Chief Financial and Operations Officer

Carolina Day School seeks a seasoned Chief Finance and Operations Officer and aims to fill the position by January 1, 2023. The School has retained Big Back Pack to execute a national search for this position.  For more information, contact Hacker Burr at

The Position

The CFOO provides financial and operational leadership to the School. The CFOO establishes a clear and positive culture and provides balanced leadership with authenticity, respect for others, high emotional intelligence, flexibility, innovation, collaboration, trust building and integrity. They proactively drive the organization to a higher level of performance, efficiency, and growth through inspired action and commitment.

The CFOO reports directly to the Head of School, and is a critical member of the Leadership Team. They attend and present at meetings of the Board of Trustees, and provide primary support to the Finance, Audit, Risk Management, and Buildings & Grounds Committees of the Board. An excellent listener and communicator, the CFOO is highly effective in one-on-one discussions, when participating in or leading groups, and as an occasional public speaker.

The CFOO possesses a high-level of professional business acumen, a broad management skill set, and has a strong track record of operating in a complex, private, independent, non-profit school. They effectively manage all financial matters including revenue, expenditures, and financial support, and ensure that the organization and its mission, programs and services are consistently presented financially and operationally in a strong, positive image to all relevant stakeholders.

To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should submit electronically in one email, and as separate PDF documents, the following materials: 

  • A cover letter expressing their interest in this particular position

  • A current résumé

  • A one-page statement of professional philosophy and leadership practice

  • An annotated list of five professional references with name, phone number, and email address (references will be contacted only with prior candidate approval). 

All materials should be sent via email to:

Hacker Bur
Managing Director
Senior Search Consultant