The Center for Racial Justice in Education’s mission is to train
and empower educators to dismantle patterns of racism and injustice
in our schools and communities. We envision a world where all young
people learn and thrive in racially equitable, liberating, and
empowering educational spaces.
About the Center for Racial Justice in
Education: In 2001, Border Crossers was founded
to teach students how to “cross borders” with one another to
develop understandings to dismantle racism. The work shifted to
training educators directly to disrupt racism in their classrooms
and beyond and in early 2019, Border Crossers changed its
name to the Center for Racial Justice in
Education (“CRJE” or “the Center”). The purpose of the change
was to intentionally align the core of the organization’s work and
to establish itself as a hub that convenes educators to learn and
grow. CRJE lives out its mission by designing and delivering
intensive short-term and long-term professional development to
educational organizations and schools. Today, the Center has
trained thousands of educators to build educational institutions
that foster racially equitable outcomes, and ensure that all
students learn in culturally sustaining spaces that honor their
full humanity, dignity, and identity.
CRJE's Commitment to Equity in the Workplace and
Beyond: At the Center for Racial Justice in Education, we
believe that the work of racial justice is an active process, and
can only occur in partnership with other people. CRJE is an equal
opportunity employer, and strongly encourages applicants from all
identities inclusive of race, gender expression, gender identity,
sexual identity, ability, age, education, national origin,
citizenship, and ethnicity as well as applicants from historically
marginalized communities. We commit to building communities
grounded in fierce solidarity and courageous vulnerability, and
acknowledge our individual and collective power. We are bold in our
dialogue, authentic in connection, and unapologetic in our love for
humanity as we create anti-racist community while dismantling white
The Managing Director of Finance and Administration (“MD”) will
primarily be responsible for leading internal operations related to
finance and administration and serving as a strategic partner to
the ED and Board of Directors. We are seeking both a strategic
visionary as well as tactical operations leader, with deep
financial management subject matter expertise.
This position is full-time and remote through August 2022 and
possibly beyond. Candidates should be available for occasional
in-person team meetings and a possible return to the office in New
Roles and Responsibilities
Strategy & Operations
Serve as a strategic thought partner
and provide finance and operations subject matter expertise to the
Executive Director and the Board of Directors.
Use a systems approach to provide
financial management and controls and identify potential threats
and risks, as well as opportunities to streamline, automate, and
Propose and develop new financial and
business models, i.e., paying trainers, developing a sliding scale
for current prospective clients.
Support the organization in being
fiscally responsible and accountable.
Implement the infrastructure and
systems needed to support strategic objectives.
Serve as the lead partner to the
Executive Director on the organization's administrative and
operational processes, with a goal of continuously
developing,improving, and evaluating systems.
Identify best practices from outside
the organization that contribute to more efficient and effective
Oversee all financial,
project/program and grants accounting; ensure that expenditures are
consistently aligned with grant and program budgets.
Hold functional supervisory
responsibility over accounting, accounts payable, accounts
receivable, payroll, grant writing and grants administration.
Oversee all accounts and reporting
systems, ensuring compliance.
Maintain internal control and
safeguards for receipt of revenue, expenses, program budgets, and
Coordinate all audit activity,
including directly liaising with auditors and the Board’s finance
Analyze financial and operational
data regularly, and review with the Executive Director
Provide monthly, quarterly, and
annual reports to the Board of Directors.
As needed, provide updates to the
program team and build a culture of financial responsibility and
Play a leadership role in the annual
budgeting and planning process; administer and review all financial
plans and compare to actual results with a view to identify,
explain and correct variances as appropriate.
Recruit and manage Operations Manager
as their direct report to assist in leading all day-to-day finance
operations of a budget of $1.2M.
Qualifications & Experience:
At least 8 years experience in
financial management, ideally within the non-profit sector.
Deep financial management subject
matter expertise at both a strategic and operational level.
Experience with Quickbooks, Salesforce preferred.
Strategic leader as well as tactical
Strong understanding of systems and
existing technology and platforms related to financial,
administrative, and operations (including technology)
Experience in or working knowledge of
public education, philanthropy, and/or the nonprofit sector is a
Personal and professional commitment
to understanding and dismantling systemic and institutional racism
Compensation: Compensation for the MD of
Finance and Administration role is up to $130,000. Benefits package
includes medical, dental, short term disability and 401(k)
Retirement Plan, along with robust professional development support
and ample paid time off.
Instructions to apply: To apply, please submit
an updated resume and a detailed cover letter addressing why you
are interested in the mission of CRJE and the managing director
role specifically to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Managing
Director” in the subject line. Applications may be addressed to
“Hiring Manager.” Applications will be accepted until
January 10th, 2022 on a rolling basis. No phone calls