St. Mark’s Episcopal School in Houston, Texas is seeking a Director of Operations (DoO) who will provide exemplary leadership in our key operational and business infrastructure areas as part of a strong and growing organization. The DoO is a key member of the school’s leadership, reporting directly to, and serving as a strategic partner of the Headmaster. It is essential that the DoO understands and demonstrates a commitment to embodying and operationalizing the Mission of St. Mark’s Episcopal School.
The primary function of the DoO is to provide leadership and managerial oversight to the school’s non-academic operations. This includes, but is not limited to:
Overseeing the modeling and forecasting of school finances to develop and sustain a 5-year financial plan
Actively stewarding the growth of school leadership knowledge of and competency with finance literacy and skills
Oversight of monthly and long-term financials, including yearly audit
Responsibility for reports to and relationships with local, regional, and national associations and memberships
Identifying, developing, and implementing operational process improvements
Overseeing and supervising the Directors of Business & Finance, Facilities, and food services (Chef Manager).
Serving as liaison to the school’s external food service contractor
Serving as liaison to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
Managing and coordinating contract vendors, relationships, and processes
Supporting the Headmaster in his relationships with the Board of Trustees, specifically the Finance Committee and the Church-School Committee
Managing risk, including but not limited to internal controls, property, liability, employee, and employer insurance
Performing other duties as assigned by the Headmaster in support of the school
Strong written and oral communication
Strong financial literacy and accounting knowledge
Flexible and resourceful
Ability to set and maintain priorities within a complex environment
Ability to balance attention to detail and maintain progress towards strategic goals
A high level of diplomacy and emotional intelligence in service to all constituents
Strategic, analytical, and organized
Proactive and growth-minded
A mindset that supports collaboration and teams
A joyful spirit
Technology Skills Preferred:
Knowledge of Blackbaud products (Financial Edge & Raiser’s Edge)
Knowledge of Finalsite and its portal system
Knowledge of FAST Financial Aid
Proficiency with Google Suite
Proficiency with Microsoft Suite
Proficiency with Apple products
A Bachelor’s degree is required; a focus in a related field preferred
Work experience in an independent school setting preferred
5 years of relatable experience preferred
CPA, CMA, or MBA preferred
Interested candidates should email their résumé, cover letter, and references as one PDF directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about St. Mark’s, visit www.stmes.org.
About St. Mark's Episcopal School
The community of St. Mark's Episcopal School celebrates the uniqueness of each child. We are stewards of our students' intellectual curiosity, faith, and passion for discovery. We cultivate joy, playfulness, and growth in a child-centered environment.
Located in the West University Place neighborhood of Houston, St. Mark’s serves 490 students from two-year-olds through 8th grade. St. Mark's is an engaging community of learners where the school partners with its families in preparing each student for the path that lies ahead through a stimulating, whole-child school experience. Through offerings in athletics, performing and visual arts, technology, Spanish and a robust curriculum, St. Mark's prepares its graduates for the many high school options Houston offers, and successfully places its students in high schools which best fit each.
St. Mark's is an Episcopal school, and as part of the St. Mark's Episcopal Church parish, is known as a community environment and second home to over 320 families. The school is committed to its positive relationship with families, believing strongly in the power of a fully engaged dynamic between school and home. As a place where children are ...known, teachers understand what it means to meet children where they are, which plays a crucial role in fostering each child's spirit.