Employment

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE

Posted 8/10/22

St. Michael’s School and Nursery is a non-profit early childhood learning center which has been serving the children and families of Wilmington since 1890.  We are a Delaware 5-Star program and committed to its mission:

St. Michael’s is dedicated to building strong foundations for all children in the first five years of life and to supporting families as their educational journey begins. We foster a safe, nurturing, inclusive environment and seek the highest standards in our practice, curriculum, and professionals. We are committed to the community we serve and believe a sense of community is a core strength for children, families, and educators.

All employees are expected to exhibit good interpersonal skills, be willing to take initiative, be adept at maintaining a high degree of confidentiality, be responsive to the needs of families and staff, and comfortable working as a team member serving the needs of the school.

St. Michael’s has recently launched a capital campaign for a year-long construction project which will include additional classrooms and administrative offices and total renovation of the facility’s infrastructures.

Reports to: Executive Director

Start Date: August 2022

Summary:   The Finance Director has responsibility for the proper stewardship of all financial resources; supports the Executive Director, Board Treasurer and Finance Committee; and assists with risk management, personnel benefits, Human Resources, and various administrative tasks.

Major Functions:

Financial Administration:

  • Responsible for all bookkeeping functions
  • Responsible for payroll
  • Oversee financial management, cash receipts, planning, systems, risk management processes, investment funds, and controls
  • Develop and manage annual budget and supporting documents for school, working with the Executive Director, Treasurer of the Board, Finance Committee, and other constituents as necessary
  • Maintain records and prepare reports for all financial accounts of the school
  • Reconcile bank accounts monthly
  • Assist the Treasurer in performing analysis of financial data, preparing reports for Board meetings and committees
  • Works with Development Office to align monthly reporting and grant expenditure tracking.
  • Support Finance Committee by attending meetings and supplying accounts as needed.
  • Support independent external accounting firm in implementation of annual financial audit
  • Support fundraising efforts as needed
  • Process accounts payable
  • Prepare payroll and payroll taxes monthly and prepare Forms 941 quarterly
  • Produce and distribute W-2’s and 1099’s
  • Prepare bank account signature cards following board elections annually

Office Administration:

  • Assure proper risk management coverage, working with outside contractors (legal, insurance, etc.)
  • Responsible for all personnel benefits and compensation administration and other Human Resource matters
  • Support administrative staff during peak times in the office and during absences
  • Manage and address all IT issues within the center

Core Competencies:

  • Skilled in best accounting practices
  • Superb organizational skills with the ability to prioritize
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Flexibility and adaptability to changing priorities
  • Team player
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
  • Strong financial and accounting background with experience and knowledge in accounting, budget development, endowment, and general fiscal management
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Knowledge of nonprofit best practices preferred
  • Knowledge of payroll and accounts payable systems
  • Knowledge of Child and Adult Care Food Program and reporting
  • Knowledge of Purchase of Care program and reporting
  • Knowledge and familiarity with budget and accounting implications of federal, state, and local funds, both operating and capital.
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles necessary to work with development office on reports and reconciliations.

Please send a resume and cover letter to:    admin@stmichaelsde.org

ECE EDUCATORS

Do you have a passion for working with children?  After the experience of the pandemic, have you reconsidered your future—where you truly want to be?

Overview:

St. Michael’s School is a well-respected Delaware Stars 5-star early childhood learning center providing year-round quality care and education for children ages eight weeks through five years in a safe and nurturing environment.  For 131 years, we have been committed to investing in children and families in the city of Wilmington.  We fully support our teachers in furthering their careers through professional development trainings, coaching and mentoring practices, researching scholarship opportunities, and offering competitive wages as well as a full benefits package. We work to support the health and well-being of our school community by offering mindfulness activities such as weekly yoga sessions for children and staff.

If you are new to the field, we will support and guide you.  An experienced teacher?  There is an opportunity waiting for you at St. Michael’s.  Come and build the future for Wilmington’s children.

Job Summary:

St. Michael’s is seeking full-time and part-time Lead and Assistant Teachers for our Infant, Toddler and Pre-School programs at our spacious downtown Wilmington facility.  Teachers are responsible for organizing and leading classroom activities that promote the physical, mental, and social/emotional growth of children and address the needs of the whole child by maintaining an engaging and developmentally-appropriate environment.

Responsibilities and Duties include:

  • Implement developmentally-appropriate activities that meet the physical, emotional, intellectual, and social needs of the children in the program. Currently we are following Creative Curriculum and Teaching Strategy Gold
  • Work with children individually and in large groups to foster learning
  • Observe and document children’s growth, behavior, and development
  • Support the center’s positive classroom management/discipline techniques
  • Understand and adhere to all current health, safety and Delaware Stars requirements.
  • Practice positive and open communication with parents/caregivers to foster strong
    family-school partnerships

Qualifications and Skills:

Preferred candidates will have completed the CDA or earned an Associates or Bachelor’s degree.

At the present time, we are also accepting candidates who have either completed TECE 1 or TECE 2 or committed to completing while interning at St. Michael’s.

Benefits:

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with education and experience:

  • Paid time off – up to 4 weeks annually
  • Retirement plan with employer contribution up to 4%
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance plans available.
  • Secure facility and free parking
  • One hour lunch break
  • Life insurance – up to $25,000 of coverage, employer-paid (no cost to employee)
  • Annual bonuses and raises based on performance

Salary is based upon the level of education and experience.

Job Type: Full-time or Part-time

Hours 7am – 5:30pm, M-F

COVID-19 Considerations:

St. Michael’s strictly follows all CDC and DPH guidelines.  All are screened at the door and temperatures taken.  We supply teachers with masks, smocks, gloves, and supplies for disinfecting their classrooms. Professional deep cleaning of classrooms is done every evening and on weekends.  Linens are washed daily.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

St. Michael’s is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to diversity in our workplace.

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