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Director of Finance and Operations
Finance Manager
 
Director of Finance and Operations
$75,000 +DOE Annually
35 hours per week
Reports to: Executive Director
Desired start date: June 2024

Why work at Arts Corps

Arts Corps is revolutionizing arts education by igniting the creative power of young people through culturally engaging learning experiences. We work toward a world where barriers to arts education no longer exist and all young people can creatively lead the transformation of schools, neighborhoods, and beyond.

Arts Corps is a nationally recognized youth arts education organization that works to address the race and income-based opportunity gap in access to arts education. Through participation in our arts integration, out-of-school arts and teen leadership programs, youth in our programs experience the transformative power of creativity and gain a deepened belief in their own capacity to learn, make healthy decisions for themselves, persist, and achieve.

Arts Corps is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of color, queer, gay, lesbian and/or bisexual people, transgender, genderqueer and/or non-binary folks are encouraged to apply. Our work has a strong center in equity and liberation, encouraging critical thinking and dialogue about how intersecting systems of oppression impact our work and the communities we are part of.

Arts Corps is committed to the personal and professional growth of its employees. We work hard to build a supportive, respectful and celebratory community among our staff, board, and volunteers. We look forward to finding the next director in our extended Arts Corps family.

Job Summary

The Director of Finance and Operations serves as the steward of our mission and vision in all of our finance and operations functions. They will lead a dual mandate of financial stewardship and operational management. The responsibilities will encompass overseeing budgeting, financial reporting, and fiscal planning while aligning these practices with Arts Corps’ social justice mission, ensuring equitable resource allocation and financial transparency. Simultaneously, they will spearhead human resources functions, fostering an inclusive and supportive workplace culture that reflects the diversity of the communities Arts Corps serves. The operational duties will extend to optimizing systems and processes to enhance organizational efficiency and effectiveness.
This position reports directly to the Executive Director and will supervise the Finance Manager and Program Operations Manager (to be hired).

Key Responsibilities

Finance:

  • Budgeting: Develop and oversee the annual operating budget in collaboration with the Executive Director and relevant staff.
  • Financial Reporting: Prepare accurate and timely financial reports for the Board of Directors, funders, and other stakeholders.
  • Financial Planning: Provide financial analysis and projections to support strategic decision-making and program planning.
  • Cash Flow Management: Monitor cash flow, manage banking relationships, and ensure sufficient liquidity for day-to-day operations.
  • Grants Management: Oversee grant budgeting, reporting, and compliance to ensure alignment with funders’ requirements in collaboration with the Director of Development and Communications
  • Financial Policies and Procedures: Establish and maintain effective financial policies, procedures, and internal controls to safeguard assets and ensure compliance with laws and regulations.

Human Resources:

  • Recruitment and Hiring: Lead recruitment efforts, interview candidates, and make hiring recommendations in collaboration with the Executive Director.
  • Employee Relations: Manage employee relations issues, including performance management, conflict resolution, and disciplinary actions.
  • Compensation and Benefits: Administer employee compensation and benefits programs, ensuring compliance with relevant laws and regulations.
  • HR Policies and Compliance: Develop and implement HR policies and procedures to ensure compliance with employment laws and promote a positive work culture.
  • Staff Development: Support staff professional development through training, mentoring, and performance feedback.
  • HR Administration: Oversee HR administration tasks such as payroll processing, personnel records management, and employee onboarding/offboarding.

Leadership, Vision, and Management:

  • Strategic Planning: Contribute to the development and implementation of the organization’s strategic plan and vision.
  • Team Leadership: Provide leadership and guidance to the finance and operations team, fostering a collaborative and supportive work environment.
  • Board Liaison: Serve as a liaison to the Board of Directors on financial and operational matters, providing regular updates and recommendations.
  • Risk Management: Identify and mitigate financial and operational risks to protect the organization’s assets and reputation.
  • Compliance and Governance: Ensure compliance with relevant laws, regulations, and best practices in nonprofit governance and financial management.
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Collaborate with program and development staff to align financial and operational activities with organizational goals and priorities.

Information Technology (IT):

  • Duties include coordination with IT consultants, establishing and maintaining clear, responsive, and accessible IT systems for staff.
  • Serve as the IT point-of-contact for staff and provide basic IT support including: computer, email, voice/data communications and general set-up for new staff.
  • Coordinate with IT consultants to create and facilitate orientation training for new staff and training on new systems and standards.

Desired Skills and Attributes:

Finance Management:

  • Proven experience (5+ years) in financial management, budgeting, and forecasting, preferably within the nonprofit sector.
  • Strong understanding of nonprofit accounting principles, including fund accounting and compliance with IRS regulations.
  • Experience managing budgets of similar size and complexity.
  • Proficiency with financial software, such as QuickBooks or similar systems.

Leadership and Management:

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and develop a team, fostering a collaborative and supportive work environment.
  • Experience supervising finance and operations staff, including hiring, training, and performance management.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively with staff at all levels and external stakeholders.

Strategic Planning and Analysis:

  • Experience developing and implementing financial strategies to support organizational goals and sustainability.
  • Ability to analyze financial data and provide strategic recommendations to the Executive Director and Board of Directors.
  • Experience with financial modeling and scenario planning to assess the financial impact of various decisions.

