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Business Manager

November 4, 2020 - January 31, 2021

Watershed School is seeking a Business Manager.

Join us, and help shape the future of education.

Watershed is a 6-12 independent school in Boulder, Colorado with a progressive educational model that is research-based and future-focused. We know that students learn best when engaged in learning not just about the world, but in the world and for the world. 

The Business Manager reports to the Head of School and is a critical member of the School’s Leadership Team. As an administrative leader of the School, the Business Manager provides counsel and strategic vision to the Head of School and the Board of Trustees, helping to ensure that the school’s strategic priorities are reflected in its financial operations.

The Business Manager is responsible for supervising or leading: Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, Facilities, and Risk Management (partial). For a full job description, use this link.  

Desired start date: between mid-December and mid-January.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree with specialization in business or accounting, or a related field required. MBA or related advanced degree preferred.

  • 10+ years progressive financial and administrative leadership experience in a non-profit organization. Education experience, particularly independent school experience, is a highly sought after plus.

  • Proven competency with computer applications related to business office job functions including accounting software (QuickBooks), word processing, spreadsheet, database and internet functions.  Experience with MS Excel required.

  • Discretion and personal integrity.

  • Excellent organizational skills, accuracy, and attention to details.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with all constituents in a school environment, including Board of Trustees, faculty, staff, administration, vendors, parents, and students.

  • Commitment to development of relevant professional knowledge, skills and abilities.



Competitive salary and benefits package.  Salary range $80K-95K (depending on experience).

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to Katy Hilston, Office Manager, at katy [at]  No phone calls please.