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NILC is exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights and opportunities of low-income immigrants and their families. Our mission is grounded in the belief that every American—and aspiring American—should have the opportunity to fulfill their full potential regardless of their color, where they were born, or how much money they have. Using our deep expertise in litigation, policy, and communications, we address issues that affect the lives of low-income immigrants and work with communities across the nation to create a more inclusive, just, and equitable society.

Join our dedicated, collaborative, and fun team as we fight to defend and advance the ideals that our nation is founded on!

POSITION

The Director of Finance and Administration will be a strategic thought-partner and report to the Deputy Director. The successful candidate will be a hands-on and participative manager and will lead and develop an internal team to support the following areas: finance, business planning and budgeting, and administration. The Director will also be responsible for the supervision of the Controller, Office Manager, and IT Coordinator. The Director will also be responsible for management of vendor relationships, including outsourcing arrangements in critical areas such as IT.

The Director of Finance and Administration will play a critical role in partnering with the senior leadership team in strategic decision-making and operations as NILC continues to enhance its quality programming and build capacity. This is a tremendous opportunity for a finance and operations leader to maximize and strengthen the internal capacity of a well-respected, high-impact organization.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Financial Management and Business Planning

  • Analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly and annual financial statements; collate financial reporting materials for all donor segments; and oversee all financial, project/program and grants accounting.
  • Oversee the annual audit process. Ensure the timely and accurate filing of tax returns and Form 990.
  • Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting.
  • Direct supervision of the Controller.
  • Update and implement all necessary business policies and accounting practices.

Technology and Administration

  • Direct supervision of the Office Manager and IT Coordinator.
  • Establish and manage a comprehensive training program to educate employees regarding staff tools, policies, and procedures.
  • Oversee administrative functions as well as facilities to ensure efficient and consistent operations as the organization expands.
  • Provide direction and guidance in the development and maintenance of robust risk management policies and practices. 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of an MBA. CPA would be helpful but not required.
  • At least 7 to 10 years of overall professional experience; ideally 6-plus years of broad financial and operations management experience in nonprofit organizations; preference given to candidates with a demonstrated track record in leading the development of financial and operations departments during a time of significant organizational growth.
  • The ideal candidate has experience of final responsibility for the quality and content of all financial data, reporting, and audit coordination for either a division or significant program area.
  • Ability to translate financial concepts to—and to effectively collaborate with—programmatic and fundraising colleagues who do not necessarily have finance backgrounds.
  • A track record in grants management.
  • Expert knowledge and understanding of 501(c)(4) rules and regulations.
  • Technology-savvy with experience selecting and overseeing software installations and managing relationships with software vendors; knowledge of accounting and reporting software.
  • A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organization, and problem-solving skills that support and enable sound decision-making.
  • Excellent communication and relationship-building skills, with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
  • A multitasker with the ability to wear many hats in a fast-paced environment.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of NILC.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Competitive salary DOE. Benefits include health, dental, and vision; disability; flexible spending account; 403(b) employer retirement plans. Excellent time-off benefits!

TO APPLY

Please send a detailed cover letter explaining your interest in NILC’s mission and why you are the best candidate for this position, along with your resume, by email to jobs@nilc.org. Use DFA1017 as your subject line. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Please do not send duplicate materials. Incomplete applications will not be considered. You must have all materials requested and follow instructions provided above to be considered. No phone calls, please.

NILC is an equal opportunity employer; people of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. NILC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, citizenship status, ethnic background, religion, political orientation, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or any other protected class.

  Metro Area Los Angeles CA
  Job Location City Los Angeles
  Job Location State California
  Job Location Zip 90010
  Job Location Country United States
  Job Category Accounting and Finance, Administration
  Prefered Experience 7 year(s)
  Job Type Full time
 
  Language 1 English ( Speak Read Write )  
  Job Posting Date Nov. 15, 2017
 

Organization Details

  Organization Name National Immigration Law Center
  Organizational Focus Immigration
  Contact Person Karina Balderas
  Contact Phone (213) 344-4887
  Contact Fax (213) 344-4887
  Contact Email balderas@nilc.org
  Web Address https://www.nilc.org/jobs/#financeadmin

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