Thank you for your interest in employment with The Frostig Center. For over 60 years, we have been making a difference in the lives of children with learning disabilities. From the beginning, our mission has been to transform the lives of these children through research, community outreach and education through the Frostig School.
Director of Finance and Operations
The current Director of Finance and Operations retires June 30, 2015. The Director of Finance and
Operations (DFO) position is a strategic thought-partner that leads, manages and delivers hands-on,
proactive, and effective not-for-profit business practices. This position reports directly to the
Executive Director, acts as a liaison to the Board of Trustees, and participates on the following Board
Committees: Board, Finance, Investment, and Personnel.
The Frostig Center established in 1951 by Dr. Marianne Frostig, a leader in the research and
implementation of educational techniques for children with learning disabilities, has a mission to improve
the lives of children with learning disabilities through an integrated program of primary research,
professional development and consultation, and the Frostig School. The School currently has 105
students with plans to expand to 150. More than 5,000 children with learning disabilities have been
educated at Frostig.
Direct all aspects of The Center’s financial operations including tuition billing, collections,
budgeting, monthly financial reporting and analysis, coordination of the annual audit, IRS and
regulatory reporting, and all external reporting of financial information.
Oversee banking relationships, cash and debt management, investment of operating cash,
reserve funds, and endowment.
Develop and maintain policies, procedures, and controls for all financial operations of the Center.
Manage financial risk including all aspects of the insurance carried by the Center.
Oversee in concert with the Development Director the financial aspects of the Center’s
Review the Center’s financial performance monthly, and at other times when necessary, with the
Executive Director and Finance Committee of the Board.
Direct all aspects of the Center’s physical plant including its personal and real property.
Oversee the safety of students and staff, including emergency preparedness and other events.
Direct transportation planning and busing contracts.
Oversee legal affairs.
Oversee purchasing, shipping, and receiving.
Oversee the planning, development, and construction of the campus master plan including the
upcoming expansion of classrooms.
Supervise the Manager of Facilities, Human Resources Coordinator, Senior Accountant, and
Front Office staff.
Actively recruit and staff the Center in conjunction with department heads.
Oversee performance management and improvement systems.
Oversee employment and compliance to regulatory concerns regarding employees.
Oversee employee development, needs assessment, and training.
Develop and document policy.
Oversee employee relations.
Oversee employee and Center communication.
Responsible for compensation and benefits administration.
Serve as the primary liaison from the Center’s administration to the Finance, the Buildings and
Grounds, and the Personnel Committees of the Board.
Lead the annual budgeting process for the Center in coordination with the Executive Director and
key administrative members of the staff through the review and approval of the Finance
Committee and the ultimate approval of the Board.
As part of the budget process, continually analyze the short and long-term trends for tuition,
enrollment, financial aid, and endowment for Frostig and in comparison with its local and national
Serve as a member of the Executive Director’s Management Team.
Personal Characteristics: The following personal characteristics are vital:
Exceptional interpersonal, leadership, and management skills.
Strong role model and coach with a collaborative, team-oriented work style. “Check
title at the door” approach.
Present a personal presence with the ability to inspire and earn the respect and trust of the
Ability to create organizational budgets and general accounting experience including
month-end/year-end close and oversee annual audits.
Strong passion for the role, the Center, and the potential for growth while affecting the lives of
children and families.
Entrepreneurial spirit with the ability to think strategically and creatively.
Solid and strong work ethic with the highest standards of integrity.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
MBA in business, accounting, finance, and/or a CPA license required.
Minimum of five years’ experience in positions of increasing responsibility in
not-for-profit finance, accounting, human resources, and operations.
Experience with QuickBooks accounting system and proficient with Excel.
Annual salary $90,000 – $100,000 with some flexibility.
Benefits package includes:
o 100% employee coverage for HMO medical and dental insurance
o 12 paid holidays
o Three weeks’ vacation
o 12 sick days
o Long Term Disability
o $25,000 life insurance policy
o Matching 403(b) retirement savings plan
To apply for this position, email cover letter and résumé to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Application deadline is March 31, 2015.Date Posted: Friday, March 6, 2015
For all employment opportunities,
The Frostig Center
971 N. Altadena Drive
Pasadena, CA 91107