Do you want to put your financial and analytic super powers to work to support social justice leaders on the front lines of the resistance? Are you known for using spreadsheets for #everything?
The Management Center (TMC) is seeking a Head of Finance to ensure the smooth operation of our organization and support our high-performing team as we grow. This organizational leader will operate like a CFO; manage our internal finance function and small, but mighty, Finance Team; and serve as an advisor to the Executive Leadership Team. They will build the systems, make the projections, monitor trends and make recommendations to ensure financial health and stability as we expand to reach more clients effectively.
Who We Are
Our mission is to help social change leaders learn how to build and run more effective organizations so they can deliver great results. Founded in 2006, we’re now a 45+ person, $11.5 million organization (and growing!). We've helped shape the practices of hundreds of influential organizations and thousands of individual managers, with a particular focus on social justice organizations. Our clients work on issues – like promoting immigration reform; fighting for racial, economic and gender justice; advocating for educational equity; and protecting voting rights – where they face an inherently uphill battle, and so must fight more effectively than their opponents if they are going to win. We aim to help them do that by making their organizations as effective as possible, by providing coaching, training, and publications for the broader field.
What You’ll Do
As TMC’s staff, programs, and sectors have grown, our finances – and those of our sister organization, The Management Action Center – have become much more complex. The Head of Finance, which will report directly to TMC’s Chief of Staff (who serves as a member of the Executive Leadership Team) and is in charge of taking our financials to the next level of performance.
The role will evolve over time, and the more you can handle the better, but you will:
If you’d been in this role in the past year, for example, you would have: developed modeling scenarios to determine the extent to which our healthy reserve cushions our loss of in-person training revenue; led us in our budget process, making it easy for team heads to see budget implications of their decisions; reported actuals and projections to the Executive Team monthly; prepared us for our audit; and helped us to figure out how to financially support a massive shift in the structure of roles on our training team.
Who You Are
To be successful in this job, you will demonstrate the judgment, work, and wisdom of a senior leader who can garner the trust of the rest of our team of very smart individuals. Fundamentally, we want someone who loves making things work, directly and through others, and who has the skills and seasoning to do that in our context. You may have managed staff directly and have significant experience managing complex projects involving staff who didn’t report directly to you.
More specifically, you will have or be most or all of the following:
Prior experience in the progressive advocacy, educational equity, or broader nonprofit arenas is a plus, but not a requirement. You also need to contribute positively to our culture, which we like to think blends excellence with heart (and a keen sense of humor helps).
What Else You Should Know
We are an equal opportunity employer, are committed to racial and gender equity, and we make a particular effort to recruit candidates who identify as black, indigenous, people of color, and gender non-binary to apply for open positions.
This position is based in Washington, D.C., and is ideally full-time, although it may be possible to set up a part-time schedule. Even when we’re not working in a pandemic, everyone on the admin team has the flexibility to work from home a set number of days per week.
This role is at our Partner level and the full-time salary range is between $122,400 - $166,400, with exact salary depending on experience and new staff rarely starting at the top of the range.
We also offer excellent benefits, including a trans and gender non-binary health fund and an additional 5% employer contribution to your retirement fund with no match required.