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Senior Director, Finance and Administration

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Boston, MA, USABostonMAUSA

Background to the Center for Collaborative Education

The Center’s mission is to transform schools to ensure that all students succeed. CCE envisions a just and equitable world where every student is college- and career-ready and prepared to become a compassionate, thoughtful and contributing global citizen. CCE partners with public schools and districts to create and sustain effective and equitable schools.


We fulfill this mission in three primary ways:

  • Creating, supporting, and sustaining learning environments that are collaborative, democratic, and equitable
  • Building capacity within districts and schools to adopt effective practices that promote collaborative, democratic, and equitable learning for students and educators
  • Catalyzing systemic change at the state, district, and school levels through policy, research, and advocacy work


With a main office in Boston and a second office in Los Angeles, CCE currently has ~30 staff with four primary program areas:

  • Support of innovative, autonomous schools
  • New forms of accountability and assessment
  • Leadership development
  • Research, evaluation, and policy
Areas of Responsibility: 

This position supervises the Data and Accounting Manager and the Office Manager and reports directly to the Executive Director.


Responsibilities of the Senior Director, Finance and Operations

The Senior Director is responsible for the following:

  • Managing an approximately $5 million CCE budget, as well as acting as the fiduciary agent for $2-3 million in grant and other funds for many of the autonomous schools within Boston Public Schools
  • All operations of the Business Office as well as all Human Resource activities
  • Supervising the Data & Accounting Manager and the Office Manager


Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:


  • Set-up and maintain all financial accounts, including AR, AP, general, ledger, payroll, and autonomous school funds as well as monthly reconciliations of accounts
  • Produce bi-weekly payrolls
  • Produce financial reports as needed both internally as well as externally for the Board of Directors, schools, grant funders, and auditors.
  • Prepare and coordinate the annual audit, including tracking all activity of multi-million dollar federal grants
  • Establish cost-allocation methodologies
  • Work with the Executive Director and Senior Directors to build and manage annual budgets



  • Produce monthly and aggregate reports to ensure compliance with grant and contract requirements
  • Invoice for work completed, on client schedules
  • Prepare the bi-annual CCE/BPS master contract and review all other grants and contracts and associated budgets



  • Track quarterly personnel activity
  • Handle administration of all benefits plans
  • Prepare and update Employee Handbook and Policy Manual
  • Ensure compliance with all labor and employment laws and submitting all required state and federal filings



  • Oversee all IT decisions, purchases and updates
  • Oversee all organization insurance coverages and negotiating service contracts
  • Maintain positive relations with auditors, bankers, health plan providers, lawyers, BPS and school personnel in other districts, as well as with all our partner schools


  • Advanced degree in accounting/business and/or more than five years of relevant experience in a non-profit organization
  • Expertise in Quickbooks and Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel
  • Experience in supervision
  • Understanding of organizational IT issues/needs
  • Dedication to a collaborative working environment

Location and Work Requirements

This position is based in Boston.


Salary and benefits are competitive.

How to Apply: 

This position will begin in late May 2019 and the current Senior Director will consult after that time for as long as needed. In addition, the current Senior Director will have full responsibility for preparing and managing the summer 2019 audit so will be in the office during that time in the summer of 2019.


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The Center for Collaborative Education is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is committed to diversity in the workplace by maintaining a staff that represents the voices of the communities we serve. People of color and/or bilingual/bicultural individuals are encouraged to apply.

Organization Info

Center for Collaborative Education

Boston, MA
11-50 employees
About Us
Areas of Focus: 

Our mission is to transform schools to ensure that all students succeed. We partner with educators and leaders to develop strategies, processes and tools that support our vision of schools that prepare every student to achieve academically and make a positive contribution to a democratic society.


District & School Design

We work with our partners nationwide to create a new generation of districts and schools: largely autonomous and dedicated to equity, rigor, continuous improvement, and personalization.

Instruction & Assessment

We build the capacity of educators to design and implement aligned curriculum, instruction, and assessment practices, creating new systems that inspire deep, meaningful work for a diversity of students.

Research, Evaluation & Policy

We conduct rigorous research and evaluation studies using quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods that inform education policy, promote equity, and improve student outcomes.

Leadership Development

We develop teacher and school leaders that are trained to think systemically and apply their skills to the key issues of educational equity and social justice.

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Feb 19 2019
Active Until: 
Mar 19 2019
Hiring Organization: 
Center for Collaborative Education