Education Week - November 29, 2017 - 23
An Equal Opportunity Employer
1475 E.Woodfield Rd., 14th Fl., Schaumburg, IL 60173 847.318.0072
East Coast Jersey City, NJ | West Coast Palo Alto, CA
Current Superintendent Vacancies:
Columbus City Schools, OH
Orange City Schools, OH
51,000 PK-12 students
2,200 PK-12 students
Chief Financial Officer
SCRANTON SCHOOL DISTRICT
For position description and application details,
visit: www.scrsd.org Employment Opportunities
DeKalb County School District, GA
Chief Human Capital Management Officer
Principal - Druid Hills High School
Principal - Tucker High School
102,000 PK-12 students
Now All Superintendent
Openings on One Website!
Setup an account today and start
getting alerts for jobs that meet your
TOP SCHOOL JOBS's
CAREER CORNER BLOG
For a full listing of active searches and to apply, please visit www.hyasearch.com
Chief Financial Officer
Sidwell Friends School
Sidwell Friends, a coeducational Quaker day school with campuses in Washington, DC and
Bethesda, MD, seeks an innovative, collaborative, and highly seasoned professional to serve as
its next Chief Financial Officer.
The CFO bears primary responsibility for the management and integrity of the School's fiscal
policies, programs, and practices including preparation of the annual budget and the development
of a sustainable, multi-year financial model capable of ensuring the fiscal stability of the
institution. The School maintains an annual operating budget in excess of $55M and an
endowment of $52M. Additionally, the CFO will be responsible for helping to coordinate the
physical relocation of the Lower School campus (currently in Bethesda, MD) to the
Middle/Upper School campus in Northwest Washington, DC. He/she will provide key oversight
and leadership of several major construction projects currently in the planning and fundraising
A master's degree, along with a minimum of 7-10 years of progressively responsible senior
management experience in a complex, preferably academic, environment, is required. An MBA
and/or CPA are also preferred. An understanding of the beliefs and tenets of the Religious
Society of Friends (Quakers) is also highly desirable.
This position begins July 1, 2018. Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact
information for three professional references via our on-line application.
Got Career Questions?
Get Expert Advice
under Career Resources click Get K-12 Career Advice
Strategies for Making Friends
in a Professional Setting
We tend to gravitate towards fun-loving people! The
old adage, "Laugh and the whole world laughs with
you, cry and you cry alone", is a nice way to remind
ourselves of the power of laughter. To be successful,
we need to go beyond fun and consciously build an
environment that stimulates our professional growth.
Being strategic with this process provides you access
to talent and experience that will move you in the right
Learn to be mindful of the people you work with! Identify the office gossip before you are used as a pawn.
Do not fear attitudes used by lazy people to do their
own thing. Evaluate your ego, your moral integrity, and
your ability to afford a lawyer before you engage with
matters that are suspect and not work-related. Refrain
from complaining through rambling e-mails that produce evidence to question your sanity. Do not live just
below the radar. It is a lifestyle employed by those who
want to do as little as possible. Be confident of what
you know and have the courage to ask for help when
you need it!
Contrary to many professionals believing they know
it all, it is support staff who are the workplace special
forces unit. Treat them with dignity and respect they
will always be at your side when you need rescuing!
Take the time to listen and give praise when it is well
deserved. Be mindful of people who leap to conclusions and those who use relevant information to draw
rational conclusions. The latter group is who you want
Take the time to identify and interact with effective
and productive people you can learn from! Productive
people go quietly about their business fully aware of
what it takes to be gainfully employed, especially in a
tough economy. They do not need volume to validate
what they do because quality speaks for itself. Productive people respect a solid work ethic and go out of
their way to help when they see a need. Choose your
mentor - smart and productive, gossip monger, or office clown - based on your goal. Who you align yourself
with is really who you are choosing to become!
To read more blog posts, visit http://blogs.edweek.org/
The opinions expressed are strictly those of the author
and do not reflect the opinions or endorsement of Editorial Projects in Education.
EDUCATION WEEK | November 29, 2017 | www.topschooljobs.org | 23