Director of Finance & Administration

Literacy Partners, Inc.
New York, United States
Competitive Salary
Jun 24, 2021
Jul 23, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

POSITION: Director of Finance & Administration

STATUS: Full-time exempt

LOCATION: National - Based NYC (remote is possible)

START DATE: Immediately

Literacy Partners strengthens families through a two-generation approach to education. With our free classes, community-based workshops, and educational media, low-income parents develop the literacy and language skills they need to succeed in today’s world. Our research-based curriculum also incorporates child development and parenting support to help parents boost their children’s early reading, school readiness, and social-emotional growth. 

The Position: Our expanding organization is seeking a Director of Finance & Administration (DFA) to join our team and oversee all financial and administrative aspects of our operations and ensure sound financial management and compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. This individual will manage, guide, and monitor all finance operations, from running program expense reports and quarterly reports to the Finance Committee of the Board of Directors, to supervising the Senior Bookkeeper, overseeing our annual audit, and maintaining our financial database. The DFA will also oversee all administrative operations from oversight of existing vendor contracts, benefits, and compliance with government regulations, to management of our physical office and internal protocols.

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, this position is a member of the Senior Leadership Team and will join our diverse, social justice-oriented team of 27 staff and more than 100 interns and volunteers.


    Oversee financial operations and manage financial planning and strategy Ensure compliance with FASB and implement best practices for nonprofit financial management and fund accounting Ensure timely and accurate financial management and external reporting for all government contracts and institutional grants. Develop and maintain internal tracking and reporting systems for organizational and program-level expenses and revenues and for each external funding source Create budget projections for grant requests and for internal planning Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports for the Executive Team and the Finance Committee of the Board of Directors  Oversee annual audits and ensure timely government filings (federal and relevant states) Oversee vendor contract management system, MWBE purchasing protocols, and benefits and operations administration Supervise the Senior Bookkeeper and be prepared to assist with some day-to-day accounting functions when needed Support department staff to develop and monitor program budgets Manage our accounting database Manage internal controls

Qualifications and Requirements

    3+ years of proven experience as a Director of Finance & Administration or similar role Proficiency with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (especially as set by the Financial Accounting Standards Board) Knowledgeable of financial analysis and forecasting Proficiency in Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT, Excel, and Google Sheets Excellent organizational and leadership skills Strong communication and interpersonal abilities Experience in non-profits preferred Great sense of humor

Compensation and Benefits

Competitive salary DOE

Benefits include:

    20 vacation days, 3 personal days, 11 holidays Excellent medical, vision, and dental plan Employer-matched contributions to retirement plan

How to Apply: Send resume with a brief cover letter to Put “Director of Finance & Administration” with your name in the subject line. Interviews will be granted on a rolling basis until the position is filled with a start date as soon as possible. Please include your earliest start day and salary requirement.

Literacy Partners is committed to diversity and is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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