the ability to work both collaboratively and independently on complex projects
•Expert customer service, networking and interpersonal skills, including strong consultative skills to work with internal and external constituents
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
•Proficient with Microsoft Office products, Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop skills
•Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in advertising, marketing, web development or communications

Department of Justice and Tuberculosis clearance are required for employment. Qualified individuals are asked to submit a resume with a cover letter to hr@lareina.com.  Please do not call the offices regarding employment inquiries.

  

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