Director, Finance and Operations

Lake Bluff, IL


Position: Director, Finance and Operations

Hours of Employment: 7:30 AM-4:00 PM

Work Location: In-person with flexibility

Salary Range: $90,000-$110,000, based on experience
Immediate Supervisor: Executive Director

Employment Type: Full-time | Exempt

Position Overview: Responsible for the financial and administrative operations of the organization including budget management, financial reporting, monitoring cash flow, developing and maintaining best practices and internal controls for company finances and operations, overseeing the annual audit and tax return, and overseeing the IT function.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform day to day general ledger functions, including banking, investments and investment strategies, and preparation of monthly financial reports.
  • Manage the revenue function: process and track income/grants track restricted donations and release funds when restrictions have been met. 
  • Process accounts payable.
  • Post credit card transactions to QuickBooks, manage receipt collection and documentation from staff cardholders.
  • Conduct monthly reconciliations of bank accounts and credit card.
  • Manage contract commitments and expenditures to ensure consistency with budgeting.
  • Process payroll and employee benefits.
  • Provide support to the Executive Director for overall operations.
  • Provide support to the organization’s Board, including support to the Finance Committee and Board Treasurer.
  • Oversee management and maintenance of office space, equipment, computer technology, inventory and supplies. 
  • Maintain vendor relations with landlord, insurance providers, phone, internet, as well as cloud-based tools and office equipment suppliers. Identify areas of potential savings and shop new vendors as needed.

Expectations of all Employees:

  • Contribute to a positive and motivating work environment that encourages mutual respect, innovation and accountability at all levels 
  • Maintain company standards of professionalism 
  • Work in collaboration with colleagues and company stakeholders 
  • Support, manage and/or lead school and community transformation projects, as needed 
  • Develop and nurture appropriate relationships with students, district employees, parents and other in-school partners through regular formal and informal communication

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Four-year degree in Finance, Accounting or related field. Relevant advanced credentials, including an MBA, CPA or commensurate experience are preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, keep organized in a fast-paced environment, manage simultaneous tasks, and adjust strategy to changing demands. Strong working knowledge of QuickBooks.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite with strong Excel skills.
  • Minimum of seven (7) years relevant experience
  • Strong understanding of accounting and office operations and procedures, including human resources, payroll, bookkeeping, contract management, and compliance with federal, state, and local regulations and laws related to nonprofit corporations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with financial management, budgeting, and administrative systems, annual audits, Form 990 processes, and other nonprofit financial processes and requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with a diverse Board of Directors.
  • Excellent communication skills, both internal to the organization and with external partners, in writing and verbally.
  • Proven ability to build and nurture a diverse, respectful, and positive working environment.

Employee Benefits:

  • Health benefits with multiple plan options (BCBSIL HMO and PPO)
  • Vision and dental benefits
  • Paid holidays
  • Generous paid time off 
  • Company paid life insurance 
  • 401K with company matching
  • Ongoing training and professional development

Statement as an Equal Opportunity Employer:

North Chicago Community Partners provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type. The policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, compensation and training.

About North Chicago Community Partners

North Chicago Community Partners was founded in 2008 to help address the negative effects of inequitable school funding in North Chicago and raise awareness of the need for educational opportunities for all children. For more than fifteen years, NCCP has leveraged the resources of corporate partners and volunteers to provide a menu of programs and services that complement classroom instruction, enhance student learning, and support whole child and family development. 

NCCP’s unique community school model operates in all of the public schools in North Chicago Community Unit School District 187. NCCP is supported by 2,500 volunteers, 50 community partners, and a diverse and dedicated team of over 45 employees. All of NCCP’s employees, partners, and volunteers have made a conscious decision to work alongside principals and teachers and to fight for equitable educational opportunities.  

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