Application deadline: May 28, 2019

Organization Overview

The vision of Interfaith Action is that people of faith will relieve the effects of poverty and address its root causes through the transformative work of thousands of volunteers. Interfaith Action currently serves 4,000 people annually with a budget of $2 million. For more information, please visit

Position Description

Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), the Director of Finance and Administration will define the process and implement the infrastructure/systems needed to support substantial growth over the next five to 10 years. The Director will continue to build and manage effective and streamlined administrative/financial systems, including financial, accounting, legal, human resources (HR), and physical infrastructure. The ability to additionally lead information technology (IT) is a plus.

As a member of the senior management team, the Director will be involved in strategic planning, evaluation, and professional development initiatives, as well as planning for Interfaith Action’s growth.

Responsibilities: Financial Management

  • Reporting: Develop and monitor accounting functions and processes ensuring that all transactions are reported on a timely basis in conformity with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Review and approve preparation and finalization of monthly and annual financial reporting materials and metrics for Interfaith Action’s board of directors and its staff. Develops management information reports that meet needs. Reviews and analyzes financial statements and meets regularly with Executive Director.
  • Budgeting and Forecasting: Oversee budgeting, financial forecasting, and cash flow for administration, existing programs, and proposed new programs. Working with ED and Department Managers to develop annual/quarterly operating and capital budgets within overall long-range plans. Monitors actual results against budgets, and reports regularly to all managers with results and opportunities.
  • Cash and Asset Management: Develops and monitors cash flow and asset management (receivables, inventory, etc.) objectives.
  • Supervision: Provide supervision to two staff members who support accounting/finance/facilities/administrative functions.  With growth of organization, number of staff supervised by this position could grow.
  • Audit: Coordinate all annual financial audit activities.
  • Standards and Best Practices: Ensures operations and facilities exceed organizational standards and industry best practices are implemented and maintained. Work with department heads in evaluating new initiatives and support their implementation in accomplishing continuous improvement objectives.
  • Bottom Line Enhancement: Negotiates payment terms on major expenditures.

Responsibilities: Administrative Leadership and Management

  • Develop and Improve Systems: Serve as a business partner to the ED on the organization’s financial, budgeting, and administrative processes—including HR, payroll, and benefits functions—with an eye to continuously developing and improving systems.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Ensures compliance with applicable regulatory and governmental requirements.
  • Human Resources: Oversees human resource related practices including hiring procedures, employment policies, performance reviews, employee benefit programs, position descriptions, and motivation and training programs. Provide outlet for employee grievances and concerns if appropriate.
  • Legal: Act as principal contact on legal matters, such as equipment or facilities contracts, and employment and human resources matters.
  • Risk Management/Insurance: Develops, implements, and updates annually a risk management plan assessing, controlling, and/or insuring against identified risks. Acts as principal contact (or supervises principal contact) for all forms of insurance, such as general liability, automobile, property, and workers compensation limits and renewals.
  • Office Equipment: Manage (or supervise the management of) the acquisition and maintenance of all equipment, such as computers, furniture, technology and other office equipment
  • Facilities: Manages (or supervises the management of) facilities including operations, maintenance and allocation of office and storage space.
  • Operational Planning: Acts as coordinator and/or facilitator for operational planning functions.
  • Information Technology: (preferred but not required) Lead Interfaith Action’s information technology work, and design and successfully implement a plan to meet IT needs (hardware and software) as the organization grows.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Five to eight years of professional experience, including managing the finance and administration of a non-profit organization with complex, diverse funding sources and budget of at least $1 million.
  • Experience creating and driving the analytic framework for planning and managing organizational change in a highly entrepreneurial organization.
  • Formal education in Accounting, Business, Management, or Finance (BA, MA, CPA, or MBA preferred but not required).
  • Demonstrated experience in financial management and accounting, ideally in the nonprofit sector. Experience should include legal, audit, compliance, budget, and resource development.
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities, proposing new ways of creating efficiencies, and guiding investment in people and systems.
  • Proven effectiveness leading professionals in finance and accounting.
  • Excellent people skills, with experience collaborating in a multi-disciplinary, diverse, and dynamic team.
  • Flexible and a self-starter. Able to multi-task while also being highly detail-oriented.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to Interfaith Action’s mission.
  • Understanding of technology (preferred) with an ability to point to examples of having worked with IT staff to develop and implement new processes and systems that increased efficiency in a fast-moving environment.

To Apply

A cover letter and resume can be sent to or mailed to Randi Ilyse Roth at Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul, 1671 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55105. Review of applications will begin on May 20, 2019, and continue until position is filled.

Application Deadline: May 28, 2019; submissions in advance of May 28 are encouraged.

Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer.

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