The mission of the Role : Director of Business and Operations
Ensure the highest quality, most efficient, and innovative operations and business services are provided to the American Embassy School, conforming to the School board policies and administrative procedures. Reporting to the Director of the school, and assisted by department managers, this position is an active member in various Board Committees, including Finance, Capital Projects, and Risk Management Committees. This position also oversees school finance and operations, including the upcoming master plan, business services (accounting, budget, compliance, payroll, travel), security, transportation, facilities (capital building or renovation projects, housing, campus maintenance), procurement, and food services. The Director of Business and Operations plays a pivotal role in promoting effective communication and collaboration among school operational sections, which is essential for providing a safe, supportive, and enriching educational environment. The position is pivotal in ensuring these elements are in place, enabling the school to achieve its educational mission and objectives.
Preferred Qualifications and Experience
- Master's degree in Business Administration and/or Chartered Accountant with excellent communication and leadership skills.
- Strong financial acumen and project management skills.
- Minimum ten years experience working in a leadership role.
- Knowledge and ability to manage diverse business functions
- Excellent negotiation skills and exposure to global stakeholder management
- Experience in an international capacity or international non-profit organization is preferred.
Please send a cover letter expressing your interest in the position, your leadership philosophy, and your most recent resume with three confidential references as a single PDF document to Human Resource Head, Alfons Madoc, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for applications to be submitted is 29 February 2024.
AES reserves the right to name successful candidates before that deadline should the right candidate be found.
The American Embassy School is inclusive. The School is committed to diversity among our staff, and applicants of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
The American Embassy School (AES) is a not-for-profit, independent international school located in the heart of New Delhi’s diplomatic community on a 12-acre campus. Since 1952, AES has served Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 students from the US and other nations (currently 74 nationalities) with an enrolment of over 1100 students. We provide an exceptional American education with an international perspective.The school curricular programs are vertically aligned and articulated, standard-based, and rooted in current educational research. They are American and internationally based and include the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), American Education Reaches Out (AERO), International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme and other subject-specific standards.We embrace the rich history and culture of our host country, India. Students and their needs as learners are the focus of our strong educational program. We provide a challenging yet supportive learning environment that is differentiated to meet the needs of all. The school’s motto, “Enter to Learn. Leave to Serve.” reflects the deep commitment to encouraging and supporting student-driven voluntary service. We seek teachers who... are creative and who hold high standards for themselves and their students. Our faculty put in exceptional effort to make us an outstanding school - while still finding ways to lead balanced, healthy lives. In terms of instruction, we believe in promoting differentiation, creativity/risk-taking, and problem-solving. Our ideal teacher/counselor would be known for his or her excellent combination of high standards, hard work and caring spirit. We are looking for people who help build a sense of community via their experience and personalities. In addition, strong technology skills are expected and frequently utilized.AES is accepting applications for the SY24-25. Apply online : careers.aes.ac.in