Gem Innovation Schools

Chief Financial Officer

Company Description

Gem Innovation Schools views itself as a catalyst for changing K-12 education in Idaho, with an impact that extends beyond our schools to benefit students throughout the state. Our focus is to improve post-secondary preparedness and achievement for all students. GIS provides a personalized learning experience through individualized instruction, positive adult relationships, the use of adaptive software, and data. The Gem Innovation Schools organization currently serves K-12 students throughout Idaho, operating four charter schools: Gem Prep schools in Nampa, Meridian and Pocatello, and Idaho Distance Education Academy, a statewide virtual school.  Furthermore, GIS is in the process in creating a business plan for its next phase of growth, which will include opening additional schools.

Job Details

Gem Innovations is seeking a Chief Financial Officer.  This is a full time position.  Salary range: $65,000 - $75,000 per year.  The successful candidate will work from Deary, Meridian, Pocatello or Post Falls, Idaho.  

As a key member of the Executive Management team, the Chief Financial Officer will report to the CEO and assume a strategic role in the overall management of the Organization. The CFO will have primary day-to-day responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities of the organization. This will include direct responsibility for accounting, finance, forecasting, strategic planning, annual budgeting, legal, property management, borrowing analysis and negotiations, board of directors’ relationships, and state and Federal compliance.


Please see the attachment below for full job description and qualifications.

  • January 23, 2019
  • 31-56-61


Phase 1:

The items below must be completed before you will be considered for an initial screening interview.

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  • Submit required materials
    • Resume
    • Cover letter
    • Past Job Performance Authorization Form
    • Three references 
  • Note: Please know that if you do not have all required materials, we highly encourage you to submit the documents you have immediately and update your submission as you gather other required documents.  You may update your application by emailing the required materials to
  • If selected you will receive an email invititation for a Video/Written interview.

Phase 2: Video/ Written Interview

  • The Video/Written Interview must be completed within one week of the invitation. Please follow the instructions and prompts as you prepare for this interview.

*Please note that you will have an opportunity to preview the questions prior to submission.  Your video will be timed, so please make note of the amount of time you have prior to recording your response.

Phase 3: Committee Interview

  • Candidates who are selected for a Committee Interview will be contacted via email or phone to schedule a live interview.  

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