All applications should be submitted directly
through Miriam's Kitchen's website.
ABOUT MIRIAM’S KITCHEN
Miriam’s Kitchen is the leader in the fight to end chronic and
Veteran homelessness in D.C. Founded in 1983 as a soup kitchen,
Miriam’s Kitchen has evolved over the years to provide more than
meals. Today, Miriam’s Kitchen is a critical player in the fight to
end chronic homelessness in D.C. On the direct services level, we
help our guests improve their health, increase their income and
obtain housing through a range of programs and partnerships. And at
the systems level, we work with leaders across the city to make
instances of homelessness rare, brief, and non-recurring.
Miriam’s Kitchen is committed to continual learning that fosters
inclusion, tolerance, and respect, and we value diversity in all
its forms. We have centered our current strategic plan on racial
equity and diversity, and are actively working toward becoming the
just and equitable organization -- and D.C. community -- that we
Reporting to the COO, the newly created Director of Finance
(Director) is responsible for the overall financial health and
stability of Miriam’s Kitchen. The Director will serve as a
strategic thought partner to executive leadership and a coach to
staff, supporting other Directors in formulating strategic budgets
that strengthen programmatic operations. Additionally, the Director
is a member of our five-person operations team who strives to
ensure that staff have the resources they need to enjoy the work
they do while efficiently and effectively reaching their individual
and organizational goals. This is an exciting opportunity to shape
the financial infrastructure, systems, and processes of a growing
The ideal candidate will be a mission-driven, detail-oriented,
highly collaborative leader with exceptional strategic and
financial acumen and a demonstrated talent for the continuous
improvement of finance systems and processes in growth
environments. Additionally, they have a deep commitment to Miriam’s
Kitchen’s vision of ending chronic homelessness in Washington,
D.C., and to our values and culture.
The Director will provide strategic financial and organizational
leadership for Miriam’s Kitchen. These responsibilities
- Recommend and implement systems, policies, procedures, and
controls which assure that Miriam’s financial operation functions
efficiently and effectively; is designed to account accurately for
various grantors and funding streams; and complies with standard
nonprofit accounting principles.
- Manage monthly financial close process and create monthly
reports to distribute to the Directors Team and all staff.
- Analyze organizational profit and loss statements; identify,
explain, and correct variances as appropriate.
- Work closely with the Development Team to develop grant
budgets and provide timely and accurate financial reports to
funders and grantees as required.
- Lead efforts to increase financial literacy across the
organization to promote effective budget management and develop
- Lead annual audit process: prepare materials for the audit and
work directly with the auditor during the field work and throughout
the process and manage RFP, bid, and selection process in
collaboration with Board Finance Committee; ensure that the
organization’s 990 is filed on time annually.
- Support the annual budgeting and planning process in
conjunction with the CEO and COO; assist with the creation and
review of all financial plans and budgets.
- Increase staff’s level of financial understanding through
coaching, training, and collaborative efforts.
- Ensure continual review of internal and strategic controls,
communications, risk assessments and maintenance of
- In collaboration with other members of the Operations team,
perform month end financial close bookkeeping such as reviewing
credit card expenses, posting journal entries for prepaids,
investments and payroll, reconciling revenue with SalesForce and
reconciling bank accounts.
- Process payroll on a biweekly basis.
As a member of the Directors’ Team, your leadership
responsibilities will also include:
- Develop, lead, and implement key organizational
- Ensure effective collaboration between the organization’s
- Promote and maintain a healthy organizational culture that
values diverse perspectives.
- Maintain staff and guest safety.
- Facilitate internal communications both within the operations
team and to senior leadership.
- Provide input on key strategic decisions.
- Strong interest in and commitment to Miriam’s Kitchen’s mission
of ending chronic homelessness in DC
- Demonstrated experience (with progressively increasing
responsibility) in managing financial systems
- Excellent attention to detail and problem-solving, critical
thinking, and research skills
- Ability to work independently and as a member of the operations
- Ability to maintain a high-level of confidentiality on all
- Strong communication skills
- Ability to effectively juggle multiple projects at once and
- Proficiency with standard Microsoft Office software
- Proficiency with QuickBooks online and experience with cloud
accounting tools such as Bill.com and Divvy
- An understanding of the structural and systemic causes of
- Comfort working with a diverse population with myriad
backgrounds and lived experiences
- Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or related field
required; Master’s degree preferred
- At least seven (7) years' experience working with financial
systems and restricted grant programs
- Extensive financial and administrative experience working with
Miriam’s Kitchen is proud to offer comprehensive benefits that
support the continued health and wellbeing of our team, including:
100% employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance; generous
medical coverage for dependents; 100% employer-paid short-term
disability, long term disability, and life insurance; employer
retirement contributions; generous annual paid leave, and annual
professional development funds for all full and part-time team
Miriam’s Kitchen has retained the executive search firm LeaderFit
to lead this search.
Miriam’s Kitchen guests come from all walks of life and so do
our employees. We are committed to hiring employees that bring
diversity of lived experience, education, thought and engagement to
help achieve our mission of ending chronic and veteran homelessness
in Washington, DC. We encourage candidates to apply with the
confidence that at Miriam’s Kitchen, we believe in our commitment
to diversity and leading with our core values to build a strong,
equitable, and inclusive work force.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate
against any employee or applicant for employment because of race,
color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation,
gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis
of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected
Click here to
read Miriam Kitchen’s commitment to diversity, equity, and
Miriam’s Kitchen requires all staff to be fully vaccinated against
COVID-19 and up to date, or be approved for a religious or medical
accommodation and undergo weekly testing.
All applications should be submitted directly through
Miriam's Kitchen's website.