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Board of Trustees Member- Accounting or Audit Expertise

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Athena Academy

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Audit and/or Accounting Expert

Athena is seeking a new Board of Trustee member with experience as an auditor or controller to work closely with the Director of School Operations to ensure compliance with all auditing rules and regulations. In particular, the Board is seeking individuals with the following experience:

  • Trained as an accountant
  • Non-profit financial management
  • Domain expertise in reviewing financial statements (e.g., balance sheet, expenses, budgets)

Special emphasis on previous audit committee experience, particularly as the chair of a non-profit audit committee. Knowledge of non-profit best practices and rules for proper accounting a plus.

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About Athena Academy


525 San Antonio Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306, US

Mission Statement

OUR VISION Athena Academy’s vision is to become a leading institution for the teaching of dyslexic students. We will achieve this vision by developing, applying, and validating innovative teaching methods based on scientific research, and then share these methods with others with the goal of serving as many dyslexic students as possible.


Athena Academy is a nonprofit school for highly dyslexic children in grades 1-8. Despite struggling to learn how to read and write, these students are incredibly bright and gifted, and their creative strengths often exceed those of typical students. In fact, over 35 percent of successful entrepreneurs are dyslexic, compared to 15 percent of the entire population. Serving on the Board of Athena is not just an investment in these children; it’s an investment in the future of innovation.

Located in Palo Alto, Athena is part Hogwarts and part Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters. Fictional comparison’s aside, Athena’s teaching methods are based on leading neuroscience research that is revolutionizing how to teach dyslexic children, causing top universities to take note. Despite recently achieving statewide accreditation, Athena remains an up-start, plucky, and unconventional school with a Board that tries to match the administration’s unique charm, vision, and performance.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


525 San Antonio AvePalo Alto, CA 94306



  • Financial Auditing
  • Budgeting
  • Accounting




  • Orientation or Training
  • 5-6 Board Meetings per year @ 2.5 hours each, plus 5-10 committee meetings per year @ 1-2 hours each, plus preparation time.
  • Someone with a passion and/or curiosity toward education or dyslexia. We have successful older Board members who have contributed their experience and wisdom, as well as younger members who bring a lot of time/energy and grow into leadership roles.

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