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Settlement Music School is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Chief Financial Officer, Full-Time

Cleaning/Maintenance, Willow Grove Branch, Part-time

Current Openings for Faculty Employment


The Chief Financial Officer will be a member of the senior leadership team, working closely with the Executive Director to develop, monitor, and evaluate the organizational strategies and initiatives of the School through the Strategic Planning process. The CFO will be a hands-on and participative manager, who will have overall financial management and oversight responsibility. S/he will oversee budgeting, financial forecasting, cash flow, coordination of audit activities, payroll processing, accounts payable and receivable, investment accounting and the review and approval of quarterly and annual financial reporting materials for the Executive Director, the Board of Trustees and external agencies. The CFO manages the Human Resources functions of the School including administration of the employee benefits programs, along with placement of commercial insurance policies and management of the physical infrastructure.

This position will afford the selected candidate with a tremendous opportunity to play a vital role in the development and growth of Settlement at an exciting time in its history.

The Chief Financial Officer reports to the Executive Director.


Financial Management

  •  Oversee and maintain the financial systems, processes and procedures (including internal controls and safeguards) needed to accurately process daily transactions, ensuring compliance with FASB regulations
  •  Analyze and present financial statements in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate quarterly and annual financial results; prepare financial reporting materials for senior management, the Central Board of Trustees, Board Committees and external agencies
  •  Oversee and lead the annual budgeting and planning process and the capital budget in conjunction with the Executive Director; administer and review financial plans and budgets; compare to actual results with a view to identify, explain and correct variances as appropriate
  •  Manage all banking relationships
  •  Prepare grant program budgets and related reporting schedules
  •  Manage organization cash flow and forecasting
  •  Coordinate and lead the annual audit process, including preparation of Form 990
  •  Manage payroll, accounts payable and accounts receivable functions
  •  Provides support to the Board Audit, Budget and Investment Committees
  •  Supervise four full-time staff positions: Facilities Manager, Senior Accountant, Payroll & Accounts Payable Coordinator and HR representative


  •  Manage all aspects of the Human Resources function including administration of employee benefit programs, new hire processes, the maintenance of all insurance policies and accounts, and all regulatory reporting requirements
  •  Work closely with third party consultants in the areas of employee benefits and commercial insurance coverages
  •  Work closely with Facilities Manager in operation of the School’s physical infrastructure and work closely with the Executive Director on all issues pertaining to real estate
  •  Provide support to Board Human Resources and Properties Committees


The Chief Financial Officer will be a seasoned and mature leader with 10+ years of experience, with at least 5 years managing the finance and administration of an $8-12 million organization or business unit. Experience working in a complex non-profit organization with multiple
programs is preferable, with a strong preference for someone who has operated in a fast-growing and innovative environment.

The Chief Financial Officer will have the following experience and attributes:

 A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting; a Certified Public Accountant and/or Masters of Business Administration preferred
  •  Demonstrated experience in financial management and accounting, including solid experience coordinating audit activities and managing reporting, budget development and analysis, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, and payroll and accounting for investments
  •  A forward-thinking leader with a keen eye on industry best practices and technological advancements in the field
  •  Human resources management experience
  •  Excellent general management skills
  •  Experience effectively communicating key data, including presentations to senior management, Board of Trustees and other external parties, both verbally and in writing as required
  •  A hands-on manager with the integrity and desire to work in a dynamic and mission driven environment

Please send cover letter and resume via only to Helen Eaton, Executive Director.


Part-time position (approximately 20 hours/weekday mornings) begins immediately for a Cleaning/Maintenance person at the Willow Grove Branch of Settlement Music School, 318 Davisville Road, Willow Grove (off Route 611). Free onsite parking lot; accessible to public transportation.

This new 25,000 square foot facility in Willow Grove opened in January 2011.  Settlement Music School, founded in 1908, is the largest community arts organization of its kind in the United States and is a non-profit organization that provides quality instruction in music and the related arts to more than 10,000 students between the ages of 3 and older adults at six facilities located in the Delaware Valley. 

Mature, responsible, dependable individual needed to work from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

Minimum 3 years of related work experience, ability to work as part of a team with full-time maintenance staff.  Excellent cleaning skills, light lifting and excellent communication skills required. Starting salary is $9.50 per hour. Interviewed candidates must pass police background check and child abuse clearances.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to:

Willow Grove Branch
Settlement Music School

Attention:  Patricia Manley, Director
318 Davisville Road
Willow Grove, PA 19090

215.784.4070 (fax)

  • Settlement Music School welcomes resumes and letters of interest from qualified teachers seeking employment in the core program of afternoon, evening and Saturday instruction or in various daytime programs that the School offers.

    In general, Settlement employs fully credentialed and experienced specialist teachers. Settlement gives preference to candidates willing to work at multiple locations and interested in making a significant commitment of time to their teaching at Settlement.

    To apply, mail, email or fax a brief resume and cover letter to:

    , Executive Director
    Settlement Music School
    P.O. Box 63966
    Philadelphia, PA 19147-3966
    (215) 551-0483 - fax

    The Executive Director hires faculty for all locations. Please do not telephone.

    Current Openings

    Flute Instruction
    Successful candidates will have a minimum of a bachelor's degree in applied music or music education from an accredited institution with a major in flute.

    Guitar Instruction
    Successful candidates will have a minimum of a bachelor's degree in applied music or music education from an accredited institution with a major in guitar.

    Piano Instruction
    Successful candidates will have a minimum of a bachelor's degree in applied music or music education from an accredited institution with a major in piano.

    Violin Instruction
    Successful candidates will have a minimum of a bachelor's degree in applied music or music education from an accredited institution with a major in violin.

    Choir Conductor
    Successful candidates will have a minimum of a bachelor's degree in applied music with a concentration in conducting or in music education from an accredited institution, as well as experience in leading choral ensembles.

    Additionally, Settlement is always accepting resumes for the following positions:
    Dance (Ballet) and Creative Movement
    Children's Music Playshop (ages 6 months - 3 years)
    Children’s Music Workshop (ages 3 - 9 years)

    Successful candidates will have a minimum of a bachelor degree in applied music or music education from an accredited institution with a major in the instrument they seek to teach. Settlement generally gives preference to candidates with advanced degrees and specific studio teaching experience.

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