Dec 21, 2018
$125,000 - $135,000 yearly
Priority Application Deadline: January 18
Teaching Trust seeks a full-time Vice President, Administration & Finance to lead the team responsible for our finance, operations, and IT functions, which make up the “Operations” arm of our Planning, Talent, and Operations pod.
What You’ll Take On
Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, our Vice President, Administration & Finance is charged with ensuring that Teaching Trust evolves its finance, operations, and IT functions in ways that supports our growth and pursuit of expanding our impact throughout Texas. The VP, Admin & Finance will be a key leader in the organization and one of the first Vice Presidents at Teaching Trust. The VP, Admin & Finance will be responsible for key functions such as (but not limited to):
With Director of Finance, ensure appropriate systems, procedures, and controls are maintained to enable appropriate internal checks and balances
Ensure that finance staff and contractors maintain financial record systems in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, and monitor the use of all funds
Manage cash flow and forecasting ; direct all financial, project-based, and departmental accounting
Review all formal finance-, and IT-related procedures , processes, and administration, recommending improvements to the systems in place and managing the systems going forward
Support the COO in Teaching Trust’s annual and long-term planning and decision making by providing st rategic recommendations based on financial analysis and projections, cost identification and allocation, and revenue/expense analyses
Lead our new risk management cross functional team to ensure the organization actively mitigates and manages risk
With Director of Operations, ensure we have the programmatic and internal operations support that meets the growing needs of our programs and our team
Manage our IT managed services to ensure we have network, cybersecurity, software, file management, equipment and overall IT support to meet the needs of our office and programming; explore path to supporting organization to ensure we have the IT infrastructure to enable us to consider offering online courses and coaching if we choose in the future
Additionally in FY20 (ending June 2020), you will:
With Director of Finance and COO, develop and implement approach to regularly monitor Teaching Trust’s costs and project revenue needs on 12-18 month horizon
Evolve Teaching Trust’s approach to meeting its growing resource needs , for example, With Director of Operations, develop an approach to supporting program operational needs in a way that improves efficiency and maintains participant level of care
With the Director of Finance, create and maintain an effective internal financial management function that enables Teaching Trust to be strong stewards of our financial resources and actively plan for our current and future needs .
Ensure our IT infrastructure supports our programming needs and positions us to begin to expand to new markets and provide digital / online programming
Lead, develop, and grow our Finance, Operations, and IT staff leads so that they can support the rest of Teaching Trust in a way that is aligned with our PTO charge and vision and ensures have the resources they need to do amazing work.
What You’ll Bring
We are looking for someone who shares a passion for our mission to achieve better outcomes for students in urban schools. You will thrive in this role if you take risks, learn from your mistakes, persist through challenges, and use feedback as an opportunity to improve.
Ideal candidates will have:
At least 7 years of work experience, with significant experience as a leader in education, nonprofit, government, philanthropy, or other relevant fields, ideally in the education sector
A master’s degree in business, finance, economics or related field; or a bachelor’s degree with a CPA
Significant professional experience with finance or accounting and financial analysis and modeling
Demonstrated experience managing and developing a high-performing team
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment, demonstrating resilience and a growth mindset
Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills with ability to influence, collaborate, and build trusting relationships to drive results
High level of comfort taking and implementing frequent feedback to improve the work
Ability to work well with people with a very wide diversity of demographic and cultural characteristics; must be capable of achieving results while maintaining an inclusive, collaborative leadership style
Passion to work at an organization focused on ameliorating educational inequity
Strong desire and ability to innovate and adopt new approaches to achieve results
Exceptionally strong project management and time management skills
Authorization to work in the United States required
Additionally, alignment with our core values is essential for the success of any candidate:
Educational Equity: We prioritize work based on its impact in eliminating the achievement gap.
Disciplined Behavior: We are unapologetically results and competencies driven .
Courage and Resilience: We take risks, rebound and persevere.
Entrepreneurial Mindset: We own our outcomes and act with urgency.
Reflection and Growth: We seek feedback and modify behavior to achieve results.
Who We Are
Teaching Trust is a nonprofit organization grounded in the conviction that school leadership is the single largest lever to improve public education. We develop strategic, visionary leaders at multiple levels within schools and school systems to engage and lead accountable, collaborative teams. These teams in turn ensure schools have high quality teaching and learning and aspirational cultures, which are necessary to provide an education that eliminates the opportunity gap for low-income students and students of color.
We work in the following ways to provide education opportunities that eliminate racial and socioeconomic disparities and give our students choice for their life path:
We train, develop, and support school teams to grow leadership capacity
We collaborate with partners to transform principal preparation programs
We build a community of educators through our work
We influence the practices of the school systems with which we partner
What We Offer
Teaching Trust offers a competitive salary for this role. As part of our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and ensuring compensation equity for our staff, the salary for this role will be aligned based on level and tenure with the organization. We also offer a comprehensive benefits package for all full-time employees, including medical, dental, and vision plans. Other benefits include disability, life insurance, flexible spending account options, a generous vacation and holiday schedule, and a Simple IRA retirement plan with employer matching. Teaching Trust also offers a one-time moving stipend to new hires who are relocating for the role.
Teaching Trust is an equal opportunity employer. Teaching Trust evaluates applicants for employment on the basis of qualifications, merit and work-related criteria without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, childbirth, medical condition, marital or familial status, family responsibilities, veteran status, personal appearance, political affiliation, matriculation, or any other characteristic protected by law. All applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of such status.
Teaching Trust positions are contingent on securing relevant contracts.
Dallas, TX, USA