Director of Finance and Administration @ Sacred Spaces

Director of Finance and Administration

About Sacred Spaces:

Sacred Spaces is a fast-growing, two-year-old start-up that works to build healthy Jewish communities by partnering with Jewish institutions to prevent and respond to sexual abuse and other abuses of power.

As an organization, we are also committed to creating sacred spaces in our internal operations, fostering a workplace environment that models transparency and accountability with direct and regular feedback loops, clear goal-setting, and a culture of gratitude and improvement. We recognize that our work is possible because of the contributions of our incredible team and so we invest in their professional development, providing ample opportunities for on-the-ground learning, mentorship, and meaningful involvement in organizational decision-making. More information on our internal guiding principles can be found at:

Job Description and Responsibilities:

Sacred Spaces seeks a Director of Finance and Administration who will play a key role in developing, supporting, and continuing to improve our financial and administrative systems and structures. This position will be supervised by the Executive Vice President and will closely partner with senior leadership and the Board.

Finance, Budget, and Accounting
Coordinate the development and monitoring of budgets in collaboration with the Finance Committee of the Board, Executive Vice President, and staff.
Develop financial business plans and short-, medium-, and long-term financial forecasts.
Oversee cash flow planning and ensure the availability of funds as needed.
In partnership with the Vice President for Programs, develop and set program and service fees and manage consulting contract financial terms.
Produce financial reports related to budgets, expenses, etc.
Ensure proper maintenance of all accounting systems and functions.
Coordinate audits and proper filing of tax returns; ensure legal and regulatory compliance regarding all financial functions.
Liaise with the Finance Committee of the Board to set meetings, develop agendas, and implement decisions.

Develop and oversee high-quality internal systems and policies for information technology, data and record management, and administration and daily operations.
Expand our human resources functions including a third-party PEO contract.
Manage relationships with third-party contractors including support services for bookkeeping and accounting, legal, contracts, insurance, information technology.
Ensure proper systems and supports for administration functions across the organization including Board and fundraising.
Overall, support the day-to-day functioning and development of a fast-growing start-up.

Qualifications and Skills of Ideal Candidate:
At least five years of experience managing finance (accounting, budgeting, control, and reporting) for a nonprofit with multiple funding sources including foundation grants, fee-for-service, and private funders
Significant experience in or knowledge of nonprofit accounting, including sophisticated fund and grant accounting, compliance, and reporting
Experience working with information technology to manage finance, accounting, and other administration software packages
Demonstrated leadership ability, team management, and interpersonal skills
Exceptionally organized, detail-oriented, and very precise with the ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities
Excellent analytical and abstract reasoning skills
Ability to work remotely and collaboratively with partners
Ability to thrive in a start-up environment, where self-reliance, innovation, problem-solving and creative thinking are critical to success

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Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits: paid vacation, parental leave, leave early for Shabbat
  • Preferred Experience: Professional (6-10 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Bachelors
  • Job Posted: 2020-01-13
  • Times this job has been viewed: 916 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Accounting & Finance, Director
  • Organization Type: Other
Job Location
Sacred Spaces
This is a remote job.

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