Director, Finance and Administration: Covenant House PA

Posted November 20th, 2014 at 10:49 am.

PURPOSE OF POSITION: The Director of Finance and Administration will be a strategic thought-partner with, and report directly to, the executive director (ED). The successful candidate will be a hands-on and participative manager and will lead, supervise, and develop an internal team to support the following areas: finance, business planning and budgeting, office administration, facilities, food service, information technology, and human resources.

The Director of Finance and Administration will play a critical role in partnering with the senior leadership team in strategic decision making and operations as Covenant House Pennsylvania continues to enhance and expand its quality programming. This position will provide finance and operations leadership to maximize, strengthen, and build the internal capacity of a well-respected, high-impact organization, as well as support and lead strategic expansion initiatives.

Responsibilities and Essential Duties

  • Finance – Oversight of Finance function, including: budgeting, financial planning, internal and external reporting, grants management, audit, cash flow and forecasting, contracts, receivables, payroll, purchasing, payables, and risk management. Supervision of Controller and Bookkeeper/Accountant.
  • Office Administration – Oversight of the office administration function. Supervision of an office manager and reception.
  • Facilities – Oversight of the physical infrastructure, physical plant, and maintenance of two buildings and three vehicles. Supervision of facilities and maintenance staff.
  • Human Resources – Oversight of the human resources function and associated policies. Supervision of human resources staff.
  • Information Technology – Manage the information technology function, including hardware, software network infrastructure, telephone system, and security/camera systems. Supervision of IT staff.
  • Food Services – Oversee commercial kitchen and food service, providing three meals and a snack in a 51-bed residential facility 24/7/365. Oversight, management, and supervision of food service coordinator and cook.
  • Legal Affairs – Coordinate with outside counsel on corporate and legal matters as necessary
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Education: Bachelor’s Degree required, ideally with an MBA/CPA or related degree.

Experience: At least 7-10 years of overall professional experience; ideally 6+ years of broad financial and operations management experience.


The ideal candidate is a proactive, strategic, collaborative, mission-driven, problem-solver who can think and operate at the vision, strategy, and tactical levels and who is driven to deliver. The ideal candidate also has experience of final responsibility for the quality and content of all financial data, reporting and audit coordination for either a division or significant program area. Other qualifications include:

  • Strong leadership, management, and supervision skills, ideally with significant experience leading diverse operational functions
  • Ability to translate financial concepts to – and to effectively collaborate with — programmatic and fundraising colleagues who do not necessarily have finance backgrounds
  • A track record in grants management
  • Technology savvy with experience selecting and overseeing software installations and managing relationships with software vendors; knowledge of accounting and reporting software
  • Commitment to training programs that maximize individual and organization goals across the organization including best practices in human resources activities
  • 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 Covenant House Pennsylvania.


How to apply

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Filed under: Executive Level by Margie DuBrow

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