NBOA Award for Professional Achievement in Business and Operations

These staff members distinguish themselves every day and make exceptional contributions to their schools and the independent school community. The award will be given to a member of the business and operations staff who has made significant and lasting contributions to his or her school’s operations or financial health. The award provides a unique opportunity for business officers and other senior administrators to recognize the work of these highly valued colleagues.

Who should be nominated for this award?

This award recognizes professionals who generally fall under the supervision of the business officer. Eligible individuals include but are not limited to controllers, human resource professionals, facilities directors, IT directors and other members of the business office staff. Recipients’ accomplishments will exemplify high quality performance and exceptional work ethic, and demonstrate the highest standards of management, knowledge and business acumen. Recipients must be affiliated with an NBOA member school.

There is no limit on the Award for Professional Achievement; as many are given as there are deserving nominees.

How do I nominate someone?

Nominations for the award will open in late-August through September of each year.

When will the awards be announced?

The award committee will select award recipients during October. NBOA will notify the nominators in the fall, and the award will be presented at the school. Award recipients will be announced in Net Assets magazine and acknowledged at the following NBOA Annual Meeting.


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Practical Guidance for Independent School Business Operations

The second edition of NBOA’s “Practical Guidance for Independent School Business Operations" is now available, with 60 fully revised guidelines and an interactive action-planning worksheet to help you take inventory of your school's operational and fiduciary policies and procedures. Use each guideline to evaluate whether your school’s practices are “baseline,” “exemplary,” or raise “red flags,” and use the overall assessment and action plan to guide your next steps.

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