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Opportunity to play a pivotal role in the continuous development of GNS by overseeing the financial and operational functions of the school.

On behalf of our client Glenlyon Norfolk School (GNS) we have an exciting new opportunity for a dynamic and people-oriented Chief Financial and Operations Officer to join their senior leadership team in Victoria, BC.  Reporting to the Head of the School, the Chief Financial and Operations Officer will help create and pursue GNS’s vision, mission, and values, and play a pivotal role in the continuous development of the school by overseeing the financial and operational functions of the school, ensuring the effective and sustainable management of resources to support the educational mission at GNS. As an innovative and results-driven professional, the Chief Financial and Operations Officer will build upon the unprecedented period of growth the school currently enjoys and lead efforts to make an already great school truly exceptional.

Are you a strategic and collaborative leader that brings a proven background in building capacity in the systems, people, and community that you work with? Are you an exceptional relationship builder that uses analytical thinking to make decisive and evidence-based decisions while navigating a diverse set of stakeholders?  Are you self-motivated, energetic and love the idea of becoming part of the GNS family, ensuring the school remains an exceptional place for students, parents, families, alumni, faculty and staff? If you answered “yes” then we encourage you to read on!

Who is GNS?

Glenlyon Norfolk School (GNS) is an independent day school from JK-12 that is a caring and thriving community. As one of fifteen IB World Continuum schools in Canada offering three International Baccalaureate programs, GNS is proud of its unique ‘IB Advantage’: a 21st-Century education which educates the whole child and creates global thinkers.

The dedicated and community minded team at GNS has a big heart and a strong work ethic. We are looking for like-minded individuals who will share in their passion for preparing outstanding citizens of character who will contribute to the world through their leadership, a commitment to service, and an understanding that we are all responsible for the future of our communities.

What You’ll Bring:

  • 10+ years of progressive experience in accounting or financial management, preferably within a school environment coupled with 10+ years of leadership experience in managing multiple teams and portfolios, with demonstrated experience at a senior level with boards in dynamic environments.
  • Bachelor’s degree in commerce, business administration, or related clinical discipline.
  • Innate talent to effectively lead, engage, motivate, strengthen capabilities, and promote teams in building and maintaining a strong organizational culture.
  • Experience in working with budget, financial controls, and risk management for organizations of similar complexity and scope, ideally within a non-profit environment.
  • Demonstrated understanding and application of the principles and practices of organizational management, continuous quality improvement, ideally in an education-based environment.
  • Completion of an active professional accounting designation is considered a significant asset.

The experience listed above is required to be successful in this role, however, please be sure to review the full Job Description as there is additional experience that would be very beneficial and would elevate your application!

Our “Must Haves”

You are a caring and compassionate individual who will actively live the GNS values of Truth, Courage, Caring, Individuality and Community. You are a refined and professional leader with a strong desire to foster positive change with the distinctive ability to direct authentic engagement with multiple stakeholders. You have a natural ability to connect with others, be tactful and diplomatic in your approach, and demonstrate cultural humility. You are a master at negotiation – with contracts, people, and partnerships – and are committed to organizational excellence and ethical practice.  You bring extensive experience in all aspects of finance, and are adept at budgeting, forecasting, and navigating complex budgetary structures.

What makes GNS a great employer?

GNS is a committed group of people that love what we they do and believe firmly in living their values.  They work hard but also believe in having fun while they are at it! They offer a comprehensive total compensation package including a salary of $170,000 – $190,000, immediate benefits, a generous RRSP program, tuition discount, free parking, fitness centre and much more. We invite you to join their truly exceptional community and experience a rewarding career in independent education.

How to Apply:

We encourage you to review the Job Description and then forward a resume that clearly outlines how your skills and experience meet the requirements of this role to TallSky Consulting.

TallSky is committed to supporting our clients in building inclusive cultures that embrace differences.
Our approach reflects professional employment equity practices, and we believe in celebrating each candidate’s uniqueness. Diverse teams learn how to communicate respectfully, deliver more innovative solutions, and are better positioned for long-term success.

This position will remain open until it is filled. We thank all applicants who apply; however, after initial acknowledgment, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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