Director of Finance

Job Level
Senior position
Job Category
Educational Leadership
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility

Please download the opportunity statement, which contains information on Mayfield Junior School and the position, as well as required application materials to prepare in advance.  All applications must be submitted online. Please review the How to Apply section below for further application instructions.

We also invite you to watch a short interview with Mayfield's head of school about the importance of this role and the impact it will have on helping the school execute on a just-launched, 10-year capital campaign and master plan.


Mayfield Junior School is a remarkably joyful community. You would notice and feel this as soon as you stepped onto the grounds of this lively and beautiful five-acre campus in Pasadena, California. You would witness students who are happy and motivated, and teachers who love teaching. Students experience a thoughtfully designed, intellectually challenging, and creative program of study that develops a love of learning and academic excellence. Mayfield expects its students to reach for their potential and encourage them to lead at a school whose motto is “Actions Not Words.” Collectively, members of the community not only embrace but live it every day at this school that was founded in 1931 by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus.

This summer, the school will welcome and embrace a new director of finance. The current director is retiring after a long and successful 23-year tenure. So many improvements and expansions occurred under her watch, but at the same time the next director’s plate will be full of exciting, major initiatives. The school is just beginning a ten-year capital campaign, LEARNING elevated, which will result in developing new buildings, learning spaces, and structures—along with remodeling existing ones. Silent donor solicitation is underway right now; next year a fully public fundraising phase will kick off, followed by the start of long-awaited construction. The director of finance will play an integral role in this project, but by no means have to go it alone. An outstanding team of direct reports to the director is in place across three functional units: the business office, human resources, and extended programs. Reporting to the head of school, the director serves on the leadership team and works with the board on major financial forecasting and annual budget planning. An on-site final round for this critical search will take place in late June, and Mayfield hopes that its next director of finance will be installed prior to the start of next school year.


  • Applications Accepted Starting: May 12, 2022
  • Application Deadline: June 8, 2022
  • Semifinal Round: Mid-June (Remote)
  • Final Round: Week of June 27 (On-site)
  • Start Date: Mid-to-late summer

How to Apply

  1. If you have not done so already, download the opportunity statement.
  2. Prepare your application materials, which are described on the last page of the opportunity statement.
  3. Click on Apply Now, which will take you to our application portal on Ed Tech Recruiting, where all applications will be processed.
  4. Follow the instructions on that application portal to upload your documents.
  5. Submit your application prior to the deadline: June 8, 2022.

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