Finance Director Job Announcement
As one of California’s oldest agencies serving abuse survivors, the Family Violence Law Center (FVLC) is recognized as a leader in the Bay Area delivering exceptional services and advocating for long-term change for victims. We are a dedicated group of staff and volunteers from diverse backgrounds - attorneys, psychologists, advocates and community members - who together work towards a shared vision of a future without domestic violence. Our holistic approach integrates comprehensive protection and prevention services for abuse survivors with efforts to address and change barriers for survivors within the legal, health, education and criminal justice systems. For more detailed information on the organization, programs and values, visit our website at http://fvlc.org/about/what-we-do.
FVLC is seeking a Finance Director as a strategic and analytic thought-partner within the organization’s Executive Team. The Finance Director brings significant financial experience in the non-profit sector, is skilled in managing government contracts, and is committed to passing on knowledge through the practice of participatory budgeting. The position supervises one administrative assistant and works cohesively with the Center’s 21 staff.
The ideal candidate is numbers-orientated, and approaches numbers with a strong drive both to understand the meaning behind the data and help interpret it for others. The Finance Director is someone who enjoys the challenge of solving problems, both understanding and helping to resolve financial and operational challenges faced by the organization. People look to this person to accomplish tasks because they know it will get done efficiently and accurately. The Finance Director is a self-starter who can recognize where processes can be improved and will take the initiative to improve them. The ideal candidate for this position is at his or her best in dynamic situations, and has the ability to perform professionally in a fast-paced environment along with the grace and willingness to change direction when circumstances demand. Using strong communication skills, the Finance Director effectively collaborates with a variety of people and job functions, requiring him or her to gain a thorough knowledge of FVLC’s programs and services.
The Finance Director is responsible for budget development and management, and oversees grant/contract financial reporting, A/R, A/P payroll, and vendor management. This position also oversees Human Resources and Operations as well as an IT contractor. Candidates should feel comfortable working with a diverse group of community stakeholders and clients. Cultural competence and a passion for ending domestic violence and working for social justice are critical.
The Finance Director reports to the Executive Director and works in close partnership with the Executive Team, the organization’s managers and the Board of Directors.
FVLC operates with an estimated budget of $1.7M derived from a mix of single and multi-year grant commitments. Approximately 69% of the budget revenue comes from federal, regional and local government grants, 27% from foundations, and 4% from individuals and events.
This is a full-time, exempt position based in downtown Oakland, minutes from BART. Offices are located within the Alameda County Family Justice Center, a one-stop center of organizations supporting families experiencing domestic violence and other issues.
Minimum of 5 years successful finance management experience in a nonprofit or public organization of similar size and scope
Financial management experience with a budget of similar size and revenue streams, including budget development and management as well as experience preparing and interpreting financial information to support sound decision-making
CPA, advanced degree in an appropriate field or a minimum of a Bachelors degree with comparable experience
Familiarity with non-profit GAPP
Effectively utilize computer technology, QuickBooks, Excel, database applications and the Internet
Demonstrated experience with Paychex or ADP
Work occasional nights and weekends as needed to support Board and community events. FVLC offers a flexible work schedule and time off to accommodate these obligations outside of the conventional work week
Provide their own car, insurance, and valid CA driver’s license, or other means to travel throughout the Bay Area
Pass a background check and fingerprinting
CLASSIFICATION: Exempt, full-time.
COMPENSATION: Salary commensurate with education and experience. Benefits include medical, dental and vision coverage, life insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, flexible spending account, generous vacation plan.
TO APPLY: Please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. “FVLC Finance Search” in subject field. Cover letters must accompany resumes in order to be considered, and salary range must be included. Review of applications will begin December 10, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.
NON-DISCRIMINATION: Family Violence Law Center is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, persons with disabilities, and persons who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, or intersex are particularly urged to apply. FVLC maintains a policy of non-discrimination with respect to employees and applicants for employment. No aspect of employment will be influenced in any matter by race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, physical disability (including HIV or AIDS), medical condition, perceived physical disability or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by statute.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk; sit; drive; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions except when such accommodation would cause Family Violence Law Center an undue hardship
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions except when such accommodation would cause Family Violence Law Center an undue hardship.