Director of Finance and Administration
The Director of Finance and Administration will play a critical role in partnering with the senior leadership team in strategic decision making and operations of MDF as we continue to enhance our 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. The successful candidate will be a hands-on and participative team leader and will manage the following areas: finance, budgeting, insurance, human resources, office administration, and technology.
MDF provides leadership, trusted research, and creative cross-sector partnerships to enable Maine business, community, and policy leaders to drive Maine’s long-term economic growth. Created in statute in 1978, MDF is a private, non-profit, non-partisan membership organization working with leaders statewide for sustainable growth. Our signature programs and partnerships include Measures of Growth for the Maine Economic Growth Council, Leadership Maine, Institute for Civic Leadership, Policy Leaders Academy for the Maine Legislature, the Forest Opportunity Roadmap (FOR/Maine), Maine Spark, and the Maine Downtown Center. MDF is approximately 14 FTEs and a core operating budget of $2.0-2.5MM. More information is available at www.mdf.org
Application deadline: Friday, March 6, 2020
Interested parties should submit cover letter, resume, and professional references via email to John Schlosser at email@example.com. The subject line should read: Job Search-Director of Finance and Admin.
Inquiries can be made in confidence to the same address. The posting will remain open until filled. Qualified applicants may be contacted on a rolling basis prior to the deadline.
Director of Finance and Administration
The director of finance and administration will inform the process and implement the infrastructure and systems needed to support growth and sustainability of MDF. S/he will build and manage effective and streamlined administrative systems, including financial, accounting, legal, information technology, human resources, and physical infrastructure.
- Serve as support and advisor to CEO and leadership team on the organization’s financial, budgeting, and administrative processes—including HR, payroll, and benefits functions—with an eye to continuously developing and improving systems.
- Analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; oversee all financial, project/program and grants accounting. Includes effective communication and presentation of critical financial matters to the CEO and the Board of Directors and provide actionable, informative financial reports to the leadership team and Program Directors to support program management and planning needs.
- Manage the organization’s physical infrastructure and system maintenance (phone system, security, cleaning, supplies, etc.); Oversee administrative functions as well as facilities to ensure efficient and consistent operations.
- Lead the management design of information technology for current and future needs (hardware and software).
- Manage and lead MDF benefits, insurances, HR policies and practices, training, and employee development.
- Oversee and coach a support team with a couple of other core support professionals.
Profile of successful candidate:
We seek a team member who is able to contribute proactively at both the detailed/operational level and at the systems level; an individual who can inform long-term operational planning, while meeting the day-to-day needs of the organization and staff.
- Exceedingly well organized, flexible and enjoys the administrative, organizational, and leadership challenges of supporting an organization of diverse staff and programs
- A leader and a doer able to, and comfortable with, wearing many hats in a fast-paced environment; a self-starter; able to multi-task while also being highly detail-oriented
- Demonstrated leadership ability, team management, and interpersonal skills: excellent interpersonal communicator; experience collaborating in a diverse and dynamic team environment; experience overseeing others, communicating expectations, and building policies and practices
- Ability to translate financial concepts to, and effectively collaborate with, programmatic and fundraising colleagues who do not necessarily have finance backgrounds
- Excellent analytical and abstract reasoning skills; advanced knowledge of accounting and reporting software; experience with and/or knowledge of grants management; understanding of and past exposure to legal, audit, and compliance practices
- A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organization and problem solving skills which support and enable sound decision making
- Technologically savvy with experience selecting and overseeing software installations and managing relationships with software vendors
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Able to work independently with little or no supervision
- Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to MDF’s mission
Required background and compensation:
The Director of Finance and Administration will have at least five to eight years of professional experience, including managing the finance and administration of a growth organization (preference given to nonprofit experience). S/he will have experience creating and driving the analytic framework for planning and managing organizational change.
Primary location for this position is Hallowell, Maine.
Anticipated starting salary range likely to be within $70,000 – $85,000 based on experience and skills. Full time position with competitive benefits package.