Employment Opportunities

Cistercian Preparatory School seeks a faculty and staff that understand and embrace its mission. 

Teachers at Cistercian are passionate about learning and passionate about teaching. All faculty members are expected to earn at least a Master's in their field and should be ready to teach in both the Middle and Upper Schools.

Business Manager/Director of Finance

Cistercian is seeking a person of high integrity who will be an integral part of the senior administrative staff and responsible for managing the financial and physical resources of the School. The School is owned by Cistercian Monastery Our Lady of Dallas. The Business Manager will report directly to the Headmaster regarding the School’s finances and will report to the Abbot of Cistercian Monastery regarding the Monastery finances. A successful candidate will have a very strong financial analysis background, highly attuned management skills and the personal skills to work positively with a wide range of individuals.

Business Manager Responsibilities

  • Development and oversight of the financial policies, procedures, and internal controls to safeguard assets, protect confidential information, and ensure accurate financial reporting.
  • Oversight of the school business functions, including: tuition billing and collection, accounts payable, contracting, payroll, human resources, accounting and reporting, regulatory reporting and compliance, financial aid, and other business administration activities.
  • Administration of the annual budget and multi-year forecasting process to align with the school's goals and mission and to maintain account records related to the school’s budget.
  • Creation of financial reports to school leadership and the board.
  • Participation in the development of school strategy, providing recommendations, financial analysis, projections, and other data to inform the process.
  • Collaboration with and providing assistance to the head of school and the board of trustees in meeting fiduciary responsibilities.
  • Modeling and fostering high ethical standards, integrity, and respect for colleagues, alumni, parents, and students in the conduct of the school’s business.
  • Communicating in a clear and enthusiastic manner to all staff and stakeholders.
  • Ensuring that human resources policies and practices are clearly articulated, consistently applied, and conform to legal requirements.
  • Remaining current with business management trends and cultivating professional standards and development by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks, and participating in local, regional, and national professional organizations.
  • Understanding the culture and climate of the school and the wider educational environment and supporting the school and its leadership.

Skills and Experience:

  • A Master’s degree in accounting or MBA preferred
  • CPA (Certified Public Accountant) preferred
  • Experience in finance/accounting and not for profit, ideally with an independent school a plus
  • Proven success in a senior administrative role, preferably working with a board
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities – organizing people and processes
  • High ethical standards
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • The ability to work collaboratively with coworkers and other school community members
  • Keen analytical skills and a detail-oriented work style

Salary and Benefits:

  • Commensurate with experience and education level

Download: Business Manager Job Description

Please address all inquiries to: 

  • Lisa Richard, Assistant to the Headmaster
  • lrichard@cistercian.org
  • Cistercian Preparatory School
  • 3660 Cistercian Road
  • Irving, Texas 75039-4599

Specific openings are posted on this page as they become available. Even if there are no openings available, you may send us a copy of your resume along with our employment application: 

Staff Application PDF

Faculty Application PDF

Please address all inquiries to: 

  • Lisa Richard, Assistant to the Headmaster
  • lrichard@cistercian.org
  • Cistercian Preparatory School
  • 3660 Cistercian Road
  • Irving, Texas 75039-4599

Cistercian Preparatory School is an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to make employment decisions on the basis of qualifications for the specific job without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin,  veteran status, or mental or physical disabilities.