The Chief of Finance and Operations is accountable for the overall success of Moving Traditions’ business, including finance, operations, human resources, and IT. The CFO anticipates and develops strategic opportunities to improve work systems, procedures, and policies. The CFO supervises finance and operations staff and coordinates with consultants, is a member of the Leadership Team, reports to the CEO, and works closely with the Treasurer and Board Finance Committee, in partnership with the CEO. The CFO ensures the organization’s long-term sustainability by advancing a healthy organizational culture, and by helping the CEO and Leadership Team to build infrastructure and manage growth.
Moving Traditions emboldens Jewish youth to thrive through the pursuit of personal wellbeing (shleimut), caring relationships (hesed), and a Jewish and feminist vision of equity and justice (tzedek). Combining positive psychology with Jewish values, we partner with Jewish institutions across North America to engage Jewish teens, families, and communities. Since its founding in January 2005, Moving Traditions has championed impact-focused youth-serving programs at the intersection of gender, wellbeing, and Judaism. Our suite of programs includes Moving Traditions B-Mitzvah Family Education Program for preteens and parents; Teen Groups for teens as they self-identify, with Rosh Hodesh for girls, Shevet for boys, Tzelem for LGBTQ+ teens; the Kulam curriculum for Hebrew High School settings; the Kol Koleinu Teen Feminist Fellowship; and Kumi: An Anti-Oppression Teen Leadership Experience. Finally, through CultureShift, Moving Traditions trains professionals who work with Jewish teens at camp and elsewhere about how to create healthy culture around gender, boundaries, and consent, and more.
Work closely with the CEO and Leadership Team to develop the annual budget, and with the CEO shepherd the budget through the Finance Committee and Board votes.
Provide oversight for and with the CEO, ensure the organization’s financial wellbeing: lead cash forecasting and management, manage all budgets, forecasts and internal financial plans and processes, including annual organizational budget and all grant related budgets.
Oversee the timely and accurate development of budgets, financial reports, and models that will assist the CEO, Board, and other senior managers in making informed program strategy, resource allocation, and investment decisions. This includes supporting the program team and the Business Strategy Committee with business model decisions such as fee structures.
Support accounting, general ledger, and operations functions, ensuring that systems are in place to guarantee timeliness and accuracy.
Working closely with the Controller, ensure the timely and accurate generation of financial and management reports on a consistent monthly, quarterly, and annual basis, and as needed.
Oversee the reconciliation of records among the finance, development, and program departments.
Lead cash forecasting process.
Oversee finance and operations consultants and related outside service providers, including the annual audit.
Participate in the strategic planning process, when relevant.
Staff the Board Finance Committee.
Supervise staff in assisting the CEO with Board meetings, communications, and processes.
Attend all Board meetings and draft the minutes.
Operations and HR
Oversee operations and HR at a strategic level, including supporting operations and HR staff around:
HR strategy development, implementation, and evaluation
Hiring and onboarding staff
Compliance with legal requirements
Insurance and other contracts
Management of IT
Ensure the enforcement of HR policies with regard to employee benefits, employment policies, and compensation; recommend modifications and additions that reflect Moving Traditions’ organizational culture and values.
Oversee the management of payroll.
Leadership and Staff Management
Directly supervise Counsel/Director of Operations, the Controller, the Director of Organizational Development and Culture, and coordinate with our external HR partner. Indirectly supervise the Bookkeeper and Operations Assistant.
Create and support a high performing culture in the finance and operations departments aligned with Moving Traditions core values, including teamwork, excellence, wholeness, continuous learning, and respect. Develop a team-based environment to motivate and inspire staff to work collaboratively toward vision and goal, by clearly communicating organizational vision, implementing yearly staff development plans and mentoring. Coordinate with the Vaad to identify and create leadership and professional development opportunities for finance and operations staff.
Establish annual departmental and staff goals and objectives and track results against these goals as well as accountability protocols.
Deploy resources efficiently and effectively toward organizational goals, working with the finance and operations teams to balance workload and effort, and provide regular feedback so that key staff can continuously improve their supervision and mentoring skills.
Other duties as assigned.
At least 10 years experience in knowledge of finance, financial modeling and budgeting, administration, and strategic planning.
Minimum of seven years at the management level in a for-profit or nonprofit organization.
Experience with a budget over $1million.
Experience with organizational operations, policies, and human resources.
Superior attention to detail and problem-solving skills.
High-energy, independent worker with the ability to balance a wide range of duties.
Proven experience with leading a high-performing F & O team.
Excellent Excel and financial database management (Peachtree a plus).
Bachelor’s degree in Business or Finance or equivalent, MBA or equivalent preferred.
Resonance with Moving Traditions’ mission
Compensation at Moving Traditions is determined based on the salary band for the role and adjusted based on cost of living where the final candidate resides. The salary range for this role is between $130,000 – $140,000. Moving Traditions provides a generous benefits package, including paid time off for vacation and sick leave, many Jewish holidays and major national holidays. We offer 100% employer-paid medical, dental, and vision benefits, and STD/Life insurance and FSA participation. Additionally, after a year of employment, employees are eligible for paid parental leave and a 401K employer contribution.
The process for the hired applicant will include the following steps:
Submission of a Resume as well as a Cover Letter.
Applicants moved forward will have a phone screening with a member of Human Resources team.
Applicants that move forward from the screening interview will have a first-round interview with the Hiring Manager.
Applicants that move forward from the first-round interview will have second-round interviews with members of the Finance & Operations and Senior Leadership Teams.
The final round interview will be with the Hiring Manager and board members.
Three professional references will be requested at the end of the interview process.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT
Moving Traditions is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, height, weight, marital status, genetic information, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law in employment or the provision of services. Moving Traditions deeply values the diversity of insight, perspective, and experience brought by people from all backgrounds. We encourage all—especially those whose identities are traditionally underrepresented in Jewish nonprofit organizations—to apply.
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