Director of Finance & Administration

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Job location
680 Rhode Island Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Neighborhood Legal Services Program
Street address: 
680 Rhode Island Avenue, NE
District of Columbia
Job type: 
Position Description: 

Neighborhood Legal Services Program (NLSP) seeks an experienced non-profit financial manager to serve as its Director of Finance & Administration. The specific requirements for the position are set forth in the accompanying Job Description. The successful candidate will have hands-on experience with the day-to-day financial operations of a non-profit organization with multiple funding sources, and will bring budget planning and oversight skills to assist the Executive Director with on-going financial planning, the development of funding proposals, tracking grant performance and grant reporting. The Director of Finance & Administration will be committed to NLSP’s mission to serve low-income residents and communities of Washington, DC.

NLSP is a private, non-profit law firm that provides vigorous, high quality civil legal services to low-income residents of the District of Columbia. NLSP has a long tradition of fighting for justice for the poor, combining direct representation to protect essential rights and opportunities for low-income individuals and families with efforts to achieve broad-based change. Its three offices are located in the poorest sections of the District, to maximize its visibility, accessibility and connections to the communities it serves. The program has an operating budget of approximately $2.1 million.
General Description:

Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Director of Finance and Administration is responsible for managing the financial activity of this non-profit law firm, assisting the Executive Director with grant planning, management and compliance, and overseeing the operational needs of the program.

Specific Responsibilities of the Director of Finance and Administration:

• Administers NLSP’s finances, including preparation of payroll, accounts payable, invoicing and reimbursements.
• Prepares the NLSP annual budget with the Executive Director. Oversee program adherence to the budget, including preparation of monthly budget-comparison financial reports, and periodic cash flow and other analyses.
• Prepares annual audited financial statements; oversees annual independent audit.
• Assists the Executive Director in developing grant proposals, tracking progress on existing grants and preparing grant reports.
• Maintains client trust accounts for the program.
• Reconciles bank statements and prepare monthly financial reports.
• Prepares financial and other cost reports for funding sources.
• Oversees compliance with funding source requirements, including those of the Legal Services Corporation.
• With the Executive Director, supervises an Administrative Assistant.
• Performs such other duties as deemed necessary by the Executive Director.


Minimum Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree from accredited university
• 3 to 5 years of non-profit accounting experience
• Experience with government grants highly desirable
• Excellent organizational and analytical skills
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
• Dependability, adaptability and initiative
• Proficient at computer word processing, data entry, use of spreadsheet software

To apply: 

Interested persons should send a letter of interest, resume and contact information for three professional references via e-mail to: [email protected].
The position remains open until it has been filled. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Neighborhood Legal Services Program
680 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20002
202-832-NLSP (6577)

NLSP IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER It is the policy of the Neighborhood Legal Services Program that no employee or applicant for employment or services will be discriminated against because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, family responsibilities or family status, veteran’s status, or any other basis prohibited by law, including the DC Human Rights Act and Language Access Act.
Salary range: 
Commensurate with experience
Submission deadline: 
Friday, July 15, 2016