Secretary Treasurer/Chief Financial Officer – School District No. 74 (Gold Trail) (Ashcroft, BC)

School District No. 74 (Gold Trail)

School District No. 74 (Gold Trail)
Secretary Treasurer/Chief Financial Officer

School District No. 74 (Gold Trail) is seeking an outstanding leader for the position of Secretary Treasurer/Chief Financial Officer (CF0) commencing March 2021, or a mutually acceptable date.

The School District
School District 74 (Gold Trail) is honoured to operate on the unceded and traditional territory of the Nlaka’pamux, St’at’imc and Secwépemc First Peoples. The district is located in the BC’s interior, where it serves 19 Indigenous communities and the municipalities of Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Clinton, Lillooet and Lytton. This is a beautiful area of the province where outdoor and recreational activities are plentiful, housing prices are reasonable and community members enjoy an exceptional quality of life.

As a learning organization, the district works closely with rights holders and educational partners to achieve its mission to create a dynamic and supportive learning community that inspires each student to achieve their potential. With an annual operating budget of approximately $21 million, eight schools, and over 300 employees, the district provides a thoughtful and inclusive educational program to approximately 1,100 students from StrongStart to Grade 12. The district looks forward to welcoming a candidate to provide strategic and accountable leadership in finance, facilities and technology.

The Position
Reporting to the Superintendent of Schools, the Secretary Treasurer/CFO works collaboratively with the Board of Education, the Superintendent, all members of the leadership team, and school and district staff, in providing excellence in public education. The Secretary Treasurer/CFO is responsible for the finance, payroll and benefits, human resources, legal, facilities, technology, transportation and business activities of the District as well as being the corporate secretary to the Board of Education. Fostering positive, collaborative and effective working relationships with local First Nations, governments and community organizations is expected in the position.

The Candidate
The district is seeking a skilled financial leader and creative problem solver. With a transparent, responsive and collaborative leadership style, the Secretary Treasurer will ensure that business services support effective education services for students and contribute to the achievement of the district’s strategic goals. The Secretary Treasurer will be innovative and possess policy, systems, and planning expertise to assist the Board of Education with decision-making.

Application Package Requirements

Cover Letter
Please submit a cover letter describing your interest in the position, current role and key responsibilities you have had related to the position.

A complete and up to date resume must be provided, clearly describing:

  • all relevant education;
  • all job and leadership experiences related to the role;
  • provincial involvement/committees; and
  • any awards or certificates of recognition.

Supporting Documentation
Letters of reference are not required but will be considered.

References to Be Contacted
A one-page list, with contact emails and two phone numbers (office and home or cell), of professional references, including at least one from each of:

  • Trustee or equivalent
  • Superintendent or CEO
  • Colleagues/ Ministry of Education/ Government
  • Subordinate
  • Principal

Application Submission
Please submit applications to

Any questions regarding the process or position can also be directed to our search advisers:

Anne Cooper at or mobile 250-814-4807 or

Joan Axford at or mobile 250-415-2540

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