YWCA Kalamazoo seeks a highly experienced and progressive finance professional to serve as the agency’s first Vice President of Finance. The Vice President reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer and will serve as an integral advisor to the Board of Directors and finance-related committees. This newly created position is a direct result of organizational expansion and will ensure that the financial systems efficiently support a larger, more complex operation which can support future growth. A strategic thinker and problem solver with exemplary nonprofit accounting skills, the Vice President will have the keen ability to serve all leadership and staff across the organization with varying levels of fiscal acumen. The successful candidate will understand their role in YWCA’s mission to close gaps of disparity in the community and work to create racial and gender equity.
Some specific requirements include:
Candidate has catalyzed their anti-racist journey and understands how their role as an accomplice in the racial justice movement connects to YWCA Kalamazoo's four strategic focus areas.
Proven experience managing complex revenue streams for midsize-large, and growing, nonprofit organizations. Must be familiar with accounting procedures associated with all types of funding streams including Government, Federal, Private, Endowments, and Restricted/Unrestricted.
Demonstrated experience in successfully working with executive leadership, a board of directors, and committees in a nonprofit setting.
Advanced proficiency in MS Excel and accounting software packages. Proficiency with Blackbaud Financial Edge preferred.
A minimum of 10 years nonprofit accounting experience required, with at least 5 years in upper leadership and management roles.
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Business required. Master’s Degree in Business preferred. CPA strongly preferred.
Compensation will be determined based on experience and skills within the range of $125,000 – $140,000. Full-time employees are eligible for health, dental, and vision insurance, PTO, professional development allowance, sick days, and holidays, including a holiday shutdown from Christmas Eve to New Year’s day.
YWCA Kalamazoo is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria.
To assure confidential tracking of all applicants, no applications will be accepted via email. ALL INQUIRIES WILL BE HELD IN STRICT CONFIDENCE. All candidate submitted materials and credentials will be reviewed for consistency and accuracy. Candidates can expect that KEES will verify employment and academic/background information.
KEES (formerly Alford Executive Search) is a nonprofit executive search firm that buildsdiverse teams and dynamic leaders in the nonprofit and public entity sectors. A woman owned and operated firm, KEES offers a full array of nonprofit consulting services including executive search, leadership development, interim staffing, and HR support.
YWCA Kalamazoo is an anti-racist organization on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities. As a member association of YWCA USA, one of the oldest and largest women’s organizations in the nation serving over 2 million women, girls, and their families, YWCA Kalamazoo is the oldest association in Michigan, founded in 1885. Originally established to provide residential services to young women, today YWCA Kalamazoo serves as a primary resource for economic, gender, and racial justice for all women and girls in Kalamazoo.