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Classification: Exempt
Position: Full Time
Benefit Eligibility: Eligible for Benefits
Department: Business Office
Responsible to: President
Hired by: President

As an employee of Canisius High School, the Vice President of Finance commits to the school’s mission to serve as chief business and operations officer with the responsibility of developing and supervising all business, facilities and technology infrastructure services.

Position Summary Description:

The Vice President of Finance is responsible for managing the financial functions of the school, including budgeting, financial analysis and reporting, accounting, banking, investment management, and risk management. This position is also responsible for the care, maintenance and repair of the school’s physical plant and technology infrastructure. This person directly oversees the business office staff, Facilities Director and Director of Technology.



  • Supervise the work of the business office personnel.
  • Develop and maintain proper financial and accounting policies and procedures. Ensure all necessary internal controls are in place and working effectively.
  • Identify issues, trends, changes in the finances that will affect the successful operation of the school.
  • Manage the budgeting process, which will conclude in the annual operating budget and financial plan, proposing actions on tuition and compensation to ensure a balanced budget.
  • Prepare or oversee preparation of financial reports, charts, information sheets, brochures that will best clarify and explain the school’s financial position or needs.
  • Prepare monthly operating statements for the President and the audit and finance committee.
  • Provide a monthly report of expenditures for use of each individual department within the school.
  • Prepare financial reports and related analysis for presentation to board and relevant board committees.
  • Develop annual cash flow forecast based on operating budget and related banking/investment strategy. Maintain effective communications and relations with banks and other financial institutions.
  • Monitor and report on the school’s investments. Provide assistance to the finance committee and investment subcommittee with respect to implementing policies and investment decisions.
  • Work closely with capital campaign committee and advancement office to reconcile pledges and cash flow monthly for campaign forecast.
  • Closely supervise tuition AR and student/family payments and billing.
  • Maintain effective communications and relations with the outside auditing firm, including the planning, coordination, implementation and review of the annual outside audit.
  • Review and authorize all school contracts and agreements, prior to approval by the President.
  • Consult with attorneys regarding legal issues involving contractual and regulatory matters to be sure the school is in compliance with such matters.

  • Human Resources

  • Ensure compliance with all applicable laws and government regulations.
  • Provide advice and counsel to the President, Principal and senior staff on all matters related to personnel, including salary administration, performance monitoring and organizational structure.
  • Ensure that all necessary employee relations policies are in place and up-to-date.
  • Stay current with changing employment practices and compliance issues.
  • When necessary, consult with attorneys regarding legal issues involving employment relationships and employee benefits.

  • Facilities

  • Supervise the work of the Facilities Director and supporting staff.
  • Develop and implement physical plant capital improvement plans annually.
  • Manage relationships with contractors on significant projects.
  • Assist with prioritizing capital improvement projects and obtaining related funding.

  • Technology

  • Supervise the work of the Director of Technology and supporting staff.
  • Develop and implement technology infrastructure capital plans annually.
  • Support the needs of teachers and administrators through the use of technology.
  • Maintain fire and security safety systems throughout the campus.

  • Other

  • Serve as member of senior administration and full administration teams.
  • Negotiate and coordinate contracts and services for all outside vendors including food service.
  • Attend meetings of the finance, investment, facilities and audit subcommittees of the Board of Trustees.
  • Represent the school as approved and directed by the President at the various regional, state and national associations relative to the role of VP of Finance.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the President.
  • Support the school and its leadership.

  • Attributes of a Successful Candidate:

  • Energetic visionary who is enthusiastic about the opportunity to lead the business office and related areas for Canisius High School.
  • Commitment to personal, professional and institutional growth, innovation and ongoing improvement.
  • Articulate communicator, both in speaking and writing, who can create an environment that welcomes all members of the extensive community.
  • Decisive and action-oriented, yet collaborative and flexible.
  • Prudent manager who can evaluate character and ability and delegate responsibilities effectively.
  • Consensus builder who is open and accessible, who can listen as well as lead.
  • Person of integrity and candor with a genuine liking and respect for all school constituencies, who can gain the confidence and admiration of those groups.
  • Hold appropriate degrees.
  • Possess appropriate experience, including management of accounting staff and facilities staff; budget development and oversight; sound understanding of GAAP.
  • Prior experience in educational or not-for-profit management is preferred.

    To apply, email resume and cover letter to Laura Gaglione, Executive Assistant to the President, at gaglione@canisiushigh.org.

  • Canisius High School is an equal opportunity employer.


    Canisius High School is currently accepting applications from the Class of 2014 for alumni volunteers for the 2018 – 2019 school year.

    The Alumni Volunteer Corps serves as a bridge between college and the professional world. An alumni volunteer enjoys the benefit of receiving guidance, training, and support from Canisius faculty, staff and administrators in developing the necessary skills of the 21st century world all while returning to the mind frame of Ignatian spirituality and Jesuit education.

    Perhaps the most rewarding and satisfying experience of an alumni volunteer is being able to step into the life of a Canisius student as a teacher, coach, retreat leader, service trip director, or Grad at Grad mentor. If you feel a desire to give to the current students of Canisius the same care and mentoring that was extended to you by a teacher or coach, contact Will Wolf '09 at wolf@canisiushigh.org.


    • Reports to director of athletics
    • Must understand and integrate the mission of Canisius High School into the program
    • Assists director of athletics in following areas:
      • Hiring/firing of assistant coaches
      • Scheduling
      • Working with budgets and ordering
      • Reserving facilities
      • Distributing and collecting equipment
      • Plan the awards dinner
      • Plan try-out and practice schedules
    • Must be present for pre- and post season meeting
    • Must be present for Open House
    • Responsible for game strategy
    • Responsible for the overall program
    • Any additional duties as determined by the athletic director

    To apply, please email Jim Mauro, director of athletics at mauro@canisiushigh.org.