Employment Opportunities

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Scroll down to view all employment opportunities listed under the Program's contact person. We welcome your interest even if there are no positions immediately available. Please feel free to download the following employment applications and submit them to the appropriate person listed here.




Applications may be mailed to:

St. Mary Academy - Bay View
3070 Pawtucket Avenue
Riverside, RI 02915

Or, use the applicable email addresses below.

Lower School
Margaret Cummings, Lower School Principal

Middle and Upper School
Colleen Gribbin, Middle & Upper School Principal cgribbin@bayviewacademy.org

Administrative and Staff Positions
Peter Costa, Director of Finance

Athletic Department
Jennifer Wasson, Athletic Director

Open Positions

Director of Finance and Operations

A direct report to the President of the Academy, the Director of Finance and Operations is the Chief Financial Officer of the school and oversees all aspects of finance, human resources, and the physical plant.  The Director is a member of the Senior Administrative Team and supports the Finance and Buildings and Grounds Committees of the Board, prepares and oversees the annual audit, and provides strategic and managerial oversight of the Business Office.  The Director of Finance and Operations will be committed to the school’s mission of educating girls and young women.  Strong finance, accounting, organizational, analytical, business and interpersonal skills are required for this 12- month exempt administrative position.

Areas of Responsibility
  • Oversee and manage all Business Office operations including budgeting and accounting, financial analysis, payroll, human resources, financial aid, and risk management.
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable accounting procedures and standards.
  • Prepare and oversee the annual audit
  • Oversee the collection of all tuition to ensure that families do not fall behind in payments.
  • Prepare monthly cash projections and financial statements
  • In conjunction with the President, prepare and submit for approval the school’s annual operating budget, prepare monthly department budgets, and project year-end variances.
  • Assure the school is in compliance with all laws and regulations that govern its programs and operations.
  • Oversee all contracts and contracted services to ensure accuracy, compliance, and terms.
  • Serve as a liaison to the Board’s Finance and Buildings and Grounds Committee.
  • Maintain and update annually the Personnel and Policy Employee Handbook ensuring that policies conform to state and federal laws.
  • Oversee purchasing, payments, debt, financial investments, banking, payroll, and benefits.
  • In conjunction with the Head of Maintenance, oversee compliance with building codes, safety regulations, insurance requirements, and risk assessment.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of government regulations, policies, and related issues that may impact the school now or in the future.
Qualification Requirements
  • CPA, or master’s degree in Finance required, or equivalent level of experience.
  • 5+ years’ experience in an independent school. 
  • Proficient in Excel, Word, and automated general ledger. QuickBooks experience a plus.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a commitment to working collaboratively on an administrative team.

Potential candidates must send a statement of interest and resume to Sister Marybeth Beretta, President, at president.office@bayviewacademy.org and download the “Non-Teaching Application” above.

St. Mary Academy – Bay View is an all-girl independent Catholic school serving a diverse population of girls from pre-school through grade twelve and is located in Riverside, Rhode Island.  A sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, St. Mary Academy – Bay View fosters academic excellence in an innovative and creative learning environment while striving to empower each student to be a confident, independent, compassionate and socially conscious faith filled young woman. 

Information for Volunteers and New Employees

All adults who work or volunteer with children in any capacity at St. Mary Academy - Bay View are required to complete Safe Environment Training once every three years. In order to qualify, your initial training must take place at the academy in the presence of a member of the administration.  Should there be any questions after the viewing they are to be directed to the Head of Human Resources.

The documents you must read and understand are listed below.

Diocesan Safe Environment Training
Sexual Misconduct Extract
Code of Ethical Conduct
Disclaimer Form
This form MUST be completed and returned with a copy of both sides...front and back...of your driver's license in order for it to be notarized.

Once you have read these documents, print out the Certificate of Completion. Fill out these forms completely and according to the directions, then return them to the Academy:

Office of the President
St. Mary Academy - Bay View
3070 Pawtucket Avenue
Riverside, RI 02915

Once you have been notified that the entire packet has been received and accepted, you will be able to volunteer at Bay View Academy.

Thank you for your service and for your help and support in keeping our girls and young women safe!