AUCD is currently seeking a Director of Finance and Grants Administration to oversee all financial aspects of the Association including responsibility for the flow of financial information to the Executive Director, Board of Directors and, where necessary, external parties such as grantors, investors or financial institutions. This position encompasses a wide range of finance and grant/contract management responsibilities from day to day accounting, budgeting and tracking to advising the Board and senior leadership on sound fiscal strategies. The office is located in downtown Silver Spring, MD, one block from the red line Silver Spring Metro station.
AUCD is a national nonprofit organization that promotes and supports a national network of interdisciplinary centers on disabilities. Its member centers represent every US state and territory and include 67 University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), 52 Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Programs and 14 Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers (IDDRC). Together, these organizations advance policy and practice through research, education, leadership, and services for and with individuals with developmental and other disabilities, their families and communities, in support of independence, productivity, and a satisfying quality of life.
The Director of Finance and Grants Administration will work closely with the Associate Executive Director, administration and program directors, and accountants to provide overall coordination and monitoring of AUCD finances to achieve the following:
Oversee Organization's Accounting and Finance Functions (40%)
Administers the organization's accounting and finance functions as well as identification of areas of improvement and strategic guidance for the organization's financial and accounting management
Primary contact to AUCD's outsourced accounting firm (that provides transactional support, monthly close process and monthly internal financial reporting)
Schedules and leads monthly Board Finance Committee calls by preparing financial documents, financial narratives and other documents requested by the Finance Committee
Maintains finance and accounting policy and procedures, manuals, forms, tools
Grants and Contracts Management and Reporting (40%)
Manages a complex array of prime awards and sub-awards from proposal to closeout stage including drafting and negotiating terms and conditions, submitting invoices and donor reports, and drawing down funds
Maintains federal awards in compliance with Uniform Guidance for Federal Awards
Files quarterly grant reports as required by each granting agency and submitting any other financial related reports as required by the grants (including FFRs)
Supports senior staff in developing and managing budgets for new projects and programs
Develops annual Indirect Rate proposal and submission
Institutional, Grants and Contracts Level Budgeting (10%)
Develops organization's annual operating and capital budget
Develops all proposal, grants and contracts budgets
Works with program directors on monthly budget analysis as well as organization-wide
Internal Controls and Process Improvement (5%)
Refines templates and produces new ones to comply with changing regulations
Develops materials and tools to implement new policies and procedures
Managing auditor and investment bank relationship (5%)
Manages organization's audit process, 990 and 1099s
Manages the organization's investment portfolio
AUCD provides health, dental, disability, life insurance and retirement benefits; and three weeks' vacation plus sick and personal days and paid holidays. This position is an opportunity to exercise your creativity and initiative and work in a fast-paced yet relaxed office atmosphere, in support of improving the quality of life with and for people with intellectual and other disabilities and their families.
Via email only, submit 1) a letter of interest, 2) a resume of relevant experience, and 3) names and contact information for three references to: Laura Martin, Senior Director, Operations and Development, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bachelor's degree in Finance or other relevant degree and 5-10 years' work experience in, and superior knowledge of, nonprofit financial management, with multiple projects and demonstrated accounting and financial analysis experience.
Deep knowledge of federal and public grant funding and budgeting.
Experience in project management and bridge-building across cross-functional teams.
Excellent analytical, detailed-oriented and task management skills with ability to link to big picture.
Exceptional interpersonal, oral and written presentation and communication skills.
Mastery of financial management systems including proficiency in MS Excel as well as strong proficiency in annual budget development.
Preferred but not required: a graduate degree in Finance or related field (MBA, MPA, etc.), and experience in monitoring and analyzing fundraising/development funds.
About Association of University Centers of Disabilities
The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) is a membership organization that supports and promotes a national network of university-based interdisciplinary programs. Network members consist of:
67 University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), funded by the Administration on Intellectual Developmental Disabilities (AIDD)
52 Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Programs funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)
14 Developmental Disability Research Centers (IDDRC), most of which are funded by the National Institute for Child Health and Development (NICHD)
These programs serve and are located in every U.S. state and territory and are all part of universities or medical centers. They serve as a bridge between the university and the community, bringing together the resources of both to achieve meaningful change.
AUCD supports this national network through:
Leadership on major social problems affecting all people living with developmental or other disabilities or special health needs
Advocacy with Congress and executive branch agencies that fund and regulate programs used ...by people with disabilities
Networking and partnering with other national organizations to advance the network's national agendas
Promoting communication within the network and with other groups by collecting, organizing, and disseminating data on network activities and accomplishments
Technical assistance provision on a broad range of topics