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Director of Finance and Administration

Jersey City, NJ, USA | Non Profit Organization

  • Industry:
    Non-Profit / Social Enterprise
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Accounting / Control
    Finance (Internal)
    General Management
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
Job Description:
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The New Jersey Consortium for Immigrant Children (NJCIC) is seeking a Director of Finance and Administration to join our growing team to support our legal and policy programs and overall operation of the organization. This is a part-time position. 

About NJCIC 

The New Jersey Consortium for Immigrant Children (NJCIC) works with NJ’s young immigrants and their allies to advance their full, fearless participation in our society. NJCIC seeks lawful status for immigrant youth and advocates for system-wide change in the areas of education, access to justice, and health equity. Our ultimate goal is a NJ where every young immigrant has lawful status and the opportunity to advance, and where families can stay together and thrive. We want NJ to be a welcoming and inclusive state for all children - a place where every young immigrant has the opportunity to feel secure, advance, and achieve success in their lives.

Job Responsibilities

The Director of Finance and Administration will join a dynamic and growing organization at a key time in its development and expansion. NJCIC is in the process of becoming an independent 501(C)(3) and will be branching off from its fiscal sponsor in 2023. In collaboration with the Executive Director, the Director will lead the organization’s budget and accounting efforts, develop the organizational infrastructure, and help develop and implement HR policies. 

The Director of Finance and Administration will:

• Oversee the organization’s budgetary process, financial reporting, and accounting system;

• Manage funding allocated to the organization’s legal and policy programs;

• Assist with strategic financial planning, together with Executive Director and Executive Committee;

• Plan and develop HR policies for a growing non-profit;

• Oversee the development of internal HR operations - including payroll, 401(k) and the selection of an HR platform;

• Assist with the organization’s operations - including IT; 

• Support the organization’s development efforts and collaborate with grant reporting;

• Execute other responsibilities as determined by the Executive Director.

The successful candidate will join a small team and will have opportunities to grow in the role. This position is an excellent fit for a seasoned professional looking for part-time employment or for someone returning to the workforce with relevant experience. The ideal candidate must be passionate about helping immigrant communities, have a hands-on collaborative approach, and want the challenge of developing an organization from the ground up. 


• Bachelor’s Degree in business or related field or equivalent, and minimum of 5-7 years of related experience. A Master’s degree is preferred.

• Experience with financial administration and budget preparation for grants and contracts, preferably related to legal services.

• Strong communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.

• Demonstrated skills and proficiency in desktop office applications, especially in using spreadsheets and manipulating them with advanced features and functions for financial planning and program management.

• Passionate about advancing immigrant children’s rights and engaging in anti-racist work.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience working in non-profit sector, particularly legal services organization or organization serving marginalized communities

• Experience in grant writing and reporting, or in development 

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