Director of Finance (Leadership Conference)

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education Fund
Washington, DC

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education Fund seek an experienced and knowledgeable finance expert with the ability to provide wise and proactive counsel, establish effective and efficient internal systems, and guide a team to provide sophisticated financial management to advance the critical civil rights agenda.

 

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a 501(c)(4) organization, is the premier coalition of more than 200 organizations which promotes and protects civil and human rights in the America. The Leadership Conference has coordinated national lobbying efforts on behalf of every major civil rights law since 1957. The Leadership Conference Education Fund, a 501(c)(3) organization, builds public will for federal policies that promote and protect civil and human rights in the US. Founded in 1969 as the education and research arm of The Leadership Conference, the Education Fund’s campaigns and programs empower advocates to push for progressive change in the US. The Leadership Conference and The Education Fund have a combined budget of $15.5M for FY18 and are each governed by a board of directors.

 

There are no organizations in the country better positioned to lead the fight for civil rights today. The Leadership Conference and The Education Fund develop and execute coordinated campaigns and programs to further democracy, justice, and opportunity for all. Under the new leadership of influential civil rights lawyer Vanita Gupta, the organization remains at the vanguard of progressive leadership needed to counter broad attacks on basic American democratic institutions and lay the groundwork for affirmative civil rights goals.

 

To achieve these goals, the Leadership Conference/The Education Fund seek a Director of Finance to ensure it maintains a financial operation as efficient and modern as its political arm. The Director of Finance facilitates and supports the organizations and all of their parts so that programmatic work is carried out in an effective and efficient manner. The Director will oversee all major financial operations for the organizations and collaborate on organizational planning, management issues and upgrading of operations. The Director leads a four-member team that includes a Grants Accounting Manager, Accounting Manager, Staff Accountant, and Office Manager to deliver exceptional financial services across the organizations.