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Chief Financial and Operations Officer

Waterville Valley Black & Blue Trail Smashers

Waterville Valley Academy/Waterville Valley BBTS/SEF is a dual-pronged organization with a single governance structure. Waterville Valley Academy is a fully accredited snowsports academy, catering to committed middle- and high-school aged student athletes with lofty aspirations in Alpine ski racing, Freeskiing/Freestyle Skiing, and Snowboarding. Waterville Valley Academy operates in absolute synchronicity with our “other half,” the Waterville Valley Black and Blue Trail Smashers Ski Education Foundation, a weekend sports organization for athletes from ages 5-85 covering the same range of sports. WVBBTS/SEF was established as a family ski club in 1934 by passionate skiers who hiked Mt Tecumseh, in the heart of New Hampshire’s White Mountains, and cut trees to form trails to race down (earning more than a few ‘black and blues’ on the way!) In 1972, Waterville Valley Academy was founded as a five-month program to meet the needs of WVBBTS student-athletes who wished to study and live in Waterville over the winter months. In 2012, WVA, in close consultation with Board leadership and market analysis, expanded offerings to include a full-year academic program in combination with the five-month tutorial program. WVA/BBTS graduates have goen on to success in sport, as well as matriculation into some of the nation’s most prestigious colleges and universities. Our alumni have thrived because of their work ethic, time management skills and grit in the face of adversity.
















Waterville Valley Academy/Waterville Valley BBTS/SEF seeks a Chief Finance and Operations Officer for a full-time position effective August 2019

The CFOO reports to the Executive Director/Head of School, and is a part of the leadership team along with the Director of Academics, and key athletic staff.

The CFOO is responsible for management and leadership in key strategic and operational areas including financial planning, accounting, reporting, budgeting, and supervision of all business practices. The CFOO will oversee day-to-day financial operations as well as forecasting and modeling for the future of the organization. CFOO will be engaged in macro-level thinking about the strategic opportunities and challenges facing the organization, and will build capacity to manage finances by creating or streamlining systems.

Additionally, the CFOO will be the lead administrator in the areas of facilities and maintenance, including leadership on potential building projects; risk management, technology, employee benefits and human resources, legal compliance and insurance coverages. The CFOO will have significant interaction with full- and part-time staff, club and academy parents, and will support the ED/Head in reporting to  Board. CFOO will be liaison to the Board Finance and Building Committees.  

The ideal CFOO will be familiar with both independent school administrative best practices as well as the unique business practices of a snowsports academy.


Qualifications and Desired Experience

  1. Top level administrator, with experience in business operations for independent schools and/or non-profit organizations.
  2. Quickbooks expert
  3. Highly skilled communicator, with the ability to build strong relationships
  4. Analytic/strategic thinker
  5. Exceptional organization and time management
  6. Willingness to think creatively in solving complex issues
  7. Professional demeanor, with a strong sense of confidentiality and discretion
  8. Experience with facilities and building projects is a plus
  9. Love for a mountain life and outdoor lifestyle, and enthusiasm for snowsports and competitive winter sports is highly desirable

The Chief Financial and Operation Office is responsible for the following areas

  1. Accounting
    1. General Ledger Accounting, Accounts payable and receivable, Payroll
    2. Creation or refinement of necessary systems, or implementation of best practices
  2. Budgeting, Forecasting, and Analysis
    1. Development of a multi-year operating budget
    2. Forecasting on annual goals in light of strategic priorities established by the Board
    3. Production of financial reports, including monthly reports to the Board Finance Committee
  3. Policies and Procedures
    1. Identify system needs
    2. Develop and communicate best practices
  4. Audits and Reporting
    1. Prepare documents for annual Audit
    2. Produce required filings and external reports, such as 990s
  5. Insurance and Risk Management
    1. Ensure that WVBBTS/SEF is covered by appropriate property and casualty insurance, addressing types and limits
    2. Evaluate risk management policies and procedures across all areas of the program and organization
  6. Human Resources
    1. Administer HR policies, programs, practices, and laws.
    2. Supervise accounts payable and payroll staff
    3. Researches and adopts cost effective benefits plans, monitors for effectiveness and cost management
  7. Buildings and Grounds
    1. Oversee standards and maintenance of buildings and facilities across the physical plant of WVA/BBTS
    2. Establish, in conjunction with the strategic plan, appropriate schedules for building and repair projects, including preventive maintenance and deferred work. Oversee contractors or in-house workers to complete same.
How to Apply:

For additional information and to apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Tory Amorello, Executive Director/Head of School

603-236-4246 ext 116

Job Location:

Waterville Valley

Date Added: August 1, 2019

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