Finance and Operations Director

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The Sentencing Project promotes effective & humane responses to crime that minimize incarceration & criminalization of youth & adults by promoting racial/ethnic, economic & gender justice.

Director of Finance & Operations oversees the financial & administrative operations of the organization incl. budget management, financial reporting, monitoring cash flow, developing & maintaining best practices & internal controls for company finances & operations, HR functions & computer & technical systems management.
Director of Finance & Operations reports to ExecDir.
Specific responsibilities include:
● In collaboration with ExecDir, oversee financial operations incl. execution of financial strategies & processes incl. annual operating budget, annual audits & 990 tax preparation.
● Serve on Senior Leadership Team guiding management & oversight for office operations, policy development & implementation.
● Coordinate financial functions, incl. banking, investments & investment strategies & preparation of monthly financial reports in accordance with General Accepted Accounting Principles.
● Manage contract commitments & expenditures to ensure consistency with budgeting.
● Manage & maintain employee policies & procedures handbook.
● Oversee payroll and employee benefits, including accrued vacation, health plan, insurance, retirement funding, health savings account, transportation benefits & other benefits as appropriate.
● Oversee employee recruitment & onboarding with TSP staff & contractors as appropriate.
● Provide support to the ExecDir for overall operations.
● Provide support to the organization’s Board of Directors, including support to Finance Committee & Board Treasurer, as well as support for full board & committee meetings.
● Manage organization’s accounting procedures.
● Oversee management & maintenance of office space, equipment, computer technology, inventory & supplies.
● Ensure TSP compliance w/ all required agencies & groups.
● Supervise finance & operations staff, including full-time, part-time & contract staff.
Essential skills & experience include the following:
● Management experience supervising staff, managing budgets & effectively handling multiple priorities & projects
● Minimum of 5 years relevant experience
● Excellent communication skills, both internal to the organization & with external partners, in writing & verbally
● Proven ability to build and nurture a diverse, respectful & positive working environment & to coach supervisees, as well as peers
● Demonstrated ability to work independently, keep organized in fast-paced environment, manage simultaneous tasks & adjust strategy to changing demands
● Strong understanding of accounting & office operations & procedures, incl. human resources, payroll, bookkeeping, contract management & compliance with federal, state & local regulations & laws related to nonprofit corporations
● Demonstrated ability to work with financial management, budgeting & administrative systems, annual audits, Form 990 processes & other nonprofit financial processes & requirements
● Demonstrated ability to work well w/ diverse Board of Directors
● Attention to detail
● Ability to meet deadlines & to work independently & as part of a team
● Relevant advanced credentials, including MBA, CPA or commensurate experience
● Center principles of equity, inclusion & belonging in all work, embedding the values in program development & organizational practices & processes
● Demonstrated commitment to diversity within the office & using a personal approach that values all individuals & respects differences regarding race, ethnicity, age, gender identity & expression, sexual orientation, religion, disability & socio-economic circumstance
● Commitment to work collaboratively & respectfully toward resolving obstacles & conflicts

Salary range: $125-135k/year. TSP’s generous benefits package includes
4 weeks paid vacation; accrued sick leave; 14 paid holidays; office closure December 26-
December 31; health, dental, life & disability insurance; a matching contribution to 403(b)
retirement plan after 4 months of employment; Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) phone
allowance; transportation benefits; and annual professional development stipend.

This is a FT position based in Washington, DC. TSP’s “return to
office” plan currently requires 2 days per week in the office.

To apply, please send resume, cover letter addressing this organization’s mission & your qualifications for responsibilities outlined, & contact information & relationship for 3 professional references to:

References will not be contacted w/o your permission. Please include where you saw job post or how you learned of position.

TPS is EOE & affirmative action employer committed to cultural diversity & recruits w/o regard to gender, race, ethnicity, color, age, religion, sexual orientation, disabilities, or prior convictions.

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