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The Island School, a kindergarten through 5th grade elementary school on Bainbridge Island, is searching for an accomplished financial manager to serve as our Business Manager, starting July/August 2021. We seek an individual who is committed and passionate about both finance and education, understanding how the two are deeply intertwined and essential to furthering our school’s mission. The Business Manager needs to be a creative leader who will see opportunity and flexibility in stewarding the school along its stable path and into a robust future. This is a full-time position with benefits.

Job responsibilities include:

Oversee day-to-day financial and facility operations, including accounting activities, payroll, benefits management, purchasing, general ledger, accounts receivable and payable, financial investments, liability and insurance policies, facility maintenance and repair.
Develop and implement annual operating and capital budgets that advance the school’s mission and educational, equity, and social justice values.
Manage administration of all benefit programs, ensuring legal compliance and equitable compensation and benefits for all employees.
Coordinate the annual Form 990 submission and the independent audit process once every four years, supporting the school’s commitment to transparency and accountability.
Collaborate with the Head of School, Advancement Director, and Finance Committee to explore and develop tuition and financial aid models that reflect our commitment to diversity, equity, social justice, and leadership as innovators in education.
However, this is just a start. We want our Business Manager to see this job as more than just number crunching, instead recognizing the opportunity to be a leader in a welcoming and dynamic community. As a member of the Leadership Team, our Business Manager works in partnership with our Head of School and Advancement Director to guide our current and future direction. As an independent school we strive to re-shape our world by instilling the joy of learning and the values of kindness, compassion and resilience in our students as well as by building strong relationships with our parents, colleagues and partners.

If you are an experienced school or nonprofit finance director who wants the opportunity to work in a mission-driven environment, we invite you to explore our website ( to learn more. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and three letters of reference to The Island School, 8553 NE Day Road, Bainbridge Island, WA  98110 or email to by February 22, 2021.

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