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VP of Finance & Operations $200,000 to $300,000

Chaminade College Preparatory (Chatsworth)






Chaminade College Preparatory prides itself in its mission and identity as a Catholic school in the Marianist tradition, which prepares students to love, learn and lead through a seven-year educational experience. With 1900+ students, the school operates across two campuses with rock solid financials, including revenue of $45MM, reserves/endowment of $32MM, $118MM in assets and no debt.

The VPFO reports to the President and works collaboratively with the Executive Council members, the Board of Directors and its committees, faculty, staff, students, parents, volunteers, donors and external stakeholders for the furtherance of Chaminade’s mission. The VPFO manages Finance, IT, Financial Aid, and Facilities, with high performing Directors over each of these operational areas, and a total staff of 33.

About Chaminade

Chaminade is an independent co-educational Catholic school serving approximately 2,000 students in grades 6-12 at our two beautiful campuses located in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles. One of the best things about Chaminade is our strong sense of family. We work together, play together, and pray together. We are a family, a community committed to the success and well-being of each and every student.

Chaminade collaborates with the families it serves to provide a challenging, Catholic education for young men and women in the Marianist tradition. This tradition, grounded in the values of Jesus, educates the whole person while emphasizing family spirit in a nurturing, caring environment, attentive to the moral, spiritual and religious development of students. Chaminade prepares college-bound students throughout their middle and high school years in a rigorous program of academic excellence. Students from a diversity of cultural, religious and economic backgrounds come together for an active and varied curricular and extracurricular program.

The mission of Chaminade College Preparatory is to form morally aware and academically capable people to be outstanding contributors to the future.

Chaminade’s mission and culture are deeply rooted in the five Characteristics of Marianist Education which are:

  • Educate for Formation in Faith
  • Provide an Integral Quality Education
  • Educate in Family Spirit
  • Educate for Service, Justice, and Peace
  • Educate for Adaptation and Change.

For more information about Chaminade, visit our website at:

Equal Employment Opportunity

Chaminade College Preparatory is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants for employment are considered without regard to race, color, national origin or ancestry, gender, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, or genetic information, or other basis protected by law for employment in a Catholic school. Applicants who need an accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment and hiring process should contact the human resources department in order to discuss reasonable accommodation.

Minimum Education and Experience:

  • Ten years of experience running all aspects of an organization’s non-educational operations, preferably in a complex enterprise; previous experience in a COO or CFO role highly preferred.
  • Seven to ten years of experience with or knowledge of local, state and federal business law and nonprofit accounting, including fund and grant accounting, compliance and reporting.

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Passion for Chaminade’s mission;
  • Strong organizational, research, administrative, analytical, planning, project and time management skills;
  • Strong knowledge of local, state and federal law and regulatory requirements applicable to businesses and schools;
  • Ability to handle stressful situations in a calm, empathetic, orderly, and constructive manner;
  • Effective leadership and management of employees;
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral;
  • Ability to maintain confidential information, including information related to finances, students, parent/guardians, employees, donors, alumni, legal matters and similar.
  • Exhibits a customer-service and results-oriented mindset and encourages the same of employees.
  • Ability to collaboratively engage, influence and forge productive relationships with school leadership, board and committee members, employees, parents, volunteers, donors, community groups and government representatives;
  • Reasonably conservative financial management philosophy and practice;
  • Ability to assume responsibility and work without direct supervision, exercising initiative and good judgment with consideration of potential risks and rewards when making decisions;
  • Commitment to continued professional growth and development in order to maintain and upgrade relevant knowledge, skills, and abilities;
  • Ability to travel locally, regionally, and nationally;
  • Ability to work weeknights and weekends as needed; and
  • Proficient in use of core Microsoft Office 365 programs, including Word, Excel, Teams, PowerPoint and Outlook, along with Adobe Acrobat and office equipment.
  • Licenses and Certifications:

CPA Preferred
CPR/First Aid/AED certification upon hire or within 30 days of employment.
Virtus certification upon hire or within 30 days of employment.
Workplace harassment training within 6 months of employment.
Salary Range and Benefits

$200,000 to $300,000, 100% employer paid HMO medical, dental, and vision for employee, 403b plan matching up to 6%.


Master’s Preferred. CPA preferred.

Wage Range
The rate of pay offered to the selected candidate is based on internal pay policy and budget. New hires are commonly paid at the minimum of the wage range or within the lower part of the range. We consider a number of factors when making compensation decisions including, but not limited to, skill sets, experience, training and other department needs.

Information/Application Contact

Chaminade College Preparatory (Chatsworth)

10210 Oakdale Ave

Chatsworth, CA 91311