Open for Applications
Applications close May 31, 2021
As Finance Director for Catalyst:Ed, you will be responsible for improving, maintaining, and executing strong financial processes and supporting the leadership and Board in ensuring the financial health and sustainability of the organization.
Who We Are
Catalyst:Ed is an innovative and rapidly growing national nonprofit that is unlocking the collective expertise in the sector to help education leaders innovate, excel, and scale.
- Activate: We identify and activate expert technical assistance providers, building and nurturing diverse networks of expert talent that education leaders can tap into.
- Connect: We leverage networks, know-how and technology to connect education leaders with the right expert support.
- Catalyze: We design, develop, and manage Expert Hubs in high-need, high-impact areas (see our DEI Expert Hub)
- Inform: We capture, synthesize, and disseminate critical information to deepen sector knowledge, while fostering greater accountability and a focus on results.
Our team is purpose-driven, innovative and inclusive, with a non-hierarchical and supportive culture where all team members have the opportunity to grow and contribute. Founded and led by a woman of color, Catalyst:Ed is committed to being a space where diversity is valued and all team members are able to bring their full, authentic selves to work.
What You’ll Be Working On
In this role, you will manage the organization’s finance function by:
- Setting up robust and flexible financial systems to track funding inflows and outflows
- Developing and monitoring operating and project budgets, in partnership with CEO and Partners, and managing cash flow
- Improving, maintaining, and executing strong financial processes, including:
- Catalyst:Ed invoicing
- Consultant and vendor invoicing, payment and tracking
- Receivables and payables management
- Annual, quarterly, and monthly monitoring and reporting
- Developing expense guidelines, and processing and monitoring expenses
- Monthly financial data review to ensure accuracy of reporting
- Contributing to grant management by administering grant processes (e.g. agreement execution/acknowledgment, reporting, disbursements)
- Reviewing grant agreements, contracts, and proposals to determine reporting requirements and classification
- Setting up systems for grant monitoring and reporting
- Creating financial reports for grants
- Developing financial reports for Board meetings
- Leading annual audit and tax preparation process in partnership with auditor and bookkeeper
- Liaising, problem-solving, and managing relationships with key outsourced finance partners, including bookkeepers, auditors, and consultants
- Reviewing, negotiating, and monitoring vendor contracts
- Managing payroll and benefits procedures and processes
Who We’re Looking For
We urge you to apply if this mostly describes you:
- 7+ years of relevant experience and demonstrated impact in a finance role in a related field (nonprofit, consulting, philanthropy, etc.)
- Knowledge of financial rules and regulations for US-based non-profits
- Ability to design robust financial processes and systems and manage them on an ongoing basis
- Track record of taking initiative and working entrepreneurially, meticulous attention to detail, and effective communication and organizational skills
- Comfort with technology
Good to Know
- Location: Catalyst:Ed works nationally, with an office in New Orleans. The Director, Finance can work from a location of their choosing.
- Compensation: This is a full-time, salaried position with full health benefits (medical, dental, and vision) and a generous 403(b) plan with up to 5% match. Salary range: $88,000-$110,000
- Start date: Ideally June 15, 2021 (some flexibility for the right candidates)
How to apply
Please follow this link to complete an application. The application deadline is May 31, 2021.
Catalyst:Ed has a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply, particularly folks who identify as people of color, first generation, low income or LGBTQ.