Compliance and Risk Management:

  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations governing nonprofit organizations, including tax reporting and compliance requirements.
  • Experience managing risk, including insurance, contracts, and vendor relationships.
    Ability to ensure compliance with grant requirements and reporting deadlines.

Human Resources Management:

  • Knowledge of human resources best practices, including employee relations, compensation and benefits administration, and performance evaluation processes.
  • Experience developing and implementing HR policies and procedures to support a diverse and inclusive workplace.
  • Familiarity with employment law and regulations.

Operations Management:

  • Experience overseeing day-to-day operations, including facilities management, IT infrastructure, and administrative functions.
  • Ability to streamline processes and implement efficiencies to optimize organizational resources.

Commitment to the Mission:

  • Passion for Arts Corps’ mission of providing accessible arts education to youth in underserved communities.
  • Alignment with the organization’s values of equity, inclusion, and social justice.
  • Ability to represent Arts Corps professionally and ethically in all interactions.
  • Proven ability to work with diverse communities, leaders, and staff
  • Sincere and demonstrated commitment to advancing social and racial justice progress for the highest-need communities
  • Ability and willingness to lead with an anti-racist lens
  • Willingness and ability to hold oneself accountable and be held accountable by team
  • Knowledge and experience working with QuickBooks Online, Salesforce, Paychex preferred

We invite individuals who resonate deeply with our mission and values to reach out, even if they don’t meet every qualification listed. Your passion and alignment with our purpose are what truly matter to us, and we’re excited to explore how your unique strengths can contribute to our team’s success.

Compensation

35 hrs/week; Annual Salary $75,000 + (DOE) , depending on experience. Generous benefits package including: medical, dental, vision insurance coverage or the choice of a prorated stipend; 13 paid holidays and 20 days of PTO annually.

How to apply

To submit an application for this position, please email eds@artscorps.org with your resume, cover letter, and two references.

Applications received prior to 6/3/2024 will receive priority consideration.
Please include “ Arts Corps Director of Finance and Operations” in your subject line.

 

FINANCE MANAGER
$60,000 Annually
35 hours per week with some evenings and weekends as needed
Reports to: Co-Executive Director of Development & Operations
Desired start date: May 2024

Why work at Arts Corps

Arts Corps is revolutionizing arts education by igniting the creative power of young people through culturally engaging learning experiences. We work toward a world where barriers to arts education no longer exist and all young people can creatively lead the transformation of schools, neighborhoods, and beyond.

Arts Corps is a nationally recognized youth arts education organization that works to address the race and income-based opportunity gap in access to arts education. Through participation in our arts integration, out-of-school arts and teen leadership programs, youth in our programs experience the transformative power of creativity and gain a deepened belief in their own capacity to learn, take risks, persist, and achieve.

Arts Corps is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of color, queer, gay, lesbian and/or bisexual people, transgender, genderqueer and/or non-binary folks are encouraged to apply. Our work has a strong center in equity and liberation, encouraging critical thinking and dialogue about how intersecting systems of oppression impact our work and the communities we are part of.

Arts Corps is committed to the personal and professional growth of its employees. We work hard to build a supportive, respectful and celebratory community among our staff, board, and volunteers. We look forward to finding the next director in our extended Arts Corps family.

Position Summary

Arts Corps is seeking an experienced Finance Manager to oversee financial systems and processes. The position will work closely with the Co-Executive Directors to develop and maintain financial and accounting processes, systems, and documentation to support and sustain the growth of the organization.

Key Responsibilities

General Accounting

  • Manage all daily accounting activities:
    • Accounts Receivable: process all invoices and grant billings, track financial component of grants and contracts, process payments and deposits, maintain records for all contributed and earned income.
    • Accounts Payable: process all invoices and payments
    • Payroll: process payroll in Paylocity and maintain payroll expense and accrual accounts in QBO including keeping allocations and program coding accurate and up to date.
  • Oversees all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Maintains internal control and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs, and program budgets and actual expenditures.
  • Maintains control over a monthly and annual closing process that ensures timely deliverables including financial reporting for leadership and the Board of Directors, funders, auditors, etc.

Desired Skills and Attributes:

  • Experience, passion, and alignment with community-focused, intersectional equity work
  • Firm understanding of and commitment to equity; ability to center marginalized voices
  • Ability and willingness to lead with an anti-racist lens
  • Ability to innovate and think creatively, critically, and strategically
  • Passion for young people and the arts
  • Collaborative work style
  • Willingness and ability to hold oneself accountable and be held accountable by team
  • Knowledge of Paychex, Quickbooks Online, Salesforce CRM a plus

We’re more interested in working with phenomenal people than in lists of qualifications. If you don’t tick all the boxes, but you believe you’re the right fit for our team, that’s okay. We still want to hear from you.

Compensation

35 hrs/week; Annual Salary $60,000, depending on experience. Generous benefits package including medical, dental, vision insurance coverage or the choice of a prorated stipend; 13 paid holidays and 20 days of PTO annually

How to apply

To submit an application for this position, please email eds@artscorps.org with your resume, cover letter, and two references.

Applications received prior to May 1, 2024 will receive priorities.
Please include “Financial Manager” in your subject line.