Global Integrity’s vision is of a world in which people and organizations in countries and communities around the globe work together to solve social problems by addressing their governance-related dimensions. We do this by supporting the locally-led innovation, learning and adaptation that is needed to address the root causes of governance-related challenges that are complex, systemic and fundamentally about power.
This entails two strands of work. First, providing data, learning and strategy support to civil society and government partners around the world on issues including corruption, the governance and use of public resources, and the international initiatives that are targeted at improving governance and tackling corruption. Second, using the evidence and insights from this work, and from similar work conducted by other organizations, in our advocacy and engagement with global actors in Washington DC and beyond.
We are seeking an experienced Director of Finance and Operations to join our dynamic team. The successful candidate will work closely with the Executive Director and other senior leadership to support the effective implementation of our strategy and programs. This role presents an exciting opportunity for an individual to help to shape a development agenda that addresses the root causes of social problems, in ways that are tailored to countries’ and communities’ needs. The role will be based at the Open Gov Hub in Washington, DC and report to the Executive Director.
The ideal candidate will be a strong collaborator, with extensive experience in managing operations and finance at a senior level, including in the US not for profit sector. She or he will have well-honed grant management skills and an advanced degree in a relevant field, such as an MBA or MPA, and the right to work in the United States. We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.
Key roles and responsibilities
- Overall responsibility for financial management, policies, and systems; including accompanying training and support for staff adoption and compliance (approximately 60%):
- Lead our annual budgeting process, ensuring seamless integration with our planning for program delivery
- Lead on budgeting and financial forecasting, including cash flow and unrestricted net asset projections under various scenarios
- Oversee the preparation of regular financial reports for both the board and program leaders
- Manage all bookkeeping and monthly close processes (currently outsourced)
- Coordinate all audit activities
- Grant and contract management, including compliance, reporting, and financial management, with a primary focus on grants and contracts received, but also administered subgrants and contracts
- Responsibility for improving our business development processes and tracking, supporting program leads to secure new funded projects
- Overall responsibility for operations management, policies, and systems; including accompanying training and support for staff adoption and compliance (approximately 30%):
- Overall responsibility to ensure that management of programs and projects meet all contractual obligations on time, in scope, and on budget
- Overall responsibility for human resource management, including recruitment, organizational culture, diversity, professional development, payroll and benefits, and staff retention
- Responsibility for improving project management, information management, information technology, and related systems; including accompanying training and support for staff adoption
- Overall responsibility for legal compliance, risk management, and insurance
- Financial oversight of the Open Gov Hub, a $1.2M+ self-sustaining social enterprise with 250+ individual and 40+ organizational members, as well as a small but growing network of affiliate Hubs around the world. (approximately 10%)
This role presents an exciting opportunity for an individual to help to shape a development agenda that addresses the root causes of social problems, in ways that are tailored to countries’ and communities’ needs.
Experience and skills
The ideal candidate will be a strong collaborator, with extensive experience in managing finance and operations at a senior level, including in the US not for profit sector. The following factors will strengthen an applicant’s candidacy:
- Strongly analytical, with the ability to translate strategy into processes
- Experienced leader, with expertise in organizational change processes
- Highly collaborative, with excellent communication and soft skills
- Thrives as a self-starter in a complex operating environment, taking ownership of multiple work streams concurrently
- Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and commitment to Global Integrity’s mission
- At least 7 years of financial management and operations experience, with substantial experience at senior levels
- Experience acquired through roles with internationally-focused organizations, with experience in the non-profit / civil society / think tank sector preferred
- Deep nonprofit finance knowledge, including US nonprofit accounting expertise
- Excellent Excel skills, and proven expertise in financial modeling and budgeting
- Proven ability to negotiate and manage government funding, including to negotiate and sustain a NICRA, as well as to prepare for and lead through a uniform guidance single audit, etc
- Proven expertise in grant management and administration, with DFID and/or USAID grant management expertise strongly preferred
- Proficiency in accounting software deployment and use; experience with relevant Enterprise Resource Planning systems may be helpful
- Technologically savvy, with an ability to point to examples of having developed and implemented new processes and systems that increased efficiency in a fast-moving environment
- Fluency in English is required, proficiencies in other languages are an asset
- Relevant Bachelor’s degree required; relevant advanced degree, such as MBA, MPA, or similar, preferred
- CPA and/or other relevant accounting and financial management qualifications preferred; equivalent experience and acquired expertise may suffice
- Right to work in the United States.
Other relevant information
Global Integrity offers competitive compensation based on experience, skills and fit for the role. In addition, Global Integrity provides all full time employees with a comprehensive and generous benefits package. This includes high-quality health, dental and vision policies, as well as a modest life insurance policy, to all full-time employees and currently pays 100% of the premiums associated with those benefits. Generous holiday and sick time are also provided. The organization also contributes to employees’ retirement accounts and provides for a transit benefit.
Position is open until filled. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Applications from candidates who would strengthen our diversity are particularly encouraged.