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Chief Financial Officer

DEERFIELD ASSOCIATES has been retained by The Berkeley Carroll School, a Pre-K through grade 12 school located in Brooklyn, New York, to conduct a national search for a Chief Financial Officer.

Berkeley Carroll is a Pre-K through grade 12 college preparatory school of 970 students located in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn in New York City. Our vibrant learning environment draws students from all over the city. Admission to the school is competitive and both our parents and students value achievement and community. At Berkeley Carroll, students at each grade level, guided by a committed and talented faculty, navigate a challenging and innovative curriculum that emphasizes interdisciplinary studies along with critical thinking, self-reliance, and collaboration. Learners are encouraged to pose questions as well as answer them, and they are rewarded for intellectual risk taking.

This position is a unique and high visibility opportunity, critical to the School’s continuous trajectory upward. The CFO ensures that the School’s people and programs have ample resources at their disposal, that current and future projects are well-funded and well-managed, and that The Berkeley Carroll School considers both mission and financial sustainability in all of its decisions. Highly qualified CFO candidates who are exceptionally creative, strategic business operators, and visionary financial thinkers are invited to learn more about the School at

The Berkeley Carroll School seeks a strategically-oriented and experienced financial and business leader to fill the key position of Chief Financial Officer.  This opportunity is available in July 2021, although our client has some flexibility as to a start date ideal for the candidate of choice.   

The CFO reports directly to and will work closely with Dr. Lisa Yvette Waller, Head of School, in support of the School’s mission and strategic plan. The CFO is responsible for the organization, management and implementation of comprehensive business, financial, operations and investment initiatives for the School.  The new CFO will be a key member of the senior leadership team that oversees the day-to-day operation of the School as well as the “big picture” issues and ambitious plans that outline the School’s future. The CFO will oversee and manage staff in the Business Office, Human Resources, Operations, Health Services, Auxiliary Programs, Food Service, Security, Maintenance and Information Technology.  

The Berkeley Carroll School offers a dynamic and supportive work environment, competitive salaries and a generous benefits package including a retirement plan, paid vacations, and medical insurance. Berkeley Carroll is committed to creating an environment that includes a diversity of perspectives and to cultivating an equitable, inclusive learning community in which everyone has a true sense of belonging. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment to, and experience with, diversity, equity or inclusion work are especially encouraged to apply.

A full search description including the duties, responsibilities, leadership and management qualities, strategic orientation, necessary work experiences and required academic credentials may be viewed at:

To explore this superb career opportunity on a highly confidential basis please send a resume, letter of interest, and contact information for five references (which will only be contacted if mutual interest is determined) to: Doug Cooney, Executive Search Consultant, DEERFIELD ASSOCIATES Executive Search, Inc., 572 Washington Street, Suite 15, Wellesley, MA 02482. Telephone: 781-237-2800