Apr 19, 2023

Managing Director, Operations and Finance

  • Tarrant To & Through Partnership
  • Fort Worth, TX, USA
Full-time Education

Job Description


The Tarrant To & Through (T3) Partnership aims to ensure more Tarrant County students obtain a postsecondary credential and that each student has the training and skills they need to thrive in today’s workforce. We believe that each and every student should be given the resources and opportunities to achieve lifelong success. 

In Tarrant County, 39% of adults possess an associate degree or higher, however, 65% of jobs in the modern economy require some sort of post-secondary education. The T3 team and partners are dedicated to providing resources, financial support and programmatic opportunities for students and their families so they are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and credentials for a career in today’s economy. When innovation and dedication work hand-in-hand, we believe systemic change can affect entire communities, and ensure a positive impact for Tarrant County for generations to come. To do this, we partner with the Tarrant County community – businesses, philanthropic organizations, schools, universities/colleges, and others – to create equitable post-secondary pathways for all students.


The Managing Director of Operations & Finance reports to the Executive Director and serves as a member of the T3 executive leadership team. The position is responsible for leading all internal operations which oversees Finance, Human Resources, and Information Technology. The MD of Operations & Finance will provide personnel management, leadership, and strategy for the entire Ops department.


Organization-wide Operations

  • Partner with the ED and leadership team to develop and implement a data-driven, organizational strategy and aligned goals to support the expansion of higher ed, secondary, and community partnerships.

  • Oversee the optimization of processes for talent acquisition, recruiting, training, and retention while leading the development of an inclusive, engaged work environment and culture. 

  • Oversee critical cross-functional initiatives to drive the success, quality, timeliness, and costs of expected deliverables.

  • Ensure organizational compliance with all relevant laws, regulations, policies, and agreements regarding financial reporting and labor. 

  • Directing the development and maintenance of earned revenue model in partnership with the Director of IT and other Managing/Senior Directors.

  • Support the Director of IT to ensure all software/tech needs are being met by third party vendors.


  • Develop annual T3 budget and analyze fiscal performance, making adjustments and  recommendations where necessary to hit financial targets established by the finance committee. 

  • Consistently perform financial analysis and modeling, gaining insight into unit economics, cost saving potential, and revenue gaps. 

  • Collaborate with the development team to support the grant application process from application to reporting.

  • Prepare and present reports and updates to the Finance Committee, T3 board, and other stakeholders as required. 

  • Prepare monthly budget reviews for all departments.

Team Leadership

  • Set department vision and provide strategic oversight to team leads and individual team members in the execution of the vision

  • Alongside ED, oversee growth strategy of the team, succession planning, and forecasting for future growth. 

  • Coach, develop, and support all department personnel

  • Performs other duties and takes on projects as assigned by the Executive Director. 



  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field required. 

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field highly preferred. 

Required Experience 

  • 5-7 years of professional experience working within a combination of business (HR, marketing, finance, or related), higher education, and/or K-12 education. 

  • Experience managing direct reports; strong preference given to those who have managed managers. 

  • Prior history of senior-level appointments leading financial departments and complex operational initiatives. 

Knowledge, Skills, & Competencies 

  • An understanding of public education and workforce development landscape in North Texas and how education initiatives correlate to post-collegiate performance and economic development. 

  • Strong financial acumen and track record developing and managing 7-figure budgets. 

  • A proven track record, both as a manager and peer, of navigating complex issues, managing multiple stakeholders, making timely yet informed decisions, and driving strong results. 

  • Commitment to achieving rigorous goals on behalf of students. 

  • Agility in adapting to change, thrives in a dynamic and ever-changing environment; creativity and innovative thinking skills to respond to emerging needs; an entrepreneurial spirit. 

  • Ability to use data and technology to problem solve and set strategy. 



This position will require occasional travel throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and surrounding suburbs. In light of COVID-19, T3 is a hybrid work environment with the option to utilize our office space as needed and in accordance with T3 COVID-19 health and safety protocols. This position will require 2-3 in-office days per week.


The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. 

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to sit and use the wrists, hands and/or fingers. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Work at a desk and computer screen for extended periods of time. 


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level is low to high and may have frequent interruptions. There may be activity from other employees of distracting nature. 


Every employee of T3 has an obligation to know our safety rules and procedures; to teach what they know to others; to recognize unsafe actions and situations; to warn others of unsafe situations; to react to emergency situations and to report hazardous or unsafe practices to those in a position to correct them. 


Satisfactory criminal records check, pre-hire and annually thereafter, if applicable. Must be eligible to work in the United States and provide work authorization. 


T3 retains the right to change and/or modify the duties and essential functions of this position at any time. This job description is not intended to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the employee. 


T3 is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, religion, ancestry, color, race, ethnicity, or creed. LGBTQ+ individuals and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

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