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As Finance Manager 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. This position is envisioned as a part-time role (20 hours a week) and will report to Catalyst:Ed’s CEO.

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 Accomplish in This Role:

In this role, you will manage the organization’s finance function by:

    • Improving, maintaining, and executing strong financial processes, including:
        • Developing of and monitoring operating and project budgets, in partnership with CEO and Partners
        • Catalyst:Ed invoicing
        • Consultant and vendor invoicing, payment and tracking
        • Receivables and payables management
        • Annual, quarterly, and monthly monitoring and reporting
        • Managing third-party bookkeeper and reviewing financial data monthly to ensure accuracy of reporting
        • Developing expense guidelines, and processing and monitoring expenses
        • Monitoring and managing cash flow
    • Contributing to grant management by administering grant processes (e.g. agreement execution/acknowledgement, reporting, disbursements)
        • Reviewing grant agreements, contracts, and proposals to determine reporting requirements and classification
        • Providing support for grant monitoring and reporting
    • Reviewing, negotiating, and monitoring vendor contracts
    • Leading annual audit process
    • Developing financial reports for Board meetings
    • Liaising, problem-solving, and managing relationships with key outsourced finance partners, including bookkeepers, auditors, and consultants

Who We’re Looking For:

We urge you to apply if this mostly describes you:

    • 5+ years of relevant experience and demonstrated impact in a finance role in a related field (nonprofit, consulting, philanthropy, etc.)
    • Meticulous attention to detail
    • Effective communication and organizational skills
    • Ability to collaborate and coordinate effectively with multiple stakeholders
    • Track record of taking initiative and working entrepreneurially
    • Comfort with technology

Good to Know

    • Location: Catalyst:Ed works nationally, with an office in New Orleans. The Finance Manager can work from a location of their choosing.
    • Compensation: This is a part-time (~20 hours a week) position with benefits. Compensation is commensurate with experience.
    • Start date: Ideally December 2020 (some flexibility for the right candidates)

How to apply
Please complete the form below. We will review applications on a rolling basis shortly after they are received.

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.