Founded in 1810, The Lawrenceville School, one of the country’s premier independent schools, is located in central New Jersey, five miles south of Princeton, 55 miles south of New York City, and 40 miles north of Philadelphia. Lawrenceville attracts outstanding students in grades 9-12, including about two dozen post-graduates. Lawrenceville’s more than 810 students come from more than 30 states and 30 countries, with more than a quarter receiving assistance from a more than $10 million dollar financial aid budget. Across residential, academic, and co-curricular settings, Lawrenceville challenges a diverse community of promising young people to lead lives of learning, integrity, and high purpose, inspiring the best in each to seek the best for all.
The Lawrenceville School seeks enthusiastic, energetic, collegial individuals who want to work with both adults and students in a collaborative and inclusive academic setting.
This newly re-structured role has two primary duties: First, as the Office Manager, the person in this position is responsible for managing the Office of the Chief Financial Officer and Board Secretary and providing executive support to the CFO and Secretary of the Board as well as other senior leaders in Financial and Administrative Services. This position works closely with the School’s Board of Trustees. Second, as the Business Analyst, the person in this position performs project management, research, and business and financial analysis to strengthen the administration of the School. The successful candidate is expected to balance the responsibilities of both aspects of this combined role, which will vary throughout the year.
Typical responsibilities include the following:
Manage and execute workflow for administrative processes performed by the office, including: tax and municipal government filings, mortgage and tuition remission programs for employees, gifts and transfers of securities, administration for non-pooled investments, corporate resolutions and registrations, trademark licenses, and real estate matters
Organize and maintain electronic and paper files
Manage and track office budgets and expenditures on projects and initiatives
Maintain calendar and schedule meetings for CFO and Board Secretary and other senior leaders in the Office
Manage correspondence and requests for deliverables and information, and draft letters, reports, presentations and correspondence
Serve as first point of contact for those communicating with members of the Office—whether in person, by phone, or electronically. Pro-actively respond and communicate on behalf of the office
Assist with travel and logistical arrangements, and manage expense reimbursements and documentation
Board of Trustees
Plan, coordinate and manage logistics of Board of Trustee meetings and committee meetings, and assist individual Trustees with logistics and all aspects of their Board service
Maintain Board of Trustee contact information and directory, Board of Trustees portal and files, and publish reports and documents for the Trustees and senior administration
Maintain knowledge of Board governance, by-laws, and resolutions
Prepare minutes of full Board meetings and individual Board committee meetings and task forces
Gather and organize data and conduct research to answer questions posed to or by members of the office
Perform data analysis, both financial and operational, and make recommendations to strengthen the administration of the School
Complete surveys and requests for information about the School’s administration, and coordinate with offices across the School to obtain, and where appropriate, share, information that is accurate and responsive
Draft reports, memos and presentations
Perform other special projects as assigned
The strongest applicants will have the following qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in a related field or a combination of education and experience
Highly proficient with Microsoft office suite (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, with especially strong Excel skills) and Google GSuite tools, as well as comfort using technology and systems to improve processes. Demonstrated ability to learn and use effectively departmental and School-wide tools and databases, including the financial reporting system
Experience performing relevant research and data analysis, including financial analysis and reporting, and using software to analyze and present data and insights
Experience with legal matters a plus
Basic project management experience
Highly organized. Ability to develop, document and strengthen processes in the office
Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills for interaction with all levels of the school and external community. Strong writer, proof-reader and editor
Exceptional customer service skills, be able to multi-task and work independently as well as cooperatively across the administration. High attention to detail and service orientation
Organizational and problem-solving skills. Operate efficiently, learn, and adapt quickly. Ability to manage ambiguity and pro-actively find solutions
Self-motivated team player with desire and drive to learn and grow
Demonstrated ability to balance multiple objectives, demands, and priorities
Calm and unflappable, with a strong work ethic and positive outlook. Sense of humor a plus
The Lawrenceville School is a diverse and inclusive community and makes all employment decisions without regard for an individual’s race, creed, color, religion, national origin, nationality, sex, pregnancy, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, physical or mental disability (including AIDS and HIV related illness), genetic information, refusal to provide genetic information, refusal to submit to genetic testing, ancestry, familial status, marital status, domestic partnership status, civil union status, atypical cellular or blood trait, military service, application for military service, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The Lawrenceville School will also provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals in accordance with applicable law.
The Lawrenceville School conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Eligible employees receive a competitive benefit package that includes health insurance coverage, paid leave and retirement plan options and many other valuable programs.
About The Lawrenceville School
Founded in 1810, The Lawrenceville School offers a comprehensive, coeducational program for 817 boarding and day students from grades nine through 12, who come from 30 states and 34 countries/territories. The school is located in central New Jersey in the town of Lawrenceville, five miles south of Princeton, 55 miles south of New York City, and 40 miles north of Philadelphia.
Through House and Harkness, Lawrenceville challenges a diverse community of promising young people to lead lives of learning, integrity, and high purpose. Our mission is to inspire the best in each to seek the best for all.