The Senior Director of Finance and Technology (SDFT)At Foundation for Jewish Camp
The Senior Director of Finance and Technology (SDFT) will lead FJC’s financial strategy, planning, budgeting, and technology. Directly reporting to the CEO, the SDFT will be responsible for accurate and regular financial reporting and supporting the senior team and relevant Board committees. The ideal candidate will be a strategic leader with expertise in budgeting, management reporting, and cash-flow, financial, and investment management, while overseeing effective and efficient facilities and technology infrastructure. The SDFT will directly supervise the Controller and indirectly two accountants.
Strategy and Systems
- Provide strategic and actionable recommendations based on financial analysis and projections, cost identification and allocation, and revenue/expense analysis.
- Generate meaningful reporting metrics and develop tools to provide critical financial data to the CEO, Chief Program Officer, Vice President of Advancement as well as the Board.
- Align financial management with short- and long-term operational goals, financial planning, and development projections.
- Review accounting, technology, and financial processes to implement and optimize accounting and financial planning systems as well as any other enterprise-wide systems requiring improvement.
- Support and empower the Controller and accounting team on all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems; ensure compliance with appropriate GAAP and timely audit and 990 filings. Support the continuous development/improvement of accounting and reporting systems and processes.
- Oversee the preparation and approval of all financial reporting materials and metrics for the Board of Directors and funders; prepare and communicate monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements.
- Manage cash flow and forecasting. Develop a reliable cash flow projection process and reporting mechanism that includes minimum cash thresholds to meet operating needs. Maintain strong banking relationships and initiate appropriate strategies to enhance cash positions.
- Support the Development and Program Teams, as required, in the preparation of budgets and financial reports for submission to granting agencies. Oversee detailed tracking of grant income and expenses and monitor progress to present financial metrics both internally and externally.
- Oversee investments and set investment strategy in partnership with the investment committee.
- Supervise the finance team, promoting professional development and growth.
Operations & Technology Management
- Collaborate with the members of the Senior Leadership Team to develop and implement plans for the operational infrastructure of systems, processes, and policies that support cross-functional effectiveness and efficiency.
- Support and empower IT resources (in-house and/or outsourced) to ensure effective use of Information Technology systems to support fundraising, programs, and organizational business processes, including document management and grant management systems. Lead continuous improvement process in IT infrastructure and cybersecurity in line with FJC’s evolving needs and best practices.
- Oversee all facilities and risk management; work closely with outside legal counsel to ensure thoughtfully crafted agreements and contracts for the organization.
- Oversee FJC’s technology suite, which includes Microsoft 365 (including SharePoint), ASANA, Slack, Concur, Salesforce, and other systems as needed; ensure staff receive training and support and adhere to organizational standards.
- Support the organizational efforts to promote an organizational culture of collaboration, open and frequent communication, adaptation, and celebration of success in achieving specific projects and broader organizational objectives.
WHAT OUR TEAM IS LOOKING FOR
FJC’s work is guided by six values: agility, community-mindedness, excellence, imagination, joy, and social responsibility.
- You possess a high level of interpersonal savvy and are committed to building strategic, successful relationships with partners and stakeholders.
- You are self-motivated with excellent organizational, people, project, and time management skills. You can prioritize a diverse and demanding workload; set attainable expectations; delegate appropriately; and hold yourself and collaborators accountable to deadlines, milestones, and a high level of excellence.
- You are creative, solution-oriented, and good at knowing which questions to ask of partners, collaborators, and direct reports, where applicable.
- You have clear written and oral communication skills.
- You have excellent presentation and facilitation skills.
- You have a positive attitude and approach your work with curiosity, humor, and a growth mindset.
- You enjoy working in a collaborative team environment, have excellent interpersonal skills, and actively engage colleagues in your work and support their efforts.
- You take a customer-focused approach to working with any and all stakeholders.
- You are self-aware and understand that everyone has strengths and limitations. You speak up when you need additional support and react with empathy when others do the same.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM FJC
- A dynamic, accountable, agile, and passionate group of colleagues who love camp.
- Flexibility, respect, and a dynamic innovative workplace and collaborative environment.
- You get to learn and contribute to what makes young people compassionate and kind!
- Connection to a large network of Jewish camps and partner organizations.
- Participation in conferences and staff retreats.
- Appreciation and recognition for your contributions and accomplishments.
- A commitment to professional growth and access to mentorship opportunities.
The SDFT must be a seasoned leader with a minimum of 10 years of financial and technology management experience, including significant experience at a managerial level. A CPA/CMA and/or MBA is strongly preferred, or commensurate experience that demonstrates exemplary strategic and financial acumen. The SDFT will have the following experience and attributes:
- Experience leading finance teams in building/re-engineering financial systems that enable efficient budgeting, financial controls, and quality, timely reporting.
- Strong analytical and financial modeling skills as well as keen knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) for nonprofits and philanthropic financial management.
- Demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities, proposing new ways of creating efficiencies, and guiding investment in people and systems.
- Strong knowledge of nonprofit governance; experience interfacing with governing boards and a deep understanding of mission-driven organizations.
- Experience in overseeing technology functions and interacting with vendors, technology providers and cybersecurity best practices.
- Proven track record of strong leadership and collaborative management skills with demonstrated initiative to take on new projects and to strive for continual improvement.
- Demonstrated commitment to upholding professional and organizational integrity, ethics, and values.
- Creative, conceptual, and strategic thinker.
- Flexible and a self-starter; able to multitask while also being highly detail-oriented; experience with change management.
How to Apply
Foundation for Jewish Camp
The Senior Director of Finance and Technology (SDFT)