FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

The Faith & Politics Institute (FPI) seeks a full-time Finance & Development Director (FDD) to provide key finance and development management.  This position performs general accounting, book-keeping, and development functions while also providing critical leadership of the finance and development teams for FPI. The Finance Director & Development Director (FDD) reports directly to the Chief Operating Officer.

OVERVIEW

This exempt level position requires a hard-working, mission-driven, highly collaborative work style with a positive team-first attitude. S/he must demonstrate an ability to handle competing priorities in a growing organization, effectively leverage resources, meet multiple deadlines and balance numerous projects for the good of the organization. Equal parts integrity, compassion, patience and comity are necessary to address the sometimes unpredictable and at times deeply divided environment on Capitol Hill in a professional, poised, positive and productive manner.

This is a general overview of some of the details of the duties you are expected to perform during the course of your employment. This document is not all inclusive and your responsibilities will change as the needs of the business change.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Financial and Development Management

Finance

  • Prepares and receives vendor invoices;

  • Inputs deposits, vendor invoices and donor invoices;

  • Makes bank deposits;

  • Mails vendor checks;

  • Tracks receipts with explanations for credit card reconciliation;

  • Files reimbursements for President and Board;   

  • Works closely with Controller and Outside Auditing firm;

  • Trains as a back-up to the Chief Operating Officer on financial items;  

Development

  • Assists COO with Donor Relations, Donor Management, and Donor stewardship;

  • Coordinates with the Executive Assistant/Office Manager in managing distribution lists through Raiser’s Edge;  

  • Produces all material related to Development including appeals, newsletters and mailings in coordination with the Programs team;

  • Tracks and leads Grant deadlines for the organization;

  • Maintains Donor database and file system.

Assistance on Office Administration

  • Performs administrative and clerical duties;  

  • Manages pertinent incoming and outgoing mail in collaboration with the Executive Assistant/Office Manager;

  • Guides new employees and interns on financial and development procedures;

  • Assists in maintaining confidential financial files and personnel files.


PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPECTATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or a minimum of 2 years of specialized professional experience;

  • Knowledge of all Microsoft programs;

  • Must have some familiarity with QuickBooks and Raisers Edge or similar Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) programs;   

  • Accounting experience preferred;

  • Grant-writing skills a plus;

  • Warm and welcoming demeanor both in person and on the telephone;

  • Exceptional at resolving any problems efficiently and in a timely manner;

  • High level of integrity and ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality;  

  • Ability to manage numerous project at one time, be detail-oriented, and follow-through with a high level of accuracy;

  • Positive; proactive; and team focused attitude;   

  • Assists with programs, events, and activities as directed;

  • Establishes and maintains positive relationships with supervisors, colleagues, and stakeholders;

  • Accepts and acts on performance based criticism and direction;

  • Adheres to the office attendance policy;

  • Works well under pressure and handles stress with grace;

  • Ability to travel (but travel requirements will be minimal);

  • Works a flexible schedule that may include long hours, nights, and weekends on occasion; and;

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

WORKING CONDITIONS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to handle or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms in performance of duties. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The employee may also be regularly required to travel by automobile, walking short distances, taking trains or air travel to achieve work goals. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the Director's job.

STAFF SUPPORT

The Finance & Development Director will be required to provide Executive support to multiple individuals in the organization. This will require the FDD to successfully manage and balance multiple and competing priorities to accommodate assignments.

DIRECT REPORT

The FDD will have onboarding and supervisory responsibility for Finance and Development interns who staff the office. S/he will ensure all direct and indirect relationships between those interns and staff are clearly defined and properly executed and managed.

ABOUT FAITH AND POLITICS

The Faith & Politics Institute is a Washington-based non-profit organization that inspires political leaders to reflect and engage with one another for the good of our nation. Over the last 25 years, we’ve brought hundreds of political leaders together through our bipartisan work. Yet, there is still much to be done.

Today, when our leaders are so divided on issues they often don’t listen to one another, our work is more important than ever. This is why Faith & Politics Institute has set these three goals over the next two years:

  • Strengthen personal leadership through spiritually grounded group dialogue and reflection.
  • Bridge divides of political affiliation, faith and race by inspiring conversations around the values our nation’s leaders share – conscience, courage and compassion.
  • Advance democracy by cultivating mutual respect, moral reflection and honest conversatio

Interested individuals should contact Rich Bland, Chief Operating Officer

Richard.bland@faithandpolitics.org