Vice President, Finance and Operations- Nontraditional Employment for Women
Company: Axis Talent Partners
Location: New York
Posted on: August 7, 2022
About Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW)
Founded in 1978, Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW)
prepares, trains, and places women in careers in the skilled
construction, utility, and maintenance trades, helping women
achieve economic independence and a secure future for themselves
and their families. At the same time, NEW provides a pipeline of
qualified workers to the industries that build, move, power, green,
and maintain New York. To do this, NEW provides hands-on skills
training, job readiness classes, and social services to its
students and graduates. NEW also offers a range of services to
unions and employers, including recruiting and screening qualified
candidates and providing technical assistance to apprenticeship
programs on the recruitment and retention of women in construction
and related industries.
NEW helps women achieve economic independence, with a focus on
women in underserved communities as well as individuals with
underrepresented backgrounds including low-income girls, women,
transgender, and non-binary individuals entering the building and
construction trades in the New York City metropolitan area. In the
last ten years alone, NEW has placed women in over 3,500 industry
careers. NEW graduates are working as carpenters, electricians,
ironworkers, laborers, plumbers, and operating engineers.
NEW's headquarters are located in the Chelsea neighborhood of
Manhattan, in a historically-landmarked building leased by NEW from
the City of New York that is fitted with a training shop and
classrooms. The staff has approximately 20 people, several of whom
have been with NEW for more than ten years. The organization has an
operating budget of about $4 million and is supported by an active
Board of Directors.
About the Opportunity
Building on its 44 years of experience, NEW is looking to the
future for stronger internal systems and functions that can support
the organization's growth and continued impact. The Vice President,
Finance and Operations (VPFO) will have the opportunity to serve as
a key senior leader in an anchor institution within the workforce
development space. With oversight of all financial and
administrative activities, human resources management, information
technology and office services, the VPFO will have broad reach
throughout the organization.
To meet the needs of this role, NEW is seeking someone who can
bring a track record of experience developing and implementing
financial systems and leading operations in small to mid-sized
nonprofit organizations and who is prepared to identify and solve
problems as they arise. Leading candidates will be skilled at
communicating complex information across a range of audiences and
will be excited to serve as a partner to staff and Board.
The VPFO will report directly to the President and will directly
manage the Finance Manager. Relationships with external partners,
including consultants to support HR and IT, will add to the
capacity of the Finance and Operations team.
Areas of Leadership
The VPFO will be responsible for overseeing all financial, human
resources, technology, operations, and facilities matters. The VPFO
will work with the President, the Board committees, and staff,
bringing a supportive and direct manner that moves the organization
forward in thinking and planning.
Commitment to NEW's Mission
Contribute to an entrepreneurial, mission-driven environment with a
desire to support developing leaders and learners. Serve with
commitment to an inclusive and supportive work environment, with
particular attention to the experience of Black and Brown
individuals, people from low-income backgrounds, heads of
households, and transgender and nonbinary people.
Key Qualifications: Demonstrated experience working within a
diverse environment and contributing to a culture of development
and growth. Interest in the work of NEW and workforce
Financial Management, Budgeting, and Reporting
Apply a data-driven lens to develop and lead NEW's fiscal strategy,
including management and allocation of resources to support a
sustainable and scalable business model. Oversee development of
short- and long-term financial strategy in collaboration with staff
across departments and at all levels, including the design of
budgets, analyses, forecasts, and presentations to inform and drive
decisions by NEW's staff and Board leadership. Manage the fiscal
team and oversee management of financial transactions. Establish
and enhance systems for analysis, tracking, reporting and
forecasting of financial metrics. Ensure legal and regulatory
compliance as well as internal controls and financial
Key Qualifications: Experience leading finance strategy and
financial operations for a small to mid-sized nonprofit, including
finance, accounting, budget, control, audit, and reporting
functions along with ability to translate a strategic plan into a
financial model. Capacity to develop and implement sustainable
systems, ideally with experience shifting an organization to
Salesforce as a data management system.
Operations, Facilities, Information Technology, and Human
Bridge departmental operations to optimize processes and systems
for greater efficiency. Manage relationships with external vendors,
including payroll vendor, audit consultant, IT, and human resources
consultant. Oversee risk management and legal activities including
letters of agreement, contracts, leases, other legal documents and
agreements, and Covid (and other emergency) response processes.
Manage information technology to ensure effective infrastructure
and delivery of services. Manage facilities: one building in
Manhattan and one space in Brooklyn.
Key Qualifications: Track record of functional leadership in
operations, administration, and/or facilities. Experience managing
vendor relationships across various functional areas. Understanding
of operational needs, risk mitigation, and physical plant
management from senior-level.
Executive Leadership and Management
Bring strategic lens to executive team, linking day-to-day details
and planning with organizational strategic plan and opportunities
that arise. Foresee problems and take ownership to implement
solutions to support the strength of the organization. Communicate
concisely and clearly with staff at all levels and with Board
Committees, particularly Board Treasurer. Provide consistent and
inclusive leadership through the implementation of changing
Key Qualifications: Outstanding communication skills with
experience working in collaboration with a diverse group of
colleagues toward a shared goal. Comfort with making and
communicating decisions. Experience leading system changes with
ability to identify potential barriers. Ability to maintain big
picture lens with attention to details.
Salary, Location, Benefits, and Covid Vaccination Expectations
The salary range for this role is $140,000 to $160,000, based on
experience. This is a full-time, exempt role, based in New York
City. Full benefits package is provided. Based on current
organizational policy, this hybrid position will have the option to
work remotely on a regular basis, with two days in the Manhattan
office per week and three days remote per week.
All staff are required to provide proof of Covid vaccination.
Reasonable accommodations may be granted on a case-by-case basis
for religious reasons and for documented medical reasons.
This search is being managed by Axis Talent Partners, a boutique
search firm that partners with social impact organizations.
Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW) is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified candidates
will receive consideration for employment without regard to
disability, protected veteran status, race, color, religious creed,
national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, sexual
orientation/gender identity, age, or genetic information. NEW
encourages and welcomes applications from all qualified
individuals, including women, Brown and Black individuals, persons
with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community.
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