Keshet is a national organization that works for full LGBTQ equality and inclusion in Jewish life. Led and supported by LGBTQ Jews and straight allies, Keshet cultivates the spirit and practice of inclusion in all parts of the Jewish community. We began as a small, grassroots group working for change in the Greater Boston area, and we are now a national organization with offices in the San Francisco Bay Area and New York in addition to our national office in Boston.
Our work is guided by a vision of a world where all Jewish organizations and communities are strengthened by LGBTQ-inclusive policy, programming, culture, and leadership, and where Jews of all sexual orientations and gender identities can live fully integrated Jewish lives.
Keshet is the only organization in the U.S. that works for LGBTQ inclusion in all facets of Jewish life – synagogues, Hebrew schools, day schools, youth groups, summer camps, social service organizations, and other communal agencies. Through training, community organizing, and resource development, we partner with clergy, educators, and volunteers to equip them with the tools and knowledge they need to be effective agents of change.
The successful candidate will be a hands-on manager who will lead a team of four to support the following areas: finance, fiscal planning and budgeting, office and organizational administration, and technology. This is a tremendous opportunity for a finance and operations leader to maximize and strengthen the capacity of a well-respected, high-impact organization that continues to grow. The Director of Finance and Administration reports to the Executive Director.
- Direct the creation and management of the annual organizational budget as well as department budgets, collaborating with senior managers and Executive Director to ensure adherence to budget constraints and appropriate funding of all necessary programs and projects.
- Manage organizational cash flow, forecasting and reporting, coordinating with the Executive management team, Finance Committee and the Executive Committee of the board.
- Prepare budgets and financial reports for foundation proposals and reports.
- Coordinate and lead the annual audit process, serve as liaison with external auditors and the Finance Committee; assess any needed changes in policies or practices.
- Update and implement all necessary organizational policies and accounting practices, improving the finance department’s overall policies and procedures as needed.
- Oversee the management of all leases, contracts, and other financial commitments.
- Oversee the bookkeeping function including maintenance of the general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll.
- Oversee all contract and third party billing, acting as liaison to outside organizations when necessary.
- Supervise administrative functions and staff to ensure efficient operations including reception, property/facility management, safety of the work environment, and provision of furnishings and equipment.
- Monitor all legislation relevant to the organization (employment standards, occupation health and safety, human rights, etc) and all regulations on professional certification to ensure that the organization is compliant.
- Negotiate and manage the employee insurance and benefits plans.
- Manage technology and support for the organization, overseeing purchases, consultants, software vendors, and partners.
- Evaluate the need for new technology to meet the organization’s financial, data processing, control, programmatic, and reporting requirements.
- At least six years of broad financial and operations management experience.
- MBA/CPA or related degree preferred.
- A track record in nonprofit accounting or management.
- Ability to translate financial concepts to – and to effectively collaborate with – programmatic and fundraising colleagues who do not necessarily have finance backgrounds.
- Technology savvy with experience selecting and overseeing software installations and managing relationships with software vendors.
- Superb analytic, organization and problem solving skills which 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 Keshet’s mission.
Keshet is mission-driven, dog-friendly, and highly productive. We have fun and work hard, with occasional long hours in the face of deadlines. We offer a generous vacation and benefits package, including health insurance that provides coverage for transition-related care. Salary range for this position is $85-95,000, commensurate with experience.
Keshet Equal Employment Opportunity:
Keshet does not discriminate in practices or employment opportunities on the basis of an individual’s race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other proscribed category set forth in federal or state regulations.
Please send PDF copies of a resume and cover letter to email@example.com. We are accepting applications on a rolling basis and expect to fill the position by mid-March.