To support ASTC’s operations as a 501(c)(3) non-profit membership association that receives funding from a variety of sources including its members, philanthropic partners, and Federal agencies, ASTC is seeking a Senior Manager of Finance and Administration to manage the organization’s financial planning and reporting, as well as administration of basic office operations and human resources functions in support of the association’s small staff.
With ASTC’s Chief Operating Officer, the Senior Manager of Finance and Administration will be responsible for ensuring that the organization maintains strong fiscal and administrative management to meet its obligations for responsible use of member dues and grant funds, while planning for long-term financial sustainability.
The Senior Manager of Finance and Administration will be responsible for three core areas of ASTC’s operations, including: (1) managing regular finance and accounting processes, reporting, and planning; (2) ensuring compliance with financial policies and controls, especially as they relate to the expenditure of Federal government grant monies; and (3) overseeing office administration, including staff records, benefits and human-resources consultants, and other operational vendor management.
The ideal candidate for Senior Manager of Finance and Administration will be an experienced finance manager with a clear record of high-performance in finance and administration within small organizations. Candidates should have deep knowledge of nonprofit financial management and be experienced with the financial controls required for administration of Federal government grants, as well as considerations in planning and managing for a mix of both earned and contributed revenue sources. Direct experience with membership associations is desired, but not required. Candidates for this job must be experienced managers who can provide oversight of the Staff Accountant, as well as leadership in financial and administration practices across the organization. They will be driven by ASTC’s mission, team culture, and strategic direction.
Desired experience includes:
Deep experience in nonprofit financial management, processes, and requirements.
Track record of leading processes that support financial planning and P&L management, particularly in small, high-performing organizations
Experience with Federal government grant budgeting, management, and reporting
Knowledge of Great Plains financial software
Experience managing external financial services, business administration, benefits administration, and human resources vendors, conducting service reviews, developing and issuing requests for proposal, and selecting new service providers
Knowledge of the dynamics of working within a professional membership association, network, society, or similar organization (preferred but not required)
About Association of Science-Technology Centers
The Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) is a professional membership organization that supports the future success of science centers, science museums, and related institutions dedicated to public engagement with science. ASTC encourages excellence and innovation in science learning by serving, linking, and advancing the common goals of its members in North America and across the globe. Through strategic alliances and partnerships, ASTC supports its members in addressing global challenges locally through community engagement with science and technology. ASTC works with its members in advancing equity, inclusion, and accessibility with the diverse communities and among everyone who visits and works in science centers and science museums.
Founded in 1973, ASTC now supports nearly 700 members, including nearly 500 science centers, science museums, and related institutions, such as nature centers, aquariums, planetariums, zoos, botanical gardens, and natural history and children's museums. ASTC members also include companies and nonprofit organizations that support science learning. ASTC is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit educational organization.
ASTC is engaged in... a transformative process to implement a new strategic direction for the association to better support its members. ASTC is building capacity across the organization towards its future efforts to:
• Make the case for the work of science centers and museums
• Identify future trends and frontiers that have broad impact on society and equity, and help ASTC members prepare, respond, and lead
• Connect ASTC members—including current and future leaders—for idea exchange, learning, and collaboration