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Director of Finance and Administration

Engaging Schools


Engaging Schools seeks an experienced non-profit management professional to lead and direct finance, human resources, operations, and information technology systems.

Engaging Schools, a national non-profit organization, collaborates with educators to create school communities where each and every student develops the skills and mindsets needed to succeed and make positive contributions in school, work, and life.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and manage organization budgets.
  • Maintain the general ledger, manage cash flow, and make bank and other reconciliations.
  • Create and present financial reports to Engaging Schools staff and Board of Directors.
  • Analyze financial information to assess current and long-range financial health of the organization.
  • Oversee payroll, accounts receivable, and accounts payable.
  • Direct and supervise all aspects of human resources including staff recruiting and hiring, personnel training, evaluation/reviews, implementation of pay scale, benefits management, and professional development.
  • Address legal and administrative requirements by reviewing contracts and complying with government agency requests.
  • Oversee office operations and information technology systems.


  • Degree in finance/accounting, non-profit management, or equivalent experience
  • Eight to ten years of related financial management, plus human resources experience including previous supervisory experience
  • Extensive experience with accounting software and strong Excel skills
  • Excellent analytical and financial skills; strong project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects and solve unstructured problems
  • Knowledge and experience managing information systems
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and strong human relations skills
  • Detail-oriented, reliable, and accurate; excellent organizational skills
  • A commitment to the mission of Engaging Schools

Compensation: Competitive salary and generous benefits package

Deadline for Applications: October 7, 2016

Apply to:

Engaging Schools recognizes and appreciates the benefits of diversity in the workplace. People who share this belief or reflect a diverse background are encouraged to apply.

Location: Cambridge, MA