Monday, 26 October 2015

St Stephen's School ,Director of Finance and Administration Jobs in Australia

Due to the recent staff movements, we have a vacancy for a full time Director of Finance and Administration, commencing December 2015 (or by negotiation)
Job Description available on our Website
St Stephen's School is a school of the Uniting Church in Australia and is situated on two campuses in the northern Perth suburbs of Duncraig and Carramar.
At St Stephen's School we seek to grow people holistically to understand what it is to be human and in partnership with o
ther people in an environment that is Christ-centred.
Reporting to School Principal as part of the Executive team, you will lead:-
  • Key business partnering and decision support on the strategic direction and key business outcomes of the School;
  • Financial Planning and Analysis, which includes leading the integrated planning and forecasting process as well as working on key strategic projects;
  • Key governance role in relation to budgets and planning as well as steering continuous improvement in School operational governance.
The role provides leadership and oversight to Property Services, Risk and Compliance, Finance and Administration Teams.
Your background
You will be known as a thought leader in Finance, and be inspired and driven by the opportunity to work with a globally-minded, Christian School that is on the path towards an exciting future in educational innovation.
You will be/have:-
  • Finance executive with demonstrated leadership in large, sophisticated educational or not for profit organisations
  • A senior leader be capable of providing clear direction to the team, set high standards, motivate and empower the team to deliver in a results orientated environment.
  • Proven track record of maintaining partnerships, advocacy & influencing at senior levels.
  • Experience in leading complex change.
  • An innovative and strategic thinker who can develop and execute strategy.
  • Experience developing and implementing new systems and processes into a large changing environment leveraging lean thinking with process improvements.
  • Critical contributor who is results orientated and driven to deliver the best results for the business.
  • Provide a community which is part of the Christian witness of the Uniting Church
  • Develop in students value for life which honour God, His creation, other and themselves
  • Provide an environment in which inspirational teaching and learning transforms and empowers lives
  • Strengthen the long term viability of the School and its capacity to accommodate and to ensure growth
  • Staff & Leadership development
  • Cadet Teacher Program for Graduates
  • Professional learning and workshops
  • Career mapping, training and mentoring
  • Evaluation and Goal Setting
  • Discounted rates - NIB Health Insurance
  • Teacher Registration support programs
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Salary packaging and Superannuation
  • Health & Wellbeing Programs
Your application must include 3 sections:
  • Covering Letter addressed to Mr Tony George, Principal, St Stephen's School 
  • Statement addressing the Selection Criteria, limited to 5 pages (combine Covering letter and Statement into one document)
  • Curriculum Vitae - limited to 5 pages
SELECTION CRITERIA (Each point to be addressed)
Spiritual Requirements:
  • Commitment to the Christian emphasis of the School. As the School is a school of the Uniting Church in Australia with an active Christian ethos, it is expected that the staff will be practicing Christians.
  • Interaction with others in ways that are consistent with Christian beliefs and values.
Professional Requirements:
  • A Tertiary qualification in a finance/commerce-based discipline and CPA/CA qualified and/or a Tertiary qualification in Applied Finance and/or post-graduate qualification in finance, management or leadership
  • Substantial experience in a financial management or executive management role in the areas related to the position purpose.
  • Strong staff leadership and communication skills
  • Experience negotiating and resolving complex matters involving students and families
  • Innovative, be flexible and be capable of independent work
  • Coaching and mentoring experience
  • Ability to be innovative and agile to achieve desired outcomes where financial restrictions may apply
  • Demonstrate continual commitment to St Stephen's School vision, values and strategic plan.
Monday 2 November at 1pm
Please note: We occasionally amend or withdraw St Stephen's School jobs and reserve the right to do so at any time, including prior to the advertised closing date.
Position Descriptions can be obtained from the School's website at

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