Director of Finance and Operations - Southeast Raleigh Promise
Southeast Raleigh Promise
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
Type: Full Time
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
Salary: commensurate with experience
Internal Number: 123
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Director of Finance and Operations
LOCATED IN: Raleigh, North Carolina
Southeast Raleigh Promise, Inc (SERP) is a non-profit Community Quarterback Organization that creates, promotes, and expands opportunities for Southeast Raleigh families, children, and small businesses. Our mission is to end the cycle of intergenerational poverty and address the inequities and barriers that prevent individuals from reaching their fullest potential. Formed in 2015, SERP is the 16th Purpose Built Community in the country and to advance its mission, leads strategy, foster collaborations, and leverage major investment in 5 key areas: Education, Affordable Housing, Health & Wellness, Economic Opportunity, and Leadership Development. SERP’s work is holistic and rooted in community and resident engagement and approached through a racial equity lens.
To break the cycle of intergenerational poverty by creating and sustaining opportunities for social and economic growth and mobility for Southeast Raleigh residents.
The Leadership Opportunity
SERP seeks a dedicated operational leader with a passion for SERP’s mission, core values, and programs; outstanding financial and administrative management skills; strategic and tactical expertise to enhance the organization’s infrastructure through thoughtful planning and sustainable business practices.
The successful candidate will demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills working closely with SERP’s CEO, board of directors, and internal and external constituencies, to ensure accountability for a healthy operating environment.
While providing strategic and daily leadership in areas of finance, operations, information technology, and human resources, the Director for Finance and Operations will interface and build trusting relationships with external entities such as auditors, vendors, and other key stakeholders.
The Director of Finance and Operations will report directly to the CEO and has primary responsibilities for the following areas:
Develop, coordinate, and administer the annual budgeting process, business policies, and internal controls for fiscal operations and prepares the annual operating budget for approval.
Lead, direct, and manage all fiscal and administrative performance of day-to-day accounting and administrative functions to maximize efficiency and ensure internal controls.
Serve as finance and management liaison with the SERP executive and finance committee.
Monitor budget performance and prepares and analyses quarterly budget variance reports for distribution to the CEO; manages revenue and expense projections.
Ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of the business operations, including, but not limited to, purchases, benefit plans, contract management, accountants and auditors, and outside vendor relationships.
Expand and oversee human resource functions; maintain administrative and personnel policies and procedures, including preparation of periodic updates.
Oversee content and quality review of all internal and external financial and compliance reporting.
Manage all grant contract administration functions.
Support real estate development activities to ensure fiscal oversight and management.
Manage and ensure non-profit compliance with federal, state, and local laws. (this is probably covered in the next bullet point)
Understand and apply applicable laws, policies, and workplace procedures quickly and succinctly to assure timely, consistent, and accurate compliance.
Oversee the implementation of the information technology systems, bringing recommendations as needed to improve operations.
Serve as a team builder within the organization and with the partners and constituents in the community.
Able to work effectively with individuals and organizations in the public, private and independent sectors.
A solid work ethic with energy, enthusiasm, and optimism.
Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a team and with people of diverse backgrounds.
Firm sense of mission and a desire to work with children and families living in poverty.
Hiring Requirements and Attributes
A track record of management, operations, and fiscal administration, including expertise in budgets, finances, strategic planning, and audits
A consummate professional with high ethical standards of conduct, integrity, and fiduciary responsibility.
Exceptional listening skills, a good sense of humor with humility, and a respect for the privilege of service to the community.
At least five years of professional senior-level or executive financial and operations experience with philanthropic, nonprofit, or financial institutions.
Demonstrated and effective nonpartisan relationship builder with internal and external constituencies in support of the goals and direction of an organization
An undergraduate degree in a related field required, advanced degree preferred.
Armstrong McGuire & Associates, based in Raleigh, NC, is conducting this search. To apply, click on the link to SERP Director of Finance and Operations position profile at www.ArmstrongMcGuire.com/apply. You will see instructions for uploading your cover letter, resume, and professional references. In case of any technical problems, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue through the application deadline of January 20, 2022.
SERP is committed to an equitable and inclusive Raleigh and encourages people who share that commitment to apply. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from people of all races, genders, religions, ethnicities, nationalities, and sexual orientation.
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