JOB LOCATION: New York, NY (Most of the
work may be carried out remotely, but this position will need to
physically visit Hunger Free America’s downtown Manhattan office at
least once a week).
DESCRIPTION: Hunger Free America (HFA) is a
dynamic, growing national direct service and advocacy nonprofit
organization working for the policies and programs necessary to end
domestic hunger by ensuring all Americans have access to
sufficient, nutritious, food. Organizational revenues and
expenditures for 2022 are expected to exceed five million
dollars. The organization is now seeking to fill its Chief
Financial Officer and Director of Administration role, a full-time
position which reports both to the Chief of Staff and the
The Chief Financial Officer and Director of Administration is a key
leadership role in the organization. The Chief Financial Officer
and Director of Administration will work alongside the CEO and
Chief of Staff to oversee the organization’s operations and will
provide financial and operational perspective to the execution of
Hunger Free America’s strategic plan.
Below are major responsibilities of the Chief Financial Officer and
Director of Administration (this list is not exhaustive):
Team Management and Development:
- Directly manage the work of two positions: a Senior Accountant
and an Administrative Coordinator.
- Ensure that direct reports are on-track in carrying out their
duties and work plans and achieving agreed-upon work metrics and
- Lead contact with independent auditors, outside reviewers, and
the Hunger Free America CEO, Chief of Staff, and Board of Directors
on financial reporting and accountability.
- Lead the preparation of the annual fiscal budget, in
collaboration with CEO and Chief of Staff, and present to the Board
of Directors for approval.
- Prepare financial reports for Board of Directors and actively
participate in board and finance committee meetings.
- Ensure that all expenditures, including payroll, are paid on a
- Monitor cash balances and cash flow projections, and direct
transfers as required.
- Oversee employee payrolling and timekeeping through the
timesheet system and integration of payroll data with the Fund EZ
- Generate and ensure on-time, precise filings of all required
financial reports for foundations as well as federal, state and
- Work with development and program departments to prepare
budgets for RFPs and grant applications.
- Develop department and grant/contract budgets in collaboration
with program managers and track actual spending against budgets
throughout the grant/contract periods.
- Maintain all mandatory financial files, in paper and
electronically, as required.
- Ensure that all transactions are properly entered and coded
into the Fund EZ accounting system on a timely basis, and that
all accounting is reconciled, and the books are closed monthly on a
- Ensure appropriate operation of internal controls in fiscal
management, including delegating responsibilities.
- Remain up-to-date on applicable laws and accounting standards
through continuing education.
- Ensure continual coverage for all vital insurance policies for
the organization and obtain proof of insurance for funders as
- Ensure the proper physical office environment and proper
function and availability of key office equipment and
- Review and negotiate contracts and lease agreements.
Information Technology Management:
- Supervise the work of outside IT managed service provider.
- Coordinate the purchase of all equipment and provisioning of IT
- Oversee cyber security measures and training for all
- With Chief of Staff and CEO, develop and implement HR policies
and procedures and monitor staff compliance.
- Lead interactions with PEO for payroll and employee benefits
- With Chief of Staff and Administrative Coordinator, perform and
supervise all employee onboarding and offboarding processes.
- Administer all employee benefits (including health insurance,
health reimbursement account, FSA (Flexible Spending Accounts),
DCA, transit, and retirement plan) and collect and maintain all
required paperwork and enrollment forms.
- Maintain required files for all employees.
- Other duties as assigned.
Values and Personal Skills:
- Detail-oriented, self-motivated, driven, proactive,
collaborative, flexible, and good-natured.
- Passion for social justice issues, particularly hunger. A
desire to advance effective governmental and economic policies, not
just improve HFA’s nonprofit programming.
- Top-notch management and interpersonal skills.
- Proven ability to successfully coordinate many projects and
activities at once.
- Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
- Successful experience interacting cooperatively with diverse
bosses, peers, and subordinates.
- Spotless integrity and complete honesty.
- Proven effectiveness in managing staff.
- Tact, diplomacy, and a sense of humor.
- Flexibility and willingness to collaborate.
- English fluency required.
Experience and Professional Skills:
- A minimum of bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is required.
CPA or graduate degree in a relevant field is a plus.
- At least five years of nonprofit fiscal and administrative
management experience is preferred.
- Experience overseeing fiscal management of government and
private grants and contracts.
- Excellent organizational, project and time-management
- Experience / comfort working in low-income communities.
- Strong technology skills including knowledge of accounting and
payrolling software systems. Proficiency in Fund EZ is a plus.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and
- The ability to take initiative and manage multiple tasks and
projects and strictly meet deadlines.
Essential Physical Demands:
The person in this position:
- Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including booster
shot at recommended time.
- Must be able to frequently remain in a stationary
- Occasionally moves about inside the office to access file
cabinets, office machinery, other offices, etc.
- Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity
machinery such as a calculator, copy machine and computer
- Occasionally travels around New York City and possibly outside
of NYC to attend meetings, conferences, and other organizational
- Frequently communicates with staff, donors, volunteers, and
clients and must be able to exchange accurate information in these
SALARY AND BENEFITS
- This is a full-time, exempt, position, with some in-person work
required in our HQ in New York City.
- Starting annual salary range is $90,000 - $115,000,
commensurate with experience.
- Hunger Free America offers significant benefits to full-time
employees, including a strong health insurance plan which includes
fully paid employee premiums and a health reimbursement
- Employees receive generous vacation, holiday, and sick
- All members of the Hunger Free America team benefit from
feeling proud of their contribution to making history by building
the movement to end hunger in America.
HOW TO APPLY:
- Interested applications can apply here:
- The position is open until filled with the right person. A
resume and cover letter are required.
- Hunger Free America is an equal opportunity employer. People of
diverse races, sexual orientations, ages, faiths, economic and
social backgrounds, genders, physical abilities, and national
origins are very strongly encouraged to apply.