The Night Ministry of Chicago, IL is looking to hire a full-time Senior Director of Operations. Do you want to use your skills in finance, accounting, business development, and leadership to help a respected nonprofit accomplish its mission of serving people in your community who are struggling with poverty and homelessness? Do you want to be part of the senior management of an organization that truly values its employees? If so, please read on!
This Senior Director of Operations position earns a competitive salary of $90,000 - $105,000/yr commensurate with qualifications and experience. We also offer a robust full-time benefits package including Blue Cross / Blue Shield health insurance of which we pay 80% of the premiums, a 401(k) after one year with a 3% match, 9 paid holidays, accrued vacation time at 1.5 days per pay period, a holiday bonus, and professional on-the-job training. If this sounds like the right management opportunity at a nonprofit for you, apply today!
ABOUT THE NIGHT MINISTRY
With open hearts and minds, we provide housing, healthcare, spiritual care, social services, and human connection to members of the Chicago community who are struggling with poverty and homelessness. We accept people as they are and work to address their immediate physical, emotional, and social needs while affirming their sense of humanity. We were founded when a coalition of diverse North Side congregations hired Rev. Tom Behrens to reach out to people where they gathered at night due to isolation, despair, and homelessness. From those humble beginnings over 40 years ago when Tom's first office was the trunk of his car, we have grown to a financially sound nonprofit that provides numerous award-winning services to the most vulnerable in our community.
Although not all employees are involved in direct services, everyone is dedicated to the mission of The Night Ministry, believes in its core values, and knows that their work is highly valued. We strive to be the best employer possible, providing our employees with a mission-driven work atmosphere that is both focused and fun as well as a benefits package that we feel is one of the best in the industry.
A DAY IN THE LIFE AS OUR SENIOR DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
As our Senior Director of Operations, you provide leadership for the operational aspects of our Finance, IT, and Facilities departments. While driving performance toward strategic growth and quality service outcomes, you lead all financial processes in line with nonprofit guidelines and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). You also ensure that communication and information technology services and equipment are maintained and sufficient to meet demands, overseeing the development and implementation of a long-term plan to ensure the efficiency, security, and judicious replacement of technology. As part of overseeing the maintenance and management of our facilities, equipment, and fleet of vehicles, you lead the development of a preventative maintenance plan for each facility.
With attention to detail, you manage our accounting systems, accounting procedures, annual budgeting, and audit processes including accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll. You further engage your attention to accuracy by ensuring that the general ledger is always a true representation of our nonprofit organization's finances. As a liaison to the Board Endowment Committee and the Board Finance Committee, you work closely with our Board Treasurer to review and present monthly financial statements, including the annual budget and cash flow analysis. You also work closely with the Senior Vice President to review and renew insurance policies. Under your implementation of appropriate procedures as well as continual monitoring, our assets including cash our properly safeguarded.
While it's true that much of your time is spent indulging your love of numbers and finance, your excellent interpersonal skills are also essential as you regularly interact with other managers, board committees, funders, vendors, coworkers from other departments, and your staff. Your leadership skills come into play as you direct and oversee the work of the Finance Department, Facilities Director, and the IT department and contractors. You also provide guidance to team members across the organization to ensure sound financial practices. Never satisfied with the status quo, you are always looking for ways to improve our financial performance, collaborating with the Senior Vice President and the rest of the management team to create long-term strategies to fulfill our mission and business development goals.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR OUR SENIOR DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Master's degree in finance, business administration, accounting, or a related field
A thorough understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) as they apply to nonprofit organizations
7+ years of experience in finance and operations with verifiable experience in non-profit positions
5+ years of verifiable experience working with government funding agencies (developing budgets, preparing vouchers, maintaining productive working relationships)
3+ years of supervisory experience
A work history that demonstrates growth and the eventual successful assumption of management responsibility
Certification as a certified public accountant (CPA) and significant experience in nonprofit finance, accounting, and operations are preferred but multiple factors will be taken into consideration. Are you able to communicate effectively with a wide variety of people in different roles and from diverse backgrounds? Can you prioritize and delegate effectively? Are you strategic and able to think long-term? Do you exercise good judgment and discretion especially with confidentiality? Are you patient, respectful, tactful, and calm under pressure? If so, then you might just be perfect for this Senior Director of Operations position!
SENIOR MANAGEMENT WORK SCHEDULE
This strategic senior management position primarily works a 40-hour workweek with additional hours as needed.
READY TO JOIN OUR SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM?
If you feel that you would be right for this strategic Senior Director of Operations position, please complete our initial 3-minute mobile-friendly application. We look forward to meeting you!
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