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Director of Business Operations

Paideia Classical Christian School
February 27, 2024
Tampa, Florida
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Paideia Classical Christian School, located in beautiful Tampa, Florida, is seeking to hire a Director of Business Operations for the 2024-25 school year. This individual provides strategic leadership that supports the school’s mission by effectively managing the school’s financial and operational needs. The Director of Business Operations is responsible for a wide range of activities including finances, human resources, facilities, health and safety, security, technology, and risk management.

Paideia is a vibrant community of faith and learning where students love to learn and faculty are nurtured spiritually and developed professionally. We are committed to excellence in every endeavor and count it a tremendous privilege to work alongside parents to help students learn, grow, and flourish.

Our faculty are deeply invested in the lives of our students and work shoulder to shoulder with families to nurture the seeds of wisdom, virtue, and faith so each student might bear fruit long after they graduate.

At Paideia, we are committed to attracting and retaining gifted teachers who possess a vibrant faith in Christ and a desire to educate students to love both the Lord and learning so that they thrive as passionate disciples of Christ, exceptional scholars, and virtuous citizens.


The Director of Business Operations is responsible for a wide range of activities including finances, human resources, facilities, health and safety, security, technology, and risk management. This individual provides strategic leadership that supports the school’s mission by effectively managing the school’s financial and operational needs.


Head of School


12-month, full-time, exempt


Under the supervision of the Head of School, the essential functions and responsibilities for the Director of Business Operations include, but are not limited to the following:


  • Manage banking relationships.
  • Coordinate audit and tax requirements.
  • Prepare financial reports and projections.
  • Oversee all financial components of the school.
  • Prepare appropriate state and federal reports/filings.
  • Serve on Tuition Assistance Committee; send and track letters of awards.
  • Assist in formulating and monitoring budgets in conjunction with the Head of School.
  • Establish and maintain proper policies, processes, and procedures to safeguard all assets; Assure proper approvals and provide complete audit trails.
  • Prepare financial statements in accordance with GAAP for presentation to the Board of Directors and Head of School.


  • Prepare annual contracts for all employees.
  • Review policies and update employee manual.
  • Manage compensation process with budget process.
  • Analyze compliance with the Affordable Care Act.
  • Stay current with laws that may impact the viability of the school.
  • Ensure compliance with all employment laws and documentation.
  • Communicate all financial and personnel procedures to new employees.
  • Conduct an exit interview with departing employees and ensure proper and timely communication regarding COBRA and retirement plan distribution.
  • Investigate and acquire annual proposals for employee benefits including medical insurance, dental insurance, life/disability insurance and the retirement plan. Administer details of each plan that is chosen.


  • Maintain First Aid & CPR Certification spreadsheet.
  • Evaluate and execute contracts for office equipment purchases.
  • Oversee the facilities and maintenance needs and work completion, as they arise.
  • Negotiate and manage all phases of school facility rentals and legalities with tenants.


  • Pray for the students, faculty, staff, families, and leadership of the school
  • Assist the Head of School and administrative team with tasks as needed and directed to help serve families, faculty, and staff with excellence.
  • Contribute to the refinement of the classical and Christian vision, traditions, structures, and policies of Paideia.


This is a full-time, salary year-round position of 40 hours per week. In general, the workday is 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., five days a week. During the summer months, the workday may be reduced to 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. However, as an exempt employee, the employee is expected to work beyond the workday to perform duties outlined in the job description and as assigned. There is a mandatory administrator’s meeting once a week and a daily gathering in the morning before school begins (Scholé).

This document describes the essential functions and responsibilities assigned to this job and is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.

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