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FOCUS North America is a national, faith-based non-profit organization that provides sustainable services to the homeless and working poor of America. Through targeted feeding, job-creation, housing, and community distribution programs, FOCUS seeks to transform people’s lives, moving them from dependency to self-sufficiency. One of FOCUS’ key activities is supplying school-aged children with the resources they need to stay in school and succeed in their educational environment.
We have two job openings available:
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Summary: The Finance Manager is responsible for all financial functions including accounting, payments and banking, payroll, budgeting, financial reporting and grant financial management and compliance. The Finance Manager, in support of FOCUS Centers and programs, provides timely reports and assistance to local directors to ensure that financial resources are used efficiently and effectively. The Finance Manager reports to the Executive Director and is part of the senior leadership team.
- Oversee and implement accounting for all revenue and expenses across the organization. Review and approve all center-based financial expenditures.
- Manage and implement payroll, payables and banking operations.
- Prepare, analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly and annual financial statements;
- Coordinate and lead the annual audit process, liaise with external auditors and the finance committee of the board of directors; assess any changes necessary.
- Oversee and lead annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with senior management; administer and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes and keep senior leadership team abreast of the organization’s financial status.
- Monitor and manage all revenue streams including individual donations, grants and gift-in-kind commodity contributions.
- Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting.
- Effectively communicate and present the critical financial matters to the board of directors.
- Implement FOCUS policy decisions.
- Participate in the FOCUS strategic planning process.
- Ensure that staff are provided with the necessary financial support to discharge their responsibilities in a satisfactory manner.
- Minimum of a B.A., ideally with an MBA/CPA or related degree
- At least 5 years of overall professional experience; ideally 5+ years of nonprofit financial experience
- The ideal candidate has experience ensuring the quality and content of all financial data, reporting and audit coordination for either a nonprofit division or significant program
- Ability to translate financial concepts to – and to effectively collaborate with -- programmatic and fundraising colleagues who do not necessarily have finance backgrounds
- knowledge of accounting and reporting software
- A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organization and problem solving skills which support and enable sound decision making
- Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
- A multi-tasker with the ability to wear many hats in a fast-paced environment
- Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of FOCUS North America
Working Conditions: Stationed in Pittsburgh, PA; some local and national travel required to work with various FOCUS operational centers; business attire mandatory for external relations and meetings.
National Program Intern
Location: Orange County, California
Summary: The Program Internship will provide practical, hands-on project management training and skills development in the context of a multi-million dollar community engagement and distribution program implemented in more than 20 cities across the United States. This is a high-level internship that requires a high-performance and driven individual who is seeking to gain a deep understanding of community and volunteer engagement, and the federally-mandated social services framework. Qualified candidates who are interested in domestic or international social services, social entrepreneurship, or community development programs is encouraged to apply.
Responsibilities: The intern is responsible for supporting the various needs of a nationally-implemented community engagement and distribution program including: engaging local faith-based communities and volunteers, managing volunteer engagement and participation in FOCUS program activities, keeping detailed distribution records of goods/items delivered to beneficiaries, communicating with local government officials to ensure timely receipt and delivery of goods/items delivered, engaging local volunteers to support fundraising events and activities. The FOCUS North America Program Intern reports to the Program Director.
Specific Responsibilities are not limited to, but will include:
- Support Program Director in implementation of a national community engagement and distribution program.
- Assist with volunteer coordination and engagement.
- Assist with planning and preparing fundraising events and activities.
- Maintain detailed distribution records for goods/items given to program beneficiaries.
- Participate in acquiring beneficiary profiles and preparation of public relation materials.
- Participate in the program strategic planning process.
- Periodically visit with local government officials in program areas of operation, nationwide.
- Assess and review program status on a periodic basis with FOCUS national staff.
- Perform other duties as required.
Knowledge and Skills: Advanced communication skills (writing and speaking); familiarity with record keeping using spreadsheets and databases; basic understanding of domestic social service ideologies and programs; knowledge of Orthodox Christian Church doctrines and traditions; computer proficiency.
Competencies: Cultural and local area sensitivity; ability to understand and work with homeless, impoverished and vulnerable communities and demographics; ability to build volunteer relationships between FOCUS and Orthodox churches, communities and leaders; ability to represent FOCUS professionally and respectfully; foster a sense of teamwork among volunteers.
Education: College degree; advanced degree in social work, community development, nonprofit management or related field preferred.
Experience: None required, but preference will be given to candidates with experience working/volunteering for non-profit organizations.
Working Conditions: Stationed in FOCUS’ office in Orange County, California, with some national travel required to speak on behalf of FOCUS/promote FOCUS activities. FOCUS will pay for all program-related travel expenses and will, in addition, provide a fixed monthly stipend to the successful candidate.