The Hope Center for College, Community and Justice, at Temple University is seeking an Assistant Director of Finance and Administration to join our growing team. As a mission-driven organization we take seriously the importance of rigorous research, engagement, communication activities, and advocacy. Our diverse team is committed to communities that demand affordable, accessible, high-quality education from high school through higher education and beyond. Our teammates demonstrate why #RealCollege matters: we have collectively lived the challenges of navigating government bureaucracy and cash-strapped colleges, experienced the trauma and perils of living without financial stability, and experienced marginalization along nearly every possible line.
The Hope Center seeks an Associate Director of Finance and Administration who is passionate about addressing structural inequality and racial disparities and committed to sustaining a team that gets into what John Lewis called “good trouble” on a regular basis.
We are looking for an individual with experience and a strong skill set in the financial management of both grants and contracts within a Research I university. The Associate Director of Finance and Administration should be prepared to work closely with the Senior Director of Operations & Finance to problem-solve, take ownership over business and strategic initiatives, and “fight fires” where relevant. The Associate Director of Finance and Administration will work very closely with the Finance teams in the Lewis Katz School of Medicine and Temple University. The right candidate will support the Hope Center’s internal financial and administrative procedures to ensure Center goals are achieved and help to expand our portfolio to establish the Center as a Service Core at Temple University.
It is an exciting and difficult time to be working on creating significant social change. We seek teammates who are committed to our mission, committed to creating and sustaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment, and are capable and comfortable with working effectively in a fast-paced environment. Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree and at least 5 years of related experience in grants administration and financial management in research universities. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Required Skills & Abilities:
- A desire to reduce structural inequality and racial disparities
- Emotional Intelligence and ability to excel in and immerse oneself in an environment that engages sensitive cultural, gender, racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic issues.
- Proven experience managing finances and administration for a substantial portfolio of grants and contracts
- A demonstrated track record of excelling at internal and external stakeholder relationships, especially internal relationships across departments
- A strong work ethic: ability to be self-motivated and take ownership over tasks
- Adaptability and the ability to multi-task, manage multiple projects, and think creatively
- Proactive, self-directed mentality with a hunger to learn and a willingness to take on responsibilities sometimes outside of one’s “lane”
- Ability to communicate, present and influence credibly and effectively at all levels of the organization
- Proven ability to rapidly improve inefficient processes
- Natural relationship-building skills, with a focus on integrity and reliability
- Expert at Microsoft Office Suite and Google Apps (the Hope Center also uses Slack, Asana, and Dropbox)
This is a grant funded position.
This position requires a background check
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Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.
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